The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 381 362 364
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 232 219 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.56% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 172 165
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£450 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £326 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Pair Programming
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK.

Pair Programming Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 215 £470 +10.58% 64
London +21 163 £479 +3.56% 44
City of London +38 38 £425 -23.93% 18
Yorkshire +8 24 £450 +38.46% 3
West Yorkshire +14 21 £450 +38.46% 2
Leeds +3 16 £450 +38.46% 2
Scotland -1 14 £400 +1.58% 3
South East -35 11 £400 +3.22% 7
Edinburgh -3 9 £400 +1.58% 2
North West -44 6 £450 +28.57% 8
Berkshire - 6 £231 - 1
East of England +10 5 £500 +66.66% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £325 -
Slough - 5 £300 -
Surrey +5 4 £425 +13.33% 3
Manchester - 4 £363 - 6
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £325 -
Wales -5 1 £450 +50.00% 1
South West -11 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Oxford - - - - 1
Plymouth - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reigate - - - -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Pair Programming.

1 469 (93.43%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (82.27%) TDD
3 306 (60.96%) Java
4 208 (41.43%) JavaScript
5 196 (39.04%) BDD
6 192 (38.25%) Scrum
7 179 (35.66%) Continuous Integration
8 161 (32.07%) HTML
9 123 (24.50%) CSS
10 105 (20.92%) HTML5
11 100 (19.92%) OO
12 97 (19.32%) Web Services
13 92 (18.33%) Spring
14 91 (18.13%) Linux
15 87 (17.33%) AngularJS
16 85 (16.93%) RESTful
17 83 (16.53%) Git (software)
18 81 (16.14%) MVC
19 80 (15.94%) SQL
20 79 (15.74%) Open Source
20 79 (15.74%) User Stories
21 78 (15.54%) CSS3
21 78 (15.54%) .NET
22 77 (15.34%) XML
22 77 (15.34%) Ruby
23 75 (14.94%) Python
24 73 (14.54%) Scala
25 71 (14.14%) REST
26 69 (13.75%) Cucumber
26 69 (13.75%) Kanban

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Pair Programming. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (13.15%) Node.js
2 31 (6.18%) Tomcat
3 18 (3.59%) CMS
3 18 (3.59%) Apache
4 17 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (2.79%) Umbraco
6 13 (2.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (2.59%) Confluence
6 13 (2.59%) Kentico
7 6 (1.20%) JBoss
8 3 (0.60%) Jetty
8 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.40%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.40%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.40%) FileNet
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
Applications
1 9 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.80%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.00%) GitHub
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.40%) SaaS
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.40%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.20%) Route 53
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.59%) HTTP
2 9 (1.79%) LDAP
3 5 (1.00%) Internet
4 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.20%) SSL
5 1 (0.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.95%) Relational Database
2 59 (11.75%) NoSQL
3 40 (7.97%) MongoDB
4 35 (6.97%) SQL Server
5 31 (6.18%) RDBMS
6 19 (3.78%) Hadoop
6 19 (3.78%) Big Data
7 18 (3.59%) MySQL
8 15 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.19%) Couchbase
10 8 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.00%) Redis
12 5 (1.00%) RavenDB
13 4 (0.80%) HBase
13 4 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 83 (16.53%) Git (software)
2 69 (13.75%) Cucumber
3 63 (12.55%) JUnit
4 51 (10.16%) jMock
5 41 (8.17%) Selenium
5 41 (8.17%) Jenkins
6 40 (7.97%) Jasmine
7 28 (5.58%) Mocha
8 27 (5.38%) Maven
9 26 (5.18%) JIRA
10 23 (4.58%) QUnit
11 22 (4.38%) IntelliJ
12 21 (4.18%) TeamCity
13 19 (3.78%) Subversion
14 18 (3.59%) Mockito
14 18 (3.59%) WebDriver
15 17 (3.39%) Capybara
16 16 (3.19%) Grunt
16 16 (3.19%) FitNesse
17 15 (2.99%) NUnit
General
1 55 (10.96%) Banking
2 46 (9.16%) Investment Banking
3 38 (7.57%) Finance
4 15 (2.99%) Front Office
5 8 (1.59%) Games
6 5 (1.00%) Electronics
6 5 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.60%) Retail
7 3 (0.60%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 414 (82.47%) Developer
2 177 (35.26%) Java Developer
3 50 (9.96%) Senior Developer
4 44 (8.76%) .NET Developer
5 32 (6.37%) Agile Java Developer
6 31 (6.18%) C# Developer
7 23 (4.58%) Architect
7 23 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (4.38%) Web Developer
9 21 (4.18%) Technical Architect
9 21 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (3.98%) Ruby Developer
10 20 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (3.78%) Scala Developer
12 16 (3.19%) Front-End Developer
13 15 (2.99%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.79%) Analyst
14 14 (2.79%) Lead Developer
14 14 (2.79%) PHP Developer
14 14 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (32.07%) HTML
2 123 (24.50%) CSS
3 105 (20.92%) HTML5
4 97 (19.32%) Web Services
5 92 (18.33%) Spring
6 87 (17.33%) AngularJS
7 85 (16.93%) RESTful
8 78 (15.54%) CSS3
8 78 (15.54%) .NET
9 77 (15.34%) XML
10 71 (14.14%) REST
11 67 (13.35%) Hibernate
12 52 (10.36%) JSON
13 42 (8.37%) Backbone.js
14 34 (6.77%) jQuery
15 31 (6.18%) J2SE
16 30 (5.98%) ASP.NET
17 28 (5.58%) Sass
18 26 (5.18%) WCF
19 25 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.74%) Open Source
2 40 (7.97%) User Experience
3 22 (4.38%) Fixed Income
4 15 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.59%) Digital Media
6 13 (2.59%) Social Media
7 9 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.39%) Web 2.0
9 7 (1.39%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.00%) DTV
11 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.80%) Blog
12 3 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (0.60%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.60%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 91 (18.13%) Linux
2 19 (3.78%) Android
3 12 (2.39%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.39%) UNIX
5 2 (0.40%) Windows
6 1 (0.20%) Solaris
6 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (93.43%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (82.27%) TDD
3 196 (39.04%) BDD
4 192 (38.25%) Scrum
5 179 (35.66%) Continuous Integration
6 100 (19.92%) OO
7 81 (16.14%) MVC
8 79 (15.74%) User Stories
9 69 (13.75%) Kanban
10 61 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 60 (11.95%) DevOps
12 56 (11.16%) Technical Analysis
13 55 (10.96%) Mentoring
14 52 (10.36%) Software Engineering
14 52 (10.36%) E-Commerce
15 45 (8.96%) Web Development
16 44 (8.76%) OOD
17 40 (7.97%) Refactoring
18 32 (6.37%) Extreme Programming
19 31 (6.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 306 (60.96%) Java
2 208 (41.43%) JavaScript
3 80 (15.94%) SQL
4 77 (15.34%) Ruby
5 75 (14.94%) Python
6 73 (14.54%) Scala
7 66 (13.15%) C#
8 35 (6.97%) Groovy
9 27 (5.38%) PHP
10 16 (3.19%) C++
11 11 (2.19%) Perl
12 9 (1.79%) XAML
13 7 (1.39%) Clojure
14 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.00%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.80%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.80%) AWK
16 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.80%) sed
Qualifications
1 59 (11.75%) Degree
2 10 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (10.36%) QA
System Software
1 16 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.60%) Docker
3 2 (0.40%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (3.19%) Graylog
2 5 (1.00%) Puppet
3 4 (0.80%) Oozie
4 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.40%) Salt
4 2 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.40%) SCOM
5 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 58 (11.55%) Oracle
2 40 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.19%) VMware
3 16 (3.19%) Akamai
3 16 (3.19%) New Relic
4 13 (2.59%) EPiServer
4 13 (2.59%) Sitecore
5 11 (2.19%) Zend
6 4 (0.80%) IBM
7 3 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.60%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.60%) Splunk
8 2 (0.40%) Twitter
8 2 (0.40%) ATG
8 2 (0.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.20%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe
9 1 (0.20%) ILOG
9 1 (0.20%) CODA
9 1 (0.20%) Symantec
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