The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 265 348 367
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +19
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 490 330 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.73% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 255 196
Median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +82 483 £500 +2.04% 91
London +18 286 £518 +3.50% 60
Yorkshire +67 72 £425 -5.55% 3
West Yorkshire +57 62 £425 -5.55% 3
Leeds - 61 £425 - 3
City of London +54 59 £525 - 13
South East +27 51 £500 +24.22% 12
North West +18 42 £500 +29.03% 7
Manchester +10 35 £500 +17.64% 6
East of England +30 15 £488 -7.14% 2
Oxfordshire +9 14 £375 -6.83% 3
Berkshire +16 13 £525 - 2
Oxford -4 12 £375 -6.83% 1
South West +7 11 £375 -3.22% 4
South Yorkshire - 9 £438 -
Bracknell - 9 £525 - 2
Sheffield - 8 £438 -
Cambridgeshire - 8 - -
Hertfordshire +19 7 £488 +8.33%
East Sussex +15 7 £538 -2.27% 1
Brighton +11 7 £538 -2.27%
West Sussex +1 7 £538 +13.15% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £475 -
Somerset +19 6 £375 - 1
Worthing -14 6 £525 +10.52%
Bath - 6 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £475 -
Croydon - 6 £513 -
Scotland -5 4 £243 -35.33% 1
Tyne and Wear -45 4 £500 +17.64% 1

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 1009 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 908 (84.70%) TDD
3 727 (67.82%) Java
4 567 (52.89%) Scrum
5 454 (42.35%) BDD
6 446 (41.60%) Continuous Integration
7 363 (33.86%) JavaScript
8 302 (28.17%) HTML
9 296 (27.61%) Spring
10 288 (26.87%) Scala
11 278 (25.93%) Kanban
12 262 (24.44%) CSS
13 238 (22.20%) Git (software)
14 222 (20.71%) NoSQL
15 213 (19.87%) REST
16 200 (18.66%) HTML5
17 187 (17.44%) Open Source
18 186 (17.35%) Web Services
19 176 (16.42%) AngularJS
20 167 (15.58%) RESTful
21 157 (14.65%) Software Engineering
22 154 (14.37%) Jenkins
23 152 (14.18%) Node.js
24 150 (13.99%) Continuous Delivery
25 148 (13.81%) OO
25 148 (13.81%) MongoDB
26 147 (13.71%) CSS3
27 140 (13.06%) E-Commerce
28 139 (12.97%) MVC
28 139 (12.97%) Microservices

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (5.32%) Apache Spark
2 45 (4.20%) Tomcat
3 32 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (2.61%) Apache
5 19 (1.77%) Jetty
6 16 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (1.31%) Confluence
8 13 (1.21%) Apache TomEE
9 12 (1.12%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.93%) Mule
11 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.65%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.19%) IIS
15 2 (0.19%) JBoss
15 2 (0.19%) Liferay
15 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
16 1 (0.093%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 19 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.37%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.68%) Magento
2 16 (1.49%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.093%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 97 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.84%) GitHub
3 27 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (1.68%) Google Analytics
4 18 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.03%) Google Play
7 8 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.75%) Heroku
7 8 (0.75%) PaaS
8 6 (0.56%) SaaS
9 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.28%) Force.com
10 3 (0.28%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.093%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.093%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.62%) HTTP
2 28 (2.61%) Internet
3 6 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.47%) DVB
5 1 (0.093%) AMQP
5 1 (0.093%) Broadband
5 1 (0.093%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.093%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (20.71%) NoSQL
2 148 (13.81%) MongoDB
3 136 (12.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 78 (7.28%) Big Data
5 56 (5.22%) MySQL
6 55 (5.13%) Hadoop
7 49 (4.57%) SQL Server
8 47 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (3.08%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.49%) Hazelcast
11 15 (1.40%) MariaDB
11 15 (1.40%) Redis
12 14 (1.31%) Neo4j
13 12 (1.12%) HBase
14 11 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.75%) Apache Hive
18 7 (0.65%) Couchbase
18 7 (0.65%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 238 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 154 (14.37%) Jenkins
3 134 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 104 (9.70%) Maven
5 102 (9.51%) Gradle
6 70 (6.53%) JUnit
7 58 (5.41%) Selenium
8 55 (5.13%) Mockito
9 51 (4.76%) Subversion
10 49 (4.57%) IntelliJ
11 44 (4.10%) JIRA
12 42 (3.92%) Jasmine
13 38 (3.54%) Mercurial
14 37 (3.45%) Hudson
15 31 (2.89%) WebDriver
16 29 (2.71%) Mocha
17 28 (2.61%) Eclipse
18 27 (2.52%) Protractor
19 24 (2.24%) Appium
19 24 (2.24%) TeamCity
General
1 127 (11.85%) Finance
2 89 (8.30%) Banking
3 35 (3.26%) Publishing
4 27 (2.52%) Retail
5 20 (1.87%) Front Office
6 19 (1.77%) Games
6 19 (1.77%) Marketing
7 17 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.65%) Electronics
10 6 (0.56%) Back Office
11 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.37%) Advertising
13 1 (0.093%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.093%) French Language
13 1 (0.093%) Legal
13 1 (0.093%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 926 (86.38%) Developer
2 491 (45.80%) Java Developer
3 310 (28.92%) Agile Developer
4 261 (24.35%) Senior Developer
5 222 (20.71%) Agile Java Developer
6 203 (18.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 154 (14.37%) Scala Developer
8 108 (10.07%) JavaScript Developer
9 106 (9.89%) Senior Agile Developer
10 101 (9.42%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 84 (7.84%) Java Scala Developer
12 60 (5.60%) .NET Developer
13 57 (5.32%) HTML Developer
13 57 (5.32%) Python Developer
13 57 (5.32%) Senior Scala Developer
14 50 (4.66%) Node.js Developer
15 49 (4.57%) Full Stack Developer
16 47 (4.38%) C# Developer
16 47 (4.38%) Senior Java Scala Developer
17 44 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (28.17%) HTML
2 296 (27.61%) Spring
3 262 (24.44%) CSS
4 213 (19.87%) REST
5 200 (18.66%) HTML5
6 186 (17.35%) Web Services
7 176 (16.42%) AngularJS
8 167 (15.58%) RESTful
9 152 (14.18%) Node.js
10 147 (13.71%) CSS3
11 132 (12.31%) Hibernate
12 93 (8.68%) .NET
13 85 (7.93%) JSON
14 79 (7.37%) J2EE
15 74 (6.90%) Sass
16 68 (6.34%) Play Framework
17 65 (6.06%) Akka
18 58 (5.41%) React
19 57 (5.32%) spray
20 54 (5.04%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.34%) User Experience
2 42 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (2.89%) Derivative
5 22 (2.05%) iPad
6 21 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.21%) Social Media
8 12 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.03%) Interactive TV
10 10 (0.93%) Mathematics
11 9 (0.84%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
12 8 (0.75%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.75%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.65%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.65%) Grid Computing
14 5 (0.47%) Cryptography
14 5 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 113 (10.54%) Linux
2 60 (5.60%) Unix
3 42 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 41 (3.82%) Android
5 19 (1.77%) Windows
6 10 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.37%) Solaris
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.093%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1009 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 908 (84.70%) TDD
3 567 (52.89%) Scrum
4 454 (42.35%) BDD
5 446 (41.60%) Continuous Integration
6 278 (25.93%) Kanban
7 187 (17.44%) Open Source
8 157 (14.65%) Software Engineering
9 150 (13.99%) Continuous Delivery
10 148 (13.81%) OO
11 140 (13.06%) E-Commerce
12 139 (12.97%) Microservices
12 139 (12.97%) MVC
13 121 (11.29%) High Availability
14 116 (10.82%) DevOps
15 113 (10.54%) Automated Testing
16 105 (9.79%) Mentoring
17 102 (9.51%) Web Development
18 85 (7.93%) SOA
19 82 (7.65%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 727 (67.82%) Java
2 363 (33.86%) JavaScript
3 288 (26.87%) Scala
4 115 (10.73%) Python
5 112 (10.45%) SQL
6 107 (9.98%) Ruby
7 82 (7.65%) C#
8 78 (7.28%) Groovy
9 50 (4.66%) Clojure
10 40 (3.73%) PHP
11 35 (3.26%) ES6
12 30 (2.80%) C++
13 20 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.40%) Go
16 12 (1.12%) C
16 12 (1.12%) ECMAScript
17 9 (0.84%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.75%) Apex Code
18 8 (0.75%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 59 (5.50%) Degree
2 45 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.093%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (8.86%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.37%) SDET
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.093%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.093%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (7.37%) Docker
2 37 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.84%) HDFS
4 7 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.47%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.19%) vCloud
7 2 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.21%) Puppet
3 8 (0.75%) Ansible
3 8 (0.75%) Kibana
4 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.28%) Mesos
5 3 (0.28%) Oozie
5 3 (0.28%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.19%) Graphite
6 2 (0.19%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.19%) Sun Identity Manager
7 1 (0.093%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.093%) Grafana
7 1 (0.093%) logstash
7 1 (0.093%) Nagios
7 1 (0.093%) Packer
7 1 (0.093%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (3.92%) Oracle
2 38 (3.54%) Google
3 16 (1.49%) New Relic
4 14 (1.31%) VMware
5 13 (1.21%) CyberSource
5 13 (1.21%) Microsoft
6 12 (1.12%) Facebook
6 12 (1.12%) IBM
6 12 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.75%) Adobe
7 8 (0.75%) Optimizely
8 7 (0.65%) DataSynapse
8 7 (0.65%) SAP
9 6 (0.56%) OpenTV
9 6 (0.56%) Siebel
10 5 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
11 4 (0.37%) Zend
12 3 (0.28%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.28%) hybris
12 3 (0.28%) IBM Sterling
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Success Appointments
Rate: Unspecified £High Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £340 per day
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Bristol
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
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London
Next Ventures
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