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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 245 318 378
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +60
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 540 411 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 0.70% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.88% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 321 219
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +72 534 £500 +4.16% 104
London -4 314 £520 +4.00% 63
City of London +43 68 £500 -9.09% 24
Yorkshire +62 67 £423 -6.11% 6
South East +46 57 £450 +11.80% 15
West Yorkshire +51 54 £400 -11.11% 6
Leeds +55 53 £400 -5.88% 4
North West +32 48 £500 +5.26% 7
Manchester +11 34 £500 +5.26% 3
South West +28 22 £375 -3.22% 5
Oxfordshire +6 19 £400 -0.62% 8
Berkshire +27 18 £450 - 2
East of England +29 17 £488 -7.14% 4
Oxford -4 17 £400 -0.62% 1
South Yorkshire - 12 £438 -
Sheffield - 11 £438 -
Hertfordshire +22 10 £488 +8.33% 1
Somerset +21 10 £375 - 1
Westminster - 9 £425 -
Bracknell - 9 £525 - 2
Croydon - 8 £469 -
Brighton +14 7 £538 -2.27%
East Sussex +13 7 £538 -2.27%
Cheshire +10 7 £425 +12.58% 3
Bath - 6 £375 -
West Sussex - 6 £550 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 - - 1
Bristol -5 5 £450 +16.12% 2
North East -24 4 £500 +11.11%
Tyne and Wear -27 4 £500 +11.11%

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 1006 (93.23%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (82.76%) TDD
3 704 (65.25%) Java
4 542 (50.23%) Scrum
5 474 (43.93%) BDD
6 450 (41.71%) Continuous Integration
7 373 (34.57%) JavaScript
8 327 (30.31%) Scala
9 313 (29.01%) HTML
10 288 (26.69%) Spring
11 278 (25.76%) CSS
12 269 (24.93%) Kanban
13 267 (24.75%) Git (software)
14 218 (20.20%) HTML5
15 197 (18.26%) Open Source
16 186 (17.24%) RESTful
17 183 (16.96%) REST
18 178 (16.50%) NoSQL
19 177 (16.40%) Web Services
19 177 (16.40%) AngularJS
20 170 (15.76%) Node.js
21 169 (15.66%) OO
22 163 (15.11%) Jenkins
23 160 (14.83%) CSS3
24 150 (13.90%) Software Engineering
25 146 (13.53%) E-Commerce
26 145 (13.44%) Microservices
27 141 (13.07%) MVC
28 140 (12.97%) Continuous Delivery
29 138 (12.79%) Hibernate

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 63 (5.84%) Apache Spark
2 45 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (2.50%) Apache
3 27 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 24 (2.22%) Confluence
5 12 (1.11%) Jetty
6 11 (1.02%) Apache Solr
6 11 (1.02%) Mule
7 10 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.74%) CMS
8 8 (0.74%) NServiceBus
8 8 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
9 7 (0.65%) IIS
10 6 (0.56%) Apache TomEE
10 6 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
10 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.28%) Documentum
14 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 20 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.65%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.04%) Magento
2 8 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.093%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 119 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (9.55%) GitHub
3 32 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.11%) Google Analytics
7 11 (1.02%) Google Play
8 9 (0.83%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.83%) PaaS
9 8 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.56%) SaaS
11 5 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.46%) Heroku
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.28%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.28%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.19%) Force.com
14 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.093%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.58%) HTTP
2 34 (3.15%) Internet
3 8 (0.74%) DVB
4 5 (0.46%) RTSP
5 4 (0.37%) MQTT
6 3 (0.28%) LDAP
7 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.093%) AMQP
8 1 (0.093%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (16.50%) NoSQL
2 138 (12.79%) MongoDB
3 99 (9.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 76 (7.04%) Big Data
5 62 (5.75%) Hadoop
6 57 (5.28%) SQL Server
7 45 (4.17%) MySQL
8 42 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.50%) Redis
11 22 (2.04%) Apache Hive
12 17 (1.58%) Hazelcast
13 16 (1.48%) HBase
13 16 (1.48%) Neo4j
14 12 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (1.11%) MariaDB
15 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 267 (24.75%) Git (software)
2 163 (15.11%) Jenkins
3 128 (11.86%) Cucumber
4 100 (9.27%) Maven
5 94 (8.71%) Gradle
6 59 (5.47%) Selenium
7 57 (5.28%) JUnit
8 55 (5.10%) IntelliJ
8 55 (5.10%) JIRA
9 47 (4.36%) Mercurial
9 47 (4.36%) Subversion
10 45 (4.17%) Mockito
11 38 (3.52%) Hudson
12 36 (3.34%) WebDriver
13 35 (3.24%) Jasmine
14 29 (2.69%) Eclipse
14 29 (2.69%) Vagrant
15 26 (2.41%) Appium
16 24 (2.22%) Protractor
17 23 (2.13%) Mocha
General
1 96 (8.90%) Finance
2 71 (6.58%) Banking
3 34 (3.15%) Retail
4 33 (3.06%) Publishing
5 22 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.85%) Games
7 15 (1.39%) Front Office
8 14 (1.30%) Marketing
9 8 (0.74%) Back Office
10 7 (0.65%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.46%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.093%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.093%) French Language
14 1 (0.093%) Legal
14 1 (0.093%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 935 (86.65%) Developer
2 467 (43.28%) Java Developer
3 285 (26.41%) Agile Developer
4 276 (25.58%) Senior Developer
5 207 (19.18%) Senior Java Developer
6 200 (18.54%) Agile Java Developer
7 175 (16.22%) Scala Developer
8 113 (10.47%) Senior Agile Developer
9 108 (10.01%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 102 (9.45%) Java Scala Developer
11 96 (8.90%) JavaScript Developer
12 79 (7.32%) Senior Scala Developer
13 68 (6.30%) .NET Developer
14 62 (5.75%) Senior Java Scala Developer
15 56 (5.19%) Python Developer
16 54 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
17 53 (4.91%) HTML Developer
18 51 (4.73%) C# Developer
18 51 (4.73%) Node.js Developer
19 43 (3.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (29.01%) HTML
2 288 (26.69%) Spring
3 278 (25.76%) CSS
4 218 (20.20%) HTML5
5 186 (17.24%) RESTful
6 183 (16.96%) REST
7 177 (16.40%) AngularJS
7 177 (16.40%) Web Services
8 170 (15.76%) Node.js
9 160 (14.83%) CSS3
10 138 (12.79%) Hibernate
11 100 (9.27%) .NET
11 100 (9.27%) JSON
12 83 (7.69%) Play Framework
13 80 (7.41%) Sass
14 77 (7.14%) Akka
15 68 (6.30%) Kafka
16 67 (6.21%) React
17 60 (5.56%) J2EE
17 60 (5.56%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.30%) User Experience
2 51 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.41%) Derivative
6 24 (2.22%) iPad
7 16 (1.48%) iPhone
8 14 (1.30%) Video on Demand
9 12 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.02%) Interactive TV
10 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.83%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.74%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
12 8 (0.74%) MPEG
12 8 (0.74%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.65%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.99%) Linux
2 55 (5.10%) Apple iOS
3 48 (4.45%) Unix
4 45 (4.17%) Android
5 29 (2.69%) Windows
6 10 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.46%) Solaris
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.093%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1006 (93.23%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (82.76%) TDD
3 542 (50.23%) Scrum
4 474 (43.93%) BDD
5 450 (41.71%) Continuous Integration
6 269 (24.93%) Kanban
7 197 (18.26%) Open Source
8 169 (15.66%) OO
9 150 (13.90%) Software Engineering
10 146 (13.53%) E-Commerce
11 145 (13.44%) Microservices
12 141 (13.07%) MVC
13 140 (12.97%) Continuous Delivery
14 134 (12.42%) Automated Testing
15 118 (10.94%) DevOps
16 111 (10.29%) High Availability
16 111 (10.29%) Web Development
17 95 (8.80%) SOA
18 92 (8.53%) Mentoring
19 80 (7.41%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 704 (65.25%) Java
2 373 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 327 (30.31%) Scala
4 117 (10.84%) SQL
5 111 (10.29%) Python
6 97 (8.99%) Ruby
7 87 (8.06%) C#
8 73 (6.77%) Groovy
9 67 (6.21%) Clojure
10 58 (5.38%) PHP
11 35 (3.24%) C++
12 30 (2.78%) ES6
13 21 (1.95%) Objective-C
14 18 (1.67%) C
15 17 (1.58%) Apple Swift
16 15 (1.39%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.39%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.93%) ECMAScript
17 10 (0.93%) Go
18 8 (0.74%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 57 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 53 (4.91%) Degree
3 32 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (9.08%) QA
2 9 (0.83%) SDET
3 8 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
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 91 (8.43%) Docker
2 45 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (1.30%) Apache Flume
4 13 (1.20%) HDFS
5 5 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.19%) vCloud
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.093%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (2.87%) Puppet
2 26 (2.41%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.74%) Ansible
4 6 (0.56%) Kibana
5 5 (0.46%) Terraform
6 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.28%) Oozie
7 3 (0.28%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.19%) logstash
8 2 (0.19%) OpenSSO
8 2 (0.19%) Sun Identity Manager
9 1 (0.093%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.093%) Grafana
9 1 (0.093%) Graphite
9 1 (0.093%) Mesos
9 1 (0.093%) Nagios
9 1 (0.093%) Packer
Vendors
1 31 (2.87%) Google
2 26 (2.41%) Oracle
3 21 (1.95%) New Relic
4 16 (1.48%) VMware
5 13 (1.20%) Microsoft
6 12 (1.11%) hybris
7 11 (1.02%) Adobe
7 11 (1.02%) Facebook
7 11 (1.02%) IBM
8 9 (0.83%) Apple
8 9 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.74%) OpenTV
9 8 (0.74%) Optimizely
10 6 (0.56%) CyberSource
11 5 (0.46%) Apigee
11 5 (0.46%) ATG
11 5 (0.46%) SAP
12 4 (0.37%) Zend
13 3 (0.28%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.28%) IBM Sterling
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £480 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago