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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 349 384 380
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -4
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 294 200 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 132 159
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +100.00%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +38 264 £475 +18.75% 72
London +129 217 £475 +5.55% 34
City of London +38 28 £563 +18.42% 7
South East -54 23 £375 +7.14% 8
Wales - 17 £450 - 3
North West -6 11 £350 -6.66% 7
Berkshire +19 9 £333 -21.64% 1
Manchester -14 9 £350 -6.66% 4
Surrey +3 8 £400 +6.66% 3
Scotland -8 7 £388 -3.12%
Slough - 7 £319 - 1
Edinburgh - 7 £388 -
East of England -69 4 £350 -17.64% 1
Reading +13 3 £550 +29.41%
Bristol -14 3 £350 - 5
South West -24 3 £350 - 13
Cheshire +3 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +2 2 £300 -25.00% 4
Brighton -11 2 £325 -7.14%
East Sussex -12 2 £325 -7.14%
Cambridgeshire -31 2 £350 -17.64%
Hampshire -46 2 £375 +11.11% 4
South Wales - 2 £438 - 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Cardiff - 2 £438 - 3
Chester +7 1 - - 3
Leeds 0 1 - - 1
Hounslow -1 1 £500 +11.11%
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 1
Cambridge -16 1 - -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 513 (94.82%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (87.25%) TDD
3 352 (65.06%) Java
4 262 (48.43%) Scrum
5 228 (42.14%) Continuous Integration
6 210 (38.82%) JavaScript
7 209 (38.63%) BDD
8 156 (28.84%) OO
9 141 (26.06%) HTML
10 124 (22.92%) Open Source
11 120 (22.18%) Linux
12 119 (22.00%) Spring
13 116 (21.44%) XML
14 113 (20.89%) Web Services
15 101 (18.67%) Python
16 100 (18.48%) CSS
16 100 (18.48%) Degree
17 99 (18.30%) Scala
18 95 (17.56%) SQL
19 93 (17.19%) Cucumber
20 92 (17.01%) Software Engineering
21 91 (16.82%) NoSQL
22 89 (16.45%) Jenkins
23 88 (16.27%) QA
23 88 (16.27%) MVC
24 83 (15.34%) Ruby
25 80 (14.79%) Git (software)
26 75 (13.86%) User Stories
26 75 (13.86%) .NET
27 74 (13.68%) JSON

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 38 (7.02%) Confluence
2 30 (5.55%) Apache
3 22 (4.07%) Node.js
4 16 (2.96%) FileNet
5 14 (2.59%) CMS
5 14 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.29%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.11%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.55%) Liferay
9 3 (0.55%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) Jetty
11 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.29%) GitHub
5 6 (1.11%) SaaS
6 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.70%) HTTP
2 15 (2.77%) LDAP
3 4 (0.74%) Internet
4 2 (0.37%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.37%) AMQP
4 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.37%) VoIP
5 1 (0.18%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.18%) SSL
5 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.18%) CDMA
5 1 (0.18%) GPRS
5 1 (0.18%) SMS
5 1 (0.18%) UMTS
5 1 (0.18%) LTE
5 1 (0.18%) 3G
5 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (16.82%) NoSQL
2 67 (12.38%) MongoDB
3 59 (10.91%) SQL Server
4 50 (9.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 46 (8.50%) Relational Database
6 36 (6.65%) MySQL
7 29 (5.36%) Hadoop
8 24 (4.44%) CouchDB
9 21 (3.88%) Big Data
10 17 (3.14%) Apache Hive
10 17 (3.14%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (2.40%) HBase
13 10 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (1.66%) Couchbase
15 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 93 (17.19%) Cucumber
2 89 (16.45%) Jenkins
3 80 (14.79%) Git (software)
4 57 (10.54%) Maven
5 54 (9.98%) JIRA
6 53 (9.80%) JUnit
7 48 (8.87%) Subversion
8 47 (8.69%) Selenium
9 43 (7.95%) Hudson
10 27 (4.99%) RSpec
11 25 (4.62%) TeamCity
12 24 (4.44%) WebDriver
13 19 (3.51%) jMock
13 19 (3.51%) Jasmine
14 18 (3.33%) Eclipse
15 16 (2.96%) FitNesse
15 16 (2.96%) Capybara
16 15 (2.77%) Visual Studio
16 15 (2.77%) CruiseControl
16 15 (2.77%) Mockito
General
1 58 (10.72%) Banking
2 47 (8.69%) Front Office
3 46 (8.50%) Finance
4 44 (8.13%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.48%) Back Office
6 7 (1.29%) Games
7 6 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Retail
9 3 (0.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 444 (82.07%) Developer
2 203 (37.52%) Java Developer
3 59 (10.91%) Scala Developer
4 55 (10.17%) Agile Java Developer
4 55 (10.17%) Senior Developer
5 40 (7.39%) Senior Java Developer
6 31 (5.73%) Python Developer
6 31 (5.73%) C++ Developer
7 25 (4.62%) Qt Developer
8 24 (4.44%) .NET Developer
8 24 (4.44%) Architect
9 22 (4.07%) C# Developer
10 20 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (3.14%) Software Developer
11 17 (3.14%) Technical Architect
12 16 (2.96%) Tester
13 15 (2.77%) Ruby Developer
14 14 (2.59%) ScrumMaster
14 14 (2.59%) Middleware Developer
15 13 (2.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (26.06%) HTML
2 119 (22.00%) Spring
3 116 (21.44%) XML
4 113 (20.89%) Web Services
5 100 (18.48%) CSS
6 75 (13.86%) .NET
7 74 (13.68%) JSON
8 73 (13.49%) RESTful
9 65 (12.01%) Hibernate
10 62 (11.46%) SOAP
10 62 (11.46%) HTML5
11 57 (10.54%) AngularJS
12 41 (7.58%) Backbone.js
13 40 (7.39%) CSS3
14 39 (7.21%) jQuery
15 38 (7.02%) XSLT
15 38 (7.02%) Ruby on Rails
16 37 (6.84%) REST
17 34 (6.28%) ASP.NET
18 32 (5.91%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 124 (22.92%) Open Source
2 48 (8.87%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.88%) Derivative
3 21 (3.88%) Equity Derivative
3 21 (3.88%) User Experience
4 20 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.70%) Equities
5 18 (3.33%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.48%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.92%) Digital Media
7 5 (0.92%) Xbox
8 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.74%) Blog
8 4 (0.74%) Online Games
8 4 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (0.74%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.74%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.55%) Animation
9 3 (0.55%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 120 (22.18%) Linux
2 21 (3.88%) UNIX
3 17 (3.14%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.59%) Android
5 13 (2.40%) Solaris
6 12 (2.22%) Windows
7 11 (2.03%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.85%) AIX
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (94.82%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (87.25%) TDD
3 262 (48.43%) Scrum
4 228 (42.14%) Continuous Integration
5 209 (38.63%) BDD
6 156 (28.84%) OO
7 92 (17.01%) Software Engineering
8 88 (16.27%) MVC
9 75 (13.86%) User Stories
10 73 (13.49%) Kanban
11 62 (11.46%) Release Management
12 57 (10.54%) Web Development
12 57 (10.54%) Test Automation
13 56 (10.35%) SOA
14 55 (10.17%) DevOps
15 47 (8.69%) Functional Programming
15 47 (8.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 47 (8.69%) E-Commerce
16 46 (8.50%) Unit Testing
17 45 (8.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 352 (65.06%) Java
2 210 (38.82%) JavaScript
3 101 (18.67%) Python
4 99 (18.30%) Scala
5 95 (17.56%) SQL
6 83 (15.34%) Ruby
7 62 (11.46%) C#
8 48 (8.87%) Groovy
9 43 (7.95%) PHP
10 37 (6.84%) C++
11 15 (2.77%) Perl
11 15 (2.77%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.59%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.85%) CoffeeScript
13 10 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.66%) AWK
14 9 (1.66%) sed
15 8 (1.48%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.29%) Clojure
17 5 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (18.48%) Degree
2 18 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 18 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (16.27%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) JTAG
2 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) RHEV
2 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (3.33%) Puppet
2 13 (2.40%) Oozie
3 11 (2.03%) Capistrano
4 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.74%) Graylog2
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 47 (8.69%) Oracle
2 46 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.70%) JBoss
3 20 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 19 (3.51%) Twitter
5 16 (2.96%) IBM
6 11 (2.03%) Zend
7 7 (1.29%) New Relic
8 6 (1.11%) Akamai
9 4 (0.74%) VMware
9 4 (0.74%) Adobe
9 4 (0.74%) SAP
10 3 (0.55%) GigaSpaces
11 2 (0.37%) Vignette
11 2 (0.37%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.37%) ATG
12 1 (0.18%) Sybase
12 1 (0.18%) Splunk
12 1 (0.18%) Cadence
12 1 (0.18%) Endeca
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