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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 243 273 351
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +78
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 486 467 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.85% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.04% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 416 246
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £415 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.50 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -42.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -42.95%

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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
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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 +21 476 £508 +1.50% 79
London -9 336 £525 - 49
City of London -1 80 £550 +4.76% 16
South East +36 54 £463 +8.82% 5
East of England +25 28 £475 +18.75% 3
North West +9 22 £450 - 9
Oxfordshire +22 19 £600 +33.33% 1
Essex +16 17 £268 -33.12% 1
Manchester -3 17 £463 +2.77% 7
South West +30 15 £350 - 6
Berkshire +25 14 £325 -
Oxford +7 13 £600 +33.33% 1
Hertfordshire - 11 £525 - 1
Yorkshire +14 9 £431 -4.16% 6
Buckinghamshire +25 8 £350 - 1
Westminster - 8 £425 -
North East -33 7 £438 +5.42%
Tyne and Wear -33 7 £438 +5.42%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 7 £438 +5.42%
Bromley - 7 £550 -
Slough - 7 £320 -
Milton Keynes +23 6 - - 1
Bristol +11 6 £375 - 1
Egham +3 6 £425 - 1
Sheffield -7 6 £425 -15.00%
South Yorkshire -8 6 £425 -15.00%
Surrey -18 6 £425 - 1
Scotland +17 5 £525 +40.00% 5
Watford - 5 £525 -
Somerset - 5 £403 - 2

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 932 (89.96%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (80.12%) TDD
3 669 (64.58%) Java
4 433 (41.80%) BDD
5 417 (40.25%) Continuous Integration
6 408 (39.38%) Scrum
7 349 (33.69%) JavaScript
8 291 (28.09%) Spring
9 280 (27.03%) Scala
10 277 (26.74%) HTML
11 245 (23.65%) Git (software)
12 241 (23.26%) CSS
13 240 (23.17%) Kanban
14 219 (21.14%) RESTful
15 212 (20.46%) Jenkins
16 187 (18.05%) Open Source
17 183 (17.66%) Node.js
18 179 (17.28%) REST
18 179 (17.28%) AngularJS
19 173 (16.70%) Microservices
20 170 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
21 169 (16.31%) Software Engineering
22 167 (16.12%) Web Services
23 165 (15.93%) HTML5
24 163 (15.73%) SQL
24 163 (15.73%) JSON
25 157 (15.15%) DevOps
26 150 (14.48%) Python
27 143 (13.80%) OO
28 141 (13.61%) Automated Testing

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 79 (7.63%) Apache Spark
2 46 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (3.47%) Confluence
4 28 (2.70%) Apache
5 25 (2.41%) CMS
5 25 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 25 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.45%) JBoss
7 14 (1.35%) WebSphere Process Server
8 13 (1.25%) Alfresco
9 12 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (1.06%) NServiceBus
11 10 (0.97%) Jetty
12 7 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
12 7 (0.68%) nginx
13 6 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.58%) Documentum
13 6 (0.58%) IIS
14 5 (0.48%) Liferay
Applications
1 29 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.68%) PaintShop Pro
2 7 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 170 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (9.85%) GitHub
3 56 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.35%) PaaS
7 13 (1.25%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.58%) Google Play
13 5 (0.48%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.48%) Heroku
14 3 (0.29%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.29%) Force.com
14 3 (0.29%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.19%) IaaS
15 2 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.47%) HTTP
2 41 (3.96%) RTSP
3 40 (3.86%) MQTT
4 36 (3.47%) Internet
5 7 (0.68%) DVB
6 4 (0.39%) RTP
7 3 (0.29%) LDAP
8 1 (0.097%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (11.97%) NoSQL
2 123 (11.87%) MongoDB
3 67 (6.47%) Hadoop
4 66 (6.37%) SQL Server
5 59 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 51 (4.92%) Big Data
7 41 (3.96%) MySQL
8 39 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 37 (3.57%) Redis
10 27 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.83%) Apache Hive
12 17 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.06%) Neo4j
14 10 (0.97%) HBase
15 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.58%) Hazelcast
16 6 (0.58%) Mixpanel
16 6 (0.58%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.39%) Riak
17 4 (0.39%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 245 (23.65%) Git (software)
2 212 (20.46%) Jenkins
3 118 (11.39%) Cucumber
4 83 (8.01%) Maven
5 80 (7.72%) JUnit
6 75 (7.24%) JIRA
7 72 (6.95%) Gradle
8 71 (6.85%) Selenium
9 67 (6.47%) Mockito
10 44 (4.25%) Subversion
11 43 (4.15%) WebDriver
12 34 (3.28%) IntelliJ
13 28 (2.70%) Mercurial
14 27 (2.61%) Vagrant
15 26 (2.51%) TeamCity
16 18 (1.74%) Calabash
16 18 (1.74%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.74%) Hudson
16 18 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
16 18 (1.74%) Xcode
General
1 92 (8.88%) Finance
2 89 (8.59%) Banking
3 65 (6.27%) Investment Banking
4 42 (4.05%) Retail
5 39 (3.76%) Publishing
6 26 (2.51%) Front Office
7 18 (1.74%) Games
8 11 (1.06%) Back Office
9 9 (0.87%) Marketing
10 7 (0.68%) Advertising
11 6 (0.58%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.097%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.097%) French Language
14 1 (0.097%) Legal
14 1 (0.097%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 880 (84.94%) Developer
2 415 (40.06%) Java Developer
3 241 (23.26%) Agile Developer
3 241 (23.26%) Senior Developer
4 176 (16.99%) Agile Java Developer
5 164 (15.83%) Senior Java Developer
6 142 (13.71%) Scala Developer
7 96 (9.27%) Senior Agile Developer
8 91 (8.78%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 88 (8.49%) JavaScript Developer
10 70 (6.76%) Java Scala Developer
11 64 (6.18%) .NET Developer
12 60 (5.79%) Senior Scala Developer
13 52 (5.02%) C# Developer
14 49 (4.73%) Node.js Developer
15 45 (4.34%) iOS Developer
15 45 (4.34%) Senior Java Scala Developer
16 42 (4.05%) Software Engineer
17 41 (3.96%) Software Developer
18 39 (3.76%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (28.09%) Spring
2 277 (26.74%) HTML
3 241 (23.26%) CSS
4 219 (21.14%) RESTful
5 183 (17.66%) Node.js
6 179 (17.28%) AngularJS
6 179 (17.28%) REST
7 167 (16.12%) Web Services
8 165 (15.93%) HTML5
9 163 (15.73%) JSON
10 120 (11.58%) Hibernate
11 118 (11.39%) CSS3
12 93 (8.98%) .NET
13 90 (8.69%) Kafka
14 77 (7.43%) XML
15 73 (7.05%) React
16 72 (6.95%) Dropwizard
17 70 (6.76%) Akka
18 67 (6.47%) jQuery
19 65 (6.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.56%) User Experience
2 47 (4.54%) Video on Demand
3 35 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.19%) Economics
4 33 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 29 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.61%) iPhone
7 25 (2.41%) iPad
8 20 (1.93%) Streaming Video
9 18 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (1.64%) Derivative
11 13 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.16%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.97%) MPEG
14 9 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (0.87%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.77%) Fintech
15 8 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 75 (7.24%) Apple iOS
2 64 (6.18%) Linux
3 61 (5.89%) Android
4 31 (2.99%) Windows
5 29 (2.80%) Unix
6 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.48%) Solaris
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (89.96%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (80.12%) TDD
3 433 (41.80%) BDD
4 417 (40.25%) Continuous Integration
5 408 (39.38%) Scrum
6 240 (23.17%) Kanban
7 187 (18.05%) Open Source
8 173 (16.70%) Microservices
9 169 (16.31%) Software Engineering
10 157 (15.15%) DevOps
11 143 (13.80%) OO
12 141 (13.61%) Automated Testing
13 140 (13.51%) E-Commerce
14 131 (12.64%) MVC
15 121 (11.68%) Continuous Delivery
16 110 (10.62%) High Availability
17 109 (10.52%) Web Development
18 106 (10.23%) Unit Testing
19 87 (8.40%) SDLC
20 79 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 669 (64.58%) Java
2 349 (33.69%) JavaScript
3 280 (27.03%) Scala
4 163 (15.73%) SQL
5 150 (14.48%) Python
6 99 (9.56%) C#
7 98 (9.46%) Ruby
8 61 (5.89%) Groovy
9 56 (5.41%) C
9 56 (5.41%) Clojure
10 53 (5.12%) PHP
11 40 (3.86%) C++
11 40 (3.86%) Objective-C
12 37 (3.57%) Apple Swift
13 15 (1.45%) ES6
14 9 (0.87%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.68%) ActionScript
15 7 (0.68%) ANSI C
16 6 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
16 6 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.92%) Degree
4 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.097%) PMP
6 1 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (9.75%) QA
2 20 (1.93%) SDET
3 11 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.29%) EMIR
6 3 (0.29%) MiFID
7 1 (0.097%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (7.34%) Docker
2 26 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.25%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.48%) HDFS
5 4 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.097%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (4.83%) Puppet
2 23 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.87%) Kibana
4 9 (0.87%) logstash
4 9 (0.87%) Mesos
5 8 (0.77%) Grafana
6 7 (0.68%) rkt
7 5 (0.48%) Ansible
7 5 (0.48%) Terraform
8 3 (0.29%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.19%) Nagios
9 2 (0.19%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.19%) Sun Identity Manager
10 1 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.097%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.097%) MOM
10 1 (0.097%) Packer
10 1 (0.097%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 22 (2.12%) hybris
2 20 (1.93%) Apple
3 19 (1.83%) Google
4 18 (1.74%) Microsoft
4 18 (1.74%) VMware
5 17 (1.64%) ATG
5 17 (1.64%) New Relic
6 11 (1.06%) IBM
6 11 (1.06%) Oracle
7 9 (0.87%) Splunk
8 8 (0.77%) AppDynamics
9 7 (0.68%) OpenTV
9 7 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.58%) Adobe
10 6 (0.58%) Apigee
10 6 (0.58%) Coremetrics
10 6 (0.58%) Facebook
10 6 (0.58%) Optimizely
11 5 (0.48%) GigaSpaces
12 4 (0.39%) Atlassian
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