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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 373 354 390
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +36
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 217 224 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.59% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 166 121
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £54.25 -
% change year-on-year
+30.87% -

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 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 4 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 -9 203 £475 +11.76% 63
London +19 153 £475 +5.55% 44
City of London +31 32 £435 -20.90% 16
Yorkshire -1 16 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 16 £450 -
South East -40 15 £425 +13.33% 5
Leeds - 14 £450 -
Scotland -4 11 £400 +6.66% 3
Berkshire +9 8 £500 +138.09%
East of England +9 8 £488 +62.50% 3
Surrey -2 6 £425 +13.33% 2
Edinburgh -9 6 £400 +1.58% 3
North West -45 6 £303 -13.42% 8
Hertfordshire - 6 £488 - 1
Slough - 6 £413 -
Manchester -13 5 £303 -16.41% 8
East Midlands +1 3 £325 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £725 -
South West -12 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £325 -
Nottingham -7 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -14 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Clevedon - - - -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 495 (93.22%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (82.67%) TDD
3 329 (61.96%) Java
4 213 (40.11%) Scrum
5 211 (39.74%) JavaScript
6 198 (37.29%) Continuous Integration
7 191 (35.97%) BDD
8 167 (31.45%) HTML
9 120 (22.60%) CSS
10 114 (21.47%) OO
11 111 (20.90%) Web Services
11 111 (20.90%) HTML5
12 107 (20.15%) Spring
13 106 (19.96%) Linux
14 100 (18.83%) Open Source
15 95 (17.89%) AngularJS
16 92 (17.33%) XML
17 90 (16.95%) User Stories
18 88 (16.57%) Git (software)
19 87 (16.38%) RESTful
19 87 (16.38%) SQL
20 84 (15.82%) MVC
21 81 (15.25%) Hibernate
22 79 (14.88%) DevOps
23 77 (14.50%) CSS3
23 77 (14.50%) Scala
23 77 (14.50%) .NET
23 77 (14.50%) Python
24 76 (14.31%) NoSQL
25 73 (13.75%) Cucumber

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 60 (11.30%) Node.js
2 34 (6.40%) Confluence
3 32 (6.03%) Tomcat
4 27 (5.08%) Apache
5 18 (3.39%) CMS
6 16 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (2.82%) FileNet
8 13 (2.45%) Umbraco
9 12 (2.26%) JBoss
10 11 (2.07%) Kentico
10 11 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.75%) Jetty
11 4 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.56%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.38%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.38%) Liferay
13 2 (0.38%) nginx
14 1 (0.19%) Magnolia
14 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.75%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) GitHub
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.38%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Route 53
6 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.82%) HTTP
2 10 (1.88%) LDAP
3 3 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.56%) Internet
4 2 (0.38%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) DHCP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.31%) NoSQL
2 64 (12.05%) Relational Database
3 48 (9.04%) MongoDB
4 47 (8.85%) SQL Server
5 31 (5.84%) RDBMS
6 30 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (4.33%) Hadoop
7 23 (4.33%) Big Data
8 17 (3.20%) MySQL
9 10 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.88%) Couchbase
10 8 (1.51%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.51%) HBase
11 7 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.13%) Redis
13 5 (0.94%) RavenDB
13 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (16.57%) Git (software)
2 73 (13.75%) Cucumber
3 66 (12.43%) Jenkins
4 64 (12.05%) JUnit
5 49 (9.23%) jMock
5 49 (9.23%) Maven
6 47 (8.85%) JIRA
7 39 (7.34%) Jasmine
7 39 (7.34%) Selenium
8 31 (5.84%) Subversion
9 27 (5.08%) Mocha
10 26 (4.90%) Hudson
11 22 (4.14%) IntelliJ
11 22 (4.14%) QUnit
12 21 (3.95%) TeamCity
12 21 (3.95%) Mockito
13 20 (3.77%) WebDriver
14 17 (3.20%) Capybara
14 17 (3.20%) FitNesse
15 15 (2.82%) NUnit
General
1 53 (9.98%) Banking
2 45 (8.47%) Investment Banking
3 41 (7.72%) Finance
4 21 (3.95%) Front Office
5 7 (1.32%) Games
6 5 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.75%) Electronics
8 3 (0.56%) Publishing
8 3 (0.56%) Retail
9 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Marketing
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 437 (82.30%) Developer
2 187 (35.22%) Java Developer
3 49 (9.23%) Senior Developer
4 43 (8.10%) .NET Developer
5 34 (6.40%) Agile Java Developer
6 32 (6.03%) C# Developer
7 30 (5.65%) Scala Developer
8 23 (4.33%) Architect
9 22 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
10 21 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
11 20 (3.77%) Technical Architect
11 20 (3.77%) C++ Developer
12 19 (3.58%) Ruby Developer
12 19 (3.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (3.58%) Web Developer
13 18 (3.39%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.39%) Qt Developer
14 15 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
14 15 (2.82%) Analyst
15 13 (2.45%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (31.45%) HTML
2 120 (22.60%) CSS
3 111 (20.90%) Web Services
3 111 (20.90%) HTML5
4 107 (20.15%) Spring
5 95 (17.89%) AngularJS
6 92 (17.33%) XML
7 87 (16.38%) RESTful
8 81 (15.25%) Hibernate
9 77 (14.50%) CSS3
9 77 (14.50%) .NET
10 66 (12.43%) REST
11 52 (9.79%) JSON
12 42 (7.91%) Backbone.js
13 38 (7.16%) SOAP
14 36 (6.78%) J2EE
15 35 (6.59%) jQuery
16 31 (5.84%) J2SE
17 30 (5.65%) ASP.NET
18 26 (4.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 100 (18.83%) Open Source
2 35 (6.59%) User Experience
3 21 (3.95%) Fixed Income
4 16 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.64%) Digital Media
6 11 (2.07%) Social Media
7 9 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.51%) Web 2.0
9 7 (1.32%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.94%) DTV
12 4 (0.75%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.75%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.56%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.56%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 106 (19.96%) Linux
2 20 (3.77%) Android
3 13 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.51%) UNIX
5 5 (0.94%) Windows
6 2 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (93.22%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (82.67%) TDD
3 213 (40.11%) Scrum
4 198 (37.29%) Continuous Integration
5 191 (35.97%) BDD
6 114 (21.47%) OO
7 90 (16.95%) User Stories
8 84 (15.82%) MVC
9 79 (14.88%) DevOps
10 68 (12.81%) Kanban
11 59 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 57 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (10.55%) E-Commerce
14 54 (10.17%) Technical Analysis
15 49 (9.23%) Mentoring
16 47 (8.85%) OOD
17 46 (8.66%) Web Development
18 43 (8.10%) SOA
19 40 (7.53%) Release Management
20 39 (7.34%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 329 (61.96%) Java
2 211 (39.74%) JavaScript
3 87 (16.38%) SQL
4 77 (14.50%) Scala
4 77 (14.50%) Python
5 68 (12.81%) C#
6 66 (12.43%) Ruby
7 35 (6.59%) Groovy
8 28 (5.27%) PHP
9 25 (4.71%) C++
10 11 (2.07%) Perl
11 9 (1.69%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.51%) XAML
13 7 (1.32%) sed
13 7 (1.32%) Clojure
13 7 (1.32%) AWK
14 6 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 72 (13.56%) Degree
2 23 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.94%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.17%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 15 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.38%) Varnish
2 2 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (2.82%) Graylog
2 11 (2.07%) Puppet
3 8 (1.51%) Oozie
4 3 (0.56%) SCOM
4 3 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (10.17%) Oracle
2 51 (9.60%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.01%) IBM
4 15 (2.82%) Akamai
4 15 (2.82%) New Relic
4 15 (2.82%) Twitter
4 15 (2.82%) VMware
5 12 (2.26%) Zend
6 11 (2.07%) EPiServer
6 11 (2.07%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.69%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.75%) Splunk
9 3 (0.56%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.56%) ATG
10 2 (0.38%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (0.38%) SAP
11 1 (0.19%) Kony
11 1 (0.19%) hybris
11 1 (0.19%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.19%) CODA
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