The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 355 380 439
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +59
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 244 195 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.53% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 155 109
Average daily rate
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£465 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £533 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £401 £444
% change year-on-year
-9.65% -9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 222 £475 +5.55% 76
London +32 184 £500 +11.11% 41
City of London +38 27 £525 +17.31% 8
South East -13 17 £375 +11.11% 15
Berkshire +4 8 £375 +7.14%
Wales - 8 £300 -
East of England -22 7 £363 -22.45% 4
Scotland -2 5 £375 -6.25% 2
South West -24 5 £300 -26.87% 7
Surrey - 5 £375 - 5
Slough - 5 £240 -
East Midlands -4 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -17 4 £363 -22.04% 3
Somerset -18 4 £300 -26.87% 1
Hampshire -20 4 £375 +11.11% 8
Wiltshire - 4 £300 - 4
Basingstoke +2 3 £375 +11.11% 1
North West -17 3 £375 +11.52% 8
Edinburgh - 3 £375 - 1
Northamptonshire -6 2 - -
Northampton -8 2 - -
Manchester -11 2 £375 +11.52% 8
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Reading +1 1 £425 +21.42%
Salford -1 1 £350 +8.52% 1
Southampton - 1 £375 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 435 (90.44%) TDD
2 326 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (62.79%) Java
4 244 (50.73%) Scrum
5 209 (43.45%) BDD
6 208 (43.24%) JavaScript
7 199 (41.37%) Continuous Integration
8 175 (36.38%) HTML
9 132 (27.44%) CSS
10 117 (24.32%) Web Services
10 117 (24.32%) XML
11 116 (24.12%) OO
12 106 (22.04%) SQL
13 101 (21.00%) Spring
14 99 (20.58%) Cucumber
15 97 (20.17%) .NET
16 94 (19.54%) MVC
17 93 (19.33%) Open Source
18 89 (18.50%) Ruby
19 87 (18.09%) JSON
19 87 (18.09%) C#
20 85 (17.67%) Scala
21 78 (16.22%) Linux
21 78 (16.22%) QA
22 74 (15.38%) Kanban
22 74 (15.38%) Git (software)
23 72 (14.97%) MongoDB
23 72 (14.97%) Python
24 70 (14.55%) Software Engineering
24 70 (14.55%) NoSQL

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 17 (3.53%) Node.js
2 15 (3.12%) CMS
3 13 (2.70%) Confluence
4 12 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.29%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.87%) Apache
7 7 (1.46%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.04%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.04%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.83%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.42%) Liferay
11 2 (0.42%) SAS
11 2 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.21%) FileNet
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.49%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.42%) Heroku
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.42%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.82%) HTTP
2 11 (2.29%) LDAP
3 3 (0.62%) SMTP
3 3 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.62%) Internet
4 2 (0.42%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.42%) AMQP
4 2 (0.42%) VoIP
5 1 (0.21%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.21%) FTP
5 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.21%) CDMA
5 1 (0.21%) GPRS
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
5 1 (0.21%) UMTS
5 1 (0.21%) LTE
5 1 (0.21%) 3G
5 1 (0.21%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (14.97%) MongoDB
2 70 (14.55%) NoSQL
3 42 (8.73%) SQL Server
3 42 (8.73%) Relational Database
4 41 (8.52%) MySQL
5 27 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (4.99%) CouchDB
7 17 (3.53%) Hadoop
8 16 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (3.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.29%) Big Data
11 8 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.46%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.46%) Couchbase
13 5 (1.04%) Impala
13 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 99 (20.58%) Cucumber
2 74 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 66 (13.72%) Jenkins
4 56 (11.64%) Selenium
5 50 (10.40%) JUnit
6 38 (7.90%) Subversion
7 36 (7.48%) Maven
8 34 (7.07%) WebDriver
9 27 (5.61%) JIRA
10 26 (5.41%) TeamCity
11 24 (4.99%) CruiseControl
12 23 (4.78%) RSpec
13 20 (4.16%) FitNesse
13 20 (4.16%) Visual Studio
14 18 (3.74%) Hudson
14 18 (3.74%) Jasmine
15 17 (3.53%) WATIR
16 16 (3.33%) Mockito
17 15 (3.12%) Eclipse
18 13 (2.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 42 (8.73%) Banking
2 41 (8.52%) Finance
3 36 (7.48%) Front Office
4 28 (5.82%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.46%) Back Office
6 6 (1.25%) Publishing
7 5 (1.04%) Games
7 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.04%) Billing
8 3 (0.62%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Retail
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 401 (83.37%) Developer
2 168 (34.93%) Java Developer
3 59 (12.27%) Senior Developer
4 48 (9.98%) Scala Developer
5 47 (9.77%) Agile Java Developer
6 43 (8.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (6.86%) .NET Developer
8 29 (6.03%) C# Developer
9 28 (5.82%) Python Developer
10 22 (4.57%) Tester
11 17 (3.53%) Automation Tester
12 16 (3.33%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.33%) C++ Developer
12 16 (3.33%) Ruby Developer
13 15 (3.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 15 (3.12%) Architect
13 15 (3.12%) Web Developer
14 13 (2.70%) Junior
14 13 (2.70%) Junior Developer
14 13 (2.70%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (36.38%) HTML
2 132 (27.44%) CSS
3 117 (24.32%) Web Services
3 117 (24.32%) XML
4 101 (21.00%) Spring
5 97 (20.17%) .NET
6 87 (18.09%) JSON
7 66 (13.72%) RESTful
8 65 (13.51%) HTML5
9 55 (11.43%) Hibernate
9 55 (11.43%) CSS3
10 53 (11.02%) SOAP
11 51 (10.60%) jQuery
12 43 (8.94%) Ruby on Rails
12 43 (8.94%) ASP.NET
12 43 (8.94%) REST
13 33 (6.86%) AngularJS
14 31 (6.44%) Backbone.js
15 30 (6.24%) Grails
16 28 (5.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.33%) Open Source
2 42 (8.73%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.61%) Derivative
4 22 (4.57%) Equity Derivative
5 20 (4.16%) Equities
6 12 (2.49%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.46%) Video on Demand
7 7 (1.46%) Blog
7 7 (1.46%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (1.25%) Xbox
9 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (0.83%) iPad
10 4 (0.83%) iPhone
10 4 (0.83%) Online Games
11 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.62%) IPTV
11 3 (0.62%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 78 (16.22%) Linux
2 25 (5.20%) UNIX
3 12 (2.49%) Mac OS X
4 11 (2.29%) AIX
4 11 (2.29%) Solaris
5 10 (2.08%) Windows
6 9 (1.87%) Android
7 6 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (90.44%) TDD
2 326 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (50.73%) Scrum
4 209 (43.45%) BDD
5 199 (41.37%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (24.12%) OO
7 94 (19.54%) MVC
8 74 (15.38%) Kanban
9 70 (14.55%) Software Engineering
10 64 (13.31%) Test Automation
11 60 (12.47%) Web Development
12 46 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (8.73%) User Stories
14 40 (8.32%) Unit Testing
15 39 (8.11%) Release Management
16 34 (7.07%) Refactoring
17 33 (6.86%) SOA
18 31 (6.44%) ATDD
19 30 (6.24%) E-Commerce
20 26 (5.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 302 (62.79%) Java
2 208 (43.24%) JavaScript
3 106 (22.04%) SQL
4 89 (18.50%) Ruby
5 87 (18.09%) C#
6 85 (17.67%) Scala
7 72 (14.97%) Python
8 50 (10.40%) Groovy
9 29 (6.03%) PHP
10 24 (4.99%) Shell Script
11 21 (4.37%) C++
12 20 (4.16%) T-SQL
13 14 (2.91%) Perl
14 11 (2.29%) CoffeeScript
15 7 (1.46%) Clojure
15 7 (1.46%) XQuery
16 3 (0.62%) PHP5
16 3 (0.62%) C
17 2 (0.42%) F#
17 2 (0.42%) Golang
Qualifications
1 69 (14.35%) Degree
2 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.91%) Capistrano
2 7 (1.46%) Puppet
2 7 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.62%) Nagios
4 2 (0.42%) Graylog2
5 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 49 (10.19%) Oracle
2 26 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.53%) JBoss
4 12 (2.49%) Akamai
5 10 (2.08%) Twitter
6 9 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.25%) Zend
8 5 (1.04%) Intalio
9 4 (0.83%) VMware
9 4 (0.83%) Foundry
9 4 (0.83%) Adobe
9 4 (0.83%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.83%) New Relic
10 3 (0.62%) Sybase
10 3 (0.62%) Splunk
10 3 (0.62%) SAP
11 2 (0.42%) Talend
11 2 (0.42%) Vertica
12 1 (0.21%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.21%) Cadence
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