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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 372 360 380
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 255 241 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 191 151
Average daily rate
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£473 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 247 £475 +4.39% 76
London 0 182 £500 +5.26% 43
City of London +22 36 £488 -2.50% 8
Yorkshire +12 28 £450 +38.46% 2
West Yorkshire +10 22 £450 +38.46% 1
North West -19 17 £425 +21.42% 13
Leeds -1 14 £413 +26.92%
Edinburgh +4 8 £400 +6.66%
Scotland -6 8 £400 -2.14%
East Midlands -11 7 £325 -6.47% 1
Cheshire -20 7 £400 +14.28% 5
South East -22 7 £419 +9.83% 9
Manchester - 7 £425 - 8
Chester -4 6 £400 +14.28% 4
North East - 4 - - 1
Osterley +1 3 £490 -
Sheffield - 3 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £475 - 2
Worthing - 3 £475 -
Berkshire -8 2 £400 -5.88%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Isleworth - 2 - -
Reading +6 1 £400 -5.88%
East of England +5 1 £275 -18.51% 1
Basingstoke +1 1 £388 -
Cambridge -1 1 £275 -8.33%
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £275 -18.51%
Hounslow -4 1 £490 -3.92%

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 436 (93.36%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (82.87%) TDD
3 286 (61.24%) Java
4 195 (41.76%) JavaScript
5 190 (40.69%) Scrum
6 183 (39.19%) BDD
7 169 (36.19%) Continuous Integration
8 147 (31.48%) HTML
9 119 (25.48%) CSS
10 105 (22.48%) Spring
11 103 (22.06%) RESTful
12 98 (20.99%) OO
13 95 (20.34%) Web Services
14 91 (19.49%) HTML5
15 87 (18.63%) Git (software)
16 85 (18.20%) Ruby
17 81 (17.34%) SQL
17 81 (17.34%) Kanban
18 79 (16.92%) AngularJS
19 76 (16.27%) Scala
20 74 (15.85%) REST
20 74 (15.85%) XML
21 73 (15.63%) Hibernate
22 72 (15.42%) Relational Database
23 69 (14.78%) Node.js
24 68 (14.56%) CSS3
25 67 (14.35%) Cucumber
25 67 (14.35%) Open Source
25 67 (14.35%) Python
26 66 (14.13%) JSON

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 69 (14.78%) Node.js
2 30 (6.42%) Tomcat
3 22 (4.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (4.28%) CMS
5 18 (3.85%) Umbraco
5 18 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 18 (3.85%) Kentico
6 15 (3.21%) Apache
7 8 (1.71%) Confluence
8 6 (1.28%) Jetty
8 6 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.07%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.64%) JBoss
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.21%) Liferay
12 1 (0.21%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.21%) Magnolia
12 1 (0.21%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 7 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.93%) GitHub
5 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.64%) Heroku
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.43%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.71%) HTTP
2 12 (2.57%) Internet
3 6 (1.28%) LDAP
3 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.43%) UPnP
5 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.42%) Relational Database
2 53 (11.35%) NoSQL
3 50 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 34 (7.28%) SQL Server
5 32 (6.85%) MySQL
6 30 (6.42%) RDBMS
7 25 (5.35%) Hadoop
8 20 (4.28%) Big Data
9 16 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.93%) Couchbase
12 7 (1.50%) HBase
12 7 (1.50%) Redis
13 6 (1.28%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.64%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.43%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 87 (18.63%) Git (software)
2 67 (14.35%) Cucumber
3 50 (10.71%) JUnit
4 45 (9.64%) jMock
5 38 (8.14%) Jenkins
5 38 (8.14%) Selenium
6 29 (6.21%) IntelliJ
6 29 (6.21%) Subversion
7 27 (5.78%) TeamCity
8 23 (4.93%) Maven
9 22 (4.71%) Mocha
9 22 (4.71%) Jasmine
10 20 (4.28%) Capybara
11 19 (4.07%) RSpec
12 18 (3.85%) JIRA
13 16 (3.43%) Grunt
13 16 (3.43%) QUnit
14 15 (3.21%) webpack
14 15 (3.21%) Bower
15 13 (2.78%) Mockito
General
1 58 (12.42%) Banking
2 46 (9.85%) Investment Banking
3 33 (7.07%) Finance
4 10 (2.14%) Games
5 9 (1.93%) Front Office
6 7 (1.50%) Publishing
6 7 (1.50%) Electronics
7 5 (1.07%) Retail
8 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 394 (84.37%) Developer
2 182 (38.97%) Java Developer
3 50 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 35 (7.49%) .NET Developer
5 30 (6.42%) Agile Java Developer
6 26 (5.57%) Ruby Developer
7 23 (4.93%) Web Developer
8 22 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (4.71%) Lead Developer
9 20 (4.28%) PHP Developer
10 18 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
10 18 (3.85%) Scala Developer
11 17 (3.64%) C# Developer
12 15 (3.21%) Architect
13 13 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (2.57%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.57%) Technical Architect
14 12 (2.57%) Lead Java Developer
14 12 (2.57%) ScrumMaster
14 12 (2.57%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (31.48%) HTML
2 119 (25.48%) CSS
3 105 (22.48%) Spring
4 103 (22.06%) RESTful
5 95 (20.34%) Web Services
6 91 (19.49%) HTML5
7 79 (16.92%) AngularJS
8 74 (15.85%) REST
8 74 (15.85%) XML
9 73 (15.63%) Hibernate
10 68 (14.56%) CSS3
11 66 (14.13%) JSON
12 58 (12.42%) .NET
13 40 (8.57%) jQuery
14 34 (7.28%) Backbone.js
15 32 (6.85%) Sass
16 31 (6.64%) J2EE
17 29 (6.21%) ASP.NET
18 28 (6.00%) J2SE
18 28 (6.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.35%) Open Source
2 39 (8.35%) User Experience
3 17 (3.64%) Digital Media
4 15 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.00%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.78%) Social Media
7 9 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.71%) Animation
9 7 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.28%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.07%) iPhone
11 5 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.07%) Blog
12 4 (0.86%) DTV
12 4 (0.86%) Web 2.0
12 4 (0.86%) RIA
12 4 (0.86%) Equities
12 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.70%) Linux
2 14 (3.00%) Android
2 14 (3.00%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.78%) UNIX
4 5 (1.07%) Windows
5 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (93.36%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (82.87%) TDD
3 190 (40.69%) Scrum
4 183 (39.19%) BDD
5 169 (36.19%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (20.99%) OO
7 81 (17.34%) Kanban
8 61 (13.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 60 (12.85%) MVC
10 57 (12.21%) E-Commerce
10 57 (12.21%) User Stories
11 56 (11.99%) Mentoring
12 54 (11.56%) Web Development
13 49 (10.49%) Software Engineering
13 49 (10.49%) Technical Analysis
14 48 (10.28%) DevOps
15 41 (8.78%) Refactoring
16 39 (8.35%) OOD
16 39 (8.35%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (7.71%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 286 (61.24%) Java
2 195 (41.76%) JavaScript
3 85 (18.20%) Ruby
4 81 (17.34%) SQL
5 76 (16.27%) Scala
6 67 (14.35%) Python
7 49 (10.49%) C#
8 34 (7.28%) PHP
9 25 (5.35%) Groovy
10 12 (2.57%) Perl
11 8 (1.71%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.71%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.50%) Clojure
12 7 (1.50%) XAML
13 4 (0.86%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.64%) C++
14 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.43%) Go
15 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (9.21%) Degree
2 15 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.49%) QA
System Software
1 20 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.28%) Docker
3 3 (0.64%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.43%) Varnish
5 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (4.28%) Graylog
2 4 (0.86%) Puppet
3 3 (0.64%) Oozie
3 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.21%) Salt
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
5 1 (0.21%) Graphite
5 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 55 (11.78%) Oracle
2 30 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.28%) VMware
3 20 (4.28%) Akamai
3 20 (4.28%) New Relic
4 19 (4.07%) EPiServer
5 18 (3.85%) Sitecore
6 8 (1.71%) Zend
7 5 (1.07%) hybris
8 4 (0.86%) Apple
9 3 (0.64%) Red Gate
9 3 (0.64%) IBM
9 3 (0.64%) Perforce
10 2 (0.43%) ATG
10 2 (0.43%) SAP
11 1 (0.21%) Splunk
11 1 (0.21%) Kony
11 1 (0.21%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.21%) Apigee
11 1 (0.21%) Actian
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
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