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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 278 353 377
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +24
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 457 281 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.65% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 229 153
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £341 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- +57.77%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +75 427 £475 - 109
London +65 347 £500 +2.56% 61
City of London +57 75 £525 -8.69% 19
North West 0 34 £475 +35.71% 8
Manchester -4 22 £475 +35.71% 6
South East -26 17 £403 +7.33% 21
Scotland +2 15 £391 -2.18% 2
Wales -6 12 £375 -27.88%
South Wales - 12 £375 -
Cardiff - 11 £363 -
Edinburgh -5 10 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £425 -
North East - 10 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £425 -
Oxfordshire -11 8 £403 - 9
Oxford - 8 £403 - 4
Leeds -21 7 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -22 7 £400 - 10
West Yorkshire -23 7 £400 - 8
East of England +5 5 £500 +40.35% 4
South West -1 5 £388 +29.16% 5
Cheshire -10 5 £380 - 2
Bristol +3 4 £388 -8.82% 1
Lancashire - 4 £483 -
Blackpool - 4 £483 -
West Midlands +7 3 £375 -
East Sussex +2 3 £550 +69.23% 1
West Lothian - 3 £375 -
Livingston - 3 £375 -
Chester - 3 £375 - 2

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 664 (93.65%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (84.06%) TDD
3 461 (65.02%) Java
4 370 (52.19%) Scrum
5 323 (45.56%) Continuous Integration
6 252 (35.54%) JavaScript
7 238 (33.57%) BDD
8 212 (29.90%) Spring
9 199 (28.07%) HTML
10 181 (25.53%) Git (software)
11 176 (24.82%) Kanban
12 173 (24.40%) CSS
13 160 (22.57%) Scala
14 153 (21.58%) RESTful
15 147 (20.73%) Web Services
16 135 (19.04%) NoSQL
17 133 (18.76%) AngularJS
18 124 (17.49%) Hibernate
19 123 (17.35%) OO
20 116 (16.36%) HTML5
21 115 (16.22%) Jenkins
22 113 (15.94%) XML
23 112 (15.80%) Open Source
24 111 (15.66%) MongoDB
25 109 (15.37%) REST
25 109 (15.37%) SQL
26 108 (15.23%) Ruby
27 106 (14.95%) QA
28 104 (14.67%) MVC
29 103 (14.53%) JSON

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 103 (14.53%) Node.js
2 58 (8.18%) Tomcat
3 42 (5.92%) Apache
4 36 (5.08%) Jetty
5 34 (4.80%) Confluence
6 32 (4.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 22 (3.10%) MQSeries
8 19 (2.68%) JBoss
9 12 (1.69%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.27%) CMS
12 8 (1.13%) Kentico
12 8 (1.13%) Umbraco
12 8 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.99%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.56%) IIS
14 4 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.42%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) MS Office
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Magento
2 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.55%) GitHub
5 5 (0.71%) Heroku
6 4 (0.56%) PaaS
6 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.28%) SaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.21%) HTTP
2 23 (3.24%) Internet
3 22 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.42%) UPnP
5 1 (0.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (19.04%) NoSQL
2 111 (15.66%) MongoDB
3 88 (12.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 56 (7.90%) SQL Server
5 47 (6.63%) Relational Database
6 43 (6.06%) Hadoop
7 35 (4.94%) MySQL
8 34 (4.80%) Big Data
9 32 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.26%) HBase
11 16 (2.26%) Redis
12 11 (1.55%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.27%) SQLite
13 9 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.99%) Riak
15 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.56%) Impala
16 4 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 181 (25.53%) Git (software)
2 115 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 93 (13.12%) Cucumber
4 90 (12.69%) Subversion
5 67 (9.45%) Maven
6 62 (8.74%) JUnit
7 48 (6.77%) JIRA
8 45 (6.35%) Gradle
9 43 (6.06%) Selenium
9 43 (6.06%) TeamCity
10 35 (4.94%) IntelliJ
11 33 (4.65%) Mockito
12 32 (4.51%) Hudson
13 23 (3.24%) jMock
14 22 (3.10%) Visual Studio
15 20 (2.82%) JMeter
15 20 (2.82%) RSpec
16 18 (2.54%) Xcode
17 15 (2.12%) WebDriver
17 15 (2.12%) Mercurial
General
1 47 (6.63%) Banking
2 38 (5.36%) Finance
3 33 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 18 (2.54%) Publishing
5 16 (2.26%) Front Office
6 13 (1.83%) Retail
7 11 (1.55%) Games
8 7 (0.99%) Electronics
9 6 (0.85%) Marketing
10 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.42%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 625 (88.15%) Developer
2 323 (45.56%) Java Developer
3 82 (11.57%) Senior Developer
4 61 (8.60%) Agile Java Developer
5 48 (6.77%) Senior Java Developer
6 46 (6.49%) Scala Developer
7 40 (5.64%) Front-End Developer
8 31 (4.37%) Web Developer
9 30 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 30 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 29 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 28 (3.95%) .NET Developer
12 20 (2.82%) iOS Developer
13 19 (2.68%) Core Java Developer
14 18 (2.54%) ScrumMaster
14 18 (2.54%) C# Developer
15 17 (2.40%) Java Software Engineer
16 16 (2.26%) PHP Developer
17 14 (1.97%) Python Developer
17 14 (1.97%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (29.90%) Spring
2 199 (28.07%) HTML
3 173 (24.40%) CSS
4 153 (21.58%) RESTful
5 147 (20.73%) Web Services
6 133 (18.76%) AngularJS
7 124 (17.49%) Hibernate
8 116 (16.36%) HTML5
9 113 (15.94%) XML
10 109 (15.37%) REST
11 103 (14.53%) JSON
12 69 (9.73%) J2EE
13 65 (9.17%) .NET
14 60 (8.46%) CSS3
15 56 (7.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 55 (7.76%) jQuery
17 50 (7.05%) Backbone.js
18 46 (6.49%) SOAP
19 38 (5.36%) Ajax
20 37 (5.22%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.92%) User Experience
2 32 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.97%) STB
6 13 (1.83%) Animation
6 13 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.55%) iPhone
7 11 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
8 10 (1.41%) iPad
8 10 (1.41%) Blog
8 10 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.13%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.99%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.71%) Equities
12 5 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.71%) Derivative
12 5 (0.71%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 68 (9.59%) Linux
2 55 (7.76%) UNIX
3 28 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 24 (3.39%) Android
5 10 (1.41%) Windows
6 5 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.28%) AIX
8 2 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (93.65%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (84.06%) TDD
3 370 (52.19%) Scrum
4 323 (45.56%) Continuous Integration
5 238 (33.57%) BDD
6 176 (24.82%) Kanban
7 123 (17.35%) OO
8 112 (15.80%) Open Source
9 104 (14.67%) MVC
10 99 (13.96%) Mentoring
11 98 (13.82%) Software Engineering
12 86 (12.13%) SOA
13 80 (11.28%) DevOps
13 80 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
14 79 (11.14%) Web Development
15 75 (10.58%) E-Commerce
16 74 (10.44%) Multithreading
17 73 (10.30%) Automated Testing
18 71 (10.01%) Continuous Improvement
19 69 (9.73%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 461 (65.02%) Java
2 252 (35.54%) JavaScript
3 160 (22.57%) Scala
4 109 (15.37%) SQL
5 108 (15.23%) Ruby
6 81 (11.42%) Python
7 79 (11.14%) C#
8 78 (11.00%) Groovy
9 39 (5.50%) PHP
10 27 (3.81%) C++
11 23 (3.24%) Objective-C
12 16 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.97%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.97%) Clojure
14 12 (1.69%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.41%) CoffeeScript
15 10 (1.41%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.13%) XAML
17 6 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 68 (9.59%) Degree
2 64 (9.03%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.28%) ISEB
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (14.95%) QA
2 8 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (5.36%) Docker
2 18 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.71%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 24 (3.39%) Puppet
2 14 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.55%) Graylog
4 10 (1.41%) Graphite
4 10 (1.41%) Oozie
5 6 (0.85%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.56%) Mesos
7 3 (0.42%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (0.42%) Ansible
8 2 (0.28%) Salt
8 2 (0.28%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (5.64%) Oracle
2 39 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.65%) New Relic
4 18 (2.54%) VMware
5 17 (2.40%) SOASTA, Inc
6 15 (2.12%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.97%) Twitter
8 12 (1.69%) Akamai
9 10 (1.41%) Red Gate
9 10 (1.41%) Apple
10 9 (1.27%) EPiServer
10 9 (1.27%) Perforce
11 8 (1.13%) Google
11 8 (1.13%) Zend
11 8 (1.13%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.85%) IBM
13 5 (0.71%) SAP
13 5 (0.71%) Adobe
13 5 (0.71%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.56%) Actian
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 19 minutes ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
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London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
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