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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 342 379 366
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -13
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 283 227 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 183 167
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -

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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +49 273 £471 +4.72% 88
London +27 207 £500 +5.26% 50
City of London +42 52 £450 -20.70% 8
Yorkshire +6 33 £425 +30.76% 3
West Yorkshire +15 27 £450 +38.46% 2
Leeds +13 20 £425 +30.76% 2
North West -31 14 £425 +21.42% 14
East Midlands -3 8 £325 - 2
Scotland 0 7 £400 -3.03% 1
Edinburgh -4 7 £400 -1.23% 1
South East -27 7 £375 -3.22% 9
Manchester - 7 £425 - 8
Berkshire +7 4 £281 -33.82% 2
Cheshire -29 4 £400 +14.28% 5
East of England +15 3 £275 -8.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £275 -8.33%
Osterley +3 3 £490 +5.37%
Chester -13 3 £400 +14.28% 4
Sheffield - 3 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
Surrey -4 2 £400 +6.66% 4
Northamptonshire -9 2 £325 -
Slough - 2 - -
Isleworth - 2 - - 1
Cambridge +4 1 £275 -8.33%
Reading +4 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Swansea +3 1 £450 +50.00%
West Wales +2 1 £450 +50.00%
Hounslow -4 1 £490 -3.92%
Wales -11 1 £450 +50.00%

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 454 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (82.65%) TDD
3 302 (61.63%) Java
4 200 (40.82%) JavaScript
4 200 (40.82%) BDD
5 187 (38.16%) Scrum
6 177 (36.12%) Continuous Integration
7 155 (31.63%) HTML
8 122 (24.90%) CSS
9 113 (23.06%) OO
10 100 (20.41%) Spring
11 98 (20.00%) RESTful
12 96 (19.59%) HTML5
13 92 (18.78%) Web Services
14 89 (18.16%) Git (software)
15 88 (17.96%) AngularJS
16 87 (17.76%) SQL
17 82 (16.73%) Ruby
18 79 (16.12%) Linux
19 76 (15.51%) CSS3
20 75 (15.31%) XML
20 75 (15.31%) MVC
21 74 (15.10%) Python
21 74 (15.10%) Kanban
21 74 (15.10%) Scala
22 73 (14.90%) REST
22 73 (14.90%) Relational Database
23 72 (14.69%) Hibernate
24 70 (14.29%) User Stories
24 70 (14.29%) Open Source

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 66 (13.47%) Node.js
2 31 (6.33%) Tomcat
3 23 (4.69%) CMS
4 19 (3.88%) Umbraco
4 19 (3.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 19 (3.88%) Kentico
5 18 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 17 (3.47%) Apache
7 9 (1.84%) Confluence
8 6 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.02%) Jetty
10 4 (0.82%) JBoss
11 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.20%) Magnolia
12 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.20%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
Applications
1 9 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.63%) GitHub
5 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.41%) SaaS
6 2 (0.41%) Heroku
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.06%) HTTP
2 11 (2.24%) Internet
3 9 (1.84%) LDAP
4 5 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.41%) UPnP
6 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.90%) Relational Database
2 56 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 49 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 36 (7.35%) RDBMS
5 32 (6.53%) SQL Server
6 29 (5.92%) MySQL
7 25 (5.10%) Hadoop
8 22 (4.49%) Big Data
9 16 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.84%) Couchbase
12 8 (1.63%) Redis
13 7 (1.43%) HBase
14 6 (1.22%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.82%) Apache Hive
16 3 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
17 2 (0.41%) CouchDB
17 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 89 (18.16%) Git (software)
2 66 (13.47%) Cucumber
3 61 (12.45%) JUnit
4 53 (10.82%) jMock
5 40 (8.16%) Selenium
5 40 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 35 (7.14%) Jasmine
7 29 (5.92%) Mocha
8 27 (5.51%) IntelliJ
9 26 (5.31%) Maven
10 24 (4.90%) TeamCity
11 22 (4.49%) Subversion
11 22 (4.49%) QUnit
12 21 (4.29%) JIRA
13 19 (3.88%) RSpec
14 18 (3.67%) Capybara
15 16 (3.27%) Grunt
15 16 (3.27%) WebDriver
15 16 (3.27%) Mockito
16 15 (3.06%) Bower
General
1 57 (11.63%) Banking
2 48 (9.80%) Investment Banking
3 30 (6.12%) Finance
4 10 (2.04%) Games
5 9 (1.84%) Front Office
6 6 (1.22%) Electronics
7 5 (1.02%) Publishing
8 4 (0.82%) Retail
9 3 (0.61%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 406 (82.86%) Developer
2 186 (37.96%) Java Developer
3 54 (11.02%) Senior Developer
4 44 (8.98%) .NET Developer
5 32 (6.53%) Agile Java Developer
6 25 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
6 25 (5.10%) C# Developer
7 23 (4.69%) Ruby Developer
8 20 (4.08%) PHP Developer
8 20 (4.08%) Lead Developer
8 20 (4.08%) Architect
9 19 (3.88%) Web Developer
9 19 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 19 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (3.67%) Technical Architect
11 15 (3.06%) Front-End Developer
12 14 (2.86%) Scala Developer
13 13 (2.65%) Analyst
13 13 (2.65%) Software Developer
13 13 (2.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (31.63%) HTML
2 122 (24.90%) CSS
3 100 (20.41%) Spring
4 98 (20.00%) RESTful
5 96 (19.59%) HTML5
6 92 (18.78%) Web Services
7 88 (17.96%) AngularJS
8 76 (15.51%) CSS3
9 75 (15.31%) XML
10 73 (14.90%) REST
11 72 (14.69%) Hibernate
12 69 (14.08%) .NET
13 59 (12.04%) JSON
14 40 (8.16%) Backbone.js
15 35 (7.14%) jQuery
15 35 (7.14%) J2SE
16 31 (6.33%) Sass
17 28 (5.71%) ASP.NET
18 24 (4.90%) J2EE
18 24 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.29%) Open Source
2 44 (8.98%) User Experience
3 21 (4.29%) Fixed Income
4 17 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.65%) Social Media
6 12 (2.45%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.63%) Reference Data
7 8 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.43%) Animation
8 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.22%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.02%) Blog
10 5 (1.02%) iPhone
11 4 (0.82%) DTV
11 4 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.82%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.82%) RIA
12 3 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 79 (16.12%) Linux
2 17 (3.47%) Android
3 14 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.04%) UNIX
5 5 (1.02%) Windows
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (82.65%) TDD
3 200 (40.82%) BDD
4 187 (38.16%) Scrum
5 177 (36.12%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (23.06%) OO
7 75 (15.31%) MVC
8 74 (15.10%) Kanban
9 70 (14.29%) User Stories
10 65 (13.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 61 (12.45%) E-Commerce
12 59 (12.04%) Technical Analysis
13 56 (11.43%) Mentoring
14 54 (11.02%) DevOps
15 49 (10.00%) Software Engineering
15 49 (10.00%) Web Development
16 48 (9.80%) OOD
17 44 (8.98%) Refactoring
18 35 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
19 30 (6.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 302 (61.63%) Java
2 200 (40.82%) JavaScript
3 87 (17.76%) SQL
4 82 (16.73%) Ruby
5 74 (15.10%) Python
5 74 (15.10%) Scala
6 58 (11.84%) C#
7 34 (6.94%) PHP
7 34 (6.94%) Groovy
8 13 (2.65%) Perl
9 9 (1.84%) XAML
10 8 (1.63%) Objective-C
10 8 (1.63%) Clojure
11 5 (1.02%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.02%) C++
12 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.41%) sed
13 2 (0.41%) AWK
Qualifications
1 47 (9.59%) Degree
2 9 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.18%) QA
System Software
1 18 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.61%) Docker
3 2 (0.41%) Varnish
3 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 18 (3.67%) Graylog
2 4 (0.82%) Oozie
3 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (0.41%) SCOM
3 2 (0.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 63 (12.86%) Oracle
2 33 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.88%) EPiServer
3 19 (3.88%) Sitecore
4 18 (3.67%) VMware
4 18 (3.67%) New Relic
4 18 (3.67%) Akamai
5 8 (1.63%) Zend
6 4 (0.82%) Apple
7 3 (0.61%) Splunk
8 2 (0.41%) IBM
8 2 (0.41%) ATG
9 1 (0.20%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe
9 1 (0.20%) ILOG
9 1 (0.20%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.20%) SAP
9 1 (0.20%) Kony
9 1 (0.20%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.20%) Apigee
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