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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 334 409 349
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -60
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 320 178 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.46% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 117 178
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£475 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £323 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +100.00%

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +57 284 £475 +15.15% 72
London +118 233 £488 - 39
City of London +49 39 £525 +5.00% 14
South East -55 21 £375 +7.14% 6
Wales - 20 £475 - 1
North West -18 12 £331 -11.66% 12
Scotland -4 11 £375 -6.25% 7
Berkshire +19 10 £333 -21.64% 2
Edinburgh - 10 £375 - 1
Manchester -11 9 £313 -16.66% 7
Slough - 8 £319 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £419 -
Surrey +2 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Reading +18 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Chester +8 3 £375 - 2
Cheshire +5 3 £375 - 5
Yorkshire -4 3 £300 -25.00% 2
Bristol -25 3 £425 +21.42% 4
South West -34 3 £425 +21.42% 7
East of England -54 3 £300 -35.13% 2
Leeds -3 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -7 2 - - 1
Brighton -11 2 £325 -
East Sussex -12 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £363 -
South Wales - 2 £438 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £438 - 1
Isleworth - 2 £370 -
Hounslow -4 1 £500 +11.11%
Cambridge -13 1 - -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 541 (94.75%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (86.51%) TDD
3 364 (63.75%) Java
4 264 (46.23%) Scrum
5 233 (40.81%) Continuous Integration
6 220 (38.53%) JavaScript
7 199 (34.85%) BDD
8 149 (26.09%) HTML
9 144 (25.22%) OO
10 139 (24.34%) Open Source
11 135 (23.64%) Linux
12 124 (21.72%) Web Services
13 119 (20.84%) Spring
14 116 (20.32%) XML
15 112 (19.61%) Degree
16 100 (17.51%) Python
17 98 (17.16%) Scala
18 97 (16.99%) CSS
19 96 (16.81%) NoSQL
20 94 (16.46%) Cucumber
20 94 (16.46%) Jenkins
20 94 (16.46%) QA
21 93 (16.29%) User Stories
22 91 (15.94%) MVC
23 89 (15.59%) SQL
24 88 (15.41%) RESTful
25 86 (15.06%) Software Engineering
26 84 (14.71%) Git (software)
27 77 (13.49%) HTML5
27 77 (13.49%) .NET

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 44 (7.71%) Confluence
2 36 (6.30%) Apache
3 27 (4.73%) Node.js
4 23 (4.03%) JBoss
5 20 (3.50%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.15%) FileNet
7 15 (2.63%) CMS
8 9 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.23%) Apache Pig
10 6 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.05%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.53%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.53%) Liferay
13 2 (0.35%) nginx
13 2 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
14 1 (0.18%) Mule
14 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.35%) Mingle
4 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.23%) GitHub
6 4 (0.70%) SaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.15%) HTTP
2 13 (2.28%) LDAP
3 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.35%) VoIP
4 2 (0.35%) SSL
4 2 (0.35%) Internet
4 2 (0.35%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.35%) AMQP
5 1 (0.18%) LTE
5 1 (0.18%) 3G
5 1 (0.18%) Wireless
5 1 (0.18%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.18%) DHCP
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.18%) CDMA
5 1 (0.18%) GPRS
5 1 (0.18%) SMS
5 1 (0.18%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (16.81%) NoSQL
2 62 (10.86%) SQL Server
3 60 (10.51%) MongoDB
4 54 (9.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 54 (9.46%) Relational Database
5 31 (5.43%) Hadoop
6 30 (5.25%) MySQL
7 23 (4.03%) Big Data
8 22 (3.85%) RDBMS
9 20 (3.50%) CouchDB
10 18 (3.15%) Apache Hive
11 14 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.45%) HBase
12 12 (2.10%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 94 (16.46%) Cucumber
1 94 (16.46%) Jenkins
2 84 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 60 (10.51%) JIRA
4 59 (10.33%) Maven
5 55 (9.63%) JUnit
6 49 (8.58%) Hudson
7 44 (7.71%) Subversion
8 41 (7.18%) Selenium
9 27 (4.73%) jMock
10 25 (4.38%) TeamCity
11 22 (3.85%) RSpec
11 22 (3.85%) WebDriver
12 20 (3.50%) Mockito
13 19 (3.33%) Eclipse
14 18 (3.15%) SpecFlow
14 18 (3.15%) Jasmine
15 17 (2.98%) Capybara
15 17 (2.98%) Visual Studio
15 17 (2.98%) FitNesse
General
1 61 (10.68%) Banking
2 51 (8.93%) Finance
3 47 (8.23%) Investment Banking
4 43 (7.53%) Front Office
5 8 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.05%) Back Office
6 6 (1.05%) Games
7 5 (0.88%) Electronics
8 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.70%) Marketing
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Retail
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 476 (83.36%) Developer
2 207 (36.25%) Java Developer
3 58 (10.16%) Scala Developer
4 51 (8.93%) Agile Java Developer
5 49 (8.58%) Senior Developer
6 39 (6.83%) C++ Developer
7 34 (5.95%) Qt Developer
8 33 (5.78%) Senior Java Developer
9 25 (4.38%) .NET Developer
9 25 (4.38%) Architect
10 24 (4.20%) Python Developer
11 23 (4.03%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
13 18 (3.15%) Technical Architect
14 17 (2.98%) Software Engineer
14 17 (2.98%) Ruby Developer
14 17 (2.98%) Middleware Developer
15 13 (2.28%) ScrumMaster
15 13 (2.28%) Tester
16 12 (2.10%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (26.09%) HTML
2 124 (21.72%) Web Services
3 119 (20.84%) Spring
4 116 (20.32%) XML
5 97 (16.99%) CSS
6 88 (15.41%) RESTful
7 77 (13.49%) HTML5
7 77 (13.49%) .NET
8 70 (12.26%) Hibernate
9 69 (12.08%) JSON
10 68 (11.91%) AngularJS
11 63 (11.03%) SOAP
12 46 (8.06%) CSS3
13 43 (7.53%) Backbone.js
14 41 (7.18%) REST
15 40 (7.01%) Qt
16 38 (6.65%) XSLT
17 37 (6.48%) ASP.NET
18 32 (5.60%) J2EE
18 32 (5.60%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 139 (24.34%) Open Source
2 37 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.38%) Algorithms
4 23 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.85%) User Experience
6 20 (3.50%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.10%) Derivative
7 12 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
8 11 (1.93%) Equities
9 9 (1.58%) Performance Metrics
10 7 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.70%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.70%) DTV
13 4 (0.70%) Kindle
13 4 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.70%) Video on Demand
14 3 (0.53%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 135 (23.64%) Linux
2 20 (3.50%) Apple iOS
3 18 (3.15%) Android
4 17 (2.98%) UNIX
5 11 (1.93%) Windows
6 9 (1.58%) Solaris
7 6 (1.05%) AIX
7 6 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (94.75%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (86.51%) TDD
3 264 (46.23%) Scrum
4 233 (40.81%) Continuous Integration
5 199 (34.85%) BDD
6 144 (25.22%) OO
7 93 (16.29%) User Stories
8 91 (15.94%) MVC
9 86 (15.06%) Software Engineering
10 71 (12.43%) Release Management
10 71 (12.43%) Kanban
11 64 (11.21%) SOA
11 64 (11.21%) DevOps
12 57 (9.98%) Test Automation
13 51 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 50 (8.76%) E-Commerce
15 49 (8.58%) Web Development
16 48 (8.41%) Configuration Management
17 44 (7.71%) Functional Programming
18 43 (7.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 364 (63.75%) Java
2 220 (38.53%) JavaScript
3 100 (17.51%) Python
4 98 (17.16%) Scala
5 89 (15.59%) SQL
6 75 (13.13%) Ruby
7 63 (11.03%) C#
8 47 (8.23%) C++
8 47 (8.23%) Groovy
9 42 (7.36%) PHP
10 16 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.28%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.10%) Perl
13 10 (1.75%) AWK
13 10 (1.75%) sed
14 9 (1.58%) Clojure
14 9 (1.58%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.40%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.05%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 112 (19.61%) Degree
2 22 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 22 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (16.46%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) JTAG
2 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) RHEV
2 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (3.33%) Puppet
2 14 (2.45%) Oozie
3 6 (1.05%) Capistrano
4 5 (0.88%) Graylog2
5 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) Salt
6 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (8.76%) Oracle
1 50 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.03%) Atlassian
3 18 (3.15%) IBM
3 18 (3.15%) Twitter
4 15 (2.63%) Zend
5 8 (1.40%) New Relic
6 7 (1.23%) Akamai
7 5 (0.88%) VMware
7 5 (0.88%) SAP
8 4 (0.70%) Adobe
9 3 (0.53%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (0.35%) Splunk
10 2 (0.35%) ATG
10 2 (0.35%) Vignette
11 1 (0.18%) Sybase
11 1 (0.18%) CODA
11 1 (0.18%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.18%) Symantec
11 1 (0.18%) Endeca
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