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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 332 395 389
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -6
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 289 190 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.50% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 127 124
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£483 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £52.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.23% +133.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - £22.50

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +38 259 £495 +10.00% 65
London +79 197 £500 +5.26% 35
City of London +25 40 £469 -6.25% 10
East of England -12 21 £450 - 1
North West -8 15 £325 -13.26% 6
Wales - 13 £500 -
Scotland +2 12 £375 - 4
South East -34 12 £425 +70.00% 11
Cambridgeshire -15 11 - -
Edinburgh -1 10 £425 +13.33% 1
Berkshire +9 9 £500 +57.48% 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £425 - 1
Slough - 7 £308 -
Manchester -6 6 £308 -17.93% 5
West Midlands -10 6 £419 +52.27%
Chester +5 3 £375 -
Cheshire +3 3 £375 - 1
South West -23 3 £425 +28.30% 9
Reading +19 2 £538 +26.47%
Surrey -5 2 £425 +13.33% 5
Yorkshire -8 2 £400 - 1
East Midlands -12 2 £400 - 1
Bristol -13 2 £425 +25.92% 4
Cardiff - 2 £413 -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 1
South Wales - 2 £413 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £363 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 1

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 545 (94.45%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (83.02%) TDD
3 357 (61.87%) Java
4 254 (44.02%) Scrum
5 232 (40.21%) JavaScript
6 226 (39.17%) Continuous Integration
7 198 (34.32%) BDD
8 167 (28.94%) HTML
9 136 (23.57%) Open Source
10 132 (22.88%) Linux
10 132 (22.88%) OO
11 126 (21.84%) Spring
12 118 (20.45%) CSS
13 111 (19.24%) Web Services
14 104 (18.02%) Degree
15 103 (17.85%) HTML5
16 98 (16.98%) MVC
17 97 (16.81%) User Stories
18 95 (16.46%) AngularJS
18 95 (16.46%) Jenkins
18 95 (16.46%) XML
19 93 (16.12%) NoSQL
20 90 (15.60%) Scala
20 90 (15.60%) SQL
21 87 (15.08%) Python
21 87 (15.08%) RESTful
22 84 (14.56%) Git (software)
23 82 (14.21%) .NET
24 81 (14.04%) QA
25 79 (13.69%) Cucumber

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (7.63%) Node.js
2 42 (7.28%) Confluence
3 38 (6.59%) Apache
4 25 (4.33%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.64%) JBoss
6 19 (3.29%) FileNet
7 16 (2.77%) CMS
8 8 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.52%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.52%) Liferay
10 3 (0.52%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.35%) Kentico
11 2 (0.35%) nginx
11 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.35%) Jetty
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (0.69%) MS Excel
1 4 (0.69%) Mingle
2 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.21%) GitHub
4 6 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Heroku
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.17%) Route 53
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.29%) HTTP
2 15 (2.60%) LDAP
3 2 (0.35%) Internet
3 2 (0.35%) SSL
3 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) AMQP
4 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.17%) DNS
4 1 (0.17%) DHCP
4 1 (0.17%) GPRS
4 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (16.12%) NoSQL
2 54 (9.36%) SQL Server
3 52 (9.01%) Relational Database
4 50 (8.67%) MongoDB
4 50 (8.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 29 (5.03%) Hadoop
6 28 (4.85%) Big Data
7 27 (4.68%) RDBMS
8 19 (3.29%) MySQL
9 16 (2.77%) Apache Hive
10 15 (2.60%) HBase
11 14 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (2.08%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.39%) CouchDB
13 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.04%) Redis
15 5 (0.87%) RavenDB
16 3 (0.52%) SQLite
16 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 95 (16.46%) Jenkins
2 84 (14.56%) Git (software)
3 79 (13.69%) Cucumber
4 71 (12.31%) JUnit
5 59 (10.23%) Maven
6 58 (10.05%) JIRA
7 46 (7.97%) Selenium
8 45 (7.80%) Hudson
9 41 (7.11%) Subversion
10 36 (6.24%) jMock
11 32 (5.55%) Jasmine
12 24 (4.16%) Mockito
13 20 (3.47%) TeamCity
14 19 (3.29%) RSpec
14 19 (3.29%) WebDriver
14 19 (3.29%) Visual Studio
15 17 (2.95%) Mocha
16 15 (2.60%) Eclipse
17 13 (2.25%) NUnit
17 13 (2.25%) FitNesse
General
1 50 (8.67%) Banking
2 42 (7.28%) Finance
3 38 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 26 (4.51%) Front Office
5 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.69%) Games
6 3 (0.52%) Publishing
7 2 (0.35%) Back Office
7 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.35%) Electronics
7 2 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.17%) Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 472 (81.80%) Developer
2 195 (33.80%) Java Developer
3 51 (8.84%) Senior Developer
4 43 (7.45%) Agile Java Developer
5 40 (6.93%) Scala Developer
6 35 (6.07%) .NET Developer
6 35 (6.07%) C++ Developer
7 33 (5.72%) C# Developer
8 31 (5.37%) Qt Developer
9 30 (5.20%) Architect
10 26 (4.51%) Senior Java Developer
11 25 (4.33%) Technical Architect
11 25 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
12 20 (3.47%) Front-End Developer
13 19 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (3.12%) Software Engineer
15 15 (2.60%) Middleware Developer
16 14 (2.43%) Software Developer
16 14 (2.43%) Web Developer
17 13 (2.25%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (28.94%) HTML
2 126 (21.84%) Spring
3 118 (20.45%) CSS
4 111 (19.24%) Web Services
5 103 (17.85%) HTML5
6 95 (16.46%) AngularJS
6 95 (16.46%) XML
7 87 (15.08%) RESTful
8 82 (14.21%) .NET
9 75 (13.00%) Hibernate
10 62 (10.75%) CSS3
11 57 (9.88%) REST
12 54 (9.36%) SOAP
13 52 (9.01%) JSON
14 46 (7.97%) Backbone.js
15 37 (6.41%) Qt
16 36 (6.24%) J2EE
17 32 (5.55%) XSLT
18 30 (5.20%) Grails
19 29 (5.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 136 (23.57%) Open Source
2 29 (5.03%) User Experience
3 26 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.99%) Fixed Income
5 21 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.39%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
8 7 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (0.87%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.87%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.87%) Web 2.0
9 5 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.69%) Kindle
11 3 (0.52%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.52%) iPhone
11 3 (0.52%) iPad
11 3 (0.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 132 (22.88%) Linux
2 21 (3.64%) Apple iOS
2 21 (3.64%) Android
3 16 (2.77%) UNIX
4 10 (1.73%) Windows
5 3 (0.52%) Solaris
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (94.45%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (83.02%) TDD
3 254 (44.02%) Scrum
4 226 (39.17%) Continuous Integration
5 198 (34.32%) BDD
6 132 (22.88%) OO
7 98 (16.98%) MVC
8 97 (16.81%) User Stories
9 79 (13.69%) DevOps
10 75 (13.00%) Software Engineering
11 73 (12.65%) Kanban
12 63 (10.92%) Release Management
13 60 (10.40%) SOA
14 57 (9.88%) E-Commerce
15 56 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (9.19%) Mentoring
17 50 (8.67%) Test Automation
18 49 (8.49%) OOD
19 47 (8.15%) Refactoring
20 44 (7.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 357 (61.87%) Java
2 232 (40.21%) JavaScript
3 90 (15.60%) Scala
3 90 (15.60%) SQL
4 87 (15.08%) Python
5 69 (11.96%) C#
6 68 (11.79%) Ruby
7 50 (8.67%) Groovy
8 43 (7.45%) C++
8 43 (7.45%) PHP
9 19 (3.29%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.25%) sed
10 13 (2.25%) AWK
10 13 (2.25%) Perl
11 10 (1.73%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.73%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.73%) Clojure
12 8 (1.39%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 104 (18.02%) Degree
2 25 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (14.04%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.35%) Varnish
3 1 (0.17%) RHEV
3 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (3.29%) Puppet
2 17 (2.95%) Oozie
3 5 (0.87%) Graylog2
4 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.35%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) Salt
6 1 (0.17%) logstash
6 1 (0.17%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 52 (9.01%) Oracle
1 52 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.29%) Twitter
2 19 (3.29%) IBM
3 18 (3.12%) Atlassian
4 16 (2.77%) Zend
5 7 (1.21%) New Relic
6 5 (0.87%) Akamai
6 5 (0.87%) VMware
7 3 (0.52%) Splunk
7 3 (0.52%) GigaSpaces
8 2 (0.35%) Vignette
8 2 (0.35%) SAP
8 2 (0.35%) ATG
8 2 (0.35%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.35%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.17%) Endeca
9 1 (0.17%) ILOG
9 1 (0.17%) CODA
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