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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 244 375 401
Rank change year-on-year
+131 +26
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 549 281 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.64% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 236 184
Average daily rate £525 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +124 535 £525 +11.70% 95
London +97 440 £525 +5.00% 69
City of London +91 112 £525 +16.66% 16
South East +9 30 £500 +33.33% 5
North West -2 21 £500 +17.64% 7
Manchester +4 18 £500 +17.64% 7
Yorkshire -16 16 £440 +3.52% 9
East of England +17 11 £400 +45.45% 1
Leeds -12 11 £500 +17.64% 7
West Yorkshire -22 11 £500 +11.11% 7
Oxfordshire - 10 £425 - 2
Oxford - 9 £425 - 1
East Sussex +7 7 £538 +65.38%
West Midlands -8 7 £400 +6.66%
Essex - 7 £400 -
Brighton - 7 £538 -
Kent - 6 £650 -
North East - 6 £385 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £385 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £385 -
Birmingham +7 4 £325 -13.33%
South Yorkshire -8 4 £363 -9.37% 2
Sheffield -19 4 £363 -9.37% 2
South West - 4 £438 - 1
Berkshire +7 3 £475 +68.88%
Cheshire -7 3 £393 -1.87%
Warrington -8 3 £393 -7.64%
Norwich - 3 £390 -
Norfolk - 3 £390 -
Coventry - 2 £475 -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 996 (94.95%) Agile Software Development
2 904 (86.18%) TDD
3 757 (72.16%) Java
4 555 (52.91%) Scrum
5 430 (40.99%) BDD
6 387 (36.89%) Continuous Integration
7 378 (36.03%) JavaScript
8 339 (32.32%) Spring
9 326 (31.08%) NoSQL
10 290 (27.65%) HTML
11 263 (25.07%) REST
12 244 (23.26%) Kanban
13 238 (22.69%) Web Services
14 237 (22.59%) Git (software)
15 235 (22.40%) CSS
16 220 (20.97%) Apache Cassandra
17 208 (19.83%) Scala
18 197 (18.78%) AngularJS
19 193 (18.40%) Node.js
20 180 (17.16%) Continuous Delivery
21 175 (16.68%) HTML5
22 165 (15.73%) MongoDB
22 165 (15.73%) Open Source
23 162 (15.44%) Software Engineering
24 157 (14.97%) MVC
25 152 (14.49%) Linux
26 151 (14.39%) RESTful
27 148 (14.11%) Cucumber
28 146 (13.92%) Finance
29 142 (13.54%) Jenkins

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 193 (18.40%) Node.js
2 98 (9.34%) Tomcat
3 66 (6.29%) Apache
4 62 (5.91%) Jetty
5 48 (4.58%) Apache Spark
6 27 (2.57%) Oracle Coherence
7 15 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.24%) Apache TomEE
9 11 (1.05%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.86%) JBoss
11 8 (0.76%) Confluence
11 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.67%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.38%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
15 3 (0.29%) CMS
16 2 (0.19%) Documentum
16 2 (0.19%) IIS
16 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (1.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.29%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.86%) Magento
3 7 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.095%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.095%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 123 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (5.05%) GitHub
3 17 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.33%) Google Analytics
5 13 (1.24%) Heroku
6 7 (0.67%) Force.com
6 7 (0.67%) PaaS
7 6 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.095%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.095%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.095%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 87 (8.29%) HTTP
2 37 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 36 (3.43%) Internet
4 8 (0.76%) DVB
5 6 (0.57%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.095%) AMQP
8 1 (0.095%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (31.08%) NoSQL
2 220 (20.97%) Apache Cassandra
3 165 (15.73%) MongoDB
4 69 (6.58%) Big Data
5 59 (5.62%) MySQL
6 58 (5.53%) Hadoop
7 54 (5.15%) SQL Server
8 48 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (4.29%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.62%) Redis
11 16 (1.53%) Hazelcast
12 15 (1.43%) HBase
13 14 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.14%) MariaDB
15 11 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.95%) Apache Hive
17 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
18 7 (0.67%) Couchbase
18 7 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 237 (22.59%) Git (software)
2 148 (14.11%) Cucumber
3 142 (13.54%) Jenkins
4 123 (11.73%) Maven
5 106 (10.10%) Gradle
6 96 (9.15%) Subversion
7 93 (8.87%) JUnit
8 82 (7.82%) Mockito
9 70 (6.67%) Jasmine
10 46 (4.39%) Protractor
11 43 (4.10%) Selenium
12 39 (3.72%) Mocha
13 38 (3.62%) JIRA
14 37 (3.53%) Hudson
15 35 (3.34%) gulp
15 35 (3.34%) JMeter
16 29 (2.76%) Karma Test Runner
17 27 (2.57%) WebDriver
18 26 (2.48%) IntelliJ
18 26 (2.48%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (13.92%) Finance
2 119 (11.34%) Banking
3 33 (3.15%) Front Office
4 26 (2.48%) Publishing
5 24 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.29%) Marketing
6 16 (1.53%) Games
6 16 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.24%) Retail
8 8 (0.76%) Electronics
9 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.38%) Back Office
12 1 (0.095%) Advertising
12 1 (0.095%) Legal
Job Titles
1 940 (89.61%) Developer
2 536 (51.10%) Java Developer
3 356 (33.94%) Agile Developer
4 271 (25.83%) Agile Java Developer
5 220 (20.97%) Senior Developer
6 178 (16.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 144 (13.73%) JavaScript Developer
8 119 (11.34%) Scala Developer
9 99 (9.44%) Senior Agile Developer
10 95 (9.06%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 64 (6.10%) Node.js Developer
12 59 (5.62%) Angular Developer
13 54 (5.15%) Java Scala Developer
14 48 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 48 (4.58%) HTML Developer
15 46 (4.39%) .NET Developer
16 45 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
17 42 (4.00%) C# Developer
18 38 (3.62%) Big Data Developer
19 36 (3.43%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (32.32%) Spring
2 290 (27.65%) HTML
3 263 (25.07%) REST
4 238 (22.69%) Web Services
5 235 (22.40%) CSS
6 197 (18.78%) AngularJS
7 175 (16.68%) HTML5
8 151 (14.39%) RESTful
9 137 (13.06%) Hibernate
10 122 (11.63%) CSS3
11 86 (8.20%) J2EE
12 85 (8.10%) JSON
13 80 (7.63%) Sass
14 69 (6.58%) .NET
15 66 (6.29%) jQuery
16 59 (5.62%) Spring MVC
17 57 (5.43%) XML
18 49 (4.67%) Guice
18 49 (4.67%) spray
19 46 (4.39%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.87%) User Experience
2 48 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.19%) Derivative
4 28 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (2.38%) Grid Computing
6 23 (2.19%) STB
7 18 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.53%) iPad
9 15 (1.43%) Interactive TV
10 13 (1.24%) Social Media
11 11 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.95%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.86%) MPEG
14 8 (0.76%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
14 8 (0.76%) Fat Client
14 8 (0.76%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.76%) Video on Demand
15 6 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 152 (14.49%) Linux
2 109 (10.39%) Unix
3 44 (4.19%) Windows
4 13 (1.24%) Android
5 12 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.38%) Solaris
7 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.095%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (94.95%) Agile Software Development
2 904 (86.18%) TDD
3 555 (52.91%) Scrum
4 430 (40.99%) BDD
5 387 (36.89%) Continuous Integration
6 244 (23.26%) Kanban
7 180 (17.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 165 (15.73%) Open Source
9 162 (15.44%) Software Engineering
10 157 (14.97%) MVC
11 127 (12.11%) OO
12 112 (10.68%) Multithreading
13 107 (10.20%) Mentoring
13 107 (10.20%) Microservices
14 104 (9.91%) High Availability
15 101 (9.63%) DevOps
16 100 (9.53%) SDLC
17 94 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 89 (8.48%) E-Commerce
19 88 (8.39%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 757 (72.16%) Java
2 378 (36.03%) JavaScript
3 208 (19.83%) Scala
4 140 (13.35%) SQL
5 130 (12.39%) Ruby
6 117 (11.15%) Python
7 73 (6.96%) Groovy
8 63 (6.01%) C#
9 56 (5.34%) C++
10 39 (3.72%) ES6
11 33 (3.15%) PHP
12 31 (2.96%) Clojure
13 25 (2.38%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.91%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.81%) ECMAScript
16 16 (1.53%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.24%) C
18 11 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.05%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.95%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 67 (6.39%) Degree
2 50 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.34%) QA
2 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.095%) SDET
3 1 (0.095%) SLA
System Software
1 107 (10.20%) Docker
2 11 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.76%) HDFS
4 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.095%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (2.57%) Graphite
2 9 (0.86%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.86%) Mesos
2 9 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.76%) Oozie
4 5 (0.48%) Kibana
5 2 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.095%) Ansible
Vendors
1 73 (6.96%) Oracle
2 35 (3.34%) SOASTA, Inc
3 21 (2.00%) DataSynapse
4 17 (1.62%) Google
5 14 (1.33%) IBM
6 13 (1.24%) CyberSource
7 12 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.05%) VMware
9 10 (0.95%) OpenTV
10 9 (0.86%) Microsoft
11 8 (0.76%) New Relic
12 7 (0.67%) SAP
12 7 (0.67%) Siebel
13 6 (0.57%) Adobe
13 6 (0.57%) Sybase
13 6 (0.57%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.57%) Zend
14 3 (0.29%) Akamai
14 3 (0.29%) Facebook
14 3 (0.29%) Twitter
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