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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 313 373 369
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -4
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 362 251 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 200 167
Average daily rate
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£475 £453 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +62 341 £485 +3.19% 103
London +37 273 £500 +2.04% 61
City of London +15 55 £550 - 16
North West +4 26 £388 +10.71% 10
South East -15 21 £403 +7.33% 11
Manchester +6 19 £475 +35.71% 5
Scotland +4 13 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 12 £403 -
Oxford - 12 £403 -
Edinburgh +2 9 £375 -
North East - 8 £450 - 1
Cheshire -2 6 £378 - 4
Wales -3 6 £375 +25.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £450 - 1
South Wales - 6 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £450 - 1
South West -3 5 £388 +29.16% 8
Cardiff - 5 £363 -
Chester - 5 £375 - 2
Bristol -2 4 £388 -8.82% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 6
Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 8
East Sussex - 3 £550 -
West Midlands +6 2 £300 - 2
East of England -2 2 £525 +47.36% 2
Hampshire -6 2 £384 +2.33% 4
West Sussex - 2 £506 - 4
Livingston - 2 £385 -
Worthing - 2 £506 -
Brighton - 2 £550 -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 588 (93.04%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (86.08%) TDD
3 402 (63.61%) Java
4 299 (47.31%) Scrum
5 266 (42.09%) Continuous Integration
6 229 (36.23%) JavaScript
7 226 (35.76%) BDD
8 183 (28.96%) Spring
9 171 (27.06%) HTML
10 146 (23.10%) Git (software)
11 144 (22.78%) CSS
12 139 (21.99%) Kanban
13 136 (21.52%) Scala
14 132 (20.89%) RESTful
15 123 (19.46%) Web Services
16 115 (18.20%) NoSQL
17 112 (17.72%) AngularJS
18 111 (17.56%) OO
19 106 (16.77%) Ruby
20 105 (16.61%) SQL
21 104 (16.46%) Hibernate
21 104 (16.46%) HTML5
22 101 (15.98%) REST
23 99 (15.66%) Jenkins
24 98 (15.51%) Cucumber
25 96 (15.19%) XML
26 95 (15.03%) QA
26 95 (15.03%) MongoDB
27 91 (14.40%) Software Engineering
28 90 (14.24%) JSON

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 86 (13.61%) Node.js
2 54 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.70%) Apache
4 34 (5.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 32 (5.06%) Jetty
6 21 (3.32%) Confluence
7 20 (3.16%) MQSeries
8 13 (2.06%) JBoss
9 12 (1.90%) CMS
10 11 (1.74%) Umbraco
10 11 (1.74%) Kentico
10 11 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.79%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.63%) IIS
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.47%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.32%) MS Office
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.16%) Endur
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.58%) GitHub
5 5 (0.79%) Heroku
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.32%) SaaS
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
7 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.49%) HTTP
2 25 (3.96%) Internet
3 21 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.32%) UPnP
4 2 (0.32%) LDAP
5 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (18.20%) NoSQL
2 95 (15.03%) MongoDB
3 72 (11.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 65 (10.28%) Relational Database
5 42 (6.65%) SQL Server
6 36 (5.70%) MySQL
7 31 (4.91%) Hadoop
8 27 (4.27%) RDBMS
9 24 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (3.80%) Big Data
10 11 (1.74%) Redis
11 9 (1.42%) HBase
12 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.95%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 146 (23.10%) Git (software)
2 99 (15.66%) Jenkins
3 98 (15.51%) Cucumber
4 66 (10.44%) Subversion
5 56 (8.86%) JUnit
6 54 (8.54%) Maven
7 41 (6.49%) TeamCity
8 37 (5.85%) jMock
9 36 (5.70%) Selenium
10 34 (5.38%) IntelliJ
11 31 (4.91%) Gradle
12 29 (4.59%) JIRA
13 28 (4.43%) Hudson
13 28 (4.43%) Mockito
14 19 (3.01%) Capybara
15 17 (2.69%) JMeter
16 16 (2.53%) RSpec
17 14 (2.22%) WebDriver
17 14 (2.22%) Visual Studio
17 14 (2.22%) NUnit
General
1 61 (9.65%) Banking
2 46 (7.28%) Investment Banking
3 36 (5.70%) Finance
4 16 (2.53%) Front Office
5 14 (2.22%) Games
6 12 (1.90%) Publishing
7 10 (1.58%) Retail
8 6 (0.95%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 552 (87.34%) Developer
2 282 (44.62%) Java Developer
3 68 (10.76%) Senior Developer
4 53 (8.39%) Agile Java Developer
5 42 (6.65%) Scala Developer
6 36 (5.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (5.22%) Front-End Developer
8 31 (4.91%) .NET Developer
8 31 (4.91%) Software Engineer
9 30 (4.75%) Web Developer
10 23 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 23 (3.64%) Ruby Developer
11 22 (3.48%) C# Developer
12 19 (3.01%) Java Software Engineer
12 19 (3.01%) PHP Developer
13 16 (2.53%) Python Developer
13 16 (2.53%) Lead Developer
13 16 (2.53%) Core Java Developer
14 14 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (2.22%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (28.96%) Spring
2 171 (27.06%) HTML
3 144 (22.78%) CSS
4 132 (20.89%) RESTful
5 123 (19.46%) Web Services
6 112 (17.72%) AngularJS
7 104 (16.46%) Hibernate
7 104 (16.46%) HTML5
8 101 (15.98%) REST
9 96 (15.19%) XML
10 90 (14.24%) JSON
11 67 (10.60%) CSS3
12 66 (10.44%) .NET
13 59 (9.34%) J2EE
14 46 (7.28%) jQuery
15 45 (7.12%) Backbone.js
16 40 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 36 (5.70%) SOAP
18 35 (5.54%) Sass
19 34 (5.38%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.85%) User Experience
2 25 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.06%) STB
5 12 (1.90%) Digital Media
5 12 (1.90%) Animation
6 11 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.74%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.58%) Blog
8 9 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
9 8 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.11%) iPhone
11 5 (0.79%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.79%) iPad
12 4 (0.63%) RIA
12 4 (0.63%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.63%) Replication
13 3 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 81 (12.82%) Linux
2 52 (8.23%) UNIX
3 19 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.69%) Android
5 9 (1.42%) Windows
6 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (93.04%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (86.08%) TDD
3 299 (47.31%) Scrum
4 266 (42.09%) Continuous Integration
5 226 (35.76%) BDD
6 139 (21.99%) Kanban
7 111 (17.56%) OO
8 91 (14.40%) Software Engineering
9 90 (14.24%) Open Source
10 86 (13.61%) MVC
11 82 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 81 (12.82%) Mentoring
13 77 (12.18%) E-Commerce
14 70 (11.08%) Web Development
15 65 (10.28%) User Stories
16 64 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 64 (10.13%) SDLC
17 62 (9.81%) DevOps
18 61 (9.65%) Multithreading
19 57 (9.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 402 (63.61%) Java
2 229 (36.23%) JavaScript
3 136 (21.52%) Scala
4 106 (16.77%) Ruby
5 105 (16.61%) SQL
6 89 (14.08%) Python
7 75 (11.87%) C#
8 66 (10.44%) Groovy
9 41 (6.49%) PHP
10 23 (3.64%) C++
11 15 (2.37%) Objective-C
12 12 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.74%) XAML
14 9 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.42%) Perl
14 9 (1.42%) Clojure
15 7 (1.11%) CoffeeScript
15 7 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.95%) Apple Swift
17 5 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 55 (8.70%) Degree
2 42 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (15.03%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (4.43%) Docker
2 23 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (3.16%) Puppet
2 18 (2.85%) Graylog
3 12 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.42%) Graphite
5 4 (0.63%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.47%) Oozie
6 3 (0.47%) Ansible
7 2 (0.32%) Salt
7 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 54 (8.54%) Oracle
2 33 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.75%) New Relic
4 23 (3.64%) VMware
5 18 (2.85%) Akamai
6 14 (2.22%) SOASTA, Inc
7 12 (1.90%) EPiServer
8 11 (1.74%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.74%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.27%) Zend
9 8 (1.27%) Twitter
10 6 (0.95%) Apple
11 5 (0.79%) Adobe
11 5 (0.79%) hybris
11 5 (0.79%) Google
12 4 (0.63%) Perforce
12 4 (0.63%) IBM
12 4 (0.63%) Red Gate
13 3 (0.47%) Apigee
14 2 (0.32%) Actian
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Careerwise UK Limited
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Burns Sheehan
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