The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 247 374 372
Rank change year-on-year
+127 -2
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 526 255 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.59% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 201 194
Median daily rate £515 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £339 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £599 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +141 513 £518 +8.94% 112
London +113 379 £525 +5.00% 64
City of London +85 82 £525 +7.69% 11
South East +8 38 £506 +26.56% 7
Yorkshire +7 32 £469 +7.14% 10
North West -3 29 £500 +17.64% 22
West Yorkshire +13 28 £500 +11.11% 8
Leeds +11 28 £500 +29.03% 8
Manchester 0 23 £500 +17.64% 20
East of England +24 19 £400 +45.45% 6
Oxfordshire +14 9 £425 +16.43% 4
East Sussex +9 8 £538 +65.38% 1
Brighton - 8 £538 - 1
Oxford +4 7 £425 +16.43% 2
Essex - 7 £400 -
Berkshire 0 6 £500 +25.00% 1
South West - 6 £400 - 2
Cambridgeshire +17 5 - - 1
West Midlands -14 5 £325 -13.33%
Kent - 5 £650 -
Bracknell - 5 £506 - 1
Birmingham +3 4 £325 -13.33%
West Sussex -29 4 £525 +10.52%
Tyne and Wear -42 4 £500 -
North East -47 4 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -51 4 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £488 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £475 -
Osterley -5 3 £515 +5.10%
Cheshire -10 3 £393 -1.87%

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 987 (94.54%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (86.88%) TDD
3 739 (70.79%) Java
4 556 (53.26%) Scrum
5 440 (42.15%) BDD
6 405 (38.79%) Continuous Integration
7 350 (33.52%) JavaScript
8 323 (30.94%) Spring
9 288 (27.59%) NoSQL
10 287 (27.49%) HTML
11 254 (24.33%) Kanban
12 242 (23.18%) CSS
13 238 (22.80%) REST
14 237 (22.70%) Scala
15 224 (21.46%) Git (software)
16 213 (20.40%) Web Services
17 194 (18.58%) Apache Cassandra
18 184 (17.62%) HTML5
19 176 (16.86%) Continuous Delivery
20 173 (16.57%) AngularJS
21 168 (16.09%) Node.js
22 162 (15.52%) Open Source
23 159 (15.23%) MongoDB
24 158 (15.13%) Software Engineering
25 154 (14.75%) RESTful
26 149 (14.27%) Linux
27 145 (13.89%) MVC
28 138 (13.22%) Finance
28 138 (13.22%) Cucumber
28 138 (13.22%) Jenkins

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 168 (16.09%) Node.js
2 75 (7.18%) Tomcat
3 55 (5.27%) Apache
4 52 (4.98%) Apache Spark
5 42 (4.02%) Jetty
6 27 (2.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 23 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.25%) Apache TomEE
9 12 (1.15%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.96%) Mule
11 9 (0.86%) Confluence
12 8 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.48%) JBoss
13 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.19%) CMS
15 2 (0.19%) IIS
15 2 (0.19%) Liferay
15 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (1.05%) Magento
3 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 113 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.61%) GitHub
3 24 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (1.34%) Google Analytics
5 14 (1.34%) Heroku
6 9 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.77%) PaaS
8 4 (0.38%) Force.com
8 4 (0.38%) SaaS
9 3 (0.29%) Google Play
10 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.096%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.096%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 93 (8.91%) HTTP
2 31 (2.97%) Internet
3 26 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.57%) DVB
5 1 (0.096%) AMQP
5 1 (0.096%) Broadband
5 1 (0.096%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (27.59%) NoSQL
2 194 (18.58%) Apache Cassandra
3 159 (15.23%) MongoDB
4 74 (7.09%) Big Data
5 59 (5.65%) MySQL
6 53 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 51 (4.89%) Hadoop
7 51 (4.89%) SQL Server
8 33 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.53%) Hazelcast
10 15 (1.44%) Redis
11 13 (1.25%) HBase
12 12 (1.15%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.86%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.77%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.67%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.67%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 224 (21.46%) Git (software)
2 138 (13.22%) Cucumber
2 138 (13.22%) Jenkins
3 122 (11.69%) Maven
4 109 (10.44%) Gradle
5 81 (7.76%) JUnit
6 80 (7.66%) Subversion
7 69 (6.61%) Mockito
8 57 (5.46%) Jasmine
9 43 (4.12%) Selenium
10 40 (3.83%) Hudson
10 40 (3.83%) IntelliJ
11 39 (3.74%) Mocha
12 36 (3.45%) JIRA
13 34 (3.26%) Protractor
14 25 (2.39%) Eclipse
14 25 (2.39%) gulp
14 25 (2.39%) Mercurial
14 25 (2.39%) WebDriver
15 24 (2.30%) JMeter
General
1 138 (13.22%) Finance
2 100 (9.58%) Banking
3 29 (2.78%) Front Office
4 26 (2.49%) Publishing
5 22 (2.11%) Marketing
6 20 (1.92%) Retail
7 15 (1.44%) Games
7 15 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.67%) Electronics
10 6 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.096%) Legal
Job Titles
1 932 (89.27%) Developer
2 537 (51.44%) Java Developer
3 327 (31.32%) Agile Developer
4 254 (24.33%) Senior Developer
5 239 (22.89%) Agile Java Developer
6 208 (19.92%) Senior Java Developer
7 137 (13.12%) Scala Developer
8 121 (11.59%) JavaScript Developer
9 109 (10.44%) Senior Agile Developer
10 104 (9.96%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 74 (7.09%) Java Scala Developer
12 51 (4.89%) HTML Developer
13 50 (4.79%) .NET Developer
14 48 (4.60%) Node.js Developer
15 46 (4.41%) C# Developer
15 46 (4.41%) Python Developer
16 45 (4.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 44 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
18 43 (4.12%) Big Data Developer
18 43 (4.12%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (30.94%) Spring
2 287 (27.49%) HTML
3 242 (23.18%) CSS
4 238 (22.80%) REST
5 213 (20.40%) Web Services
6 184 (17.62%) HTML5
7 173 (16.57%) AngularJS
8 154 (14.75%) RESTful
9 137 (13.12%) Hibernate
10 129 (12.36%) CSS3
11 83 (7.95%) J2EE
12 77 (7.38%) .NET
12 77 (7.38%) Sass
13 74 (7.09%) JSON
14 63 (6.03%) Dropwizard
15 62 (5.94%) Play Framework
16 61 (5.84%) Akka
17 60 (5.75%) spray
18 55 (5.27%) jQuery
19 54 (5.17%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.18%) User Experience
2 47 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.21%) Derivative
4 28 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (2.20%) Grid Computing
7 16 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.44%) iPad
9 13 (1.25%) Interactive TV
9 13 (1.25%) Social Media
9 13 (1.25%) STB
10 11 (1.05%) Digital Media
11 10 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.77%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.77%) Video on Demand
14 7 (0.67%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.57%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
15 6 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 149 (14.27%) Linux
2 88 (8.43%) Unix
3 32 (3.07%) Windows
4 18 (1.72%) Android
5 15 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.096%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.096%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.096%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (94.54%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (86.88%) TDD
3 556 (53.26%) Scrum
4 440 (42.15%) BDD
5 405 (38.79%) Continuous Integration
6 254 (24.33%) Kanban
7 176 (16.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 162 (15.52%) Open Source
9 158 (15.13%) Software Engineering
10 145 (13.89%) MVC
11 132 (12.64%) OO
12 124 (11.88%) Microservices
13 116 (11.11%) DevOps
14 111 (10.63%) E-Commerce
15 109 (10.44%) High Availability
16 106 (10.15%) Mentoring
17 92 (8.81%) Multithreading
18 90 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
19 87 (8.33%) Automated Testing
20 84 (8.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 739 (70.79%) Java
2 350 (33.52%) JavaScript
3 237 (22.70%) Scala
4 120 (11.49%) SQL
5 114 (10.92%) Ruby
6 112 (10.73%) Python
7 72 (6.90%) Groovy
8 66 (6.32%) C#
9 50 (4.79%) C++
10 38 (3.64%) Clojure
11 36 (3.45%) ES6
12 34 (3.26%) PHP
13 25 (2.39%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.53%) ECMAScript
14 16 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.34%) Go
16 11 (1.05%) C
17 10 (0.96%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.77%) Apex Code
18 8 (0.77%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 65 (6.23%) Degree
2 49 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.14%) QA
2 4 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.096%) SDET
3 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 97 (9.29%) Docker
2 11 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.77%) HDFS
4 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.096%) vCloud
6 1 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (1.25%) Graphite
2 11 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.67%) Kibana
5 5 (0.48%) Mesos
5 5 (0.48%) Oozie
6 3 (0.29%) Ansible
7 2 (0.19%) Puppet
8 1 (0.096%) Packer
8 1 (0.096%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (6.13%) Oracle
2 22 (2.11%) Google
2 22 (2.11%) SOASTA, Inc
3 21 (2.01%) DataSynapse
4 13 (1.25%) CyberSource
4 13 (1.25%) VMware
5 12 (1.15%) Microsoft
5 12 (1.15%) New Relic
5 12 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (0.96%) IBM
7 8 (0.77%) OpenTV
7 8 (0.77%) SAP
8 6 (0.57%) Adobe
8 6 (0.57%) Siebel
8 6 (0.57%) Sybase
8 6 (0.57%) Zend
9 5 (0.48%) Facebook
10 3 (0.29%) Akamai
10 3 (0.29%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (0.29%) Twitter
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