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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 248 405 375
Rank change year-on-year
+157 -30
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 499 208 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.52% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 172 149
Average daily rate £525 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +19.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £54.25
% change year-on-year
- +30.87%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +183 496 £525 +9.60% 145
London +154 420 £525 +5.00% 90
City of London +108 108 £525 +20.68% 23
South East +29 26 £425 - 12
North West -1 20 £450 +12.07% 13
Surrey +4 17 £425 - 2
Egham - 16 £425 - 2
Manchester -2 15 £450 +48.51% 8
North East - 12 £490 - 2
Yorkshire -15 11 £450 -5.26% 17
West Yorkshire -6 9 £450 -5.26% 11
Tyne and Wear - 9 £490 - 2
Leeds -8 8 £450 -5.26% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £490 - 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £425 - 2
Canary Wharf +2 4 £420 -42.06%
East of England -12 4 £459 -6.37% 1
Cheshire - 4 £363 - 4
Oxford - 4 £425 -
Chester - 3 £350 - 2
Croydon - 3 £375 -
Brighton +18 2 £475 -
East Sussex +12 2 £475 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 2 £390 -
Osterley -1 2 £488 -2.50%
South Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 5
Cambridge - 2 £390 -
Sheffield - 2 £225 - 5
South West +3 1 £310 -27.05% 6
Essex +1 1 £575 +17.34% 1

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 905 (92.82%) Agile Software Development
2 806 (82.67%) TDD
3 662 (67.90%) Java
4 455 (46.67%) Scrum
5 393 (40.31%) Continuous Integration
6 383 (39.28%) JavaScript
7 346 (35.49%) BDD
8 311 (31.90%) NoSQL
9 310 (31.79%) Spring
10 284 (29.13%) HTML
11 269 (27.59%) Git (software)
12 253 (25.95%) Web Services
13 251 (25.74%) REST
14 228 (23.38%) Node.js
14 228 (23.38%) CSS
15 223 (22.87%) AngularJS
16 201 (20.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 190 (19.49%) Continuous Delivery
18 188 (19.28%) Kanban
19 177 (18.15%) SQL
20 174 (17.85%) RESTful
21 173 (17.74%) Open Source
22 172 (17.64%) Ruby
23 168 (17.23%) Linux
24 167 (17.13%) MVC
25 166 (17.03%) Scala
26 165 (16.92%) MongoDB
27 158 (16.21%) HTML5
28 143 (14.67%) OO
28 143 (14.67%) Unix

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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
1 228 (23.38%) Node.js
2 115 (11.79%) Tomcat
3 83 (8.51%) Apache
4 81 (8.31%) Jetty
5 42 (4.31%) Apache Spark
6 20 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
7 18 (1.85%) Confluence
8 12 (1.23%) Apache Solr
8 12 (1.23%) JBoss
9 10 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.62%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.41%) CMS
12 4 (0.41%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
13 3 (0.31%) Apache TomEE
13 3 (0.31%) Mule
14 2 (0.21%) Documentum
14 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (1.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.21%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.41%) Magento
4 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.10%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 136 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.38%) GitHub
3 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.92%) Heroku
6 8 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.72%) Force.com
8 5 (0.51%) SaaS
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (7.79%) HTTP
2 43 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 25 (2.56%) Internet
4 6 (0.62%) DVB
4 6 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.21%) SSL
7 1 (0.10%) LAN
7 1 (0.10%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (31.90%) NoSQL
2 201 (20.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 165 (16.92%) MongoDB
4 66 (6.77%) Hadoop
5 57 (5.85%) Big Data
5 57 (5.85%) SQL Server
6 54 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
7 49 (5.03%) Relational Database
8 48 (4.92%) MySQL
9 24 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.15%) Redis
11 20 (2.05%) Apache Hive
12 14 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.44%) DB2
12 14 (1.44%) HBase
13 11 (1.13%) Riak
14 10 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 269 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 143 (14.67%) Jenkins
3 123 (12.62%) Subversion
4 120 (12.31%) Maven
5 112 (11.49%) Cucumber
6 106 (10.87%) JUnit
7 99 (10.15%) Gradle
8 89 (9.13%) Mockito
9 74 (7.59%) Jasmine
10 49 (5.03%) Protractor
11 46 (4.72%) Mocha
12 45 (4.62%) JIRA
13 40 (4.10%) JMeter
14 39 (4.00%) Selenium
15 35 (3.59%) gulp
15 35 (3.59%) TeamCity
16 30 (3.08%) Sinon.JS
17 25 (2.56%) Hudson
18 24 (2.46%) Karma Test Runner
19 23 (2.36%) QUnit
General
1 118 (12.10%) Finance
2 100 (10.26%) Banking
3 40 (4.10%) Front Office
4 26 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.56%) Marketing
6 19 (1.95%) Publishing
7 16 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.44%) Games
9 10 (1.03%) Retail
10 7 (0.72%) Automotive
10 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.62%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.31%) Back Office
14 1 (0.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 882 (90.46%) Developer
2 475 (48.72%) Java Developer
3 280 (28.72%) Agile Developer
4 223 (22.87%) Agile Java Developer
5 165 (16.92%) JavaScript Developer
6 162 (16.62%) Senior Developer
7 110 (11.28%) Senior Java Developer
8 90 (9.23%) Scala Developer
9 83 (8.51%) Node.js Developer
10 70 (7.18%) Angular Developer
11 56 (5.74%) Senior Agile Developer
12 54 (5.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 52 (5.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 39 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
14 39 (4.00%) HTML Developer
15 38 (3.90%) .NET Developer
16 35 (3.59%) Hadoop Developer
16 35 (3.59%) HTML CSS Developer
17 32 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
17 32 (3.28%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (31.79%) Spring
2 284 (29.13%) HTML
3 253 (25.95%) Web Services
4 251 (25.74%) REST
5 228 (23.38%) CSS
6 223 (22.87%) AngularJS
7 174 (17.85%) RESTful
8 158 (16.21%) HTML5
9 129 (13.23%) Hibernate
10 114 (11.69%) CSS3
11 109 (11.18%) JSON
12 78 (8.00%) XML
13 72 (7.38%) Sass
14 67 (6.87%) J2EE
15 63 (6.46%) jQuery
16 60 (6.15%) .NET
17 59 (6.05%) React
17 59 (6.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 55 (5.64%) Express
18 55 (5.64%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.36%) User Experience
2 61 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.59%) Derivative
3 35 (3.59%) STB
4 26 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (2.56%) Grid Computing
6 20 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.33%) iPad
8 12 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.82%) Equities
10 8 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.82%) Interactive TV
10 8 (0.82%) MPEG
11 7 (0.72%) Linked Data
11 7 (0.72%) Semantic Web
12 6 (0.62%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 168 (17.23%) Linux
2 143 (14.67%) Unix
3 60 (6.15%) Windows
4 18 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.44%) Android
6 8 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.21%) AIX
7 2 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (92.82%) Agile Software Development
2 806 (82.67%) TDD
3 455 (46.67%) Scrum
4 393 (40.31%) Continuous Integration
5 346 (35.49%) BDD
6 190 (19.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 188 (19.28%) Kanban
8 173 (17.74%) Open Source
9 167 (17.13%) MVC
10 143 (14.67%) OO
11 139 (14.26%) Software Engineering
12 132 (13.54%) Multithreading
13 106 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 105 (10.77%) Unit Testing
15 97 (9.95%) SDLC
16 96 (9.85%) User Stories
17 93 (9.54%) Mentoring
18 92 (9.44%) DevOps
19 87 (8.92%) High Availability
20 71 (7.28%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 662 (67.90%) Java
2 383 (39.28%) JavaScript
3 177 (18.15%) SQL
4 172 (17.64%) Ruby
5 166 (17.03%) Scala
6 120 (12.31%) Python
7 81 (8.31%) Groovy
8 56 (5.74%) C#
9 52 (5.33%) C++
10 44 (4.51%) ES6
11 29 (2.97%) PHP
12 28 (2.87%) CoffeeScript
13 25 (2.56%) Clojure
14 24 (2.46%) Shell Script
15 23 (2.36%) PL/SQL
16 22 (2.26%) Bash Shell
16 22 (2.26%) ECMAScript
17 19 (1.95%) T-SQL
18 18 (1.85%) Perl
19 12 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 82 (8.41%) Degree
2 59 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.51%) PMP
5 4 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (7.28%) QA
2 3 (0.31%) SDET
2 3 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 101 (10.36%) Docker
2 11 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.62%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.21%) HDFS
4 2 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.10%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (3.38%) Graphite
2 19 (1.95%) Oozie
3 17 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.64%) Mesos
5 9 (0.92%) Puppet
6 6 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.41%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.31%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.21%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 72 (7.38%) Oracle
2 38 (3.90%) SOASTA, Inc
3 21 (2.15%) DataSynapse
4 17 (1.74%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.33%) IBM
6 12 (1.23%) VMware
7 11 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.03%) Teradata
9 9 (0.92%) New Relic
9 9 (0.92%) TIBCO
10 8 (0.82%) Google
10 8 (0.82%) OpenTV
10 8 (0.82%) Twitter
11 6 (0.62%) HP
11 6 (0.62%) Rally
11 6 (0.62%) Red Gate
11 6 (0.62%) SAP
11 6 (0.62%) Sybase
12 5 (0.51%) Perforce
13 4 (0.41%) Zend
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