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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 225 294 375
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +81
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 585 464 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.80% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.99% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 374 231
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £377 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £40.50 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -42.95%

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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +68 575 £500 +5.26% 99
London +2 379 £525 +5.00% 61
City of London +49 105 £525 +5.00% 16
South East +44 56 £450 +18.42% 7
Yorkshire +51 44 £438 +25.00% 8
North West +15 44 £430 -9.47% 8
South West +41 28 £340 -9.33% 5
West Yorkshire +30 28 £425 +21.42% 8
Leeds +29 27 £425 +21.42% 8
Manchester -4 26 £500 +5.26% 7
Berkshire +32 23 £438 - 1
South Yorkshire +19 16 £438 -
Sheffield +14 15 £438 -
Cheshire +18 13 £425 +10.74% 1
Oxfordshire +2 13 £400 - 3
Tyne and Wear -22 12 £438 +3.05% 1
North East -23 12 £438 +3.05% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 12 £438 +3.05% 1
Bracknell - 12 £475 -
Oxford -4 11 £400 -
Westminster - 10 £425 -
Somerset +33 9 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +29 8 £350 -17.64% 1
Bristol +9 8 £350 -6.66% 4
Taunton - 8 £331 -
Milton Keynes +13 6 - - 1
Croydon - 6 £463 -
West Sussex - 6 £550 -
East of England +11 5 £525 +5.00% 5
Scotland 0 4 £525 +31.25% 2

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 970 (91.68%) Agile Software Development
2 863 (81.57%) TDD
3 678 (64.08%) Java
4 483 (45.65%) BDD
5 477 (45.09%) Scrum
6 434 (41.02%) Continuous Integration
7 348 (32.89%) JavaScript
8 310 (29.30%) Scala
9 297 (28.07%) HTML
10 285 (26.94%) Spring
11 272 (25.71%) CSS
12 264 (24.95%) Git (software)
13 249 (23.53%) Kanban
14 207 (19.57%) RESTful
15 196 (18.53%) HTML5
16 194 (18.34%) Open Source
17 190 (17.96%) Jenkins
18 180 (17.01%) AngularJS
19 178 (16.82%) Microservices
20 177 (16.73%) REST
21 174 (16.45%) OO
22 165 (15.60%) Node.js
23 162 (15.31%) Software Engineering
24 152 (14.37%) E-Commerce
25 151 (14.27%) Web Services
26 148 (13.99%) CSS3
27 145 (13.71%) DevOps
28 143 (13.52%) MVC
28 143 (13.52%) NoSQL
29 140 (13.23%) JSON

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 59 (5.58%) Apache Spark
2 47 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (3.31%) Confluence
4 30 (2.84%) Apache
5 24 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.61%) CMS
7 12 (1.13%) Mule
8 10 (0.95%) NServiceBus
9 9 (0.85%) Jetty
10 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.66%) nginx
12 6 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
13 5 (0.47%) IIS
13 5 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.38%) Drupal
15 3 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 25 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.76%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (1.80%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 137 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (9.92%) GitHub
3 43 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.04%) Google Play
7 9 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (0.85%) PaaS
8 8 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (0.76%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.47%) Heroku
10 4 (0.38%) SaaS
11 3 (0.28%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.28%) Force.com
11 3 (0.28%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.19%) IaaS
12 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 90 (8.51%) HTTP
2 36 (3.40%) Internet
3 35 (3.31%) MQTT
4 32 (3.02%) RTSP
5 9 (0.85%) DVB
6 3 (0.28%) LDAP
7 1 (0.095%) AMQP
7 1 (0.095%) FTP
7 1 (0.095%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (13.52%) NoSQL
2 129 (12.19%) MongoDB
3 79 (7.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 60 (5.67%) SQL Server
5 59 (5.58%) Big Data
6 51 (4.82%) Hadoop
7 41 (3.88%) MySQL
8 40 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (3.31%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.55%) Redis
11 20 (1.89%) Apache Hive
12 16 (1.51%) Neo4j
13 15 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (1.13%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.76%) Hazelcast
16 8 (0.76%) HBase
17 6 (0.57%) MariaDB
17 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 264 (24.95%) Git (software)
2 190 (17.96%) Jenkins
3 123 (11.63%) Cucumber
4 106 (10.02%) Maven
5 90 (8.51%) Gradle
6 69 (6.52%) JIRA
7 66 (6.24%) Selenium
8 60 (5.67%) IntelliJ
9 55 (5.20%) JUnit
10 51 (4.82%) Subversion
11 45 (4.25%) Mercurial
11 45 (4.25%) Mockito
12 37 (3.50%) Hudson
13 35 (3.31%) WebDriver
14 34 (3.21%) Eclipse
15 33 (3.12%) Vagrant
16 24 (2.27%) Appium
17 22 (2.08%) TeamCity
18 21 (1.98%) Robotium
19 20 (1.89%) Jasmine
General
1 85 (8.03%) Finance
2 71 (6.71%) Banking
3 41 (3.88%) Retail
4 28 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.08%) Publishing
6 19 (1.80%) Games
7 15 (1.42%) Front Office
8 13 (1.23%) Back Office
9 10 (0.95%) Marketing
10 8 (0.76%) Advertising
11 3 (0.28%) Electronics
11 3 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.095%) French Language
12 1 (0.095%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.095%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.095%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 902 (85.26%) Developer
2 440 (41.59%) Java Developer
3 273 (25.80%) Senior Developer
4 239 (22.59%) Agile Developer
5 197 (18.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 172 (16.26%) Agile Java Developer
7 171 (16.16%) Scala Developer
8 102 (9.64%) Senior Agile Developer
9 98 (9.26%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 96 (9.07%) Java Scala Developer
11 82 (7.75%) Senior Scala Developer
12 67 (6.33%) .NET Developer
13 66 (6.24%) JavaScript Developer
14 64 (6.05%) Senior Java Scala Developer
15 53 (5.01%) C# Developer
15 53 (5.01%) Python Developer
16 40 (3.78%) Node.js Developer
17 39 (3.69%) AWS Developer
17 39 (3.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 39 (3.69%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (28.07%) HTML
2 285 (26.94%) Spring
3 272 (25.71%) CSS
4 207 (19.57%) RESTful
5 196 (18.53%) HTML5
6 180 (17.01%) AngularJS
7 177 (16.73%) REST
8 165 (15.60%) Node.js
9 151 (14.27%) Web Services
10 148 (13.99%) CSS3
11 140 (13.23%) JSON
12 137 (12.95%) Hibernate
13 100 (9.45%) .NET
14 85 (8.03%) Kafka
15 81 (7.66%) Play Framework
16 79 (7.47%) Akka
17 76 (7.18%) jQuery
18 68 (6.43%) Sass
19 67 (6.33%) React
20 58 (5.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.58%) User Experience
2 50 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
3 42 (3.97%) Video on Demand
4 38 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.40%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.65%) Derivative
7 26 (2.46%) iPad
8 25 (2.36%) Public Cloud
9 24 (2.27%) iPhone
10 16 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.42%) Streaming Video
12 14 (1.32%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.23%) Economics
14 12 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.85%) Fat Client
15 9 (0.85%) Interactive TV
15 9 (0.85%) MPEG
15 9 (0.85%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.66%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.84%) Linux
2 64 (6.05%) Apple iOS
3 53 (5.01%) Android
4 41 (3.88%) Unix
5 27 (2.55%) Windows
6 10 (0.95%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (91.68%) Agile Software Development
2 863 (81.57%) TDD
3 483 (45.65%) BDD
4 477 (45.09%) Scrum
5 434 (41.02%) Continuous Integration
6 249 (23.53%) Kanban
7 194 (18.34%) Open Source
8 178 (16.82%) Microservices
9 174 (16.45%) OO
10 162 (15.31%) Software Engineering
11 152 (14.37%) E-Commerce
12 145 (13.71%) DevOps
13 143 (13.52%) MVC
14 136 (12.85%) Continuous Delivery
15 126 (11.91%) Automated Testing
16 119 (11.25%) High Availability
17 105 (9.92%) Web Development
18 96 (9.07%) SOA
19 91 (8.60%) Unit Testing
20 89 (8.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 678 (64.08%) Java
2 348 (32.89%) JavaScript
3 310 (29.30%) Scala
4 131 (12.38%) Python
5 121 (11.44%) SQL
6 98 (9.26%) C#
7 94 (8.88%) Ruby
8 76 (7.18%) Groovy
9 70 (6.62%) Clojure
10 55 (5.20%) PHP
11 49 (4.63%) C
12 41 (3.88%) C++
13 29 (2.74%) Objective-C
14 23 (2.17%) Apple Swift
15 13 (1.23%) ES6
16 11 (1.04%) Go
16 11 (1.04%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.85%) ActionScript
17 9 (0.85%) ANSI C
18 8 (0.76%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 66 (6.24%) Security Cleared
2 55 (5.20%) Degree
3 42 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.095%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.095%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (10.11%) QA
2 16 (1.51%) SDET
3 10 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.095%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.095%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (8.22%) Docker
2 43 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.23%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.66%) HDFS
5 5 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.095%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (3.78%) Puppet
2 26 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.76%) Ansible
5 6 (0.57%) Kibana
6 5 (0.47%) Terraform
7 3 (0.28%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.19%) logstash
8 2 (0.19%) OpenSSO
8 2 (0.19%) Sun Identity Manager
9 1 (0.095%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.095%) Grafana
9 1 (0.095%) Mesos
9 1 (0.095%) Nagios
9 1 (0.095%) Oozie
9 1 (0.095%) Packer
Vendors
1 25 (2.36%) Google
2 21 (1.98%) hybris
2 21 (1.98%) New Relic
3 17 (1.61%) VMware
4 16 (1.51%) ATG
5 14 (1.32%) Oracle
6 12 (1.13%) Apple
6 12 (1.13%) Microsoft
7 11 (1.04%) Facebook
8 10 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.85%) IBM
9 9 (0.85%) OpenTV
10 8 (0.76%) Optimizely
11 6 (0.57%) Adobe
11 6 (0.57%) Apigee
12 5 (0.47%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.28%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.28%) IBM Sterling
13 3 (0.28%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.28%) SAP
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