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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 353 360 422
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +62
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 270 224 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.57% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 167 127
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£450 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - £37.50

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +4 250 £450 +11.80% 84
London +94 204 £475 +5.55% 51
City of London +43 23 £563 +18.42% 11
South East -32 23 £363 +3.57% 13
Berkshire - 11 £330 - 2
Slough - 9 £292 -
North West -15 7 £350 -6.66% 8
South West -27 7 £300 -17.24% 4
Surrey +6 6 £375 - 5
Scotland -12 6 £375 -6.25% 4
Manchester -17 6 £350 -6.66% 5
East of England -58 5 £356 -23.79%
Wales - 5 £520 - 4
Somerset -8 4 £300 -17.24% 2
Wiltshire - 4 £300 -
Swindon - 4 £300 -
Edinburgh - 4 £375 - 3
Salford - 3 £350 -
Brighton -5 2 £325 -7.14%
East Sussex -5 2 £325 -7.14%
Glasgow -11 2 - - 1
Hampshire -51 2 £375 +9.09% 5
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Leeds +6 1 - - 1
Cheshire +2 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire 0 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 5
Hounslow -2 1 £500 +11.11%
Basingstoke -13 1 £375 +9.09% 1
Hertfordshire -18 1 - -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 463 (89.56%) TDD
2 335 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
3 328 (63.44%) Java
4 254 (49.13%) Scrum
5 217 (41.97%) Continuous Integration
6 216 (41.78%) BDD
6 216 (41.78%) JavaScript
7 160 (30.95%) HTML
8 138 (26.69%) OO
9 122 (23.60%) CSS
10 111 (21.47%) XML
11 109 (21.08%) Open Source
12 107 (20.70%) SQL
12 107 (20.70%) Spring
13 105 (20.31%) Cucumber
14 104 (20.12%) Linux
15 102 (19.73%) Web Services
16 98 (18.96%) MVC
17 94 (18.18%) Python
17 94 (18.18%) Ruby
18 91 (17.60%) .NET
19 87 (16.83%) QA
19 87 (16.83%) NoSQL
20 85 (16.44%) Scala
20 85 (16.44%) JSON
21 84 (16.25%) Degree
21 84 (16.25%) Jenkins
22 82 (15.86%) Software Engineering
23 78 (15.09%) C#
24 76 (14.70%) Git (software)

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 20 (3.87%) Confluence
2 19 (3.68%) Apache
3 18 (3.48%) Node.js
4 16 (3.09%) CMS
5 12 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.35%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.77%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.77%) FileNet
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.39%) Liferay
10 2 (0.39%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.19%) Mule
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.16%) SaaS
5 4 (0.77%) GitHub
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.61%) HTTP
2 14 (2.71%) LDAP
3 3 (0.58%) Internet
4 2 (0.39%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.39%) AMQP
4 2 (0.39%) VoIP
5 1 (0.19%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.19%) CDMA
5 1 (0.19%) GPRS
5 1 (0.19%) SMS
5 1 (0.19%) UMTS
5 1 (0.19%) LTE
5 1 (0.19%) 3G
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.83%) NoSQL
2 69 (13.35%) MongoDB
3 47 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 46 (8.90%) Relational Database
5 39 (7.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 39 (7.54%) MySQL
6 27 (5.22%) CouchDB
7 23 (4.45%) Hadoop
8 16 (3.09%) Big Data
9 12 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (2.32%) Apache Hive
10 11 (2.13%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.93%) Couchbase
12 9 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.55%) HBase
14 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 105 (20.31%) Cucumber
2 84 (16.25%) Jenkins
3 76 (14.70%) Git (software)
4 54 (10.44%) Selenium
5 51 (9.86%) JUnit
6 41 (7.93%) Maven
7 36 (6.96%) Subversion
8 35 (6.77%) JIRA
9 33 (6.38%) WebDriver
10 32 (6.19%) Hudson
11 31 (6.00%) TeamCity
12 26 (5.03%) RSpec
13 23 (4.45%) CruiseControl
14 21 (4.06%) Visual Studio
15 20 (3.87%) Jasmine
16 18 (3.48%) FitNesse
17 16 (3.09%) Eclipse
17 16 (3.09%) WATIR
18 15 (2.90%) Mockito
19 14 (2.71%) JBehave
General
1 53 (10.25%) Banking
2 43 (8.32%) Finance
3 40 (7.74%) Investment Banking
4 39 (7.54%) Front Office
5 8 (1.55%) Back Office
6 6 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.16%) Games
7 4 (0.77%) Electronics
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.58%) Publishing
8 3 (0.58%) Marketing
9 2 (0.39%) Retail
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 427 (82.59%) Developer
2 187 (36.17%) Java Developer
3 60 (11.61%) Senior Developer
4 55 (10.64%) Agile Java Developer
5 47 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 42 (8.12%) Scala Developer
7 33 (6.38%) .NET Developer
8 31 (6.00%) Python Developer
9 26 (5.03%) C# Developer
10 24 (4.64%) C++ Developer
11 20 (3.87%) Architect
11 20 (3.87%) Tester
11 20 (3.87%) Qt Developer
12 17 (3.29%) Ruby Developer
12 17 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (3.09%) Software Developer
13 16 (3.09%) Automation Tester
14 15 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 14 (2.71%) Technical Architect
16 13 (2.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (30.95%) HTML
2 122 (23.60%) CSS
3 111 (21.47%) XML
4 107 (20.70%) Spring
5 102 (19.73%) Web Services
6 91 (17.60%) .NET
7 85 (16.44%) JSON
8 68 (13.15%) HTML5
9 67 (12.96%) RESTful
10 58 (11.22%) CSS3
11 52 (10.06%) Hibernate
12 48 (9.28%) SOAP
13 45 (8.70%) jQuery
13 45 (8.70%) AngularJS
14 44 (8.51%) Ruby on Rails
15 39 (7.54%) Backbone.js
16 38 (7.35%) ASP.NET
17 35 (6.77%) REST
18 32 (6.19%) XSLT
19 31 (6.00%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 109 (21.08%) Open Source
2 46 (8.90%) Computer Science
3 22 (4.26%) Derivative
3 22 (4.26%) Equity Derivative
4 20 (3.87%) Equities
5 16 (3.09%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.32%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.97%) iPhone
7 5 (0.97%) iPad
7 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.97%) Blog
8 4 (0.77%) Xbox
8 4 (0.77%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.77%) Online Games
8 4 (0.77%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.58%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.58%) Animation
9 3 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 104 (20.12%) Linux
2 25 (4.84%) UNIX
3 13 (2.51%) Solaris
3 13 (2.51%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.32%) Mac OS X
4 12 (2.32%) Android
5 11 (2.13%) Windows
5 11 (2.13%) AIX
6 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (89.56%) TDD
2 335 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (49.13%) Scrum
4 217 (41.97%) Continuous Integration
5 216 (41.78%) BDD
6 138 (26.69%) OO
7 98 (18.96%) MVC
8 82 (15.86%) Software Engineering
9 71 (13.73%) Kanban
10 65 (12.57%) Test Automation
11 58 (11.22%) User Stories
12 57 (11.03%) Web Development
13 47 (9.09%) Release Management
14 46 (8.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (7.93%) Unit Testing
15 41 (7.93%) SOA
16 40 (7.74%) Refactoring
17 39 (7.54%) E-Commerce
18 36 (6.96%) ATDD
19 32 (6.19%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 328 (63.44%) Java
2 216 (41.78%) JavaScript
3 107 (20.70%) SQL
4 94 (18.18%) Python
4 94 (18.18%) Ruby
5 85 (16.44%) Scala
6 78 (15.09%) C#
7 55 (10.64%) Groovy
8 43 (8.32%) PHP
9 29 (5.61%) C++
10 25 (4.84%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.29%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.90%) Perl
13 11 (2.13%) CoffeeScript
14 8 (1.55%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.35%) Clojure
16 5 (0.97%) sed
16 5 (0.97%) PHP5
16 5 (0.97%) AWK
17 4 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 84 (16.25%) Degree
2 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
2 5 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (16.83%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.19%) RHEV
2 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (2.32%) Capistrano
2 8 (1.55%) Puppet
2 8 (1.55%) Oozie
3 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.58%) Graylog2
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 46 (8.90%) Oracle
2 31 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.51%) JBoss
3 13 (2.51%) Atlassian
4 11 (2.13%) Zend
5 9 (1.74%) Akamai
6 7 (1.35%) Twitter
7 6 (1.16%) New Relic
8 5 (0.97%) VMware
9 4 (0.77%) SAP
9 4 (0.77%) IBM
9 4 (0.77%) Adobe
10 3 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.58%) Sybase
11 2 (0.39%) Vignette
11 2 (0.39%) GigaSpaces
12 1 (0.19%) Cadence
12 1 (0.19%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.19%) Splunk
12 1 (0.19%) ATG
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Rate: £550 - £750 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day Rate Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £540 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £540 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
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Totaljobs Group.
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Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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South East London
Totaljobs Group.
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London
Interquest - IQ ESM
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