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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
UK
Rank 264 248 407
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +159
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 389 504 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.97% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.17% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 442 174
Median daily rate £500 £525 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -24 367 £500 -4.76% 106
London -70 239 £500 -4.76% 65
City of London -43 56 £500 -4.76% 15
South East +45 48 £450 +5.88% 12
North West +29 23 £440 -2.22% 11
Oxfordshire +12 21 £500 +17.64% 4
East of England +19 19 £265 -42.23% 2
South West +27 17 £325 +4.83% 4
Surrey +17 17 £425 - 4
Essex +13 17 £265 -53.91%
Egham +1 14 £425 -
Oxford +7 12 £500 +17.64% 2
Scotland - 11 £388 -
Yorkshire +8 10 £425 +6.25% 8
Manchester +9 9 £413 -8.33% 9
West Yorkshire +16 8 £425 -5.55% 8
Somerset +7 8 £295 -4.83%
Leeds +6 8 £425 -5.55% 7
Brentwood - 8 £265 -
Moray - 8 £388 -
West Midlands +12 7 £500 -2.43% 1
Westminster +7 6 £475 +15.15%
Croydon +5 6 £450 +20.00%
Liverpool - 5 £600 -
Merseyside - 5 £600 -
Bristol - 5 £450 -
Shropshire +31 4 £500 -9.09%
Cheshire +31 4 £430 +18.62% 2
Telford +29 4 £500 -9.09%
Lancashire +12 4 £400 +18.51%

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 847 (90.11%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (79.26%) TDD
3 589 (62.66%) Java
4 357 (37.98%) Scrum
5 346 (36.81%) BDD
6 333 (35.43%) Continuous Integration
7 328 (34.89%) JavaScript
8 253 (26.91%) HTML
9 247 (26.28%) Spring
10 229 (24.36%) RESTful
11 217 (23.09%) Jenkins
12 210 (22.34%) CSS
13 206 (21.91%) Scala
14 192 (20.43%) Git (software)
15 190 (20.21%) SQL
16 186 (19.79%) Kanban
17 180 (19.15%) Microservices
18 177 (18.83%) Software Engineering
19 168 (17.87%) DevOps
20 164 (17.45%) Node.js
21 160 (17.02%) MVC
22 157 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
23 153 (16.28%) Web Services
24 152 (16.17%) AngularJS
25 150 (15.96%) REST
26 142 (15.11%) JSON
27 139 (14.79%) HTML5
28 135 (14.36%) Python
29 126 (13.40%) OO
30 123 (13.09%) E-Commerce

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 79 (8.40%) Apache Spark
2 54 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (3.94%) JBoss
4 35 (3.72%) WebSphere
5 34 (3.62%) Apache
6 26 (2.77%) Confluence
7 22 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 22 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 21 (2.23%) CMS
9 18 (1.91%) WebSphere Process Server
10 15 (1.60%) Alfresco
11 11 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (1.06%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.96%) Jetty
14 7 (0.74%) nginx
15 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.43%) Liferay
16 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.21%) PaintShop Pro
2 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 157 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (8.83%) GitHub
3 60 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (1.70%) PaaS
5 8 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 7 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.53%) Heroku
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.21%) Google Play
8 2 (0.21%) IaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Office 365
8 2 (0.21%) Yammer
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.11%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 73 (7.77%) HTTP
2 43 (4.57%) RTSP
3 38 (4.04%) MQTT
4 31 (3.30%) Internet
5 8 (0.85%) RTP
6 3 (0.32%) Network Security
7 2 (0.21%) DVB
8 1 (0.11%) FTP
8 1 (0.11%) Skype
8 1 (0.11%) SMS
8 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (12.66%) MongoDB
2 107 (11.38%) NoSQL
3 62 (6.60%) SQL Server
4 56 (5.96%) Hadoop
5 54 (5.74%) MySQL
6 44 (4.68%) Big Data
7 43 (4.57%) Relational Database
8 36 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (3.72%) Redis
10 24 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.81%) HBase
12 12 (1.28%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.85%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.74%) Riak
15 6 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.64%) Mixpanel
16 5 (0.53%) CouchDB
17 4 (0.43%) RDBMS
18 3 (0.32%) DB2
18 3 (0.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 217 (23.09%) Jenkins
2 192 (20.43%) Git (software)
3 115 (12.23%) Cucumber
4 74 (7.87%) JUnit
4 74 (7.87%) Mockito
5 73 (7.77%) JIRA
6 71 (7.55%) Selenium
7 70 (7.45%) Maven
8 58 (6.17%) WebDriver
9 57 (6.06%) Gradle
10 32 (3.40%) Subversion
11 29 (3.09%) TeamCity
12 27 (2.87%) gulp
12 27 (2.87%) IntelliJ
13 23 (2.45%) Jasmine
14 19 (2.02%) Grunt
15 18 (1.91%) NUnit
16 15 (1.60%) Calabash
17 14 (1.49%) Eclipse
17 14 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (9.47%) Finance
2 80 (8.51%) Banking
3 66 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 41 (4.36%) Retail
5 35 (3.72%) Publishing
6 25 (2.66%) Front Office
7 11 (1.17%) Automotive
8 9 (0.96%) Games
8 9 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.85%) Electronics
9 8 (0.85%) Marketing
10 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.64%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) Advertising
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Legal
14 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 805 (85.64%) Developer
2 380 (40.43%) Java Developer
3 208 (22.13%) Senior Developer
4 188 (20.00%) Agile Developer
5 138 (14.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 133 (14.15%) Agile Java Developer
7 97 (10.32%) JavaScript Developer
8 93 (9.89%) Scala Developer
9 83 (8.83%) Senior Agile Developer
10 73 (7.77%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 67 (7.13%) C# Developer
12 59 (6.28%) .NET Developer
13 54 (5.74%) iOS Developer
14 51 (5.43%) Software Developer
15 45 (4.79%) Software Engineer
16 43 (4.57%) Node.js Developer
17 40 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 38 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
19 36 (3.83%) Full Stack Developer
19 36 (3.83%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (26.91%) HTML
2 247 (26.28%) Spring
3 229 (24.36%) RESTful
4 210 (22.34%) CSS
5 164 (17.45%) Node.js
6 153 (16.28%) Web Services
7 152 (16.17%) AngularJS
8 150 (15.96%) REST
9 142 (15.11%) JSON
10 139 (14.79%) HTML5
11 99 (10.53%) .NET
12 92 (9.79%) Hibernate
13 83 (8.83%) React
14 81 (8.62%) CSS3
15 80 (8.51%) XML
16 76 (8.09%) Dropwizard
17 75 (7.98%) Kafka
18 73 (7.77%) Play Framework
19 65 (6.91%) J2EE
20 63 (6.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.26%) User Experience
2 51 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 44 (4.68%) Video on Demand
4 33 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 23 (2.45%) Streaming Video
6 22 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.02%) iPhone
8 17 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (1.60%) Animation
10 14 (1.49%) Derivative
11 13 (1.38%) iPad
12 12 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
13 10 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.96%) MPEG
15 8 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.85%) Fintech
15 8 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 93 (9.89%) Linux
2 69 (7.34%) Apple iOS
3 51 (5.43%) Android
4 43 (4.57%) Unix
5 31 (3.30%) Windows
6 7 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (90.11%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (79.26%) TDD
3 357 (37.98%) Scrum
4 346 (36.81%) BDD
5 333 (35.43%) Continuous Integration
6 186 (19.79%) Kanban
7 180 (19.15%) Microservices
8 177 (18.83%) Software Engineering
9 168 (17.87%) DevOps
10 160 (17.02%) MVC
11 126 (13.40%) OO
12 123 (13.09%) E-Commerce
12 123 (13.09%) Unit Testing
13 114 (12.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 110 (11.70%) Automated Testing
15 104 (11.06%) Open Source
16 91 (9.68%) Web Development
17 82 (8.72%) High Availability
18 78 (8.30%) SDLC
19 73 (7.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 589 (62.66%) Java
2 328 (34.89%) JavaScript
3 206 (21.91%) Scala
4 190 (20.21%) SQL
5 135 (14.36%) Python
6 117 (12.45%) C#
7 83 (8.83%) Ruby
8 46 (4.89%) Apple Swift
9 45 (4.79%) C
10 41 (4.36%) Objective-C
11 39 (4.15%) Groovy
12 33 (3.51%) C++
13 23 (2.45%) ES6
14 21 (2.23%) PHP
15 20 (2.13%) Clojure
16 13 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.38%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.64%) F#
18 5 (0.53%) Go
19 4 (0.43%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.68%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.26%) Degree
4 3 (0.32%) ISEB
5 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.11%) PMP
5 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (9.57%) QA
2 17 (1.81%) SDET
3 8 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.32%) EMIR
5 3 (0.32%) MiFID
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 66 (7.02%) Docker
2 13 (1.38%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (2.98%) Puppet
2 17 (1.81%) Kibana
3 13 (1.38%) Grafana
3 13 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.38%) Mesos
4 11 (1.17%) logstash
4 11 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.17%) rkt
5 6 (0.64%) HockeyApp
6 4 (0.43%) Ansible
7 2 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.21%) Terraform
7 2 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.11%) MOM
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Packer
8 1 (0.11%) Salt
8 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 21 (2.23%) ATG
2 19 (2.02%) Oracle
3 18 (1.91%) Microsoft
4 16 (1.70%) New Relic
5 15 (1.60%) hybris
6 14 (1.49%) Splunk
7 12 (1.28%) AppDynamics
8 11 (1.17%) Apple
9 10 (1.06%) IBM
10 8 (0.85%) Brightcove
10 8 (0.85%) Google
11 7 (0.74%) VMware
12 6 (0.64%) Coremetrics
13 5 (0.53%) SAP
14 4 (0.43%) Adobe
14 4 (0.43%) GigaSpaces
15 3 (0.32%) MuleSoft
15 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
16 2 (0.21%) Avaya
16 2 (0.21%) TIBCO
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