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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 373 351 399
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +48
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 212 216 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.44% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.60% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 145 97
Average daily rate
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£490 £403 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £259 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -

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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -31 190 £500 +20.84% 76
London +16 139 £500 +11.11% 40
East of England +20 21 £490 - 4
City of London +8 20 £456 -13.09% 12
Scotland -1 15 £400 +6.66% 6
South East -41 15 £425 +13.33% 14
Cambridgeshire -9 11 - -
Berkshire +10 10 £525 +150.00% 3
Edinburgh -5 9 £425 +13.33% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £488 - 4
North West -21 8 £402 +10.75% 10
Slough - 8 £308 - 3
Wales - 5 £500 -
Surrey -1 4 £425 +13.33% 5
Yorkshire -7 3 £475 -
South West -23 3 £425 +30.76% 4
West Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Leeds - 3 £475 -
Manchester -4 2 £303 -16.41% 9
East Midlands +1 1 £400 - 3
East Sussex -3 1 - - 1
Bristol -5 1 £425 +25.92% 2
Brighton -9 1 - -
Derby - 1 £400 - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £400 - 1
Devon - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 2

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 503 (94.02%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (82.06%) TDD
3 331 (61.87%) Java
4 232 (43.36%) Scrum
5 209 (39.07%) JavaScript
6 206 (38.50%) Continuous Integration
7 188 (35.14%) BDD
8 154 (28.79%) HTML
9 113 (21.12%) Linux
9 113 (21.12%) Spring
10 112 (20.93%) OO
11 111 (20.75%) Open Source
12 104 (19.44%) CSS
13 98 (18.32%) Web Services
13 98 (18.32%) HTML5
14 88 (16.45%) Degree
15 87 (16.26%) AngularJS
16 86 (16.07%) User Stories
17 85 (15.89%) Jenkins
17 85 (15.89%) MVC
18 83 (15.51%) XML
18 83 (15.51%) DevOps
18 83 (15.51%) NoSQL
19 81 (15.14%) Scala
20 80 (14.95%) Git (software)
21 79 (14.77%) RESTful
22 76 (14.21%) Python
23 75 (14.02%) .NET
24 73 (13.64%) Hibernate
24 73 (13.64%) Cucumber

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 45 (8.41%) Node.js
2 41 (7.66%) Confluence
3 34 (6.36%) Apache
4 31 (5.79%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.93%) JBoss
6 17 (3.18%) FileNet
7 13 (2.43%) CMS
8 10 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.31%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.93%) Kentico
11 4 (0.75%) Liferay
11 4 (0.75%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.56%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.56%) Jetty
13 2 (0.37%) nginx
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Mingle
2 3 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.12%) GitHub
5 2 (0.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Heroku
6 1 (0.19%) Route 53
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.18%) HTTP
2 13 (2.43%) LDAP
3 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.37%) SSL
3 2 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (15.51%) NoSQL
2 54 (10.09%) Relational Database
3 47 (8.79%) SQL Server
4 45 (8.41%) MongoDB
5 40 (7.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (4.86%) RDBMS
7 22 (4.11%) Big Data
8 21 (3.93%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.80%) MySQL
10 13 (2.43%) Couchbase
11 11 (2.06%) Apache Hive
11 11 (2.06%) HBase
11 11 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.12%) CouchDB
12 6 (1.12%) Redis
13 5 (0.93%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.56%) SQLite
15 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (15.89%) Jenkins
2 80 (14.95%) Git (software)
3 73 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 66 (12.34%) JUnit
5 57 (10.65%) JIRA
6 54 (10.09%) Maven
7 43 (8.04%) Selenium
8 36 (6.73%) jMock
9 32 (5.98%) Subversion
9 32 (5.98%) Hudson
10 29 (5.42%) Jasmine
11 21 (3.93%) Mockito
12 20 (3.74%) TeamCity
13 19 (3.55%) WebDriver
14 18 (3.36%) RSpec
15 16 (2.99%) Mocha
16 15 (2.80%) FitNesse
16 15 (2.80%) IntelliJ
17 14 (2.62%) Visual Studio
18 13 (2.43%) Eclipse
General
1 41 (7.66%) Banking
2 38 (7.10%) Finance
3 31 (5.79%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.49%) Front Office
5 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.75%) Games
6 3 (0.56%) Publishing
7 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.37%) Electronics
7 2 (0.37%) Retail
7 2 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 433 (80.93%) Developer
2 177 (33.08%) Java Developer
3 39 (7.29%) Senior Developer
4 37 (6.92%) Agile Java Developer
4 37 (6.92%) Scala Developer
5 35 (6.54%) .NET Developer
6 30 (5.61%) C++ Developer
7 29 (5.42%) Architect
8 28 (5.23%) C# Developer
9 26 (4.86%) Qt Developer
10 25 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
11 24 (4.49%) Technical Architect
12 19 (3.55%) Front-End Developer
13 17 (3.18%) Senior Java Developer
13 17 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (2.80%) Middleware Developer
14 15 (2.80%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.62%) ScrumMaster
16 13 (2.43%) Ruby Developer
16 13 (2.43%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (28.79%) HTML
2 113 (21.12%) Spring
3 104 (19.44%) CSS
4 98 (18.32%) Web Services
4 98 (18.32%) HTML5
5 87 (16.26%) AngularJS
6 83 (15.51%) XML
7 79 (14.77%) RESTful
8 75 (14.02%) .NET
9 73 (13.64%) Hibernate
10 60 (11.21%) REST
10 60 (11.21%) CSS3
11 46 (8.60%) SOAP
12 45 (8.41%) JSON
13 39 (7.29%) Backbone.js
14 35 (6.54%) J2EE
15 32 (5.98%) Qt
16 29 (5.42%) XSLT
17 26 (4.86%) ASP.NET
18 25 (4.67%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 111 (20.75%) Open Source
2 26 (4.86%) User Experience
3 19 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.55%) Fixed Income
4 16 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.24%) Algorithms
6 10 (1.87%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.12%) Web 2.0
9 5 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.75%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.75%) Kindle
10 4 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.56%) Animation
11 3 (0.56%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.56%) DTV
11 3 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 113 (21.12%) Linux
2 22 (4.11%) Android
3 20 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.87%) UNIX
5 6 (1.12%) Windows
6 4 (0.75%) Solaris
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (94.02%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (82.06%) TDD
3 232 (43.36%) Scrum
4 206 (38.50%) Continuous Integration
5 188 (35.14%) BDD
6 112 (20.93%) OO
7 86 (16.07%) User Stories
8 85 (15.89%) MVC
9 83 (15.51%) DevOps
10 70 (13.08%) Kanban
11 63 (11.78%) Software Engineering
12 53 (9.91%) SOA
13 52 (9.72%) E-Commerce
14 50 (9.35%) Release Management
15 47 (8.79%) Mentoring
16 46 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
17 43 (8.04%) Refactoring
18 42 (7.85%) Test Automation
18 42 (7.85%) Domain-Driven Design
18 42 (7.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 331 (61.87%) Java
2 209 (39.07%) JavaScript
3 81 (15.14%) Scala
4 76 (14.21%) Python
5 68 (12.71%) SQL
6 67 (12.52%) Ruby
7 64 (11.96%) C#
8 38 (7.10%) Groovy
9 36 (6.73%) C++
10 35 (6.54%) PHP
11 14 (2.62%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.87%) AWK
12 10 (1.87%) sed
13 9 (1.68%) Perl
13 9 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.50%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.50%) Clojure
15 7 (1.31%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 88 (16.45%) Degree
2 22 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (12.52%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.37%) Varnish
2 2 (0.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.19%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 19 (3.55%) Puppet
2 11 (2.06%) Oozie
3 8 (1.50%) Graylog2
4 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (0.56%) SCOM
5 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) logstash
5 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 48 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.66%) Oracle
3 18 (3.36%) Atlassian
4 17 (3.18%) IBM
4 17 (3.18%) Twitter
5 14 (2.62%) Zend
6 9 (1.68%) New Relic
7 8 (1.50%) VMware
7 8 (1.50%) Akamai
8 5 (0.93%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.93%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.75%) Splunk
9 4 (0.75%) GigaSpaces
10 3 (0.56%) ATG
11 2 (0.37%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.37%) SAP
12 1 (0.19%) ILOG
12 1 (0.19%) CODA
12 1 (0.19%) Symantec
12 1 (0.19%) Endeca
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