Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Pair Programming skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pair Programming over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Pair Programming
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 85 93
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8 +1
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.34% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +61.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £406 £433 £313
90th Percentile £506 £538 £338
West Midlands median daily rate £473 £515 £400
% change year-on-year -8.25% +28.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Pair Programming is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,221 1,026 1,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.33% 82.01% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 686 804
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £258 £263 £216
90th Percentile £575 £525 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.97% -35.56%
10th Percentile £8.39 £11.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.30 £41.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.04
% change year-on-year -28.57% +23.28% -25.93%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Birmingham

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pair Programming in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) React
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Groovy
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (20.00%) F#
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (20.00%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) GitLab
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Cloud Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Angular Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Backend Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Backend Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (40.00%) React
1 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Microservices
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
3 1 (20.00%) Erlang
3 1 (20.00%) F#
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) Haskell
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) RedGate
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (20.00%) Xamarin