Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 90 103
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -13
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.20% 0.14% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.17% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +50.00% -15.15%
10th Percentile £428 £513 £325
90th Percentile £563 £538 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £470 £500
% change year-on-year - -6.00% +33.33%
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 1,198 1,166 1,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.72% 82.58% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 838 867
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £228 £248 £245
90th Percentile £563 £525 £547
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.88 £14.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.83% -2.62% -33.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £10.75
90th Percentile £22.85 £46.40 £37.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%

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 25 September 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) React
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Docker
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing

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 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Cloud Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Agile Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) AWS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (66.67%) React
1 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Java
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin