Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 27 July 2017 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 114 104
Rank change year-on-year +27 -10 -29
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.25% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Cheshire median daily rate £430 £426 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +6.56% +14.29%
North West median daily rate £400 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Pair Programming is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1030 1612 1668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.13% 85.52% 86.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 1105 1028
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £281
90th Percentile £525 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 69
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% - -41.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £44.95 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.18 £27.50
% change year-on-year +24.20% +2.47% +27.91%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Cheshire

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Cheshire

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +18 2 £430 -9.47%
Pair Programming
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) ProC
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) ProC
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SQL