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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 88 75
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.35% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.32% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £430 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -1.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -6.57% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

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 467 941 862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 82.22% 85.16% 86.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 645 544
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 39
Median hourly rate £43.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.87% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
Chester - 2 £430 -
Pair Programming
North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) RESTful
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) J2EE
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (50.00%) Node.js
4 3 (50.00%) Apache Camel
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
5 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) Dropwizard
5 2 (33.33%) CSS3
5 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (33.33%) HTML5
5 2 (33.33%) hybris
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) Web Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) ProC
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Python Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) JSON
1 5 (83.33%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) Node.js
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Dropwizard
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (33.33%) Content Management
5 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) Kanban
5 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (33.33%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) ATDD
6 1 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) ATG
1 2 (33.33%) hybris