The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 26 June 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.71% - 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% - 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 121 171 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 85.82% 78.08% 88.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 156 109
Median daily rate £386 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £20.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Camel
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Python

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ProC
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Camel
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SQL