Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 22 July 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 146 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 -50 +107
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 128 98 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.82% 1.51% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.72% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 93 170
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £463 £441 £401
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £536 £525
% change year-on-year -2.10% +2.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,099 5,714 5,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.86% 87.92% 87.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,819 4,410 4,822
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £337 £315 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 56 54
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.60% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.33
90th Percentile £30.60 £32.06 £45.97
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the City of London

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the City of London

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 105 (82.03%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (73.44%) TDD
3 74 (57.81%) Java
4 55 (42.97%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (41.41%) BDD
6 45 (35.16%) Amazon AWS
7 42 (32.81%) Scrum
8 39 (30.47%) Spring
9 34 (26.56%) Software Engineering
9 34 (26.56%) DevOps
10 33 (25.78%) Kanban
11 32 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 31 (24.22%) Docker
12 31 (24.22%) REST
13 30 (23.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (21.88%) Java 8
15 23 (17.97%) Microservices
15 23 (17.97%) Node.js
15 23 (17.97%) Cucumber
15 23 (17.97%) HTML
15 23 (17.97%) Python
15 23 (17.97%) Test Automation
16 22 (17.19%) Groovy
17 21 (16.41%) Web Services
18 20 (15.63%) RESTful
18 20 (15.63%) NoSQL
19 19 (14.84%) Mockito
19 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
20 18 (14.06%) Gradle
20 18 (14.06%) Unit Testing

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 12 (9.38%) Apache
2 7 (5.47%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.69%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (3.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.34%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.56%) Jetty
6 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 45 (35.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.69%) Heroku
4 4 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.34%) PaaS
6 2 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.56%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) HTTP
2 14 (10.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.91%) DNS
4 3 (2.34%) FTP
4 3 (2.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.63%) NoSQL
2 12 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.91%) Couchbase
5 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.34%) Big Data
7 2 (1.56%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.56%) Redis
8 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.78%) MySQL
8 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (17.97%) Cucumber
2 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
2 19 (14.84%) Mockito
3 18 (14.06%) Gradle
3 18 (14.06%) JUnit
4 17 (13.28%) Git (software)
5 13 (10.16%) Selenium
6 9 (7.03%) gulp
6 9 (7.03%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.69%) Maven
7 6 (4.69%) webpack
8 5 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.91%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.13%) Appium
9 4 (3.13%) Babel
9 4 (3.13%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.34%) NUnit
10 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.38%) Banking
1 12 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Publishing
2 4 (3.13%) Retail Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Automotive
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (80.47%) Developer
2 54 (42.19%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.06%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.72%) Python Developer
5 12 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (8.59%) React Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Agile Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Senior Python Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) AWS Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) Senior DevOps
11 5 (3.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (3.13%) Architect
12 4 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.47%) Spring
2 31 (24.22%) REST
3 23 (17.97%) HTML
3 23 (17.97%) Node.js
4 21 (16.41%) Web Services
5 20 (15.63%) RESTful
6 18 (14.06%) Dropwizard
7 17 (13.28%) HTML5
7 17 (13.28%) React
8 16 (12.50%) CSS
9 15 (11.72%) AngularJS
10 14 (10.94%) Guice
11 13 (10.16%) .NET
12 10 (7.81%) Sass
13 8 (6.25%) CSS3
13 8 (6.25%) LESS
13 8 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (5.47%) Spring Boot
15 6 (4.69%) Kafka
16 5 (3.91%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.25%) User Experience
3 6 (4.69%) Derivative
3 6 (4.69%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (3.91%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) Fintech
6 3 (2.34%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.34%) iPad
6 3 (2.34%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.34%) Wiki
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) Online Games
8 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.28%) Unix
2 12 (9.38%) Linux
3 6 (4.69%) Android
3 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.34%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (82.03%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (73.44%) TDD
3 55 (42.97%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (41.41%) BDD
5 42 (32.81%) Scrum
6 34 (26.56%) DevOps
6 34 (26.56%) Software Engineering
7 33 (25.78%) Kanban
8 30 (23.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (17.97%) Microservices
9 23 (17.97%) Test Automation
10 18 (14.06%) Unit Testing
11 12 (9.38%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (8.59%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (7.81%) Multithreading
14 9 (7.03%) Concurrent Programming
14 9 (7.03%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
14 9 (7.03%) MVC
14 9 (7.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 74 (57.81%) Java
2 32 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 28 (21.88%) Java 8
4 23 (17.97%) Python
5 22 (17.19%) Groovy
6 13 (10.16%) C#
7 12 (9.38%) SQL
8 10 (7.81%) Go
8 10 (7.81%) Scala
9 7 (5.47%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.47%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.69%) Kotlin
10 6 (4.69%) Ruby
10 6 (4.69%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.34%) ES6
12 2 (1.56%) C
12 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.56%) PHP
13 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (1.56%) Degree
1 2 (1.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
System Software
1 31 (24.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) Ansible
1 15 (11.72%) Terraform
2 14 (10.94%) Kubernetes
3 9 (7.03%) Prometheus
4 7 (5.47%) Puppet
5 5 (3.91%) Grafana
5 5 (3.91%) Kibana
5 5 (3.91%) logstash
6 3 (2.34%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (3.91%) AppDynamics
1 5 (3.91%) Splunk
2 4 (3.13%) Google
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.56%) Sitecore