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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
London / City of London
Rank 107 53 153
Rank change year-on-year -54 +100  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 46 124 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.52% 3.76% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 4.29% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 121 30
Median daily rate £500 £525 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +22.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2591 2891 4163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.46% 87.77% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2315 3208
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.97% -2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 103 (95.37%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (86.11%) TDD
3 79 (73.15%) Java
4 57 (52.78%) BDD
5 42 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (36.11%) JavaScript
7 36 (33.33%) RESTful
8 35 (32.41%) HTML
8 35 (32.41%) CSS
9 34 (31.48%) Web Services
10 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (28.70%) Scala
12 28 (25.93%) Scrum
12 28 (25.93%) WebDriver
13 27 (25.00%) Automated Testing
14 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
15 25 (23.15%) Kanban
15 25 (23.15%) QA
15 25 (23.15%) Node.js
15 25 (23.15%) AngularJS
16 24 (22.22%) React
16 24 (22.22%) Spring
16 24 (22.22%) Python
17 23 (21.30%) HTML5
18 22 (20.37%) RabbitMQ
19 21 (19.44%) Akka
20 20 (18.52%) Microservices
20 20 (18.52%) OO
21 19 (17.59%) Jenkins
22 18 (16.67%) Selenium

Pair Programming
Top Related 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 15 (13.89%) Apache Spark
2 13 (12.04%) Apache
3 6 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.63%) Jetty
5 1 (0.93%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 42 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.26%) AWS CloudFormation
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) HTTP
2 14 (12.96%) RTSP
3 7 (6.48%) MQTT
3 7 (6.48%) RTP
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) Hadoop
1 13 (12.04%) MySQL
2 12 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 12 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.78%) HBase
5 2 (1.85%) Big Data
5 2 (1.85%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.85%) Redis
6 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (25.93%) WebDriver
2 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
3 19 (17.59%) Jenkins
4 18 (16.67%) Selenium
5 15 (13.89%) gulp
6 13 (12.04%) Mockito
7 12 (11.11%) Moq
8 11 (10.19%) IntelliJ
9 9 (8.33%) Grunt
10 8 (7.41%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.63%) Vagrant
12 3 (2.78%) Gradle
12 3 (2.78%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.78%) JIRA
13 2 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (1.85%) Maven
13 2 (1.85%) Protractor
13 2 (1.85%) SpecFlow
14 1 (0.93%) Mocha
14 1 (0.93%) RSpec
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Banking
2 15 (13.89%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (89.81%) Developer
2 39 (36.11%) Java Developer
3 29 (26.85%) Senior Developer
4 20 (18.52%) Scala Developer
5 16 (14.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (14.81%) Software Developer
6 12 (11.11%) Developer in Test
6 12 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (8.33%) QA Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.63%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Agile Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Programmer
11 4 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (33.33%) RESTful
2 35 (32.41%) CSS
2 35 (32.41%) HTML
3 34 (31.48%) Web Services
4 25 (23.15%) AngularJS
4 25 (23.15%) Node.js
5 24 (22.22%) React
5 24 (22.22%) Spring
6 23 (21.30%) HTML5
7 22 (20.37%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (19.44%) Akka
9 17 (15.74%) Dropwizard
9 17 (15.74%) Play Framework
10 13 (12.04%) Kafka
11 12 (11.11%) Hystrix
11 12 (11.11%) Scalatra
12 11 (10.19%) Ajax
12 11 (10.19%) jQuery
13 10 (9.26%) JSON
13 10 (9.26%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Mobile App
1 11 (10.19%) User Experience
2 10 (9.26%) Public Cloud
3 8 (7.41%) Streaming Video
4 7 (6.48%) MPEG
4 7 (6.48%) Video on Demand
5 5 (4.63%) Fintech
6 2 (1.85%) Social Network
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.93%) Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Android
1 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (95.37%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (86.11%) TDD
3 57 (52.78%) BDD
4 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (25.93%) Scrum
6 27 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 25 (23.15%) Kanban
8 20 (18.52%) Microservices
8 20 (18.52%) OO
9 17 (15.74%) Agile Testing
9 17 (15.74%) DevOps
10 16 (14.81%) OOP
10 16 (14.81%) Process Improvement
10 16 (14.81%) Web Development
11 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
11 15 (13.89%) Unit Testing
12 14 (12.96%) Web Application Development
13 13 (12.04%) Front End Development
13 13 (12.04%) MVC
14 12 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 79 (73.15%) Java
2 39 (36.11%) JavaScript
3 31 (28.70%) Scala
4 24 (22.22%) Python
5 17 (15.74%) C#
6 10 (9.26%) C
7 9 (8.33%) Groovy
8 8 (7.41%) SQL
9 6 (5.56%) PHP
10 4 (3.70%) ES6
11 2 (1.85%) C++
12 1 (0.93%) Ruby
12 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.15%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) New Relic
2 7 (6.48%) Brightcove
3 5 (4.63%) VMware
4 1 (0.93%) ATG
4 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle
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