Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 113 150
Rank change year-on-year -7 +37 +83
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 132 146 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.86% 2.21% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.53% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 141 127
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £448 £413 £413
90th Percentile £669 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
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 6257 5765 7677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.41% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4616 6106
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.73%

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 20 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 120 (90.91%) TDD
2 111 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (56.82%) Java
4 67 (50.76%) BDD
5 66 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (43.94%) JavaScript
7 51 (38.64%) Scrum
8 49 (37.12%) Amazon AWS
9 44 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 41 (31.06%) Git (software)
11 40 (30.30%) Kanban
12 39 (29.55%) Web Services
13 38 (28.79%) CSS
13 38 (28.79%) MVC
14 36 (27.27%) HTML
15 33 (25.00%) QA
15 33 (25.00%) MongoDB
16 31 (23.48%) Software Engineering
17 30 (22.73%) Groovy
17 30 (22.73%) HTML5
17 30 (22.73%) REST
18 28 (21.21%) Refactoring
18 28 (21.21%) SOA
19 27 (20.45%) Finance
19 27 (20.45%) AngularJS
20 25 (18.94%) Microservices
20 25 (18.94%) React
20 25 (18.94%) Domain-Driven Design
20 25 (18.94%) C#
20 25 (18.94%) SQL

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 5 (3.79%) Confluence
1 5 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 49 (37.12%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.03%) Heroku
4 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) HTTP
2 4 (3.03%) DNS
2 4 (3.03%) FTP
2 4 (3.03%) SSL
2 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 14 (10.61%) NoSQL
3 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.82%) Big Data
4 9 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.55%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.79%) HBase
7 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.27%) InfluxDB
8 3 (2.27%) MySQL
9 2 (1.52%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.76%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (31.06%) Git (software)
2 25 (18.94%) gulp
3 21 (15.91%) Grunt
3 21 (15.91%) IntelliJ
4 13 (9.85%) Jenkins
5 12 (9.09%) Selenium
6 7 (5.30%) JIRA
6 7 (5.30%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.55%) Gradle
7 6 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.03%) webpack
9 3 (2.27%) NUnit
9 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.52%) RSpec
11 1 (0.76%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.76%) Mocha
11 1 (0.76%) Sinon.JS
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 19 (14.39%) Banking
3 7 (5.30%) Games
4 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 113 (85.61%) Developer
2 48 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 36 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 22 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 17 (12.88%) Agile Developer
6 15 (11.36%) Agile Java Developer
6 15 (11.36%) Python Developer
7 14 (10.61%) Senior Python Developer
8 13 (9.85%) AWS Developer
9 11 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
9 11 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (8.33%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 10 (7.58%) C# Developer
11 9 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (6.06%) C# WPF Developer
12 8 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
12 8 (6.06%) WPF Developer
13 6 (4.55%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 5 (3.79%) Senior Agile Developer
15 4 (3.03%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.55%) Web Services
2 38 (28.79%) CSS
3 36 (27.27%) HTML
4 30 (22.73%) HTML5
4 30 (22.73%) REST
5 27 (20.45%) AngularJS
6 25 (18.94%) .NET
6 25 (18.94%) Dropwizard
6 25 (18.94%) React
7 21 (15.91%) Hystrix
7 21 (15.91%) Play Framework
7 21 (15.91%) Scalatra
8 20 (15.15%) Spring
9 18 (13.64%) RESTful
10 15 (11.36%) Node.js
11 13 (9.85%) Guice
12 12 (9.09%) JSON
13 10 (7.58%) Hibernate
13 10 (7.58%) Kafka
13 10 (7.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.82%) Data Structures
4 8 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 8 (6.06%) Hedge funds
5 7 (5.30%) User Experience
6 6 (4.55%) Mobile Games
7 4 (3.03%) Fintech
7 4 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.03%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.52%) Linked Data
8 2 (1.52%) Semantic Web
8 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.76%) Equities
9 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.76%) iPad
9 1 (0.76%) iPhone
9 1 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.58%) Android
2 9 (6.82%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.30%) Linux
4 5 (3.79%) Windows
5 4 (3.03%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (90.91%) TDD
2 111 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (50.76%) BDD
4 66 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (38.64%) Scrum
6 44 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 40 (30.30%) Kanban
8 38 (28.79%) MVC
9 31 (23.48%) Software Engineering
10 28 (21.21%) Refactoring
10 28 (21.21%) SOA
11 25 (18.94%) Domain-Driven Design
11 25 (18.94%) Microservices
12 24 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 24 (18.18%) Front End Development
12 24 (18.18%) SOLID
13 22 (16.67%) Web Development
14 21 (15.91%) Web Application Development
15 18 (13.64%) DevOps
16 17 (12.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 75 (56.82%) Java
2 58 (43.94%) JavaScript
3 30 (22.73%) Groovy
4 25 (18.94%) C#
4 25 (18.94%) SQL
5 22 (16.67%) Python
6 19 (14.39%) Ruby
7 13 (9.85%) T-SQL
8 10 (7.58%) Scala
9 8 (6.06%) Apple Swift
9 8 (6.06%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.03%) C++
10 4 (3.03%) Go
11 3 (2.27%) Clojure
11 3 (2.27%) Kotlin
11 3 (2.27%) SPARQL
12 2 (1.52%) C
12 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.76%) PHP
13 1 (0.76%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Ansible
2 4 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (3.03%) Puppet
2 4 (3.03%) Terraform
3 3 (2.27%) Grafana
4 2 (1.52%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (1.52%) Oozie
5 1 (0.76%) Mesos
Vendors
1 21 (15.91%) New Relic
2 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
2 1 (0.76%) HP
2 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (0.76%) Solace
2 1 (0.76%) Talarian
2 1 (0.76%) TIBCO