Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 98 106
Rank change year-on-year -28 +8 +127
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 126 151 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.79% 2.43% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.77% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 146 140
City of London median daily rate £525 £544 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £421
90th Percentile £669 £688 £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 6,212 5,446 6,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.01% 87.77% 85.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,956 4,336 4,875
City of London median daily rate £505 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £287
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 50 57
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.13 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% -2.27% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.73 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £52.39
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +7.89% -10.59% +18.50%

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 16 January 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 113 (89.68%) TDD
2 104 (82.54%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (50.79%) BDD
4 60 (47.62%) Java
5 58 (46.03%) JavaScript
6 53 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (37.30%) Scrum
8 41 (32.54%) MVC
8 41 (32.54%) Amazon AWS
9 40 (31.75%) Git (software)
10 34 (26.98%) C#
10 34 (26.98%) .NET
10 34 (26.98%) Web Services
10 34 (26.98%) Kanban
11 31 (24.60%) REST
12 29 (23.02%) CSS
13 27 (21.43%) HTML
13 27 (21.43%) Software Engineering
13 27 (21.43%) Test Automation
14 26 (20.63%) MongoDB
14 26 (20.63%) SQL
14 26 (20.63%) Finance
15 24 (19.05%) HTML5
15 24 (19.05%) AngularJS
15 24 (19.05%) Microservices
16 23 (18.25%) QA
17 22 (17.46%) Spring
18 21 (16.67%) Refactoring
18 21 (16.67%) SOA
19 20 (15.87%) Banking

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 (3.97%) Confluence
1 5 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 41 (32.54%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) DNS
2 1 (0.79%) FTP
2 1 (0.79%) SSL
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.63%) MongoDB
2 15 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.73%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.14%) Big Data
5 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.17%) HBase
8 3 (2.38%) InfluxDB
8 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.59%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.79%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.79%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (31.75%) Git (software)
2 19 (15.08%) gulp
3 14 (11.11%) Grunt
3 14 (11.11%) IntelliJ
4 13 (10.32%) Selenium
5 11 (8.73%) Jenkins
5 11 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (6.35%) TeamCity
6 8 (6.35%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.56%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.76%) JIRA
8 6 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.38%) NUnit
9 3 (2.38%) webpack
10 2 (1.59%) Babel
10 2 (1.59%) Gradle
10 2 (1.59%) RSpec
10 2 (1.59%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.79%) Sinon.JS
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 20 (15.87%) Banking
3 8 (6.35%) Games
4 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (88.10%) Developer
2 36 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 29 (23.02%) .NET Developer
3 29 (23.02%) Senior Developer
4 18 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 17 (13.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Agile Developer
6 12 (9.52%) AWS Developer
6 12 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Ruby Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 9 (7.14%) C# WPF Developer
7 9 (7.14%) WPF Developer
8 8 (6.35%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (6.35%) Python Developer
9 7 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.56%) Senior Python Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior Agile Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.17%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.98%) .NET
1 34 (26.98%) Web Services
2 31 (24.60%) REST
3 29 (23.02%) CSS
4 27 (21.43%) HTML
5 24 (19.05%) AngularJS
5 24 (19.05%) HTML5
6 22 (17.46%) Spring
7 20 (15.87%) React
8 15 (11.90%) Dropwizard
9 14 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 14 (11.11%) Hystrix
9 14 (11.11%) Node.js
9 14 (11.11%) Play Framework
9 14 (11.11%) RESTful
9 14 (11.11%) Scalatra
10 11 (8.73%) Kafka
10 11 (8.73%) Spring Boot
11 10 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.73%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 9 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 9 (7.14%) Hedge funds
4 7 (5.56%) Mobile Games
5 6 (4.76%) User Experience
6 4 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.38%) Fintech
7 3 (2.38%) PKI
8 2 (1.59%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.59%) Linked Data
8 2 (1.59%) Semantic Web
8 2 (1.59%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.59%) Wiki
9 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.79%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.79%) Equities
9 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.94%) Android
2 9 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.14%) Windows
3 7 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (89.68%) TDD
2 104 (82.54%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (50.79%) BDD
4 53 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (37.30%) Scrum
6 41 (32.54%) MVC
7 34 (26.98%) Kanban
8 27 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 27 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 24 (19.05%) Microservices
10 21 (16.67%) Refactoring
10 21 (16.67%) SOA
11 20 (15.87%) SOLID
12 18 (14.29%) DevOps
12 18 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
13 17 (13.49%) OO
14 16 (12.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 16 (12.70%) Front End Development
15 15 (11.90%) Web Development
16 14 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (47.62%) Java
2 58 (46.03%) JavaScript
3 34 (26.98%) C#
4 26 (20.63%) SQL
5 20 (15.87%) Ruby
6 18 (14.29%) Groovy
7 17 (13.49%) Python
8 14 (11.11%) T-SQL
9 10 (7.94%) Scala
10 7 (5.56%) Apple Swift
10 7 (5.56%) Objective-C
11 4 (3.17%) C++
12 3 (2.38%) Clojure
12 3 (2.38%) Kotlin
12 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.38%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.59%) C
13 2 (1.59%) ES6
13 2 (1.59%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (10.32%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.25%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Ansible
2 3 (2.38%) Grafana
3 2 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.59%) Mesos
3 2 (1.59%) Oozie
4 1 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (11.11%) New Relic
2 2 (1.59%) Sitecore
2 2 (1.59%) Solace
3 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.79%) HP
3 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
3 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.79%) Talarian
3 1 (0.79%) TIBCO