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 27 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 98 156
Rank change year-on-year -2 +58  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 64 65 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.94% 1.92% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.24% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 63 42
Median daily rate £550 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £620 £600
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 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 2912 2905 4654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.14% 85.77% 81.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2231 2377 3660
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
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 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 27 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 103 (94.50%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (89.91%) TDD
3 68 (62.39%) Java
4 53 (48.62%) BDD
5 51 (46.79%) Test Automation
6 50 (45.87%) JavaScript
7 47 (43.12%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (39.45%) Scrum
8 43 (39.45%) HTML
9 40 (36.70%) CSS
10 36 (33.03%) Amazon AWS
11 34 (31.19%) React
12 33 (30.28%) Git (software)
12 33 (30.28%) Web Services
12 33 (30.28%) Kanban
13 32 (29.36%) HTML5
14 31 (28.44%) AngularJS
14 31 (28.44%) QA
15 30 (27.52%) Node.js
16 29 (26.61%) Software Engineering
17 27 (24.77%) RESTful
18 26 (23.85%) gulp
19 24 (22.02%) Dropwizard
19 24 (22.02%) Groovy
19 24 (22.02%) MVC
20 23 (21.10%) Python
20 23 (21.10%) Refactoring
20 23 (21.10%) Domain-Driven Design
20 23 (21.10%) MongoDB
21 22 (20.18%) OO

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 6 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.59%) Apache
2 5 (4.59%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.92%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (0.92%) Jetty
3 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 36 (33.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.42%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.75%) GitHub
4 3 (2.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) HTTP
2 3 (2.75%) DNS
2 3 (2.75%) FTP
2 3 (2.75%) SSL
2 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) RTP
3 1 (0.92%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.10%) MongoDB
2 12 (11.01%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.34%) MySQL
4 5 (4.59%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.83%) Big Data
7 2 (1.83%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.92%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.92%) HBase
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (30.28%) Git (software)
2 26 (23.85%) gulp
3 21 (19.27%) Grunt
4 20 (18.35%) IntelliJ
5 19 (17.43%) WebDriver
6 13 (11.93%) Selenium
7 9 (8.26%) JIRA
8 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
8 8 (7.34%) Mockito
9 7 (6.42%) Moq
10 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.67%) Gradle
11 4 (3.67%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.75%) Protractor
12 3 (2.75%) webpack
13 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
14 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
14 1 (0.92%) Maven
14 1 (0.92%) Mocha
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Banking
3 7 (6.42%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (88.99%) Developer
2 48 (44.04%) Java Developer
3 33 (30.28%) Senior Developer
4 18 (16.51%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (13.76%) Agile Developer
5 15 (13.76%) Python Developer
5 15 (13.76%) Senior Python Developer
6 14 (12.84%) Agile Java Developer
7 11 (10.09%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (9.17%) Node.js Developer
8 10 (9.17%) Scala Developer
9 9 (8.26%) Senior Agile Developer
9 9 (8.26%) Software Developer
10 8 (7.34%) C# Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Cloud Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Developer in Test
10 8 (7.34%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 7 (6.42%) .NET Developer
12 6 (5.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (39.45%) HTML
2 40 (36.70%) CSS
3 34 (31.19%) React
4 33 (30.28%) Web Services
5 32 (29.36%) HTML5
6 31 (28.44%) AngularJS
7 30 (27.52%) Node.js
8 27 (24.77%) RESTful
9 24 (22.02%) Dropwizard
10 21 (19.27%) Play Framework
11 20 (18.35%) Hystrix
11 20 (18.35%) Scalatra
12 15 (13.76%) .NET
13 13 (11.93%) Spring
14 12 (11.01%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (10.09%) REST
16 10 (9.17%) CSS3
17 8 (7.34%) Sass
18 7 (6.42%) Ajax
18 7 (6.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) User Experience
2 10 (9.17%) Fintech
3 7 (6.42%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.67%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.75%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.75%) iPad
6 3 (2.75%) iPhone
6 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.92%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.92%) MPEG
8 1 (0.92%) NHS
8 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.92%) Social Network
8 1 (0.92%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.59%) Linux
2 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.75%) CoreOS
4 2 (1.83%) Android
4 2 (1.83%) Windows
5 1 (0.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (94.50%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (89.91%) TDD
3 53 (48.62%) BDD
4 51 (46.79%) Test Automation
5 47 (43.12%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (39.45%) Scrum
7 33 (30.28%) Kanban
8 29 (26.61%) Software Engineering
9 24 (22.02%) MVC
10 23 (21.10%) Domain-Driven Design
10 23 (21.10%) Refactoring
11 22 (20.18%) OO
12 21 (19.27%) Front End Development
12 21 (19.27%) SOLID
12 21 (19.27%) Web Application Development
12 21 (19.27%) Web Development
13 20 (18.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 20 (18.35%) SOA
14 19 (17.43%) OOP
15 18 (16.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (62.39%) Java
2 50 (45.87%) JavaScript
3 24 (22.02%) Groovy
4 23 (21.10%) Python
5 19 (17.43%) C#
6 16 (14.68%) Scala
7 15 (13.76%) Go
8 12 (11.01%) SQL
9 5 (4.59%) ES6
10 3 (2.75%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.75%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.83%) C++
12 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.92%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (28.44%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.75%) Ansible
2 3 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (2.75%) Puppet
2 3 (2.75%) Terraform
3 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.92%) Control-M
3 1 (0.92%) Kibana
3 1 (0.92%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) New Relic
2 1 (0.92%) ATG
2 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
2 1 (0.92%) Brightcove
2 1 (0.92%) Calypso
2 1 (0.92%) Murex
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago