Period
to 20 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 97 135
Rank change year-on-year -26 +38 +2
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 56 20 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.44% 1.11% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.25% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 87
10th Percentile £477 £331 £503
25th Percentile £525 £431 £528
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £574 £500 £575
Median % change year-on-year +14.75% -13.04% +4.55%
75th Percentile £634 £616 £638
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £574 £513 £575
% change year-on-year +11.95% -10.87% +4.55%

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 3,544 1,604 5,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.15% 89.16% 90.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,666 1,205 4,277
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £680
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 62
10th Percentile £9.75 £14.95 £11.78
25th Percentile £18.81 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -8.40% +84.51% -5.08%
75th Percentile £42.38 £44.50 £25.94
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.75 £49.29
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +60.00% +6.95%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Pair Programming in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the City of London

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Pair Programming in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 48 (85.71%) TDD
2 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (51.79%) Java
4 25 (44.64%) BDD
4 25 (44.64%) Microservices
5 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
5 17 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (30.36%) Java 8
6 16 (28.57%) Spring
7 14 (25.00%) Scrum
8 13 (23.21%) Kafka
8 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
9 12 (21.43%) Docker
9 12 (21.43%) Unit Testing
9 12 (21.43%) HTML
9 12 (21.43%) CSS
10 11 (19.64%) AWS
10 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
10 11 (19.64%) DevOps
11 10 (17.86%) React
11 10 (17.86%) Spring Boot
11 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
11 10 (17.86%) RESTful
12 9 (16.07%) Node.js
12 9 (16.07%) Sass
12 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (14.29%) Java 11
13 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 8 (14.29%) Scala
13 8 (14.29%) Oracle

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 (8.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.79%) Mule
3 1 (1.79%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) AWS
2 7 (12.50%) Azure
3 3 (5.36%) GCP
4 2 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.57%) Serverless
5 1 (1.79%) GitHub
5 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.50%) JIRA
3 6 (10.71%) Jasmine
3 6 (10.71%) JSUnit
3 6 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (8.93%) Gatling
5 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.57%) Mocha
6 2 (3.57%) Mockito
6 2 (3.57%) Selenium
6 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (3.57%) webpack
7 1 (1.79%) JUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Influencing Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Social Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (89.29%) Developer
2 24 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.50%) React Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Scala Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Angular Developer
5 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Java E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Node.js Developer
5 3 (5.36%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior React Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Applications Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (3.57%) iOS Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow Developer
7 1 (1.79%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) Spring
2 13 (23.21%) Kafka
3 12 (21.43%) CSS
3 12 (21.43%) HTML
4 10 (17.86%) React
4 10 (17.86%) RESTful
4 10 (17.86%) Spring Boot
5 9 (16.07%) Node.js
5 9 (16.07%) Sass
6 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.71%) Jest
7 6 (10.71%) jQuery
7 6 (10.71%) Redux
8 5 (8.93%) HTML5
9 4 (7.14%) .NET
9 4 (7.14%) JSON
9 4 (7.14%) LESS
9 4 (7.14%) Web Services
9 4 (7.14%) XML
10 3 (5.36%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) User Experience
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) Animation
5 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) iPhone
5 1 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (85.71%) TDD
2 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (44.64%) BDD
3 25 (44.64%) Microservices
4 17 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (25.00%) Scrum
6 12 (21.43%) Unit Testing
7 11 (19.64%) DevOps
8 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (12.50%) OO
10 7 (12.50%) User Stories
10 7 (12.50%) Web Development
11 6 (10.71%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (10.71%) Front End Development
11 6 (10.71%) SEO
11 6 (10.71%) SOLID
12 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
12 5 (8.93%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) Java 8
2 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) Java 11
3 8 (14.29%) Scala
4 6 (10.71%) SQL
5 5 (8.93%) ES6
6 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 4 (7.14%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.36%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.79%) C#
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) OCPJP
1 3 (5.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.93%) Grafana
2 5 (8.93%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Sun
3 2 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.79%) Adobe
4 1 (1.79%) TIBCO