Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 126 110
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 +66
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 129 132 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.84% 1.90% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.13% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 124 146
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.29% +1.43%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £413
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
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 6,081 6,183 5,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.53% 89.22% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,836 4,882 4,670
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £660
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 55 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.85 £31.20 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -0.79% -4.32%

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 23 October 2018.

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

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -40 6 £500 -
Pair Programming
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 101 (78.29%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (75.97%) TDD
3 68 (52.71%) Java
4 50 (38.76%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (38.76%) BDD
5 43 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 38 (29.46%) Scrum
7 36 (27.91%) Docker
8 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
9 32 (24.81%) DevOps
10 31 (24.03%) Spring
11 30 (23.26%) Software Engineering
11 30 (23.26%) Microservices
12 28 (21.71%) REST
13 26 (20.16%) Kanban
13 26 (20.16%) Python
13 26 (20.16%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (19.38%) HTML
14 25 (19.38%) Jenkins
15 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
16 22 (17.05%) NoSQL
17 21 (16.28%) Java 8
18 20 (15.50%) AngularJS
18 20 (15.50%) Unit Testing
19 19 (14.73%) Finance
19 19 (14.73%) RESTful
19 19 (14.73%) Git (software)
19 19 (14.73%) Kubernetes
20 18 (13.95%) CSS
21 17 (13.18%) Web Services

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 9 (6.98%) Apache
2 8 (6.20%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.65%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.33%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.33%) Confluence
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.78%) Mule
7 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 43 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.65%) PaaS
4 5 (3.88%) GitHub
5 4 (3.10%) Heroku
6 3 (2.33%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (2.33%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.55%) Serverless
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.78%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.78%) IaaS
8 1 (0.78%) npm
8 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) HTTP
2 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.10%) DNS
4 2 (1.55%) FTP
4 2 (1.55%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) LAN
5 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) NoSQL
2 14 (10.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.88%) Big Data
4 5 (3.88%) Couchbase
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.10%) Redis
6 3 (2.33%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.55%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.55%) Flink
7 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.78%) Azkaban
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.78%) Presto
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (19.38%) Jenkins
2 19 (14.73%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.18%) Cucumber
4 15 (11.63%) Mockito
5 13 (10.08%) Gradle
5 13 (10.08%) JUnit
6 7 (5.43%) Maven
7 6 (4.65%) Selenium
8 5 (3.88%) IntelliJ
8 5 (3.88%) Jasmine
9 4 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (3.10%) Babel
9 4 (3.10%) JIRA
9 4 (3.10%) NUnit
9 4 (3.10%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.10%) webpack
10 3 (2.33%) CircleCI
10 3 (2.33%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 19 (14.73%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Banking
3 7 (5.43%) Publishing
4 6 (4.65%) Automotive
5 3 (2.33%) Games
5 3 (2.33%) Marketing
5 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 103 (79.84%) Developer
2 46 (35.66%) Java Developer
3 23 (17.83%) Senior Developer
4 14 (10.85%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (10.85%) Python Developer
5 12 (9.30%) React Developer
6 10 (7.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (6.98%) Angular Developer
8 8 (6.20%) Senior Python Developer
9 7 (5.43%) Agile Developer
9 7 (5.43%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (5.43%) AWS Developer
9 7 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) iOS Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Programmer
12 3 (2.33%) Architect
12 3 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (2.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.03%) Spring
2 28 (21.71%) REST
3 25 (19.38%) HTML
4 20 (15.50%) AngularJS
5 19 (14.73%) RESTful
6 18 (13.95%) CSS
7 17 (13.18%) Web Services
8 16 (12.40%) Node.js
9 15 (11.63%) .NET
10 14 (10.85%) Dropwizard
11 13 (10.08%) React
12 11 (8.53%) HTML5
13 10 (7.75%) Guice
14 9 (6.98%) Kafka
15 7 (5.43%) Redux
16 5 (3.88%) CSS3
16 5 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
16 5 (3.88%) RxJava
16 5 (3.88%) Sass
16 5 (3.88%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.65%) User Experience
3 5 (3.88%) Derivative
3 5 (3.88%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (3.10%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.33%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.33%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.55%) Fintech
6 2 (1.55%) iPad
6 2 (1.55%) Online Games
6 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) Tandem
7 1 (0.78%) Apple TV
7 1 (0.78%) Blog
7 1 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Linux
1 14 (10.85%) Unix
2 8 (6.20%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.33%) Android
4 2 (1.55%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (78.29%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (75.97%) TDD
3 50 (38.76%) BDD
3 50 (38.76%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (29.46%) Scrum
5 32 (24.81%) DevOps
6 30 (23.26%) Microservices
6 30 (23.26%) Software Engineering
7 26 (20.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (20.16%) Kanban
8 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
9 20 (15.50%) Unit Testing
10 13 (10.08%) Front End Development
11 11 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (7.75%) User Stories
13 9 (6.98%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (6.98%) Domain-Driven Design
13 9 (6.98%) Open Source
13 9 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (6.20%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 68 (52.71%) Java
2 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 26 (20.16%) Python
4 21 (16.28%) Java 8
5 15 (11.63%) C#
5 15 (11.63%) Scala
6 14 (10.85%) Groovy
7 12 (9.30%) Go
8 11 (8.53%) Kotlin
8 11 (8.53%) SQL
9 8 (6.20%) Bash Shell
10 7 (5.43%) Objective-C
10 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.65%) Apple Swift
11 6 (4.65%) Clojure
12 5 (3.88%) C
12 5 (3.88%) Haskell
12 5 (3.88%) TypeScript
13 4 (3.10%) PHP
13 4 (3.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (4.65%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) QA
System Software
1 36 (27.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (14.73%) Kubernetes
2 13 (10.08%) Ansible
3 12 (9.30%) Terraform
4 6 (4.65%) Prometheus
4 6 (4.65%) Puppet
5 5 (3.88%) Grafana
5 5 (3.88%) Kibana
5 5 (3.88%) logstash
6 2 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.88%) AppDynamics
2 5 (3.88%) Splunk
3 3 (2.33%) Google
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.78%) Apple
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco