The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 April 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
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 111 134
Rank change year-on-year +21 +23  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 36 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.71% 0.43% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.54% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 1
Median daily rate £275 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +45.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

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 East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1781 2031 2143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.41% 78.94% 78.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 1204 1201
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 118 166
Median hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.54% -15.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pair Programming in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the East of England

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the East of England

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pair Programming in the East of England

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pair Programming in the East of England

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +15 31 £275 -31.25%
Norfolk +3 4 £450 +15.38%
Hertfordshire +6 1 £538 +2.38%
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 62 (98.41%) TDD
2 47 (74.60%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (63.49%) Mobile App
3 40 (63.49%) XML
4 39 (61.90%) HTML
5 37 (58.73%) JavaScript
6 36 (57.14%) Java
6 36 (57.14%) Jenkins
7 34 (53.97%) RESTful
8 33 (52.38%) JSON
9 29 (46.03%) GitHub
9 29 (46.03%) JUnit
9 29 (46.03%) MVC
9 29 (46.03%) Core Data
10 28 (44.44%) Push Notifications
10 28 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
10 28 (44.44%) OOD
10 28 (44.44%) Animation
10 28 (44.44%) Core Animation
11 26 (41.27%) Android
12 22 (34.92%) Calabash
12 22 (34.92%) Android Development
13 20 (31.75%) Apple iOS
13 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (30.16%) Gradle
15 18 (28.57%) Android SDK
15 18 (28.57%) iOS Development
16 15 (23.81%) Automotive
16 15 (23.81%) Apple Swift
17 14 (22.22%) Objective-C

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (4.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (46.03%) GitHub
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.59%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.59%) HBase
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 29 (46.03%) JUnit
3 22 (34.92%) Calabash
4 19 (30.16%) Gradle
5 12 (19.05%) Xcode
6 6 (9.52%) Android Studio
6 6 (9.52%) Ant
7 4 (6.35%) Appium
7 4 (6.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.59%) gulp
8 1 (1.59%) webpack
General
1 15 (23.81%) Automotive
2 11 (17.46%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (92.06%) Developer
2 21 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 18 (28.57%) iOS Developer
4 16 (25.40%) Java Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Agile Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Agile Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.17%) Objective-C Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Ruby Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Tester
9 1 (1.59%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (63.49%) XML
2 39 (61.90%) HTML
3 34 (53.97%) RESTful
4 33 (52.38%) JSON
5 29 (46.03%) Core Data
6 28 (44.44%) Core Animation
7 18 (28.57%) Android SDK
8 13 (20.63%) Cocoa
8 13 (20.63%) iOS SDK
9 11 (17.46%) iPhone SDK
10 10 (15.87%) Web Services
11 9 (14.29%) CSS
12 6 (9.52%) Ajax
12 6 (9.52%) HTML5
12 6 (9.52%) J2EE
12 6 (9.52%) JSP
12 6 (9.52%) LESS
12 6 (9.52%) Sass
12 6 (9.52%) XHTML
13 4 (6.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 40 (63.49%) Mobile App
2 28 (44.44%) Animation
3 12 (19.05%) iPhone
4 6 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) iPad
6 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.27%) Android
2 20 (31.75%) Apple iOS
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
3 7 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (98.41%) TDD
2 47 (74.60%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (46.03%) MVC
4 28 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
4 28 (44.44%) OOD
4 28 (44.44%) Push Notifications
5 22 (34.92%) Android Development
6 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (28.57%) iOS Development
8 12 (19.05%) BDD
8 12 (19.05%) Scrum
9 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.52%) Extreme Programming
10 6 (9.52%) OO
10 6 (9.52%) RAD
10 6 (9.52%) SOA
10 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (6.35%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 37 (58.73%) JavaScript
2 36 (57.14%) Java
3 15 (23.81%) Apple Swift
4 14 (22.22%) Objective-C
5 13 (20.63%) C++
6 4 (6.35%) C#
6 4 (6.35%) Ruby
6 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) ES6
7 1 (1.59%) Haskell
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) Python
7 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.59%) Packer
1 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) IBM
2 4 (6.35%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) Infor
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
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