The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
UK / England
Rank 262 205 398
Rank change year-on-year -57 +193  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 374 577 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.18% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.42% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 506 173
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £403 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34805 40691 38449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.96% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23041 27009 24200
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1001 1126
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in England

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in England

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pair Programming in England

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pair Programming in England

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
London -72 251 £500 -4.76% 66
South East +43 50 £475 - 10
East of England +13 25 £275 -31.25% 1
North West +21 16 £425 -5.55% 5
South West +18 16 £338 +8.87% 5
West Midlands +11 6 £500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 6 £400 - 6
North East -21 1 £350 -22.22%
Pair Programming
UK

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 England region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 721 (90.13%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (81.25%) TDD
3 496 (62.00%) Java
4 315 (39.38%) Scrum
5 292 (36.50%) Continuous Integration
6 282 (35.25%) JavaScript
7 255 (31.88%) BDD
8 210 (26.25%) Spring
9 203 (25.38%) HTML
10 201 (25.13%) RESTful
11 188 (23.50%) Jenkins
12 173 (21.63%) Scala
13 171 (21.38%) SQL
14 169 (21.13%) Git (software)
15 160 (20.00%) CSS
16 156 (19.50%) Kanban
17 151 (18.88%) Software Engineering
18 148 (18.50%) Web Services
19 147 (18.38%) MVC
20 139 (17.38%) REST
21 132 (16.50%) Microservices
22 130 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
23 128 (16.00%) Node.js
23 128 (16.00%) DevOps
24 127 (15.88%) E-Commerce
25 122 (15.25%) AngularJS
26 116 (14.50%) JSON
27 112 (14.00%) Unit Testing
28 110 (13.75%) NoSQL
29 108 (13.50%) HTML5

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in 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 81 (10.13%) Apache Spark
2 54 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (4.38%) WebSphere
4 28 (3.50%) JBoss
5 26 (3.25%) Apache
6 22 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 20 (2.50%) Confluence
8 18 (2.25%) WebSphere Process Server
9 15 (1.88%) Alfresco
10 12 (1.50%) CMS
10 12 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.13%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.88%) Jetty
13 6 (0.75%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.50%) CoreMedia CMS
15 4 (0.50%) Liferay
16 3 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 25 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Magento
2 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 130 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (9.88%) GitHub
3 36 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.75%) PaaS
5 13 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.50%) Google Play
10 3 (0.38%) Heroku
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.25%) IaaS
11 2 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.50%) HTTP
2 22 (2.75%) Internet
3 15 (1.88%) RTSP
4 8 (1.00%) MQTT
4 8 (1.00%) RTP
5 3 (0.38%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) Skype
6 1 (0.13%) SMS
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (13.75%) NoSQL
2 102 (12.75%) MongoDB
3 57 (7.13%) Hadoop
4 51 (6.38%) MySQL
5 48 (6.00%) SQL Server
6 42 (5.25%) Big Data
7 41 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 30 (3.75%) Redis
9 28 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (2.13%) HBase
12 14 (1.75%) Apache Hive
13 10 (1.25%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.88%) Riak
15 6 (0.75%) Mixpanel
16 5 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.63%) CouchDB
17 3 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
17 3 (0.38%) HDInsight
17 3 (0.38%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 188 (23.50%) Jenkins
2 169 (21.13%) Git (software)
3 90 (11.25%) Cucumber
4 87 (10.88%) JUnit
5 71 (8.88%) Mockito
6 63 (7.88%) Gradle
7 58 (7.25%) Maven
8 52 (6.50%) Selenium
9 49 (6.13%) WebDriver
10 45 (5.63%) JIRA
11 29 (3.63%) TeamCity
12 28 (3.50%) Subversion
13 27 (3.38%) gulp
14 24 (3.00%) IntelliJ
15 22 (2.75%) Jasmine
16 19 (2.38%) Grunt
17 17 (2.13%) NUnit
18 16 (2.00%) CruiseControl
19 15 (1.88%) Ant
20 14 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 80 (10.00%) Finance
2 70 (8.75%) Banking
3 57 (7.13%) Investment Banking
4 39 (4.88%) Publishing
5 37 (4.63%) Retail
6 24 (3.00%) Front Office
7 16 (2.00%) Automotive
8 12 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.13%) Electronics
10 9 (1.13%) Games
11 8 (1.00%) Marketing
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Legal
12 2 (0.25%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 688 (86.00%) Developer
2 314 (39.25%) Java Developer
3 163 (20.38%) Senior Developer
4 153 (19.13%) Agile Developer
5 97 (12.13%) Senior Java Developer
6 94 (11.75%) Agile Java Developer
7 90 (11.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 77 (9.63%) Scala Developer
9 62 (7.75%) C# Developer
10 61 (7.63%) Senior Agile Developer
11 59 (7.38%) .NET Developer
12 48 (6.00%) iOS Developer
12 48 (6.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 41 (5.13%) Node.js Developer
14 40 (5.00%) Software Developer
15 38 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
16 33 (4.13%) Software Engineer
17 31 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 30 (3.75%) Agile C# Developer
19 29 (3.63%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (26.25%) Spring
2 203 (25.38%) HTML
3 201 (25.13%) RESTful
4 160 (20.00%) CSS
5 148 (18.50%) Web Services
6 139 (17.38%) REST
7 128 (16.00%) Node.js
8 122 (15.25%) AngularJS
9 116 (14.50%) JSON
10 108 (13.50%) HTML5
11 91 (11.38%) .NET
12 83 (10.38%) Hibernate
13 78 (9.75%) React
14 71 (8.88%) XML
15 64 (8.00%) Play Framework
16 60 (7.50%) Dropwizard
17 58 (7.25%) Akka
17 58 (7.25%) CSS3
18 54 (6.75%) J2EE
18 54 (6.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.13%) User Experience
2 54 (6.75%) Mobile App
3 22 (2.75%) Animation
4 15 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.75%) iPhone
6 13 (1.63%) Fintech
6 13 (1.63%) Video on Demand
7 12 (1.50%) Derivative
8 11 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.13%) Streaming Video
11 8 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.88%) MPEG
13 6 (0.75%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.75%) RIA
14 5 (0.63%) iPad
14 5 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.25%) Linux
2 61 (7.63%) Apple iOS
3 46 (5.75%) Android
4 43 (5.38%) Unix
5 32 (4.00%) Windows
6 8 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (90.13%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (81.25%) TDD
3 315 (39.38%) Scrum
4 292 (36.50%) Continuous Integration
5 255 (31.88%) BDD
6 156 (19.50%) Kanban
7 151 (18.88%) Software Engineering
8 147 (18.38%) MVC
9 132 (16.50%) Microservices
10 128 (16.00%) DevOps
11 127 (15.88%) E-Commerce
12 112 (14.00%) Unit Testing
13 104 (13.00%) OO
14 96 (12.00%) Automated Testing
14 96 (12.00%) Open Source
15 93 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 71 (8.88%) Web Development
17 65 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 64 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
18 64 (8.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 496 (62.00%) Java
2 282 (35.25%) JavaScript
3 173 (21.63%) Scala
4 171 (21.38%) SQL
5 108 (13.50%) C#
6 100 (12.50%) Python
7 67 (8.38%) Ruby
8 43 (5.38%) Apple Swift
9 38 (4.75%) Groovy
9 38 (4.75%) Objective-C
10 29 (3.63%) C++
11 22 (2.75%) ES6
12 20 (2.50%) PHP
13 19 (2.38%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.88%) C
15 13 (1.63%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.38%) Clojure
17 4 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 30 (3.75%) Degree
2 30 (3.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (9.13%) QA
2 11 (1.38%) SDET
3 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.50%) MiFID
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.38%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 63 (7.88%) Docker
2 17 (2.13%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.38%) HDFS
5 2 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (2.88%) Puppet
2 18 (2.25%) Kibana
3 14 (1.75%) Grafana
4 13 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.63%) Mesos
5 11 (1.38%) logstash
5 11 (1.38%) rkt
6 8 (1.00%) Ansible
6 8 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.75%) HockeyApp
8 4 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.50%) Terraform
9 2 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.25%) StatsD
10 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.13%) MOM
10 1 (0.13%) Nagios
10 1 (0.13%) Packer
10 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (2.50%) Oracle
2 18 (2.25%) Microsoft
3 15 (1.88%) Splunk
4 14 (1.75%) IBM
4 14 (1.75%) New Relic
5 13 (1.63%) ATG
6 12 (1.50%) AppDynamics
7 10 (1.25%) Apple
8 9 (1.13%) Google
9 8 (1.00%) Brightcove
10 6 (0.75%) Coremetrics
10 6 (0.75%) SAP
10 6 (0.75%) VMware
11 5 (0.63%) hybris
12 4 (0.50%) Adobe
12 4 (0.50%) GigaSpaces
12 4 (0.50%) IBM Sterling
13 2 (0.25%) Infor
13 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.13%) Sophos
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