Period
to 15 August 2018

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 6 months to 15 August 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
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 240 251
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 +131
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1,065 981 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.11% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.30% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 796 939
England median daily rate £525 £502 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -1.67% +7.37%
10th Percentile £403 £406 £363
90th Percentile £650 £613 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £510
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96% +7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 0
England median hourly rate £70.00 £52.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% - -
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £52.00 -
% change year-on-year +34.62% - -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80,635 75,535 85,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.31% 85.72% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,705 49,826 57,221
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,186 1,877 2,059
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
% change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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 6 months to 15 August 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 -4 750 £550 +5.77% 135
North of England +50 130 £425 +1.19% 33
South East -32 96 £470 -10.48% 24
Yorkshire +14 67 £400 -4.76% 16
North West +28 58 £500 +25.00% 15
East of England -42 36 £500 +17.65% 8
Midlands -20 29 £425 -19.05% 5
South West -26 22 £425 +6.25% 5
West Midlands -20 15 £461 -7.75% 3
East Midlands -4 14 £360 -31.43% 2
North East - 5 £312 - 2
South Coast - 2 - -
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 England region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 916 (86.01%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (82.25%) TDD
3 592 (55.59%) Java
4 494 (46.38%) BDD
5 476 (44.69%) Continuous Integration
6 405 (38.03%) Scrum
7 389 (36.53%) JavaScript
8 311 (29.20%) Jenkins
9 307 (28.83%) Git (software)
10 294 (27.61%) Microservices
11 275 (25.82%) Amazon AWS
12 264 (24.79%) Kanban
13 261 (24.51%) Spring
14 259 (24.32%) Docker
15 253 (23.76%) Test Automation
16 245 (23.00%) REST
17 239 (22.44%) MVC
18 228 (21.41%) DevOps
19 227 (21.31%) Software Engineering
20 205 (19.25%) RESTful
20 205 (19.25%) React
21 204 (19.15%) Node.js
22 202 (18.97%) Java 8
23 189 (17.75%) Web Services
24 186 (17.46%) SQL
25 174 (16.34%) Scala
25 174 (16.34%) JIRA
26 172 (16.15%) CSS
27 170 (15.96%) HTML
28 164 (15.40%) .NET

Pair Programming
Co-occurring 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
1 124 (11.64%) Confluence
2 79 (7.42%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (4.32%) Apache
4 38 (3.57%) Apache Spark
5 27 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 20 (1.88%) NServiceBus
7 15 (1.41%) JBoss
8 13 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.75%) CMS
11 8 (0.75%) Jetty
11 8 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.47%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.28%) IIS
13 3 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (0.94%) Fireworks
1 10 (0.94%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.38%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) LatentZero
1 3 (0.28%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.094%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.094%) Magento
3 1 (0.094%) Minerva
3 1 (0.094%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 275 (25.82%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (5.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 43 (4.04%) GitHub
5 31 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (2.25%) Serverless
7 20 (1.88%) PaaS
8 19 (1.78%) OpenShift
9 18 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (1.60%) Amazon S3
10 17 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.22%) IaaS
13 12 (1.13%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.94%) Heroku
16 8 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.75%) TestFlight
17 7 (0.66%) npm
17 7 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (7.98%) HTTP
2 37 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.31%) Internet
4 13 (1.22%) DNS
5 10 (0.94%) FTP
5 10 (0.94%) RTMP
6 8 (0.75%) SMS
7 5 (0.47%) Firewall
7 5 (0.47%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
9 3 (0.28%) DSL
9 3 (0.28%) SSL
10 2 (0.19%) Broadband
10 2 (0.19%) DHCP
10 2 (0.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (14.74%) NoSQL
2 90 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
3 87 (8.17%) Big Data
4 81 (7.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 77 (7.23%) SQL Server
6 63 (5.92%) MongoDB
7 58 (5.45%) Relational Database
8 55 (5.16%) Hadoop
9 50 (4.69%) HBase
10 46 (4.32%) MySQL
11 21 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 16 (1.50%) Neo4j
12 16 (1.50%) Redis
13 13 (1.22%) RavenDB
14 12 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (1.13%) Couchbase
15 11 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 311 (29.20%) Jenkins
2 307 (28.83%) Git (software)
3 174 (16.34%) JIRA
4 124 (11.64%) JUnit
5 102 (9.58%) Gradle
6 99 (9.30%) Selenium
7 91 (8.54%) Maven
8 82 (7.70%) Cucumber
9 61 (5.73%) Subversion
10 53 (4.98%) Mockito
11 52 (4.88%) Hudson
12 37 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 36 (3.38%) TeamCity
14 35 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (2.82%) Jasmine
15 30 (2.82%) SpecFlow
15 30 (2.82%) WebDriver
16 29 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
16 29 (2.72%) webpack
17 26 (2.44%) IntelliJ
General
1 114 (10.70%) Finance
2 92 (8.64%) Banking
3 43 (4.04%) Front Office
4 26 (2.44%) Retail
5 23 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.78%) Automotive
7 15 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.03%) Marketing
10 8 (0.75%) Games
10 8 (0.75%) Publishing
11 7 (0.66%) Back Office
12 6 (0.56%) Law
13 3 (0.28%) Advertising
13 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.19%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.19%) Legal
15 1 (0.094%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 865 (81.22%) Developer
2 348 (32.68%) Java Developer
3 190 (17.84%) Senior Developer
4 102 (9.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 97 (9.11%) Scala Developer
6 90 (8.45%) React Developer
7 79 (7.42%) C# Developer
7 79 (7.42%) JavaScript Developer
8 78 (7.32%) Agile Developer
9 66 (6.20%) .NET Developer
10 56 (5.26%) Software Engineer
11 52 (4.88%) AWS Developer
12 47 (4.41%) Python Developer
13 37 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
14 32 (3.00%) Java Engineer
15 31 (2.91%) Backend Developer
16 29 (2.72%) Agile Java Developer
17 28 (2.63%) Android Developer
18 27 (2.54%) Node.js Developer
18 27 (2.54%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (24.51%) Spring
2 245 (23.00%) REST
3 205 (19.25%) React
3 205 (19.25%) RESTful
4 204 (19.15%) Node.js
5 189 (17.75%) Web Services
6 172 (16.15%) CSS
7 170 (15.96%) HTML
8 164 (15.40%) .NET
8 164 (15.40%) AngularJS
9 116 (10.89%) Kafka
10 115 (10.80%) JSON
11 112 (10.52%) Hibernate
12 92 (8.64%) Guice
13 89 (8.36%) HTML5
14 85 (7.98%) Spring Boot
15 81 (7.61%) J2EE
16 73 (6.85%) ASP.NET
17 70 (6.57%) Spring MVC
18 69 (6.48%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.08%) User Experience
2 57 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 30 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 27 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (1.78%) Wiki
8 18 (1.69%) Cloud Native
8 18 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (1.69%) Video on Demand
9 17 (1.60%) Derivative
9 17 (1.60%) Equities
10 16 (1.50%) Fintech
10 16 (1.50%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
11 14 (1.31%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.31%) Over-the-Top Content
11 14 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 111 (10.42%) Linux
2 66 (6.20%) Unix
3 46 (4.32%) Android
4 38 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 35 (3.29%) Windows
6 9 (0.85%) VMS
7 3 (0.28%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.28%) Nucleus RTOS
7 3 (0.28%) Solaris
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.094%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.094%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (86.01%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (82.25%) TDD
3 494 (46.38%) BDD
4 476 (44.69%) Continuous Integration
5 405 (38.03%) Scrum
6 294 (27.61%) Microservices
7 264 (24.79%) Kanban
8 253 (23.76%) Test Automation
9 239 (22.44%) MVC
10 228 (21.41%) DevOps
11 227 (21.31%) Software Engineering
12 161 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 128 (12.02%) Unit Testing
14 115 (10.80%) Open Source
15 102 (9.58%) OO
16 96 (9.01%) E-Commerce
17 91 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
18 84 (7.89%) Mentoring
19 80 (7.51%) Continuous Deployment
20 77 (7.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 592 (55.59%) Java
2 389 (36.53%) JavaScript
3 202 (18.97%) Java 8
4 186 (17.46%) SQL
5 174 (16.34%) Scala
6 162 (15.21%) C#
7 114 (10.70%) Python
8 108 (10.14%) Groovy
9 95 (8.92%) Ruby
10 59 (5.54%) ES6
11 46 (4.32%) TypeScript
12 37 (3.47%) Go
13 31 (2.91%) Apple Swift
14 30 (2.82%) Kotlin
15 28 (2.63%) PHP
16 26 (2.44%) Bash Shell
17 25 (2.35%) Objective-C
18 24 (2.25%) Shell Script
19 21 (1.97%) PowerShell
20 15 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
2 33 (3.10%) Degree
3 31 (2.91%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.78%) Master's Degree
5 18 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.094%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.094%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.48%) QA
2 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.28%) GCP
4 2 (0.19%) GDPR
4 2 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 259 (24.32%) Docker
2 14 (1.31%) HDFS
3 13 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 108 (10.14%) Terraform
2 86 (8.08%) Kubernetes
3 68 (6.38%) Ansible
4 42 (3.94%) Puppet
5 35 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.60%) Mesos
7 15 (1.41%) Prometheus
8 13 (1.22%) Kibana
8 13 (1.22%) logstash
9 11 (1.03%) Grafana
10 5 (0.47%) OpenView
10 5 (0.47%) SCOM
10 5 (0.47%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.28%) Rancher
13 2 (0.19%) Galera Cluster
13 2 (0.19%) Salt
13 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 96 (9.01%) Google
2 58 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.72%) Oracle
4 21 (1.97%) Splunk
5 15 (1.41%) Adobe
6 14 (1.31%) IBM
7 13 (1.22%) AppDynamics
8 12 (1.13%) Zend
9 11 (1.03%) TIBCO
10 9 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.85%) RedGate
11 7 (0.66%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.66%) MapR
11 7 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.56%) HP
12 6 (0.56%) New Relic
13 5 (0.47%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.38%) Apple
14 4 (0.38%) Pega
14 4 (0.38%) Progress