Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 260 242
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 +203
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 995 810 1,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.08% 0.97% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.15% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 657 928
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £407 £363 £400
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +11.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 0
England median hourly rate £70.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.19% - -
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +89.19% - -

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 79,025 70,610 81,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.86% 84.77% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,476 46,579 54,420
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,082 1,901 2,103
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +7.76% +8.41%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.40 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 May 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
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 21 May 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 +23 732 £525 +4.90% 143
North of England +20 98 £430 +2.38% 31
South East -45 89 £465 -7.00% 31
Yorkshire +14 52 £450 +7.14% 19
North West -7 45 £425 - 10
East of England -16 42 £494 +51.92% 7
Midlands +2 20 £450 -14.29% 4
West Midlands -16 14 £473 -9.13% 1
South West -21 11 £353 +4.44% 10
East Midlands -2 6 £350 -33.33% 3
South Coast - 2 - -
North East +10 1 £400 +14.29% 2
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 881 (88.54%) Agile Software Development
2 833 (83.72%) TDD
3 534 (53.67%) Java
4 480 (48.24%) BDD
5 438 (44.02%) Continuous Integration
6 397 (39.90%) Scrum
7 360 (36.18%) JavaScript
8 303 (30.45%) Git (software)
9 282 (28.34%) MVC
10 276 (27.74%) Kanban
11 271 (27.24%) Microservices
12 258 (25.93%) Jenkins
13 247 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
14 245 (24.62%) DevOps
15 244 (24.52%) REST
16 238 (23.92%) RESTful
17 230 (23.12%) Test Automation
18 229 (23.02%) Spring
19 209 (21.01%) Software Engineering
20 203 (20.40%) AngularJS
21 202 (20.30%) Web Services
22 200 (20.10%) Docker
23 197 (19.80%) Scala
24 193 (19.40%) Java 8
25 192 (19.30%) SQL
26 187 (18.79%) .NET
27 185 (18.59%) CSS
28 180 (18.09%) C#
29 178 (17.89%) HTML
29 178 (17.89%) React

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
1 117 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 100 (10.05%) Confluence
3 52 (5.23%) Apache
4 39 (3.92%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 20 (2.01%) JBoss
6 20 (2.01%) NServiceBus
7 13 (1.31%) CMS
8 12 (1.21%) Apache Solr
8 12 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.70%) Jetty
11 4 (0.40%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.40%) IIS
12 3 (0.30%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.30%) Mule
12 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Magento
1 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.10%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.10%) Minerva
2 1 (0.10%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 247 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.92%) GitHub
4 33 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (2.91%) PaaS
5 29 (2.91%) Serverless
6 27 (2.71%) Amazon S3
7 22 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (2.11%) IaaS
9 19 (1.91%) npm
9 19 (1.91%) SaaS
10 17 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (1.51%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (1.41%) Algolia
12 14 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
14 10 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.80%) Heroku
15 8 (0.80%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.94%) HTTP
2 31 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.21%) DNS
4 9 (0.90%) SMS
5 8 (0.80%) Internet
6 7 (0.70%) FTP
7 3 (0.30%) DSL
7 3 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
7 3 (0.30%) RTMP
7 3 (0.30%) SSL
8 2 (0.20%) Broadband
9 1 (0.10%) Firewall
9 1 (0.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (17.79%) NoSQL
2 85 (8.54%) MongoDB
3 74 (7.44%) SQL Server
4 71 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 70 (7.04%) Big Data
6 65 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 50 (5.03%) Hadoop
8 50 (5.03%) MySQL
9 42 (4.22%) HBase
10 38 (3.82%) Neo4j
11 23 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (1.91%) RavenDB
13 17 (1.71%) Redis
14 13 (1.31%) Cosmos DB
14 13 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 303 (30.45%) Git (software)
2 258 (25.93%) Jenkins
3 136 (13.67%) JIRA
4 115 (11.56%) JUnit
5 95 (9.55%) Gradle
6 91 (9.15%) Cucumber
7 87 (8.74%) Selenium
8 76 (7.64%) Maven
9 68 (6.83%) Mockito
10 62 (6.23%) TeamCity
11 50 (5.03%) Subversion
12 44 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
13 42 (4.22%) webpack
14 41 (4.12%) gulp
15 39 (3.92%) IntelliJ
16 32 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
17 31 (3.12%) Jasmine
17 31 (3.12%) Visual Studio
18 29 (2.91%) Grunt
19 25 (2.51%) Hudson
General
1 91 (9.15%) Finance
2 68 (6.83%) Banking
3 31 (3.12%) Retail
4 22 (2.21%) Games
5 17 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.61%) Front Office
7 15 (1.51%) Publishing
8 14 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.21%) Marketing
10 11 (1.11%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.01%) Automotive
12 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.30%) Advertising
13 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Back Office
14 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) Law
15 1 (0.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 827 (83.12%) Developer
2 331 (33.27%) Java Developer
3 174 (17.49%) Senior Developer
4 112 (11.26%) Agile Developer
5 88 (8.84%) Scala Developer
6 85 (8.54%) C# Developer
7 80 (8.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 80 (8.04%) Senior Java Developer
8 79 (7.94%) .NET Developer
9 59 (5.93%) React Developer
10 51 (5.13%) Agile Java Developer
11 40 (4.02%) Full Stack Developer
12 39 (3.92%) AWS Developer
13 36 (3.62%) Senior Agile Developer
14 34 (3.42%) Android Developer
14 34 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
15 33 (3.32%) Angular Developer
15 33 (3.32%) Software Engineer
16 28 (2.81%) Backend Developer
17 27 (2.71%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (24.52%) REST
2 238 (23.92%) RESTful
3 229 (23.02%) Spring
4 203 (20.40%) AngularJS
5 202 (20.30%) Web Services
6 187 (18.79%) .NET
7 185 (18.59%) CSS
8 178 (17.89%) HTML
8 178 (17.89%) React
9 170 (17.09%) Node.js
10 111 (11.16%) Hibernate
11 108 (10.85%) JSON
12 100 (10.05%) HTML5
13 94 (9.45%) ASP.NET
14 91 (9.15%) Kafka
15 79 (7.94%) Dropwizard
16 78 (7.84%) Guice
17 76 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
18 69 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
19 66 (6.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (5.93%) User Experience
3 40 (4.02%) Algorithms
3 40 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.91%) Video on Demand
7 17 (1.71%) Wiki
8 15 (1.51%) Derivative
9 14 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
10 13 (1.31%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.31%) Fintech
10 13 (1.31%) Over-the-Top Content
11 11 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (1.11%) Chromecast
11 11 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.01%) Animation
12 10 (1.01%) iPad
12 10 (1.01%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.64%) Linux
2 70 (7.04%) Unix
3 58 (5.83%) Android
4 39 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 32 (3.22%) Windows
6 7 (0.70%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (0.60%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.30%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
9 2 (0.20%) VMS
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (88.54%) Agile Software Development
2 833 (83.72%) TDD
3 480 (48.24%) BDD
4 438 (44.02%) Continuous Integration
5 397 (39.90%) Scrum
6 282 (28.34%) MVC
7 276 (27.74%) Kanban
8 271 (27.24%) Microservices
9 245 (24.62%) DevOps
10 230 (23.12%) Test Automation
11 209 (21.01%) Software Engineering
12 145 (14.57%) Continuous Delivery
13 122 (12.26%) E-Commerce
14 108 (10.85%) OO
15 105 (10.55%) Open Source
16 103 (10.35%) Unit Testing
17 93 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
18 88 (8.84%) SOLID
19 86 (8.64%) Domain-Driven Design
20 81 (8.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 534 (53.67%) Java
2 360 (36.18%) JavaScript
3 197 (19.80%) Scala
4 193 (19.40%) Java 8
5 192 (19.30%) SQL
6 180 (18.09%) C#
7 111 (11.16%) Groovy
8 89 (8.94%) Python
9 87 (8.74%) Ruby
10 54 (5.43%) ES6
11 42 (4.22%) TypeScript
12 33 (3.32%) Kotlin
13 27 (2.71%) Bash Shell
13 27 (2.71%) Go
14 25 (2.51%) Shell Script
15 24 (2.41%) Apple Swift
16 22 (2.21%) PHP
17 20 (2.01%) Objective-C
18 16 (1.61%) Clojure
19 14 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (3.72%) Degree
2 31 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 22 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.31%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.64%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) GDPR
3 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.20%) GCP
System Software
1 200 (20.10%) Docker
2 11 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 75 (7.54%) Terraform
2 61 (6.13%) Ansible
3 51 (5.13%) Kubernetes
4 36 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (3.02%) Grafana
6 27 (2.71%) Kibana
6 27 (2.71%) logstash
7 24 (2.41%) Puppet
8 17 (1.71%) Mesos
9 13 (1.31%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.50%) StatsD
11 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.20%) Rancher
14 1 (0.10%) Galera Cluster
14 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (6.83%) Google
2 50 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.72%) Splunk
4 31 (3.12%) Oracle
5 28 (2.81%) AppDynamics
6 13 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.31%) Sitecore
7 11 (1.11%) RedGate
8 9 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.80%) IBM
9 8 (0.80%) New Relic
10 7 (0.70%) Adobe
11 4 (0.40%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.40%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.40%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.40%) Zend
12 3 (0.30%) Hortonworks
12 3 (0.30%) LogRhythm
13 2 (0.20%) Alteryx
13 2 (0.20%) Xamarin