Period
to 15 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 219 233
Rank change year-on-year -33 +14 +56
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1,037 1,175 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 1.24% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.44% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 1,010 911
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £410 £410 £363
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 3
England median hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +73.61% -11.11%
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -45.60% +73.61% -11.11%

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 82,736 81,728 81,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.81% 86.04% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,506 55,080 54,357
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,073 1,882 2,264
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.70 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.47 £24.02 £22.67
% change year-on-year -6.47% +5.97% +3.03%

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 December 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 15 December 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 -36 712 £550 +4.76% 135
North of England +29 125 £475 +5.56% 43
South East +1 107 £500 - 18
North West +28 61 £500 +25.00% 25
Yorkshire +1 61 £425 -9.33% 15
Midlands +4 44 £470 - 12
West Midlands -2 32 £525 +11.70% 10
South West -30 29 £425 +28.79% 5
East of England -48 20 £490 +3.16% 6
East Midlands +5 12 £350 -15.15% 2
North East -2 3 £425 +6.25% 3
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 854 (82.35%) TDD
2 805 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
3 547 (52.75%) Java
4 479 (46.19%) BDD
5 465 (44.84%) JavaScript
6 424 (40.89%) Continuous Integration
7 358 (34.52%) Scrum
8 352 (33.94%) Jenkins
9 338 (32.59%) Microservices
10 300 (28.93%) Git (software)
10 300 (28.93%) Test Automation
11 290 (27.97%) REST
12 288 (27.77%) Spring
13 261 (25.17%) Docker
14 245 (23.63%) Kanban
15 243 (23.43%) DevOps
16 241 (23.24%) Node.js
17 239 (23.05%) Software Engineering
18 238 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
19 226 (21.79%) Java 8
20 210 (20.25%) React
21 202 (19.48%) JIRA
22 199 (19.19%) CSS
23 197 (19.00%) MVC
24 193 (18.61%) AngularJS
25 190 (18.32%) HTML
26 181 (17.45%) RESTful
27 177 (17.07%) Web Services
28 173 (16.68%) Scala
29 165 (15.91%) Confluence

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
1 165 (15.91%) Confluence
2 65 (6.27%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.80%) Apache
4 23 (2.22%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (1.16%) Apache Solr
7 9 (0.87%) Mule
8 8 (0.77%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.68%) nginx
9 7 (0.68%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.58%) JBoss
10 6 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.48%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.39%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.29%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.29%) CMS
13 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (0.96%) Fireworks
1 10 (0.96%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.39%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.096%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.096%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 238 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (5.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 46 (4.44%) GitHub
5 41 (3.95%) Serverless
6 37 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
7 35 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 19 (1.83%) Amazon S3
11 18 (1.74%) Amazon Kinesis
11 18 (1.74%) PaaS
12 14 (1.35%) OpenShift
13 12 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.16%) Google Analytics
13 12 (1.16%) Slack
14 11 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (1.06%) CloudFront
15 10 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (8.10%) HTTP
2 22 (2.12%) Internet
2 22 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.06%) Skype
4 10 (0.96%) DNS
5 7 (0.68%) Firewall
6 6 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.48%) DHCP
7 5 (0.48%) FTP
7 5 (0.48%) IPsec
8 4 (0.39%) RTMP
9 3 (0.29%) SSL
10 1 (0.096%) AMQP
10 1 (0.096%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.096%) LAN
10 1 (0.096%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.51%) NoSQL
2 76 (7.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 73 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
4 70 (6.75%) Relational Database
5 66 (6.36%) MongoDB
6 61 (5.88%) SQL Server
7 60 (5.79%) Big Data
8 50 (4.82%) Hadoop
9 36 (3.47%) MySQL
10 31 (2.99%) HBase
11 29 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 18 (1.74%) Redis
13 17 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (1.64%) CouchDB
14 15 (1.45%) Apache Hive
15 13 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
17 7 (0.68%) Azkaban
17 7 (0.68%) Presto
17 7 (0.68%) Riak
Development Applications
1 352 (33.94%) Jenkins
2 300 (28.93%) Git (software)
3 202 (19.48%) JIRA
4 115 (11.09%) JUnit
5 93 (8.97%) Maven
6 82 (7.91%) Hudson
7 79 (7.62%) Subversion
8 76 (7.33%) Gradle
9 75 (7.23%) Selenium
10 60 (5.79%) Cucumber
11 47 (4.53%) Mercurial
12 38 (3.66%) Mockito
13 36 (3.47%) IntelliJ
13 36 (3.47%) webpack
14 35 (3.38%) Mocha
15 33 (3.18%) WebDriver
16 32 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 29 (2.80%) Eclipse
18 25 (2.41%) Babel
18 25 (2.41%) Vagrant
General
1 151 (14.56%) Finance
2 77 (7.43%) Banking
3 42 (4.05%) Retail
4 29 (2.80%) Front Office
5 15 (1.45%) Games
5 15 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.35%) Automotive
6 14 (1.35%) Publishing
7 8 (0.77%) Back Office
8 7 (0.68%) Law
8 7 (0.68%) Marketing
9 6 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.29%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.096%) Electronics
12 1 (0.096%) Legal
Job Titles
1 849 (81.87%) Developer
2 321 (30.95%) Java Developer
3 186 (17.94%) Senior Developer
4 119 (11.48%) JavaScript Developer
5 114 (10.99%) Scala Developer
6 110 (10.61%) React Developer
7 101 (9.74%) Senior Java Developer
8 97 (9.35%) Agile Developer
9 65 (6.27%) C# Developer
10 55 (5.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 54 (5.21%) Software Engineer
12 46 (4.44%) .NET Developer
12 46 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
13 38 (3.66%) Node.js Developer
14 36 (3.47%) Angular Developer
15 35 (3.38%) Java Engineer
16 32 (3.09%) AWS Developer
17 30 (2.89%) Agile Java Developer
18 27 (2.60%) Backend Developer
19 26 (2.51%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (27.97%) REST
2 288 (27.77%) Spring
3 241 (23.24%) Node.js
4 210 (20.25%) React
5 199 (19.19%) CSS
6 193 (18.61%) AngularJS
7 190 (18.32%) HTML
8 181 (17.45%) RESTful
9 177 (17.07%) Web Services
10 126 (12.15%) JSON
11 124 (11.96%) .NET
12 122 (11.76%) HTML5
13 116 (11.19%) Spring MVC
14 112 (10.80%) Spring Boot
15 97 (9.35%) Hibernate
16 94 (9.06%) Play Framework
17 93 (8.97%) Kafka
18 88 (8.49%) Guice
19 82 (7.91%) Sass
20 79 (7.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.68%) User Experience
2 37 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.80%) Cloud Native
4 28 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 25 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (1.83%) Video on Demand
7 18 (1.74%) Video\Live Streaming
8 17 (1.64%) Fintech
8 17 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (1.54%) Equities
10 15 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.25%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.16%) Over-the-Top Content
12 12 (1.16%) Wiki
13 11 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.06%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.06%) Reference Data
14 9 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (13.50%) Linux
2 51 (4.92%) Unix
3 34 (3.28%) Windows
4 30 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 23 (2.22%) Android
6 15 (1.45%) VMS
7 11 (1.06%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.39%) CentOS
9 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.39%) Solaris
10 3 (0.29%) tvOS
11 2 (0.19%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (82.35%) TDD
2 805 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
3 479 (46.19%) BDD
4 424 (40.89%) Continuous Integration
5 358 (34.52%) Scrum
6 338 (32.59%) Microservices
7 300 (28.93%) Test Automation
8 245 (23.63%) Kanban
9 243 (23.43%) DevOps
10 239 (23.05%) Software Engineering
11 197 (19.00%) MVC
12 162 (15.62%) Unit Testing
13 130 (12.54%) Open Source
14 125 (12.05%) Continuous Delivery
15 110 (10.61%) Responsive Web Design
16 95 (9.16%) E-Commerce
17 94 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
18 93 (8.97%) Front End Development
18 93 (8.97%) Functional Programming
19 88 (8.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 547 (52.75%) Java
2 465 (44.84%) JavaScript
3 226 (21.79%) Java 8
4 173 (16.68%) Scala
5 154 (14.85%) SQL
6 120 (11.57%) C#
7 110 (10.61%) Python
8 105 (10.13%) Ruby
9 73 (7.04%) Groovy
10 59 (5.69%) ES6
11 48 (4.63%) TypeScript
12 32 (3.09%) Go
12 32 (3.09%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.80%) Bash Shell
13 29 (2.80%) Kotlin
14 28 (2.70%) Apple Swift
14 28 (2.70%) PHP
15 21 (2.03%) PowerShell
16 20 (1.93%) C++
17 19 (1.83%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 66 (6.36%) BPSS Clearance
2 45 (4.34%) Degree
3 32 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.16%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.096%) CFA
9 1 (0.096%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.096%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.096%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.096%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (9.93%) QA
2 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 261 (25.17%) Docker
2 7 (0.68%) HDFS
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 117 (11.28%) Kubernetes
2 92 (8.87%) Terraform
3 62 (5.98%) Ansible
4 31 (2.99%) Puppet
5 29 (2.80%) Kibana
6 26 (2.51%) Grafana
7 23 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.45%) Mesos
9 12 (1.16%) Graphite
10 11 (1.06%) logstash
11 9 (0.87%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.68%) Oozie
13 6 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.48%) Salt
15 4 (0.39%) OpenView
15 4 (0.39%) Rancher
15 4 (0.39%) SCOM
15 4 (0.39%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 129 (12.44%) Google
2 53 (5.11%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.86%) Oracle
4 27 (2.60%) Splunk
5 22 (2.12%) Adobe
6 18 (1.74%) Zend
7 11 (1.06%) Pega
7 11 (1.06%) TIBCO
8 8 (0.77%) AppDynamics
8 8 (0.77%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.68%) BEA
9 7 (0.68%) Informatica
9 7 (0.68%) webMethods
10 6 (0.58%) Apple
10 6 (0.58%) RedGate
11 4 (0.39%) EnterpriseDB
11 4 (0.39%) HP
11 4 (0.39%) IBM
11 4 (0.39%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.29%) Tableau