Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 243 253
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 +176
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1,066 922 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.04% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.24% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 761 852
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.01%
10th Percentile £406 £360 £408
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
England median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -32.50%
10th Percentile £61.25 £35.30 £40.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £37.01 £40.75
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -42.96%

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 77,762 74,154 82,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.79% 84.02% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,406 49,441 54,289
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £294 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,865 2,035 2,438
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.36 £11.36
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.35 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +13 791 £525 - 157
South East -32 92 £500 +8.11% 33
North of England +23 85 £450 +2.86% 37
East of England -5 59 £475 +26.67% 15
Yorkshire +19 47 £475 +11.76% 15
North West -3 36 £413 -8.33% 20
South West -13 20 £330 -2.22% 11
Midlands +16 19 £470 -6.00% 11
West Midlands +11 14 £470 -6.00% 7
East Midlands +3 5 £300 - 4
North East +32 2 £400 -8.57% 2
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 959 (89.96%) Agile Software Development
2 913 (85.65%) TDD
3 523 (49.06%) BDD
4 514 (48.22%) Java
5 438 (41.09%) Continuous Integration
6 411 (38.56%) Scrum
7 401 (37.62%) JavaScript
8 320 (30.02%) Git (software)
9 312 (29.27%) Kanban
10 260 (24.39%) CSS
10 260 (24.39%) RESTful
11 258 (24.20%) MVC
12 251 (23.55%) Test Automation
13 247 (23.17%) AngularJS
14 245 (22.98%) DevOps
15 240 (22.51%) Microservices
16 237 (22.23%) Amazon AWS
17 233 (21.86%) .NET
18 232 (21.76%) HTML
19 230 (21.58%) Web Services
19 230 (21.58%) Jenkins
20 224 (21.01%) Software Engineering
21 221 (20.73%) React
22 211 (19.79%) C#
23 208 (19.51%) SQL
23 208 (19.51%) Scala
24 196 (18.39%) Node.js
24 196 (18.39%) REST
25 187 (17.54%) Spring
26 185 (17.35%) NoSQL

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
1 118 (11.07%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (4.88%) Apache
3 51 (4.78%) Confluence
4 46 (4.32%) Apache Spark
5 23 (2.16%) CMS
6 19 (1.78%) EPiServer
7 16 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.41%) Apache Solr
8 15 (1.41%) NServiceBus
9 9 (0.84%) JBoss
10 6 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.28%) IIS
12 3 (0.28%) Jetty
13 2 (0.19%) Drupal
14 1 (0.094%) Mule
14 1 (0.094%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.094%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 237 (22.23%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.19%) PaaS
4 30 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (2.72%) Amazon S3
6 28 (2.63%) GitHub
7 27 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (2.25%) npm
9 23 (2.16%) SaaS
10 20 (1.88%) IaaS
11 19 (1.78%) Serverless
12 17 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (1.03%) Algolia
14 11 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.94%) CloudFront
16 6 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.56%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.16%) HTTP
2 34 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.78%) Internet
4 11 (1.03%) SMS
4 11 (1.03%) SSL
5 4 (0.38%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.38%) DNS
6 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.094%) FTP
7 1 (0.094%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (17.35%) NoSQL
2 121 (11.35%) MongoDB
3 83 (7.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 82 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 64 (6.00%) Big Data
6 60 (5.63%) MySQL
7 58 (5.44%) Hadoop
8 46 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (4.13%) Relational Database
10 33 (3.10%) Redis
11 30 (2.81%) Neo4j
12 26 (2.44%) HBase
13 16 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (1.41%) RavenDB
15 11 (1.03%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.66%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
17 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 320 (30.02%) Git (software)
2 230 (21.58%) Jenkins
3 93 (8.72%) Mockito
4 92 (8.63%) Cucumber
5 90 (8.44%) JUnit
6 85 (7.97%) JIRA
7 65 (6.10%) Selenium
8 63 (5.91%) Gradle
8 63 (5.91%) gulp
8 63 (5.91%) TeamCity
9 60 (5.63%) Maven
10 58 (5.44%) IntelliJ
11 53 (4.97%) Grunt
12 52 (4.88%) webpack
13 37 (3.47%) Jasmine
14 29 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
15 26 (2.44%) Babel
15 26 (2.44%) Subversion
16 25 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 140 (13.13%) Finance
2 97 (9.10%) Banking
3 49 (4.60%) Games
4 35 (3.28%) Publishing
5 29 (2.72%) Retail
6 24 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.59%) Front Office
9 15 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.66%) Automotive
12 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.56%) Marketing
13 5 (0.47%) Back Office
14 2 (0.19%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) Law
14 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.094%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.094%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 889 (83.40%) Developer
2 310 (29.08%) Java Developer
3 194 (18.20%) Senior Developer
4 157 (14.73%) Agile Developer
5 124 (11.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 112 (10.51%) C# Developer
7 109 (10.23%) .NET Developer
8 99 (9.29%) Scala Developer
9 92 (8.63%) React Developer
10 77 (7.22%) Agile Java Developer
11 76 (7.13%) Senior Java Developer
12 61 (5.72%) C# .NET Developer
13 53 (4.97%) Angular Developer
14 49 (4.60%) Senior Agile Developer
15 48 (4.50%) AWS Developer
16 39 (3.66%) Node.js Developer
17 37 (3.47%) Tester
18 34 (3.19%) AWS Engineer
18 34 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
19 33 (3.10%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (24.39%) CSS
1 260 (24.39%) RESTful
2 247 (23.17%) AngularJS
3 233 (21.86%) .NET
4 232 (21.76%) HTML
5 230 (21.58%) Web Services
6 221 (20.73%) React
7 196 (18.39%) Node.js
7 196 (18.39%) REST
8 187 (17.54%) Spring
9 159 (14.92%) HTML5
10 106 (9.94%) JSON
11 89 (8.35%) CSS3
12 85 (7.97%) ASP.NET
13 84 (7.88%) Hibernate
14 79 (7.41%) Kafka
15 74 (6.94%) Dropwizard
16 67 (6.29%) Sass
17 66 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
18 63 (5.91%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 41 (3.85%) User Experience
3 39 (3.66%) Algorithms
4 24 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 24 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.88%) Derivative
5 20 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
6 19 (1.78%) Online Games
6 19 (1.78%) Video on Demand
7 16 (1.50%) Wiki
8 14 (1.31%) Chromecast
9 13 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.22%) IPTV
10 12 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.03%) Fintech
12 10 (0.94%) Animation
12 10 (0.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.29%) Unix
2 85 (7.97%) Linux
3 56 (5.25%) Android
4 35 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.72%) Windows
6 24 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.84%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (0.56%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.28%) VMS
10 1 (0.094%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.094%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (89.96%) Agile Software Development
2 913 (85.65%) TDD
3 523 (49.06%) BDD
4 438 (41.09%) Continuous Integration
5 411 (38.56%) Scrum
6 312 (29.27%) Kanban
7 258 (24.20%) MVC
8 251 (23.55%) Test Automation
9 245 (22.98%) DevOps
10 240 (22.51%) Microservices
11 224 (21.01%) Software Engineering
12 165 (15.48%) Continuous Delivery
13 145 (13.60%) High Availability
14 133 (12.48%) E-Commerce
15 129 (12.10%) Domain-Driven Design
16 110 (10.32%) Open Source
17 109 (10.23%) Continuous Improvement
18 106 (9.94%) Unit Testing
18 106 (9.94%) User Stories
19 95 (8.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 514 (48.22%) Java
2 401 (37.62%) JavaScript
3 211 (19.79%) C#
4 208 (19.51%) Scala
4 208 (19.51%) SQL
5 131 (12.29%) Python
6 103 (9.66%) Groovy
7 99 (9.29%) Ruby
8 76 (7.13%) ES6
9 54 (5.07%) TypeScript
10 31 (2.91%) Bash Shell
11 29 (2.72%) C++
11 29 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 28 (2.63%) PHP
13 27 (2.53%) Go
14 25 (2.35%) R
15 19 (1.78%) Apple Swift
16 18 (1.69%) Kotlin
17 17 (1.59%) Objective-C
18 15 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (4.41%) Degree
2 25 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (10.04%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) GDPR
2 3 (0.28%) MiFID
3 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 172 (16.14%) Docker
2 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.28%) HDFS
4 1 (0.094%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 73 (6.85%) Grafana
2 63 (5.91%) Kibana
3 60 (5.63%) Ansible
4 55 (5.16%) logstash
5 53 (4.97%) Terraform
6 38 (3.56%) Kubernetes
7 32 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
8 30 (2.81%) Mesos
9 26 (2.44%) Puppet
10 12 (1.13%) StatsD
11 7 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.56%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.38%) Packer
14 2 (0.19%) Nagios
14 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
15 1 (0.094%) Control-M
15 1 (0.094%) Docker Swarm
15 1 (0.094%) Rancher
Vendors
1 80 (7.50%) Splunk
2 57 (5.35%) AppDynamics
3 47 (4.41%) Google
4 35 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 29 (2.72%) New Relic
6 27 (2.53%) Oracle
7 15 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 9 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.75%) LogRhythm
10 6 (0.56%) Adobe
10 6 (0.56%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.47%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.38%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.38%) IBM
12 4 (0.38%) RedGate
13 3 (0.28%) ATG
13 3 (0.28%) CA Agile Central
14 2 (0.19%) MuleSoft
14 2 (0.19%) Optimizely
14 2 (0.19%) Solace