Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 295 246 230
Rank change year-on-year -49 -16 +2
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 748 1,081 1,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.15% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.32% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 880 799
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £438 £400 £375
90th Percentile £650 £650 £601
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 18
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +68.67% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +68.67% -

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 73,450 81,766 75,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.31% 86.76% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,880 54,408 49,980
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,003 2,262 1,960
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £24.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.64% -8.04% +4.12%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.72 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +4.17%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 -17 577 £550 - 117
North of England -1 95 £500 +17.65% 37
Yorkshire +19 65 £500 +25.00% 9
North West -6 29 £500 - 23
South East -61 28 £525 +10.24% 17
South West -33 17 £525 +24.26% 6
East of England -16 16 £475 -5.00% 2
Midlands +16 15 £469 +4.17% 18
West Midlands +11 9 £500 +5.54% 11
East Midlands +23 6 £370 -2.63% 7
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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.

1 623 (83.29%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (78.21%) TDD
3 403 (53.88%) Java
4 320 (42.78%) BDD
5 307 (41.04%) Microservices
6 258 (34.49%) Scrum
7 250 (33.42%) JavaScript
8 249 (33.29%) Amazon AWS
9 248 (33.16%) Docker
10 224 (29.95%) Java 8
11 220 (29.41%) Test Automation
12 203 (27.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 195 (26.07%) Spring
14 192 (25.67%) Continuous Integration
15 181 (24.20%) Jenkins
16 177 (23.66%) Git (software)
17 175 (23.40%) DevOps
18 161 (21.52%) Linux
19 143 (19.12%) REST
20 142 (18.98%) AngularJS
21 137 (18.32%) RESTful
22 133 (17.78%) Kubernetes
23 130 (17.38%) Continuous Deployment
24 127 (16.98%) Unix
25 126 (16.84%) Node.js
26 122 (16.31%) React
27 117 (15.64%) Kanban
28 116 (15.51%) Unit Testing
29 115 (15.37%) Scala
30 111 (14.84%) Open Source

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 86 (11.50%) Confluence
2 48 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (3.61%) Apache
4 18 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.01%) CMS
6 9 (1.20%) Jetty
6 9 (1.20%) Magnolia
7 8 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.80%) IIS
8 6 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.53%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.53%) Mule
9 4 (0.53%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.40%) nginx
10 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.27%) JBoss
11 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 249 (33.29%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (27.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (9.76%) GitHub
4 32 (4.28%) Serverless
5 31 (4.14%) AWS Lambda
5 31 (4.14%) npm
6 21 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (2.14%) PaaS
8 12 (1.60%) Heroku
9 11 (1.47%) Datadog
10 10 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (1.34%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.34%) Azure Functions
11 9 (1.20%) SaaS
12 8 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.07%) IaaS
13 7 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.68%) HTTP
2 19 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.01%) FTP
4 14 (1.87%) Internet
5 8 (1.07%) DNS
6 4 (0.53%) IPv4
7 2 (0.27%) DSL
8 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.13%) Intranet
8 1 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.13%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (14.17%) MongoDB
2 76 (10.16%) NoSQL
3 71 (9.49%) SQL Server
4 66 (8.82%) MySQL
5 45 (6.02%) Relational Database
6 43 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 24 (3.21%) Redis
9 19 (2.54%) Big Data
10 18 (2.41%) Neo4j
11 15 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (1.74%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.60%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.07%) HBase
15 6 (0.80%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.80%) Flink
15 6 (0.80%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 181 (24.20%) Jenkins
2 177 (23.66%) Git (software)
3 108 (14.44%) Mockito
4 100 (13.37%) JUnit
5 98 (13.10%) JIRA
6 78 (10.43%) Maven
7 52 (6.95%) Cucumber
8 47 (6.28%) TeamCity
9 45 (6.02%) Gradle
10 36 (4.81%) Jasmine
10 36 (4.81%) Karma Test Runner
11 35 (4.68%) Protractor
12 31 (4.14%) Subversion
13 28 (3.74%) Selenium
14 21 (2.81%) Grunt
15 20 (2.67%) webpack
16 19 (2.54%) gulp
16 19 (2.54%) Hudson
16 19 (2.54%) Spock
17 18 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 71 (9.49%) Finance
2 57 (7.62%) Banking
3 33 (4.41%) Retail
4 29 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.21%) Games
6 15 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.67%) Front Office
7 5 (0.67%) Online Betting
7 5 (0.67%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.53%) Automotive
8 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.53%) Marketing
9 2 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 624 (83.42%) Developer
2 262 (35.03%) Java Developer
3 106 (14.17%) Senior Developer
4 65 (8.69%) Scala Developer
5 61 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 53 (7.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 48 (6.42%) Full Stack Developer
8 46 (6.15%) Agile Developer
9 41 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
10 39 (5.21%) C# Developer
11 37 (4.95%) Python Developer
12 36 (4.81%) React Developer
13 34 (4.55%) .NET Developer
14 32 (4.28%) Angular Developer
14 32 (4.28%) AWS Developer
15 31 (4.14%) Agile Java Developer
15 31 (4.14%) Backend Developer
16 27 (3.61%) Software Engineer
17 20 (2.67%) Automation Tester
17 20 (2.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (26.07%) Spring
2 143 (19.12%) REST
3 142 (18.98%) AngularJS
4 137 (18.32%) RESTful
5 126 (16.84%) Node.js
6 122 (16.31%) React
7 108 (14.44%) HTML
8 101 (13.50%) Spring Boot
9 100 (13.37%) CSS
10 91 (12.17%) Web Services
11 89 (11.90%) .NET
12 86 (11.50%) JAX-RS
13 68 (9.09%) Kafka
14 67 (8.96%) JSON
15 56 (7.49%) ActiveMQ
16 46 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 44 (5.88%) Redux
18 40 (5.35%) ASP.NET
19 38 (5.08%) Vue.js
20 37 (4.95%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.49%) User Experience
2 38 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (3.34%) Data Structures
4 19 (2.54%) NHS
5 16 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.74%) Algorithms
6 13 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.34%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.07%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.07%) Social Media
9 8 (1.07%) Video\Live Streaming
10 6 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (0.80%) Cloud Native
10 6 (0.80%) Equities
11 5 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 161 (21.52%) Linux
2 127 (16.98%) Unix
3 79 (10.56%) Mac OS X
4 27 (3.61%) Android
5 21 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.81%) Windows
6 5 (0.67%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.53%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (83.29%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (78.21%) TDD
3 320 (42.78%) BDD
4 307 (41.04%) Microservices
5 258 (34.49%) Scrum
6 220 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 192 (25.67%) Continuous Integration
8 175 (23.40%) DevOps
9 130 (17.38%) Continuous Deployment
10 117 (15.64%) Kanban
11 116 (15.51%) Unit Testing
12 111 (14.84%) Open Source
13 105 (14.04%) Software Engineering
14 101 (13.50%) Responsive Web Design
15 90 (12.03%) Web Development
16 87 (11.63%) MVC
17 85 (11.36%) Web Design
18 61 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
19 58 (7.75%) Front End Development
20 57 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 403 (53.88%) Java
2 250 (33.42%) JavaScript
3 224 (29.95%) Java 8
4 115 (15.37%) Scala
5 95 (12.70%) Python
6 94 (12.57%) C#
7 80 (10.70%) SQL
8 78 (10.43%) ES6
9 60 (8.02%) TypeScript
10 49 (6.55%) Ruby
11 35 (4.68%) Kotlin
12 26 (3.48%) Bash Shell
13 25 (3.34%) Shell Script
14 18 (2.41%) Apple Swift
15 16 (2.14%) PowerShell
16 15 (2.01%) Groovy
17 13 (1.74%) C++
17 13 (1.74%) Perl
18 10 (1.34%) Go
19 6 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 37 (4.95%) Degree
4 27 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.80%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.13%) ISEB
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.13%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.35%) QA
2 11 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 248 (33.16%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 133 (17.78%) Kubernetes
2 60 (8.02%) Ansible
3 47 (6.28%) Terraform
4 17 (2.27%) Grafana
4 17 (2.27%) Puppet
5 13 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.60%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.47%) logstash
8 10 (1.34%) Kibana
9 9 (1.20%) Graphite
10 5 (0.67%) Nagios
11 4 (0.53%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.53%) SCCM
11 4 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.53%) StatsD
12 2 (0.27%) MIIS
12 2 (0.27%) Rancher
13 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (4.81%) Google
1 36 (4.81%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.28%) Oracle
3 21 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (1.74%) Splunk
5 10 (1.34%) New Relic
6 6 (0.80%) AppDynamics
6 6 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (0.67%) BEA
7 5 (0.67%) Informatica
7 5 (0.67%) Pega
7 5 (0.67%) webMethods
8 4 (0.53%) Altiris
8 4 (0.53%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.53%) Blue Coat
8 4 (0.53%) F5
8 4 (0.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.53%) VMware
9 3 (0.40%) Roku
9 3 (0.40%) Xamarin