Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 224 254
Rank change year-on-year -31 +30 +77
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 989 1,096 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.20% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.40% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 906 892
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £410 £363
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 0
England median hourly rate £33.00 £62.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.20% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year -47.20% - -

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 81,256 78,544 84,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.91% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,241 52,550 55,988
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £605
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,851 2,228
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +10.53% +3.45%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -34 674 £550 +4.76% 135
North of England +35 131 £425 +1.19% 43
South East -15 89 £500 -4.76% 17
Yorkshire +3 65 £403 -4.17% 21
North West +25 62 £500 +17.65% 17
Midlands -1 42 £414 -21.24% 13
East of England -41 28 £500 +5.26% 14
South West -35 25 £425 +13.33% 13
West Midlands -11 24 £470 - 10
East Midlands 0 18 £360 -31.43% 3
North East +6 4 £300 - 5
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 825 (83.42%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (81.40%) TDD
3 548 (55.41%) Java
4 468 (47.32%) BDD
5 432 (43.68%) Continuous Integration
6 383 (38.73%) JavaScript
7 374 (37.82%) Scrum
8 317 (32.05%) Jenkins
9 294 (29.73%) Microservices
10 289 (29.22%) Git (software)
11 274 (27.70%) Spring
12 272 (27.50%) Test Automation
13 268 (27.10%) Amazon AWS
14 249 (25.18%) Kanban
15 247 (24.97%) Docker
16 244 (24.67%) REST
17 225 (22.75%) DevOps
18 211 (21.33%) Software Engineering
19 206 (20.83%) Java 8
20 199 (20.12%) Node.js
21 191 (19.31%) JIRA
22 188 (19.01%) React
23 185 (18.71%) MVC
24 167 (16.89%) Web Services
25 165 (16.68%) CSS
25 165 (16.68%) HTML
26 161 (16.28%) Scala
26 161 (16.28%) RESTful
26 161 (16.28%) AngularJS
27 150 (15.17%) Unit Testing

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
1 149 (15.07%) Confluence
2 54 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (3.84%) Apache
4 31 (3.13%) Apache Spark
5 23 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (1.31%) NServiceBus
7 12 (1.21%) Apache Solr
8 11 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
9 10 (1.01%) JBoss
10 9 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.61%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.51%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.40%) CMS
15 4 (0.40%) Mule
16 3 (0.30%) Jetty
16 3 (0.30%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (1.01%) Fireworks
1 10 (1.01%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.40%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) LatentZero
1 3 (0.30%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) Minerva
3 1 (0.10%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 268 (27.10%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (4.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 39 (3.94%) GitHub
5 36 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (2.63%) Serverless
7 24 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (1.82%) Amazon S3
9 17 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 17 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
9 17 (1.72%) OpenShift
10 16 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.42%) PaaS
12 10 (1.01%) Google Analytics
12 10 (1.01%) IaaS
12 10 (1.01%) Slack
13 9 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 7 (0.71%) CloudFront
14 7 (0.71%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 81 (8.19%) HTTP
2 35 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.72%) Internet
4 10 (1.01%) DNS
4 10 (1.01%) RTMP
5 9 (0.91%) FTP
5 9 (0.91%) Skype
6 6 (0.61%) Firewall
6 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.40%) SMS
7 4 (0.40%) SSL
8 3 (0.30%) DHCP
8 3 (0.30%) IPsec
9 1 (0.10%) DSL
9 1 (0.10%) LAN
9 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (11.73%) NoSQL
2 81 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 68 (6.88%) Big Data
5 64 (6.47%) MongoDB
6 56 (5.66%) SQL Server
7 55 (5.56%) Relational Database
8 50 (5.06%) Hadoop
9 43 (4.35%) MySQL
10 38 (3.84%) HBase
11 25 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.62%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.52%) Redis
15 12 (1.21%) Couchbase
16 11 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (1.01%) Neo4j
18 9 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
19 8 (0.81%) CouchDB
20 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 317 (32.05%) Jenkins
2 289 (29.22%) Git (software)
3 191 (19.31%) JIRA
4 114 (11.53%) JUnit
5 93 (9.40%) Maven
6 83 (8.39%) Gradle
6 83 (8.39%) Selenium
7 74 (7.48%) Cucumber
8 63 (6.37%) Hudson
9 62 (6.27%) Subversion
10 50 (5.06%) Mockito
11 36 (3.64%) IntelliJ
12 35 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (3.34%) Vagrant
14 31 (3.13%) WebDriver
15 26 (2.63%) Mercurial
16 24 (2.43%) SpecFlow
17 23 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (2.22%) Jasmine
18 22 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 125 (12.64%) Finance
2 91 (9.20%) Banking
3 40 (4.04%) Front Office
4 24 (2.43%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.22%) Retail
6 17 (1.72%) Automotive
7 14 (1.42%) Games
8 13 (1.31%) Publishing
9 11 (1.11%) Marketing
10 9 (0.91%) Back Office
11 7 (0.71%) Law
12 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.51%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.20%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
15 1 (0.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 811 (82.00%) Developer
2 330 (33.37%) Java Developer
3 175 (17.69%) Senior Developer
4 96 (9.71%) Senior Java Developer
5 94 (9.50%) Scala Developer
6 89 (9.00%) React Developer
7 83 (8.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 79 (7.99%) Agile Developer
9 59 (5.97%) C# Developer
10 54 (5.46%) Software Engineer
11 48 (4.85%) .NET Developer
12 44 (4.45%) Python Developer
13 42 (4.25%) AWS Developer
14 29 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 29 (2.93%) Java Engineer
15 28 (2.83%) Node.js Developer
16 27 (2.73%) Agile Java Developer
17 23 (2.33%) Backend Developer
17 23 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
17 23 (2.33%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (27.70%) Spring
2 244 (24.67%) REST
3 199 (20.12%) Node.js
4 188 (19.01%) React
5 167 (16.89%) Web Services
6 165 (16.68%) CSS
6 165 (16.68%) HTML
7 161 (16.28%) AngularJS
7 161 (16.28%) RESTful
8 120 (12.13%) .NET
9 105 (10.62%) Spring Boot
10 101 (10.21%) JSON
11 99 (10.01%) HTML5
12 98 (9.91%) Kafka
13 92 (9.30%) Hibernate
14 86 (8.70%) Guice
15 79 (7.99%) Play Framework
16 75 (7.58%) Spring MVC
17 74 (7.48%) Sass
18 67 (6.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.00%) User Experience
2 34 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 31 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.93%) Algorithms
6 27 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (2.12%) Equities
8 21 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.82%) Derivative
9 18 (1.82%) Video on Demand
10 16 (1.62%) Fixed Income
10 16 (1.62%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.62%) Wiki
11 15 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
11 15 (1.52%) Fintech
11 15 (1.52%) Video\Live Streaming
12 13 (1.31%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
13 10 (1.01%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.44%) Linux
2 64 (6.47%) Unix
3 36 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 31 (3.13%) Windows
5 28 (2.83%) Android
6 17 (1.72%) VMS
7 11 (1.11%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.51%) Solaris
9 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.20%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) CentOS
11 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (83.42%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (81.40%) TDD
3 468 (47.32%) BDD
4 432 (43.68%) Continuous Integration
5 374 (37.82%) Scrum
6 294 (29.73%) Microservices
7 272 (27.50%) Test Automation
8 249 (25.18%) Kanban
9 225 (22.75%) DevOps
10 211 (21.33%) Software Engineering
11 185 (18.71%) MVC
12 150 (15.17%) Unit Testing
13 139 (14.05%) Continuous Delivery
14 113 (11.43%) Open Source
15 90 (9.10%) OO
16 83 (8.39%) Mentoring
17 81 (8.19%) E-Commerce
18 79 (7.99%) Responsive Web Design
19 76 (7.68%) Configuration Management
19 76 (7.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 548 (55.41%) Java
2 383 (38.73%) JavaScript
3 206 (20.83%) Java 8
4 161 (16.28%) Scala
5 147 (14.86%) SQL
6 125 (12.64%) C#
7 122 (12.34%) Python
8 94 (9.50%) Ruby
9 93 (9.40%) Groovy
10 43 (4.35%) ES6
11 40 (4.04%) TypeScript
12 36 (3.64%) Go
13 34 (3.44%) Bash Shell
14 33 (3.34%) Apple Swift
15 31 (3.13%) PHP
16 29 (2.93%) Kotlin
17 26 (2.63%) Shell Script
18 21 (2.12%) PHP 7
19 20 (2.02%) Objective-C
20 19 (1.92%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 45 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 40 (4.04%) Degree
3 26 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.22%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.10%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (9.30%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 247 (24.97%) Docker
2 16 (1.62%) HDFS
3 7 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 97 (9.81%) Terraform
2 93 (9.40%) Kubernetes
3 61 (6.17%) Ansible
4 45 (4.55%) Puppet
5 31 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.53%) Kibana
7 24 (2.43%) Grafana
8 15 (1.52%) Mesos
9 14 (1.42%) Prometheus
10 13 (1.31%) logstash
11 10 (1.01%) Graphite
12 7 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (0.71%) Oozie
13 6 (0.61%) OpenView
13 6 (0.61%) SCOM
13 6 (0.61%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.40%) Rancher
15 3 (0.30%) Salt
16 2 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
16 2 (0.20%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 98 (9.91%) Google
2 45 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.04%) Oracle
4 29 (2.93%) Splunk
5 20 (2.02%) Zend
6 18 (1.82%) Adobe
7 12 (1.21%) TIBCO
8 11 (1.11%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.01%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.71%) IBM
10 7 (0.71%) MapR
10 7 (0.71%) Pega
11 6 (0.61%) Apple
11 6 (0.61%) BEA
11 6 (0.61%) Cloudera
11 6 (0.61%) HP
11 6 (0.61%) Informatica
11 6 (0.61%) RedGate
11 6 (0.61%) webMethods
12 5 (0.51%) New Relic