Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 240 302
Rank change year-on-year +22 +62 +113
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1177 1062 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.24% 1.09% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.30% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 901 711
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £410 £363 £385
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +3.50% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 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 £36.00 £40.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.82 £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 80294 81883 85035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.16% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54019 54581 56048
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1877 2118 2511
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +29 882 £525 - 68
South East -13 100 £500 +11.11% 21
North of England -27 75 £420 -5.41% 21
East of England +14 64 £450 -8.86% 3
Yorkshire -3 53 £420 -1.18% 8
South West -16 33 £378 +7.86% 3
Midlands +40 30 £470 -6.00% 3
North West -29 20 £431 -9.21% 11
East Midlands +15 18 £413 - 1
West Midlands +27 12 £470 -6.00% 2
North East +51 2 £400 -8.68% 2
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 1049 (89.12%) Agile Software Development
2 985 (83.69%) TDD
3 591 (50.21%) Java
4 528 (44.86%) BDD
5 494 (41.97%) Continuous Integration
6 435 (36.96%) Scrum
7 428 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 315 (26.76%) Kanban
9 311 (26.42%) Git (software)
10 285 (24.21%) CSS
11 282 (23.96%) HTML
12 274 (23.28%) Software Engineering
13 267 (22.68%) RESTful
14 262 (22.26%) AngularJS
15 258 (21.92%) React
16 255 (21.67%) Test Automation
17 252 (21.41%) Amazon AWS
18 251 (21.33%) Microservices
19 248 (21.07%) Web Services
20 246 (20.90%) .NET
21 232 (19.71%) MVC
21 232 (19.71%) Jenkins
22 231 (19.63%) Scala
23 226 (19.20%) SQL
24 225 (19.12%) DevOps
25 222 (18.86%) C#
26 219 (18.61%) NoSQL
27 212 (18.01%) Node.js
28 197 (16.74%) Docker
29 196 (16.65%) Spring

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 87 (7.39%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (6.20%) Apache Spark
3 66 (5.61%) Apache
4 42 (3.57%) Confluence
5 31 (2.63%) Apache Solr
6 23 (1.95%) CMS
7 22 (1.87%) NServiceBus
8 18 (1.53%) EPiServer
9 16 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.25%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.25%) IIS
14 2 (0.17%) JBoss
14 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (1.10%) Magento
2 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.085%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 252 (21.41%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.23%) PaaS
4 31 (2.63%) GitHub
5 27 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.61%) SaaS
8 18 (1.53%) Amazon S3
8 18 (1.53%) npm
9 17 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (1.36%) IaaS
10 16 (1.36%) Serverless
11 11 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.68%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.34%) Heroku
16 3 (0.25%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.91%) HTTP
2 28 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.53%) Internet
3 18 (1.53%) SMS
3 18 (1.53%) SSL
4 6 (0.51%) DNS
5 5 (0.42%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.34%) FTP
7 2 (0.17%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.085%) Firewall
8 1 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (18.61%) NoSQL
2 152 (12.91%) MongoDB
3 89 (7.56%) Big Data
4 77 (6.54%) Hadoop
5 76 (6.46%) SQL Server
6 75 (6.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 69 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
8 57 (4.84%) MySQL
9 44 (3.74%) Relational Database
10 37 (3.14%) RavenDB
11 30 (2.55%) Redis
12 29 (2.46%) HBase
13 15 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.85%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.68%) CouchDB
16 8 (0.68%) Neo4j
17 6 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
18 5 (0.42%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 311 (26.42%) Git (software)
2 232 (19.71%) Jenkins
3 92 (7.82%) Mockito
4 85 (7.22%) JUnit
5 78 (6.63%) JIRA
6 77 (6.54%) gulp
7 76 (6.46%) Cucumber
7 76 (6.46%) TeamCity
8 64 (5.44%) IntelliJ
9 62 (5.27%) Grunt
10 60 (5.10%) Gradle
11 53 (4.50%) Maven
12 47 (3.99%) Selenium
13 39 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
14 38 (3.23%) webpack
15 32 (2.72%) Jasmine
16 30 (2.55%) SpecFlow
17 25 (2.12%) WebDriver
18 24 (2.04%) Mocha
19 22 (1.87%) NUnit
General
1 150 (12.74%) Finance
2 116 (9.86%) Banking
3 60 (5.10%) Investment Banking
4 51 (4.33%) Games
5 37 (3.14%) Publishing
6 30 (2.55%) Retail
7 29 (2.46%) Front Office
8 20 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.02%) Automotive
10 11 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.42%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.34%) Back Office
15 3 (0.25%) Local Government
16 2 (0.17%) Marketing
16 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
17 1 (0.085%) Electronics
17 1 (0.085%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1003 (85.22%) Developer
2 356 (30.25%) Java Developer
3 207 (17.59%) Senior Developer
4 194 (16.48%) Agile Developer
5 161 (13.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 145 (12.32%) .NET Developer
7 125 (10.62%) C# Developer
8 107 (9.09%) Scala Developer
9 105 (8.92%) Agile Java Developer
10 97 (8.24%) Senior Java Developer
11 81 (6.88%) C# .NET Developer
12 76 (6.46%) Angular Developer
13 67 (5.69%) Full Stack Developer
14 66 (5.61%) AWS Developer
15 62 (5.27%) Python Developer
16 57 (4.84%) Node.js Developer
17 40 (3.40%) Senior Agile Developer
17 40 (3.40%) Software Engineer
18 36 (3.06%) HTML Developer
19 34 (2.89%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (24.21%) CSS
2 282 (23.96%) HTML
3 267 (22.68%) RESTful
4 262 (22.26%) AngularJS
5 258 (21.92%) React
6 248 (21.07%) Web Services
7 246 (20.90%) .NET
8 212 (18.01%) Node.js
9 196 (16.65%) Spring
10 187 (15.89%) HTML5
11 171 (14.53%) REST
12 150 (12.74%) JSON
13 112 (9.52%) Kafka
14 103 (8.75%) Hibernate
15 93 (7.90%) CSS3
16 77 (6.54%) Akka
17 72 (6.12%) Play Framework
18 67 (5.69%) Sass
19 66 (5.61%) ASP.NET
19 66 (5.61%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 47 (3.99%) Mobile App
2 42 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 37 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (2.89%) Derivative
4 34 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
5 33 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.80%) User Experience
6 29 (2.46%) Virtual Team
7 25 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 23 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 17 (1.44%) Online Games
10 15 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 13 (1.10%) Animation
11 13 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (1.10%) Semantic Web
12 12 (1.02%) Chromecast
12 12 (1.02%) IPTV
13 11 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 111 (9.43%) Linux
2 103 (8.75%) Unix
3 58 (4.93%) Android
4 34 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 34 (2.89%) Windows
5 31 (2.63%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.59%) CentOS
7 4 (0.34%) CoreOS
7 4 (0.34%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.25%) VMS
9 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.085%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1049 (89.12%) Agile Software Development
2 985 (83.69%) TDD
3 528 (44.86%) BDD
4 494 (41.97%) Continuous Integration
5 435 (36.96%) Scrum
6 315 (26.76%) Kanban
7 274 (23.28%) Software Engineering
8 255 (21.67%) Test Automation
9 251 (21.33%) Microservices
10 232 (19.71%) MVC
11 225 (19.12%) DevOps
12 168 (14.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 155 (13.17%) High Availability
14 133 (11.30%) E-Commerce
15 129 (10.96%) Domain-Driven Design
16 123 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 121 (10.28%) Open Source
18 115 (9.77%) Unit Testing
19 112 (9.52%) Mentoring
20 110 (9.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 591 (50.21%) Java
2 428 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 231 (19.63%) Scala
4 226 (19.20%) SQL
5 222 (18.86%) C#
6 168 (14.27%) Python
7 116 (9.86%) Groovy
8 80 (6.80%) Ruby
9 61 (5.18%) ES6
10 43 (3.65%) TypeScript
11 40 (3.40%) Go
12 32 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 28 (2.38%) C++
14 26 (2.21%) Shell Script
15 25 (2.12%) PHP
16 23 (1.95%) Apple Swift
17 22 (1.87%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.70%) R
19 18 (1.53%) T-SQL
20 14 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (4.50%) Degree
2 32 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.34%) RHCE
6 4 (0.34%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.085%) ISEB
8 1 (0.085%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (12.91%) QA
2 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.25%) MiFID
3 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.085%) SLA
System Software
1 197 (16.74%) Docker
2 9 (0.76%) HDFS
3 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.085%) Varnish
4 1 (0.085%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (5.78%) Kibana
2 63 (5.35%) Grafana
3 58 (4.93%) logstash
4 51 (4.33%) Terraform
5 48 (4.08%) Ansible
6 39 (3.31%) Kubernetes
7 29 (2.46%) Mesos
8 25 (2.12%) Puppet
9 24 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (1.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 13 (1.10%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.68%) Oozie
13 7 (0.59%) StatsD
14 5 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.34%) Packer
16 2 (0.17%) Nagios
16 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
17 1 (0.085%) Control-M
17 1 (0.085%) Rancher
Vendors
1 78 (6.63%) Splunk
2 62 (5.27%) AppDynamics
3 49 (4.16%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.16%) New Relic
4 32 (2.72%) Google
5 23 (1.95%) Oracle
6 7 (0.59%) Atlassian
6 7 (0.59%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.51%) IBM
7 6 (0.51%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.42%) LogRhythm
8 5 (0.42%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.34%) Adobe
9 4 (0.34%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.34%) Infor
10 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.25%) VMware
11 2 (0.17%) ATG
11 2 (0.17%) Facebook
11 2 (0.17%) Telerik