Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 14 August 2020 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
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 84 81
Rank change year-on-year +50 -3 -8
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 21 9 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 5.32% 1.14% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.19% 1.31% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 15
Median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - +63.64%
10th Percentile £461 £409 £425
90th Percentile £611 £510 £504
East of England median daily rate £490 £457 £500
% change year-on-year +7.22% -8.60% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £70.00

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 339 685 873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.82% 86.93% 90.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 443 527
Median daily rate £489 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £292 £300 £308
90th Percentile £600 £583 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 32
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £31.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -18.15% -3.74%
10th Percentile £20.90 £11.99 £15.75
90th Percentile £59.75 £44.93 £60.09
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +51.43% - -32.69%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Essex

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Pair Programming in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Essex

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Pair Programming in Essex over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in Essex

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Pair Programming in Essex.

Hourly rate trend for Pair Programming in Essex

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. 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
Southend-on-Sea +22 14 £488 +9.55%
Rochford - 1 £490 -
Pair Programming
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 21 (100.00%) Java
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (100.00%) TDD
2 20 (95.24%) Scrum
2 20 (95.24%) Spring
2 20 (95.24%) JIRA
2 20 (95.24%) Kanban
2 20 (95.24%) AWS
2 20 (95.24%) Confluence
2 20 (95.24%) BDD
2 20 (95.24%) Microservices
2 20 (95.24%) Spring Boot
2 20 (95.24%) Java 8
3 19 (90.48%) MySQL
4 15 (71.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (71.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 13 (61.90%) Checkstyle
6 12 (57.14%) J2SE
6 12 (57.14%) Oracle
7 11 (52.38%) Oracle Database
8 8 (38.10%) User Stories
8 8 (38.10%) Docker
8 8 (38.10%) J2EE
9 7 (33.33%) Sun
9 7 (33.33%) Sun Certification
9 7 (33.33%) OCPJP
9 7 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (33.33%) Epics
10 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
11 5 (23.81%) Process Improvement

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 20 (95.24%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 20 (95.24%) AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (90.48%) MySQL
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (95.24%) JIRA
2 13 (61.90%) Checkstyle
3 1 (4.76%) CA Gen
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 3 (14.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 17 (80.95%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) Spring
1 20 (95.24%) Spring Boot
2 12 (57.14%) J2SE
3 8 (38.10%) J2EE
4 3 (14.29%) Java EE
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (100.00%) TDD
2 20 (95.24%) BDD
2 20 (95.24%) Kanban
2 20 (95.24%) Microservices
2 20 (95.24%) Scrum
3 15 (71.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 8 (38.10%) User Stories
5 7 (33.33%) Epics
5 7 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 5 (23.81%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (23.81%) Process Improvement
8 4 (19.05%) Software Architecture
9 3 (14.29%) DevOps
9 3 (14.29%) SDLC
9 3 (14.29%) Service Design
9 3 (14.29%) Sprint Planning
10 1 (4.76%) Backlog Refinement
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (95.24%) Java 8
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) OCPJP
1 7 (33.33%) Sun Certification
2 4 (19.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (14.29%) OCP
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
1 3 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) Sun
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) BEA