The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 26 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 50 78
Rank change year-on-year -10 +28  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.16% 1.09% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 1.38% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

Pair Programming is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 510 507 706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.82% 78.60% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 268 364
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 60
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Hertfordshire

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pair Programming in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Hertfordshire

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -5 1 £525 +31.25%
Pair Programming
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) HBase
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Grunt
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Play Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Scalatra
2 1 (33.33%) New Relic
2 1 (33.33%) React
2 1 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) HBase
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Grunt
1 1 (33.33%) gulp
1 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) Hystrix
1 1 (33.33%) Play Framework
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) Scalatra
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) New Relic