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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 58 62
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.15% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.19% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £531 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

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 483 522 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.28% 76.20% 76.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 277 276
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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
Hatfield - 2 £531 -
Pair Programming
East of England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) TDD
2 13 (92.86%) BDD
3 11 (78.57%) Java
4 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 7 (50.00%) MongoDB
6 6 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (42.86%) Apache Spark
6 6 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (35.71%) Kanban
7 5 (35.71%) Finance
7 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
8 4 (28.57%) Ruby
9 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (21.43%) HTML
9 3 (21.43%) Workflow
9 3 (21.43%) MySQL
9 3 (21.43%) CSS
9 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
9 3 (21.43%) Haskell
9 3 (21.43%) SDLC
9 3 (21.43%) DevOps
9 3 (21.43%) Line Management
10 2 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (14.29%) Open Source
10 2 (14.29%) Scala
10 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
10 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
10 2 (14.29%) Spring

Pair Programming
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (21.43%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data
5 1 (7.14%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Senior Agile Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Lead Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Architect
7 1 (7.14%) AWS Architect
7 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
7 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps Architect
7 1 (7.14%) Java Scala Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) Dropwizard
3 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
1 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) BDD
2 13 (92.86%) TDD
3 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (35.71%) Kanban
7 3 (21.43%) DevOps
7 3 (21.43%) Line Management
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) Workflow
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (14.29%) Open Source
9 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (7.14%) High Availability
9 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
9 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Haskell
4 2 (14.29%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Packer
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle