Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 September 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 - 61
Rank change year-on-year - +61 +12
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.75% - 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Lancashire median daily rate £541 - £395
10th Percentile £508 - £373
90th Percentile £564 - £418
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 524 492 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 83.57% 85.12% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 282 339
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.78% -4.67%
10th Percentile £273 £313 £223
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 56
Lancashire median hourly rate £34.25 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.43% +1.25% +27.39%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.93 £12.21
90th Percentile £66.28 £47.85 £63.03
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.23% +39.53% -27.65%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Lancashire

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Lancashire

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Blackpool - 10 £550 - 1
Pair Programming
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 10 (90.91%) Java
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Refactoring
2 9 (81.82%) BDD
2 9 (81.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (81.82%) Java 8
3 8 (72.73%) Spring Boot
3 8 (72.73%) Wiki
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 8 (72.73%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) QA
5 6 (54.55%) User Experience
6 5 (45.45%) UX Design
6 5 (45.45%) SOA
6 5 (45.45%) Spring Security
6 5 (45.45%) Spring
6 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
6 5 (45.45%) Web Operations
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) MVC
8 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 2 (18.18%) Open Source
8 2 (18.18%) Node.js
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
8 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
8 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (9.09%) Power BI

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) HBase
2 1 (9.09%) Power BI
2 1 (9.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Gatling
2 1 (9.09%) Grunt
2 1 (9.09%) gulp
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 1 (9.09%) The Grinder
2 1 (9.09%) Travis CI
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) QA Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Backend Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Backend Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Spring Boot
2 5 (45.45%) Spring
2 5 (45.45%) Spring Security
3 2 (18.18%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) Kafka
4 1 (9.09%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (9.09%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Wiki
2 6 (54.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) BDD
2 9 (81.82%) Refactoring
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) SOA
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) UX Design
4 5 (45.45%) Web Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) Java 8
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Tableau