Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 December 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 146 175
Rank change year-on-year -44 +29 -10
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 713 893 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.53% 1.88% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.13% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 809 602
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -45.60% +73.61% -11.11%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41,086 41,836 38,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.96% 88.06% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,581 30,394 27,792
London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £644
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 400 440
London median hourly rate £24.11 £22.26 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.32% -1.08% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.31 £12.11
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in London over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 December 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
Central London -26 122 £525 - 32
West London -26 100 £525 - 20
East London -14 29 £550 +4.76% 14
South London -24 11 £550 +3.53% 4
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 London region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 576 (80.79%) TDD
2 557 (78.12%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (51.47%) Java
4 329 (46.14%) BDD
5 278 (38.99%) JavaScript
6 267 (37.45%) Continuous Integration
7 241 (33.80%) Microservices
8 217 (30.43%) Jenkins
9 208 (29.17%) Docker
10 189 (26.51%) Scrum
11 178 (24.96%) Node.js
12 172 (24.12%) Git (software)
13 171 (23.98%) REST
14 169 (23.70%) Test Automation
15 166 (23.28%) Spring
16 161 (22.58%) Software Engineering
17 154 (21.60%) Java 8
18 144 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
18 144 (20.20%) DevOps
19 140 (19.64%) React
20 137 (19.21%) Web Services
21 128 (17.95%) CSS
21 128 (17.95%) AngularJS
22 126 (17.67%) Finance
23 120 (16.83%) HTML
23 120 (16.83%) RESTful
24 118 (16.55%) Kanban
25 105 (14.73%) MVC
26 102 (14.31%) Scala
27 94 (13.18%) Python

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 61 (8.56%) Confluence
2 46 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (2.81%) Apache
4 17 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.26%) Mule
7 5 (0.70%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.56%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.42%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (0.42%) CMS
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.28%) Jetty
10 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 6 (0.84%) Fireworks
1 6 (0.84%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.56%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 144 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (5.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (3.65%) GitHub
5 15 (2.10%) Serverless
6 13 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 12 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.26%) PaaS
9 8 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.84%) Asana
11 6 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.56%) Apigee
13 4 (0.56%) npm
13 4 (0.56%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.42%) Heroku
15 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.03%) HTTP
2 15 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.40%) Internet
4 5 (0.70%) DNS
5 4 (0.56%) RTMP
6 3 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.14%) AMQP
7 1 (0.14%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.50%) NoSQL
2 60 (8.42%) Apache Cassandra
3 50 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (6.45%) Big Data
5 45 (6.31%) SQL Server
6 41 (5.75%) Hadoop
7 37 (5.19%) Relational Database
8 31 (4.35%) MongoDB
9 30 (4.21%) HBase
10 15 (2.10%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (1.54%) Redis
13 7 (0.98%) Azkaban
13 7 (0.98%) Parquet
13 7 (0.98%) Presto
14 6 (0.84%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.84%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 217 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 172 (24.12%) Git (software)
3 88 (12.34%) JIRA
4 58 (8.13%) Gradle
5 54 (7.57%) JUnit
6 50 (7.01%) Maven
7 44 (6.17%) Hudson
8 36 (5.05%) webpack
9 35 (4.91%) Mockito
10 30 (4.21%) Cucumber
11 28 (3.93%) Subversion
12 26 (3.65%) Selenium
13 25 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (3.51%) Babel
13 25 (3.51%) Mocha
14 21 (2.95%) CircleCI
14 21 (2.95%) TeamCity
15 18 (2.52%) SpecFlow
16 16 (2.24%) CruiseControl
17 13 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 126 (17.67%) Finance
2 72 (10.10%) Banking
3 29 (4.07%) Front Office
4 24 (3.37%) Retail
5 15 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.96%) Games
6 14 (1.96%) Publishing
7 7 (0.98%) Back Office
7 7 (0.98%) Law
8 6 (0.84%) Automotive
8 6 (0.84%) Marketing
9 5 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.42%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 590 (82.75%) Developer
2 229 (32.12%) Java Developer
3 143 (20.06%) Senior Developer
4 88 (12.34%) JavaScript Developer
5 83 (11.64%) React Developer
6 69 (9.68%) Senior Java Developer
7 62 (8.70%) Agile Developer
8 59 (8.27%) Scala Developer
9 45 (6.31%) C# Developer
10 39 (5.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 37 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
12 36 (5.05%) Software Engineer
13 34 (4.77%) Node.js Developer
14 29 (4.07%) Angular Developer
14 29 (4.07%) Java Engineer
15 28 (3.93%) Agile Java Developer
15 28 (3.93%) AWS Developer
16 25 (3.51%) Python Developer
17 24 (3.37%) E-Commerce Developer
18 22 (3.09%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (24.96%) Node.js
2 171 (23.98%) REST
3 166 (23.28%) Spring
4 140 (19.64%) React
5 137 (19.21%) Web Services
6 128 (17.95%) AngularJS
6 128 (17.95%) CSS
7 120 (16.83%) HTML
7 120 (16.83%) RESTful
8 92 (12.90%) JSON
9 87 (12.20%) Kafka
10 80 (11.22%) Hibernate
11 74 (10.38%) HTML5
12 71 (9.96%) .NET
12 71 (9.96%) Redux
13 70 (9.82%) Spring Boot
14 58 (8.13%) Spring MVC
15 51 (7.15%) Guice
16 50 (7.01%) Sass
17 47 (6.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.99%) User Experience
2 33 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (3.93%) Cloud Native
4 20 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.66%) Video on Demand
6 18 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.52%) Video\Live Streaming
7 17 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (2.24%) Equities
8 16 (2.24%) Fintech
9 15 (2.10%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.82%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.68%) Over-the-Top Content
12 11 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.54%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.26%) Derivative
13 9 (1.26%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.12%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 88 (12.34%) Linux
2 42 (5.89%) Unix
3 25 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 23 (3.23%) Windows
5 17 (2.38%) Android
6 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.42%) Solaris
6 3 (0.42%) tvOS
7 2 (0.28%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (80.79%) TDD
2 557 (78.12%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (46.14%) BDD
4 267 (37.45%) Continuous Integration
5 241 (33.80%) Microservices
6 189 (26.51%) Scrum
7 169 (23.70%) Test Automation
8 161 (22.58%) Software Engineering
9 144 (20.20%) DevOps
10 118 (16.55%) Kanban
11 105 (14.73%) MVC
12 93 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
13 77 (10.80%) Open Source
14 74 (10.38%) E-Commerce
15 69 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
15 69 (9.68%) Unit Testing
16 63 (8.84%) Front End Development
17 51 (7.15%) OO
18 50 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
19 47 (6.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 367 (51.47%) Java
2 278 (38.99%) JavaScript
3 154 (21.60%) Java 8
4 102 (14.31%) Scala
5 94 (13.18%) Python
6 91 (12.76%) SQL
7 82 (11.50%) C#
8 55 (7.71%) ES6
9 50 (7.01%) Ruby
10 41 (5.75%) Groovy
11 37 (5.19%) TypeScript
12 29 (4.07%) Go
13 25 (3.51%) Kotlin
14 22 (3.09%) Apple Swift
15 20 (2.81%) Shell Script
16 19 (2.66%) C++
17 15 (2.10%) C
18 13 (1.82%) Objective-C
19 12 (1.68%) Bash Shell
20 11 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (6.17%) Degree
2 28 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.68%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.42%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.14%) CFA
9 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.27%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 208 (29.17%) Docker
2 6 (0.84%) HDFS
3 5 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 90 (12.62%) Kubernetes
2 80 (11.22%) Terraform
3 33 (4.63%) Ansible
4 17 (2.38%) Kibana
5 14 (1.96%) Grafana
6 12 (1.68%) Puppet
7 11 (1.54%) logstash
8 8 (1.12%) Mesos
8 8 (1.12%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.98%) Oozie
10 6 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.56%) Rancher
13 3 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 61 (8.56%) Google
2 22 (3.09%) Oracle
3 20 (2.81%) Microsoft
4 12 (1.68%) Splunk
5 11 (1.54%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.12%) AppDynamics
7 6 (0.84%) Adobe
7 6 (0.84%) RedGate
8 5 (0.70%) Apple
9 3 (0.42%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.42%) IBM
10 2 (0.28%) MapR
10 2 (0.28%) Sybase
10 2 (0.28%) Tableau
10 2 (0.28%) Teradata
11 1 (0.14%) Charles River
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco
11 1 (0.14%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.14%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.14%) SAP