Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 176 171
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -20
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 572 767 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.40% 1.65% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.87% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 659 559
London median daily rate £550 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.32% -2.38%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
90th Percentile £663 £675 £625
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +68.67% -

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 36,232 41,038 37,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.85% 88.26% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,932 29,763 26,461
London median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £343 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 563 399
London median hourly rate £24.58 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +5.26% +12.40%
10th Percentile £12.68 £14.00 £12.78
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.75 £51.40
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.46 £24.47
% change year-on-year +11.84% -8.20% +4.12%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 -10 123 £575 +9.52% 42
West London -1 54 £569 +8.33% 21
East London +9 37 £550 +2.33% 9
South London +29 14 £500 -4.76% 3
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 476 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (77.27%) TDD
3 284 (49.65%) Java
4 226 (39.51%) BDD
5 217 (37.94%) Microservices
6 210 (36.71%) Scrum
7 179 (31.29%) JavaScript
8 174 (30.42%) Docker
9 168 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
10 157 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
11 150 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 148 (25.87%) Java 8
13 144 (25.17%) Jenkins
14 138 (24.13%) Test Automation
15 129 (22.55%) DevOps
16 122 (21.33%) Spring
17 118 (20.63%) REST
18 113 (19.76%) Git (software)
19 112 (19.58%) Linux
20 105 (18.36%) AngularJS
21 101 (17.66%) RESTful
22 99 (17.31%) Scala
23 98 (17.13%) Software Engineering
24 93 (16.26%) React
25 92 (16.08%) Unit Testing
26 90 (15.73%) Node.js
27 88 (15.38%) Kubernetes
28 83 (14.51%) MongoDB
28 83 (14.51%) Continuous Deployment
29 82 (14.34%) 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 (10.66%) Confluence
2 45 (7.87%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (4.02%) Apache
4 13 (2.27%) CMS
5 12 (2.10%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.40%) Magnolia
6 8 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.05%) IIS
8 5 (0.87%) Jetty
9 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.35%) JBoss
11 2 (0.35%) nginx
11 2 (0.35%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 168 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (10.49%) GitHub
4 27 (4.72%) npm
5 25 (4.37%) Serverless
6 23 (4.02%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (2.62%) PaaS
9 12 (2.10%) Heroku
10 10 (1.75%) Azure Functions
11 9 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (1.57%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.40%) SaaS
13 7 (1.22%) Datadog
13 7 (1.22%) IaaS
14 6 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.70%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.82%) HTTP
2 19 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.45%) Internet
4 11 (1.92%) FTP
5 4 (0.70%) DNS
5 4 (0.70%) IPv4
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.17%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.51%) MongoDB
2 67 (11.71%) NoSQL
3 61 (10.66%) SQL Server
4 51 (8.92%) MySQL
5 42 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (6.29%) Relational Database
7 33 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (3.85%) Redis
9 18 (3.15%) Big Data
9 18 (3.15%) Neo4j
10 12 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (1.40%) HBase
13 6 (1.05%) CouchDB
13 6 (1.05%) Flink
13 6 (1.05%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 144 (25.17%) Jenkins
2 113 (19.76%) Git (software)
3 78 (13.64%) Mockito
4 66 (11.54%) JIRA
5 60 (10.49%) Maven
6 55 (9.62%) JUnit
7 48 (8.39%) Cucumber
8 39 (6.82%) TeamCity
9 35 (6.12%) Protractor
10 34 (5.94%) Karma Test Runner
11 33 (5.77%) Gradle
12 32 (5.59%) Jasmine
13 19 (3.32%) Subversion
13 19 (3.32%) webpack
14 18 (3.15%) Grunt
15 17 (2.97%) CruiseControl
15 17 (2.97%) gulp
16 16 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
17 12 (2.10%) Hudson
18 10 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 58 (10.14%) Finance
2 51 (8.92%) Banking
3 29 (5.07%) Investment Banking
3 29 (5.07%) Retail
4 20 (3.50%) Games
5 15 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (0.87%) Front Office
6 5 (0.87%) Marketing
6 5 (0.87%) Online Betting
7 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.35%) Automotive
9 2 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 478 (83.57%) Developer
2 191 (33.39%) Java Developer
3 88 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 53 (9.27%) Scala Developer
5 50 (8.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 49 (8.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 33 (5.77%) Agile Developer
7 33 (5.77%) Python Developer
8 30 (5.24%) Angular Developer
8 30 (5.24%) C# Developer
8 30 (5.24%) Full Stack Developer
8 30 (5.24%) React Developer
9 29 (5.07%) Backend Developer
9 29 (5.07%) JavaScript Developer
10 26 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
11 23 (4.02%) AWS Developer
12 21 (3.67%) .NET Developer
12 21 (3.67%) Software Engineer
13 19 (3.32%) Automation Tester
13 19 (3.32%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (21.33%) Spring
2 118 (20.63%) REST
3 105 (18.36%) AngularJS
4 101 (17.66%) RESTful
5 93 (16.26%) React
6 90 (15.73%) Node.js
7 72 (12.59%) Web Services
8 62 (10.84%) .NET
8 62 (10.84%) JAX-RS
9 59 (10.31%) HTML
10 58 (10.14%) Kafka
11 55 (9.62%) CSS
11 55 (9.62%) JSON
12 50 (8.74%) Spring Boot
13 39 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 34 (5.94%) Redux
15 33 (5.77%) Dropwizard
15 33 (5.77%) Hibernate
16 32 (5.59%) ActiveMQ
17 25 (4.37%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.92%) User Experience
2 29 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 19 (3.32%) NHS
5 13 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.75%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.22%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.22%) Social Media
8 7 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (1.05%) Equities
10 5 (0.87%) Online Games
11 4 (0.70%) Equity Risk
11 4 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 112 (19.58%) Linux
2 66 (11.54%) Unix
3 49 (8.57%) Mac OS X
4 19 (3.32%) Android
5 16 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.10%) Windows
7 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (77.27%) TDD
3 226 (39.51%) BDD
4 217 (37.94%) Microservices
5 210 (36.71%) Scrum
6 157 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
7 138 (24.13%) Test Automation
8 129 (22.55%) DevOps
9 98 (17.13%) Software Engineering
10 92 (16.08%) Unit Testing
11 83 (14.51%) Continuous Deployment
12 81 (14.16%) Kanban
13 71 (12.41%) Open Source
14 62 (10.84%) MVC
15 55 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
16 52 (9.09%) Front End Development
17 50 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
18 49 (8.57%) Web Development
19 47 (8.22%) Web Design
20 43 (7.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 284 (49.65%) Java
2 179 (31.29%) JavaScript
3 148 (25.87%) Java 8
4 99 (17.31%) Scala
5 82 (14.34%) Python
6 70 (12.24%) C#
7 53 (9.27%) TypeScript
8 52 (9.09%) SQL
9 49 (8.57%) ES6
10 34 (5.94%) Ruby
11 26 (4.55%) Kotlin
12 20 (3.50%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.80%) PowerShell
14 14 (2.45%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.92%) C++
15 11 (1.92%) Groovy
16 10 (1.75%) Go
17 4 (0.70%) ANSI SQL
17 4 (0.70%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 34 (5.94%) Degree
2 20 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.17%) ISEB
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.07%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 174 (30.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 88 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 50 (8.74%) Ansible
3 37 (6.47%) Terraform
4 14 (2.45%) Grafana
5 11 (1.92%) Puppet
6 10 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.57%) Prometheus
8 7 (1.22%) logstash
9 6 (1.05%) Kibana
10 5 (0.87%) Graphite
11 4 (0.70%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.70%) SCCM
11 4 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.35%) MIIS
13 1 (0.17%) Nagios
13 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (4.72%) Google
2 20 (3.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (2.10%) Oracle
4 6 (1.05%) Splunk
5 5 (0.87%) New Relic
6 4 (0.70%) Altiris
6 4 (0.70%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.52%) Roku
7 3 (0.52%) VMware
8 2 (0.35%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.35%) Facebook
8 2 (0.35%) Instagram
8 2 (0.35%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.35%) Twitter
9 1 (0.17%) HP
9 1 (0.17%) Intel
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.17%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.17%) Supermicro