Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 181 139
Rank change year-on-year +20 -42 +132
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 779 608 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.67% 1.47% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.71% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 515 700
London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £415 £413 £422
90th Percentile £656 £625 £638
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £36.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +71.23% -9.88% -32.50%

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 40,379 35,500 37,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.67% 85.91% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,459 25,532 27,141
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 402 459
London median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +28.24% +4.81%
10th Percentile £13.73 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.31 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 February 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
West London +39 146 £525 +7.69% 25
Central London -53 127 £525 - 46
East London +2 17 £525 -10.64% 9
South London -50 9 £425 -22.73% 3
North London -1 2 £431 -18.82% 1
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 719 (92.30%) Agile Software Development
2 658 (84.47%) TDD
3 401 (51.48%) BDD
4 369 (47.37%) Java
5 320 (41.08%) Continuous Integration
6 274 (35.17%) Scrum
7 264 (33.89%) JavaScript
8 225 (28.88%) Git (software)
9 220 (28.24%) RESTful
10 203 (26.06%) DevOps
11 202 (25.93%) Kanban
12 193 (24.78%) Microservices
13 192 (24.65%) CSS
14 171 (21.95%) AngularJS
15 169 (21.69%) Software Engineering
16 168 (21.57%) SQL
16 168 (21.57%) MVC
16 168 (21.57%) Jenkins
17 166 (21.31%) Scala
18 165 (21.18%) .NET
19 164 (21.05%) Web Services
20 162 (20.80%) Amazon AWS
21 161 (20.67%) NoSQL
22 160 (20.54%) Test Automation
23 159 (20.41%) React
24 151 (19.38%) C#
24 151 (19.38%) HTML
25 146 (18.74%) REST
26 143 (18.36%) Node.js
26 143 (18.36%) Docker

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
1 107 (13.74%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (5.39%) Apache
3 35 (4.49%) Apache Spark
4 32 (4.11%) Confluence
5 20 (2.57%) CMS
6 17 (2.18%) EPiServer
7 14 (1.80%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.03%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.51%) IIS
12 3 (0.39%) JBoss
12 3 (0.39%) Jetty
13 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.13%) Mule
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 162 (20.80%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.34%) PaaS
4 24 (3.08%) npm
5 22 (2.82%) SaaS
6 20 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (2.57%) IaaS
7 15 (1.93%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.54%) Algolia
10 8 (1.03%) Serverless
11 7 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.77%) GitHub
13 5 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.51%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
16 1 (0.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.80%) HTTP
2 33 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.28%) SSL
4 9 (1.16%) Internet
5 6 (0.77%) SMS
6 5 (0.64%) DNS
7 4 (0.51%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (20.67%) NoSQL
2 86 (11.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 85 (10.91%) MongoDB
4 56 (7.19%) SQL Server
5 53 (6.80%) Big Data
6 50 (6.42%) MySQL
7 46 (5.91%) Hadoop
8 40 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (4.24%) Relational Database
10 27 (3.47%) Neo4j
11 26 (3.34%) HBase
12 23 (2.95%) Redis
13 15 (1.93%) RavenDB
14 7 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4 (0.51%) CouchDB
16 4 (0.51%) Snowflake Schema
16 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.51%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 225 (28.88%) Git (software)
2 168 (21.57%) Jenkins
3 90 (11.55%) Mockito
4 73 (9.37%) Cucumber
5 59 (7.57%) JUnit
6 58 (7.45%) JIRA
7 49 (6.29%) webpack
8 46 (5.91%) TeamCity
9 43 (5.52%) gulp
10 41 (5.26%) Gradle
11 37 (4.75%) Grunt
11 37 (4.75%) Selenium
12 29 (3.72%) Octopus Deploy
13 26 (3.34%) Babel
13 26 (3.34%) Maven
14 25 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (3.21%) Jasmine
15 23 (2.95%) NUnit
16 20 (2.57%) IntelliJ
16 20 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 108 (13.86%) Finance
2 70 (8.99%) Banking
3 43 (5.52%) Games
4 26 (3.34%) Publishing
5 22 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.82%) Retail
6 21 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.80%) Front Office
8 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.39%) Back Office
10 3 (0.39%) Marketing
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 656 (84.21%) Developer
2 220 (28.24%) Java Developer
3 167 (21.44%) Senior Developer
4 121 (15.53%) Agile Developer
5 99 (12.71%) JavaScript Developer
6 80 (10.27%) Scala Developer
7 78 (10.01%) C# Developer
8 73 (9.37%) React Developer
9 67 (8.60%) .NET Developer
10 62 (7.96%) Agile Java Developer
11 57 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
12 44 (5.65%) Senior Agile Developer
13 36 (4.62%) Angular Developer
13 36 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
14 30 (3.85%) Tester
15 28 (3.59%) Automation Tester
15 28 (3.59%) Senior JavaScript Developer
16 27 (3.47%) AWS Developer
16 27 (3.47%) HTML Developer
17 26 (3.34%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (28.24%) RESTful
2 192 (24.65%) CSS
3 171 (21.95%) AngularJS
4 165 (21.18%) .NET
5 164 (21.05%) Web Services
6 159 (20.41%) React
7 151 (19.38%) HTML
8 146 (18.74%) REST
9 143 (18.36%) Node.js
10 132 (16.94%) Spring
11 126 (16.17%) HTML5
12 75 (9.63%) Kafka
13 72 (9.24%) JSON
14 71 (9.11%) CSS3
15 61 (7.83%) Hibernate
16 59 (7.57%) ASP.NET
17 58 (7.45%) Dropwizard
18 55 (7.06%) Akka
19 52 (6.68%) Sass
20 50 (6.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.24%) Algorithms
1 33 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (3.98%) User Experience
3 30 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 23 (2.95%) Data Structures
5 21 (2.70%) Video on Demand
6 19 (2.44%) Derivative
6 19 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
7 18 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.31%) Online Games
8 12 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.54%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.41%) Chromecast
10 10 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (1.28%) Equities
10 10 (1.28%) Fintech
10 10 (1.28%) IPTV
11 9 (1.16%) Over-the-Top Content
12 8 (1.03%) Wiki
13 7 (0.90%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 98 (12.58%) Unix
2 73 (9.37%) Linux
3 40 (5.13%) Android
4 25 (3.21%) Apple iOS
4 25 (3.21%) Windows
5 22 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.16%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (0.77%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.39%) VMS
9 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (92.30%) Agile Software Development
2 658 (84.47%) TDD
3 401 (51.48%) BDD
4 320 (41.08%) Continuous Integration
5 274 (35.17%) Scrum
6 203 (26.06%) DevOps
7 202 (25.93%) Kanban
8 193 (24.78%) Microservices
9 169 (21.69%) Software Engineering
10 168 (21.57%) MVC
11 160 (20.54%) Test Automation
12 138 (17.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 127 (16.30%) High Availability
14 106 (13.61%) Domain-Driven Design
15 102 (13.09%) E-Commerce
16 100 (12.84%) Continuous Improvement
17 83 (10.65%) User Stories
18 69 (8.86%) SOLID
19 68 (8.73%) Continuous Deployment
20 67 (8.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 369 (47.37%) Java
2 264 (33.89%) JavaScript
3 168 (21.57%) SQL
4 166 (21.31%) Scala
5 151 (19.38%) C#
6 99 (12.71%) Python
7 75 (9.63%) Groovy
8 73 (9.37%) ES6
9 65 (8.34%) Ruby
10 52 (6.68%) TypeScript
11 29 (3.72%) Shell Script
12 27 (3.47%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.95%) C++
13 23 (2.95%) R
14 18 (2.31%) Kotlin
15 15 (1.93%) Go
16 14 (1.80%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.80%) GraphQL
16 14 (1.80%) Objective-C
17 13 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (5.65%) Degree
2 24 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (9.24%) QA
2 4 (0.51%) GDPR
3 3 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 143 (18.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.26%) HDFS
3 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 72 (9.24%) Grafana
2 62 (7.96%) Kibana
3 55 (7.06%) logstash
4 53 (6.80%) Ansible
5 46 (5.91%) Terraform
6 41 (5.26%) Kubernetes
7 30 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (3.08%) Puppet
9 21 (2.70%) Mesos
10 12 (1.54%) StatsD
11 6 (0.77%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.51%) Packer
13 3 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.26%) Nagios
14 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
15 1 (0.13%) Control-M
15 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
15 1 (0.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 78 (10.01%) Splunk
2 57 (7.32%) AppDynamics
3 36 (4.62%) Google
4 15 (1.93%) Sitecore
5 14 (1.80%) Microsoft
6 13 (1.67%) New Relic
7 11 (1.41%) Oracle
8 10 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.03%) LogRhythm
10 6 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.51%) RedGate
12 3 (0.39%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.26%) Hortonworks
13 2 (0.26%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.26%) Optimizely
13 2 (0.26%) Solace
13 2 (0.26%) Zend
14 1 (0.13%) Facebook
14 1 (0.13%) Micro Focus
14 1 (0.13%) TIBCO