Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 156 190
Rank change year-on-year -58 +34 -16
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 404 289 592
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.34% 1.82% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.03% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 241 469
10th Percentile £463 £450 £463
25th Percentile £503 £508 £508
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £638 £638 £619
90th Percentile £674 £713 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 0
Median hourly rate £67.58 £62.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +8.99% - -
England median hourly rate £64.00 £62.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +359.26% -80.71%

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 27,354 14,250 36,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.99% 89.78% 89.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,548 10,235 26,228
10th Percentile £363 £325 £338
25th Percentile £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 171 389
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.00 £12.03
25th Percentile £20.99 £20.42 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.00 £35.50 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +61.36% -
75th Percentile £51.50 £47.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £24.80 £22.97
% change year-on-year -7.26% +7.99% +12.02%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Pair Programming in London.

Daily rate trend for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Pair Programming in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Pair Programming in London.

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 29 July 2021. 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 +28 53 £580 +6.42% 23
Central London -34 44 £600 +12.94% 47
East London +12 11 £500 - 10
South London +23 3 £523 -16.40%
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 334 (82.67%) TDD
2 327 (80.94%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (51.73%) Java
4 140 (34.65%) JavaScript
5 127 (31.44%) Continuous Integration
6 125 (30.94%) React
7 122 (30.20%) BDD
8 116 (28.71%) Microservices
9 108 (26.73%) Spring
10 101 (25.00%) Scrum
11 100 (24.75%) Git (software)
12 96 (23.76%) Jenkins
13 88 (21.78%) Kubernetes
14 86 (21.29%) Test Automation
15 85 (21.04%) RESTful
16 79 (19.55%) Software Engineering
17 78 (19.31%) Docker
18 73 (18.07%) HTML
18 73 (18.07%) Unit Testing
19 71 (17.57%) CSS
19 71 (17.57%) TypeScript
20 60 (14.85%) Continuous Delivery
21 59 (14.60%) Finance
22 58 (14.36%) SQL
22 58 (14.36%) DevOps
23 55 (13.61%) Continuous Improvement
23 55 (13.61%) Redux
24 54 (13.37%) Mockito
25 53 (13.12%) AWS
25 53 (13.12%) Scala

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 17 (4.21%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (3.47%) Confluence
3 12 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.48%) Jetty
5 8 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.73%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.74%) Apache
8 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
1 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.12%) AWS
2 46 (11.39%) Azure
3 35 (8.66%) GitHub
4 30 (7.43%) GCP
5 8 (1.98%) Serverless
6 7 (1.73%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.74%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.74%) Azure Storage
8 3 (0.74%) IaaS
8 3 (0.74%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon Cognito
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.50%) npm
9 2 (0.50%) PaaS
9 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.47%) HTTP
2 10 (2.48%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.49%) Broadband
4 5 (1.24%) 2G
5 4 (0.99%) Internet
6 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.25%) DNS
7 1 (0.25%) MVNO
7 1 (0.25%) NFC
7 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.65%) NoSQL
2 29 (7.18%) Redis
3 23 (5.69%) MongoDB
4 21 (5.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (4.46%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.98%) Big Data
6 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.24%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.74%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.74%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.74%) MySQL
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.50%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.50%) CockroachDB
10 2 (0.50%) Impala
10 2 (0.50%) SQLite
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 100 (24.75%) Git (software)
2 96 (23.76%) Jenkins
3 54 (13.37%) Mockito
4 47 (11.63%) JUnit
5 29 (7.18%) JIRA
6 26 (6.44%) Gatling
7 25 (6.19%) Cucumber
8 23 (5.69%) Xcode
9 17 (4.21%) Gradle
9 17 (4.21%) Maven
10 15 (3.71%) TeamCity
11 14 (3.47%) NUnit
12 13 (3.22%) Jasmine
13 11 (2.72%) JSUnit
13 11 (2.72%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (1.98%) Selenium
15 7 (1.73%) Mocha
15 7 (1.73%) Postman
16 4 (0.99%) Calabash
17 3 (0.74%) webpack
General
1 59 (14.60%) Finance
2 49 (12.13%) Social Skills
3 37 (9.16%) Manufacturing
4 28 (6.93%) Front Office
5 25 (6.19%) Banking
6 22 (5.45%) Automotive
7 18 (4.46%) Public Sector
8 17 (4.21%) Investment Banking
9 16 (3.96%) Marketing
10 13 (3.22%) Telecoms
11 11 (2.72%) Retail
12 8 (1.98%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (1.98%) Private Banking
12 8 (1.98%) Retail Banking
13 6 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (1.24%) Electronics
14 5 (1.24%) Publishing
15 2 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
16 1 (0.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 1 (0.25%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 349 (86.39%) Developer
2 123 (30.45%) Java Developer
3 69 (17.08%) Senior Developer
4 49 (12.13%) React Developer
5 47 (11.63%) Scala Developer
6 31 (7.67%) iOS Developer
7 30 (7.43%) JavaScript Developer
8 27 (6.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 26 (6.44%) Senior Java Developer
10 22 (5.45%) Agile Developer
11 21 (5.20%) Android Developer
12 19 (4.70%) Agile Java Developer
12 19 (4.70%) Lead Developer
13 18 (4.46%) C++ Developer
14 17 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
15 16 (3.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 11 (2.72%) Python Developer
16 11 (2.72%) Senior React Developer
17 10 (2.48%) AWS Developer
17 10 (2.48%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (30.94%) React
2 108 (26.73%) Spring
3 85 (21.04%) RESTful
4 73 (18.07%) HTML
5 71 (17.57%) CSS
6 55 (13.61%) Redux
7 52 (12.87%) Spring Boot
7 52 (12.87%) Web Services
8 47 (11.63%) Node.js
9 45 (11.14%) AngularJS
10 40 (9.90%) Kafka
11 37 (9.16%) REST
12 31 (7.67%) Play Framework
13 30 (7.43%) GraphQL
13 30 (7.43%) Hibernate
14 27 (6.68%) .NET
15 25 (6.19%) Akka
16 24 (5.94%) Cocoa
17 21 (5.20%) HTML5
18 19 (4.70%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.14%) User Experience
2 33 (8.17%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (6.93%) Mobile App
4 22 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.97%) Animation
7 11 (2.72%) iPhone
8 10 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.48%) Video\Live Streaming
9 9 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.98%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (1.98%) Online Banking
11 7 (1.73%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.49%) Chromecast
13 5 (1.24%) Media Streaming
13 5 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.99%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.99%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.99%) iPad
14 4 (0.99%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.39%) Apple iOS
2 37 (9.16%) Linux
3 36 (8.91%) Unix
4 35 (8.66%) Android
5 11 (2.72%) Mac OS
6 9 (2.23%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.74%) Windows
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Tizen
8 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (82.67%) TDD
2 327 (80.94%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (31.44%) Continuous Integration
4 122 (30.20%) BDD
5 116 (28.71%) Microservices
6 101 (25.00%) Scrum
7 86 (21.29%) Test Automation
8 79 (19.55%) Software Engineering
9 73 (18.07%) Unit Testing
10 60 (14.85%) Continuous Delivery
11 58 (14.36%) DevOps
12 55 (13.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 53 (13.12%) Acceptance Criteria
14 52 (12.87%) Full Stack Development
15 44 (10.89%) SDLC
16 40 (9.90%) High Availability
16 40 (9.90%) iOS Development
17 38 (9.41%) E-Commerce
18 37 (9.16%) Software Delivery
19 33 (8.17%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 209 (51.73%) Java
2 140 (34.65%) JavaScript
3 71 (17.57%) TypeScript
4 58 (14.36%) SQL
5 53 (13.12%) Java 8
5 53 (13.12%) Scala
6 41 (10.15%) Kotlin
7 36 (8.91%) Python
8 29 (7.18%) C#
9 28 (6.93%) C++
10 26 (6.44%) ES6
11 25 (6.19%) Objective-C
12 24 (5.94%) Java 11
13 20 (4.95%) Apple Swift
14 9 (2.23%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.99%) Go
15 4 (0.99%) PHP
16 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.74%) Groovy
16 3 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (3.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.73%) Degree
2 7 (1.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.25%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.71%) QA
2 8 (1.98%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (19.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 88 (21.78%) Kubernetes
2 35 (8.66%) Grafana
3 34 (8.42%) Prometheus
4 14 (3.47%) Ansible
5 7 (1.73%) Terraform
6 6 (1.49%) Kibana
7 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.74%) Puppet
9 2 (0.50%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.25%) Mesos
10 1 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 35 (8.66%) Oracle
2 25 (6.19%) Google
3 9 (2.23%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.73%) CA
4 7 (1.73%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (1.24%) SAP
6 2 (0.50%) Apple
6 2 (0.50%) Databricks
6 2 (0.50%) New Relic
6 2 (0.50%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe
7 1 (0.25%) hybris
7 1 (0.25%) Monetate
7 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.25%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.25%) Sony
7 1 (0.25%) Splunk
7 1 (0.25%) Sun
7 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.25%) Xerox