Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 157 175
Rank change year-on-year -32 +18 +34
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 677 783 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.47% 1.74% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.98% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 688 597
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 £688 £638 £638
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year -47.20% - -

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 40,399 39,562 39,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.47% 87.95% 87.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,159 28,621 28,122
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 371 400
London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.24 £11.36
90th Percentile £54.46 £51.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -30 143 £550 - 32
West London -19 89 £550 +4.76% 28
East London -2 22 £550 - 12
South London -31 13 £525 +5.00% 4
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 586 (86.56%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (78.14%) TDD
3 374 (55.24%) Java
4 316 (46.68%) BDD
5 294 (43.43%) Continuous Integration
6 226 (33.38%) Scrum
7 223 (32.94%) JavaScript
8 217 (32.05%) Jenkins
9 205 (30.28%) Docker
10 196 (28.95%) Microservices
11 183 (27.03%) Git (software)
11 183 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
12 174 (25.70%) Spring
13 165 (24.37%) Test Automation
14 156 (23.04%) REST
15 149 (22.01%) DevOps
15 149 (22.01%) Software Engineering
16 144 (21.27%) Node.js
16 144 (21.27%) Java 8
17 134 (19.79%) Web Services
18 131 (19.35%) Kanban
19 129 (19.05%) React
20 117 (17.28%) Python
21 107 (15.81%) MVC
21 107 (15.81%) RESTful
21 107 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
22 105 (15.51%) Finance
23 104 (15.36%) AngularJS
24 99 (14.62%) CSS
25 97 (14.33%) 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 69 (10.19%) Confluence
2 41 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (5.76%) Apache
4 29 (4.28%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.77%) NServiceBus
6 11 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.74%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.59%) JBoss
10 3 (0.44%) CMS
10 3 (0.44%) Mule
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.44%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Qpid
11 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (0.89%) Fireworks
1 6 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.59%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) LatentZero
1 3 (0.44%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Minerva
2 1 (0.15%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 183 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (4.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (2.81%) GitHub
5 9 (1.33%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (1.18%) PaaS
7 7 (1.03%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.03%) Serverless
8 6 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.89%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.89%) Asana
8 6 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.89%) Heroku
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.59%) IaaS
10 3 (0.44%) SaaS
11 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.15%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.31%) HTTP
2 35 (5.17%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.48%) RTMP
4 8 (1.18%) DNS
4 8 (1.18%) Internet
5 7 (1.03%) FTP
6 5 (0.74%) SSL
7 2 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.30%) SMS
8 1 (0.15%) DSL
8 1 (0.15%) LAN
8 1 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.59%) NoSQL
2 59 (8.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 56 (8.27%) Big Data
4 55 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (7.09%) Hadoop
6 39 (5.76%) SQL Server
7 38 (5.61%) Relational Database
8 37 (5.47%) HBase
9 31 (4.58%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.36%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.92%) Redis
12 10 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.33%) Neo4j
14 8 (1.18%) MySQL
15 6 (0.89%) Azkaban
15 6 (0.89%) Couchbase
15 6 (0.89%) Presto
15 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 217 (32.05%) Jenkins
2 183 (27.03%) Git (software)
3 94 (13.88%) JIRA
4 70 (10.34%) Gradle
5 67 (9.90%) JUnit
6 51 (7.53%) Maven
7 47 (6.94%) Mockito
8 46 (6.79%) Cucumber
9 42 (6.20%) Hudson
10 31 (4.58%) Subversion
11 30 (4.43%) Selenium
12 28 (4.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (3.40%) webpack
14 21 (3.10%) Babel
15 19 (2.81%) SpecFlow
16 16 (2.36%) Vagrant
17 14 (2.07%) CircleCI
18 13 (1.92%) Jasmine
18 13 (1.92%) WebDriver
19 11 (1.62%) Mocha
General
1 105 (15.51%) Finance
2 86 (12.70%) Banking
3 41 (6.06%) Front Office
4 25 (3.69%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.51%) Retail
6 12 (1.77%) Games
7 11 (1.62%) Publishing
8 10 (1.48%) Automotive
8 10 (1.48%) Marketing
9 8 (1.18%) Back Office
10 7 (1.03%) Law
11 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 560 (82.72%) Developer
2 229 (33.83%) Java Developer
3 134 (19.79%) Senior Developer
4 68 (10.04%) React Developer
5 67 (9.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 58 (8.57%) Agile Developer
6 58 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 49 (7.24%) Scala Developer
8 43 (6.35%) Python Developer
9 38 (5.61%) AWS Developer
9 38 (5.61%) C# Developer
10 36 (5.32%) Software Engineer
11 26 (3.84%) Node.js Developer
12 25 (3.69%) Agile Java Developer
13 23 (3.40%) Java Engineer
14 21 (3.10%) .NET Developer
14 21 (3.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 19 (2.81%) Backend Developer
15 19 (2.81%) E-Commerce Developer
15 19 (2.81%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (25.70%) Spring
2 156 (23.04%) REST
3 144 (21.27%) Node.js
4 134 (19.79%) Web Services
5 129 (19.05%) React
6 107 (15.81%) RESTful
7 104 (15.36%) AngularJS
8 99 (14.62%) CSS
9 95 (14.03%) HTML
10 87 (12.85%) Kafka
11 76 (11.23%) Hibernate
12 75 (11.08%) JSON
13 69 (10.19%) Guice
14 68 (10.04%) .NET
15 57 (8.42%) HTML5
16 52 (7.68%) Spring Boot
17 49 (7.24%) Spring MVC
18 48 (7.09%) Sass
19 47 (6.94%) J2EE
20 41 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.53%) User Experience
2 30 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (3.69%) Algorithms
5 22 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.81%) Equities
6 19 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.66%) Derivative
7 18 (2.66%) Video on Demand
8 16 (2.36%) Fixed Income
8 16 (2.36%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
10 14 (2.07%) Fintech
11 11 (1.62%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.48%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.26%) Linux
2 60 (8.86%) Unix
3 29 (4.28%) Apple iOS
4 23 (3.40%) Android
5 18 (2.66%) Windows
6 3 (0.44%) CoreOS
6 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (86.56%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (78.14%) TDD
3 316 (46.68%) BDD
4 294 (43.43%) Continuous Integration
5 226 (33.38%) Scrum
6 196 (28.95%) Microservices
7 165 (24.37%) Test Automation
8 149 (22.01%) DevOps
8 149 (22.01%) Software Engineering
9 131 (19.35%) Kanban
10 107 (15.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 107 (15.81%) MVC
11 76 (11.23%) Open Source
12 74 (10.93%) Unit Testing
13 63 (9.31%) E-Commerce
14 61 (9.01%) Mentoring
15 54 (7.98%) Continuous Deployment
16 53 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 46 (6.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 46 (6.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 374 (55.24%) Java
2 223 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 144 (21.27%) Java 8
4 117 (17.28%) Python
5 97 (14.33%) Scala
6 94 (13.88%) SQL
7 82 (12.11%) C#
8 61 (9.01%) Ruby
9 57 (8.42%) Groovy
10 38 (5.61%) ES6
11 33 (4.87%) Go
11 33 (4.87%) TypeScript
12 28 (4.14%) Kotlin
13 25 (3.69%) Apple Swift
14 20 (2.95%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.92%) C
15 13 (1.92%) Objective-C
15 13 (1.92%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.77%) ES7
17 11 (1.62%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (5.76%) Degree
2 22 (3.25%) Master's Degree
3 20 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (2.51%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.65%) QA
2 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 205 (30.28%) Docker
2 15 (2.22%) HDFS
3 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 86 (12.70%) Terraform
2 72 (10.64%) Kubernetes
3 45 (6.65%) Ansible
4 30 (4.43%) Puppet
5 16 (2.36%) Prometheus
6 14 (2.07%) Grafana
6 14 (2.07%) Kibana
7 12 (1.77%) logstash
7 12 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (1.03%) Mesos
8 7 (1.03%) Oozie
9 4 (0.59%) Rancher
10 3 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.30%) Galera Cluster
12 1 (0.15%) OpenView
12 1 (0.15%) SCOM
12 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (7.83%) Google
2 19 (2.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.81%) Oracle
3 13 (1.92%) Splunk
4 12 (1.77%) TIBCO
5 11 (1.62%) AppDynamics
6 7 (1.03%) MapR
7 6 (0.89%) Adobe
7 6 (0.89%) Apple
7 6 (0.89%) RedGate
8 5 (0.74%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.59%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.44%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.44%) Charles River
10 3 (0.44%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.30%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.30%) IBM
11 2 (0.30%) SimCorp
11 2 (0.30%) Sybase
11 2 (0.30%) Tableau