Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 192 135
Rank change year-on-year +21 -57 +165
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 742 546 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.61% 1.38% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.60% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 465 756
London median daily rate £525 £508 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £419 £413
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +89.19% - -

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 40,120 34,153 37,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.31% 86.45% 86.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,015 24,516 27,003
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 383 400
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +10.48%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -23 134 £525 - 42
West London +11 114 £525 +7.14% 23
East London +5 28 £538 -6.52% 10
South London -49 13 £525 +16.67% 1
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 684 (92.18%) Agile Software Development
2 606 (81.67%) TDD
3 402 (54.18%) Java
4 362 (48.79%) BDD
5 313 (42.18%) Continuous Integration
6 285 (38.41%) Scrum
7 233 (31.40%) JavaScript
8 215 (28.98%) Git (software)
9 207 (27.90%) Microservices
10 199 (26.82%) DevOps
11 194 (26.15%) RESTful
12 193 (26.01%) Jenkins
13 192 (25.88%) Amazon AWS
14 191 (25.74%) REST
14 191 (25.74%) MVC
15 184 (24.80%) Docker
16 183 (24.66%) Kanban
17 179 (24.12%) Spring
18 174 (23.45%) Software Engineering
19 158 (21.29%) Java 8
20 155 (20.89%) Scala
21 154 (20.75%) Test Automation
21 154 (20.75%) NoSQL
22 153 (20.62%) Web Services
23 152 (20.49%) AngularJS
24 146 (19.68%) SQL
24 146 (19.68%) React
25 135 (18.19%) .NET
25 135 (18.19%) Node.js
26 134 (18.06%) CSS

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
1 105 (14.15%) Elasticsearch
2 66 (8.89%) Confluence
3 47 (6.33%) Apache
4 40 (5.39%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.56%) NServiceBus
6 11 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.08%) CMS
7 8 (1.08%) JBoss
8 7 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.94%) Jetty
9 6 (0.81%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.54%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.54%) IIS
11 3 (0.40%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.40%) Mule
11 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) LatentZero
1 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Minerva
2 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 192 (25.88%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.96%) PaaS
4 19 (2.56%) IaaS
4 19 (2.56%) npm
4 19 (2.56%) SaaS
5 16 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.02%) GitHub
7 14 (1.89%) Algolia
7 14 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.75%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.75%) Serverless
9 12 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (0.67%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.67%) Heroku
13 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 75 (10.11%) HTTP
2 31 (4.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.62%) DNS
4 7 (0.94%) FTP
4 7 (0.94%) SMS
5 4 (0.54%) Internet
5 4 (0.54%) RTMP
6 3 (0.40%) DSL
6 3 (0.40%) SSL
7 2 (0.27%) Broadband
8 1 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (20.75%) NoSQL
2 70 (9.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 70 (9.43%) Big Data
3 63 (8.49%) MongoDB
4 59 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (6.87%) Hadoop
5 51 (6.87%) SQL Server
6 42 (5.66%) HBase
7 39 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 34 (4.58%) MySQL
8 34 (4.58%) Neo4j
9 17 (2.29%) RavenDB
10 14 (1.89%) Redis
11 11 (1.48%) Cosmos DB
11 11 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.21%) Snowflake Schema
13 9 (1.21%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 215 (28.98%) Git (software)
2 193 (26.01%) Jenkins
3 93 (12.53%) JIRA
4 75 (10.11%) JUnit
5 74 (9.97%) Cucumber
6 69 (9.30%) Gradle
7 63 (8.49%) Mockito
8 50 (6.74%) Selenium
9 43 (5.80%) TeamCity
10 42 (5.66%) Maven
11 39 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 38 (5.12%) webpack
13 34 (4.58%) Subversion
14 33 (4.45%) gulp
15 27 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (3.50%) Grunt
16 26 (3.50%) Jasmine
17 23 (3.10%) Hudson
18 22 (2.96%) WebDriver
19 21 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 75 (10.11%) Finance
2 53 (7.14%) Banking
3 23 (3.10%) Retail
4 19 (2.56%) Games
5 18 (2.43%) Front Office
6 16 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.02%) Publishing
8 8 (1.08%) Marketing
9 6 (0.81%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.40%) Advertising
11 3 (0.40%) Automotive
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 627 (84.50%) Developer
2 249 (33.56%) Java Developer
3 146 (19.68%) Senior Developer
4 95 (12.80%) Agile Developer
5 74 (9.97%) Scala Developer
6 62 (8.36%) .NET Developer
7 61 (8.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 61 (8.22%) Senior Java Developer
8 59 (7.95%) C# Developer
9 45 (6.06%) Agile Java Developer
10 39 (5.26%) React Developer
11 35 (4.72%) AWS Developer
12 33 (4.45%) Senior Agile Developer
13 30 (4.04%) Software Engineer
14 27 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
14 27 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
15 26 (3.50%) Angular Developer
15 26 (3.50%) Python Developer
16 24 (3.23%) Backend Developer
17 21 (2.83%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (26.15%) RESTful
2 191 (25.74%) REST
3 179 (24.12%) Spring
4 153 (20.62%) Web Services
5 152 (20.49%) AngularJS
6 146 (19.68%) React
7 135 (18.19%) .NET
7 135 (18.19%) Node.js
8 134 (18.06%) CSS
9 116 (15.63%) HTML
10 88 (11.86%) Hibernate
11 87 (11.73%) JSON
12 86 (11.59%) Kafka
13 82 (11.05%) HTML5
14 75 (10.11%) Guice
15 74 (9.97%) Dropwizard
16 55 (7.41%) .NET Core
17 53 (7.14%) ASP.NET
18 47 (6.33%) Play Framework
19 45 (6.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (5.80%) User Experience
3 33 (4.45%) Algorithms
4 23 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.70%) Video on Demand
6 19 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.43%) Derivative
8 16 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (1.75%) Fintech
9 13 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
10 12 (1.62%) IPTV
10 12 (1.62%) Wiki
11 11 (1.48%) Chromecast
12 8 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
14 6 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.81%) Online Games
15 5 (0.67%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.30%) Linux
2 68 (9.16%) Unix
3 42 (5.66%) Android
4 26 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.37%) Windows
6 7 (0.94%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (0.81%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.40%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (92.18%) Agile Software Development
2 606 (81.67%) TDD
3 362 (48.79%) BDD
4 313 (42.18%) Continuous Integration
5 285 (38.41%) Scrum
6 207 (27.90%) Microservices
7 199 (26.82%) DevOps
8 191 (25.74%) MVC
9 183 (24.66%) Kanban
10 174 (23.45%) Software Engineering
11 154 (20.75%) Test Automation
12 116 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
13 86 (11.59%) E-Commerce
14 74 (9.97%) SOLID
15 70 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 70 (9.43%) Domain-Driven Design
15 70 (9.43%) Open Source
16 69 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
17 67 (9.03%) OO
18 64 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 402 (54.18%) Java
2 233 (31.40%) JavaScript
3 158 (21.29%) Java 8
4 155 (20.89%) Scala
5 146 (19.68%) SQL
6 131 (17.65%) C#
7 87 (11.73%) Groovy
8 81 (10.92%) Python
9 67 (9.03%) Ruby
10 50 (6.74%) ES6
11 40 (5.39%) TypeScript
12 30 (4.04%) Kotlin
13 25 (3.37%) Shell Script
14 24 (3.23%) Bash Shell
15 23 (3.10%) Go
16 13 (1.75%) C
16 13 (1.75%) C++
16 13 (1.75%) PHP
16 13 (1.75%) R
17 12 (1.62%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 33 (4.45%) Degree
2 27 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.75%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.39%) QA
2 5 (0.67%) GDPR
3 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) GCP
4 2 (0.27%) WAI
System Software
1 184 (24.80%) Docker
2 7 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 67 (9.03%) Terraform
2 59 (7.95%) Ansible
3 50 (6.74%) Kubernetes
4 32 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.91%) Grafana
6 27 (3.64%) Kibana
6 27 (3.64%) logstash
7 22 (2.96%) Puppet
8 17 (2.29%) Mesos
9 13 (1.75%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.54%) StatsD
12 3 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.40%) Rancher
13 2 (0.27%) Galera Cluster
14 1 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 50 (6.74%) Google
2 34 (4.58%) Splunk
3 29 (3.91%) AppDynamics
4 15 (2.02%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.75%) Oracle
6 10 (1.35%) RedGate
6 10 (1.35%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.54%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.40%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.40%) IBM
10 3 (0.40%) LogRhythm
10 3 (0.40%) MapR
10 3 (0.40%) New Relic
11 2 (0.27%) Databricks
11 2 (0.27%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.27%) Optimizely
11 2 (0.27%) Roku
11 2 (0.27%) TIBCO