Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 170 176
Rank change year-on-year +21 +6 +84
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 880 690 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.87% 1.53% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.77% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 599 562
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £638 £627 £615
England median daily rate £523 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -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 40998 38993 38736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29810 27960 27683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 406 463
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.07 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -25 147 £525 - 20
West London +51 133 £525 +7.14% 6
South London -31 18 £531 +1.19%
East London +7 14 £550 -8.33% 4
North London - 1 £425 - 1
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 809 (91.93%) Agile Software Development
2 717 (81.48%) TDD
3 465 (52.84%) Java
4 413 (46.93%) BDD
5 391 (44.43%) Continuous Integration
6 311 (35.34%) JavaScript
7 291 (33.07%) Scrum
8 226 (25.68%) RESTful
9 224 (25.45%) Git (software)
10 223 (25.34%) CSS
11 215 (24.43%) Microservices
12 210 (23.86%) Kanban
13 204 (23.18%) HTML
13 204 (23.18%) Software Engineering
14 199 (22.61%) NoSQL
15 197 (22.39%) Web Services
16 192 (21.82%) Scala
16 192 (21.82%) React
17 189 (21.48%) AngularJS
18 186 (21.14%) DevOps
19 182 (20.68%) SQL
20 173 (19.66%) Jenkins
21 172 (19.55%) Test Automation
22 170 (19.32%) Amazon AWS
23 165 (18.75%) .NET
24 157 (17.84%) C#
25 156 (17.73%) HTML5
26 153 (17.39%) REST
26 153 (17.39%) MVC
27 151 (17.16%) 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 76 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
2 55 (6.25%) Apache Spark
3 51 (5.80%) Apache
4 37 (4.20%) Confluence
5 29 (3.30%) Apache Solr
6 22 (2.50%) CMS
7 18 (2.05%) EPiServer
8 16 (1.82%) NServiceBus
9 6 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.34%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.23%) IIS
11 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.11%) Jetty
12 1 (0.11%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 170 (19.32%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.61%) PaaS
4 18 (2.05%) SaaS
5 17 (1.93%) npm
6 16 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.70%) IaaS
8 13 (1.48%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.14%) GitHub
11 9 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.68%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.68%) Serverless
13 4 (0.45%) Heroku
14 3 (0.34%) Google Play
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.11%) HTTP
2 27 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.93%) SSL
4 14 (1.59%) SMS
5 12 (1.36%) Internet
6 6 (0.68%) DNS
7 5 (0.57%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.45%) FTP
9 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (22.61%) NoSQL
2 111 (12.61%) MongoDB
3 74 (8.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 72 (8.18%) Big Data
5 66 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (6.59%) Hadoop
7 52 (5.91%) MySQL
8 48 (5.45%) SQL Server
9 45 (5.11%) Relational Database
10 37 (4.20%) RavenDB
11 29 (3.30%) HBase
12 24 (2.73%) Redis
13 13 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.36%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.02%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.80%) Neo4j
17 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
18 5 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
18 5 (0.57%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 224 (25.45%) Git (software)
2 173 (19.66%) Jenkins
3 89 (10.11%) Mockito
4 64 (7.27%) Cucumber
4 64 (7.27%) JIRA
4 64 (7.27%) TeamCity
5 57 (6.48%) JUnit
6 54 (6.14%) gulp
7 41 (4.66%) Grunt
8 39 (4.43%) Gradle
9 38 (4.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 35 (3.98%) Selenium
11 34 (3.86%) webpack
12 33 (3.75%) Maven
13 30 (3.41%) IntelliJ
14 28 (3.18%) SpecFlow
15 23 (2.61%) Jasmine
16 22 (2.50%) WebDriver
17 21 (2.39%) NUnit
18 18 (2.05%) Mocha
General
1 121 (13.75%) Finance
2 94 (10.68%) Banking
3 59 (6.70%) Investment Banking
4 49 (5.57%) Games
5 28 (3.18%) Retail
6 27 (3.07%) Front Office
7 22 (2.50%) Publishing
8 19 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.57%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.23%) Back Office
11 2 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) International Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Law
12 1 (0.11%) Marketing
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 760 (86.36%) Developer
2 284 (32.27%) Java Developer
3 174 (19.77%) Senior Developer
4 154 (17.50%) Agile Developer
5 133 (15.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 93 (10.57%) Agile Java Developer
7 92 (10.45%) C# Developer
8 89 (10.11%) Scala Developer
9 88 (10.00%) .NET Developer
10 75 (8.52%) Senior Java Developer
11 64 (7.27%) Angular Developer
12 58 (6.59%) Python Developer
13 51 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
14 46 (5.23%) Full Stack Developer
15 36 (4.09%) Senior Agile Developer
16 32 (3.64%) Java Scala Developer
17 30 (3.41%) AWS Developer
18 29 (3.30%) HTML Developer
19 28 (3.18%) Tester
20 26 (2.95%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (25.68%) RESTful
2 223 (25.34%) CSS
3 204 (23.18%) HTML
4 197 (22.39%) Web Services
5 192 (21.82%) React
6 189 (21.48%) AngularJS
7 165 (18.75%) .NET
8 156 (17.73%) HTML5
9 153 (17.39%) REST
10 150 (17.05%) Spring
11 143 (16.25%) Node.js
12 104 (11.82%) JSON
12 104 (11.82%) Kafka
13 88 (10.00%) Hibernate
14 75 (8.52%) CSS3
15 74 (8.41%) Akka
16 50 (5.68%) Play Framework
16 50 (5.68%) Sass
17 48 (5.45%) Guice
18 46 (5.23%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.77%) Data Structures
2 39 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 34 (3.86%) Derivative
3 34 (3.86%) Equity Derivative
4 33 (3.75%) User Experience
5 31 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.73%) Virtual Team
8 22 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 18 (2.05%) Online Games
10 16 (1.82%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (1.70%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.25%) Chromecast
13 11 (1.25%) IPTV
13 11 (1.25%) Video on Demand
14 10 (1.14%) Blog
15 9 (1.02%) Equities
16 8 (0.91%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 103 (11.70%) Linux
2 101 (11.48%) Unix
3 41 (4.66%) Android
4 32 (3.64%) Mac OS X
5 26 (2.95%) Windows
6 24 (2.73%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.80%) CentOS
8 4 (0.45%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.34%) VMS
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 809 (91.93%) Agile Software Development
2 717 (81.48%) TDD
3 413 (46.93%) BDD
4 391 (44.43%) Continuous Integration
5 291 (33.07%) Scrum
6 215 (24.43%) Microservices
7 210 (23.86%) Kanban
8 204 (23.18%) Software Engineering
9 186 (21.14%) DevOps
10 172 (19.55%) Test Automation
11 153 (17.39%) MVC
12 141 (16.02%) High Availability
13 134 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
14 117 (13.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 108 (12.27%) Domain-Driven Design
16 92 (10.45%) E-Commerce
16 92 (10.45%) OO
17 91 (10.34%) Mentoring
18 83 (9.43%) User Stories
19 82 (9.32%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 465 (52.84%) Java
2 311 (35.34%) JavaScript
3 192 (21.82%) Scala
4 182 (20.68%) SQL
5 157 (17.84%) C#
6 128 (14.55%) Python
7 91 (10.34%) Groovy
8 58 (6.59%) ES6
9 53 (6.02%) Ruby
10 38 (4.32%) TypeScript
11 27 (3.07%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.84%) Shell Script
13 24 (2.73%) Go
14 23 (2.61%) C++
15 19 (2.16%) R
16 18 (2.05%) Apple Swift
16 18 (2.05%) Objective-C
17 17 (1.93%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.36%) C
18 12 (1.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (5.80%) Degree
2 19 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.45%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.45%) RHCE
5 4 (0.45%) RHCSA
6 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ISEB
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (13.86%) QA
2 3 (0.34%) MiFID
3 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 151 (17.16%) Docker
2 9 (1.02%) HDFS
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 67 (7.61%) Kibana
2 63 (7.16%) Grafana
3 58 (6.59%) logstash
4 40 (4.55%) Ansible
4 40 (4.55%) Terraform
5 39 (4.43%) Kubernetes
6 24 (2.73%) Puppet
7 19 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
9 13 (1.48%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.25%) Mesos
11 9 (1.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 8 (0.91%) StatsD
13 7 (0.80%) Oozie
14 4 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.45%) Packer
15 2 (0.23%) Nagios
15 2 (0.23%) ZABBIX
16 1 (0.11%) Control-M
16 1 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 77 (8.75%) Splunk
2 62 (7.05%) AppDynamics
3 31 (3.52%) Microsoft
4 29 (3.30%) New Relic
5 22 (2.50%) Google
6 16 (1.82%) Oracle
7 7 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.68%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.57%) LogRhythm
10 3 (0.34%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe
11 2 (0.23%) Facebook
11 2 (0.23%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.23%) IBM
11 2 (0.23%) VMware
12 1 (0.11%) ForgeRock
12 1 (0.11%) HP
12 1 (0.11%) TIBCO