Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 165 167
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +70
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 748 704 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.64% 1.65% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.88% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 610 662
London median daily rate £550 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £394
90th Percentile £663 £626 £650
England median daily rate £525 £504 £500
% change year-on-year +4.22% +0.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 39,949 37,467 39,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.74% 87.66% 86.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,863 26,796 28,463
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +8.00% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 378 340
London median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -7 145 £550 - 40
West London -14 95 £525 +2.44% 25
East London -2 31 £544 -3.33% 5
South London -35 19 £525 +16.67% 2
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 670 (89.57%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (79.14%) TDD
3 420 (56.15%) Java
4 350 (46.79%) BDD
5 334 (44.65%) Continuous Integration
6 265 (35.43%) Scrum
7 246 (32.89%) JavaScript
8 235 (31.42%) Docker
9 226 (30.21%) Jenkins
10 216 (28.88%) Microservices
11 201 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
12 200 (26.74%) Git (software)
13 189 (25.27%) Spring
14 185 (24.73%) REST
15 175 (23.40%) Software Engineering
16 170 (22.73%) DevOps
17 165 (22.06%) Java 8
17 165 (22.06%) Node.js
18 164 (21.93%) Web Services
19 161 (21.52%) Test Automation
20 158 (21.12%) Kanban
21 156 (20.86%) MVC
21 156 (20.86%) React
22 144 (19.25%) RESTful
23 125 (16.71%) SQL
24 123 (16.44%) Scala
24 123 (16.44%) NoSQL
25 117 (15.64%) Continuous Delivery
26 116 (15.51%) CSS
27 114 (15.24%) AngularJS

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 79 (10.56%) Confluence
2 68 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (5.88%) Apache
4 35 (4.68%) Apache Spark
5 17 (2.27%) NServiceBus
6 11 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.07%) JBoss
8 8 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.67%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.67%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.67%) Jetty
10 4 (0.53%) CMS
11 3 (0.40%) IIS
11 3 (0.40%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.27%) Mule
12 2 (0.27%) OpenCms
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Fireworks
1 6 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.53%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) LatentZero
1 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Minerva
2 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 201 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (2.41%) GitHub
5 12 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (1.47%) Serverless
7 10 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.34%) PaaS
8 9 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.94%) Heroku
10 7 (0.94%) IaaS
11 6 (0.80%) Asana
11 6 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.80%) npm
11 6 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.80%) SaaS
12 5 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.53%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.40%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.76%) HTTP
2 35 (4.68%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.47%) DNS
4 10 (1.34%) RTMP
5 8 (1.07%) FTP
5 8 (1.07%) Internet
6 6 (0.80%) SMS
7 3 (0.40%) DSL
7 3 (0.40%) SSL
8 2 (0.27%) Broadband
8 2 (0.27%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (16.44%) NoSQL
2 75 (10.03%) Big Data
3 73 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 54 (7.22%) SQL Server
6 53 (7.09%) Hadoop
7 49 (6.55%) HBase
8 46 (6.15%) Relational Database
9 42 (5.61%) MongoDB
10 18 (2.41%) MySQL
11 14 (1.87%) Neo4j
11 14 (1.87%) Redis
12 10 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.34%) RavenDB
13 9 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 226 (30.21%) Jenkins
2 200 (26.74%) Git (software)
3 108 (14.44%) JIRA
4 80 (10.70%) Gradle
5 76 (10.16%) JUnit
6 60 (8.02%) Cucumber
7 55 (7.35%) Maven
8 52 (6.95%) Selenium
9 44 (5.88%) Hudson
9 44 (5.88%) Mockito
10 37 (4.95%) Subversion
11 31 (4.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (3.74%) webpack
13 22 (2.94%) Jasmine
14 21 (2.81%) SpecFlow
14 21 (2.81%) TeamCity
14 21 (2.81%) WebDriver
15 20 (2.67%) Babel
16 19 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
17 18 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (13.10%) Finance
2 79 (10.56%) Banking
3 43 (5.75%) Front Office
4 23 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.67%) Retail
6 14 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.20%) Automotive
7 9 (1.20%) Games
7 9 (1.20%) Marketing
8 8 (1.07%) Back Office
9 6 (0.80%) Law
9 6 (0.80%) Publishing
9 6 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 627 (83.82%) Developer
2 257 (34.36%) Java Developer
3 149 (19.92%) Senior Developer
4 74 (9.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 70 (9.36%) Scala Developer
6 68 (9.09%) React Developer
7 64 (8.56%) Agile Developer
8 63 (8.42%) JavaScript Developer
9 54 (7.22%) C# Developer
10 50 (6.68%) AWS Developer
11 46 (6.15%) Python Developer
12 45 (6.02%) Software Engineer
13 42 (5.61%) .NET Developer
14 29 (3.88%) Backend Developer
14 29 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
14 29 (3.88%) Java Engineer
15 25 (3.34%) Agile Java Developer
15 25 (3.34%) Node.js Developer
16 21 (2.81%) Senior Backend Developer
16 21 (2.81%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (25.27%) Spring
2 185 (24.73%) REST
3 165 (22.06%) Node.js
4 164 (21.93%) Web Services
5 156 (20.86%) React
6 144 (19.25%) RESTful
7 116 (15.51%) CSS
8 114 (15.24%) AngularJS
9 105 (14.04%) Kafka
10 104 (13.90%) HTML
11 102 (13.64%) .NET
12 97 (12.97%) Hibernate
13 92 (12.30%) JSON
14 83 (11.10%) Guice
15 61 (8.16%) HTML5
16 60 (8.02%) J2EE
17 59 (7.89%) Spring MVC
18 54 (7.22%) Sass
19 51 (6.82%) Play Framework
20 46 (6.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.09%) User Experience
2 49 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (3.48%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.34%) Algorithms
5 18 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (2.41%) Video on Demand
6 17 (2.27%) Derivative
6 17 (2.27%) Equities
7 16 (2.14%) Fixed Income
7 16 (2.14%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.01%) Fintech
9 14 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (1.87%) Over-the-Top Content
10 12 (1.60%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.60%) Video\Live Streaming
11 11 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (0.94%) IPTV
13 7 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.70%) Linux
2 65 (8.69%) Unix
3 31 (4.14%) Android
4 27 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.81%) Windows
6 3 (0.40%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.27%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.27%) Solaris
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (89.57%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (79.14%) TDD
3 350 (46.79%) BDD
4 334 (44.65%) Continuous Integration
5 265 (35.43%) Scrum
6 216 (28.88%) Microservices
7 175 (23.40%) Software Engineering
8 170 (22.73%) DevOps
9 161 (21.52%) Test Automation
10 158 (21.12%) Kanban
11 156 (20.86%) MVC
12 117 (15.64%) Continuous Delivery
13 78 (10.43%) Open Source
14 73 (9.76%) Unit Testing
15 72 (9.63%) E-Commerce
16 67 (8.96%) Continuous Deployment
17 60 (8.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 60 (8.02%) Mentoring
18 55 (7.35%) OO
19 54 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 420 (56.15%) Java
2 246 (32.89%) JavaScript
3 165 (22.06%) Java 8
4 125 (16.71%) SQL
5 123 (16.44%) Scala
6 110 (14.71%) Python
7 109 (14.57%) C#
8 78 (10.43%) Groovy
8 78 (10.43%) Ruby
9 52 (6.95%) ES6
10 38 (5.08%) TypeScript
11 32 (4.28%) Go
12 26 (3.48%) Kotlin
13 21 (2.81%) Apple Swift
14 18 (2.41%) Bash Shell
15 15 (2.01%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.87%) C
17 13 (1.74%) Objective-C
18 11 (1.47%) ES7
18 11 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (4.14%) Degree
2 25 (3.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 21 (2.81%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.54%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.68%) QA
2 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.40%) GCP
4 2 (0.27%) GDPR
4 2 (0.27%) WAI
System Software
1 235 (31.42%) Docker
2 13 (1.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 100 (13.37%) Terraform
2 67 (8.96%) Kubernetes
3 50 (6.68%) Ansible
4 28 (3.74%) Puppet
5 17 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.14%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.74%) Kibana
7 13 (1.74%) logstash
8 12 (1.60%) Grafana
9 8 (1.07%) Mesos
10 4 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.40%) Rancher
12 2 (0.27%) Galera Cluster
12 2 (0.27%) Oozie
12 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.13%) OpenView
13 1 (0.13%) SCOM
13 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (8.56%) Google
2 21 (2.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (1.87%) Splunk
4 13 (1.74%) AppDynamics
5 12 (1.60%) Oracle
6 11 (1.47%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.07%) RedGate
8 7 (0.94%) Adobe
8 7 (0.94%) MapR
9 5 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.53%) Apple
10 4 (0.53%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.53%) IBM
11 3 (0.40%) Charles River
11 3 (0.40%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.40%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.27%) Alteryx
12 2 (0.27%) New Relic
12 2 (0.27%) SimCorp
12 2 (0.27%) Sitecore