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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
England / London
Rank 191 111 263
Rank change year-on-year -80 +152  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 240 487 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 2.20% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.58% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 439 140
Median daily rate £500 £525 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

Pair Programming is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16395 18853 17384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.18% 85.15% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11793 13608 12215
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 194 249
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in London

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -55 45 £500 -4.76% 14
Croydon +13 7 £450 +20.00%
Osterley - 4 £465 -
Westminster +9 3 £475 +22.58%
Bromley - 2 £550 -
Isleworth - 2 - - 1
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 500 (93.28%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (81.16%) TDD
3 318 (59.33%) Java
4 186 (34.70%) Scrum
5 183 (34.14%) BDD
6 165 (30.78%) Continuous Integration
7 163 (30.41%) JavaScript
8 127 (23.69%) Spring
8 127 (23.69%) RESTful
9 124 (23.13%) Scala
10 120 (22.39%) HTML
11 109 (20.34%) CSS
11 109 (20.34%) Git (software)
12 102 (19.03%) SQL
13 101 (18.84%) Kanban
14 100 (18.66%) Jenkins
15 96 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
15 96 (17.91%) Web Services
16 95 (17.72%) Software Engineering
16 95 (17.72%) AngularJS
17 90 (16.79%) Microservices
18 83 (15.49%) HTML5
19 82 (15.30%) REST
20 81 (15.11%) C#
21 80 (14.93%) E-Commerce
21 80 (14.93%) Automated Testing
22 79 (14.74%) Python
23 72 (13.43%) DevOps
24 71 (13.25%) Node.js
25 68 (12.69%) .NET

Pair Programming
Top Related 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 66 (12.31%) Apache Spark
2 48 (8.96%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.80%) Apache
4 9 (1.68%) CMS
5 7 (1.31%) Jetty
6 6 (1.12%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.75%) Confluence
8 4 (0.75%) CoreMedia CMS
9 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.37%) ATG Dynamo
10 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.19%) Drupal
11 1 (0.19%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 22 (4.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 96 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.80%) GitHub
4 11 (2.05%) PaaS
5 10 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.93%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.75%) Google Play
9 2 (0.37%) Heroku
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.19%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.40%) HTTP
2 16 (2.99%) Internet
3 15 (2.80%) RTSP
4 8 (1.49%) MQTT
4 8 (1.49%) RTP
5 3 (0.56%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.75%) NoSQL
2 51 (9.51%) MongoDB
3 46 (8.58%) Hadoop
4 42 (7.84%) MySQL
5 33 (6.16%) Big Data
6 32 (5.97%) SQL Server
7 30 (5.60%) Redis
7 30 (5.60%) Relational Database
8 24 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (2.99%) HBase
10 15 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (2.43%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.12%) Mixpanel
12 6 (1.12%) Neo4j
13 4 (0.75%) Riak
14 3 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.56%) DB2
14 3 (0.56%) HPCC
14 3 (0.56%) Parquet
14 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 109 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 100 (18.66%) Jenkins
3 47 (8.77%) Cucumber
4 42 (7.84%) WebDriver
5 40 (7.46%) Mockito
6 33 (6.16%) Selenium
7 27 (5.04%) Gradle
8 26 (4.85%) TeamCity
9 25 (4.66%) gulp
10 21 (3.92%) JUnit
11 19 (3.54%) Jasmine
12 17 (3.17%) Grunt
13 16 (2.99%) CruiseControl
13 16 (2.99%) Maven
14 15 (2.80%) JIRA
15 13 (2.43%) Moq
15 13 (2.43%) NUnit
16 11 (2.05%) IntelliJ
16 11 (2.05%) Karma Test Runner
17 10 (1.87%) Mocha
General
1 66 (12.31%) Banking
2 60 (11.19%) Finance
3 56 (10.45%) Investment Banking
4 31 (5.78%) Retail
5 24 (4.48%) Front Office
6 21 (3.92%) Publishing
7 8 (1.49%) Games
8 7 (1.31%) Electronics
9 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.75%) Marketing
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Automotive
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 466 (86.94%) Developer
2 210 (39.18%) Java Developer
3 133 (24.81%) Senior Developer
4 114 (21.27%) Agile Developer
5 73 (13.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 64 (11.94%) Agile Java Developer
6 64 (11.94%) Scala Developer
7 57 (10.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 51 (9.51%) C# Developer
9 47 (8.77%) Senior Agile Developer
10 41 (7.65%) .NET Developer
11 34 (6.34%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 31 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (5.78%) iOS Developer
13 29 (5.41%) Agile C# Developer
13 29 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
14 26 (4.85%) Software Developer
15 25 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 23 (4.29%) Angular Developer
17 22 (4.10%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (23.69%) RESTful
1 127 (23.69%) Spring
2 120 (22.39%) HTML
3 109 (20.34%) CSS
4 96 (17.91%) Web Services
5 95 (17.72%) AngularJS
6 83 (15.49%) HTML5
7 82 (15.30%) REST
8 71 (13.25%) Node.js
9 68 (12.69%) .NET
10 66 (12.31%) React
11 59 (11.01%) Hibernate
12 56 (10.45%) JSON
13 55 (10.26%) Akka
14 54 (10.07%) Play Framework
15 52 (9.70%) Dropwizard
16 44 (8.21%) Kafka
17 39 (7.28%) CSS3
18 36 (6.72%) Sass
19 33 (6.16%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.21%) User Experience
2 20 (3.73%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.43%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.43%) Fintech
4 12 (2.24%) Derivative
4 12 (2.24%) Video on Demand
5 11 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
6 10 (1.87%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.68%) Streaming Video
8 8 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.31%) MPEG
10 6 (1.12%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.12%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.93%) iPad
11 5 (0.93%) iPhone
12 3 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.56%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.56%) Online Games
12 3 (0.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.40%) Linux
2 43 (8.02%) Apple iOS
3 25 (4.66%) Android
4 12 (2.24%) Windows
5 9 (1.68%) Unix
6 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (93.28%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (81.16%) TDD
3 186 (34.70%) Scrum
4 183 (34.14%) BDD
5 165 (30.78%) Continuous Integration
6 101 (18.84%) Kanban
7 95 (17.72%) Software Engineering
8 90 (16.79%) Microservices
9 80 (14.93%) Automated Testing
9 80 (14.93%) E-Commerce
10 72 (13.43%) DevOps
11 67 (12.50%) MVC
12 62 (11.57%) OO
13 53 (9.89%) Web Development
14 51 (9.51%) Domain-Driven Design
14 51 (9.51%) Mentoring
15 50 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (9.33%) Open Source
16 46 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
16 46 (8.58%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 318 (59.33%) Java
2 163 (30.41%) JavaScript
3 124 (23.13%) Scala
4 102 (19.03%) SQL
5 81 (15.11%) C#
6 79 (14.74%) Python
7 28 (5.22%) Apple Swift
8 27 (5.04%) Ruby
9 23 (4.29%) Objective-C
10 19 (3.54%) ES6
11 17 (3.17%) Groovy
12 15 (2.80%) Shell Script
13 14 (2.61%) C++
14 13 (2.43%) C
15 10 (1.87%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.68%) PHP
17 4 (0.75%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.56%) Clojure
18 3 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.48%) Degree
3 23 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.37%) ISEB
5 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.26%) QA
2 9 (1.68%) SDET
3 4 (0.75%) MiFID
3 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.56%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 42 (7.84%) Docker
2 17 (3.17%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.56%) HDFS
4 2 (0.37%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (3.54%) Puppet
2 15 (2.80%) Kibana
3 11 (2.05%) Grafana
4 9 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.49%) logstash
5 8 (1.49%) Mesos
5 8 (1.49%) rkt
6 7 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.12%) HockeyApp
8 4 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.37%) StatsD
10 1 (0.19%) Ansible
10 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.19%) MOM
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (2.61%) New Relic
2 12 (2.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.24%) Splunk
3 9 (1.68%) AppDynamics
3 9 (1.68%) Apple
4 8 (1.49%) Brightcove
4 8 (1.49%) IBM
5 6 (1.12%) Coremetrics
6 5 (0.93%) Google
6 5 (0.93%) VMware
7 4 (0.75%) IBM Sterling
8 3 (0.56%) Adobe
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle
9 2 (0.37%) ATG
9 2 (0.37%) SAP
10 1 (0.19%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.19%) hybris
10 1 (0.19%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.19%) SendGrid
10 1 (0.19%) Xamarin
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