The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 29 June 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
North West > Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 76 83
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 8 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 1.62% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.97% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 6
Manchester median daily rate £365 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +21.21%  
10th Percentile £323 £410 £297
90th Percentile £430 £538 £475
North West median daily rate £388 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1124 1474 1169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.72% 82.53% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 3398 2373
Manchester median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
10th Percentile £275 £264 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £555
North West median daily rate £413 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 63 64
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.08
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Manchester

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pair Programming in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Manchester

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Salford - 1 £400 -
Pair Programming
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 11 (84.62%) TDD
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
5 6 (46.15%) REST
6 5 (38.46%) Node.js
6 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 5 (38.46%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) CSS
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) Scala
8 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (23.08%) GStreamer
8 3 (23.08%) RESTful
8 3 (23.08%) Kanban
8 3 (23.08%) Groovy
8 3 (23.08%) BDD
8 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
8 3 (23.08%) FFmpeg
8 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) XML
8 3 (23.08%) Spring
8 3 (23.08%) Ruby
8 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
9 2 (15.38%) QA

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) Couchbase
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) Hudson
4 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) Gradle
4 1 (7.69%) gulp
4 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
4 1 (7.69%) JProfiler
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
4 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 1 (7.69%) Java Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Scala Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) REST
2 5 (38.46%) Node.js
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) FFmpeg
4 3 (23.08%) GStreamer
4 3 (23.08%) RESTful
4 3 (23.08%) Spring
4 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 2 (15.38%) DOM
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) SAX
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) TDD
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
6 2 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) Microservices
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) MVC
7 1 (7.69%) OOP
7 1 (7.69%) RAD
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Scala
4 3 (23.08%) Groovy
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Clojure
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware