Period
to 21 January 2019

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 6 months to 21 January 2019 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 116 118
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 30 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 0.90% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.07% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 32
Manchester median daily rate £500 £430 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -14.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £363 £283 £373
90th Percentile £557 £535 £538
North West median daily rate £500 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,447 2,329 2,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.15% 83.81% 86.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,575 1,511 1,700
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £586 £550
North West median daily rate £423 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +3.80% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 89 46
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -33.33%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £40.60 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.74 £21.05
% change year-on-year +10.40% +3.30% -31.05%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 27 (90.00%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (70.00%) Java
4 14 (46.67%) Java 8
5 13 (43.33%) BDD
6 12 (40.00%) DevOps
6 12 (40.00%) Kanban
7 11 (36.67%) Scrum
7 11 (36.67%) SOA
8 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 10 (33.33%) Spring
8 10 (33.33%) Microservices
9 9 (30.00%) Spring Boot
9 9 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (30.00%) .NET
9 9 (30.00%) Spring Security
10 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
11 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
11 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
11 7 (23.33%) Refactoring
12 6 (20.00%) Coaching
12 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 5 (16.67%) RESTful
13 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (16.67%) C#
14 4 (13.33%) Windows
14 4 (13.33%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) GitHub
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
4 2 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) FTP
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
1 2 (6.67%) IPsec
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.33%) Gatling
5 1 (3.33%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 14 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Python Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Spring
2 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) Spring Boot
2 9 (30.00%) Spring Security
3 5 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) CSS3
4 2 (6.67%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) Play Framework
4 2 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.33%) Node.js
5 1 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) SignalR
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Wiki
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Blog
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) BDD
4 12 (40.00%) DevOps
4 12 (40.00%) Kanban
5 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 11 (36.67%) SOA
6 10 (33.33%) Microservices
7 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
8 7 (23.33%) Refactoring
8 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Coaching
10 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (13.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 4 (13.33%) Market Research
11 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) Java
2 14 (46.67%) Java 8
3 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) Scala
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) Clojure
6 2 (6.67%) Groovy
6 2 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
1 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
1 2 (6.67%) Salt
1 2 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (3.33%) Cadence
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft