Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 131 101
Rank change year-on-year +13 -30 +22
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 43 9 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.31% 0.31% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.38% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 53
Manchester median daily rate £450 £370 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -26.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £352 £324 £396
90th Percentile £596 £429 £538
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +17.65%
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 2,766 2,376 3,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.54% 82.39% 83.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,796 1,458 1,883
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 57
Manchester median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +24.59% -1.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £10.80
90th Percentile £41.60 £45.00 £40.60
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -32.43% +37.25% -14.20%

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 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 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
Rochdale - 2 £425 -
Pair Programming
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 40 (93.02%) TDD
2 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (60.47%) Java
3 26 (60.47%) Kanban
4 24 (55.81%) Scrum
5 23 (53.49%) BDD
6 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
7 17 (39.53%) Test Automation
7 17 (39.53%) Refactoring
8 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (32.56%) Git (software)
9 14 (32.56%) Groovy
10 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
11 12 (27.91%) JIRA
12 11 (25.58%) RESTful
13 10 (23.26%) .NET
13 10 (23.26%) CSS
13 10 (23.26%) SOA
13 10 (23.26%) Selenium
13 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
14 9 (20.93%) QA
14 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
14 9 (20.93%) Confluence
14 9 (20.93%) HTML
14 9 (20.93%) JMeter
15 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
15 8 (18.60%) OO
15 8 (18.60%) GitHub
15 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
15 8 (18.60%) Microservices

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 9 (20.93%) Confluence
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) GitHub
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.30%) IaaS
4 3 (6.98%) BrowserStack
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (4.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) DHCP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) FTP
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) IPsec
2 2 (4.65%) SMS
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Git (software)
2 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
3 12 (27.91%) JIRA
4 10 (23.26%) Selenium
5 9 (20.93%) JMeter
6 8 (18.60%) Gatling
7 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.33%) RSpec
8 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.33%) The Grinder
8 1 (2.33%) Travis CI
8 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Java Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) CRM Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Salesforce Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) RESTful
2 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) CSS
3 9 (20.93%) HTML
4 7 (16.28%) Ajax
5 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (9.30%) React
5 4 (9.30%) Spring
5 4 (9.30%) Spring Boot
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.98%) REST
6 3 (6.98%) Spring Security
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.65%) JSON
7 2 (4.65%) Node.js
7 2 (4.65%) SOAP
7 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Wiki
2 3 (6.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Blog
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (93.02%) TDD
2 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (60.47%) Kanban
4 24 (55.81%) Scrum
5 23 (53.49%) BDD
6 17 (39.53%) Refactoring
6 17 (39.53%) Test Automation
7 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (23.26%) SOA
8 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
9 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Microservices
10 8 (18.60%) OO
10 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Software Delivery
10 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
11 7 (16.28%) OOP
12 6 (13.95%) DevOps
12 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
12 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
3 14 (32.56%) Groovy
4 7 (16.28%) Clojure
4 7 (16.28%) Scala
5 6 (13.95%) C#
6 5 (11.63%) SQL
7 4 (9.30%) Java 8
8 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.33%) Java 9
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Puppet
2 2 (4.65%) Ansible
2 2 (4.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.65%) Salt
2 2 (4.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Google
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.33%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.33%) Sitecore