Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 131 108
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23 +15
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 37 9 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.19% 0.32% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.38% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 55
Manchester median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £353 £370 £376
90th Percentile £585 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +5.26%
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 2,541 2,350 3,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.99% 82.69% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,616 1,476 1,922
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -14.86%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%

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 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 35 (94.59%) TDD
2 29 (78.38%) Java
3 27 (72.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (54.05%) Kanban
5 18 (48.65%) Scrum
5 18 (48.65%) BDD
6 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
6 15 (40.54%) Java 8
7 14 (37.84%) SOA
8 12 (32.43%) Spring
9 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
9 11 (29.73%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
9 11 (29.73%) Refactoring
9 11 (29.73%) Spring Security
9 11 (29.73%) Spring Boot
10 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
11 9 (24.32%) Groovy
11 9 (24.32%) Microservices
12 8 (21.62%) DevOps
12 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
12 8 (21.62%) .NET
13 7 (18.92%) RESTful
13 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
14 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (16.22%) JIRA
14 6 (16.22%) Wiki
14 6 (16.22%) CSS
14 6 (16.22%) Mentoring

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 (8.11%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) IaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DHCP
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) FTP
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
1 2 (5.41%) IPsec
1 2 (5.41%) SMS
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) Gatling
4 2 (5.41%) JMeter
4 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) The Grinder
5 1 (2.70%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (70.27%) Developer
2 19 (51.35%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Head of Engineering
6 1 (2.70%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Spring
2 11 (29.73%) Spring Boot
2 11 (29.73%) Spring Security
3 8 (21.62%) .NET
4 7 (18.92%) RESTful
5 6 (16.22%) CSS
6 5 (13.51%) Ajax
6 5 (13.51%) HTML
7 4 (10.81%) React
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (5.41%) Node.js
9 2 (5.41%) SignalR
9 2 (5.41%) SOAP
9 2 (5.41%) Web Services
10 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
10 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Wiki
2 5 (13.51%) User Experience
3 3 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Blog
5 1 (2.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) TDD
2 27 (72.97%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (54.05%) Kanban
4 18 (48.65%) BDD
4 18 (48.65%) Scrum
5 14 (37.84%) SOA
6 11 (29.73%) Refactoring
6 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
7 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
8 9 (24.32%) Microservices
9 8 (21.62%) DevOps
9 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Coaching
10 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
11 4 (10.81%) Content Management
11 4 (10.81%) Market Research
11 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (78.38%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) Java 8
2 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 9 (24.32%) Groovy
4 5 (13.51%) Scala
5 4 (10.81%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) Clojure
5 4 (10.81%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
1 2 (5.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
1 2 (5.41%) Salt
1 2 (5.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) Cloudera