Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 211 263
Rank change year-on-year -6 +52 -41
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 38 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.48% 0.39% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.47% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 7
Midlands median daily rate £424 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.89% -6.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £311 £460 £400
90th Percentile £556 £538 £585
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -45.60% +73.61% -11.11%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,650 6,847 8,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 84.53% 84.22% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,166 4,364 5,028
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £246 £250
90th Percentile £568 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 245 226
Midlands median hourly rate £15.80 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.00% +25.00% -13.61%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.13 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the Midlands

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the Midlands

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the Midlands

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
West Midlands -8 24 £470 - 6
East Midlands +5 14 £380 -7.88% 2
Pair Programming
England

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

1 33 (86.84%) TDD
2 28 (73.68%) DevOps
3 27 (71.05%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
4 25 (65.79%) Jenkins
5 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (57.89%) Scrum
6 22 (57.89%) Selenium
6 22 (57.89%) Cucumber
6 22 (57.89%) Docker
7 20 (52.63%) Java
7 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
8 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
9 18 (47.37%) MongoDB
9 18 (47.37%) Node.js
10 17 (44.74%) Google
11 15 (39.47%) REST
11 15 (39.47%) Artifactory
12 14 (36.84%) Play Framework
12 14 (36.84%) Ruby
12 14 (36.84%) Service Delivery
12 14 (36.84%) Microservices
13 13 (34.21%) JIRA
13 13 (34.21%) QA
13 13 (34.21%) Spring
13 13 (34.21%) Kanban
13 13 (34.21%) Confluence
13 13 (34.21%) Scala
14 12 (31.58%) WebDriver
14 12 (31.58%) GitHub

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (34.21%) Confluence
2 5 (13.16%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (7.89%) JBoss
4 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) GitHub
2 11 (28.95%) Google Analytics
3 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (26.32%) Slack
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (13.16%) OpenShift
7 4 (10.53%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (2.63%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Skype
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) MongoDB
2 8 (21.05%) NoSQL
3 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (7.89%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (65.79%) Jenkins
2 22 (57.89%) Cucumber
2 22 (57.89%) Selenium
3 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 15 (39.47%) Artifactory
5 13 (34.21%) JIRA
6 12 (31.58%) WebDriver
7 11 (28.95%) Bitbucket
7 11 (28.95%) Gatling
7 11 (28.95%) gulp
7 11 (28.95%) IntelliJ
7 11 (28.95%) Sublime Text
7 11 (28.95%) Subversion
7 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio Code
8 10 (26.32%) Maven
9 7 (18.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (15.79%) JUnit
10 6 (15.79%) LoadUI
10 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
11 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (73.68%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Java Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Scala Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (7.89%) Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Java Programmer
6 1 (2.63%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Scrum Master
6 1 (2.63%) SOA Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Software Programmer
6 1 (2.63%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.63%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) Node.js
2 15 (39.47%) REST
3 14 (36.84%) Play Framework
4 13 (34.21%) Spring
5 12 (31.58%) CSS
6 11 (28.95%) Gherkin
6 11 (28.95%) HTML
6 11 (28.95%) HTML5
6 11 (28.95%) LESS
6 11 (28.95%) Sass
6 11 (28.95%) YAML
7 7 (18.42%) React
8 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
9 4 (10.53%) RESTful
9 4 (10.53%) Spring Boot
10 3 (7.89%) Ajax
10 3 (7.89%) Akka
10 3 (7.89%) Java EE
10 3 (7.89%) Kafka
11 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Mac OS
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) TDD
2 28 (73.68%) DevOps
3 27 (71.05%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
4 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (57.89%) Scrum
6 14 (36.84%) Microservices
6 14 (36.84%) Service Delivery
7 13 (34.21%) Kanban
8 11 (28.95%) Analytics
8 11 (28.95%) Prototyping
9 10 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (26.32%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (18.42%) ATDD
11 6 (15.79%) BDD
11 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
11 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.16%) MVC
12 5 (13.16%) Release Management
13 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) Java
1 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 14 (36.84%) Ruby
3 13 (34.21%) Scala
4 11 (28.95%) Groovy
5 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
6 5 (13.16%) Python
6 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.26%) C#
8 2 (5.26%) Java 8
9 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.63%) ES6
9 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Kibana
1 12 (31.58%) Kubernetes
2 11 (28.95%) Grafana
2 11 (28.95%) Graphite
3 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (21.05%) Ansible
5 6 (15.79%) Puppet
6 4 (10.53%) OpenView
6 4 (10.53%) SCOM
6 4 (10.53%) Terraform
6 4 (10.53%) ZABBIX
7 3 (7.89%) Mesos
8 1 (2.63%) logstash
8 1 (2.63%) Packer
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Google
2 11 (28.95%) Splunk
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.63%) Progress