Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 229 248
Rank change year-on-year +16 +19 -12
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 34 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.45% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 11
Midlands median daily rate £460 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.13% -6.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £413
90th Percentile £560 £533 £600
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% +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 6,593 6,723 7,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 86.42% 84.49% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,150 4,239 4,494
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £243 £240
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.21% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 243 239
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +16.67% +1.41%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £39.00
England median hourly rate £23.94 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% -4.00% +8.70%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 +6 26 £510 +8.51% 10
East Midlands +20 8 £360 +20.00% 11
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 28 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 26 (76.47%) Scrum
3 25 (73.53%) DevOps
4 23 (67.65%) Jenkins
5 22 (64.71%) Selenium
5 22 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (61.76%) TDD
7 20 (58.82%) Java
7 20 (58.82%) Microservices
8 19 (55.88%) Cucumber
9 18 (52.94%) Node.js
9 18 (52.94%) Confluence
9 18 (52.94%) CSS
9 18 (52.94%) JIRA
10 17 (50.00%) HTML
10 17 (50.00%) Service Delivery
10 17 (50.00%) HTML5
10 17 (50.00%) MongoDB
10 17 (50.00%) Docker
11 16 (47.06%) IntelliJ
11 16 (47.06%) Ruby
12 15 (44.12%) QA
12 15 (44.12%) REST
12 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
13 14 (41.18%) Git (software)
13 14 (41.18%) Scala
13 14 (41.18%) Gherkin
13 14 (41.18%) Play Framework
13 14 (41.18%) Sass

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 18 (52.94%) Confluence
2 4 (11.76%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) GitHub
1 13 (38.24%) Google Analytics
2 12 (35.29%) Slack
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.88%) Serverless
5 1 (2.94%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Jenkins
2 22 (64.71%) Selenium
3 19 (55.88%) Cucumber
4 18 (52.94%) JIRA
5 16 (47.06%) IntelliJ
6 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
7 14 (41.18%) Gatling
7 14 (41.18%) Git (software)
7 14 (41.18%) gulp
8 13 (38.24%) Artifactory
8 13 (38.24%) Sublime Text
8 13 (38.24%) Visual Studio Code
9 9 (26.47%) Maven
10 7 (20.59%) JUnit
10 7 (20.59%) Subversion
11 5 (14.71%) Bitbucket
11 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
12 4 (11.76%) LoadUI
12 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
13 3 (8.82%) Gradle
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 15 (44.12%) Java Developer
3 13 (38.24%) Scala Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.82%) DevOps Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) React Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior React Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) CSS
1 18 (52.94%) Node.js
2 17 (50.00%) HTML
2 17 (50.00%) HTML5
3 15 (44.12%) REST
4 14 (41.18%) Gherkin
4 14 (41.18%) LESS
4 14 (41.18%) Play Framework
4 14 (41.18%) Sass
5 13 (38.24%) YAML
6 12 (35.29%) Ajax
6 12 (35.29%) Spring
7 9 (26.47%) AngularJS
8 8 (23.53%) Hibernate
8 8 (23.53%) J2EE
8 8 (23.53%) jQuery
8 8 (23.53%) Spring MVC
9 7 (20.59%) Spring Boot
10 4 (11.76%) RESTful
10 4 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
1 3 (8.82%) Mainframe
1 3 (8.82%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Mac OS
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 26 (76.47%) Scrum
3 25 (73.53%) DevOps
4 22 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (61.76%) TDD
6 20 (58.82%) Microservices
7 17 (50.00%) Service Delivery
8 14 (41.18%) Prototyping
9 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (38.24%) Analytics
10 12 (35.29%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (35.29%) Domain-Driven Design
10 12 (35.29%) MVC
11 5 (14.71%) Co-Creation
11 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
11 5 (14.71%) Kanban
11 5 (14.71%) Open Source
11 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
12 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 20 (58.82%) Java
3 16 (47.06%) Ruby
4 14 (41.18%) Scala
5 13 (38.24%) Groovy
6 12 (35.29%) Bash Shell
7 7 (20.59%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Java 8
9 4 (11.76%) TypeScript
10 2 (5.88%) C#
10 2 (5.88%) Perl
10 2 (5.88%) Python
11 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Grafana
1 13 (38.24%) Graphite
1 13 (38.24%) Kibana
2 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (11.76%) Terraform
4 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
4 3 (8.82%) Puppet
5 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Google
2 13 (38.24%) Splunk
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) CA Agile Central