Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 212 258
Rank change year-on-year -11 +46 -24
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 38 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.48% 0.42% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.50% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 6
Midlands median daily rate £425 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +23.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £341 £460 £313
90th Percentile £536 £545 £538
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 6,619 6,611 8,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.27% 84.47% 83.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,047 4,159 4,997
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 246 182
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +24.30% -15.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.62
90th Percentile £38.25 £52.50 £40.27
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 September 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 22 September 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 -21 20 £470 - 10
East Midlands +6 18 £380 -27.62% 5
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 34 (89.47%) TDD
2 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (71.05%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
4 26 (68.42%) Scrum
5 25 (65.79%) DevOps
6 22 (57.89%) Jenkins
7 20 (52.63%) Selenium
7 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
8 19 (50.00%) Java
9 18 (47.37%) Kanban
10 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
11 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
11 14 (36.84%) Docker
12 13 (34.21%) Node.js
12 13 (34.21%) Subversion
12 13 (34.21%) Google
13 12 (31.58%) Maven
13 12 (31.58%) Bitbucket
13 12 (31.58%) MongoDB
13 12 (31.58%) Microservices
14 11 (28.95%) Artifactory
14 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (28.95%) NoSQL
15 10 (26.32%) Confluence
15 10 (26.32%) REST
15 10 (26.32%) Domain-Driven Design
15 10 (26.32%) Spring
15 10 (26.32%) JIRA
15 10 (26.32%) Play Framework

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 10 (26.32%) Confluence
2 5 (13.16%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (13.16%) JBoss
3 4 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.63%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (21.05%) GitHub
3 7 (18.42%) Google Analytics
3 7 (18.42%) Slack
4 6 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (13.16%) OpenShift
6 4 (10.53%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) MongoDB
2 11 (28.95%) NoSQL
3 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (7.89%) Big Data
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.63%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
2 20 (52.63%) Selenium
3 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
4 13 (34.21%) Subversion
5 12 (31.58%) Bitbucket
5 12 (31.58%) Maven
6 11 (28.95%) Artifactory
7 10 (26.32%) JIRA
8 8 (21.05%) JUnit
8 8 (21.05%) LoadUI
8 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
9 7 (18.42%) Gatling
9 7 (18.42%) gulp
9 7 (18.42%) IntelliJ
9 7 (18.42%) Sublime Text
9 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
10 6 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Java Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Scala Developer
3 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Programmer
4 3 (7.89%) Scrum Master
5 2 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Agile Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Node.js
2 10 (26.32%) Play Framework
2 10 (26.32%) REST
2 10 (26.32%) Spring
3 9 (23.68%) React
4 8 (21.05%) Gherkin
5 7 (18.42%) CSS
5 7 (18.42%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) HTML5
5 7 (18.42%) LESS
5 7 (18.42%) Sass
5 7 (18.42%) YAML
6 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 5 (13.16%) .NET
7 5 (13.16%) Ajax
7 5 (13.16%) Java EE
8 3 (7.89%) Akka
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (7.89%) Kafka
8 3 (7.89%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Mac OS
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) TDD
2 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (71.05%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (68.42%) Scrum
4 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
5 25 (65.79%) DevOps
6 18 (47.37%) Kanban
7 12 (31.58%) Microservices
8 10 (26.32%) Domain-Driven Design
9 9 (23.68%) BDD
10 8 (21.05%) ATDD
11 7 (18.42%) Analytics
11 7 (18.42%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (18.42%) Prototyping
11 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
11 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
12 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (15.79%) SDLC
13 5 (13.16%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.68%) Scala
4 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
4 7 (18.42%) Groovy
4 7 (18.42%) Ruby
5 5 (13.16%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) Python
6 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) ES6
7 2 (5.26%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (23.68%) Kubernetes
3 8 (21.05%) Kibana
4 7 (18.42%) Ansible
4 7 (18.42%) Grafana
4 7 (18.42%) Graphite
5 6 (15.79%) Puppet
5 6 (15.79%) Terraform
6 4 (10.53%) OpenView
6 4 (10.53%) SCOM
6 4 (10.53%) ZABBIX
7 3 (7.89%) Mesos
8 1 (2.63%) logstash
8 1 (2.63%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Google
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) Splunk
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.53%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Progress
7 2 (5.26%) MuleSoft
7 2 (5.26%) Pega
8 1 (2.63%) Xamarin