Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 February 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 162 192
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 0
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 36 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.89% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.06% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 47 43
North West median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - +26.23%
10th Percentile £326 £360 £341
90th Percentile £515 £563 £523
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -32.50%

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 North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,400 5,001 6,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.33% 84.28% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,838 3,235 4,134
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 167 288
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £26.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.36% -17.71% +67.10%
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £51.50 £51.30
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the North West

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the North West

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the North West over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the North West

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
Manchester +9 28 £430 -4.44% 17
Lancashire +11 4 £363 -9.38%
Merseyside +9 3 £400 -33.33% 1
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 33 (91.67%) TDD
2 31 (86.11%) JavaScript
3 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (58.33%) Scrum
5 19 (52.78%) React
6 17 (47.22%) Refactoring
6 17 (47.22%) Kanban
7 16 (44.44%) Web Services
8 15 (41.67%) C#
9 14 (38.89%) Java
9 14 (38.89%) SQL
9 14 (38.89%) Git (software)
9 14 (38.89%) AngularJS
10 13 (36.11%) MongoDB
10 13 (36.11%) BDD
10 13 (36.11%) MVC
11 12 (33.33%) CSS
11 12 (33.33%) Node.js
11 12 (33.33%) REST
12 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
12 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
12 11 (30.56%) .NET
13 10 (27.78%) HTML
13 10 (27.78%) Selenium
14 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
14 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
15 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
15 8 (22.22%) SOAP
15 8 (22.22%) XML

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) GitHub
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) SMS
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) MongoDB
2 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
3 8 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 8 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 7 (19.44%) CouchDB
5 5 (13.89%) MySQL
6 3 (8.33%) Couchbase
6 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.78%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 10 (27.78%) Selenium
3 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
3 7 (19.44%) JIRA
4 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 6 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 3 (8.33%) Gatling
5 3 (8.33%) JMeter
6 2 (5.56%) Babel
6 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) GitLab
6 2 (5.56%) gulp
6 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
6 2 (5.56%) Mocha
6 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.56%) webpack
7 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (19.44%) .NET Developer
6 6 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
8 4 (11.11%) Lead Developer
8 4 (11.11%) React Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Technical Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Technical Leader
9 3 (8.33%) Agile Developer
9 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
9 3 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (8.33%) Tester
10 2 (5.56%) Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
10 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) React
2 16 (44.44%) Web Services
3 14 (38.89%) AngularJS
4 12 (33.33%) CSS
4 12 (33.33%) Node.js
4 12 (33.33%) REST
5 11 (30.56%) .NET
6 10 (27.78%) HTML
7 8 (22.22%) Ajax
7 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (22.22%) DOM
7 8 (22.22%) RESTful
7 8 (22.22%) SAX
7 8 (22.22%) SOAP
7 8 (22.22%) XML
7 8 (22.22%) XML Schema
8 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (16.67%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) TDD
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) Scrum
4 17 (47.22%) Kanban
4 17 (47.22%) Refactoring
5 13 (36.11%) BDD
5 13 (36.11%) MVC
6 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
7 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
9 6 (16.67%) Web Development
10 5 (13.89%) SDLC
11 4 (11.11%) Migration
11 4 (11.11%) OO
12 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
12 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
12 3 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
12 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) JavaScript
2 15 (41.67%) C#
3 14 (38.89%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) Ruby
4 6 (16.67%) Scala
5 4 (11.11%) Groovy
5 4 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) ES6
7 1 (2.78%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Twitter