Period
to 18 October 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 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 180 156
Rank change year-on-year +25 -24 +29
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 63 20 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.36% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.43% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 17 72
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £352 £363 £373
90th Percentile £639 £508 £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
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year -47.20% - -

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 4,929 4,620 6,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.25% 82.25% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,100 2,895 3,895
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 196 191
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +42.86% -29.33%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.86 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 October 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 October 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 +12 38 £500 +11.11% 12
Lancashire - 14 £550 - 3
Cheshire - 10 £388 - 1
Pair Programming
England

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

1 56 (88.89%) TDD
2 47 (74.60%) Java
3 43 (68.25%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (57.14%) BDD
5 32 (50.79%) Kanban
6 29 (46.03%) Java 8
7 28 (44.44%) Scrum
8 24 (38.10%) Spring
8 24 (38.10%) Git (software)
8 24 (38.10%) Spring Boot
9 23 (36.51%) Software Engineering
9 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
10 21 (33.33%) SOA
10 21 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (33.33%) Refactoring
11 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
12 18 (28.57%) Spring Security
13 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
14 15 (23.81%) Wiki
14 15 (23.81%) .NET
15 13 (20.63%) SQL
15 13 (20.63%) CSS
16 12 (19.05%) HTML
16 12 (19.05%) RESTful
17 11 (17.46%) User Experience
17 11 (17.46%) Microservices
17 11 (17.46%) C#
17 11 (17.46%) MVC
17 11 (17.46%) QA
18 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (6.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.94%) IaaS
3 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.17%) GitHub
4 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) HTTP
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) DHCP
2 2 (3.17%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) FTP
2 2 (3.17%) IPsec
2 2 (3.17%) SMS
2 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.59%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.59%) HBase
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.59%) Power BI
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 24 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
2 8 (12.70%) JIRA
3 5 (7.94%) Selenium
4 4 (6.35%) JMeter
5 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.76%) Gatling
5 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.17%) The Grinder
6 2 (3.17%) Travis CI
6 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.59%) Ant
7 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.59%) Grunt
7 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.59%) Maven
7 1 (1.59%) RSpec
7 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Back Office
2 1 (1.59%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (68.25%) Developer
2 28 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 7 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Automation Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.17%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (3.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) QA Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) Spring
1 24 (38.10%) Spring Boot
2 18 (28.57%) Spring Security
3 15 (23.81%) .NET
4 13 (20.63%) CSS
5 12 (19.05%) HTML
5 12 (19.05%) RESTful
6 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
6 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (12.70%) React
7 7 (11.11%) REST
8 6 (9.52%) Ajax
8 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
8 6 (9.52%) Web Services
9 5 (7.94%) jQuery
10 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.35%) Entity Framework
10 4 (6.35%) Hibernate
10 4 (6.35%) Node.js
11 3 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Wiki
2 11 (17.46%) User Experience
3 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Blog
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (88.89%) TDD
2 43 (68.25%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (57.14%) BDD
4 32 (50.79%) Kanban
5 28 (44.44%) Scrum
6 23 (36.51%) Software Engineering
7 21 (33.33%) Refactoring
7 21 (33.33%) SOA
8 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
9 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
10 11 (17.46%) Microservices
10 11 (17.46%) MVC
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (12.70%) DevOps
12 8 (12.70%) Mentoring
12 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (12.70%) Software Delivery
13 7 (11.11%) Coaching
13 7 (11.11%) OO
14 6 (9.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (74.60%) Java
2 29 (46.03%) Java 8
3 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.63%) SQL
5 11 (17.46%) C#
6 9 (14.29%) Groovy
7 6 (9.52%) Scala
8 4 (6.35%) Clojure
9 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.59%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Puppet
2 3 (4.76%) Ansible
2 3 (4.76%) Terraform
3 2 (3.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.59%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Pega
3 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.59%) Tableau