Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 188 172
Rank change year-on-year +25 -16 +22
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 55 17 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.30% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.36% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 64
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £355 £335 £397
90th Percentile £560 £456 £538
England median daily rate £525 £504 £500
% change year-on-year +4.22% +0.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 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 5,139 4,748 6,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.45% 82.56% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,258 2,899 3,898
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 199 185
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +29.63% -1.82%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +19 40 £450 +21.62% 10
Lancashire - 11 £541 -
Cheshire -12 3 £366 - 1
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 51 (92.73%) TDD
2 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (65.45%) Java
4 32 (58.18%) Kanban
5 31 (56.36%) BDD
6 30 (54.55%) Scrum
7 23 (41.82%) Git (software)
7 23 (41.82%) Refactoring
8 19 (34.55%) Test Automation
8 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
9 16 (29.09%) SOA
9 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (27.27%) QA
10 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
11 14 (25.45%) Java 8
12 13 (23.64%) RESTful
12 13 (23.64%) .NET
12 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
12 13 (23.64%) Spring Boot
13 12 (21.82%) Groovy
13 12 (21.82%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (21.82%) Wiki
13 12 (21.82%) JIRA
14 11 (20.00%) Spring
14 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
14 11 (20.00%) OO
15 10 (18.18%) CSS
15 10 (18.18%) Selenium
15 10 (18.18%) Microservices
16 9 (16.36%) Software Delivery

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 8 (14.55%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) GitHub
2 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.27%) IaaS
4 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.64%) BrowserStack
5 2 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) HTTP
2 2 (3.64%) DHCP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) FTP
2 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) IPsec
2 2 (3.64%) SMS
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.27%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.82%) Big Data
6 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.82%) HBase
6 1 (1.82%) MySQL
6 1 (1.82%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.82%) Power BI
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
3 12 (21.82%) JIRA
4 10 (18.18%) Selenium
5 9 (16.36%) JMeter
6 8 (14.55%) Gatling
7 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.45%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.64%) The Grinder
8 2 (3.64%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.82%) GitLab
9 1 (1.82%) Gradle
9 1 (1.82%) Grunt
9 1 (1.82%) gulp
9 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.82%) Maven
9 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Back Office
2 1 (1.82%) Legal
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Developer
2 17 (30.91%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Tester
5 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Automation Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) .NET
1 13 (23.64%) RESTful
1 13 (23.64%) Spring Boot
2 11 (20.00%) Spring
3 10 (18.18%) CSS
4 9 (16.36%) HTML
5 8 (14.55%) Spring Security
6 6 (10.91%) Ajax
6 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.09%) React
8 4 (7.27%) Node.js
9 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.45%) HTML5
9 3 (5.45%) JSON
9 3 (5.45%) REST
9 3 (5.45%) SOAP
9 3 (5.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Wiki
2 8 (14.55%) User Experience
3 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Blog
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (92.73%) TDD
2 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (58.18%) Kanban
4 31 (56.36%) BDD
5 30 (54.55%) Scrum
6 23 (41.82%) Refactoring
7 19 (34.55%) Test Automation
8 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (29.09%) SOA
9 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
10 11 (20.00%) OO
10 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 10 (18.18%) Microservices
12 9 (16.36%) MVC
12 9 (16.36%) OOP
12 9 (16.36%) Software Delivery
13 7 (12.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
13 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (65.45%) Java
2 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.45%) Java 8
4 12 (21.82%) Groovy
5 9 (16.36%) C#
6 8 (14.55%) Scala
6 8 (14.55%) SQL
7 7 (12.73%) Clojure
8 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.82%) Java 9
9 1 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (3.64%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Puppet
1 3 (5.45%) Terraform
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 2 (3.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Google
2 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.82%) Tableau