Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 153 190
Rank change year-on-year -33 +37 -6
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 20 75 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 1.10% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.31% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 67 45
North West median daily rate £431 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.21% - +35.71%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £345
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
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 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -27 11 £475 -5.00% 7
Merseyside - 7 £400 -
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (85.00%) TDD
2 14 (70.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (45.00%) React
5 7 (35.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (30.00%) Web Development
6 6 (30.00%) RESTful
6 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (30.00%) BDD
6 6 (30.00%) Node.js
7 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 5 (25.00%) Kanban
7 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (25.00%) Spring
7 5 (25.00%) JSON
7 5 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) CSS
8 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (20.00%) SMS
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (15.00%) MongoDB

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 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Babel
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) GitLab
4 2 (10.00%) gulp
4 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (10.00%) Mocha
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) webpack
5 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) Gradle
5 1 (5.00%) JProfiler
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) React
2 6 (30.00%) Node.js
2 6 (30.00%) RESTful
3 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (25.00%) JSON
3 5 (25.00%) Spring
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) Jest
5 2 (10.00%) Redux
5 2 (10.00%) Sass
5 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
5 2 (10.00%) SVG
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
6 1 (5.00%) CSS3
6 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (85.00%) TDD
2 14 (70.00%) Scrum
3 6 (30.00%) BDD
3 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Web Development
4 5 (25.00%) Kanban
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) MVC
6 3 (15.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
8 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) ECMAScript
4 2 (10.00%) ES6
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Twitter