Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 177 155
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22 +33
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 63 26 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 0.46% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.55% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 59
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +1.06%
10th Percentile £357 £355 £360
90th Percentile £641 £538 £538
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -45.60% +73.61% -11.11%

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 4,991 4,696 5,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.91% 82.62% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,156 3,025 3,568
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 207 169
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +11 40 £500 +5.26% 20
Lancashire -14 12 £541 +46.78% 1
Cheshire +8 10 £388 -13.89%
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 53 (84.13%) TDD
2 45 (71.43%) Java
3 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (49.21%) BDD
5 28 (44.44%) Java 8
6 26 (41.27%) Kanban
7 24 (38.10%) Spring
7 24 (38.10%) Scrum
8 22 (34.92%) SOA
8 22 (34.92%) Spring Boot
9 21 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 19 (30.16%) Git (software)
10 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
10 19 (30.16%) .NET
10 19 (30.16%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (30.16%) Refactoring
11 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
12 17 (26.98%) Spring Security
13 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
14 15 (23.81%) RESTful
14 15 (23.81%) Microservices
15 14 (22.22%) DevOps
16 13 (20.63%) SQL
17 12 (19.05%) C#
17 12 (19.05%) Wiki
18 10 (15.87%) HTML
18 10 (15.87%) CSS
18 10 (15.87%) MVC
18 10 (15.87%) User Experience
18 10 (15.87%) Amazon AWS

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%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.94%) IaaS
4 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (6.35%) GitHub
4 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) HTTP
2 4 (6.35%) DHCP
2 4 (6.35%) DNS
2 4 (6.35%) FTP
2 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 4 (6.35%) IPsec
2 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
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 19 (30.16%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
3 4 (6.35%) Selenium
4 3 (4.76%) Gatling
4 3 (4.76%) JMeter
4 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.17%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.17%) The Grinder
5 2 (3.17%) Travis CI
5 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.59%) Ant
6 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.59%) Gradle
6 1 (1.59%) Grunt
6 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 2 (3.17%) Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Back Office
2 1 (1.59%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (66.67%) Developer
2 27 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (12.70%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.35%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (6.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Automation Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) Spring
2 22 (34.92%) Spring Boot
3 19 (30.16%) .NET
4 17 (26.98%) Spring Security
5 15 (23.81%) RESTful
6 10 (15.87%) CSS
6 10 (15.87%) HTML
7 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
8 6 (9.52%) React
8 6 (9.52%) REST
8 6 (9.52%) Web Services
9 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.35%) Entity Framework
10 4 (6.35%) Hibernate
10 4 (6.35%) HTML5
10 4 (6.35%) jQuery
11 3 (4.76%) CSS3
11 3 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Wiki
2 10 (15.87%) 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%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (84.13%) TDD
2 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (49.21%) BDD
4 26 (41.27%) Kanban
5 24 (38.10%) Scrum
6 22 (34.92%) SOA
7 21 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 19 (30.16%) Refactoring
9 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
10 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
11 15 (23.81%) Microservices
12 14 (22.22%) DevOps
13 10 (15.87%) MVC
14 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 9 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (11.11%) Coaching
16 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
16 7 (11.11%) OO
16 7 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (71.43%) Java
2 28 (44.44%) Java 8
3 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.63%) SQL
5 12 (19.05%) C#
6 8 (12.70%) Scala
7 7 (11.11%) Groovy
8 5 (7.94%) Clojure
9 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.17%) Python
12 1 (1.59%) PHP
12 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
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
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Docker
1 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Ansible
1 5 (7.94%) Puppet
1 5 (7.94%) Terraform
2 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) Cadence
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