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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 126 132
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 11 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 1.01% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.23% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 11
North West median daily rate £388 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00%  
10th Percentile £325 £397 £306
90th Percentile £456 £538 £500
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 - -

Pair Programming is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2388 3085 2921
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.78% 82.07% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5096 7691 6241
North West median daily rate £413 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
10th Percentile £294 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £568
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 238 299
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
10th Percentile £12.79 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.73 £57.25
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

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
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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 8 £365 -27.00% 2
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 18 (75.00%) Java
3 15 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 14 (58.33%) Scrum
5 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 10 (41.67%) Spring
7 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
7 9 (37.50%) REST
8 8 (33.33%) BDD
8 8 (33.33%) RESTful
8 8 (33.33%) CSS
8 8 (33.33%) XML
9 7 (29.17%) HTML
9 7 (29.17%) NoSQL
9 7 (29.17%) Node.js
10 6 (25.00%) Scala
10 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (25.00%) SQL
10 6 (25.00%) Web Services
10 6 (25.00%) Linux
10 6 (25.00%) MVC
11 5 (20.83%) Ruby
11 5 (20.83%) Ajax
11 5 (20.83%) DOM
11 5 (20.83%) Python
11 5 (20.83%) OO
11 5 (20.83%) XML Schema
11 5 (20.83%) SAX
11 5 (20.83%) SOAP

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 (12.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 7 (29.17%) NoSQL
3 5 (20.83%) MySQL
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (12.50%) CouchDB
5 3 (12.50%) Neo4j
5 3 (12.50%) Riak
6 2 (8.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.17%) Gradle
4 1 (4.17%) gulp
4 1 (4.17%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.17%) JProfiler
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Maven
4 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.17%) ProC
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 15 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Node.js Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.17%) Java Scala Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Principal .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Principal Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Scala Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Spring
2 9 (37.50%) REST
3 8 (33.33%) CSS
3 8 (33.33%) RESTful
3 8 (33.33%) XML
4 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 7 (29.17%) Node.js
5 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) Ajax
6 5 (20.83%) DOM
6 5 (20.83%) SAX
6 5 (20.83%) SOAP
6 5 (20.83%) Spring MVC
6 5 (20.83%) XML Schema
7 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (16.67%) jQuery
8 3 (12.50%) FFmpeg
8 3 (12.50%) GStreamer
8 3 (12.50%) JSON
8 3 (12.50%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Wiki
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 14 (58.33%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (25.00%) MVC
5 5 (20.83%) Kanban
5 5 (20.83%) OO
5 5 (20.83%) Refactoring
5 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.67%) Web Development
7 3 (12.50%) DevOps
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (8.33%) Microservices
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
8 2 (8.33%) SEO
9 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 15 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) Scala
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) Groovy
4 5 (20.83%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Clojure
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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