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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
England / North West
Rank 115 136 147
Rank change year-on-year +21 +11  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 16 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.57% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.70% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 4
Median daily rate £425 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

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 2142 3164 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.44% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1915 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 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 +4 7 £400 -11.11% 5
Lancashire +21 4 £400 +18.51%
Merseyside - 4 £600 -
Cheshire +25 2 £423 +16.55%
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 35 (92.11%) Java
2 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (81.58%) TDD
4 20 (52.63%) Scrum
5 18 (47.37%) BDD
6 16 (42.11%) Scala
7 14 (36.84%) RESTful
7 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (36.84%) Spring
7 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
8 12 (31.58%) Ruby
9 11 (28.95%) NoSQL
9 11 (28.95%) Node.js
9 11 (28.95%) HTML
9 11 (28.95%) CSS
10 10 (26.32%) Python
10 10 (26.32%) REST
10 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
10 10 (26.32%) Groovy
11 9 (23.68%) OO
11 9 (23.68%) Microservices
12 8 (21.05%) Software Delivery
12 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
12 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
12 8 (21.05%) XML
12 8 (21.05%) SQL
12 8 (21.05%) J2EE
12 8 (21.05%) Kanban
13 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
13 7 (18.42%) Linux

Pair Programming
Top Related 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 (7.89%) Apache
1 3 (7.89%) Apache Spark
1 3 (7.89%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.53%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) NoSQL
2 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
3 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.89%) CouchDB
5 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.89%) HDInsight
5 3 (7.89%) Neo4j
5 3 (7.89%) Riak
5 3 (7.89%) Spark SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Big Data
6 2 (5.26%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.26%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
3 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) NUnit
5 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 25 (65.79%) Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Agile Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Java Scala Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Scala Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Scala Developer
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Principal .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Principal Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Principal Java Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Developer in Test
8 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) RESTful
1 14 (36.84%) Spring
2 11 (28.95%) CSS
2 11 (28.95%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) Node.js
3 10 (26.32%) REST
4 8 (21.05%) J2EE
4 8 (21.05%) XML
5 6 (15.79%) CSS3
5 6 (15.79%) HTML5
5 6 (15.79%) JSON
5 6 (15.79%) Web Services
6 5 (13.16%) Ajax
6 5 (13.16%) DOM
6 5 (13.16%) SAX
6 5 (13.16%) SOAP
6 5 (13.16%) XML Schema
7 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.53%) Spring MVC
8 3 (7.89%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 2 (5.26%) User Experience
1 2 (5.26%) Wiki
2 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (81.58%) TDD
3 20 (52.63%) Scrum
4 18 (47.37%) BDD
5 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.68%) Microservices
6 9 (23.68%) OO
7 8 (21.05%) Kanban
7 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 8 (21.05%) Software Delivery
8 7 (18.42%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.79%) SOA
10 5 (13.16%) Refactoring
10 5 (13.16%) SDLC
11 4 (10.53%) Concurrent Programming
11 4 (10.53%) Low Latency
11 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
11 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (92.11%) Java
2 16 (42.11%) Scala
3 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 12 (31.58%) Ruby
5 10 (26.32%) Groovy
5 10 (26.32%) Python
6 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) Clojure
8 4 (10.53%) C#
9 3 (7.89%) F#
10 2 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) ATG
2 3 (7.89%) hybris
3 2 (5.26%) Google
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) VMware