Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 164 183
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 -16
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 28 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.84% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.98% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 20
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £350 £354 £325
90th Percentile £619 £564 £456
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +68.67% -

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 4,570 5,302 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.56% 85.64% 83.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,989 3,332 2,869
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 262 218
North West median hourly rate £25.50 £24.13 £36.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.70% -34.33% +34.82%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.52 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.04 £52.65
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.49
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.14% +4.22%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 -5 26 £500 +8.11% 20
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) TDD
3 18 (64.29%) Java
3 18 (64.29%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) Microservices
4 16 (57.14%) Java 8
5 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (46.43%) Docker
6 13 (46.43%) Unix
6 13 (46.43%) Web Development
7 12 (42.86%) Web Design
7 12 (42.86%) Kubernetes
7 12 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (39.29%) Mockito
8 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
8 11 (39.29%) Linux
8 11 (39.29%) Mac OS X
9 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
10 9 (32.14%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (32.14%) MongoDB
10 9 (32.14%) JAX-RS
11 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 6 (21.43%) .NET
13 5 (17.86%) MVC
13 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
13 5 (17.86%) CSS
13 5 (17.86%) C#
13 5 (17.86%) HTML

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 (14.29%) Umbraco
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.57%) Kentico
3 1 (3.57%) Magnolia
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) MongoDB
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Mockito
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.14%) Hamcrest
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) JUnit
4 2 (7.14%) Maven
4 2 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 18 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (10.71%) AWS Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Azure Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Web Developer
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Games Developer
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) ActiveMQ
1 9 (32.14%) JAX-RS
2 6 (21.43%) .NET
3 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
3 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) HTML5
4 4 (14.29%) Spring
5 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
5 3 (10.71%) CSS3
5 3 (10.71%) Entity Framework
5 3 (10.71%) jQuery
5 3 (10.71%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (10.71%) RESTful
5 3 (10.71%) Sass
5 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.14%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (7.14%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Unix
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) TDD
3 18 (64.29%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) Microservices
5 13 (46.43%) Web Development
6 12 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (42.86%) Web Design
7 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (17.86%) MVC
8 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Kanban
9 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (10.71%) DevOps
10 3 (10.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (10.71%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) SDLC
10 3 (10.71%) Strategic Thinking
11 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Java 8
3 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (10.71%) ES6
7 2 (7.14%) Scala
7 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Sitecore