Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 163 187
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 +17
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 45 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.75% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 42
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.60% +9.41%
10th Percentile £309 £320 £365
90th Percentile £525 £556 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +89.19% - -

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 4,979 4,528 6,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.68% 83.57% 83.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,128 2,794 3,903
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £241 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 200 232
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £35.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.87% +19.33% +32.22%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £49.58
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 41 £425 +6.25% 9
Lancashire -4 4 £363 -9.38%
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (97.78%) TDD
2 32 (71.11%) JavaScript
3 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (62.22%) Kanban
5 26 (57.78%) Scrum
5 26 (57.78%) Refactoring
6 22 (48.89%) BDD
6 22 (48.89%) Java
7 19 (42.22%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
8 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
9 15 (33.33%) Selenium
9 15 (33.33%) SQL
9 15 (33.33%) CSS
10 14 (31.11%) C#
10 14 (31.11%) HTML
10 14 (31.11%) Web Services
10 14 (31.11%) React
11 13 (28.89%) REST
11 13 (28.89%) MVC
12 12 (26.67%) AngularJS
12 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
13 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
13 11 (24.44%) .NET
13 11 (24.44%) Ajax
13 11 (24.44%) JIRA
13 11 (24.44%) Groovy
13 11 (24.44%) MongoDB
14 10 (22.22%) RESTful
14 10 (22.22%) JMeter

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 9 (20.00%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) GitHub
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) BrowserStack
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) MongoDB
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (17.78%) NoSQL
4 6 (13.33%) CouchDB
5 5 (11.11%) MySQL
6 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
7 3 (6.67%) Couchbase
8 2 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (2.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (33.33%) Selenium
3 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (24.44%) JIRA
5 10 (22.22%) JMeter
6 9 (20.00%) Gatling
7 5 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 5 (11.11%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.22%) RSpec
10 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Java Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (17.78%) C# Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Automation Tester
5 7 (15.56%) Tester
6 6 (13.33%) .NET Developer
7 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Lead Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Technical Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Technical Leader
9 3 (6.67%) Agile Developer
9 3 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (6.67%) QA Tester
10 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Lead
10 2 (4.44%) React Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Salesforce Analyst
10 2 (4.44%) Senior Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) CSS
2 14 (31.11%) HTML
2 14 (31.11%) React
2 14 (31.11%) Web Services
3 13 (28.89%) REST
4 12 (26.67%) AngularJS
5 11 (24.44%) .NET
5 11 (24.44%) Ajax
6 10 (22.22%) RESTful
7 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (20.00%) Node.js
8 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (17.78%) DOM
8 8 (17.78%) SAX
8 8 (17.78%) SOAP
8 8 (17.78%) XML
8 8 (17.78%) XML Schema
9 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (11.11%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Algorithms
1 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.11%) Wiki
3 4 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (97.78%) TDD
2 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (62.22%) Kanban
4 26 (57.78%) Refactoring
4 26 (57.78%) Scrum
5 22 (48.89%) BDD
6 19 (42.22%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
8 13 (28.89%) MVC
9 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
11 8 (17.78%) Migration
11 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
12 7 (15.56%) OO
12 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
13 6 (13.33%) Asset Management
13 6 (13.33%) Data Migration
14 5 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (11.11%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) JavaScript
2 22 (48.89%) Java
3 15 (33.33%) SQL
4 14 (31.11%) C#
5 11 (24.44%) Groovy
6 9 (20.00%) Scala
7 6 (13.33%) Ruby
8 4 (8.89%) Clojure
8 4 (8.89%) Python
9 1 (2.22%) Java 8
9 1 (2.22%) Java 9
9 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore