Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 165 187
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 -17
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 16 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 14
Scotland median daily rate £425 £260 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.46% -31.80% +1.67%
10th Percentile £391 £213 £354
90th Percentile £589 £427 £425
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +3.50% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -42.96%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Scotland

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pair Programming in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Scotland

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in Scotland

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -1 8 £420 -20.00% 1
Glasgow - 4 £425 -
Moray - 1 £488 -
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 10 (62.50%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (37.50%) REST
4 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) Microservices
4 6 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (25.00%) Apache
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) SOAP
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (25.00%) J2EE
6 4 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) Apache CXF
7 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
7 3 (18.75%) OSGi
7 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) OAuth2
7 3 (18.75%) HATEOAS
7 3 (18.75%) Apache Camel

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (18.75%) JBoss
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Maven
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
1 9 (56.25%) Java Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Coach
3 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) REST
2 5 (31.25%) Spring
3 4 (25.00%) Apache CXF
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) J2EE
3 4 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (18.75%) Apache Camel
4 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
4 3 (18.75%) HATEOAS
4 3 (18.75%) JDBC
4 3 (18.75%) JMS
4 3 (18.75%) OAuth2
4 3 (18.75%) OSGi
4 3 (18.75%) React
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) Spring Boot
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.25%) Java EE
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) DC/OS
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Microservices
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Programming
4 3 (18.75%) OOD
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Brooklyn
1 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
1 3 (18.75%) Marathon
1 3 (18.75%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle