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 3 months to 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 143 121
Rank change year-on-year +42 -22  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 12 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.14% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.16% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 12
Median daily rate £425 £243 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.25% -37.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £260 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1809 2511 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.45% 85.44% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1429 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 65
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pair Programming in Scotland

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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 3 months to 27 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
Edinburgh - 6 £425 -
Glasgow - 3 £425 -
Moray - 1 £488 -
Pair Programming
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) J2EE
3 15 (60.00%) Linux
4 14 (56.00%) JDBC
4 14 (56.00%) Scala
5 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
5 13 (52.00%) Scrum
5 13 (52.00%) JIRA
5 13 (52.00%) JBoss
5 13 (52.00%) SOA
5 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
5 13 (52.00%) Microservices
6 12 (48.00%) JMS
6 12 (48.00%) TDD
7 11 (44.00%) Maven
7 11 (44.00%) Apache CXF
7 11 (44.00%) REST
7 11 (44.00%) Gherkin
7 11 (44.00%) SOAP
7 11 (44.00%) Apache Camel
8 10 (40.00%) Play Framework
8 10 (40.00%) Front End Development
8 10 (40.00%) HTML
8 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 10 (40.00%) SQL
8 10 (40.00%) CSS
8 10 (40.00%) SAML
8 10 (40.00%) MVC
8 10 (40.00%) Web Design
8 10 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design

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 13 (52.00%) JBoss
2 5 (20.00%) Apache
3 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
1 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
1 13 (52.00%) JIRA
2 11 (44.00%) Maven
3 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (32.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) AWS Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Scala Developer
5 2 (8.00%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
5 2 (8.00%) TIBCO Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Coach
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) J2EE
2 14 (56.00%) JDBC
3 12 (48.00%) JMS
4 11 (44.00%) Apache Camel
4 11 (44.00%) Apache CXF
4 11 (44.00%) Gherkin
4 11 (44.00%) REST
4 11 (44.00%) SOAP
5 10 (40.00%) CSS
5 10 (40.00%) Ehcache
5 10 (40.00%) HTML
5 10 (40.00%) Play Framework
5 10 (40.00%) SAML
6 8 (32.00%) OSGi
7 5 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 5 (20.00%) Java EE
7 5 (20.00%) Spring
8 3 (12.00%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.00%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Microservices
2 13 (52.00%) Scrum
2 13 (52.00%) SOA
3 12 (48.00%) TDD
4 10 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 10 (40.00%) MVC
4 10 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (40.00%) Web Design
5 8 (32.00%) DevOps
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (16.00%) BDD
8 4 (16.00%) Coaching
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 2 (8.00%) OO
10 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Scala
2 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (8.00%) TIBCO