The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 22 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 6 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.91% 2.87% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £363 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 163 190 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 79.13% 77.87% 78.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 97 168
Median daily rate £400 £378 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +4.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 29
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.83 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Somerset

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in Somerset over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in Somerset

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 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
Taunton - 2 £350 -
Yeovil - 2 £475 -
Bath -3 1 - -
Pair Programming
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) Scrum
3 13 (86.67%) MVC
3 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
4 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
4 12 (80.00%) TDD
5 10 (66.67%) Ajax
5 10 (66.67%) HTML
5 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (66.67%) CSS
5 10 (66.67%) SOAP
5 10 (66.67%) Web Services
6 9 (60.00%) XML
6 9 (60.00%) SQL
6 9 (60.00%) Java
6 9 (60.00%) Oracle
6 9 (60.00%) ATG
6 9 (60.00%) Hibernate
6 9 (60.00%) Subversion
6 9 (60.00%) Spring
6 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (53.33%) Ansible
7 8 (53.33%) Docker
7 8 (53.33%) Apache Buildr
7 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
7 8 (53.33%) XML Parsing
7 8 (53.33%) JSF
7 8 (53.33%) Maven
7 8 (53.33%) JSON
7 8 (53.33%) Refactoring

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) NServiceBus
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (60.00%) Subversion
2 8 (53.33%) Ant
2 8 (53.33%) Apache Buildr
2 8 (53.33%) Eclipse
2 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (53.33%) jMock
2 8 (53.33%) JUnit
2 8 (53.33%) Maven
2 8 (53.33%) Mercurial
3 7 (46.67%) Gradle
3 7 (46.67%) IntelliJ
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) MSTest
5 1 (6.67%) NUnit
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) WATIR
5 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Technical Architect
3 6 (40.00%) Developer
4 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Architect
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Ajax
1 10 (66.67%) CSS
1 10 (66.67%) HTML
1 10 (66.67%) SOAP
1 10 (66.67%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 9 (60.00%) Spring
2 9 (60.00%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) EJB
3 8 (53.33%) JSF
3 8 (53.33%) JSON
3 8 (53.33%) JSP
3 8 (53.33%) RESTful
3 8 (53.33%) Struts
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (26.67%) WPF
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) JPA
6 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) RIA
1 7 (46.67%) Web 2.0
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) Scrum
3 13 (86.67%) MVC
3 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
4 12 (80.00%) TDD
4 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
5 8 (53.33%) Refactoring
5 8 (53.33%) XML Parsing
6 7 (46.67%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (33.33%) BDD
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (6.67%) ATDD
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
9 1 (6.67%) Kanban
9 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
9 1 (6.67%) UML
9 1 (6.67%) User Stories
9 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) ATG
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) BEA
2 1 (6.67%) hybris
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft