The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 27 March 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 139 148
Rank change year-on-year +19 +9  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 16 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.043% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £338 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2101 2318 2482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.62% 79.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1527 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 137 87
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the South West

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the South West

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Somerset +9 9 £338 +8.87% 2
Bristol - 4 £438 - 2
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) TDD
3 19 (70.37%) Scrum
3 19 (70.37%) Unit Testing
4 15 (55.56%) Git (software)
4 15 (55.56%) MVC
5 12 (44.44%) C#
5 12 (44.44%) Java
5 12 (44.44%) .NET
6 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
6 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) HTML
7 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
7 10 (37.04%) Spring
8 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 9 (33.33%) CSS
8 9 (33.33%) XML
9 8 (29.63%) Web Services
9 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
9 8 (29.63%) ATG
9 8 (29.63%) Hibernate
9 8 (29.63%) Subversion
9 8 (29.63%) WPF
9 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (29.63%) Kanban
9 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
10 7 (25.93%) RESTful
10 7 (25.93%) Mercurial
10 7 (25.93%) JSON

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (14.81%) NServiceBus
2 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) GitHub
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (29.63%) Subversion
2 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (25.93%) Mercurial
4 6 (22.22%) Ant
4 6 (22.22%) Apache Buildr
4 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 6 (22.22%) jMock
4 6 (22.22%) JUnit
4 6 (22.22%) Maven
5 5 (18.52%) Gradle
5 5 (18.52%) IntelliJ
6 2 (7.41%) JIRA
6 2 (7.41%) Selenium
6 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.70%) Mockito
7 1 (3.70%) WATIR
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Architect
4 5 (18.52%) Technical Architect
5 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Angular Developer
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Polyglot Developer
8 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Architect
8 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Java Scala Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 1 (3.70%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) HTML
3 10 (37.04%) Spring
4 9 (33.33%) CSS
4 9 (33.33%) XML
5 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
5 8 (29.63%) Hibernate
5 8 (29.63%) Web Services
5 8 (29.63%) WPF
6 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
6 7 (25.93%) Ajax
6 7 (25.93%) JSON
6 7 (25.93%) RESTful
6 7 (25.93%) SOAP
7 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (22.22%) EJB
7 6 (22.22%) JSF
7 6 (22.22%) JSP
7 6 (22.22%) Struts
8 4 (14.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) RIA
1 5 (18.52%) Web 2.0
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) TDD
3 19 (70.37%) Scrum
3 19 (70.37%) Unit Testing
4 15 (55.56%) MVC
5 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (29.63%) Kanban
8 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
8 7 (25.93%) Refactoring
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (22.22%) DevOps
9 6 (22.22%) XML Parsing
10 5 (18.52%) Line Management
10 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (11.11%) Front End Development
11 3 (11.11%) Open Source
12 2 (7.41%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C#
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) Scala
4 2 (7.41%) Clojure
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Groovy
5 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) ATG
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) BEA
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
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