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 29 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
England > South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 128 138
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 30 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.10% 0.43% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.55% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 3
South West median daily rate £420 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.56%  
10th Percentile £320 £318 £340
90th Percentile £460 £488 £540
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 2237 2378 2464
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.82% 78.98% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5228 5569 5784
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
10th Percentile £270 £275 £275
90th Percentile £569 £613 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 282 301
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
10th Percentile £17.00 £19.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.23 £55.00
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 29 June 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 29 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
Devon +4 11 £438 +38.88%
Somerset -8 6 £363 -3.33%
Bristol -5 4 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £420 -
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) TDD
2 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
3 27 (58.70%) Scrum
3 27 (58.70%) SQL
4 25 (54.35%) Git (software)
5 24 (52.17%) Unit Testing
5 24 (52.17%) JavaScript
5 24 (52.17%) HTML
6 22 (47.83%) MVC
7 20 (43.48%) .NET
7 20 (43.48%) Jenkins
8 19 (41.30%) CSS
8 19 (41.30%) Software Engineering
9 17 (36.96%) JSON
10 16 (34.78%) XML
10 16 (34.78%) Docker
11 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
12 14 (30.43%) Java
12 14 (30.43%) Ajax
12 14 (30.43%) QA
13 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
13 13 (28.26%) C#
13 13 (28.26%) Web Services
14 12 (26.09%) Python
14 12 (26.09%) WPF
15 11 (23.91%) SOAP
15 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
15 11 (23.91%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (21.74%) ATG

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 9 (19.57%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.35%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.35%) GitHub
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (54.35%) Git (software)
2 20 (43.48%) Jenkins
3 10 (21.74%) Subversion
4 9 (19.57%) Mercurial
5 8 (17.39%) Ant
5 8 (17.39%) Apache Buildr
5 8 (17.39%) Eclipse
5 8 (17.39%) jMock
5 8 (17.39%) JUnit
5 8 (17.39%) Maven
6 7 (15.22%) Gradle
6 7 (15.22%) IntelliJ
6 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
7 3 (6.52%) Selenium
7 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.35%) JIRA
8 2 (4.35%) MSTest
8 2 (4.35%) NUnit
8 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.52%) Local Government
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (73.91%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Architect
4 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Software Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) AWS Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Python Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.52%) AWS Architect
7 3 (6.52%) AWS Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Angular Developer
8 2 (4.35%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) HTML
2 20 (43.48%) .NET
3 19 (41.30%) CSS
4 17 (36.96%) JSON
5 16 (34.78%) XML
6 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
7 14 (30.43%) Ajax
8 13 (28.26%) Web Services
9 12 (26.09%) WPF
10 11 (23.91%) SOAP
11 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (21.74%) Hibernate
11 10 (21.74%) RESTful
11 10 (21.74%) Spring
12 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
12 9 (19.57%) REST
13 8 (17.39%) EJB
13 8 (17.39%) JSF
13 8 (17.39%) JSP
13 8 (17.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) RIA
1 7 (15.22%) Web 2.0
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.52%) User Experience
5 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Unix
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) TDD
2 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
3 27 (58.70%) Scrum
4 24 (52.17%) Unit Testing
5 22 (47.83%) MVC
6 19 (41.30%) Software Engineering
7 11 (23.91%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
8 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
8 9 (19.57%) Kanban
8 9 (19.57%) Open Source
9 8 (17.39%) BDD
9 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.39%) Front End Development
9 8 (17.39%) OWASP
9 8 (17.39%) Refactoring
9 8 (17.39%) XML Parsing
10 7 (15.22%) DevOps
10 7 (15.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 14 (30.43%) Java
4 13 (28.26%) C#
5 12 (26.09%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Groovy
6 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) Scala
6 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Docker
2 7 (15.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) ATG
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) BEA
5 1 (2.17%) hybris
5 1 (2.17%) VMware