Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 161 215
Rank change year-on-year -15 +54 -11
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 32 42 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.73% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.92% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 4
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £336
90th Percentile £475 £475 £523
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -32.50%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4598 4576 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.25% 80.01% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3087 3518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £255
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 267 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Bristol -15 10 £330 -12.00% 2
Devon - 7 £438 -
Somerset -12 6 £350 -6.67% 1
Dorset +3 1 £598 +49.54%
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) Test Automation
3 21 (65.63%) TDD
4 17 (53.13%) Scrum
5 15 (46.88%) Java
6 14 (43.75%) .NET
7 13 (40.63%) MVC
8 12 (37.50%) SQL
8 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
8 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
8 12 (37.50%) Ajax
8 12 (37.50%) JSON
8 12 (37.50%) Unit Testing
8 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET
9 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (31.25%) BDD
9 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
10 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (28.13%) REST
10 9 (28.13%) Kanban
10 9 (28.13%) C#
11 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 8 (25.00%) IntelliJ
11 8 (25.00%) SOAP
11 8 (25.00%) Python
11 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (25.00%) Selenium
11 8 (25.00%) Maven
11 8 (25.00%) TeamCity

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 6 (18.75%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (15.63%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (15.63%) Serverless
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.13%) GitHub
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 8 (25.00%) IntelliJ
3 8 (25.00%) Maven
3 8 (25.00%) Selenium
3 8 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
5 6 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 3 (9.38%) Gradle
6 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.25%) Ant
7 2 (6.25%) Apache Buildr
7 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 2 (6.25%) jMock
7 2 (6.25%) JUnit
7 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 2 (6.25%) Subversion
7 2 (6.25%) Vagrant
7 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 3 (9.38%) Banking
1 3 (9.38%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) AWS Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
6 3 (9.38%) AWS Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) Ajax
2 12 (37.50%) JSON
3 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (28.13%) REST
5 8 (25.00%) SOAP
6 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 6 (18.75%) HTML
6 6 (18.75%) WPF
7 5 (15.63%) Web Services
7 5 (15.63%) XML
8 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (9.38%) CSS
8 3 (9.38%) RESTful
8 3 (9.38%) Spring
8 3 (9.38%) XSL
9 2 (6.25%) JSF
9 2 (6.25%) JSP
9 2 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.25%) RIA
2 2 (6.25%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Semantic Web
3 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) Test Automation
3 21 (65.63%) TDD
4 17 (53.13%) Scrum
5 13 (40.63%) MVC
6 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 12 (37.50%) Unit Testing
7 10 (31.25%) BDD
8 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (28.13%) Kanban
9 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
11 6 (18.75%) DevOps
11 6 (18.75%) Open Source
12 4 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
12 4 (12.50%) Coaching
13 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
13 3 (9.38%) Refactoring
13 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) C#
4 8 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) Groovy
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Ansible
2 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (3.13%) Grafana
3 1 (3.13%) Kibana
3 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) ATG
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Splunk
3 1 (3.13%) VMware