Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 260 315
Rank change year-on-year +32 +55 +93
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1191 1065 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.01% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.20% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 900 730
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £410 £360 £375
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -42.96%
10th Percentile £61.25 £36.00 £40.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.82 £40.75
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +30 1161 £525 +5.00% 105
London +30 865 £525 - 68
UK excluding London -10 317 £473 +5.00% 38
South East +4 100 £500 +11.11% 13
North of England -17 74 £420 -4.11% 18
East of England +1 66 £450 -7.69% 3
Yorkshire -7 52 £420 -1.18% 8
South West +3 33 £378 +7.86% 3
Midlands +48 32 £470 -6.00%
East Midlands +23 20 £413 -
North West -24 20 £438 -7.89% 9
Scotland +7 16 £425 +63.46% 1
West Midlands +41 12 £470 -6.00%
Northern Ireland - 5 £403 -
North East +53 2 £400 -8.68% 1
Wales +11 1 £475 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 1061 (89.08%) Agile Software Development
2 992 (83.29%) TDD
3 608 (51.05%) Java
4 519 (43.58%) BDD
5 496 (41.65%) Continuous Integration
6 441 (37.03%) Scrum
7 432 (36.27%) JavaScript
8 318 (26.70%) Git (software)
9 313 (26.28%) Kanban
10 289 (24.27%) CSS
11 287 (24.10%) HTML
12 269 (22.59%) Software Engineering
13 265 (22.25%) RESTful
14 262 (22.00%) AngularJS
15 261 (21.91%) React
16 257 (21.58%) Test Automation
17 255 (21.41%) Microservices
18 253 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
19 248 (20.82%) Web Services
20 244 (20.49%) .NET
21 235 (19.73%) Scala
22 231 (19.40%) DevOps
22 231 (19.40%) Jenkins
23 230 (19.31%) SQL
23 230 (19.31%) MVC
24 219 (18.39%) NoSQL
25 218 (18.30%) C#
26 216 (18.14%) Node.js
27 198 (16.62%) Spring
28 193 (16.20%) Docker

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 86 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
2 72 (6.05%) Apache Spark
3 70 (5.88%) Apache
4 40 (3.36%) Confluence
5 33 (2.77%) Apache Solr
6 23 (1.93%) CMS
7 21 (1.76%) NServiceBus
8 19 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (1.51%) EPiServer
10 8 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.42%) JBoss
13 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.25%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.25%) IIS
14 3 (0.25%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Magento
2 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.084%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 253 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.19%) PaaS
4 31 (2.60%) GitHub
5 28 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.60%) SaaS
8 18 (1.51%) Amazon S3
8 18 (1.51%) npm
9 17 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (1.34%) IaaS
10 16 (1.34%) Serverless
11 12 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.84%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.67%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.34%) Heroku
16 3 (0.25%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.69%) HTTP
2 27 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.60%) SMS
3 19 (1.60%) SSL
4 17 (1.43%) Internet
5 6 (0.50%) DNS
6 5 (0.42%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.34%) FTP
8 2 (0.17%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.084%) Firewall
9 1 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (18.39%) NoSQL
2 153 (12.85%) MongoDB
3 89 (7.47%) Big Data
4 73 (6.13%) Hadoop
4 73 (6.13%) SQL Server
5 72 (6.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 66 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
7 56 (4.70%) MySQL
8 48 (4.03%) Relational Database
9 36 (3.02%) RavenDB
10 30 (2.52%) Redis
11 27 (2.27%) HBase
12 16 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.01%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.84%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.67%) Neo4j
16 7 (0.59%) CouchDB
17 6 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
18 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
18 5 (0.42%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 318 (26.70%) Git (software)
2 231 (19.40%) Jenkins
3 89 (7.47%) Mockito
4 85 (7.14%) JUnit
5 80 (6.72%) JIRA
6 78 (6.55%) gulp
7 77 (6.47%) Cucumber
8 74 (6.21%) TeamCity
9 65 (5.46%) IntelliJ
10 63 (5.29%) Grunt
11 59 (4.95%) Gradle
12 57 (4.79%) Maven
13 47 (3.95%) Selenium
14 38 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
14 38 (3.19%) webpack
15 31 (2.60%) Jasmine
16 28 (2.35%) SpecFlow
17 25 (2.10%) WebDriver
18 24 (2.02%) Mocha
19 20 (1.68%) NUnit
General
1 157 (13.18%) Finance
2 116 (9.74%) Banking
3 60 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 51 (4.28%) Games
5 40 (3.36%) Publishing
6 31 (2.60%) Front Office
7 28 (2.35%) Retail
8 20 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.01%) Automotive
10 11 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.42%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.25%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Back Office
15 2 (0.17%) Marketing
15 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.084%) International Banking
16 1 (0.084%) Law
Job Titles
1 1008 (84.63%) Developer
2 368 (30.90%) Java Developer
3 204 (17.13%) Senior Developer
4 191 (16.04%) Agile Developer
5 158 (13.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 143 (12.01%) .NET Developer
7 120 (10.08%) C# Developer
8 107 (8.98%) Scala Developer
9 104 (8.73%) Agile Java Developer
10 97 (8.14%) Senior Java Developer
11 78 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
12 74 (6.21%) Angular Developer
13 70 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
14 65 (5.46%) AWS Developer
15 64 (5.37%) Python Developer
16 58 (4.87%) Node.js Developer
17 41 (3.44%) Software Engineer
18 37 (3.11%) Senior Agile Developer
19 36 (3.02%) HTML Developer
20 35 (2.94%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (24.27%) CSS
2 287 (24.10%) HTML
3 265 (22.25%) RESTful
4 262 (22.00%) AngularJS
5 261 (21.91%) React
6 248 (20.82%) Web Services
7 244 (20.49%) .NET
8 216 (18.14%) Node.js
9 198 (16.62%) Spring
10 187 (15.70%) HTML5
11 175 (14.69%) REST
12 149 (12.51%) JSON
13 107 (8.98%) Kafka
14 101 (8.48%) Hibernate
15 92 (7.72%) CSS3
16 78 (6.55%) Akka
17 75 (6.30%) Play Framework
18 66 (5.54%) Dropwizard
18 66 (5.54%) Sass
19 64 (5.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.86%) Mobile App
2 42 (3.53%) Data Structures
3 37 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (2.85%) Derivative
4 34 (2.85%) Equity Derivative
5 33 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.60%) User Experience
7 29 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.43%) Virtual Team
8 23 (1.93%) Algorithms
9 22 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.43%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.43%) Online Games
11 15 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.09%) Animation
12 13 (1.09%) Semantic Web
13 12 (1.01%) Chromecast
13 12 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (1.01%) IPTV
14 11 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (10.33%) Linux
2 109 (9.15%) Unix
3 55 (4.62%) Android
4 34 (2.85%) Windows
5 32 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.60%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.67%) CentOS
8 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.34%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.25%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.25%) VMS
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.17%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.084%) Solaris
12 1 (0.084%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1061 (89.08%) Agile Software Development
2 992 (83.29%) TDD
3 519 (43.58%) BDD
4 496 (41.65%) Continuous Integration
5 441 (37.03%) Scrum
6 313 (26.28%) Kanban
7 269 (22.59%) Software Engineering
8 257 (21.58%) Test Automation
9 255 (21.41%) Microservices
10 231 (19.40%) DevOps
11 230 (19.31%) MVC
12 167 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 153 (12.85%) High Availability
14 133 (11.17%) E-Commerce
15 129 (10.83%) Domain-Driven Design
16 121 (10.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 119 (9.99%) OO
18 118 (9.91%) Open Source
19 116 (9.74%) Mentoring
20 114 (9.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 608 (51.05%) Java
2 432 (36.27%) JavaScript
3 235 (19.73%) Scala
4 230 (19.31%) SQL
5 218 (18.30%) C#
6 172 (14.44%) Python
7 114 (9.57%) Groovy
8 79 (6.63%) Ruby
9 61 (5.12%) ES6
10 43 (3.61%) TypeScript
11 41 (3.44%) Go
12 32 (2.69%) Bash Shell
13 26 (2.18%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.02%) C++
14 24 (2.02%) PHP
15 23 (1.93%) Apple Swift
16 22 (1.85%) Objective-C
17 19 (1.60%) R
18 18 (1.51%) T-SQL
19 14 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (4.37%) Degree
2 30 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.42%) RHCE
6 5 (0.42%) RHCSA
7 4 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.084%) ISEB
9 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (12.76%) QA
2 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.25%) MiFID
3 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.084%) SLA
System Software
1 193 (16.20%) Docker
2 9 (0.76%) HDFS
3 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.084%) Varnish
4 1 (0.084%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 69 (5.79%) Kibana
2 64 (5.37%) Grafana
3 57 (4.79%) logstash
4 49 (4.11%) Terraform
5 47 (3.95%) Ansible
6 41 (3.44%) Kubernetes
7 31 (2.60%) Mesos
8 25 (2.10%) Puppet
9 24 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 14 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (1.09%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.67%) Oozie
13 7 (0.59%) StatsD
14 5 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.34%) Packer
16 3 (0.25%) Apache Brooklyn
16 3 (0.25%) Marathon
17 2 (0.17%) Nagios
17 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (6.63%) Splunk
2 61 (5.12%) AppDynamics
3 50 (4.20%) New Relic
4 48 (4.03%) Microsoft
5 31 (2.60%) Google
6 24 (2.02%) Oracle
7 10 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.59%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.59%) IBM
9 6 (0.50%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.42%) LogRhythm
10 5 (0.42%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.34%) Adobe
11 4 (0.34%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.34%) Infor
12 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.25%) VMware
13 2 (0.17%) ATG
13 2 (0.17%) Facebook
13 2 (0.17%) Telerik