Period
to 18 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 252 287
Rank change year-on-year +18 +35 +127
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1,113 992 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.02% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.22% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 829 785
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £410 £363 £400
90th Percentile £638 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 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 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 +12 1,095 £525 +5.00% 222
London +21 833 £525 - 127
UK excluding London -22 277 £475 +5.56% 99
North of England +9 81 £450 - 27
South East -52 79 £500 +11.11% 36
East of England +9 62 £475 -8.43% 11
Yorkshire +30 46 £475 +5.56% 12
North West -19 33 £400 -11.11% 14
Midlands +20 23 £470 -6.00% 8
South West -8 19 £330 -2.94% 13
West Midlands +19 17 £470 -6.00% 1
Scotland +2 13 £375 -28.57% 1
East Midlands +8 6 £300 - 6
North East +41 2 £400 -8.62% 1
Wales +7 1 £475 -13.64% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £365 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 990 (88.95%) Agile Software Development
2 958 (86.07%) TDD
3 559 (50.22%) Java
4 545 (48.97%) BDD
5 460 (41.33%) Continuous Integration
6 424 (38.10%) Scrum
7 406 (36.48%) JavaScript
8 328 (29.47%) Git (software)
9 317 (28.48%) Kanban
10 270 (24.26%) CSS
11 266 (23.90%) Microservices
12 263 (23.63%) Web Services
13 261 (23.45%) RESTful
14 253 (22.73%) MVC
15 248 (22.28%) AngularJS
16 243 (21.83%) HTML
17 239 (21.47%) React
18 237 (21.29%) Jenkins
19 236 (21.20%) DevOps
20 235 (21.11%) .NET
20 235 (21.11%) Test Automation
21 234 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
21 234 (21.02%) Software Engineering
22 218 (19.59%) Scala
23 217 (19.50%) REST
24 215 (19.32%) C#
25 202 (18.15%) SQL
26 201 (18.06%) Spring
27 199 (17.88%) Node.js
28 190 (17.07%) 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
1 115 (10.33%) Elasticsearch
2 61 (5.48%) Apache
3 59 (5.30%) Apache Spark
4 56 (5.03%) Confluence
5 26 (2.34%) CMS
6 22 (1.98%) EPiServer
7 20 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 18 (1.62%) Apache Solr
9 16 (1.44%) NServiceBus
10 7 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.27%) JBoss
13 3 (0.27%) Jetty
14 2 (0.18%) IIS
15 1 (0.090%) Drupal
15 1 (0.090%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.090%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.090%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.090%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 234 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.32%) PaaS
4 29 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (2.61%) GitHub
5 27 (2.43%) Amazon S3
6 26 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (2.25%) SaaS
8 24 (2.16%) npm
9 20 (1.80%) IaaS
10 15 (1.35%) Serverless
11 14 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.99%) CloudFront
14 9 (0.81%) Algolia
14 9 (0.81%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.22%) HTTP
2 33 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.07%) Internet
4 14 (1.26%) SMS
5 11 (0.99%) SSL
6 4 (0.36%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.27%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.18%) Skype
9 1 (0.090%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (15.99%) NoSQL
2 133 (11.95%) MongoDB
3 86 (7.73%) Big Data
4 78 (7.01%) Apache Cassandra
4 78 (7.01%) SQL Server
5 76 (6.83%) Hadoop
6 69 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
7 60 (5.39%) MySQL
8 45 (4.04%) Relational Database
9 38 (3.41%) HBase
10 33 (2.96%) Redis
11 23 (2.07%) Neo4j
12 18 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 16 (1.44%) RavenDB
14 11 (0.99%) CouchDB
15 10 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.54%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (0.45%) Sqoop
18 4 (0.36%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 328 (29.47%) Git (software)
2 237 (21.29%) Jenkins
3 89 (8.00%) JIRA
3 89 (8.00%) Mockito
4 87 (7.82%) Cucumber
5 86 (7.73%) JUnit
6 69 (6.20%) gulp
7 63 (5.66%) Gradle
8 62 (5.57%) TeamCity
9 61 (5.48%) IntelliJ
10 58 (5.21%) Selenium
11 57 (5.12%) Grunt
12 50 (4.49%) Maven
13 49 (4.40%) webpack
14 39 (3.50%) Jasmine
15 25 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
16 24 (2.16%) Babel
16 24 (2.16%) Mocha
17 23 (2.07%) JMeter
17 23 (2.07%) NUnit
General
1 147 (13.21%) Finance
2 103 (9.25%) Banking
3 52 (4.67%) Games
4 40 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 40 (3.59%) Publishing
5 25 (2.25%) Retail
6 21 (1.89%) Front Office
7 18 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.90%) Automotive
9 10 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.45%) Back Office
10 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.45%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.36%) Marketing
12 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.090%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.090%) Electronics
13 1 (0.090%) International Banking
13 1 (0.090%) Law
Job Titles
1 938 (84.28%) Developer
2 339 (30.46%) Java Developer
3 213 (19.14%) Senior Developer
4 166 (14.91%) Agile Developer
5 134 (12.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 118 (10.60%) .NET Developer
6 118 (10.60%) C# Developer
7 100 (8.98%) React Developer
8 97 (8.72%) Scala Developer
9 92 (8.27%) Senior Java Developer
10 85 (7.64%) Agile Java Developer
11 67 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 57 (5.12%) Angular Developer
13 53 (4.76%) Senior Agile Developer
14 50 (4.49%) AWS Developer
15 42 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
16 38 (3.41%) Node.js Developer
17 37 (3.32%) Ruby Developer
18 36 (3.23%) Python Developer
19 33 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (24.26%) CSS
2 263 (23.63%) Web Services
3 261 (23.45%) RESTful
4 248 (22.28%) AngularJS
5 243 (21.83%) HTML
6 239 (21.47%) React
7 235 (21.11%) .NET
8 217 (19.50%) REST
9 201 (18.06%) Spring
10 199 (17.88%) Node.js
11 172 (15.45%) HTML5
12 137 (12.31%) JSON
13 104 (9.34%) Kafka
14 103 (9.25%) Hibernate
15 93 (8.36%) CSS3
16 72 (6.47%) ASP.NET
17 68 (6.11%) Dropwizard
18 66 (5.93%) Sass
19 65 (5.84%) Guice
20 63 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.22%) Mobile App
2 45 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (3.86%) Algorithms
4 40 (3.59%) User Experience
5 33 (2.96%) Data Structures
6 26 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.25%) Derivative
7 25 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
8 21 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (1.89%) Online Games
9 20 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.62%) Video on Demand
11 16 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.44%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.44%) Wiki
12 14 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (1.17%) Chromecast
13 13 (1.17%) IPTV
13 13 (1.17%) Semantic Web
14 12 (1.08%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 104 (9.34%) Unix
2 86 (7.73%) Linux
3 65 (5.84%) Android
4 39 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.52%) Mac OS X
6 25 (2.25%) Windows
7 7 (0.63%) Nucleus RTOS
8 4 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.27%) DC/OS
9 3 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.090%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.090%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 990 (88.95%) Agile Software Development
2 958 (86.07%) TDD
3 545 (48.97%) BDD
4 460 (41.33%) Continuous Integration
5 424 (38.10%) Scrum
6 317 (28.48%) Kanban
7 266 (23.90%) Microservices
8 253 (22.73%) MVC
9 236 (21.20%) DevOps
10 235 (21.11%) Test Automation
11 234 (21.02%) Software Engineering
12 161 (14.47%) Continuous Delivery
13 153 (13.75%) High Availability
14 133 (11.95%) Domain-Driven Design
14 133 (11.95%) E-Commerce
15 117 (10.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 108 (9.70%) Open Source
17 107 (9.61%) Unit Testing
18 105 (9.43%) Mentoring
19 104 (9.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 559 (50.22%) Java
2 406 (36.48%) JavaScript
3 218 (19.59%) Scala
4 215 (19.32%) C#
5 202 (18.15%) SQL
6 139 (12.49%) Python
7 120 (10.78%) Groovy
8 101 (9.07%) Ruby
9 77 (6.92%) ES6
10 53 (4.76%) TypeScript
11 34 (3.05%) C++
12 29 (2.61%) Go
13 28 (2.52%) R
14 26 (2.34%) Bash Shell
15 24 (2.16%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.80%) PHP
17 19 (1.71%) Apple Swift
17 19 (1.71%) T-SQL
18 17 (1.53%) Objective-C
19 14 (1.26%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (4.67%) Degree
2 31 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (11.14%) QA
2 3 (0.27%) MiFID
3 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.090%) SLA
System Software
1 190 (17.07%) Docker
2 9 (0.81%) HDFS
3 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.090%) Varnish
4 1 (0.090%) vCloud
4 1 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (6.47%) Grafana
2 62 (5.57%) Kibana
3 56 (5.03%) Ansible
4 52 (4.67%) logstash
5 51 (4.58%) Terraform
6 43 (3.86%) Kubernetes
7 31 (2.79%) Mesos
8 30 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (2.25%) Puppet
10 14 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 12 (1.08%) StatsD
12 9 (0.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 7 (0.63%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.45%) Oozie
15 4 (0.36%) Packer
16 3 (0.27%) Apache Brooklyn
16 3 (0.27%) Marathon
17 2 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
17 2 (0.18%) Nagios
17 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 76 (6.83%) Splunk
2 54 (4.85%) AppDynamics
3 44 (3.95%) Google
4 36 (3.23%) New Relic
5 30 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 18 (1.62%) Oracle
7 11 (0.99%) Sitecore
8 7 (0.63%) Adobe
8 7 (0.63%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.54%) LogRhythm
9 6 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.45%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.36%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.36%) IBM
12 3 (0.27%) ATG
13 2 (0.18%) Facebook
13 2 (0.18%) Hortonworks
13 2 (0.18%) Solace
13 2 (0.18%) Telerik
13 2 (0.18%) VMware