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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
UK
Rank 281 222 402
Rank change year-on-year -59 +180  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 381 584 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.10% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.32% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 513 190
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England -60 360 £500 -4.76% 95
London -80 240 £500 -4.76% 66
South East +49 50 £475 - 10
City of London -55 45 £500 -4.76% 14
East of England +12 25 £275 -31.25% 1
Essex +11 23 £270 -36.47%
Oxfordshire -1 20 £500 +17.64% 4
South West +18 16 £338 +8.87% 5
North West +21 14 £420 -6.66% 5
Surrey +22 13 £425 - 4
Scotland - 13 £388 -
Berkshire +35 9 £475 -
Somerset +9 9 £338 +8.87% 2
Oxford -8 9 £500 +17.64% 2
Brentwood - 9 £265 -
Moray - 9 £388 -
Croydon +13 7 £450 +20.00%
Manchester +6 7 £400 -11.11% 5
Egham +3 7 £425 -
West Midlands +12 6 £500 +25.00% 1
Reigate - 6 £413 -
Bracknell - 6 £500 -
Yorkshire +8 5 £388 -3.12% 6
Lancashire +21 4 £400 +18.51%
West Yorkshire +9 4 £400 -11.11% 5
Leeds +5 4 £400 -11.11% 5
Belfast - 4 - -
Osterley - 4 £465 -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
County Antrim - 4 - -

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 740 (90.35%) Agile Software Development
2 659 (80.46%) TDD
3 503 (61.42%) Java
4 323 (39.44%) Scrum
5 296 (36.14%) JavaScript
6 293 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
7 252 (30.77%) BDD
8 215 (26.25%) HTML
9 212 (25.89%) Spring
10 201 (24.54%) RESTful
11 200 (24.42%) Jenkins
12 185 (22.59%) Scala
13 182 (22.22%) SQL
14 180 (21.98%) Git (software)
15 172 (21.00%) CSS
16 160 (19.54%) MVC
17 154 (18.80%) Kanban
18 151 (18.44%) Software Engineering
19 148 (18.07%) Web Services
20 147 (17.95%) REST
21 144 (17.58%) Microservices
22 132 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
23 130 (15.87%) Node.js
24 128 (15.63%) DevOps
25 127 (15.51%) AngularJS
26 126 (15.38%) E-Commerce
27 115 (14.04%) Unit Testing
27 115 (14.04%) JSON
28 109 (13.31%) NoSQL
28 109 (13.31%) HTML5

Pair Programming
Top Related 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 81 (9.89%) Apache Spark
2 55 (6.72%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (5.01%) JBoss
4 35 (4.27%) WebSphere
5 33 (4.03%) Apache
6 22 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 19 (2.32%) Confluence
8 18 (2.20%) WebSphere Process Server
9 15 (1.83%) Alfresco
9 15 (1.83%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.47%) CMS
11 9 (1.10%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.85%) Jetty
14 6 (0.73%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.49%) CoreMedia CMS
16 4 (0.49%) Liferay
17 3 (0.37%) Documentum
Applications
1 25 (3.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Magento
2 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 132 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (9.52%) GitHub
3 36 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (1.59%) PaaS
5 10 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.49%) Google Play
10 3 (0.37%) Heroku
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.24%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.24%) Office 365
11 2 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.35%) HTTP
2 22 (2.69%) Internet
3 15 (1.83%) RTSP
4 8 (0.98%) MQTT
4 8 (0.98%) RTP
5 3 (0.37%) Network Security
6 1 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (13.31%) NoSQL
2 104 (12.70%) MongoDB
3 57 (6.96%) Hadoop
4 51 (6.23%) MySQL
5 48 (5.86%) SQL Server
6 42 (5.13%) Big Data
6 42 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 31 (3.79%) Redis
8 28 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (2.08%) HBase
11 14 (1.71%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.22%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.85%) Riak
14 6 (0.73%) Mixpanel
15 5 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.61%) CouchDB
16 3 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
16 3 (0.37%) DB2
16 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 200 (24.42%) Jenkins
2 180 (21.98%) Git (software)
3 100 (12.21%) Cucumber
4 89 (10.87%) JUnit
5 71 (8.67%) Mockito
6 67 (8.18%) Maven
7 63 (7.69%) Gradle
8 57 (6.96%) JIRA
9 52 (6.35%) Selenium
10 49 (5.98%) WebDriver
11 29 (3.54%) TeamCity
12 28 (3.42%) Subversion
13 27 (3.30%) gulp
14 24 (2.93%) IntelliJ
15 22 (2.69%) Jasmine
16 19 (2.32%) Grunt
17 17 (2.08%) NUnit
18 16 (1.95%) CruiseControl
19 15 (1.83%) Ant
20 14 (1.71%) Eclipse
General
1 83 (10.13%) Finance
2 70 (8.55%) Banking
3 58 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 39 (4.76%) Publishing
5 38 (4.64%) Retail
6 24 (2.93%) Front Office
7 16 (1.95%) Automotive
8 12 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.22%) Games
9 10 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.10%) Electronics
11 8 (0.98%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
12 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 708 (86.45%) Developer
2 321 (39.19%) Java Developer
3 164 (20.02%) Senior Developer
4 152 (18.56%) Agile Developer
5 99 (12.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 93 (11.36%) Agile Java Developer
7 91 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 79 (9.65%) Scala Developer
9 62 (7.57%) C# Developer
10 59 (7.20%) .NET Developer
10 59 (7.20%) Senior Agile Developer
11 49 (5.98%) iOS Developer
12 46 (5.62%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 42 (5.13%) Node.js Developer
14 40 (4.88%) Software Developer
15 39 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 38 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
17 34 (4.15%) Software Engineer
18 31 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
19 30 (3.66%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (26.25%) HTML
2 212 (25.89%) Spring
3 201 (24.54%) RESTful
4 172 (21.00%) CSS
5 148 (18.07%) Web Services
6 147 (17.95%) REST
7 130 (15.87%) Node.js
8 127 (15.51%) AngularJS
9 115 (14.04%) JSON
10 109 (13.31%) HTML5
11 91 (11.11%) .NET
12 83 (10.13%) Hibernate
13 79 (9.65%) React
14 76 (9.28%) Play Framework
15 72 (8.79%) XML
16 65 (7.94%) J2EE
17 59 (7.20%) CSS3
17 59 (7.20%) Dropwizard
18 58 (7.08%) Akka
19 54 (6.59%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.91%) User Experience
2 52 (6.35%) Mobile App
3 22 (2.69%) Animation
4 16 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.83%) iPhone
6 13 (1.59%) Fintech
7 12 (1.47%) Derivative
7 12 (1.47%) Video on Demand
8 11 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.10%) Streaming Video
11 7 (0.85%) MPEG
12 6 (0.73%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.73%) iPad
12 6 (0.73%) RIA
13 5 (0.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 102 (12.45%) Linux
2 62 (7.57%) Apple iOS
3 46 (5.62%) Android
4 44 (5.37%) Unix
5 32 (3.91%) Windows
6 8 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (90.35%) Agile Software Development
2 659 (80.46%) TDD
3 323 (39.44%) Scrum
4 293 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
5 252 (30.77%) BDD
6 160 (19.54%) MVC
7 154 (18.80%) Kanban
8 151 (18.44%) Software Engineering
9 144 (17.58%) Microservices
10 128 (15.63%) DevOps
11 126 (15.38%) E-Commerce
12 115 (14.04%) Unit Testing
13 108 (13.19%) OO
14 98 (11.97%) Automated Testing
15 96 (11.72%) Open Source
16 92 (11.23%) Continuous Delivery
17 75 (9.16%) Web Development
18 72 (8.79%) SOA
19 67 (8.18%) Mentoring
20 64 (7.81%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 503 (61.42%) Java
2 296 (36.14%) JavaScript
3 185 (22.59%) Scala
4 182 (22.22%) SQL
5 109 (13.31%) C#
6 100 (12.21%) Python
7 67 (8.18%) Ruby
8 44 (5.37%) Apple Swift
9 39 (4.76%) Objective-C
10 38 (4.64%) Groovy
11 29 (3.54%) C++
12 21 (2.56%) ES6
13 20 (2.44%) PHP
14 19 (2.32%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.71%) C
16 13 (1.59%) TypeScript
17 11 (1.34%) Clojure
18 4 (0.49%) CoffeeScript
18 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 31 (3.79%) Degree
3 30 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.37%) ISEB
5 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.79%) QA
2 11 (1.34%) SDET
3 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.49%) MiFID
5 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.37%) EMIR
6 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 63 (7.69%) Docker
2 17 (2.08%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.37%) HDFS
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (2.81%) Puppet
2 18 (2.20%) Kibana
3 14 (1.71%) Grafana
4 13 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.59%) Mesos
5 11 (1.34%) logstash
5 11 (1.34%) rkt
6 8 (0.98%) Ansible
6 8 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.73%) HockeyApp
8 4 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.49%) Terraform
9 3 (0.37%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.24%) StatsD
11 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.12%) MOM
11 1 (0.12%) Nagios
11 1 (0.12%) Packer
11 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (2.44%) Oracle
2 18 (2.20%) Microsoft
3 15 (1.83%) Splunk
4 14 (1.71%) IBM
4 14 (1.71%) New Relic
5 13 (1.59%) ATG
6 12 (1.47%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.10%) Apple
7 9 (1.10%) Google
8 8 (0.98%) Brightcove
9 6 (0.73%) Coremetrics
9 6 (0.73%) SAP
9 6 (0.73%) VMware
10 5 (0.61%) hybris
11 4 (0.49%) Adobe
11 4 (0.49%) GigaSpaces
11 4 (0.49%) IBM Sterling
12 3 (0.37%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.24%) Infor
13 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
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