Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 254 358
Rank change year-on-year +23 +104 +78
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 1119 1078 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.00% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.20% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 939 601
UK median daily rate £504 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £408 £363 £363
90th Percentile £625 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 0 1
UK median hourly rate £62.50 - £40.50
10th Percentile £35.15 - £40.25
90th Percentile £63.75 - £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 - £40.50

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 83263 90012 92965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.73% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54983 59596 60125
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2021 2278 2614
UK median hourly rate £24.36 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.47 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.51% +8.71%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 15 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 22 September 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 +21 1091 £513 +2.50% 91
London +19 788 £525 - 59
UK excluding London +8 319 £450 - 33
South East +24 100 £525 +9.38% 10
East of England +42 73 £450 -7.69% 4
North of England -36 67 £420 -8.70% 10
Yorkshire -13 47 £420 -1.18% 10
South West +12 40 £384 +9.64% 5
Midlands +49 33 £525 +23.53% 3
East Midlands +12 21 £525 - 2
North West -32 19 £400 -20.00%
Scotland +29 15 £425 +63.46%
West Midlands +43 13 £470 +10.59%
Northern Ireland - 4 £412 -
North East +65 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 982 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
2 889 (79.45%) TDD
3 618 (55.23%) Java
4 435 (38.87%) Continuous Integration
5 410 (36.64%) Scrum
6 404 (36.10%) JavaScript
7 403 (36.01%) BDD
8 283 (25.29%) HTML
9 263 (23.50%) AngularJS
10 256 (22.88%) Git (software)
11 249 (22.25%) Kanban
12 248 (22.16%) RESTful
12 248 (22.16%) SQL
13 243 (21.72%) Software Engineering
14 238 (21.27%) Jenkins
15 235 (21.00%) Microservices
15 235 (21.00%) React
15 235 (21.00%) CSS
16 231 (20.64%) Test Automation
17 227 (20.29%) MVC
18 223 (19.93%) Spring
19 220 (19.66%) .NET
20 217 (19.39%) C#
21 203 (18.14%) Web Services
22 202 (18.05%) Node.js
23 200 (17.87%) DevOps
24 199 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
25 196 (17.52%) NoSQL
26 190 (16.98%) Scala
27 170 (15.19%) REST

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 70 (6.26%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (5.72%) Apache Spark
3 52 (4.65%) Apache
4 37 (3.31%) Confluence
5 34 (3.04%) WebSphere
6 31 (2.77%) Apache Solr
7 28 (2.50%) JBoss
8 27 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 25 (2.23%) WebSphere Process Server
10 24 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 21 (1.88%) NServiceBus
12 19 (1.70%) CMS
13 10 (0.89%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.54%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.36%) IIS
16 3 (0.27%) Alfresco
16 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
17 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.089%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 199 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (4.92%) GitHub
3 46 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.32%) PaaS
5 20 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.16%) SaaS
8 12 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 12 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.98%) IaaS
10 10 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.71%) npm
11 8 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.54%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.54%) Google Play
13 4 (0.36%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.50%) HTTP
2 18 (1.61%) Internet
3 14 (1.25%) SSL
4 12 (1.07%) SMS
5 9 (0.80%) DNS
6 6 (0.54%) Firewall
6 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.36%) FTP
8 1 (0.089%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.089%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.089%) VLAN
8 1 (0.089%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (17.52%) NoSQL
2 149 (13.32%) MongoDB
3 75 (6.70%) Big Data
4 64 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (5.36%) SQL Server
6 55 (4.92%) Hadoop
7 53 (4.74%) MySQL
8 50 (4.47%) Relational Database
9 38 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (3.22%) RavenDB
11 30 (2.68%) Redis
12 21 (1.88%) HBase
13 18 (1.61%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.16%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (1.07%) CouchDB
16 11 (0.98%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
18 7 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 256 (22.88%) Git (software)
2 238 (21.27%) Jenkins
3 113 (10.10%) JUnit
4 90 (8.04%) Maven
5 83 (7.42%) Mockito
6 79 (7.06%) Cucumber
6 79 (7.06%) JIRA
7 66 (5.90%) TeamCity
8 62 (5.54%) Gradle
9 61 (5.45%) gulp
10 55 (4.92%) IntelliJ
11 49 (4.38%) Grunt
12 40 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 37 (3.31%) Selenium
14 35 (3.13%) SpecFlow
15 27 (2.41%) Jasmine
15 27 (2.41%) NUnit
16 25 (2.23%) WebDriver
17 24 (2.14%) Eclipse
18 23 (2.06%) Mocha
General
1 139 (12.42%) Finance
2 97 (8.67%) Banking
3 65 (5.81%) Investment Banking
4 43 (3.84%) Retail
5 37 (3.31%) Front Office
6 32 (2.86%) Games
7 20 (1.79%) Publishing
8 13 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.89%) Automotive
9 10 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.54%) Marketing
12 5 (0.45%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Back Office
15 2 (0.18%) Legal
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.089%) Law
Job Titles
1 979 (87.49%) Developer
2 400 (35.75%) Java Developer
3 178 (15.91%) Agile Developer
4 177 (15.82%) Senior Developer
5 146 (13.05%) JavaScript Developer
6 140 (12.51%) .NET Developer
7 117 (10.46%) C# Developer
8 108 (9.65%) Agile Java Developer
9 100 (8.94%) Senior Java Developer
10 80 (7.15%) Angular Developer
11 76 (6.79%) Full Stack Developer
12 74 (6.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 70 (6.26%) Scala Developer
14 64 (5.72%) Python Developer
15 56 (5.00%) Node.js Developer
16 46 (4.11%) AWS Developer
17 44 (3.93%) Android Developer
17 44 (3.93%) Software Developer
18 35 (3.13%) Senior Agile Developer
19 33 (2.95%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (25.29%) HTML
2 263 (23.50%) AngularJS
3 248 (22.16%) RESTful
4 235 (21.00%) CSS
4 235 (21.00%) React
5 223 (19.93%) Spring
6 220 (19.66%) .NET
7 203 (18.14%) Web Services
8 202 (18.05%) Node.js
9 170 (15.19%) REST
10 166 (14.83%) JSON
11 159 (14.21%) HTML5
12 108 (9.65%) Hibernate
13 84 (7.51%) Kafka
14 73 (6.52%) Play Framework
15 68 (6.08%) Akka
16 67 (5.99%) CSS3
17 63 (5.63%) XML
18 60 (5.36%) ASP.NET
19 56 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.38%) Mobile App
2 41 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 35 (3.13%) Virtual Team
4 34 (3.04%) Data Structures
5 31 (2.77%) Derivative
6 28 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (2.50%) User Experience
7 27 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
8 26 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (2.23%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.97%) Animation
11 20 (1.79%) Fixed Income
12 16 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.34%) Fintech
13 15 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.16%) Online Games
15 12 (1.07%) iPhone
16 11 (0.98%) Blog
16 11 (0.98%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 121 (10.81%) Linux
2 77 (6.88%) Unix
3 58 (5.18%) Android
4 38 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 36 (3.22%) Windows
6 23 (2.06%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.98%) CentOS
8 7 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.36%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.089%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
2 889 (79.45%) TDD
3 435 (38.87%) Continuous Integration
4 410 (36.64%) Scrum
5 403 (36.01%) BDD
6 249 (22.25%) Kanban
7 243 (21.72%) Software Engineering
8 235 (21.00%) Microservices
9 231 (20.64%) Test Automation
10 227 (20.29%) MVC
11 200 (17.87%) DevOps
12 139 (12.42%) E-Commerce
13 131 (11.71%) Unit Testing
14 124 (11.08%) Open Source
15 119 (10.63%) OO
16 109 (9.74%) Continuous Delivery
17 108 (9.65%) Mentoring
18 104 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
19 96 (8.58%) SOLID
20 91 (8.13%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 618 (55.23%) Java
2 404 (36.10%) JavaScript
3 248 (22.16%) SQL
4 217 (19.39%) C#
5 190 (16.98%) Scala
6 159 (14.21%) Python
7 100 (8.94%) Groovy
8 51 (4.56%) Go
9 41 (3.66%) Ruby
10 32 (2.86%) C++
11 30 (2.68%) ES6
12 28 (2.50%) Apple Swift
12 28 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 24 (2.14%) Objective-C
14 21 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.88%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.25%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.16%) PHP
17 13 (1.16%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 60 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 51 (4.56%) Degree
3 36 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.80%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.71%) RHCE
6 8 (0.71%) RHCSA
7 7 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.089%) ISEB
9 1 (0.089%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (13.32%) QA
2 4 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.18%) MiFID
4 1 (0.089%) SLA
System Software
1 128 (11.44%) Docker
2 9 (0.80%) HDFS
3 7 (0.63%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.089%) iptables
6 1 (0.089%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (3.31%) Kibana
2 34 (3.04%) Ansible
3 33 (2.95%) Kubernetes
4 31 (2.77%) Terraform
5 29 (2.59%) logstash
6 28 (2.50%) Grafana
7 21 (1.88%) Puppet
8 16 (1.43%) Mesos
9 14 (1.25%) Hadoop YARN
9 14 (1.25%) Oozie
9 14 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 8 (0.71%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.36%) StatsD
13 3 (0.27%) Control-M
13 3 (0.27%) HockeyApp
13 3 (0.27%) Marathon
14 2 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (3.93%) New Relic
2 43 (3.84%) Microsoft
2 43 (3.84%) Splunk
3 34 (3.04%) AppDynamics
4 30 (2.68%) Oracle
5 19 (1.70%) Google
6 13 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 10 (0.89%) IBM
8 8 (0.71%) VMware
9 6 (0.54%) Adobe
9 6 (0.54%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.36%) Infor
10 4 (0.36%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.27%) Apple
11 3 (0.27%) ATG
11 3 (0.27%) IBM Sterling
11 3 (0.27%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.18%) Calypso
12 2 (0.18%) Murex
12 2 (0.18%) Remedy