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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 276 365
Rank change year-on-year +84 +89  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 577 478 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 0.90% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.08% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 429 240
Median daily rate £495 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 +62 556 £500 - 115
London +32 373 £500 -4.76% 68
City of London +4 66 £550 +4.76% 11
South East +64 65 £545 +3.80% 20
Oxfordshire +26 46 £555 +48.00% 2
East of England +18 42 £450 -7.69% 9
Oxford +19 30 £563 +50.00% 1
South West +18 29 £423 +7.30% 2
Yorkshire -3 28 £420 -2.89% 9
West Yorkshire -5 22 £420 -6.66% 9
Leeds -6 22 £420 -6.66% 9
Cambridgeshire +14 20 £525 - 7
Essex +3 17 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands - 13 £525 -
Scotland +50 12 £425 +75.25%
Devon +6 11 £438 +38.88%
North West +2 11 £388 -22.50% 5
Leicestershire - 11 £525 -
Lincolnshire - 9 - -
Nottinghamshire - 9 £525 -
Northamptonshire - 9 - -
Berkshire +19 7 £538 +4.87% 4
Manchester -6 7 £365 -27.00% 3
Plymouth - 7 £413 -
Osterley +1 6 £465 -9.70%
Somerset -7 6 £363 -3.33%
Edinburgh - 6 £425 -
Bracknell +5 5 £538 +4.87% 1
Croydon 0 5 £400 -13.51%
Norfolk +7 4 £450 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 873 (89.81%) Agile Software Development
2 771 (79.32%) TDD
3 527 (54.22%) Java
4 377 (38.79%) Scrum
5 375 (38.58%) JavaScript
6 329 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
7 284 (29.22%) HTML
8 281 (28.91%) BDD
9 242 (24.90%) Test Automation
10 231 (23.77%) Git (software)
10 231 (23.77%) Jenkins
11 230 (23.66%) SQL
12 222 (22.84%) CSS
13 211 (21.71%) Software Engineering
14 210 (21.60%) AngularJS
15 205 (21.09%) RESTful
16 203 (20.88%) Spring
16 203 (20.88%) MVC
17 180 (18.52%) Kanban
18 171 (17.59%) Scala
18 171 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
19 170 (17.49%) C#
20 169 (17.39%) DevOps
21 168 (17.28%) Microservices
22 166 (17.08%) Web Services
23 165 (16.98%) .NET
24 162 (16.67%) React
25 160 (16.46%) Node.js
26 159 (16.36%) NoSQL
27 150 (15.43%) E-Commerce

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 63 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
2 57 (5.86%) Apache Spark
3 53 (5.45%) JBoss
4 45 (4.63%) WebSphere
5 42 (4.32%) Apache
6 35 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 27 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
8 26 (2.67%) Confluence
9 16 (1.65%) Apache Solr
9 16 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (1.44%) NServiceBus
11 10 (1.03%) CMS
12 8 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.62%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.31%) Alfresco
16 3 (0.31%) ATG Dynamo
17 2 (0.21%) CoreMedia CMS
17 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.03%) Magento
2 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 171 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (7.30%) GitHub
3 29 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (1.23%) PaaS
6 11 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (0.93%) Google Play
8 8 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (0.62%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.51%) IaaS
11 4 (0.41%) SaaS
12 3 (0.31%) Heroku
13 2 (0.21%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.70%) HTTP
2 26 (2.67%) Internet
3 13 (1.34%) SSL
4 6 (0.62%) DNS
4 6 (0.62%) Firewall
5 3 (0.31%) FTP
5 3 (0.31%) Network Security
5 3 (0.31%) SMS
5 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.10%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.10%) RTP
6 1 (0.10%) RTSP
6 1 (0.10%) Skype
6 1 (0.10%) VLAN
6 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (16.36%) NoSQL
2 126 (12.96%) MongoDB
3 58 (5.97%) MySQL
4 47 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 43 (4.42%) SQL Server
6 42 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 40 (4.12%) Big Data
8 39 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (3.50%) Redis
10 24 (2.47%) RavenDB
11 21 (2.16%) Apache Hive
12 19 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.34%) CouchDB
13 13 (1.34%) HBase
14 10 (1.03%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.93%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 5 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 231 (23.77%) Git (software)
1 231 (23.77%) Jenkins
2 107 (11.01%) JUnit
3 104 (10.70%) Maven
4 89 (9.16%) Cucumber
5 84 (8.64%) Mockito
6 77 (7.92%) JIRA
7 67 (6.89%) Gradle
8 51 (5.25%) TeamCity
9 49 (5.04%) gulp
10 46 (4.73%) Selenium
11 45 (4.63%) IntelliJ
12 44 (4.53%) WebDriver
13 43 (4.42%) Grunt
14 35 (3.60%) SpecFlow
15 30 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
16 27 (2.78%) Eclipse
17 24 (2.47%) Subversion
18 22 (2.26%) Jasmine
18 22 (2.26%) NUnit
General
1 116 (11.93%) Finance
2 66 (6.79%) Banking
3 42 (4.32%) Investment Banking
4 41 (4.22%) Retail
5 28 (2.88%) Front Office
6 24 (2.47%) Publishing
7 16 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.54%) Automotive
9 12 (1.23%) Games
10 11 (1.13%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.03%) Marketing
12 8 (0.82%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Back Office
14 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 845 (86.93%) Developer
2 342 (35.19%) Java Developer
3 152 (15.64%) Agile Developer
4 150 (15.43%) Senior Developer
5 116 (11.93%) JavaScript Developer
6 111 (11.42%) .NET Developer
7 89 (9.16%) C# Developer
8 77 (7.92%) Agile Java Developer
9 73 (7.51%) Senior Java Developer
10 67 (6.89%) Scala Developer
11 64 (6.58%) Node.js Developer
12 62 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
13 60 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
14 56 (5.76%) Angular Developer
15 46 (4.73%) iOS Developer
16 44 (4.53%) Python Developer
17 41 (4.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 40 (4.12%) Software Developer
19 38 (3.91%) Senior Agile Developer
20 37 (3.81%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (29.22%) HTML
2 222 (22.84%) CSS
3 210 (21.60%) AngularJS
4 205 (21.09%) RESTful
5 203 (20.88%) Spring
6 166 (17.08%) Web Services
7 165 (16.98%) .NET
8 162 (16.67%) React
9 160 (16.46%) Node.js
10 140 (14.40%) HTML5
11 130 (13.37%) JSON
12 123 (12.65%) REST
13 95 (9.77%) Play Framework
14 82 (8.44%) Hibernate
15 81 (8.33%) XML
16 70 (7.20%) CSS3
17 61 (6.28%) Akka
18 54 (5.56%) SOAP
19 50 (5.14%) Sass
20 49 (5.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.76%) User Experience
2 51 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 35 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.47%) Animation
6 23 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 20 (2.06%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.06%) Fintech
8 19 (1.95%) Derivative
9 16 (1.65%) iPhone
9 16 (1.65%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.03%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.82%) RIA
14 7 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.72%) PKI
14 7 (0.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 137 (14.09%) Linux
2 59 (6.07%) Unix
3 53 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 47 (4.84%) Android
5 41 (4.22%) Windows
6 8 (0.82%) CentOS
6 8 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.72%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.31%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (89.81%) Agile Software Development
2 771 (79.32%) TDD
3 377 (38.79%) Scrum
4 329 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
5 281 (28.91%) BDD
6 242 (24.90%) Test Automation
7 211 (21.71%) Software Engineering
8 203 (20.88%) MVC
9 180 (18.52%) Kanban
10 169 (17.39%) DevOps
11 168 (17.28%) Microservices
12 150 (15.43%) E-Commerce
13 148 (15.23%) Unit Testing
14 120 (12.35%) OO
15 119 (12.24%) Open Source
16 99 (10.19%) SOA
17 98 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
18 81 (8.33%) SOLID
19 80 (8.23%) Web Development
20 76 (7.82%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 527 (54.22%) Java
2 375 (38.58%) JavaScript
3 230 (23.66%) SQL
4 171 (17.59%) Scala
5 170 (17.49%) C#
6 130 (13.37%) Python
7 68 (7.00%) Groovy
8 44 (4.53%) Apple Swift
9 37 (3.81%) C++
9 37 (3.81%) Objective-C
10 35 (3.60%) Ruby
11 30 (3.09%) Go
12 29 (2.98%) Shell Script
13 20 (2.06%) ES6
14 19 (1.95%) PHP
15 15 (1.54%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.13%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.03%) Perl
18 9 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 52 (5.35%) Degree
3 39 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.54%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.72%) RHCE
5 7 (0.72%) RHCSA
6 5 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.41%) ISEB
8 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (14.20%) QA
2 3 (0.31%) MiFID
3 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.10%) HL7
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (8.33%) Docker
2 16 (1.65%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.72%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.31%) HDFS
6 1 (0.10%) iptables
6 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (2.88%) Kibana
2 25 (2.57%) Ansible
3 23 (2.37%) Kubernetes
4 22 (2.26%) Terraform
5 18 (1.85%) Grafana
6 17 (1.75%) Puppet
7 15 (1.54%) logstash
8 12 (1.23%) Mesos
9 9 (0.93%) Oozie
10 6 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.41%) rkt
11 4 (0.41%) StatsD
12 3 (0.31%) Control-M
12 3 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.31%) HockeyApp
13 2 (0.21%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 2 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 35 (3.60%) New Relic
2 33 (3.40%) Oracle
3 30 (3.09%) Microsoft
4 25 (2.57%) Splunk
5 17 (1.75%) AppDynamics
6 16 (1.65%) IBM
7 12 (1.23%) ATG
8 11 (1.13%) Google
8 11 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.72%) IBM Sterling
10 6 (0.62%) VMware
11 5 (0.51%) Adobe
11 5 (0.51%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.41%) Infor
12 4 (0.41%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.31%) Apple
13 3 (0.31%) SAP
14 2 (0.21%) Calypso
14 2 (0.21%) Murex
14 2 (0.21%) TIBCO
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Peopleworks
Rate: From £60 to £65 per hour £60 to £65 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates - Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £475 to £515 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Montash
Rate: £270 - £280 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Bintelgroup - EAPT SOLUTIONS
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 25 days ago