Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 19 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 30 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +36
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 14 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.61% 2.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Watford median daily rate £463 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £519 £525 -
% change year-on-year -1.19% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 advertised in Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 342 228 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 88.14% 85.39% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 117 82
Watford median daily rate £413 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +5.59% +7.33%
10th Percentile £250 £214 £213
90th Percentile £581 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 12
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £13.75 £23.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.09% -40.63% +32.34%
10th Percentile £14.23 £12.45 £8.50
90th Percentile £37.90 £15.73 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £42.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year -54.98% +96.28% -32.81%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in Watford

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 10 (71.43%) Ruby
3 9 (64.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (57.14%) Redis
4 8 (57.14%) React
5 7 (50.00%) MVC
6 6 (42.86%) BDD
7 5 (35.71%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) Apache
8 4 (28.57%) Web Services
8 4 (28.57%) Linux
8 4 (28.57%) Spring
8 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
8 4 (28.57%) Ansible
8 4 (28.57%) Microservices
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (28.57%) Open Source
8 4 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (21.43%) Spring Boot
9 3 (21.43%) gulp
9 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
9 3 (21.43%) SOLID
9 3 (21.43%) Dropwizard
9 3 (21.43%) Hystrix
9 3 (21.43%) HTML5
9 3 (21.43%) Git (software)

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 5 (35.71%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Redis
2 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Grunt
1 3 (21.43%) gulp
1 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
2 1 (7.14%) GitLab
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Ruby Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (57.14%) React
3 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 4 (28.57%) Spring
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) Dropwizard
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) Hystrix
4 3 (21.43%) Play Framework
4 3 (21.43%) Scalatra
4 3 (21.43%) Spring Boot
5 1 (7.14%) Catalyst
5 1 (7.14%) CGI
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) MVC
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Microservices
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
6 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
6 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) SOLID
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
7 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Groovy
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Clojure
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) New Relic
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle