Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 13 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 171 205
Rank change year-on-year -11 +34 -31
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 25 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 7
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.00% -
10th Percentile £395 £460 £400
90th Percentile £575 £532 £585
England median daily rate £525 £518 £500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -45.60% +73.61% -11.11%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,394 4,021 5,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.02% 84.10% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 2,567 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 135 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +31.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £10.64
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% +2.56% +2.27%

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Pair Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the West Midlands

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the West Midlands

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the West Midlands

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 November 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
Shropshire -31 19 £470 -10.48% 1
Birmingham -1 2 £513 - 2
Coventry -21 2 £454 -3.46% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £320 -
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 22 (88.00%) TDD
2 17 (68.00%) Scrum
2 17 (68.00%) DevOps
3 15 (60.00%) Docker
3 15 (60.00%) Microservices
3 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (56.00%) Ruby
4 14 (56.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (56.00%) Play Framework
4 14 (56.00%) MongoDB
4 14 (56.00%) REST
5 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
5 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (52.00%) Scala
6 12 (48.00%) QA
6 12 (48.00%) JIRA
6 12 (48.00%) CSS
6 12 (48.00%) Confluence
6 12 (48.00%) GitHub
6 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
6 12 (48.00%) Kibana
7 11 (44.00%) Sublime Text
7 11 (44.00%) Graphite
7 11 (44.00%) gulp
7 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio Code
7 11 (44.00%) Artifactory
7 11 (44.00%) Analytics
7 11 (44.00%) Sass
7 11 (44.00%) LESS

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (48.00%) Confluence
2 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) GitHub
2 11 (44.00%) Google Analytics
3 10 (40.00%) Slack
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (12.00%) Big Data
4 1 (4.00%) Redis
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (48.00%) JIRA
3 11 (44.00%) Artifactory
3 11 (44.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (44.00%) Gatling
3 11 (44.00%) gulp
3 11 (44.00%) IntelliJ
3 11 (44.00%) Selenium
3 11 (44.00%) Sublime Text
3 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio Code
3 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Games
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 12 (48.00%) Scala Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Scala Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Scala Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum Master
6 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Agile Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Play Framework
1 14 (56.00%) REST
2 12 (48.00%) CSS
3 11 (44.00%) Gherkin
3 11 (44.00%) HTML
3 11 (44.00%) HTML5
3 11 (44.00%) LESS
3 11 (44.00%) Node.js
3 11 (44.00%) Sass
3 11 (44.00%) YAML
4 5 (20.00%) Spring
5 4 (16.00%) RESTful
5 4 (16.00%) Spring Boot
6 3 (12.00%) .NET
6 3 (12.00%) Akka
6 3 (12.00%) Kafka
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (8.00%) React
8 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
1 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) TDD
2 17 (68.00%) DevOps
2 17 (68.00%) Scrum
3 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (60.00%) Microservices
4 14 (56.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (44.00%) Analytics
5 11 (44.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 11 (44.00%) Prototyping
6 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (32.00%) Kanban
8 6 (24.00%) MVC
9 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (12.00%) CQRS
10 3 (12.00%) Machine Learning
11 2 (8.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Ruby
2 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (52.00%) Scala
3 11 (44.00%) Groovy
4 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (24.00%) Java
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) C#
8 1 (4.00%) Python
8 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) Kibana
2 11 (44.00%) Grafana
2 11 (44.00%) Graphite
3 6 (24.00%) Kubernetes
4 3 (12.00%) Mesos
5 1 (4.00%) Ansible
5 1 (4.00%) logstash
5 1 (4.00%) Packer
5 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Google
1 11 (44.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Progress