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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 126 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Shropshire - 3 £500 - 1
Coventry +1 2 £563 +18.42%
Birmingham +2 1 £425 - 2
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) BDD
2 9 (90.00%) TDD
3 8 (80.00%) Java
4 7 (70.00%) Scrum
4 7 (70.00%) RESTful
5 6 (60.00%) Kanban
5 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (50.00%) Microservices
6 5 (50.00%) JUnit
6 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (40.00%) Docker
7 4 (40.00%) Mockito
8 3 (30.00%) Travis CI
8 3 (30.00%) Open Source Development
8 3 (30.00%) rkt
8 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (30.00%) Grafana
8 3 (30.00%) SonarQube
8 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (30.00%) High Availability
8 3 (30.00%) Splunk
8 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (30.00%) logstash
8 3 (30.00%) Kibana
8 3 (30.00%) Functional Programming

Pair Programming
Top Related 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 3 (30.00%) Confluence
1 3 (30.00%) Documentum
1 3 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (20.00%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) Mockito
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) SonarQube
4 3 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Travis CI
5 2 (20.00%) Gradle
5 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
5 2 (20.00%) MSTest
5 2 (20.00%) NCover
5 2 (20.00%) NDepend
5 2 (20.00%) NuGet
5 2 (20.00%) ReSharper
5 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (20.00%) StyleCop
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Azure Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE Architect
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (30.00%) OAuth2
2 3 (30.00%) OpenID
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (20.00%) JAX-RS
3 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (20.00%) RAML
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) spray
4 1 (10.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) BDD
2 9 (90.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) Kanban
5 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (50.00%) Microservices
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (30.00%) Functional Programming
6 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) High Availability
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source Development
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Web Development
7 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Scala
4 1 (10.00%) Groovy
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Grafana
1 3 (30.00%) Kibana
1 3 (30.00%) logstash
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) rkt
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) AppDynamics
1 3 (30.00%) Splunk
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Pega