Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 166 208
Rank change year-on-year -22 +42 -23
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 7
West Midlands median daily rate £473 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.03% +4.74% +40.74%
10th Percentile £413 £446 £313
90th Percentile £575 £573 £530
England median daily rate £525 £503 £500
% change year-on-year +4.48% +0.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 4,218 3,618 5,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.43% 83.60% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,520 2,287 2,964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 125 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.36 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -20 6 £461 -18.00% 1
Birmingham -12 4 £475 -9.52% 1
Coventry -20 2 £454 -3.46% 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) Kanban
4 9 (64.29%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
6 5 (35.71%) DevOps
6 5 (35.71%) SDLC
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (28.57%) C#
7 4 (28.57%) .NET
7 4 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (28.57%) Coaching
8 3 (21.43%) Mesos
8 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
8 3 (21.43%) Akka
8 3 (21.43%) Play Framework
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (21.43%) User Stories
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (21.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 3 (21.43%) Line Management
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) Progress
8 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
8 3 (21.43%) JIRA
8 3 (21.43%) Velocity

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 4 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (21.43%) Confluence
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) GitHub
3 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (21.43%) Big Data
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum Master
4 2 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Scala Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Coach
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) Akka
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (21.43%) Kafka
2 3 (21.43%) Play Framework
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) Velocity
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (14.29%) React
3 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.14%) Django
4 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) Kanban
4 9 (64.29%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) DevOps
6 5 (35.71%) SDLC
6 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 4 (28.57%) Coaching
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (21.43%) Line Management
8 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
8 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
8 3 (21.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 3 (21.43%) Time Management
8 3 (21.43%) User Stories
9 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 2 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Scala
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Python
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
1 3 (21.43%) Mesos
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Kibana
2 1 (7.14%) logstash
2 1 (7.14%) Packer
2 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Progress
2 2 (14.29%) Pega
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.14%) Xamarin