Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 181 177
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -12
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 13 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.21% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 5
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% -9.09% +31.34%
10th Percentile £394 £413 £440
90th Percentile £528 £600 £590
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +73.61% -11.11% -32.50%

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 3,987 4,383 4,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.32% 82.79% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,700 2,336
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 142 131
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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
Coventry +14 9 £485 -13.78%
Birmingham -10 4 £500 +29.03% 4
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 10 (76.92%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
2 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Kanban
4 6 (46.15%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) Refactoring
6 4 (30.77%) Wiki
6 4 (30.77%) Ruby
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) SEO
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) OO
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (23.08%) Node.js
7 3 (23.08%) CSS3
7 3 (23.08%) Neo4j
7 3 (23.08%) GitHub
7 3 (23.08%) DevOps
7 3 (23.08%) Clojure
7 3 (23.08%) Microservices
7 3 (23.08%) GitLab

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 3 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 3 (23.08%) Neo4j
1 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) GitLab
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (7.69%) Angular Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) Node.js
4 3 (23.08%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) React
6 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Kanban
4 6 (46.15%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) Refactoring
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) OO
6 4 (30.77%) SEO
7 3 (23.08%) DevOps
7 3 (23.08%) Microservices
7 3 (23.08%) OOP
7 3 (23.08%) Open Source
7 3 (23.08%) Software Delivery
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (7.69%) SDLC
9 1 (7.69%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) Clojure
3 3 (23.08%) Erlang
3 3 (23.08%) F#
3 3 (23.08%) Groovy
3 3 (23.08%) Haskell
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) Scala
4 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) MuleSoft
2 1 (7.69%) RedGate