The first table below looks at the demand for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 64 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 11 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.31% - 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
- -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +33.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
651 543 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.50% 73.58% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 249 220
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Refactoring
North West

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Refactoring across the Cheshire region.

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £420 -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Refactoring
North West

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Refactoring also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Refactoring.

1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 12 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (100.00%) CSS3
2 11 (91.67%) JSON
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
3 10 (83.33%) HTML5
4 9 (75.00%) User Stories
4 9 (75.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (75.00%) MVC
4 9 (75.00%) Visual Studio
4 9 (75.00%) C#
5 8 (66.67%) LINQ
5 8 (66.67%) Ajax
5 8 (66.67%) NHibernate
6 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
8 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (25.00%) Web Development
8 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Refactoring also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Refactoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) CSS3
2 11 (91.67%) JSON
3 10 (83.33%) HTML5
4 8 (66.67%) Ajax
4 8 (66.67%) NHibernate
4 8 (66.67%) LINQ
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) RESTful
6 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (25.00%) Spring
7 2 (16.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 12 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (75.00%) MVC
2 9 (75.00%) User Stories
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
3 9 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (75.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Vertica
2 1 (8.33%) ATG
2 1 (8.33%) hybris