The first table below looks at the demand for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 Chester 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 35 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.31% - 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% - 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £420 - -
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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 104 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.08% 72.22% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 24 14
Average daily rate £350 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Refactoring
Cheshire

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 7 (100.00%) JSON
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
1 7 (100.00%) CSS3
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) LINQ
3 5 (71.43%) Ajax
3 5 (71.43%) NHibernate
3 5 (71.43%) User Stories
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 2 (28.57%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
6 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Web Development

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) JSON
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
1 7 (100.00%) CSS3
2 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 5 (71.43%) NHibernate
2 5 (71.43%) LINQ
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
5 1 (14.29%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) User Stories
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Content Management
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (71.43%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) ATG
1 1 (14.29%) hybris
1 1 (14.29%) Vertica