The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 186 199 169
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -30
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 14 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.13% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.17% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £775
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -46.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £558 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Refactoring
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) TDD
3 12 (50.00%) Java
4 11 (45.83%) C#
4 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 9 (37.50%) .NET
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.83%) OO
9 5 (20.83%) JUnit
9 5 (20.83%) CSS
9 5 (20.83%) Web Services
9 5 (20.83%) HTML
9 5 (20.83%) VBA
9 5 (20.83%) NUnit
9 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
9 5 (20.83%) WCF
10 4 (16.67%) jMock
10 4 (16.67%) jQuery
10 4 (16.67%) Kanban
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) C++
10 4 (16.67%) Windows
10 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (12.50%) HTML5

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) JBoss
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) Redis
3 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQLite
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JUnit
1 5 (20.83%) NUnit
2 4 (16.67%) jMock
2 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (12.50%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.17%) DbUnit
5 1 (4.17%) MSTest
5 1 (4.17%) PHPUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Hudson
5 1 (4.17%) Calabash
5 1 (4.17%) Grunt
5 1 (4.17%) Behat
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Coach
2 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Python Developer
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) CSS
2 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) WCF
3 4 (16.67%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) HTML5
4 3 (12.50%) RESTful
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (12.50%) Zend Framework
5 2 (8.33%) Spring
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (8.33%) Middleware
5 2 (8.33%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) CSS3
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.17%) Memcached
6 1 (4.17%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.17%) Kindle
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) W3C
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
2 1 (4.17%) Statistics
2 1 (4.17%) Tandem
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) TDD
3 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) OO
6 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Kanban
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) ATDD
8 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.50%) OOD
8 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Pair Programming
9 2 (8.33%) Data Management
9 2 (8.33%) OOP
9 2 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.83%) VBA
5 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (12.50%) PHP
6 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 3 (12.50%) Python
6 3 (12.50%) Ruby
7 2 (8.33%) PHP5
7 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (8.33%) C
8 1 (4.17%) Scala
8 1 (4.17%) R
8 1 (4.17%) Golang
8 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.17%) VB
8 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Capistrano
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
1 3 (12.50%) Zend
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Sybase
3 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.17%) Red Gate
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Infragistics
3 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.17%) Perforce
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