The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 75 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£386 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+41.12% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.00 - -
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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 Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1042 808 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.17% 71.82% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 427 222
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £14.68 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Refactoring
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Refactoring
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring across the Edinburgh region.

Refactoring Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) nginx
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) PHP5
3 3 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) Artifactory
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Hudson
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) WordPress
4 2 (33.33%) HTML

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) nginx
2 2 (33.33%) WordPress
3 1 (16.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Artifactory
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Cocoa
3 1 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) PHP5
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) Objective-C