The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 398 418 409
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 159 116 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 99 74
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £311 £303
% change year-on-year
+38.55% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% -
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34869 33282 29935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.42% 74.78% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22744 20629 18112
Average daily rate £425 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1056 1254
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in England

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in England

Refactoring
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring across the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram in England

Refactoring
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Refactoring Hourly Rate Trend in England

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 97 £525 +16.66% 20
South West -2 20 £438 +34.61% 5
South East -22 19 £400 +41.49% 9
East of England +11 13 £625 +51.51%
North West - 5 £320 - 5
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £270 - 5
East Midlands - - - - 2
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 241 (81.69%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (57.29%) Continuous Integration
3 133 (45.08%) Software Engineering
4 125 (42.37%) TDD
5 121 (41.02%) Java
6 106 (35.93%) JavaScript
7 93 (31.53%) HTML
8 85 (28.81%) C#
8 85 (28.81%) Finance
9 81 (27.46%) Scrum
10 75 (25.42%) Test Automation
11 72 (24.41%) Linux
12 67 (22.71%) HTML5
13 66 (22.37%) Ruby
14 64 (21.69%) OO
15 62 (21.02%) jQuery
16 61 (20.68%) Git (software)
17 59 (20.00%) Mentoring
17 59 (20.00%) .NET
18 58 (19.66%) SQL
19 56 (18.98%) PHP
20 55 (18.64%) CSS
21 53 (17.97%) Automated Testing
22 52 (17.63%) Apache
23 48 (16.27%) Unit Testing
24 47 (15.93%) MySQL
25 45 (15.25%) User Stories
26 44 (14.92%) Python
27 43 (14.58%) UNIX
28 40 (13.56%) Zend

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 52 (17.63%) Apache
2 25 (8.47%) Node.js
3 12 (4.07%) Confluence
4 10 (3.39%) TIBCO EMS
5 9 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle 10gAS
6 7 (2.37%) Jetty
7 6 (2.03%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.69%) JBoss
8 5 (1.69%) CMS
8 5 (1.69%) nginx
8 5 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.68%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.69%) Route 53
4 4 (1.36%) CloudFront
4 4 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.73%) HTTP
2 9 (3.05%) LDAP
3 5 (1.69%) Internet
3 5 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.36%) Intranet
5 3 (1.02%) SSL
6 2 (0.68%) DLNA
6 2 (0.68%) DVB
7 1 (0.34%) DMZ
7 1 (0.34%) DHCP
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.93%) MySQL
2 35 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 23 (7.80%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.05%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.37%) Couchbase
7 6 (2.03%) Ingres
8 5 (1.69%) Big Data
9 4 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.36%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.02%) SQLite
10 3 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (20.68%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.20%) PHPUnit
3 34 (11.53%) NUnit
4 23 (7.80%) Subversion
5 22 (7.46%) TeamCity
6 21 (7.12%) JIRA
7 20 (6.78%) Maven
7 20 (6.78%) JUnit
8 19 (6.44%) Ant
9 18 (6.10%) Cucumber
10 15 (5.08%) CruiseControl
10 15 (5.08%) Grunt
10 15 (5.08%) Jenkins
10 15 (5.08%) GoogleTest
11 14 (4.75%) CppUnit
11 14 (4.75%) Selenium
11 14 (4.75%) ClearCase
12 11 (3.73%) Eclipse
12 11 (3.73%) RSpec
13 10 (3.39%) MSI
General
1 85 (28.81%) Finance
2 36 (12.20%) Banking
3 22 (7.46%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.37%) Marketing
5 6 (2.03%) Front Office
6 4 (1.36%) Games
7 3 (1.02%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.68%) Hindi Language
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) International Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 173 (58.64%) Developer
2 41 (13.90%) Agile Coach
3 36 (12.20%) Senior Developer
4 29 (9.83%) Software Engineer
4 29 (9.83%) PHP Developer
5 27 (9.15%) .NET Developer
6 21 (7.12%) Java Developer
6 21 (7.12%) C# Developer
7 20 (6.78%) Python Developer
8 17 (5.76%) Front-End Developer
9 13 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (4.07%) ScrumMaster
11 11 (3.73%) Web Developer
11 11 (3.73%) Technical Leader
11 11 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.73%) PHP Zend Developer
12 9 (3.05%) Architect
12 9 (3.05%) Programmer
12 9 (3.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 8 (2.71%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (31.53%) HTML
2 67 (22.71%) HTML5
3 62 (21.02%) jQuery
4 59 (20.00%) .NET
5 55 (18.64%) CSS
6 39 (13.22%) Doctrine
7 36 (12.20%) Zend Framework
8 28 (9.49%) .NET Framework
9 27 (9.15%) CSS3
10 22 (7.46%) Web Services
11 21 (7.12%) WCF
11 21 (7.12%) Spring
11 21 (7.12%) Ajax
12 20 (6.78%) XML
12 20 (6.78%) RESTful
13 19 (6.44%) ASP.NET
14 17 (5.76%) AngularJS
15 14 (4.75%) WPF
15 14 (4.75%) REST
16 13 (4.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.39%) User Experience
3 10 (3.39%) Open Source
3 10 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.71%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.71%) Derivative
6 7 (2.37%) Wiki
6 7 (2.37%) Digital Media
7 6 (2.03%) Statistics
8 4 (1.36%) Kindle
8 4 (1.36%) Equities
9 3 (1.02%) DTV
9 3 (1.02%) W3C
9 3 (1.02%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 72 (24.41%) Linux
2 43 (14.58%) UNIX
3 37 (12.54%) CentOS
4 33 (11.19%) Windows
5 8 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.03%) Android
7 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.02%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (81.69%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (57.29%) Continuous Integration
3 133 (45.08%) Software Engineering
4 125 (42.37%) TDD
5 81 (27.46%) Scrum
6 75 (25.42%) Test Automation
7 64 (21.69%) OO
8 59 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 53 (17.97%) Automated Testing
10 48 (16.27%) Unit Testing
11 45 (15.25%) User Stories
12 40 (13.56%) Multithreading
13 37 (12.54%) Pair Programming
14 32 (10.85%) ATDD
15 31 (10.51%) BDD
16 30 (10.17%) Product Management
17 24 (8.14%) Responsive Web Design
18 23 (7.80%) Kanban
19 22 (7.46%) OOD
19 22 (7.46%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 121 (41.02%) Java
2 106 (35.93%) JavaScript
3 85 (28.81%) C#
4 66 (22.37%) Ruby
5 58 (19.66%) SQL
6 56 (18.98%) PHP
7 44 (14.92%) Python
8 39 (13.22%) C++
9 35 (11.86%) C
10 15 (5.08%) Perl
11 9 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.71%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.37%) VBA
13 7 (2.37%) VBScript
13 7 (2.37%) VB
13 7 (2.37%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.37%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.03%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.36%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (4.75%) Security Cleared
1 14 (4.75%) Degree
2 12 (4.07%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Varnish
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.36%) Control-M
3 3 (1.02%) Puppet
4 2 (0.68%) Salt
4 2 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 40 (13.56%) Zend
2 37 (12.54%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.19%) Oracle
4 17 (5.76%) IBM
5 10 (3.39%) DevExpress
5 10 (3.39%) Infragistics
5 10 (3.39%) TIBCO
6 9 (3.05%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.37%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.02%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.68%) Pega
9 2 (0.68%) Siebel
9 2 (0.68%) Sybase
10 1 (0.34%) Cognos
10 1 (0.34%) SAP
10 1 (0.34%) Google
10 1 (0.34%) VMware
10 1 (0.34%) Perforce
10 1 (0.34%) Foundry
10 1 (0.34%) New Relic
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