The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 496 507 510
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 130 145 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 114 73
Median daily rate £500 £423 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.20% -10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £472 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.02% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.25 - £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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41047 42746 40764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.47% 81.10% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27382 28436 25881
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1183 1137
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.76 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Refactoring as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 86 £500 +14.28% 21
South East +14 21 £400 +33.33% 9
East Midlands +6 15 £550 +4.76% 4
West Midlands -16 5 £350 - 2
North West +21 3 £375 - 9
South West -4 1 £288 -23.33% 3
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 158 (68.70%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (50.87%) Java
3 95 (41.30%) TDD
4 94 (40.87%) JavaScript
4 94 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (40.00%) Scrum
6 77 (33.48%) CSS
7 75 (32.61%) HTML
8 71 (30.87%) Git (software)
9 64 (27.83%) MVC
10 62 (26.96%) OO
11 61 (26.52%) Web Services
11 61 (26.52%) BDD
12 57 (24.78%) HTML5
12 57 (24.78%) Web Development
13 55 (23.91%) AngularJS
14 54 (23.48%) Node.js
14 54 (23.48%) Finance
15 51 (22.17%) Linux
15 51 (22.17%) Software Engineering
16 49 (21.30%) jQuery
17 46 (20.00%) SQL
18 44 (19.13%) MongoDB
19 43 (18.70%) Jenkins
20 41 (17.83%) .NET
21 40 (17.39%) Pair Programming
21 40 (17.39%) DevOps
22 38 (16.52%) Oracle
23 37 (16.09%) Kanban
24 35 (15.22%) Unit Testing

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (10.00%) Apache
2 12 (5.22%) nginx
2 12 (5.22%) OpenStack
2 12 (5.22%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.61%) IIS
4 5 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.17%) JBoss
4 5 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.87%) Confluence
7 2 (0.87%) Drupal
7 2 (0.87%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.43%) SAS
8 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Beauchamp
2 1 (0.43%) Endur
2 1 (0.43%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.43%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.61%) SaaS
3 4 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.35%) HTTP
2 6 (2.61%) Internet
3 2 (0.87%) Intranet
3 2 (0.87%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) ICMP
4 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.13%) MongoDB
2 27 (11.74%) MySQL
3 26 (11.30%) SQL Server
4 25 (10.87%) Relational Database
5 22 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (7.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (7.39%) Big Data
8 15 (6.52%) NoSQL
9 12 (5.22%) CouchDB
9 12 (5.22%) KDB
10 11 (4.78%) Redis
11 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (3.48%) RDBMS
12 8 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (2.17%) Neo4j
14 4 (1.74%) Datomic
15 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
16 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 71 (30.87%) Git (software)
2 43 (18.70%) Jenkins
3 27 (11.74%) Maven
4 25 (10.87%) JUnit
5 24 (10.43%) Subversion
6 21 (9.13%) Gradle
6 21 (9.13%) Mockito
7 20 (8.70%) IntelliJ
8 17 (7.39%) JIRA
9 16 (6.96%) TeamCity
10 12 (5.22%) Mercurial
11 9 (3.91%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.91%) Jasmine
11 9 (3.91%) NUnit
11 9 (3.91%) Vagrant
12 8 (3.48%) Moq
12 8 (3.48%) MSTest
12 8 (3.48%) PHPUnit
12 8 (3.48%) Rhino Mocks
13 7 (3.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (23.48%) Finance
2 27 (11.74%) Front Office
3 17 (7.39%) Banking
4 10 (4.35%) Retail
5 6 (2.61%) Back Office
6 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Marketing
6 3 (1.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 152 (66.09%) Developer
2 43 (18.70%) Java Developer
3 35 (15.22%) Architect
4 31 (13.48%) PHP Developer
5 28 (12.17%) Senior Developer
6 22 (9.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 20 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.70%) Digital Architect
8 14 (6.09%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (6.09%) SQL Developer
9 12 (5.22%) Quantitative Developer
9 12 (5.22%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.78%) E-Commerce Developer
10 11 (4.78%) Hybris Developer
10 11 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (4.78%) Web Developer
11 10 (4.35%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
12 9 (3.91%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.91%) C# Developer - Commodities
12 9 (3.91%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (33.48%) CSS
2 75 (32.61%) HTML
3 61 (26.52%) Web Services
4 57 (24.78%) HTML5
5 55 (23.91%) AngularJS
6 54 (23.48%) Node.js
7 49 (21.30%) jQuery
8 41 (17.83%) .NET
9 33 (14.35%) CSS3
10 32 (13.91%) Spring
11 25 (10.87%) REST
11 25 (10.87%) SOAP
11 25 (10.87%) Spring MVC
12 23 (10.00%) XML
13 21 (9.13%) Symfony
14 20 (8.70%) Dropwizard
14 20 (8.70%) Hystrix
14 20 (8.70%) Scalatra
15 19 (8.26%) React
15 19 (8.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.83%) Hedge funds
2 15 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 14 (6.09%) Statistics
4 13 (5.65%) Visualisation
5 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.35%) Market Risk
6 9 (3.91%) User Experience
7 7 (3.04%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.74%) Blog
9 4 (1.74%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.30%) Derivative
11 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.87%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.87%) Equities
11 2 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.17%) Linux
2 18 (7.83%) Unix
3 7 (3.04%) Windows
4 3 (1.30%) Android
4 3 (1.30%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (68.70%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (41.30%) TDD
3 94 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (40.00%) Scrum
5 64 (27.83%) MVC
6 62 (26.96%) OO
7 61 (26.52%) BDD
8 57 (24.78%) Web Development
9 51 (22.17%) Software Engineering
10 40 (17.39%) DevOps
10 40 (17.39%) Pair Programming
11 37 (16.09%) Kanban
12 35 (15.22%) Unit Testing
13 32 (13.91%) Web Application Development
14 30 (13.04%) E-Commerce
14 30 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
15 29 (12.61%) Automated Testing
16 28 (12.17%) Front End Development
17 27 (11.74%) SOA
18 23 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (50.87%) Java
2 94 (40.87%) JavaScript
3 46 (20.00%) SQL
4 35 (15.22%) PHP
5 31 (13.48%) C#
6 26 (11.30%) Python
7 25 (10.87%) Scala
8 20 (8.70%) Ruby
9 18 (7.83%) C
10 15 (6.52%) C++
11 12 (5.22%) PL/SQL
12 11 (4.78%) Shell Script
13 10 (4.35%) Korn
13 10 (4.35%) XPath
14 9 (3.91%) Perl
14 9 (3.91%) T-SQL
15 7 (3.04%) Go
15 7 (3.04%) PHP 5
16 6 (2.61%) VB.NET
17 5 (2.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (9.13%) Degree
2 12 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) PhD
5 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.30%) QA
2 8 (3.48%) FATCA
3 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.87%) SDET
5 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (6.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (11.30%) Puppet
2 21 (9.13%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (6.52%) Ansible
4 2 (0.87%) Control-M
4 2 (0.87%) Grafana
4 2 (0.87%) Graphite
4 2 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.43%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.43%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 38 (16.52%) Oracle
2 24 (10.43%) Zend
3 20 (8.70%) New Relic
4 13 (5.65%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.65%) Solace
5 12 (5.22%) hybris
6 9 (3.91%) IBM
7 5 (2.17%) VMware
8 4 (1.74%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.30%) ATG
10 2 (0.87%) Perforce
11 1 (0.43%) Akamai
11 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.43%) Avaya
11 1 (0.43%) CommVault
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Sterling
11 1 (0.43%) OpenLink
11 1 (0.43%) Sage
11 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.43%) Sybase
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