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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 482 423 494
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +71
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 93 138 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 116 59
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£488 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -0.80%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37564 35968 38529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23690 22532 22798
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 991 1384
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 -66 53 £500 -4.76% 15
South West -21 14 £400 +39.13% 2
Yorkshire - 13 £575 - 2
South East -10 6 £338 +29.80% 4
West Midlands -1 4 £290 -20.54% 4
North West - 2 - - 3
East of England -21 1 £350 +16.66% 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 111 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (45.89%) Continuous Integration
3 84 (40.58%) TDD
4 75 (36.23%) Java
5 65 (31.40%) C#
6 60 (28.99%) JavaScript
7 57 (27.54%) Software Engineering
8 56 (27.05%) Scrum
9 51 (24.64%) HTML
10 46 (22.22%) Unit Testing
11 44 (21.26%) SQL
12 43 (20.77%) Finance
13 41 (19.81%) .NET
14 40 (19.32%) CSS
14 40 (19.32%) OO
14 40 (19.32%) Test Automation
15 38 (18.36%) Web Services
16 35 (16.91%) Ruby
17 33 (15.94%) Linux
17 33 (15.94%) ATDD
17 33 (15.94%) Relational Database
18 32 (15.46%) User Stories
18 32 (15.46%) Pair Programming
19 30 (14.49%) SQL Server
19 30 (14.49%) MVC
20 28 (13.53%) UNIX
21 27 (13.04%) PHP
21 27 (13.04%) Spring
22 25 (12.08%) HTML5
23 24 (11.59%) Git (software)

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 22 (10.63%) Apache
2 6 (2.90%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.90%) IIS
3 5 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.45%) Jetty
5 2 (0.97%) Drupal
5 2 (0.97%) Node.js
5 2 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) GemFire
6 1 (0.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.90%) IaaS
2 5 (2.42%) SaaS
2 5 (2.42%) PaaS
3 4 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.45%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.45%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.45%) Route 53
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
5 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.48%) Responsys
5 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.28%) HTTP
2 4 (1.93%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.93%) LDAP
2 4 (1.93%) Internet
3 2 (0.97%) SSL
3 2 (0.97%) Intranet
3 2 (0.97%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.48%) DMZ
4 1 (0.48%) 3G
4 1 (0.48%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.94%) Relational Database
2 30 (14.49%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.14%) RDBMS
4 17 (8.21%) NoSQL
4 17 (8.21%) MySQL
5 13 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.86%) Couchbase
8 7 (3.38%) CouchDB
9 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.42%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.93%) Big Data
10 4 (1.93%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.45%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.45%) MS Access
11 3 (1.45%) Redis
12 2 (0.97%) HBase
12 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.63%) Cucumber
3 18 (8.70%) JUnit
4 15 (7.25%) Maven
5 11 (5.31%) Ant
6 10 (4.83%) JIRA
6 10 (4.83%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.86%) jMock
9 7 (3.38%) NUnit
9 7 (3.38%) PHPUnit
10 6 (2.90%) Subversion
10 6 (2.90%) Selenium
11 5 (2.42%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.42%) Bugzilla
11 5 (2.42%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (1.93%) EasyMock
12 4 (1.93%) RSpec
13 3 (1.45%) QUnit
13 3 (1.45%) Grunt
General
1 43 (20.77%) Finance
2 16 (7.73%) Banking
3 10 (4.83%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.35%) Front Office
5 5 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.93%) Retail
6 4 (1.93%) Marketing
7 3 (1.45%) Back Office
7 3 (1.45%) Electronics
8 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.97%) Games
8 2 (0.97%) International Banking
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 131 (63.29%) Developer
2 30 (14.49%) Senior Developer
3 26 (12.56%) Agile Coach
4 21 (10.14%) .NET Developer
5 20 (9.66%) Java Developer
6 16 (7.73%) C++ Developer
6 16 (7.73%) C# Developer
6 16 (7.73%) Software Engineer
7 14 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (6.28%) Architect
9 12 (5.80%) PHP Developer
10 11 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (4.83%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (3.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Python Developer
14 5 (2.42%) BizTalk Developer
14 5 (2.42%) Senior BizTalk Developer
14 5 (2.42%) Perl Developer
14 5 (2.42%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (24.64%) HTML
2 41 (19.81%) .NET
3 40 (19.32%) CSS
4 38 (18.36%) Web Services
5 27 (13.04%) Spring
6 25 (12.08%) HTML5
7 23 (11.11%) JSON
8 22 (10.63%) jQuery
9 21 (10.14%) Ajax
10 19 (9.18%) Hibernate
10 19 (9.18%) XML
11 16 (7.73%) RESTful
11 16 (7.73%) WCF
12 15 (7.25%) .NET Framework
12 15 (7.25%) ASP.NET
12 15 (7.25%) SOAP
13 14 (6.76%) CSS3
14 13 (6.28%) J2EE
15 12 (5.80%) Zend Framework
16 11 (5.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.80%) Open Source
2 10 (4.83%) Wiki
3 9 (4.35%) Derivative
3 9 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.86%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.86%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.93%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.93%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.45%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.45%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.97%) Equities
8 2 (0.97%) DTV
8 2 (0.97%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.97%) Mobile Games
8 2 (0.97%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.94%) Linux
2 28 (13.53%) UNIX
3 15 (7.25%) Windows
4 8 (3.86%) CentOS
5 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.97%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (45.89%) Continuous Integration
3 84 (40.58%) TDD
4 57 (27.54%) Software Engineering
5 56 (27.05%) Scrum
6 46 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 40 (19.32%) Test Automation
7 40 (19.32%) OO
8 33 (15.94%) ATDD
9 32 (15.46%) User Stories
9 32 (15.46%) Pair Programming
10 30 (14.49%) MVC
11 23 (11.11%) BDD
12 20 (9.66%) Multithreading
13 17 (8.21%) Automated Testing
13 17 (8.21%) Configuration Management
14 16 (7.73%) OOP
15 14 (6.76%) SOA
15 14 (6.76%) Kanban
16 13 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.23%) Java
2 65 (31.40%) C#
3 60 (28.99%) JavaScript
4 44 (21.26%) SQL
5 35 (16.91%) Ruby
6 27 (13.04%) PHP
7 19 (9.18%) C++
8 16 (7.73%) T-SQL
8 16 (7.73%) Python
8 16 (7.73%) C
9 12 (5.80%) Perl
10 7 (3.38%) Scala
11 6 (2.90%) PHP5
12 5 (2.42%) VBA
13 3 (1.45%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.97%) Clojure
14 2 (0.97%) R
14 2 (0.97%) Golang
14 2 (0.97%) Haskell
14 2 (0.97%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 22 (10.63%) Degree
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.97%) MCITP
3 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.48%) vCloud
1 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.97%) logstash
3 1 (0.48%) Salt
3 1 (0.48%) Kibana
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.48%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (10.63%) Oracle
2 15 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.25%) Zend
3 6 (2.90%) JBoss
4 4 (1.93%) Sybase
5 3 (1.45%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (0.97%) SAP
6 2 (0.97%) FatWire
6 2 (0.97%) Tableau
6 2 (0.97%) RapidMiner
6 2 (0.97%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.48%) New Relic
7 1 (0.48%) ExactTarget
7 1 (0.48%) VMware
7 1 (0.48%) Google
7 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.48%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.48%) Cognos
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
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