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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 481 454 493
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +39
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 92 117 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 98 65
Average daily rate
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£488 £488 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £346 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £298
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +9.24%
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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -30 52 £500 -4.76% 10
South West -9 15 £400 +25.98% 7
Yorkshire - 14 £575 - 2
South East -6 6 £338 +29.80% 9
North West -2 3 £413 - 1
West Midlands -20 1 - - 5
East of England -33 1 £350 +16.66%
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 137 (67.49%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.31%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (39.41%) TDD
4 69 (33.99%) Java
5 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
6 59 (29.06%) Software Engineering
7 54 (26.60%) C#
8 53 (26.11%) HTML
8 53 (26.11%) Scrum
9 46 (22.66%) Finance
10 43 (21.18%) Unit Testing
11 39 (19.21%) Test Automation
11 39 (19.21%) OO
12 37 (18.23%) Linux
12 37 (18.23%) CSS
12 37 (18.23%) Web Services
13 36 (17.73%) SQL
13 36 (17.73%) .NET
14 33 (16.26%) PHP
14 33 (16.26%) Pair Programming
15 31 (15.27%) Ruby
15 31 (15.27%) ATDD
15 31 (15.27%) Relational Database
16 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
16 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
17 29 (14.29%) User Stories
18 27 (13.30%) Apache
19 26 (12.81%) UNIX
19 26 (12.81%) HTML5
20 25 (12.32%) jQuery

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 27 (13.30%) Apache
2 8 (3.94%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.46%) IIS
4 4 (1.97%) Jetty
5 2 (0.99%) Drupal
5 2 (0.99%) Node.js
5 2 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.49%) GemFire
6 1 (0.49%) WordPress
6 1 (0.49%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.96%) IaaS
2 5 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.46%) SaaS
2 5 (2.46%) PaaS
3 4 (1.97%) CloudFront
3 4 (1.97%) Route 53
3 4 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.97%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.91%) HTTP
2 5 (2.46%) LDAP
3 4 (1.97%) Internet
3 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.99%) SSL
4 2 (0.99%) Intranet
4 2 (0.99%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.49%) DMZ
5 1 (0.49%) 3G
5 1 (0.49%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.27%) Relational Database
2 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
3 24 (11.82%) MySQL
4 19 (9.36%) RDBMS
5 17 (8.37%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.94%) Couchbase
8 7 (3.45%) CouchDB
9 6 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.46%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.97%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.48%) Star Schema
12 3 (1.48%) MS Access
12 3 (1.48%) Redis
12 3 (1.48%) Big Data
13 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.36%) JUnit
3 18 (8.87%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.88%) Maven
5 12 (5.91%) Ant
6 11 (5.42%) JIRA
6 11 (5.42%) PHPUnit
7 9 (4.43%) Selenium
7 9 (4.43%) jMock
7 9 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.45%) Subversion
9 6 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.96%) NUnit
9 6 (2.96%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.46%) Bugzilla
10 5 (2.46%) EasyMock
10 5 (2.46%) RSpec
11 4 (1.97%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.97%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (1.48%) Grunt
General
1 46 (22.66%) Finance
2 16 (7.88%) Banking
3 10 (4.93%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.43%) Front Office
5 5 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.97%) Marketing
7 3 (1.48%) Retail
7 3 (1.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.99%) Back Office
8 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.99%) International Banking
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (63.55%) Developer
2 29 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 22 (10.84%) Agile Coach
4 20 (9.85%) Java Developer
5 18 (8.87%) .NET Developer
5 18 (8.87%) Software Engineer
6 16 (7.88%) C++ Developer
7 15 (7.39%) C# Developer
7 15 (7.39%) PHP Developer
8 14 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (5.42%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (5.42%) Architect
10 10 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.94%) Python Developer
12 7 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 5 (2.46%) Senior Software Engineer
13 5 (2.46%) Software Architect
13 5 (2.46%) BizTalk Developer
13 5 (2.46%) Senior BizTalk Developer
13 5 (2.46%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (26.11%) HTML
2 37 (18.23%) CSS
2 37 (18.23%) Web Services
3 36 (17.73%) .NET
4 26 (12.81%) HTML5
5 25 (12.32%) jQuery
6 24 (11.82%) Spring
7 18 (8.87%) JSON
8 17 (8.37%) Ajax
8 17 (8.37%) XML
9 16 (7.88%) Zend Framework
9 16 (7.88%) RESTful
10 15 (7.39%) WCF
10 15 (7.39%) Hibernate
11 14 (6.90%) SOAP
12 13 (6.40%) .NET Framework
13 12 (5.91%) J2EE
14 11 (5.42%) LAMP
15 10 (4.93%) ASP.NET
15 10 (4.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.87%) User Experience
2 10 (4.93%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.93%) Wiki
3 9 (4.43%) N-Tier
3 9 (4.43%) Open Source
4 8 (3.94%) Credit Risk
5 7 (3.45%) Derivative
6 5 (2.46%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.97%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.48%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.48%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.99%) Kindle
9 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.99%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.23%) Linux
2 26 (12.81%) UNIX
3 14 (6.90%) Windows
4 12 (5.91%) CentOS
5 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.99%) Android
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (67.49%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.31%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (39.41%) TDD
4 59 (29.06%) Software Engineering
5 53 (26.11%) Scrum
6 43 (21.18%) Unit Testing
7 39 (19.21%) Test Automation
7 39 (19.21%) OO
8 33 (16.26%) Pair Programming
9 31 (15.27%) ATDD
10 29 (14.29%) User Stories
11 24 (11.82%) Automated Testing
12 23 (11.33%) BDD
12 23 (11.33%) MVC
13 21 (10.34%) Mentoring
14 20 (9.85%) Multithreading
15 18 (8.87%) Configuration Management
16 15 (7.39%) OOP
17 13 (6.40%) Kanban
18 12 (5.91%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 69 (33.99%) Java
2 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
3 54 (26.60%) C#
4 36 (17.73%) SQL
5 33 (16.26%) PHP
6 31 (15.27%) Ruby
7 19 (9.36%) C++
8 16 (7.88%) Python
8 16 (7.88%) C
9 12 (5.91%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.43%) Perl
11 7 (3.45%) PHP5
12 5 (2.46%) VBA
13 4 (1.97%) Scala
13 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.48%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.99%) Clojure
15 2 (0.99%) R
15 2 (0.99%) Golang
15 2 (0.99%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 22 (10.84%) Degree
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.49%) vCloud
1 1 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.99%) logstash
3 1 (0.49%) Salt
3 1 (0.49%) Kibana
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.49%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (10.84%) Oracle
2 21 (10.34%) Zend
3 15 (7.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.97%) Sybase
4 4 (1.97%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) SAP
5 2 (0.99%) FatWire
5 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.99%) Tableau
5 2 (0.99%) RapidMiner
5 2 (0.99%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.49%) New Relic
6 1 (0.49%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.49%) VMware
6 1 (0.49%) Google
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.49%) Perforce
6 1 (0.49%) Cognos
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