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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 404 422 437
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +15
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 190 137 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 120 74
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £48.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.89% -
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -4 93 £500 +11.11% 19
South West +4 30 £438 +34.61% 4
South East -13 25 £369 +22.91% 5
East of England -4 15 £619 +50.00%
North West +3 12 £275 - 3
Yorkshire - 9 £538 - 3
West Midlands -13 3 £375 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 225 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (54.39%) Continuous Integration
3 123 (43.16%) Software Engineering
4 121 (42.46%) TDD
5 115 (40.35%) Java
6 102 (35.79%) JavaScript
7 94 (32.98%) HTML
8 80 (28.07%) C#
9 79 (27.72%) Finance
10 77 (27.02%) Scrum
11 75 (26.32%) Linux
12 70 (24.56%) Test Automation
13 69 (24.21%) HTML5
14 65 (22.81%) jQuery
15 60 (21.05%) Git (software)
16 59 (20.70%) SQL
17 57 (20.00%) PHP
18 56 (19.65%) OO
19 55 (19.30%) CSS
19 55 (19.30%) .NET
20 54 (18.95%) Apache
20 54 (18.95%) Ruby
21 53 (18.60%) Automated Testing
21 53 (18.60%) Mentoring
22 46 (16.14%) MySQL
23 44 (15.44%) Zend
24 43 (15.09%) UNIX
25 41 (14.39%) User Stories
26 39 (13.68%) Zend Framework
26 39 (13.68%) C++

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 54 (18.95%) Apache
2 18 (6.32%) Node.js
3 10 (3.51%) Confluence
4 9 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.81%) TIBCO EMS
6 7 (2.46%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (2.46%) Oracle 10gAS
7 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.11%) Jetty
8 5 (1.75%) nginx
8 5 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.75%) CMS
8 5 (1.75%) JBoss
9 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.70%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.35%) WordPress
11 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) MS Office
2 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.75%) Route 53
4 4 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.40%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.70%) GitHub
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.21%) HTTP
2 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.46%) LDAP
3 5 (1.75%) Internet
4 4 (1.40%) Intranet
5 3 (1.05%) SSL
6 2 (0.70%) DVB
6 2 (0.70%) DLNA
7 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.35%) DNS
7 1 (0.35%) DHCP
7 1 (0.35%) GPRS
7 1 (0.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) MySQL
2 34 (11.93%) Relational Database
3 24 (8.42%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.81%) Couchbase
9 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (2.11%) Ingres
10 6 (2.11%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.75%) Big Data
12 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.40%) Redis
12 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.05%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 60 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.98%) PHPUnit
3 30 (10.53%) NUnit
4 20 (7.02%) Subversion
5 19 (6.67%) Ant
5 19 (6.67%) JUnit
6 18 (6.32%) Maven
6 18 (6.32%) JIRA
6 18 (6.32%) Cucumber
6 18 (6.32%) TeamCity
7 12 (4.21%) CruiseControl
7 12 (4.21%) Jenkins
7 12 (4.21%) GoogleTest
7 12 (4.21%) Grunt
8 11 (3.86%) jMock
8 11 (3.86%) Selenium
8 11 (3.86%) CppUnit
8 11 (3.86%) Eclipse
8 11 (3.86%) ClearCase
9 8 (2.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (27.72%) Finance
2 27 (9.47%) Banking
3 11 (3.86%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.81%) Front Office
5 6 (2.11%) Marketing
6 4 (1.40%) Games
7 3 (1.05%) International Banking
7 3 (1.05%) Legal
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 171 (60.00%) Developer
2 37 (12.98%) Senior Developer
3 35 (12.28%) Agile Coach
4 32 (11.23%) Software Engineer
5 31 (10.88%) PHP Developer
6 26 (9.12%) .NET Developer
7 21 (7.37%) C# Developer
8 19 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 18 (6.32%) Front-End Developer
10 15 (5.26%) Python Developer
11 13 (4.56%) ScrumMaster
12 12 (4.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 12 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (3.86%) PHP Zend Developer
14 10 (3.51%) Programmer
15 9 (3.16%) C++ Developer
15 9 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
16 8 (2.81%) Web Developer
16 8 (2.81%) Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (32.98%) HTML
2 69 (24.21%) HTML5
3 65 (22.81%) jQuery
4 55 (19.30%) CSS
4 55 (19.30%) .NET
5 39 (13.68%) Zend Framework
6 38 (13.33%) Doctrine
7 27 (9.47%) .NET Framework
8 24 (8.42%) CSS3
9 21 (7.37%) Web Services
10 20 (7.02%) Spring
10 20 (7.02%) WCF
10 20 (7.02%) RESTful
11 19 (6.67%) XML
11 19 (6.67%) ASP.NET
12 18 (6.32%) Ajax
13 14 (4.91%) REST
13 14 (4.91%) AngularJS
14 13 (4.56%) WPF
15 12 (4.21%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.86%) User Experience
2 11 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.51%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.16%) Wiki
5 8 (2.81%) Derivative
6 7 (2.46%) Open Source
6 7 (2.46%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.46%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.11%) Equities
8 5 (1.75%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.75%) Statistics
9 4 (1.40%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.40%) Kindle
10 3 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.05%) DTV
10 3 (1.05%) W3C
11 2 (0.70%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 75 (26.32%) Linux
2 43 (15.09%) UNIX
3 38 (13.33%) CentOS
4 30 (10.53%) Windows
5 9 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.11%) Android
7 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.05%) Solaris
9 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (54.39%) Continuous Integration
3 123 (43.16%) Software Engineering
4 121 (42.46%) TDD
5 77 (27.02%) Scrum
6 70 (24.56%) Test Automation
7 56 (19.65%) OO
8 53 (18.60%) Automated Testing
8 53 (18.60%) Mentoring
9 41 (14.39%) User Stories
10 37 (12.98%) Multithreading
10 37 (12.98%) Unit Testing
10 37 (12.98%) Pair Programming
11 34 (11.93%) ATDD
12 32 (11.23%) BDD
13 24 (8.42%) Responsive Web Design
14 23 (8.07%) Product Management
14 23 (8.07%) Code Coverage
15 22 (7.72%) Kanban
16 21 (7.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 115 (40.35%) Java
2 102 (35.79%) JavaScript
3 80 (28.07%) C#
4 59 (20.70%) SQL
5 57 (20.00%) PHP
6 54 (18.95%) Ruby
7 39 (13.68%) C++
8 37 (12.98%) Python
9 35 (12.28%) C
10 15 (5.26%) Perl
11 10 (3.51%) T-SQL
12 9 (3.16%) VBA
13 8 (2.81%) VB.NET
14 7 (2.46%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.46%) VBScript
14 7 (2.46%) VB
14 7 (2.46%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.11%) PHP5
15 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
15 6 (2.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (4.91%) Degree
2 11 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Varnish
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) vCloud
2 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.40%) Control-M
2 4 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.05%) Puppet
4 2 (0.70%) Salt
4 2 (0.70%) logstash
5 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.35%) Kibana
5 1 (0.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 44 (15.44%) Zend
2 33 (11.58%) Oracle
3 32 (11.23%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.26%) IBM
5 9 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.81%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.81%) Infragistics
6 8 (2.81%) DevExpress
7 7 (2.46%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.70%) Sybase
8 2 (0.70%) Siebel
8 2 (0.70%) FatWire
8 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.35%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.35%) New Relic
9 1 (0.35%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.35%) Google
9 1 (0.35%) Perforce
9 1 (0.35%) VMware
9 1 (0.35%) Cognos
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