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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 489 464 458
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 83 99 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 36
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 -12 56 £550 +22.22% 34
South West -2 10 £375 +7.14% 3
South East -28 8 £360 +54.62% 10
Yorkshire -11 5 £295 -9.23% 2
North West -23 2 - - 4
West Midlands -6 1 £375 - 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 218 (81.34%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (50.75%) Continuous Integration
3 115 (42.91%) Software Engineering
4 109 (40.67%) TDD
5 106 (39.55%) Java
6 95 (35.45%) JavaScript
7 79 (29.48%) Finance
8 78 (29.10%) HTML
9 72 (26.87%) C#
9 72 (26.87%) Linux
10 70 (26.12%) OO
11 67 (25.00%) Scrum
12 63 (23.51%) .NET
12 63 (23.51%) jQuery
13 59 (22.01%) Test Automation
14 57 (21.27%) HTML5
15 54 (20.15%) SQL
16 51 (19.03%) PHP
16 51 (19.03%) Ruby
17 48 (17.91%) CSS
17 48 (17.91%) Git (software)
17 48 (17.91%) Mentoring
18 47 (17.54%) Automated Testing
19 45 (16.79%) Apache
20 43 (16.04%) Unit Testing
21 42 (15.67%) Python
22 41 (15.30%) NUnit
23 40 (14.93%) Multithreading
24 39 (14.55%) C++
25 38 (14.18%) MySQL

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (16.79%) Apache
2 34 (12.69%) Node.js
3 17 (6.34%) Confluence
4 15 (5.60%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (2.61%) Oracle 10gAS
5 7 (2.61%) CMS
5 7 (2.61%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.87%) nginx
7 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.12%) Jetty
7 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.75%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.75%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.75%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) Route 53
3 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.61%) HTTP
2 6 (2.24%) LDAP
3 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.87%) Internet
4 4 (1.49%) Intranet
5 3 (1.12%) SSL
6 2 (0.75%) DVB
6 2 (0.75%) DLNA
7 1 (0.37%) DMZ
7 1 (0.37%) DHCP
7 1 (0.37%) DNS
7 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.18%) MySQL
2 33 (12.31%) Relational Database
3 22 (8.21%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.61%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.24%) Ingres
8 6 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.49%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.12%) Redis
10 3 (1.12%) Big Data
11 2 (0.75%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.75%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 48 (17.91%) Git (software)
2 41 (15.30%) NUnit
3 30 (11.19%) PHPUnit
4 25 (9.33%) Subversion
5 22 (8.21%) TeamCity
6 20 (7.46%) JIRA
7 19 (7.09%) Jenkins
8 18 (6.72%) Grunt
9 15 (5.60%) GoogleTest
9 15 (5.60%) CruiseControl
9 15 (5.60%) MSI
9 15 (5.60%) JUnit
10 14 (5.22%) ClearCase
10 14 (5.22%) CppUnit
11 13 (4.85%) Maven
12 12 (4.48%) Ant
13 11 (4.10%) Selenium
14 10 (3.73%) RSpec
14 10 (3.73%) Rhino Mocks
15 8 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (29.48%) Finance
2 32 (11.94%) Banking
3 24 (8.96%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.61%) Games
5 6 (2.24%) Electronics
6 5 (1.87%) Front Office
6 5 (1.87%) Marketing
7 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.12%) Legal
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.75%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.75%) Hindi Language
8 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Retail
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 165 (61.57%) Developer
2 29 (10.82%) Software Engineer
2 29 (10.82%) Senior Developer
2 29 (10.82%) Agile Coach
3 28 (10.45%) .NET Developer
4 26 (9.70%) PHP Developer
5 21 (7.84%) C# Developer
6 20 (7.46%) Python Developer
7 16 (5.97%) Front-End Developer
8 13 (4.85%) Technical Leader
8 13 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.85%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (4.48%) ScrumMaster
10 10 (3.73%) Web Developer
10 10 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (2.99%) Programmer
11 8 (2.99%) Architect
12 7 (2.61%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.61%) Oracle Developer
12 7 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (29.10%) HTML
2 63 (23.51%) .NET
2 63 (23.51%) jQuery
3 57 (21.27%) HTML5
4 48 (17.91%) CSS
5 32 (11.94%) Doctrine
6 30 (11.19%) Zend Framework
6 30 (11.19%) .NET Framework
7 29 (10.82%) WCF
8 26 (9.70%) CSS3
8 26 (9.70%) XML
9 24 (8.96%) AngularJS
10 21 (7.84%) RESTful
10 21 (7.84%) WPF
11 19 (7.09%) Web Services
12 18 (6.72%) WinForms
12 18 (6.72%) Ajax
13 17 (6.34%) Spring
13 17 (6.34%) ASP.NET
13 17 (6.34%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.60%) Open Source
3 11 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.99%) Derivative
5 8 (2.99%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.61%) User Experience
7 6 (2.24%) Statistics
7 6 (2.24%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.49%) DTV
8 4 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.49%) Wiki
8 4 (1.49%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.49%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.12%) W3C
10 2 (0.75%) EMV
10 2 (0.75%) MPEG
10 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 72 (26.87%) Linux
2 35 (13.06%) UNIX
3 34 (12.69%) Windows
4 31 (11.57%) CentOS
5 8 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.49%) Android
7 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.75%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (81.34%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (50.75%) Continuous Integration
3 115 (42.91%) Software Engineering
4 109 (40.67%) TDD
5 70 (26.12%) OO
6 67 (25.00%) Scrum
7 59 (22.01%) Test Automation
8 48 (17.91%) Mentoring
9 47 (17.54%) Automated Testing
10 43 (16.04%) Unit Testing
11 40 (14.93%) Multithreading
12 34 (12.69%) Pair Programming
12 34 (12.69%) User Stories
13 30 (11.19%) BDD
14 26 (9.70%) Product Management
15 23 (8.58%) Code Coverage
16 21 (7.84%) MVC
16 21 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
17 20 (7.46%) Reverse Engineering
18 18 (6.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (39.55%) Java
2 95 (35.45%) JavaScript
3 72 (26.87%) C#
4 54 (20.15%) SQL
5 51 (19.03%) PHP
5 51 (19.03%) Ruby
6 42 (15.67%) Python
7 39 (14.55%) C++
8 33 (12.31%) C
9 17 (6.34%) Perl
10 9 (3.36%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.99%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.61%) VBScript
12 7 (2.61%) VB
12 7 (2.61%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.24%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.24%) VBA
13 6 (2.24%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.49%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.34%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Varnish
2 1 (0.37%) vCloud
2 1 (0.37%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) Control-M
1 4 (1.49%) Puppet
1 4 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) Salt
4 1 (0.37%) Kibana
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) logstash
4 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.31%) Zend
3 23 (8.58%) Oracle
4 22 (8.21%) IBM
5 16 (5.97%) TIBCO
6 15 (5.60%) Infragistics
6 15 (5.60%) DevExpress
7 9 (3.36%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.87%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.49%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.75%) Pega
10 2 (0.75%) SAP
10 2 (0.75%) Siebel
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco
11 1 (0.37%) Sybase
11 1 (0.37%) Adobe
11 1 (0.37%) Informatica
11 1 (0.37%) Foundry
11 1 (0.37%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.37%) AppDynamics
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