The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 468 406 497
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +91
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 85 145 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.42% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 124 49
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£425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Refactoring
UK

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 1 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -67 52 £500 -16.66% 14
South West -20 15 £350 +32.07% 2
South East -2 6 £338 +29.80% 7
West Midlands -9 5 £250 -44.44% 6
East of England -19 3 £425 +9.67% 2
North West - 2 - - 7
Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
Refactoring
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 95 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (39.90%) Continuous Integration
3 74 (38.34%) TDD
4 66 (34.20%) Java
5 57 (29.53%) C#
6 51 (26.42%) JavaScript
7 50 (25.91%) Scrum
7 50 (25.91%) Unit Testing
8 48 (24.87%) SQL
9 45 (23.32%) OO
10 43 (22.28%) HTML
11 41 (21.24%) .NET
11 41 (21.24%) Software Engineering
12 40 (20.73%) Finance
12 40 (20.73%) CSS
13 36 (18.65%) Relational Database
14 33 (17.10%) Web Services
15 32 (16.58%) MVC
15 32 (16.58%) Spring
16 31 (16.06%) UNIX
17 29 (15.03%) Test Automation
18 28 (14.51%) SQL Server
19 27 (13.99%) Linux
19 27 (13.99%) Ruby
19 27 (13.99%) User Stories
20 26 (13.47%) RDBMS
21 25 (12.95%) Pair Programming
22 23 (11.92%) Hibernate
22 23 (11.92%) Oracle
22 23 (11.92%) ATDD

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 20 (10.36%) Apache
2 6 (3.11%) IIS
2 6 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.04%) Drupal
3 2 (1.04%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.52%) GemFire
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.52%) Jetty
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Project
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.59%) IaaS
2 5 (2.59%) SaaS
2 5 (2.59%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.52%) Responsys
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.70%) HTTP
2 5 (2.59%) Internet
3 4 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.55%) SSL
5 2 (1.04%) ZigBee
5 2 (1.04%) LDAP
5 2 (1.04%) Intranet
6 1 (0.52%) NAS
6 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.52%) GPRS
6 1 (0.52%) SMTP
6 1 (0.52%) SAN
6 1 (0.52%) IPv4
6 1 (0.52%) IPv6
6 1 (0.52%) 3G
6 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.65%) Relational Database
2 28 (14.51%) SQL Server
3 26 (13.47%) RDBMS
4 16 (8.29%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (4.15%) Couchbase
8 7 (3.63%) CouchDB
9 6 (3.11%) MySQL
10 5 (2.59%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.55%) Big Data
12 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.55%) KDB
12 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (8.81%) Cucumber
2 14 (7.25%) JUnit
3 12 (6.22%) Maven
3 12 (6.22%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.70%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.63%) Ant
6 7 (3.63%) NUnit
6 7 (3.63%) Subversion
6 7 (3.63%) JIRA
7 6 (3.11%) jMock
7 6 (3.11%) Apache Ivy
8 5 (2.59%) FitNesse
8 5 (2.59%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.55%) QUnit
9 3 (1.55%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.55%) Grunt
9 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.55%) Selenium
10 2 (1.04%) RSpec
General
1 40 (20.73%) Finance
2 15 (7.77%) Banking
3 10 (5.18%) Financial Institution
3 10 (5.18%) Front Office
4 6 (3.11%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.07%) Retail
6 3 (1.55%) Back Office
6 3 (1.55%) Electronics
6 3 (1.55%) Games
7 2 (1.04%) International Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 134 (69.43%) Developer
2 33 (17.10%) Senior Developer
3 23 (11.92%) Java Developer
4 21 (10.88%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.81%) Agile Coach
5 17 (8.81%) C++ Developer
6 16 (8.29%) C# Developer
7 14 (7.25%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (6.74%) Architect
9 12 (6.22%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (5.18%) Scala Developer
11 9 (4.66%) Senior Software Engineer
12 8 (4.15%) PHP Developer
13 7 (3.63%) Python Developer
14 6 (3.11%) BizTalk Developer
15 5 (2.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 5 (2.59%) Perl Developer
15 5 (2.59%) Senior BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.28%) HTML
2 41 (21.24%) .NET
3 40 (20.73%) CSS
4 33 (17.10%) Web Services
5 32 (16.58%) Spring
6 23 (11.92%) Hibernate
7 22 (11.40%) JSON
8 21 (10.88%) Ajax
9 20 (10.36%) HTML5
10 17 (8.81%) RESTful
10 17 (8.81%) JPA
10 17 (8.81%) jQuery
10 17 (8.81%) XML
10 17 (8.81%) SOAP
11 16 (8.29%) WCF
12 15 (7.77%) CSS3
12 15 (7.77%) .NET Framework
13 13 (6.74%) ASP.NET
14 12 (6.22%) J2EE
14 12 (6.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.33%) Open Source
2 14 (7.25%) Derivative
3 9 (4.66%) Wiki
4 8 (4.15%) Credit Risk
5 7 (3.63%) N-Tier
5 7 (3.63%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.59%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.07%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.07%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.07%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.55%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.55%) Mobile Games
9 3 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.04%) Equities
10 2 (1.04%) DTV
11 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.06%) UNIX
2 27 (13.99%) Linux
3 17 (8.81%) Windows
4 6 (3.11%) CentOS
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Debian
5 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (39.90%) Continuous Integration
3 74 (38.34%) TDD
4 50 (25.91%) Scrum
4 50 (25.91%) Unit Testing
5 45 (23.32%) OO
6 41 (21.24%) Software Engineering
7 32 (16.58%) MVC
8 29 (15.03%) Test Automation
9 27 (13.99%) User Stories
10 25 (12.95%) Pair Programming
11 23 (11.92%) ATDD
11 23 (11.92%) BDD
12 17 (8.81%) Configuration Management
13 16 (8.29%) OOP
13 16 (8.29%) Multithreading
14 15 (7.77%) Automated Testing
15 14 (7.25%) Kanban
15 14 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
16 13 (6.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (34.20%) Java
2 57 (29.53%) C#
3 51 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 48 (24.87%) SQL
5 27 (13.99%) Ruby
6 22 (11.40%) PHP
7 21 (10.88%) C++
8 20 (10.36%) Python
9 16 (8.29%) Perl
10 15 (7.77%) T-SQL
11 14 (7.25%) C
12 13 (6.74%) Scala
13 10 (5.18%) PHP5
14 5 (2.59%) VBA
15 3 (1.55%) Haskell
16 2 (1.04%) XAML
16 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
16 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (10.36%) Degree
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.04%) MCITP
4 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.52%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 23 (11.92%) Oracle
2 17 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.74%) Zend
4 9 (4.66%) JBoss
5 8 (4.15%) GigaSpaces
6 4 (2.07%) Sybase
7 2 (1.04%) FatWire
7 2 (1.04%) SAP
7 2 (1.04%) Tableau
7 2 (1.04%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.52%) Vertica
8 1 (0.52%) ExactTarget
8 1 (0.52%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) Perforce
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