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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 466 439 448
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 98 108 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 80 47
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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 £340 £269 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.42% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 £52.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.12% +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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 -20 71 £525 +16.66% 21
South West -18 12 £438 +25.00% 2
South East -37 7 £385 +61.89% 9
Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
East of England +5 2 £345 -18.82%
West Midlands -5 1 £375 - 2
North West -14 1 - - 6
East Midlands - 1 - -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 223 (81.09%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (51.27%) Continuous Integration
3 119 (43.27%) Software Engineering
4 113 (41.09%) TDD
5 104 (37.82%) JavaScript
6 101 (36.73%) Java
7 91 (33.09%) HTML
8 85 (30.91%) Finance
9 74 (26.91%) C#
10 72 (26.18%) Linux
11 71 (25.82%) OO
12 68 (24.73%) Scrum
13 66 (24.00%) HTML5
14 64 (23.27%) jQuery
15 63 (22.91%) Test Automation
15 63 (22.91%) .NET
16 58 (21.09%) SQL
17 57 (20.73%) CSS
18 55 (20.00%) PHP
19 54 (19.64%) Automated Testing
19 54 (19.64%) Git (software)
20 52 (18.91%) Mentoring
21 51 (18.55%) Ruby
22 47 (17.09%) Apache
23 44 (16.00%) MySQL
23 44 (16.00%) Unit Testing
24 43 (15.64%) Python
25 40 (14.55%) NUnit
26 39 (14.18%) C++
26 39 (14.18%) Zend

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 47 (17.09%) Apache
2 27 (9.82%) Node.js
3 16 (5.82%) Confluence
4 14 (5.09%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (2.55%) Oracle 10gAS
5 7 (2.55%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (2.18%) CMS
7 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.82%) nginx
8 4 (1.45%) Jetty
9 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.73%) JBoss
10 2 (0.73%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.73%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.36%) WordPress
11 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.73%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.73%) Route 53
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.55%) HTTP
1 7 (2.55%) LDAP
2 5 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.82%) Internet
3 4 (1.45%) Intranet
4 3 (1.09%) SSL
5 2 (0.73%) DVB
5 2 (0.73%) DLNA
6 1 (0.36%) DHCP
6 1 (0.36%) DNS
6 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.00%) MySQL
2 33 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 22 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.55%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.18%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.18%) Ingres
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.45%) Big Data
8 4 (1.45%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.73%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.73%) Redis
10 2 (0.73%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 54 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 40 (14.55%) NUnit
3 34 (12.36%) PHPUnit
4 26 (9.45%) Subversion
5 22 (8.00%) TeamCity
6 21 (7.64%) JIRA
7 18 (6.55%) Jenkins
8 17 (6.18%) Grunt
9 15 (5.45%) GoogleTest
9 15 (5.45%) CruiseControl
10 14 (5.09%) MSI
10 14 (5.09%) ClearCase
10 14 (5.09%) CppUnit
11 13 (4.73%) Ant
12 12 (4.36%) JUnit
12 12 (4.36%) Maven
13 10 (3.64%) Eclipse
13 10 (3.64%) Selenium
14 9 (3.27%) RSpec
14 9 (3.27%) Cucumber
General
1 85 (30.91%) Finance
2 34 (12.36%) Banking
3 24 (8.73%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.18%) Marketing
4 6 (2.18%) Front Office
5 5 (1.82%) Games
6 4 (1.45%) Electronics
7 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.09%) Legal
8 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.73%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.73%) Hindi Language
8 2 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.36%) International Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 173 (62.91%) Developer
2 33 (12.00%) Senior Developer
3 30 (10.91%) Software Engineer
3 30 (10.91%) .NET Developer
4 29 (10.55%) PHP Developer
4 29 (10.55%) Agile Coach
5 21 (7.64%) Python Developer
5 21 (7.64%) C# Developer
6 17 (6.18%) Front-End Developer
7 12 (4.36%) ScrumMaster
7 12 (4.36%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.00%) Web Developer
8 11 (4.00%) Technical Leader
8 11 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (3.64%) Programmer
9 10 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (3.27%) Software Developer
10 9 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (2.91%) Senior Programmer
11 8 (2.91%) Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (33.09%) HTML
2 66 (24.00%) HTML5
3 64 (23.27%) jQuery
4 63 (22.91%) .NET
5 57 (20.73%) CSS
6 37 (13.45%) Doctrine
7 34 (12.36%) Zend Framework
8 33 (12.00%) .NET Framework
9 28 (10.18%) WCF
9 28 (10.18%) CSS3
10 23 (8.36%) XML
11 21 (7.64%) Ajax
11 21 (7.64%) RESTful
12 19 (6.91%) WPF
12 19 (6.91%) ASP.NET
13 18 (6.55%) Web Services
13 18 (6.55%) AngularJS
14 17 (6.18%) WinForms
14 17 (6.18%) Spring
15 16 (5.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.64%) Open Source
3 9 (3.27%) Derivative
4 8 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.91%) N-Tier
4 8 (2.91%) User Experience
4 8 (2.91%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.18%) Statistics
6 5 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.82%) Wiki
7 4 (1.45%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.45%) Equities
7 4 (1.45%) DTV
8 3 (1.09%) W3C
8 3 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.09%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.73%) Kindle
9 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.73%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 72 (26.18%) Linux
2 37 (13.45%) UNIX
3 34 (12.36%) Windows
3 34 (12.36%) CentOS
4 8 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.45%) Android
6 3 (1.09%) Solaris
6 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (81.09%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (51.27%) Continuous Integration
3 119 (43.27%) Software Engineering
4 113 (41.09%) TDD
5 71 (25.82%) OO
6 68 (24.73%) Scrum
7 63 (22.91%) Test Automation
8 54 (19.64%) Automated Testing
9 52 (18.91%) Mentoring
10 44 (16.00%) Unit Testing
11 39 (14.18%) Multithreading
12 36 (13.09%) User Stories
13 33 (12.00%) Pair Programming
14 29 (10.55%) BDD
15 26 (9.45%) Product Management
16 23 (8.36%) MVC
16 23 (8.36%) Code Coverage
16 23 (8.36%) Responsive Web Design
17 20 (7.27%) OOD
18 19 (6.91%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (37.82%) JavaScript
2 101 (36.73%) Java
3 74 (26.91%) C#
4 58 (21.09%) SQL
5 55 (20.00%) PHP
6 51 (18.55%) Ruby
7 43 (15.64%) Python
8 39 (14.18%) C++
9 32 (11.64%) C
10 16 (5.82%) Perl
11 9 (3.27%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.27%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.55%) VBScript
12 7 (2.55%) VB
12 7 (2.55%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.18%) VBA
13 6 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (5.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (0.36%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.73%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.45%) Control-M
1 4 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.09%) Puppet
2 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (14.18%) Zend
2 37 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.09%) Oracle
4 22 (8.00%) IBM
5 15 (5.45%) TIBCO
6 14 (5.09%) Infragistics
6 14 (5.09%) DevExpress
7 8 (2.91%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.18%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.45%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.73%) Pega
10 2 (0.73%) SAP
10 2 (0.73%) Siebel
11 1 (0.36%) Sybase
11 1 (0.36%) Informatica
11 1 (0.36%) Foundry
11 1 (0.36%) Red Gate
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