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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 461 483 411
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -72
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 126 85 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 124
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£408 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.61% -
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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
40242 37742 35090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 23738 21765
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1093 1019
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +15 65 £424 -15.20% 24
South East -10 23 £380 +12.59% 9
South West -6 12 £375 +7.14% 8
Yorkshire -17 11 £600 - 3
North West -22 6 £375 - 6
East of England -6 4 - - 1
North East - 3 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 147 (69.67%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (50.24%) TDD
3 98 (46.45%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (36.97%) OO
5 76 (36.02%) JavaScript
5 76 (36.02%) Software Engineering
6 67 (31.75%) Java
7 62 (29.38%) C#
8 60 (28.44%) SQL
9 59 (27.96%) Scrum
10 58 (27.49%) .NET
11 54 (25.59%) Pair Programming
12 50 (23.70%) HTML
12 50 (23.70%) BDD
13 49 (23.22%) Linux
14 47 (22.27%) SQL Server
15 42 (19.91%) Git (software)
16 41 (19.43%) jQuery
17 40 (18.96%) PHP
18 38 (18.01%) Unit Testing
19 36 (17.06%) CSS
20 35 (16.59%) MySQL
20 35 (16.59%) MVC
20 35 (16.59%) Ruby
21 30 (14.22%) Automated Testing
22 29 (13.74%) Finance
22 29 (13.74%) Relational Database
23 28 (13.27%) AngularJS
23 28 (13.27%) Microsoft
24 27 (12.80%) Oracle

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 24 (11.37%) Apache
2 23 (10.90%) Node.js
3 17 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 17 (8.06%) Tomcat
4 14 (6.64%) IIS
5 9 (4.27%) Confluence
6 6 (2.84%) nginx
7 4 (1.90%) CMS
7 4 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.42%) JBoss
9 2 (0.95%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.95%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.47%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.47%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.47%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.47%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (3.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.95%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.90%) SaaS
3 2 (0.95%) PaaS
3 2 (0.95%) Office 365
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) Internet
2 4 (1.90%) SSL
2 4 (1.90%) LDAP
2 4 (1.90%) HTTP
2 4 (1.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.47%) DMZ
3 1 (0.47%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 35 (16.59%) MySQL
3 29 (13.74%) Relational Database
4 18 (8.53%) MongoDB
5 16 (7.58%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (4.27%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (3.79%) Redis
10 6 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.90%) CouchDB
13 3 (1.42%) Big Data
13 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.95%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (19.91%) Git (software)
2 26 (12.32%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.06%) Subversion
4 15 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (6.64%) TeamCity
6 12 (5.69%) Maven
7 11 (5.21%) JUnit
7 11 (5.21%) NUnit
7 11 (5.21%) Cucumber
8 10 (4.74%) PHPUnit
8 10 (4.74%) Visual Studio
8 10 (4.74%) JIRA
8 10 (4.74%) Selenium
9 8 (3.79%) IntelliJ
9 8 (3.79%) Hudson
9 8 (3.79%) Jasmine
9 8 (3.79%) Grunt
10 7 (3.32%) RSpec
10 7 (3.32%) ReSharper
11 6 (2.84%) Ant
General
1 29 (13.74%) Finance
2 8 (3.79%) Electronics
3 7 (3.32%) Games
3 7 (3.32%) Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.90%) Front Office
4 4 (1.90%) Back Office
5 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
5 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 133 (63.03%) Developer
2 26 (12.32%) Software Engineer
3 23 (10.90%) .NET Developer
4 22 (10.43%) Java Developer
5 17 (8.06%) PHP Developer
6 16 (7.58%) C# Developer
7 13 (6.16%) Technical Leader
7 13 (6.16%) Front-End Developer
8 11 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (4.74%) Senior Software Engineer
9 10 (4.74%) Agile Coach
10 9 (4.27%) Architect
11 8 (3.79%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.79%) ScrumMaster
12 7 (3.32%) Senior Developer
13 6 (2.84%) Python Developer
14 4 (1.90%) UI Developer
14 4 (1.90%) LAMP Developer
14 4 (1.90%) Web Developer
14 4 (1.90%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (27.49%) .NET
2 50 (23.70%) HTML
3 41 (19.43%) jQuery
4 36 (17.06%) CSS
5 28 (13.27%) AngularJS
6 27 (12.80%) ASP.NET
7 24 (11.37%) Web Services
7 24 (11.37%) XML
8 22 (10.43%) HTML5
9 21 (9.95%) RESTful
10 20 (9.48%) Spring
10 20 (9.48%) .NET Framework
11 18 (8.53%) Ruby on Rails
11 18 (8.53%) WPF
12 17 (8.06%) WCF
12 17 (8.06%) JSON
13 13 (6.16%) WinForms
13 13 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (6.16%) REST
13 13 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.21%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.27%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.37%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.42%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.42%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.42%) DTV
7 3 (1.42%) GIS
8 2 (0.95%) Derivative
8 2 (0.95%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.47%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.22%) Linux
2 21 (9.95%) UNIX
3 15 (7.11%) Windows
4 10 (4.74%) CentOS
5 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.42%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (69.67%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (50.24%) TDD
3 98 (46.45%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (36.97%) OO
5 76 (36.02%) Software Engineering
6 59 (27.96%) Scrum
7 54 (25.59%) Pair Programming
8 50 (23.70%) BDD
9 38 (18.01%) Unit Testing
10 35 (16.59%) MVC
11 30 (14.22%) Automated Testing
12 25 (11.85%) UML
12 25 (11.85%) Mentoring
13 24 (11.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (10.90%) Test Automation
15 22 (10.43%) Multithreading
16 18 (8.53%) Open Source
16 18 (8.53%) Web Development
17 16 (7.58%) E-Commerce
17 16 (7.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 76 (36.02%) JavaScript
2 67 (31.75%) Java
3 62 (29.38%) C#
4 60 (28.44%) SQL
5 40 (18.96%) PHP
6 35 (16.59%) Ruby
7 25 (11.85%) C++
8 13 (6.16%) C
8 13 (6.16%) Perl
9 11 (5.21%) T-SQL
9 11 (5.21%) Python
10 9 (4.27%) Groovy
11 7 (3.32%) Scala
12 6 (2.84%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.90%) VB
13 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.90%) PHP5
14 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.42%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 19 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.27%) Degree
3 6 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.58%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) HL7
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) vCloud
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.84%) Ansible
1 6 (2.84%) Puppet
2 2 (0.95%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.47%) logstash
3 1 (0.47%) Salt
3 1 (0.47%) Kibana
3 1 (0.47%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 28 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.80%) Oracle
3 18 (8.53%) Zend
4 7 (3.32%) TIBCO
4 7 (3.32%) IBM
5 5 (2.37%) DevExpress
5 5 (2.37%) Infragistics
5 5 (2.37%) Cognos
6 4 (1.90%) SAP
6 4 (1.90%) Adobe
7 3 (1.42%) Software AG
7 3 (1.42%) Twitter
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco
8 2 (0.95%) Perforce
9 1 (0.47%) VMware
9 1 (0.47%) Google
9 1 (0.47%) webMethods
9 1 (0.47%) Pega
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
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