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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 511 457 464
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +7
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 85 137 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 105 90
Average daily rate £438 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £347 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £625 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £438 £319
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +37.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £41.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -21.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £71.00
Refactoring
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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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -20 60 £456 -13.14% 22
South East +6 6 £288 -28.30% 8
East Midlands - 5 £305 - 1
East of England -6 4 £360 -42.40% 3
Yorkshire -19 4 £588 +117.59% 2
South West -7 2 £363 -17.14% 3
North West -18 2 £300 - 6
West Midlands -13 1 - - 6
North East - 1 - -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
2 100 (47.39%) JavaScript
3 99 (46.92%) TDD
4 90 (42.65%) HTML
5 86 (40.76%) Scrum
6 73 (34.60%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (33.18%) SQL
8 65 (30.81%) C#
9 60 (28.44%) Java
9 60 (28.44%) .NET
9 60 (28.44%) CSS
9 60 (28.44%) Unit Testing
10 56 (26.54%) BDD
11 53 (25.12%) SQL Server
12 49 (23.22%) OO
12 49 (23.22%) Pair Programming
12 49 (23.22%) Git (software)
13 47 (22.27%) Software Engineering
14 46 (21.80%) MVC
15 44 (20.85%) Linux
15 44 (20.85%) Jenkins
16 42 (19.91%) Automated Testing
17 40 (18.96%) REST
18 39 (18.48%) Oracle
18 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
19 38 (18.01%) jQuery
20 36 (17.06%) AngularJS
21 35 (16.59%) Continuous Delivery
21 35 (16.59%) Finance
22 33 (15.64%) Web Development

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (13.74%) Apache
2 25 (11.85%) IIS
3 19 (9.00%) SharePoint
4 15 (7.11%) JBoss
5 14 (6.64%) Confluence
6 13 (6.16%) Node.js
7 10 (4.74%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.84%) nginx
8 6 (2.84%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.37%) CMS
9 5 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.37%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.90%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.90%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 3 (1.42%) Gunicorn
11 3 (1.42%) uWSGI
11 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Process Server
12 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.47%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 15 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.42%) Endur
2 3 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) RMDS
3 1 (0.47%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.16%) GitHub
2 7 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) SaaS
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.95%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.11%) HTTP
2 9 (4.27%) Internet
3 5 (2.37%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.90%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (1.42%) Intranet
5 3 (1.42%) LDAP
5 3 (1.42%) SSL
6 2 (0.95%) DHCP
6 2 (0.95%) DNS
6 2 (0.95%) FTP
6 2 (0.95%) SSH
6 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.12%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.27%) MySQL
2 28 (13.27%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (7.58%) Redis
5 15 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (6.64%) MongoDB
7 13 (6.16%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (3.32%) CouchDB
9 7 (3.32%) DB2
10 5 (2.37%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.90%) DataStage
11 4 (1.90%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.42%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.42%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (23.22%) Git (software)
2 44 (20.85%) Jenkins
3 33 (15.64%) JIRA
4 23 (10.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (9.95%) Subversion
6 18 (8.53%) SpecFlow
7 17 (8.06%) TeamCity
8 15 (7.11%) Gradle
8 15 (7.11%) Maven
9 13 (6.16%) Selenium
10 12 (5.69%) Cucumber
10 12 (5.69%) JUnit
11 9 (4.27%) IntelliJ
11 9 (4.27%) Mercurial
11 9 (4.27%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.79%) Ant
12 8 (3.79%) FitNesse
13 7 (3.32%) Mockito
14 6 (2.84%) Vagrant
15 5 (2.37%) Jasmine
General
1 35 (16.59%) Finance
2 13 (6.16%) Retail
3 8 (3.79%) Banking
4 7 (3.32%) Publishing
5 4 (1.90%) Back Office
5 4 (1.90%) Marketing
5 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Electronics
6 3 (1.42%) Front Office
6 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.42%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.95%) Automotive
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (71.56%) Developer
2 34 (16.11%) .NET Developer
3 31 (14.69%) Java Developer
4 21 (9.95%) Senior Developer
5 19 (9.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (6.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 13 (6.16%) Software Developer
8 12 (5.69%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (5.21%) Scrum Master
10 10 (4.74%) Agile Developer
10 10 (4.74%) Angular Developer
10 10 (4.74%) PHP Developer
10 10 (4.74%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.27%) Agile Java Developer
11 9 (4.27%) HTML Developer
11 9 (4.27%) Python Developer
12 8 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Developer
12 8 (3.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (42.65%) HTML
2 60 (28.44%) .NET
2 60 (28.44%) CSS
3 40 (18.96%) REST
4 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
5 38 (18.01%) jQuery
6 36 (17.06%) AngularJS
7 31 (14.69%) XML
8 30 (14.22%) Web Services
9 26 (12.32%) .NET Framework
10 25 (11.85%) Spring
11 21 (9.95%) HTML5
12 20 (9.48%) JSON
12 20 (9.48%) LAMP
13 19 (9.00%) SOAP
14 18 (8.53%) RESTful
15 16 (7.58%) CSS3
15 16 (7.58%) Hibernate
16 15 (7.11%) Ajax
16 15 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.11%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.21%) N-Tier
4 10 (4.74%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.79%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.79%) Fixed Income
6 7 (3.32%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.84%) User Experience
8 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.90%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.42%) W3C
10 2 (0.95%) Derivative
10 2 (0.95%) iPad
10 2 (0.95%) Kindle
10 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.95%) Physics
11 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.85%) Linux
2 30 (14.22%) Windows
3 25 (11.85%) Unix
4 19 (9.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.74%) CentOS
6 9 (4.27%) Android
6 9 (4.27%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.84%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.42%) Debian
10 2 (0.95%) Fedora
10 2 (0.95%) SUSE
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (69.67%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (46.92%) TDD
3 86 (40.76%) Scrum
4 73 (34.60%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (28.44%) Unit Testing
6 56 (26.54%) BDD
7 49 (23.22%) OO
7 49 (23.22%) Pair Programming
8 47 (22.27%) Software Engineering
9 46 (21.80%) MVC
10 42 (19.91%) Automated Testing
11 35 (16.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 33 (15.64%) Web Development
13 31 (14.69%) Kanban
14 26 (12.32%) UML
15 24 (11.37%) ITIL
16 23 (10.90%) Front End Development
17 20 (9.48%) Data Modelling
18 19 (9.00%) Service Delivery
19 18 (8.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 100 (47.39%) JavaScript
2 70 (33.18%) SQL
3 65 (30.81%) C#
4 60 (28.44%) Java
5 30 (14.22%) C++
6 25 (11.85%) Python
7 24 (11.37%) PHP
8 20 (9.48%) Ruby
9 16 (7.58%) Shell Script
10 14 (6.64%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.74%) Perl
12 9 (4.27%) Bash Shell
13 8 (3.79%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.84%) Groovy
15 4 (1.90%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.90%) Clojure
15 4 (1.90%) COBOL
15 4 (1.90%) ES6
15 4 (1.90%) Scala
15 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (10.90%) Degree
2 9 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.48%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.42%) SDET
3 2 (0.95%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (5.21%) Docker
2 5 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.95%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (7.58%) Puppet
2 15 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.69%) Ansible
4 2 (0.95%) logstash
4 2 (0.95%) yum
5 1 (0.47%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 39 (18.48%) Oracle
2 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.11%) IBM
4 8 (3.79%) Zend
5 7 (3.32%) VMware
6 6 (2.84%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.37%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.37%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.90%) New Relic
9 3 (1.42%) Facebook
9 3 (1.42%) SAP
9 3 (1.42%) Twitter
10 2 (0.95%) Apple
10 2 (0.95%) hybris
10 2 (0.95%) Informatica
10 2 (0.95%) Kony
10 2 (0.95%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.95%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.95%) Splunk
10 2 (0.95%) Sybase
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