The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 360 317 355
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +38
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 54 114 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.46% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.60% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 100 38
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in London

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Refactoring across the London region.

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in London

Refactoring
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram in London

Refactoring
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring across the London region.

Refactoring Hourly Rate Trend in London

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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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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
City of London +8 11 £515 +37.33% 3
Wimbledon - - - -
Upminster - - - -
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England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.31%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (40.94%) Java
4 46 (36.22%) TDD
5 43 (33.86%) Scrum
6 37 (29.13%) C#
7 35 (27.56%) OO
8 33 (25.98%) Unit Testing
9 30 (23.62%) Finance
10 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
10 27 (21.26%) SQL
10 27 (21.26%) Ruby
11 26 (20.47%) Software Engineering
11 26 (20.47%) HTML
11 26 (20.47%) Web Services
11 26 (20.47%) Test Automation
12 24 (18.90%) SQL Server
13 23 (18.11%) UNIX
14 21 (16.54%) ATDD
15 20 (15.75%) Linux
15 20 (15.75%) CSS
16 19 (14.96%) .NET
16 19 (14.96%) Multithreading
16 19 (14.96%) Degree
17 18 (14.17%) Oracle
17 18 (14.17%) C++
17 18 (14.17%) XML
17 18 (14.17%) JUnit
17 18 (14.17%) Relational Database
18 17 (13.39%) Spring

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 16 (12.60%) Apache
2 5 (3.94%) IIS
2 5 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.36%) Jetty
5 2 (1.57%) Drupal
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.79%) Node.js
6 1 (0.79%) nginx
6 1 (0.79%) GemFire
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.94%) SaaS
2 5 (3.94%) PaaS
2 5 (3.94%) IaaS
3 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) HTTP
2 4 (3.15%) Internet
2 4 (3.15%) LDAP
2 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.57%) SSL
3 2 (1.57%) Intranet
4 1 (0.79%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.17%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.66%) RDBMS
4 9 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.30%) MySQL
6 6 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.36%) Redis
9 2 (1.57%) SQLite
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.57%) KDB
9 2 (1.57%) Big Data
9 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.57%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.79%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.79%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 18 (14.17%) JUnit
2 16 (12.60%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.02%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.45%) Maven
5 10 (7.87%) JIRA
6 9 (7.09%) Ant
7 8 (6.30%) jMock
7 8 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (5.51%) Selenium
8 7 (5.51%) Subversion
9 6 (4.72%) NUnit
10 5 (3.94%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.94%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (3.94%) Bugzilla
11 4 (3.15%) EasyMock
11 4 (3.15%) RSpec
12 3 (2.36%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.36%) QUnit
12 3 (2.36%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.57%) Xcode
General
1 30 (23.62%) Finance
2 16 (12.60%) Banking
3 10 (7.87%) Financial Institution
4 9 (7.09%) Front Office
5 5 (3.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Games
6 2 (1.57%) International Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) German Language
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (70.08%) Developer
2 25 (19.69%) Senior Developer
3 17 (13.39%) Agile Coach
4 16 (12.60%) C++ Developer
5 15 (11.81%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Architect
7 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.72%) PHP Developer
9 6 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Scala Developer
10 5 (3.94%) BizTalk Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Senior BizTalk Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Perl Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Software Architect
11 4 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (3.15%) ScrumMaster
12 3 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.47%) HTML
1 26 (20.47%) Web Services
2 20 (15.75%) CSS
3 19 (14.96%) .NET
4 18 (14.17%) XML
5 17 (13.39%) Spring
6 15 (11.81%) Hibernate
6 15 (11.81%) jQuery
7 13 (10.24%) RESTful
7 13 (10.24%) WCF
8 10 (7.87%) HTML5
8 10 (7.87%) LAMP
8 10 (7.87%) SOAP
8 10 (7.87%) JPA
9 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET
10 8 (6.30%) Java EE
11 7 (5.51%) AngularJS
11 7 (5.51%) JSON
12 6 (4.72%) J2EE
12 6 (4.72%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Derivative
2 8 (6.30%) Credit Risk
2 8 (6.30%) Open Source
3 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.72%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.72%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.15%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.36%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.36%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (2.36%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.36%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.57%) DTV
7 2 (1.57%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.57%) Equities
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.57%) Kindle
7 2 (1.57%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.79%) Social Media
8 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.11%) UNIX
2 20 (15.75%) Linux
3 14 (11.02%) Windows
4 2 (1.57%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.57%) CentOS
4 2 (1.57%) Android
4 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.31%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (36.22%) TDD
4 43 (33.86%) Scrum
5 35 (27.56%) OO
6 33 (25.98%) Unit Testing
7 26 (20.47%) Software Engineering
7 26 (20.47%) Test Automation
8 21 (16.54%) ATDD
9 19 (14.96%) Multithreading
10 17 (13.39%) Pair Programming
11 16 (12.60%) Configuration Management
12 14 (11.02%) MVC
13 13 (10.24%) User Stories
13 13 (10.24%) Kanban
14 11 (8.66%) BDD
15 10 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (7.87%) Service Delivery
15 10 (7.87%) OOP
15 10 (7.87%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.94%) Java
2 37 (29.13%) C#
3 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
3 27 (21.26%) SQL
3 27 (21.26%) Ruby
4 18 (14.17%) C++
5 15 (11.81%) PHP
6 12 (9.45%) Python
7 11 (8.66%) C
8 10 (7.87%) Perl
9 7 (5.51%) Scala
10 5 (3.94%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.94%) VBA
11 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.36%) PHP5
13 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.57%) XAML
13 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.57%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.57%) MCITP
3 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) vCloud
1 1 (0.79%) Docker
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) logstash
1 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.79%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) Salt
2 1 (0.79%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (14.17%) Oracle
2 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.51%) JBoss
4 6 (4.72%) Zend
5 3 (2.36%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (1.57%) FatWire
6 2 (1.57%) Sybase
6 2 (1.57%) SAP
6 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.79%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.79%) New Relic
7 1 (0.79%) Google
7 1 (0.79%) Cognos
7 1 (0.79%) Perforce
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
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