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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 350 339 368
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +29
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 58 74 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.40% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
Refactoring
England

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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
City of London +8 8 £413 -2.94% 5
Uxbridge - 3 £375 -
Refactoring
England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 123 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (46.79%) TDD
3 58 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (36.54%) OO
5 53 (33.97%) Java
6 52 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 52 (33.33%) Finance
7 49 (31.41%) .NET
8 44 (28.21%) Scrum
9 42 (26.92%) Software Engineering
10 41 (26.28%) C#
11 39 (25.00%) SQL
12 36 (23.08%) CSS
13 35 (22.44%) HTML
14 33 (21.15%) Pair Programming
14 33 (21.15%) Ruby
14 33 (21.15%) Node.js
15 32 (20.51%) jQuery
16 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
17 30 (19.23%) WCF
17 30 (19.23%) Banking
18 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
19 27 (17.31%) BDD
19 27 (17.31%) Continuous Delivery
20 26 (16.67%) Relational Database
21 25 (16.03%) NUnit
22 24 (15.38%) Unit Testing
23 23 (14.74%) RESTful
23 23 (14.74%) Investment Banking
24 22 (14.10%) PHP

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 33 (21.15%) Node.js
2 15 (9.62%) Confluence
3 12 (7.69%) Apache
4 7 (4.49%) Oracle 10gAS
4 7 (4.49%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.85%) CMS
6 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.28%) IIS
7 2 (1.28%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.28%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.28%) Jetty
7 2 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.28%) nginx
8 1 (0.64%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Office
2 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) LDAP
2 6 (3.85%) Internet
3 4 (2.56%) HTTP
4 2 (1.28%) SSL
4 2 (1.28%) Intranet
5 1 (0.64%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.64%) DMZ
5 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (4.49%) MySQL
5 7 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.28%) Star Schema
10 2 (1.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (16.03%) NUnit
2 18 (11.54%) TeamCity
2 18 (11.54%) Grunt
3 17 (10.90%) JIRA
4 15 (9.62%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.62%) Subversion
5 14 (8.97%) JUnit
6 13 (8.33%) MSI
6 13 (8.33%) Selenium
7 12 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 12 (7.69%) RSpec
8 11 (7.05%) Rhino Mocks
9 10 (6.41%) Maven
10 9 (5.77%) Hudson
11 8 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (4.49%) Visual Studio
12 7 (4.49%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (3.85%) Ant
14 5 (3.21%) Jasmine
15 4 (2.56%) ReSharper
General
1 52 (33.33%) Finance
2 30 (19.23%) Banking
3 23 (14.74%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.77%) Games
5 6 (3.85%) Electronics
6 3 (1.92%) Marketing
6 3 (1.92%) Front Office
7 2 (1.28%) Back Office
7 2 (1.28%) Legal
7 2 (1.28%) Arabic Language
7 2 (1.28%) Hindi Language
7 2 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 106 (67.95%) Developer
2 25 (16.03%) .NET Developer
3 15 (9.62%) C# Developer
4 13 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 12 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.05%) Agile Coach
6 11 (7.05%) PHP Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Front-End Developer
8 8 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Architect
9 7 (4.49%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
10 6 (3.85%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Release Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.21%) Programmer
11 5 (3.21%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.41%) .NET
2 36 (23.08%) CSS
3 35 (22.44%) HTML
4 32 (20.51%) jQuery
5 30 (19.23%) WCF
6 23 (14.74%) RESTful
7 21 (13.46%) AngularJS
8 20 (12.82%) CSS3
9 19 (12.18%) HTML5
10 18 (11.54%) Backbone.js
11 17 (10.90%) .NET Framework
11 17 (10.90%) Web Services
12 16 (10.26%) XML
12 16 (10.26%) WPF
13 13 (8.33%) WinForms
13 13 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
13 13 (8.33%) .NET Remoting
13 13 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (7.69%) JSON
14 12 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Open Source
2 11 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.41%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.85%) Statistics
4 6 (3.85%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.92%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.92%) GIS
6 2 (1.28%) Equities
6 2 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
7 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.64%) Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) Tandem
7 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.64%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.46%) Linux
2 19 (12.18%) UNIX
3 13 (8.33%) Windows
4 2 (1.28%) Solaris
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.64%) CentOS
5 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (46.79%) TDD
3 58 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (36.54%) OO
5 44 (28.21%) Scrum
6 42 (26.92%) Software Engineering
7 33 (21.15%) Pair Programming
8 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
9 27 (17.31%) BDD
9 27 (17.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (15.38%) Unit Testing
11 17 (10.90%) Multithreading
12 16 (10.26%) Kanban
12 16 (10.26%) User Stories
13 15 (9.62%) Domain-Driven Design
14 14 (8.97%) MVC
14 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
15 13 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (8.33%) Code Coverage
16 12 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.97%) Java
2 52 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 41 (26.28%) C#
4 39 (25.00%) SQL
5 33 (21.15%) Ruby
6 22 (14.10%) PHP
6 22 (14.10%) Python
7 16 (10.26%) Perl
7 16 (10.26%) C++
8 9 (5.77%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.77%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.49%) Scala
10 6 (3.85%) C
10 6 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.21%) VBA
11 5 (3.21%) VBScript
12 4 (2.56%) VB
12 4 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (3.21%) Degree
2 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Docker
1 1 (0.64%) vCloud
1 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) Control-M
1 4 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.28%) Puppet
2 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Salt
3 1 (0.64%) Kibana
3 1 (0.64%) Ansible
3 1 (0.64%) logstash
3 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (13.46%) Oracle
1 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.18%) IBM
3 13 (8.33%) Infragistics
3 13 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 13 (8.33%) DevExpress
4 5 (3.21%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.92%) Cognos
7 2 (1.28%) Zend
7 2 (1.28%) Pega
7 2 (1.28%) Solace
8 1 (0.64%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.64%) Foundry
8 1 (0.64%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.64%) Google
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.64%) VMware
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco
8 1 (0.64%) SAP
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