The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 153 162 133
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.085% 0.067% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.082% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £375 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £375 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+24.23% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.25 - £71.00
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2947 3676 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.13% 81.94% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 2296 1401
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 145 112
Median hourly rate £26.25 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.05% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.89 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Refactoring as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +12 3 £375 -
Refactoring
England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (33.33%) RESTful
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Ant
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) Windows NT

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Gradle
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Akka
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) OSGi
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (16.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Single Responsibility Principle
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (16.67%) QA