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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 4 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 148 131 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% 0.073% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.12% +77.50%
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2538 1989 1671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.63% 72.27% 70.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 1019 861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 117 90
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 4
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Refactoring
England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (57.14%) CSS
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) C#
4 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 7 (50.00%) MVC
4 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (35.71%) LINQ
5 5 (35.71%) Ajax
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Pair Programming
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) CSS3
6 4 (28.57%) ATDD
6 4 (28.57%) Big Data
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (28.57%) RESTful
6 4 (28.57%) jQuery
6 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Time Management
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) Couchbase
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Java Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (35.71%) LINQ
3 5 (35.71%) Ajax
3 5 (35.71%) HTML5
3 5 (35.71%) CSS3
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) NHibernate
5 3 (21.43%) JSON
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (14.29%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (14.29%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) DTV
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Pair Programming
5 4 (28.57%) ATDD
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Time Management
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (21.43%) User Stories
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP