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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 150 149 132
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.16% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.20% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £368 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -36.61%
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
2969 3005 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.43% 78.34% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1784 1215
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 124 105
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.63 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
Manchester -11 3 £368 -16.47% 2
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
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England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (71.43%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) Ant
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) JSP
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) PHP

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 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) Flash Media Server
2 1 (14.29%) GlassFish
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (28.57%) HTML Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ActionScript Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Flash Developer
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Akka
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Flex
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Flash
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (14.29%) OSGi
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Kanban
2 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Single Responsibility Principle
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
4 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) PayPal