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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 133 127 129
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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£375 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 - £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £298
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +21.84%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2384 2041 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.06% 73.79% 66.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1010 1019
Average daily rate £378 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 124 96
Average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
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 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Manchester - 5 £275 - 1
Cheshire +8 3 £375 - 4
Merseyside - 1 - -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) MVC
4 6 (54.55%) Pair Programming
4 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) CSS
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
5 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 5 (45.45%) HTML
5 5 (45.45%) ATDD
5 5 (45.45%) User Stories
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) HTML5
6 4 (36.36%) CSS3
6 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 4 (36.36%) LINQ
6 4 (36.36%) Ajax
7 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
7 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 3 (27.27%) jQuery
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 3 (27.27%) JSON
7 3 (27.27%) RESTful
7 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
1 3 (27.27%) Couchbase
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) CouchDB
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) CSS3
3 4 (36.36%) LINQ
3 4 (36.36%) Ajax
4 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) JSON
4 3 (27.27%) RESTful
4 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (18.18%) Spring MVC
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) DTV
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) MVC
4 6 (54.55%) Pair Programming
5 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 5 (45.45%) ATDD
5 5 (45.45%) User Stories
6 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (18.18%) OO
8 2 (18.18%) SOA
8 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (18.18%) Time Management
8 2 (18.18%) Web Development
9 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
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