The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 124 127 102
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 13 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.092% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
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£413 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +29.03%
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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2611 2175 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.58% 77.90% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1112 886
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Refactoring
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring across the Scotland region.

Refactoring Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -5 10 £413 +1.85%
Glasgow - 3 £413 -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) HTML
4 10 (55.56%) Linux
5 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (50.00%) SQL
6 8 (44.44%) CSS
6 8 (44.44%) Node.js
7 7 (38.89%) Hudson
7 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
7 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
7 7 (38.89%) RESTful
7 7 (38.89%) JSON
7 7 (38.89%) jQuery
7 7 (38.89%) Web Services
8 6 (33.33%) XML
8 6 (33.33%) Subversion
8 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
9 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
9 5 (27.78%) User Experience
9 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
9 5 (27.78%) BDD
9 5 (27.78%) Scrum
9 5 (27.78%) TDD
9 5 (27.78%) Web Development
9 5 (27.78%) Kanban
9 5 (27.78%) Mac OS X

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (44.44%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) WordPress
3 1 (5.56%) nginx
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) Redis
3 1 (5.56%) DB2
3 1 (5.56%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
1 7 (38.89%) Hudson
1 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (16.67%) Artifactory
4 2 (11.11%) Bower
4 2 (11.11%) SonarQube
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 9 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) UX Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) CSS
3 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 7 (38.89%) JSON
3 7 (38.89%) jQuery
3 7 (38.89%) RESTful
4 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 6 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (22.22%) SOAP
5 4 (22.22%) Sass
6 3 (16.67%) CSS3
6 3 (16.67%) Spring
7 2 (11.11%) J2SE
7 2 (11.11%) JSP
7 2 (11.11%) J2EE
7 2 (11.11%) Flask
7 2 (11.11%) HTML5
8 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Derivative
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Mac OS X
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) Web Development
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Kanban
4 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) OOD
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Dependency Management
6 3 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) API Design
7 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) Perl
5 2 (11.11%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (5.56%) PHP5
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) VMware