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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 120 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.33% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate £375 £331 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £461 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £438 £311
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £71.00
Refactoring
UK

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
2047 2146 1680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.24% 79.51% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1226 834
Average daily rate £380 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 31
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -12.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.61 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 9 £375 -2.91%
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) Project Management
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Unit Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) Waterfall
3 10 (76.92%) RESTful
3 10 (76.92%) SDLC
3 10 (76.92%) Web Services
3 10 (76.92%) XML
3 10 (76.92%) Linux
3 10 (76.92%) Mac OS X
3 10 (76.92%) JSON
4 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
4 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
4 9 (69.23%) System Testing
4 9 (69.23%) Web Development
4 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (69.23%) SOAP
4 9 (69.23%) HTTP
4 9 (69.23%) API Design
4 9 (69.23%) Open Source
5 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (61.54%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (61.54%) Web Filtering
5 8 (61.54%) HTML
5 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (53.85%) CSS
6 7 (53.85%) Data Centre

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.69%) Hudson
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Interactive Media
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3D Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Angular Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Unity 3D Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) JSON
1 10 (76.92%) RESTful
1 10 (76.92%) Web Services
1 10 (76.92%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) SOAP
3 8 (61.54%) HTML
4 7 (53.85%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
5 6 (46.15%) CSS3
5 6 (46.15%) jQuery
5 6 (46.15%) RequireJS
6 5 (38.46%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (38.46%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) FMCG
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
1 10 (76.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (92.31%) Project Management
1 12 (92.31%) Unit Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Waterfall
3 10 (76.92%) SDLC
4 9 (69.23%) API Design
4 9 (69.23%) Open Source
4 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
4 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
4 9 (69.23%) System Testing
4 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (69.23%) Web Development
5 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (61.54%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (61.54%) Web Filtering
6 6 (46.15%) Dependency Management
6 6 (46.15%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) PHP 5
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle