The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 127 108 127
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 15 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
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£400 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £331
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.43%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2220 1579 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.38% 70.74% 68.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 1039 1299
Average daily rate £380 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 156
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.48% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Refactoring
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Refactoring
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Refactoring Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Bristol -10 10 £400 +29.03% 4
Dorset - 3 £350 -
Devon - 2 £500 - 2
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
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Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Automated Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Software Engineering
3 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 11 (47.83%) PHP
4 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (34.78%) Time Management
5 8 (34.78%) Zend
5 8 (34.78%) Zend Framework
6 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
6 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 6 (26.09%) TDD
7 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
7 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 6 (26.09%) C#
7 6 (26.09%) MySQL
7 6 (26.09%) Apache
7 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
7 6 (26.09%) Code Coverage
7 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Wiki
7 6 (26.09%) CentOS
7 6 (26.09%) BDD
7 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
7 6 (26.09%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
8 5 (21.74%) jQuery
8 5 (21.74%) PHPUnit
8 5 (21.74%) HTML5
8 5 (21.74%) Linux

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
1 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
1 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
1 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (21.74%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
2 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
2 6 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) PHP Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Java Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) PHP Zend Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Product Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Product Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Zend Framework
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
2 6 (26.09%) .NET
3 5 (21.74%) jQuery
3 5 (21.74%) HTML5
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) REST
4 4 (17.39%) Apache CXF
4 4 (17.39%) J2EE
4 4 (17.39%) SOAP
4 4 (17.39%) Web Services
4 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 2 (8.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) CentOS
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Automated Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Software Engineering
3 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) Time Management
5 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) BDD
5 6 (26.09%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 6 (26.09%) Code Coverage
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) OOP
7 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
7 1 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
1 11 (47.83%) PHP
2 6 (26.09%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Zend
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