The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 119 109 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
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£350 £265 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +15.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £263
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +16.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2221 1510 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.46% 70.46% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 130
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 9 £375 +20.96%
Dorset - 6 £350 -
Somerset - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
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England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 15 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 13 (61.90%) Time Management
4 11 (52.38%) PHP
5 8 (38.10%) Zend
5 8 (38.10%) Zend Framework
5 8 (38.10%) PHP5
6 6 (28.57%) TDD
6 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 6 (28.57%) Apache
6 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
6 6 (28.57%) Code Coverage
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) C#
6 6 (28.57%) CentOS
6 6 (28.57%) Wiki
6 6 (28.57%) FitNesse
6 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
6 6 (28.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
7 4 (19.05%) REST
7 4 (19.05%) Apache CXF
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) SOAP
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) J2EE

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (28.57%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) FitNesse
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
1 8 (38.10%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Java Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) PHP Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Zend Framework
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 6 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) REST
3 4 (19.05%) Apache CXF
3 4 (19.05%) SOAP
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) J2EE
3 4 (19.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 15 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 13 (61.90%) Time Management
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Code Coverage
4 6 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
7 1 (4.76%) DevOps
7 1 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PHP
2 8 (38.10%) PHP5
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Zend
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