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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Refactoring
England / South West
Rank 132 145 116
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 5 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.14% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.17% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 18
Median daily rate £413 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £401
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 - £56.00

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
2053 2418 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.04% 82.22% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1708 1540
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 111
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Refactoring as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +6 2 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £450 - 1
Devon - 1 £413 -
Dorset - 1 £400 - 1
Refactoring
England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) RESTful
5 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) jMock
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) ATG
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Spring
5 2 (28.57%) JSF
5 2 (28.57%) Maven
5 2 (28.57%) Ajax
5 2 (28.57%) EJB
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) JSP
5 2 (28.57%) XML

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Ant
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Buildr
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) jMock
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Gradle
3 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) NeoLoad
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) WATIR
3 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) Ajax
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) EJB
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JSF
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) JSP
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Struts
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Dropwizard
4 1 (14.29%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) RIA
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
1 1 (14.29%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) XML Parsing
5 1 (14.29%) API Development
5 1 (14.29%) ATDD
5 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
5 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
5 1 (14.29%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Go
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) ATG
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) BEA