The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 470 462 507
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +45
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 144 115 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.30% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 93 54
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £298
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +15.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Refactoring Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Refactoring
Daily Rate Trend

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

Refactoring Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Refactoring
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Refactoring Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Refactoring
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Refactoring Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Refactoring
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
England +8 136 £475 +5.55% 57
London -38 55 £488 +2.63% 20
South West -9 27 £400 +33.33% 9
Bristol -1 22 £400 +23.07% 8
Yorkshire - 22 £563 - 3
South East -6 17 £350 +34.61% 11
West Yorkshire - 17 £575 - 1
Leeds - 17 £575 - 1
Hampshire -1 13 £350 +34.61% 7
Southampton -1 8 £350 +34.61% 2
North West -3 8 £375 - 5
City of London +9 7 £515 +8.42% 3
Manchester - 4 £344 - 1
Chester +12 3 £375 - 2
Cheshire +6 3 £375 - 2
East Midlands +4 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Birmingham -4 2 £375 +33.92%
East of England -14 2 £469 +13.63% 1
West Midlands -17 2 £375 +33.92% 6
Somerset - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £361 -
Reading - 2 - -
Devon - 2 £500 -
Exeter - 2 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £361 -
Bournemouth +2 1 - - 1
Dorset -1 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -25 1 £550 +33.33% 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 185 (74.60%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (54.84%) Continuous Integration
3 100 (40.32%) TDD
4 90 (36.29%) Software Engineering
4 90 (36.29%) JavaScript
5 86 (34.68%) Java
6 76 (30.65%) HTML
7 59 (23.79%) C#
8 58 (23.39%) Finance
8 58 (23.39%) Scrum
9 57 (22.98%) Linux
10 55 (22.18%) PHP
11 53 (21.37%) Unit Testing
12 51 (20.56%) .NET
13 50 (20.16%) SQL
13 50 (20.16%) CSS
14 49 (19.76%) Git (software)
15 48 (19.35%) OO
16 47 (18.95%) Ruby
17 44 (17.74%) Test Automation
18 43 (17.34%) HTML5
18 43 (17.34%) MySQL
19 42 (16.94%) Pair Programming
20 40 (16.13%) Automated Testing
20 40 (16.13%) UNIX
20 40 (16.13%) jQuery
21 39 (15.73%) Apache
22 38 (15.32%) Relational Database
23 37 (14.92%) Web Services
24 35 (14.11%) XML

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (15.73%) Apache
2 9 (3.63%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.42%) Node.js
4 5 (2.02%) JBoss
4 5 (2.02%) Jetty
5 4 (1.61%) nginx
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.21%) CMS
7 2 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.81%) Confluence
7 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.40%) GemFire
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.02%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.02%) Route 53
4 4 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.61%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.81%) GitHub
5 2 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.66%) HTTP
2 13 (5.24%) LDAP
3 4 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.61%) Intranet
4 3 (1.21%) Internet
4 3 (1.21%) iBeacon
4 3 (1.21%) SSL
4 3 (1.21%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.81%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.40%) 3G
6 1 (0.40%) GPRS
6 1 (0.40%) DHCP
6 1 (0.40%) DMZ
6 1 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.34%) MySQL
2 38 (15.32%) Relational Database
3 23 (9.27%) SQL Server
4 21 (8.47%) RDBMS
5 20 (8.06%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.23%) Couchbase
8 7 (2.82%) CouchDB
9 6 (2.42%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.02%) Big Data
10 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.61%) Redis
11 4 (1.61%) Ingres
12 3 (1.21%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.21%) SQLite
12 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.29%) JUnit
3 21 (8.47%) PHPUnit
4 18 (7.26%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.85%) Subversion
5 17 (6.85%) Maven
5 17 (6.85%) Selenium
6 16 (6.45%) Ant
7 15 (6.05%) RSpec
8 10 (4.03%) TeamCity
8 10 (4.03%) jMock
9 9 (3.63%) JIRA
9 9 (3.63%) NUnit
10 6 (2.42%) EasyMock
11 5 (2.02%) CruiseControl
11 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.02%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.02%) GoogleTest
12 4 (1.61%) QUnit
12 4 (1.61%) Grunt
General
1 58 (23.39%) Finance
2 19 (7.66%) Banking
3 10 (4.03%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.63%) Front Office
5 6 (2.42%) Retail
6 5 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.61%) Marketing
8 3 (1.21%) International Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Back Office
9 2 (0.81%) Electronics
9 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 149 (60.08%) Developer
2 31 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 29 (11.69%) Software Engineer
4 23 (9.27%) Agile Coach
5 22 (8.87%) Java Developer
6 20 (8.06%) .NET Developer
6 20 (8.06%) Architect
6 20 (8.06%) PHP Developer
7 19 (7.66%) C# Developer
8 16 (6.45%) C++ Developer
9 12 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.84%) Front-End Developer
9 12 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (4.44%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.03%) PHP Zend Developer
12 9 (3.63%) Senior Software Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
14 7 (2.82%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (30.65%) HTML
2 51 (20.56%) .NET
3 50 (20.16%) CSS
4 43 (17.34%) HTML5
5 40 (16.13%) jQuery
6 37 (14.92%) Web Services
7 35 (14.11%) XML
8 28 (11.29%) RESTful
9 26 (10.48%) Zend Framework
10 25 (10.08%) Spring
11 24 (9.68%) .NET Framework
12 21 (8.47%) JSON
13 18 (7.26%) Ruby on Rails
13 18 (7.26%) LAMP
13 18 (7.26%) SOAP
14 17 (6.85%) Ajax
15 16 (6.45%) REST
16 14 (5.65%) CSS3
16 14 (5.65%) AngularJS
17 13 (5.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.08%) User Experience
2 20 (8.06%) Open Source
2 20 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 19 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.65%) Wiki
5 13 (5.24%) N-Tier
6 9 (3.63%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (3.23%) Data Structures
7 8 (3.23%) Derivative
8 7 (2.82%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.42%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.61%) Equities
10 4 (1.61%) Kindle
10 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.21%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.21%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.21%) FMCG
11 3 (1.21%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.98%) Linux
2 40 (16.13%) UNIX
3 22 (8.87%) CentOS
4 14 (5.65%) Windows
5 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.82%) Android
7 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (74.60%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (54.84%) Continuous Integration
3 100 (40.32%) TDD
4 90 (36.29%) Software Engineering
5 58 (23.39%) Scrum
6 53 (21.37%) Unit Testing
7 48 (19.35%) OO
8 44 (17.74%) Test Automation
9 42 (16.94%) Pair Programming
10 40 (16.13%) Automated Testing
11 33 (13.31%) BDD
11 33 (13.31%) ATDD
12 32 (12.90%) User Stories
12 32 (12.90%) Mentoring
13 29 (11.69%) Multithreading
14 26 (10.48%) Configuration Management
15 25 (10.08%) MVC
16 21 (8.47%) Web Development
17 19 (7.66%) Code Coverage
18 17 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 90 (36.29%) JavaScript
2 86 (34.68%) Java
3 59 (23.79%) C#
4 55 (22.18%) PHP
5 50 (20.16%) SQL
6 47 (18.95%) Ruby
7 27 (10.89%) C
8 25 (10.08%) C++
9 23 (9.27%) Python
10 18 (7.26%) Perl
11 12 (4.84%) T-SQL
12 9 (3.63%) PHP5
13 5 (2.02%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.61%) VBA
14 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.61%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.81%) VB
15 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (11.69%) Degree
2 6 (2.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.40%) vCloud
1 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.21%) Puppet
3 2 (0.81%) logstash
3 2 (0.81%) Salt
4 1 (0.40%) Kibana
4 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.40%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 31 (12.50%) Zend
2 30 (12.10%) Oracle
3 17 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.02%) Sybase
6 3 (1.21%) IBM
7 2 (0.81%) Siebel
7 2 (0.81%) FatWire
7 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.81%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.81%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.81%) Tableau
7 2 (0.81%) RapidMiner
7 2 (0.81%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.40%) New Relic
8 1 (0.40%) Perforce
8 1 (0.40%) SAP
8 1 (0.40%) Cognos
8 1 (0.40%) Red Gate
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