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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 509 456 483
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +27
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 98 127 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 88 43
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£438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £71.00 -
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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -49 88 £438 +2.94% 62
London -31 53 £450 -2.70% 20
West Yorkshire -1 12 £600 +200.00% 1
Yorkshire -5 12 £600 +200.00% 2
South West +12 10 £318 -9.28% 3
Leeds -6 10 £600 +200.00% 1
Bristol +2 7 - - 1
City of London -1 7 £420 -1.17% 4
Scotland -9 7 £400 -4.76%
South East -19 7 £325 - 21
North West -23 6 £351 -9.35% 7
Edinburgh -8 5 £450 +7.14%
Hampshire -1 4 - - 3
Uxbridge - 3 £375 -
Chester -1 2 £400 -4.76% 1
Cheshire -18 2 £400 +3.22% 2
Devon - 2 £375 -
Exeter - 2 £375 -
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 £351 - 3
Hook - 2 - - 1
Wales +7 1 £450 +20.00% 3
South Wales +4 1 £450 +20.00% 2
Oxfordshire -22 1 £350 - 5
Somerset - 1 £260 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2
Newport - 1 £450 - 1
Reading - 1 £300 -
Abingdon - 1 £350 -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 172 (76.11%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (54.42%) Continuous Integration
3 105 (46.46%) TDD
4 97 (42.92%) Software Engineering
5 90 (39.82%) Java
6 81 (35.84%) JavaScript
7 80 (35.40%) OO
8 61 (26.99%) Linux
8 61 (26.99%) C#
9 59 (26.11%) Scrum
10 57 (25.22%) Finance
11 54 (23.89%) HTML
11 54 (23.89%) Test Automation
12 51 (22.57%) Unit Testing
12 51 (22.57%) SQL
12 51 (22.57%) .NET
12 51 (22.57%) Ruby
13 48 (21.24%) PHP
14 47 (20.80%) jQuery
14 47 (20.80%) Continuous Delivery
15 41 (18.14%) Pair Programming
16 37 (16.37%) CSS
16 37 (16.37%) BDD
17 35 (15.49%) Node.js
17 35 (15.49%) Mentoring
17 35 (15.49%) Apache
18 33 (14.60%) Relational Database
18 33 (14.60%) Git (software)
19 32 (14.16%) SQL Server
20 31 (13.72%) HTML5

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 35 (15.49%) Node.js
1 35 (15.49%) Apache
2 10 (4.42%) Confluence
3 9 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.54%) nginx
4 8 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.65%) CMS
6 5 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.77%) WordPress
7 4 (1.77%) JBoss
8 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.88%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.88%) IIS
10 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.44%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.44%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.98%) HTTP
2 6 (2.65%) Internet
2 6 (2.65%) LDAP
3 4 (1.77%) Intranet
3 4 (1.77%) SSL
4 2 (0.88%) DLNA
4 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.88%) DVB
5 1 (0.44%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.44%) DMZ
5 1 (0.44%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.60%) Relational Database
2 32 (14.16%) SQL Server
3 29 (12.83%) MySQL
4 11 (4.87%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.42%) RDBMS
5 10 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.21%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.77%) Redis
9 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.88%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.88%) Big Data
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (14.60%) Git (software)
2 26 (11.50%) NUnit
3 24 (10.62%) Subversion
4 22 (9.73%) Jenkins
5 19 (8.41%) Selenium
6 17 (7.52%) Grunt
7 16 (7.08%) PHPUnit
7 16 (7.08%) JUnit
8 15 (6.64%) JIRA
8 15 (6.64%) Maven
9 13 (5.75%) Hudson
9 13 (5.75%) TeamCity
9 13 (5.75%) RSpec
10 12 (5.31%) Cucumber
11 10 (4.42%) MSI
12 9 (3.98%) Visual Studio
12 9 (3.98%) Ant
13 8 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (3.54%) Rhino Mocks
14 6 (2.65%) Jasmine
General
1 57 (25.22%) Finance
2 23 (10.18%) Banking
3 20 (8.85%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.54%) Electronics
4 8 (3.54%) Games
5 3 (1.33%) Back Office
5 3 (1.33%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Arabic Language
6 2 (0.88%) Hindi Language
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 130 (57.52%) Developer
2 27 (11.95%) Agile Coach
3 24 (10.62%) Software Engineer
4 21 (9.29%) .NET Developer
5 19 (8.41%) PHP Developer
6 18 (7.96%) C# Developer
7 15 (6.64%) Python Developer
8 14 (6.19%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.75%) ScrumMaster
10 12 (5.31%) Technical Leader
11 11 (4.87%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (4.87%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.87%) Architect
12 9 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.54%) Technical Architect
14 7 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
14 7 (3.10%) Front-End Developer
15 6 (2.65%) C# .NET Developer
15 6 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
16 5 (2.21%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (23.89%) HTML
2 51 (22.57%) .NET
3 47 (20.80%) jQuery
4 37 (16.37%) CSS
5 31 (13.72%) HTML5
6 30 (13.27%) XML
7 29 (12.83%) Web Services
8 28 (12.39%) RESTful
9 26 (11.50%) WCF
10 24 (10.62%) AngularJS
11 19 (8.41%) JSON
11 19 (8.41%) Spring
12 18 (7.96%) Doctrine
12 18 (7.96%) .NET Framework
13 16 (7.08%) Zend Framework
13 16 (7.08%) WPF
14 14 (6.19%) CSS3
14 14 (6.19%) Backbone.js
14 14 (6.19%) Ruby on Rails
15 13 (5.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.73%) Open Source
2 15 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.42%) Hedge funds
5 9 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.21%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.77%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.77%) Derivative
7 4 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.77%) DTV
8 3 (1.33%) GIS
9 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.88%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.88%) MPEG
9 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.99%) Linux
2 20 (8.85%) UNIX
3 17 (7.52%) CentOS
4 14 (6.19%) Windows
5 5 (2.21%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.21%) Android
6 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (76.11%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (54.42%) Continuous Integration
3 105 (46.46%) TDD
4 97 (42.92%) Software Engineering
5 80 (35.40%) OO
6 59 (26.11%) Scrum
7 54 (23.89%) Test Automation
8 51 (22.57%) Unit Testing
9 47 (20.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 41 (18.14%) Pair Programming
11 37 (16.37%) BDD
12 35 (15.49%) Mentoring
13 27 (11.95%) User Stories
14 26 (11.50%) Automated Testing
15 24 (10.62%) Multithreading
16 23 (10.18%) MVC
17 19 (8.41%) Product Management
18 18 (7.96%) Web Development
18 18 (7.96%) OOD
19 16 (7.08%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 90 (39.82%) Java
2 81 (35.84%) JavaScript
3 61 (26.99%) C#
4 51 (22.57%) SQL
4 51 (22.57%) Ruby
5 48 (21.24%) PHP
6 28 (12.39%) Python
7 21 (9.29%) C++
8 18 (7.96%) Perl
9 15 (6.64%) C
10 8 (3.54%) VB.NET
10 8 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.10%) Scala
12 5 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.21%) PHP5
13 4 (1.77%) Groovy
13 4 (1.77%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.77%) Clojure
14 3 (1.33%) VBScript
14 3 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (4.42%) Degree
2 7 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.19%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Varnish
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) vCloud
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.88%) Puppet
1 2 (0.88%) Control-M
2 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.44%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.44%) Ansible
2 1 (0.44%) logstash
2 1 (0.44%) Kibana
2 1 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.85%) Zend
3 13 (5.75%) IBM
4 11 (4.87%) TIBCO
4 11 (4.87%) Oracle
5 10 (4.42%) DevExpress
5 10 (4.42%) Infragistics
6 3 (1.33%) Cognos
6 3 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.33%) Pega
7 2 (0.88%) Nintex
7 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco
7 2 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe
8 1 (0.44%) Informatica
8 1 (0.44%) Apple
8 1 (0.44%) VMware
8 1 (0.44%) Google
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