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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 473 507 442
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -65
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 159 106 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 75 120
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£423 £481 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
- +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 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
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +18 141 £424 -13.02% 54
London +29 79 £438 -12.50% 22
City of London +9 23 £475 -7.76% 6
South East -14 22 £380 +12.59% 12
South West -4 14 £350 -12.50% 2
Scotland -2 12 £413 +0.60%
Edinburgh -9 9 £413 +0.60%
Taunton - 8 £375 -
Somerset - 8 £375 - 1
East of England +12 7 £425 +21.42% 4
Hampshire -7 7 £360 +6.66% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £450 -
North East - 7 £450 -
North West -26 6 £375 - 7
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 1
Watford - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 5 £380 - 2
Surrey 0 4 - -
Southampton -3 3 £360 +4.72%
Bristol -13 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Manchester -14 3 - - 4
Oxford - 3 £380 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £413 -
Cheshire -7 2 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire -8 2 £425 +21.42% 3
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £425 - 2
Abingdon - 2 £400 - 1

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 182 (69.20%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (48.29%) TDD
3 123 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (38.78%) JavaScript
5 100 (38.02%) Java
6 87 (33.08%) Scrum
7 84 (31.94%) SQL
8 82 (31.18%) Software Engineering
9 79 (30.04%) OO
10 75 (28.52%) HTML
11 68 (25.86%) C#
11 68 (25.86%) Pair Programming
12 63 (23.95%) BDD
13 59 (22.43%) .NET
14 58 (22.05%) CSS
14 58 (22.05%) Git (software)
15 56 (21.29%) Unit Testing
15 56 (21.29%) SQL Server
15 56 (21.29%) Linux
16 49 (18.63%) MVC
17 48 (18.25%) jQuery
18 43 (16.35%) PHP
19 41 (15.59%) Web Development
20 40 (15.21%) Ruby
21 37 (14.07%) Finance
21 37 (14.07%) MySQL
21 37 (14.07%) Jenkins
22 36 (13.69%) AngularJS
23 35 (13.31%) Web Services
23 35 (13.31%) Continuous Delivery

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (11.41%) Node.js
2 27 (10.27%) Apache
3 22 (8.37%) Tomcat
4 17 (6.46%) SharePoint
5 15 (5.70%) IIS
6 10 (3.80%) Confluence
7 8 (3.04%) JBoss
7 8 (3.04%) nginx
8 5 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.52%) CMS
9 4 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.14%) WordPress
11 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.76%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.38%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.38%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 9 (3.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.38%) Endur
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.52%) SaaS
2 4 (1.52%) PaaS
2 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.14%) GitHub
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.76%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.56%) HTTP
2 11 (4.18%) Internet
3 7 (2.66%) SSL
3 7 (2.66%) Intranet
4 5 (1.90%) LDAP
5 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.76%) SAN
6 1 (0.38%) DMZ
6 1 (0.38%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 37 (14.07%) MySQL
3 29 (11.03%) Relational Database
4 24 (9.13%) MongoDB
5 23 (8.75%) NoSQL
6 14 (5.32%) Redis
7 13 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (4.56%) RDBMS
9 9 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.90%) CouchDB
14 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (1.52%) Neo4j
15 3 (1.14%) Big Data
15 3 (1.14%) Hadoop
15 3 (1.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 58 (22.05%) Git (software)
2 37 (14.07%) Jenkins
3 28 (10.65%) Subversion
4 16 (6.08%) Maven
4 16 (6.08%) JIRA
4 16 (6.08%) IntelliJ
5 15 (5.70%) Selenium
6 14 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (5.32%) Cucumber
7 12 (4.56%) Hudson
8 11 (4.18%) TeamCity
8 11 (4.18%) JUnit
8 11 (4.18%) Visual Studio
8 11 (4.18%) Gradle
9 8 (3.04%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.66%) RSpec
10 7 (2.66%) PHPUnit
10 7 (2.66%) Ant
10 7 (2.66%) ReSharper
10 7 (2.66%) Jasmine
General
1 37 (14.07%) Finance
2 7 (2.66%) Electronics
3 5 (1.90%) Back Office
3 5 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.90%) Games
3 5 (1.90%) Banking
3 5 (1.90%) Retail
4 4 (1.52%) Front Office
4 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.52%) Marketing
5 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 172 (65.40%) Developer
2 49 (18.63%) Java Developer
3 23 (8.75%) Senior Developer
4 22 (8.37%) Software Engineer
5 21 (7.98%) .NET Developer
6 15 (5.70%) C# Developer
6 15 (5.70%) PHP Developer
6 15 (5.70%) Front-End Developer
7 13 (4.94%) Technical Leader
7 13 (4.94%) Architect
8 12 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (4.56%) ScrumMaster
9 11 (4.18%) Agile Coach
10 9 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (3.04%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (2.66%) Senior Software Engineer
13 6 (2.28%) Perl Developer
14 5 (1.90%) UI Developer
14 5 (1.90%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (28.52%) HTML
2 59 (22.43%) .NET
3 58 (22.05%) CSS
4 48 (18.25%) jQuery
5 36 (13.69%) AngularJS
6 35 (13.31%) Web Services
7 32 (12.17%) ASP.NET
8 30 (11.41%) XML
9 27 (10.27%) HTML5
9 27 (10.27%) JSON
10 26 (9.89%) RESTful
11 24 (9.13%) Spring
12 19 (7.22%) Ruby on Rails
13 18 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (6.84%) REST
14 17 (6.46%) .NET Framework
14 17 (6.46%) LAMP
15 14 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (4.94%) CSS3
17 12 (4.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.32%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.42%) Hedge funds
4 9 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.28%) User Experience
5 6 (2.28%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.28%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.28%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.52%) DTV
8 3 (1.14%) GIS
8 3 (1.14%) Kindle
8 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.14%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.76%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.29%) Linux
2 31 (11.79%) UNIX
3 18 (6.84%) Windows
4 9 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (3.42%) CentOS
5 6 (2.28%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.28%) Android
6 5 (1.90%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.76%) Fedora
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (69.20%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (48.29%) TDD
3 123 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (33.08%) Scrum
5 82 (31.18%) Software Engineering
6 79 (30.04%) OO
7 68 (25.86%) Pair Programming
8 63 (23.95%) BDD
9 56 (21.29%) Unit Testing
10 49 (18.63%) MVC
11 41 (15.59%) Web Development
12 35 (13.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 32 (12.17%) Automated Testing
14 31 (11.79%) Test Automation
15 30 (11.41%) Kanban
16 29 (11.03%) Open Source
16 29 (11.03%) Mentoring
17 24 (9.13%) UML
18 22 (8.37%) E-Commerce
19 20 (7.60%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 102 (38.78%) JavaScript
2 100 (38.02%) Java
3 84 (31.94%) SQL
4 68 (25.86%) C#
5 43 (16.35%) PHP
6 40 (15.21%) Ruby
7 27 (10.27%) C++
8 20 (7.60%) Perl
9 13 (4.94%) C
9 13 (4.94%) Python
10 11 (4.18%) T-SQL
10 11 (4.18%) Groovy
11 10 (3.80%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.42%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.28%) PHP5
14 5 (1.90%) Scala
15 4 (1.52%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.52%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.52%) VB
16 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.46%) Degree
3 6 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.76%) PhD
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.75%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) HL7
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.14%) Docker
3 2 (0.76%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (3.80%) Puppet
1 10 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.04%) Ansible
3 6 (2.28%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.14%) logstash
5 2 (0.76%) yum
6 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.38%) Salt
6 1 (0.38%) Kibana
6 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 32 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.41%) Oracle
3 16 (6.08%) Zend
4 7 (2.66%) Cognos
4 7 (2.66%) VMware
5 5 (1.90%) SAP
5 5 (1.90%) New Relic
6 4 (1.52%) Adobe
6 4 (1.52%) IBM
6 4 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.14%) Software AG
7 3 (1.14%) Twitter
8 2 (0.76%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.76%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.76%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.76%) Splunk
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco
8 2 (0.76%) Perforce
9 1 (0.38%) Google
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwickshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago