The table below looks at the statistics for Refactoring skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 494 509 535
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +26
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 142 155 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 114 73
Median daily rate £500 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £472 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.03% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Median hourly rate £47.25 - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.25 - £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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Refactoring
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Refactoring as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +13 135 £500 +17.64% 46
London +33 92 £506 +12.50% 22
City of London +25 23 £525 +10.52% 6
South East +4 20 £400 +33.33% 8
East Midlands +1 15 £550 +4.76% 3
Northamptonshire +6 13 £550 - 3
Oxfordshire -8 11 £400 +33.33% 4
Northampton +2 8 £550 - 3
Buckinghamshire +25 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes +11 5 - - 1
West Midlands -14 5 £350 - 1
Cheshire +12 3 £375 -
North West +5 3 £375 - 7
Scotland -5 3 - -
Edinburgh +11 2 - -
Chester +3 2 £421 +12.33%
Warwickshire -2 2 £350 -
Oxford -20 2 £400 +33.33% 1
Nuneaton - 2 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Glasgow +11 1 - -
Reading +10 1 - -
Hampshire +9 1 £513 +50.73% 3
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Leicestershire -3 1 - -
South West -4 1 £288 -23.33% 2
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £288 -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 178 (70.92%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (52.99%) Java
3 104 (41.43%) TDD
4 102 (40.64%) Scrum
5 100 (39.84%) Continuous Integration
6 99 (39.44%) JavaScript
7 84 (33.47%) HTML
8 83 (33.07%) CSS
9 80 (31.87%) Git (software)
10 69 (27.49%) MVC
11 68 (27.09%) BDD
12 66 (26.29%) Web Services
12 66 (26.29%) OO
13 62 (24.70%) Linux
14 61 (24.30%) AngularJS
15 60 (23.90%) Node.js
16 59 (23.51%) Web Development
17 56 (22.31%) HTML5
17 56 (22.31%) Finance
18 55 (21.91%) Software Engineering
18 55 (21.91%) jQuery
19 54 (21.51%) Jenkins
20 49 (19.52%) SQL
20 49 (19.52%) MongoDB
21 47 (18.73%) DevOps
22 42 (16.73%) Pair Programming
23 41 (16.33%) Oracle
24 40 (15.94%) .NET
24 40 (15.94%) Kanban
25 39 (15.54%) Unit Testing

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills 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 24 (9.56%) Apache
2 16 (6.37%) WebSphere
3 15 (5.98%) nginx
4 11 (4.38%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.39%) JBoss
6 5 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.59%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.59%) IIS
8 3 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.80%) Confluence
9 2 (0.80%) Drupal
10 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Beauchamp
2 1 (0.40%) Endur
2 1 (0.40%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.39%) SaaS
3 5 (1.99%) GitHub
4 3 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.80%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.98%) HTTP
2 5 (1.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.80%) Firewall
3 2 (0.80%) Intranet
3 2 (0.80%) SSL
4 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) ICMP
4 1 (0.40%) LDAP
4 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.52%) MongoDB
2 29 (11.55%) MySQL
3 26 (10.36%) Relational Database
3 26 (10.36%) SQL Server
4 24 (9.56%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (7.97%) Big Data
5 20 (7.97%) NoSQL
6 18 (7.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (5.58%) Redis
8 13 (5.18%) CouchDB
9 12 (4.78%) KDB
10 10 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (3.19%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.99%) Datomic
14 4 (1.59%) Neo4j
15 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.80%) IBM InfoSphere
16 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 80 (31.87%) Git (software)
2 54 (21.51%) Jenkins
3 30 (11.95%) Maven
3 30 (11.95%) Subversion
4 29 (11.55%) JUnit
5 23 (9.16%) Mockito
6 21 (8.37%) Gradle
7 20 (7.97%) IntelliJ
8 18 (7.17%) JIRA
9 14 (5.58%) TeamCity
10 13 (5.18%) Mercurial
11 12 (4.78%) Cucumber
12 10 (3.98%) Vagrant
13 8 (3.19%) PHPUnit
13 8 (3.19%) Spock
13 8 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.79%) Jasmine
14 7 (2.79%) MSTest
14 7 (2.79%) Rhino Mocks
15 6 (2.39%) NUnit
General
1 56 (22.31%) Finance
2 26 (10.36%) Front Office
3 21 (8.37%) Banking
4 10 (3.98%) Retail
5 6 (2.39%) Back Office
6 5 (1.99%) Marketing
6 5 (1.99%) Publishing
7 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 168 (66.93%) Developer
2 50 (19.92%) Java Developer
3 34 (13.55%) Architect
4 33 (13.15%) Senior Developer
5 32 (12.75%) PHP Developer
6 20 (7.97%) Digital Architect
6 20 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (6.77%) C# Developer
7 17 (6.77%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (5.18%) Hybris Developer
9 12 (4.78%) Quantitative Developer
9 12 (4.78%) SQL Developer
9 12 (4.78%) Web Developer
10 11 (4.38%) E-Commerce Developer
10 11 (4.38%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.98%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.98%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
11 10 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (33.47%) HTML
2 83 (33.07%) CSS
3 66 (26.29%) Web Services
4 61 (24.30%) AngularJS
5 60 (23.90%) Node.js
6 56 (22.31%) HTML5
7 55 (21.91%) jQuery
8 40 (15.94%) .NET
9 38 (15.14%) Spring
10 32 (12.75%) CSS3
11 29 (11.55%) Spring MVC
12 28 (11.16%) REST
13 27 (10.76%) SOAP
14 26 (10.36%) XML
15 22 (8.76%) Symfony
16 21 (8.37%) JSON
17 20 (7.97%) Dropwizard
17 20 (7.97%) React
17 20 (7.97%) Scalatra
17 20 (7.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.77%) Hedge funds
2 15 (5.98%) Algorithms
3 14 (5.58%) Statistics
4 13 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.18%) Visualisation
5 9 (3.59%) User Experience
6 8 (3.19%) Market Risk
7 6 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.59%) Blog
9 4 (1.59%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.59%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (1.20%) Derivative
11 2 (0.80%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.80%) Equities
11 2 (0.80%) IVR
11 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.80%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.70%) Linux
2 21 (8.37%) Unix
3 7 (2.79%) Windows
4 4 (1.59%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.20%) Android
6 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) SUSE
7 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (70.92%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (41.43%) TDD
3 102 (40.64%) Scrum
4 100 (39.84%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (27.49%) MVC
6 68 (27.09%) BDD
7 66 (26.29%) OO
8 59 (23.51%) Web Development
9 55 (21.91%) Software Engineering
10 47 (18.73%) DevOps
11 42 (16.73%) Pair Programming
12 40 (15.94%) Kanban
13 39 (15.54%) Unit Testing
14 35 (13.94%) E-Commerce
15 33 (13.15%) Front End Development
15 33 (13.15%) Web Application Development
16 31 (12.35%) Performance Tuning
17 28 (11.16%) Automated Testing
18 26 (10.36%) SOA
19 25 (9.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (52.99%) Java
2 99 (39.44%) JavaScript
3 49 (19.52%) SQL
4 36 (14.34%) PHP
5 32 (12.75%) Python
6 31 (12.35%) C#
7 26 (10.36%) Scala
8 20 (7.97%) Ruby
9 18 (7.17%) C
10 16 (6.37%) C++
11 13 (5.18%) Perl
12 12 (4.78%) PL/SQL
12 12 (4.78%) Shell Script
13 11 (4.38%) Korn
13 11 (4.38%) XPath
14 10 (3.98%) T-SQL
15 7 (2.79%) PHP 5
16 6 (2.39%) Go
16 6 (2.39%) VB
16 6 (2.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (10.36%) Degree
2 15 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.96%) QA
2 12 (4.78%) FATCA
3 7 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.20%) SDET
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (6.37%) Docker
2 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.80%) vCloud
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (11.55%) Puppet
2 21 (8.37%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (7.97%) Ansible
4 4 (1.59%) Grafana
5 2 (0.80%) Control-M
5 2 (0.80%) Graphite
5 2 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.80%) Kibana
5 2 (0.80%) logstash
5 2 (0.80%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.40%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 41 (16.33%) Oracle
2 25 (9.96%) Zend
3 20 (7.97%) New Relic
4 15 (5.98%) hybris
5 14 (5.58%) Solace
6 13 (5.18%) Microsoft
7 11 (4.38%) IBM
7 11 (4.38%) VMware
8 4 (1.59%) Black Duck
8 4 (1.59%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.20%) ATG
9 3 (1.20%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.20%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (0.80%) Avaya
10 2 (0.80%) Google
10 2 (0.80%) Perforce
11 1 (0.40%) OpenLink
11 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.40%) SAP
11 1 (0.40%) Sybase
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