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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 477 510 432
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -78
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 144 101 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.24% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 124
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£415 £425 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £578 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.61% -

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 +17 123 £415 -2.35% 51
London +11 64 £425 -15.00% 20
South East +6 22 £390 +15.55% 10
City of London -1 18 £403 -24.41% 9
Scotland -7 12 £413 -1.78%
South West -11 12 £375 +7.14% 8
Yorkshire -13 11 £600 - 2
West Yorkshire - 11 £600 - 2
Leeds - 9 £600 - 2
Somerset - 9 £375 -
Hampshire -3 8 £380 +12.59% 4
Edinburgh -9 8 £413 -1.78%
Taunton - 8 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £400 - 1
North West -21 6 £313 - 6
Surrey 0 4 - - 1
Manchester - 4 £440 - 2
Oxford - 4 £400 -
Glasgow - 4 £413 -
East of England 0 3 - - 1
North East - 3 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £450 -
Abingdon - 3 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £450 -
Watford - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
County Antrim - 2 £350 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £350 - 1
Belfast - 2 £350 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £425 -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 163 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (47.48%) TDD
2 113 (47.48%) Continuous Integration
3 89 (37.39%) JavaScript
4 88 (36.97%) Software Engineering
5 83 (34.87%) Java
6 80 (33.61%) OO
7 74 (31.09%) SQL
8 65 (27.31%) Scrum
9 63 (26.47%) HTML
10 62 (26.05%) C#
11 60 (25.21%) .NET
12 58 (24.37%) Linux
13 57 (23.95%) BDD
14 54 (22.69%) jQuery
14 54 (22.69%) Pair Programming
15 51 (21.43%) Unit Testing
16 50 (21.01%) Git (software)
16 50 (21.01%) SQL Server
17 46 (19.33%) CSS
18 43 (18.07%) PHP
19 41 (17.23%) MVC
20 38 (15.97%) Ruby
20 38 (15.97%) MySQL
21 36 (15.13%) Web Services
22 34 (14.29%) AngularJS
23 32 (13.45%) Jenkins
24 31 (13.03%) Finance
24 31 (13.03%) Automated Testing
24 31 (13.03%) XML

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (12.61%) Node.js
2 25 (10.50%) Apache
3 23 (9.66%) Tomcat
4 17 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 14 (5.88%) IIS
6 9 (3.78%) Confluence
7 7 (2.94%) nginx
8 6 (2.52%) JBoss
9 5 (2.10%) CMS
10 4 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (1.26%) WordPress
12 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.84%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.84%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (3.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.68%) SaaS
2 4 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) PaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.52%) HTTP
2 5 (2.10%) LDAP
3 4 (1.68%) Internet
4 3 (1.26%) SSL
4 3 (1.26%) Intranet
5 2 (0.84%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) DMZ
6 1 (0.42%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 38 (15.97%) MySQL
3 30 (12.61%) Relational Database
4 24 (10.08%) MongoDB
5 22 (9.24%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (4.62%) Redis
8 8 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.36%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.68%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.68%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 50 (21.01%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.45%) Jenkins
3 23 (9.66%) Subversion
4 16 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (6.30%) Maven
6 14 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 14 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.88%) Hudson
7 13 (5.46%) Selenium
8 12 (5.04%) JIRA
8 12 (5.04%) JUnit
9 11 (4.62%) NUnit
9 11 (4.62%) PHPUnit
10 10 (4.20%) Visual Studio
11 8 (3.36%) RSpec
11 8 (3.36%) Jasmine
11 8 (3.36%) Grunt
12 7 (2.94%) Mercurial
12 7 (2.94%) IntelliJ
12 7 (2.94%) ReSharper
General
1 31 (13.03%) Finance
2 8 (3.36%) Electronics
2 8 (3.36%) Banking
2 8 (3.36%) Investment Banking
3 7 (2.94%) Games
4 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.68%) Front Office
4 4 (1.68%) Back Office
5 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.26%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.42%) Retail
6 1 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 152 (63.87%) Developer
2 34 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 30 (12.61%) Software Engineer
4 23 (9.66%) .NET Developer
5 17 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 17 (7.14%) PHP Developer
6 16 (6.72%) C# Developer
7 15 (6.30%) Front-End Developer
8 13 (5.46%) Technical Leader
9 11 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 11 (4.62%) Architect
9 11 (4.62%) Agile Coach
10 9 (3.78%) ScrumMaster
10 9 (3.78%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.36%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.52%) Python Developer
13 5 (2.10%) Delivery Manager
14 4 (1.68%) Database Developer
14 4 (1.68%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (26.47%) HTML
2 60 (25.21%) .NET
3 54 (22.69%) jQuery
4 46 (19.33%) CSS
5 36 (15.13%) Web Services
6 34 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 31 (13.03%) XML
8 28 (11.76%) Spring
9 27 (11.34%) ASP.NET
9 27 (11.34%) RESTful
10 24 (10.08%) HTML5
11 23 (9.66%) JSON
12 20 (8.40%) .NET Framework
13 19 (7.98%) Ruby on Rails
14 18 (7.56%) WPF
15 17 (7.14%) WCF
16 14 (5.88%) REST
17 13 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (5.46%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.78%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.10%) User Experience
5 5 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.10%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.26%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.26%) Derivative
7 3 (1.26%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.26%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.26%) DTV
7 3 (1.26%) GIS
8 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 58 (24.37%) Linux
2 24 (10.08%) UNIX
3 15 (6.30%) Windows
4 11 (4.62%) CentOS
5 9 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.10%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.26%) Android
8 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (47.48%) TDD
2 113 (47.48%) Continuous Integration
3 88 (36.97%) Software Engineering
4 80 (33.61%) OO
5 65 (27.31%) Scrum
6 57 (23.95%) BDD
7 54 (22.69%) Pair Programming
8 51 (21.43%) Unit Testing
9 41 (17.23%) MVC
10 31 (13.03%) Automated Testing
11 30 (12.61%) Mentoring
12 29 (12.18%) Test Automation
13 27 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (10.92%) Web Development
15 25 (10.50%) UML
16 24 (10.08%) Multithreading
17 21 (8.82%) Open Source
18 19 (7.98%) Kanban
19 18 (7.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 89 (37.39%) JavaScript
2 83 (34.87%) Java
3 74 (31.09%) SQL
4 62 (26.05%) C#
5 43 (18.07%) PHP
6 38 (15.97%) Ruby
7 27 (11.34%) C++
8 16 (6.72%) Perl
9 14 (5.88%) Python
10 13 (5.46%) C
11 11 (4.62%) T-SQL
12 10 (4.20%) PL/SQL
13 9 (3.78%) Groovy
14 7 (2.94%) Scala
15 5 (2.10%) PHP5
16 4 (1.68%) VB
16 4 (1.68%) VB.NET
17 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
17 3 (1.26%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 20 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.78%) Degree
3 6 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.46%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) HL7
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) vCloud
2 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.52%) Puppet
2 5 (2.10%) Ansible
3 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.42%) logstash
4 1 (0.42%) Salt
4 1 (0.42%) Kibana
4 1 (0.42%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 29 (12.18%) Oracle
2 28 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.98%) Zend
4 7 (2.94%) IBM
4 7 (2.94%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.10%) Infragistics
5 5 (2.10%) VMware
5 5 (2.10%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.68%) Adobe
6 4 (1.68%) SAP
7 3 (1.26%) Cognos
7 3 (1.26%) Software AG
7 3 (1.26%) Twitter
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco
8 2 (0.84%) Perforce
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.42%) Apple
9 1 (0.42%) webMethods
9 1 (0.42%) Google
9 1 (0.42%) BEA
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