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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Refactoring
UK
Rank 474 516 435
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -81
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 126 102 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.25% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 63 128
Median daily rate £450 £424 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £280 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £401
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £56.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £56.00

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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +54 122 £475 +11.76% 37
London +34 85 £515 +12.93% 18
City of London -7 14 £525 +15.13% 7
South East +22 8 £319 +6.25% 7
East of England +10 8 - - 2
Hertfordshire +5 7 - - 1
South West +13 6 £406 +8.33% 1
North West +19 5 £340 +13.33% 7
Yorkshire +12 5 £363 -38.29%
Oxfordshire +3 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire +17 4 £363 -38.29%
Leeds +6 4 £363 -38.29%
East Midlands -1 4 £425 +6.25%
Northampton -8 4 £425 -
Northamptonshire -12 4 £425 -
Scotland +18 3 - -
Manchester +14 3 £340 +13.33% 5
Somerset +8 3 £313 -16.66%
Berkshire - 3 £319 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Hertford - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £319 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £363 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 £400 - 1
Devon - 1 £413 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 214 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (64.81%) Java
3 161 (56.10%) TDD
4 145 (50.52%) Scrum
5 138 (48.08%) JavaScript
6 130 (45.30%) Git (software)
7 120 (41.81%) BDD
8 100 (34.84%) CSS
9 99 (34.49%) HTML
10 91 (31.71%) Web Services
10 91 (31.71%) Linux
11 88 (30.66%) Jenkins
12 86 (29.97%) Node.js
13 82 (28.57%) Spring
14 80 (27.87%) SQL
15 77 (26.83%) AngularJS
16 76 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (25.78%) jQuery
18 73 (25.44%) SOAP
18 73 (25.44%) MVC
19 71 (24.74%) REST
20 70 (24.39%) OO
20 70 (24.39%) DevOps
21 65 (22.65%) HTML5
22 60 (20.91%) Web Development
23 59 (20.56%) Finance
24 55 (19.16%) Unix
24 55 (19.16%) MongoDB
25 54 (18.82%) XML
26 52 (18.12%) JUnit

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 30 (10.45%) Apache
2 17 (5.92%) nginx
2 17 (5.92%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.83%) OpenStack
4 9 (3.14%) JBoss
5 7 (2.44%) IIS
6 6 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.39%) Confluence
9 3 (1.05%) IPython
9 3 (1.05%) Mule
10 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.70%) SAS
10 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.18%) SaaS
3 11 (3.83%) GitHub
4 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.23%) HTTP
2 6 (2.09%) Internet
3 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.05%) Firewall
4 3 (1.05%) Intranet
4 3 (1.05%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) AMQP
5 1 (0.35%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.35%) DNS
5 1 (0.35%) ICMP
5 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.16%) MongoDB
2 45 (15.68%) Relational Database
3 39 (13.59%) MySQL
4 33 (11.50%) Big Data
5 31 (10.80%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (8.36%) NoSQL
7 22 (7.67%) SQL Server
8 19 (6.62%) Redis
9 15 (5.23%) CouchDB
10 14 (4.88%) RDBMS
11 13 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (2.44%) DB2
13 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.39%) Neo4j
15 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (1.05%) Hazelcast
16 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
16 2 (0.70%) Couchbase
16 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 130 (45.30%) Git (software)
2 88 (30.66%) Jenkins
3 52 (18.12%) JUnit
4 51 (17.77%) JIRA
5 49 (17.07%) Maven
6 46 (16.03%) Mockito
7 41 (14.29%) TeamCity
8 37 (12.89%) Gradle
9 33 (11.50%) Spock
10 29 (10.10%) Subversion
11 20 (6.97%) Cucumber
12 18 (6.27%) IntelliJ
13 16 (5.57%) Mercurial
14 15 (5.23%) Selenium
14 15 (5.23%) Vagrant
15 12 (4.18%) Grunt
15 12 (4.18%) Jasmine
16 11 (3.83%) gulp
17 10 (3.48%) Hudson
18 9 (3.14%) Ant
General
1 59 (20.56%) Finance
2 45 (15.68%) Banking
3 19 (6.62%) Retail
4 8 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.44%) Marketing
6 6 (2.09%) Games
7 4 (1.39%) Publishing
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Online Betting
8 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.70%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (65.51%) Developer
2 86 (29.97%) Java Developer
3 36 (12.54%) Senior Developer
4 27 (9.41%) PHP Developer
5 26 (9.06%) Senior Java Developer
6 24 (8.36%) Architect
7 22 (7.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.57%) Digital Architect
9 15 (5.23%) Web Developer
10 14 (4.88%) .NET Developer
10 14 (4.88%) E-Commerce Developer
10 14 (4.88%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.83%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.83%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (3.83%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 11 (3.83%) Symfony Developer
11 11 (3.83%) UI Developer
12 10 (3.48%) Node.js Developer
12 10 (3.48%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (34.84%) CSS
2 99 (34.49%) HTML
3 91 (31.71%) Web Services
4 86 (29.97%) Node.js
5 82 (28.57%) Spring
6 77 (26.83%) AngularJS
7 74 (25.78%) jQuery
8 73 (25.44%) SOAP
9 71 (24.74%) REST
10 65 (22.65%) HTML5
11 54 (18.82%) XML
12 47 (16.38%) CSS3
13 45 (15.68%) JSON
14 42 (14.63%) Hibernate
15 40 (13.94%) JMS
16 38 (13.24%) Gherkin
17 31 (10.80%) React
18 30 (10.45%) JSP
19 29 (10.10%) EJB
19 29 (10.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.36%) User Experience
2 13 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.09%) Online Games
5 5 (1.74%) Blog
6 4 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.39%) Contactless
6 4 (1.39%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.39%) EMV
7 3 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.05%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.05%) Life Science
7 3 (1.05%) Mobile Games
7 3 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.05%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.05%) Statistics
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 91 (31.71%) Linux
2 55 (19.16%) Unix
3 9 (3.14%) Ubuntu
4 7 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.09%) CentOS
5 6 (2.09%) SUSE
6 5 (1.74%) Windows
7 4 (1.39%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (56.10%) TDD
3 145 (50.52%) Scrum
4 120 (41.81%) BDD
5 76 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (25.44%) MVC
7 70 (24.39%) DevOps
7 70 (24.39%) OO
8 60 (20.91%) Web Development
9 52 (18.12%) Kanban
10 50 (17.42%) E-Commerce
11 49 (17.07%) Software Engineering
12 38 (13.24%) Pair Programming
13 32 (11.15%) Web Application Development
14 31 (10.80%) Configuration Management
14 31 (10.80%) Front End Development
14 31 (10.80%) Unit Testing
15 30 (10.45%) Microservices
15 30 (10.45%) SOA
16 29 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 186 (64.81%) Java
2 138 (48.08%) JavaScript
3 80 (27.87%) SQL
4 42 (14.63%) Shell Script
5 37 (12.89%) Korn
6 33 (11.50%) PHP
7 31 (10.80%) Ruby
8 25 (8.71%) Scala
9 23 (8.01%) Python
9 23 (8.01%) XPath
10 21 (7.32%) C#
11 16 (5.57%) C++
12 14 (4.88%) Perl
13 13 (4.53%) C
14 11 (3.83%) PL/SQL
15 10 (3.48%) Bash Shell
16 7 (2.44%) Go
16 7 (2.44%) VBScript
17 6 (2.09%) Groovy
17 6 (2.09%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 38 (13.24%) Degree
2 9 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.10%) QA
2 25 (8.71%) FATCA
3 6 (2.09%) SDET
4 5 (1.74%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (1.74%) EMIR
4 5 (1.74%) MiFID
5 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (9.41%) Docker
2 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.70%) vCloud
4 1 (0.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) Varnish
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (10.10%) Puppet
2 26 (9.06%) Ansible
3 20 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.70%) Control-M
4 2 (0.70%) Grafana
4 2 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.70%) Kibana
4 2 (0.70%) logstash
4 2 (0.70%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 39 (13.59%) Solace
2 27 (9.41%) Oracle
3 26 (9.06%) Zend
4 23 (8.01%) MuleSoft
5 17 (5.92%) New Relic
6 11 (3.83%) VMware
7 8 (2.79%) hybris
8 7 (2.44%) Microsoft
8 7 (2.44%) Perforce
9 6 (2.09%) IBM
10 5 (1.74%) Apigee
10 5 (1.74%) ATG
11 4 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.70%) Avaya
12 2 (0.70%) Black Duck
12 2 (0.70%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.70%) SAP
12 2 (0.70%) Tableau
13 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
13 1 (0.35%) Sybase
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