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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 421 428 442
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 163 125 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 102 72
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£481 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £276 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+41.12% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £56.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Refactoring Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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 +18 154 £500 +11.11% 47
London -1 95 £525 +16.66% 18
South East -5 19 £400 +41.49% 8
South West -2 18 £438 +34.61% 5
City of London +20 16 £375 - 4
Bristol +7 16 £438 +34.61% 4
Hampshire -24 13 £375 +41.50% 4
East of England - 13 £625 -
Essex - 9 £625 -
Scotland -5 7 £331 -12.82%
Edinburgh -2 5 £386 +1.64%
North West - 4 £265 - 6
Berkshire +4 3 £575 +173.80%
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 2
Birmingham - 3 £375 - 1
Southampton -22 2 £360 +20.00% 1
Manchester - 2 £265 - 3
Glasgow - 2 £331 -
Yorkshire - 2 £270 - 6
Cambridgeshire - 2 £345 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £365 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £425 +30.76% 2
Milton Keynes -13 1 £425 +30.76% 2
Leeds - 1 £315 - 6
Docklands, London - 1 £509 - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £315 - 6
Wimbledon - 1 £400 -
Wales - - - - 1

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 254 (81.41%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (57.37%) Continuous Integration
3 138 (44.23%) Software Engineering
4 130 (41.67%) TDD
5 125 (40.06%) Java
6 118 (37.82%) JavaScript
7 101 (32.37%) HTML
8 89 (28.53%) C#
9 86 (27.56%) Finance
10 82 (26.28%) Scrum
11 79 (25.32%) Test Automation
12 77 (24.68%) Linux
13 70 (22.44%) Ruby
14 69 (22.12%) OO
15 68 (21.79%) HTML5
16 67 (21.47%) .NET
17 66 (21.15%) SQL
18 64 (20.51%) CSS
18 64 (20.51%) jQuery
19 62 (19.87%) PHP
20 61 (19.55%) Git (software)
20 61 (19.55%) Mentoring
21 57 (18.27%) Automated Testing
22 55 (17.63%) Apache
23 54 (17.31%) Unit Testing
24 50 (16.03%) MySQL
25 46 (14.74%) User Stories
26 45 (14.42%) UNIX
27 43 (13.78%) Python
28 42 (13.46%) Pair Programming

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (17.63%) Apache
2 25 (8.01%) Node.js
3 12 (3.85%) Confluence
4 10 (3.21%) TIBCO EMS
5 9 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.88%) nginx
6 8 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.24%) Oracle Application Server
7 7 (2.24%) Oracle 10gAS
7 7 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.92%) Jetty
8 6 (1.92%) CMS
9 5 (1.60%) JBoss
9 5 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.96%) WordPress
11 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.64%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 14 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.64%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.60%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.60%) Route 53
4 4 (1.28%) CloudFront
4 4 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.64%) GitHub
5 2 (0.64%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.85%) LDAP
1 12 (3.85%) HTTP
2 5 (1.60%) Internet
2 5 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.28%) Intranet
4 3 (0.96%) SSL
4 3 (0.96%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.96%) iBeacon
5 2 (0.64%) DLNA
5 2 (0.64%) DVB
6 1 (0.32%) DMZ
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.03%) MySQL
2 37 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 28 (8.97%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.24%) Couchbase
8 6 (1.92%) Ingres
9 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.60%) Big Data
9 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.28%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.96%) SQLite
11 3 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (19.55%) Git (software)
2 36 (11.54%) PHPUnit
3 35 (11.22%) NUnit
4 24 (7.69%) Subversion
5 22 (7.05%) Maven
5 22 (7.05%) JIRA
5 22 (7.05%) JUnit
6 21 (6.73%) Ant
6 21 (6.73%) TeamCity
7 19 (6.09%) Selenium
7 19 (6.09%) Cucumber
8 17 (5.45%) Jenkins
9 15 (4.81%) CruiseControl
9 15 (4.81%) GoogleTest
9 15 (4.81%) Grunt
9 15 (4.81%) RSpec
10 14 (4.49%) CppUnit
10 14 (4.49%) ClearCase
11 11 (3.53%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.21%) MSI
General
1 86 (27.56%) Finance
2 35 (11.22%) Banking
3 22 (7.05%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.24%) Marketing
5 6 (1.92%) Front Office
6 4 (1.28%) Games
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.64%) Hindi Language
8 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) International Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 184 (58.97%) Developer
2 41 (13.14%) Agile Coach
3 39 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 31 (9.94%) Software Engineer
5 29 (9.29%) PHP Developer
6 27 (8.65%) .NET Developer
7 22 (7.05%) C# Developer
7 22 (7.05%) Java Developer
8 20 (6.41%) Python Developer
9 17 (5.45%) Front-End Developer
10 14 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
12 12 (3.85%) Architect
13 11 (3.53%) Web Developer
13 11 (3.53%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (3.53%) PHP Zend Developer
14 10 (3.21%) Senior Software Engineer
15 9 (2.88%) Programmer
16 8 (2.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (32.37%) HTML
2 68 (21.79%) HTML5
3 67 (21.47%) .NET
4 64 (20.51%) CSS
4 64 (20.51%) jQuery
5 39 (12.50%) Doctrine
6 36 (11.54%) Zend Framework
7 30 (9.62%) XML
7 30 (9.62%) .NET Framework
8 28 (8.97%) CSS3
9 26 (8.33%) Web Services
10 25 (8.01%) RESTful
11 23 (7.37%) WCF
12 22 (7.05%) Ajax
13 20 (6.41%) ASP.NET
13 20 (6.41%) Spring
14 19 (6.09%) JSON
15 17 (5.45%) AngularJS
16 16 (5.13%) REST
16 16 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.81%) Open Source
2 15 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.53%) N-Tier
3 11 (3.53%) User Experience
4 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.56%) Derivative
6 7 (2.24%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.92%) Wiki
7 6 (1.92%) Statistics
8 4 (1.28%) Kindle
8 4 (1.28%) Equities
9 3 (0.96%) DTV
9 3 (0.96%) W3C
9 3 (0.96%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 77 (24.68%) Linux
2 45 (14.42%) UNIX
3 37 (11.86%) CentOS
4 34 (10.90%) Windows
5 10 (3.21%) Android
6 9 (2.88%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.96%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (81.41%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (57.37%) Continuous Integration
3 138 (44.23%) Software Engineering
4 130 (41.67%) TDD
5 82 (26.28%) Scrum
6 79 (25.32%) Test Automation
7 69 (22.12%) OO
8 61 (19.55%) Mentoring
9 57 (18.27%) Automated Testing
10 54 (17.31%) Unit Testing
11 46 (14.74%) User Stories
12 42 (13.46%) Pair Programming
13 39 (12.50%) Multithreading
14 33 (10.58%) ATDD
14 33 (10.58%) BDD
15 30 (9.62%) Product Management
16 26 (8.33%) OOD
17 24 (7.69%) Kanban
17 24 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
18 22 (7.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 125 (40.06%) Java
2 118 (37.82%) JavaScript
3 89 (28.53%) C#
4 70 (22.44%) Ruby
5 66 (21.15%) SQL
6 62 (19.87%) PHP
7 43 (13.78%) Python
8 40 (12.82%) C++
9 34 (10.90%) C
10 18 (5.77%) Perl
11 11 (3.53%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.56%) VB
12 8 (2.56%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.24%) VBA
13 7 (2.24%) VBScript
13 7 (2.24%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.24%) PHP5
14 6 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (5.45%) Degree
2 14 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Varnish
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.32%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.28%) Control-M
3 3 (0.96%) Puppet
4 2 (0.64%) Salt
4 2 (0.64%) logstash
5 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.32%) Ansible
5 1 (0.32%) Kibana
5 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 40 (12.82%) Zend
2 39 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 35 (11.22%) Oracle
4 17 (5.45%) IBM
5 10 (3.21%) DevExpress
5 10 (3.21%) Infragistics
5 10 (3.21%) TIBCO
6 9 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.24%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.96%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.64%) Nintex
9 2 (0.64%) Pega
9 2 (0.64%) Sybase
9 2 (0.64%) Siebel
10 1 (0.32%) Cognos
10 1 (0.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) Google
10 1 (0.32%) VMware
10 1 (0.32%) Perforce
10 1 (0.32%) Foundry
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