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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 536 508 504
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 114 137 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 89 72
Median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -36.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 28 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 26 July 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 -23 105 £500 +25.00% 55
London +12 73 £513 +20.87% 30
South East +15 22 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London +52 20 £513 +22.02% 8
Oxfordshire +15 15 £475 +18.75%
Oxford +3 11 £475 +18.75%
Scotland -9 6 £288 -30.30% 2
Edinburgh -4 5 £288 -26.98% 1
East of England +21 4 £350 - 1
North West -2 4 £368 +3.15% 4
Manchester -6 3 £368 -16.47% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Westminster - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire +14 1 £350 -
Cheshire +3 1 £475 +18.75%
Glasgow +2 1 - - 1
East Midlands +1 1 - - 2
Chester -4 1 £475 +18.75%
West Yorkshire -5 1 £475 -20.83%
Leeds -8 1 £475 -20.83%
Yorkshire -13 1 £475 -20.83%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £288 -
Croydon - 1 £525 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 151 (68.95%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (47.49%) Java
3 101 (46.12%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (40.64%) TDD
5 84 (38.36%) Scrum
6 73 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 72 (32.88%) SQL
8 63 (28.77%) HTML
9 62 (28.31%) CSS
10 58 (26.48%) Git (software)
11 51 (23.29%) Pair Programming
12 50 (22.83%) .NET
13 48 (21.92%) Software Engineering
14 47 (21.46%) BDD
15 44 (20.09%) OO
16 43 (19.63%) MVC
16 43 (19.63%) Finance
17 42 (19.18%) Web Services
17 42 (19.18%) Linux
17 42 (19.18%) Unit Testing
18 39 (17.81%) Jenkins
18 39 (17.81%) SQL Server
18 39 (17.81%) C#
19 37 (16.89%) Web Development
19 37 (16.89%) AngularJS
19 37 (16.89%) Kanban
19 37 (16.89%) HTML5
20 36 (16.44%) MongoDB
20 36 (16.44%) Python
21 35 (15.98%) Oracle

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 12 (5.48%) OpenStack
2 8 (3.65%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.65%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (3.65%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.74%) Apache
4 5 (2.28%) Confluence
4 5 (2.28%) IIS
4 5 (2.28%) nginx
5 4 (1.83%) CMS
5 4 (1.83%) JBoss
5 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.91%) Drupal
7 2 (0.91%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.46%) Flash Media Server
8 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.46%) TPMS
8 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Beauchamp
2 5 (2.28%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Endur
3 1 (0.46%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.20%) Internet
2 4 (1.83%) HTTP
3 2 (0.91%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.46%) Broadband
4 1 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 36 (16.44%) MongoDB
3 23 (10.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (9.13%) MySQL
5 19 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (6.85%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (6.39%) NoSQL
8 13 (5.94%) KDB
9 11 (5.02%) Big Data
10 10 (4.57%) CouchDB
10 10 (4.57%) Neo4j
10 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (4.11%) Datomic
11 9 (4.11%) Redis
12 5 (2.28%) Biml
12 5 (2.28%) SSDT
13 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (26.48%) Git (software)
2 39 (17.81%) Jenkins
3 28 (12.79%) Maven
4 25 (11.42%) JUnit
5 23 (10.50%) Gradle
5 23 (10.50%) Subversion
6 19 (8.68%) Mockito
7 18 (8.22%) TeamCity
8 16 (7.31%) IntelliJ
9 14 (6.39%) Cucumber
10 10 (4.57%) NUnit
11 9 (4.11%) JIRA
11 9 (4.11%) Moq
11 9 (4.11%) MSTest
11 9 (4.11%) Rhino Mocks
12 8 (3.65%) Hudson
13 7 (3.20%) Selenium
13 7 (3.20%) TestNG
13 7 (3.20%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.74%) CruiseControl
General
1 43 (19.63%) Finance
2 28 (12.79%) Front Office
3 12 (5.48%) Retail
4 8 (3.65%) Banking
5 6 (2.74%) Back Office
6 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.37%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Automotive
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
9 1 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 159 (72.60%) Developer
2 50 (22.83%) Java Developer
3 36 (16.44%) Senior Developer
4 27 (12.33%) Agile Developer
5 23 (10.50%) Architect
6 21 (9.59%) C# Developer
6 21 (9.59%) SQL Developer
7 19 (8.68%) Agile Java Developer
7 19 (8.68%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (7.31%) Full Stack Developer
9 15 (6.85%) PHP Developer
9 15 (6.85%) Technical Architect
10 13 (5.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 13 (5.94%) Quantitative Developer
11 12 (5.48%) .NET Developer
12 11 (5.02%) HTML Developer
12 11 (5.02%) Hybris Developer
12 11 (5.02%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (4.57%) Senior Agile Developer
14 9 (4.11%) C# Developer - Commodities
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (28.77%) HTML
2 62 (28.31%) CSS
3 50 (22.83%) .NET
4 42 (19.18%) Web Services
5 37 (16.89%) AngularJS
5 37 (16.89%) HTML5
6 33 (15.07%) Node.js
6 33 (15.07%) Spring
7 30 (13.70%) jQuery
8 21 (9.59%) Sass
9 20 (9.13%) WPF
10 17 (7.76%) Dropwizard
10 17 (7.76%) Hystrix
10 17 (7.76%) REST
10 17 (7.76%) Scalatra
11 15 (6.85%) CSS3
11 15 (6.85%) Symfony
12 14 (6.39%) Spring MVC
12 14 (6.39%) XML
13 13 (5.94%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.13%) Hedge funds
2 17 (7.76%) Algorithms
2 17 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.85%) Statistics
4 13 (5.94%) Visualisation
5 10 (4.57%) Market Risk
6 9 (4.11%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.20%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (2.28%) Replication
10 4 (1.83%) Derivative
10 4 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.83%) W3C
11 3 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.37%) Interactive TV
11 3 (1.37%) Physics
11 3 (1.37%) User Experience
12 2 (0.91%) Equities
12 2 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.18%) Linux
2 15 (6.85%) Unix
3 8 (3.65%) Windows
4 3 (1.37%) Solaris
5 2 (0.91%) Android
5 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.46%) CentOS
6 1 (0.46%) VME
6 1 (0.46%) VMS
6 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (68.95%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (46.12%) Continuous Integration
3 89 (40.64%) TDD
4 84 (38.36%) Scrum
5 51 (23.29%) Pair Programming
6 48 (21.92%) Software Engineering
7 47 (21.46%) BDD
8 44 (20.09%) OO
9 43 (19.63%) MVC
10 42 (19.18%) Unit Testing
11 37 (16.89%) Kanban
11 37 (16.89%) Web Development
12 32 (14.61%) Front End Development
13 30 (13.70%) Open Source
14 29 (13.24%) Mentoring
15 26 (11.87%) Automated Testing
16 21 (9.59%) DevOps
17 20 (9.13%) SOA
17 20 (9.13%) SOLID
17 20 (9.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (47.49%) Java
2 73 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 72 (32.88%) SQL
4 39 (17.81%) C#
5 36 (16.44%) Python
6 25 (11.42%) Scala
7 20 (9.13%) C++
8 19 (8.68%) Ruby
9 18 (8.22%) PHP
10 17 (7.76%) C
11 14 (6.39%) PL/SQL
11 14 (6.39%) T-SQL
12 11 (5.02%) Clojure
12 11 (5.02%) Perl
13 9 (4.11%) Go
14 8 (3.65%) Erlang
15 7 (3.20%) VB
16 6 (2.74%) Shell Script
17 5 (2.28%) PHP 5
17 5 (2.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (14.16%) Degree
2 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.91%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.79%) QA
2 7 (3.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.37%) FATCA
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (6.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (9.13%) Puppet
2 16 (7.31%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.57%) Ansible
4 5 (2.28%) DBAmp
5 3 (1.37%) Control-M
5 3 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.91%) Grafana
6 2 (0.91%) Graphite
7 1 (0.46%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 35 (15.98%) Oracle
2 16 (7.31%) New Relic
3 12 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.02%) hybris
4 11 (5.02%) IBM
5 9 (4.11%) Zend
6 6 (2.74%) VMware
7 5 (2.28%) CommVault
7 5 (2.28%) IDERA
7 5 (2.28%) RedGate
7 5 (2.28%) Sage
7 5 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.83%) Google
9 3 (1.37%) IBM Sterling
9 3 (1.37%) Solace
10 2 (0.91%) Apple
10 2 (0.91%) Black Duck
10 2 (0.91%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.46%) Akamai
11 1 (0.46%) Atlassian
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