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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 498 435 502
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +67
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 108 144 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 120 61
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£488 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -55 95 £488 +8.33% 34
London -43 54 £500 -4.76% 16
South West -25 14 £400 +39.13% 1
Yorkshire - 13 £575 - 5
City of London +8 11 £515 +37.33% 3
Bristol -11 10 £400 +25.98% 1
Leeds - 8 £575 - 4
West Yorkshire - 8 £575 - 4
South East -15 7 £338 +29.80% 2
Hampshire -11 5 £338 +29.80%
West Midlands -10 4 £290 -20.54% 3
Scotland -15 3 £410 - 3
North West - 2 - - 5
Devon - 2 £500 -
Dorset - 2 £350 -
Exeter - 2 £500 -
Bournemouth - 2 £350 -
Surrey -6 1 - -
East of England -25 1 £350 +16.66% 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £250 - 2
Manchester - 1 - - 4
Warrington - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Reigate - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Ross-on-Wye - - - -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 140 (58.09%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (52.28%) Continuous Integration
3 101 (41.91%) Java
4 97 (40.25%) TDD
5 77 (31.95%) JavaScript
6 69 (28.63%) HTML
7 67 (27.80%) Scrum
8 64 (26.56%) Software Engineering
8 64 (26.56%) C#
9 61 (25.31%) Unit Testing
10 57 (23.65%) CSS
11 54 (22.41%) SQL
12 52 (21.58%) Web Services
13 50 (20.75%) .NET
14 49 (20.33%) Finance
15 48 (19.92%) Ruby
16 46 (19.09%) Linux
17 45 (18.67%) Pair Programming
18 43 (17.84%) XML
19 42 (17.43%) OO
19 42 (17.43%) Test Automation
20 40 (16.60%) Relational Database
21 39 (16.18%) UNIX
22 38 (15.77%) PHP
22 38 (15.77%) User Stories
23 37 (15.35%) JSON
24 35 (14.52%) Degree
25 34 (14.11%) Oracle
26 33 (13.69%) ATDD
26 33 (13.69%) Open Source

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (9.13%) Apache
2 7 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.07%) IIS
4 3 (1.24%) Jetty
5 2 (0.83%) Drupal
5 2 (0.83%) Node.js
5 2 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) GemFire
6 1 (0.41%) nginx
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.90%) IaaS
2 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.07%) SaaS
3 5 (2.07%) PaaS
4 4 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.24%) Route 53
5 3 (1.24%) CloudFront
5 3 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.83%) GitHub
7 1 (0.41%) Office 365
7 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.41%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.79%) HTTP
2 15 (6.22%) LDAP
3 4 (1.66%) Internet
3 4 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.83%) SSL
4 2 (0.83%) Intranet
4 2 (0.83%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.41%) DMZ
5 1 (0.41%) 3G
5 1 (0.41%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.60%) Relational Database
2 30 (12.45%) SQL Server
3 29 (12.03%) MySQL
4 22 (9.13%) RDBMS
5 17 (7.05%) NoSQL
6 12 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.32%) Couchbase
8 7 (2.90%) CouchDB
9 6 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.66%) Big Data
11 4 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.24%) Star Schema
12 3 (1.24%) MS Access
12 3 (1.24%) Redis
13 2 (0.83%) HBase
13 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 30 (12.45%) JUnit
3 21 (8.71%) Cucumber
4 18 (7.47%) Selenium
5 16 (6.64%) Maven
6 15 (6.22%) RSpec
7 13 (5.39%) Subversion
7 13 (5.39%) Ant
8 10 (4.15%) Visual Studio
8 10 (4.15%) JIRA
9 9 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (3.32%) jMock
11 7 (2.90%) PHPUnit
12 6 (2.49%) NUnit
12 6 (2.49%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (2.07%) Bugzilla
13 5 (2.07%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.66%) EasyMock
14 4 (1.66%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.66%) Mercurial
General
1 49 (20.33%) Finance
2 18 (7.47%) Banking
3 10 (4.15%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.73%) Front Office
4 9 (3.73%) Retail
5 5 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.66%) Marketing
7 3 (1.24%) Back Office
7 3 (1.24%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Publishing
8 2 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.83%) International Banking
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 146 (60.58%) Developer
2 33 (13.69%) Senior Developer
3 27 (11.20%) Agile Coach
4 26 (10.79%) Java Developer
5 25 (10.37%) Architect
6 20 (8.30%) .NET Developer
7 16 (6.64%) C++ Developer
7 16 (6.64%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.64%) Software Engineer
8 15 (6.22%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (5.81%) Technical Architect
10 12 (4.98%) PHP Developer
10 12 (4.98%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.32%) ScrumMaster
12 8 (3.32%) Python Developer
13 7 (2.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (2.90%) Front-End Developer
14 6 (2.49%) Lead Developer
15 5 (2.07%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (28.63%) HTML
2 57 (23.65%) CSS
3 52 (21.58%) Web Services
4 50 (20.75%) .NET
5 43 (17.84%) XML
6 37 (15.35%) JSON
7 30 (12.45%) RESTful
7 30 (12.45%) SOAP
8 29 (12.03%) Spring
8 29 (12.03%) HTML5
9 24 (9.96%) jQuery
10 21 (8.71%) Ajax
10 21 (8.71%) LAMP
11 20 (8.30%) Hibernate
12 19 (7.88%) CSS3
13 17 (7.05%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (6.22%) WCF
15 14 (5.81%) .NET Framework
15 14 (5.81%) J2EE
16 13 (5.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.69%) Open Source
2 20 (8.30%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.15%) Wiki
3 10 (4.15%) Derivative
4 8 (3.32%) Credit Risk
4 8 (3.32%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.07%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (2.07%) FMCG
7 4 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.66%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.24%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.24%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.83%) Kindle
9 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.83%) Equities
9 2 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.09%) Linux
2 39 (16.18%) UNIX
3 14 (5.81%) Windows
3 14 (5.81%) Mac OS X
4 8 (3.32%) CentOS
5 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (58.09%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (52.28%) Continuous Integration
3 97 (40.25%) TDD
4 67 (27.80%) Scrum
5 64 (26.56%) Software Engineering
6 61 (25.31%) Unit Testing
7 45 (18.67%) Pair Programming
8 42 (17.43%) OO
8 42 (17.43%) Test Automation
9 38 (15.77%) User Stories
10 33 (13.69%) ATDD
11 30 (12.45%) MVC
12 25 (10.37%) BDD
13 23 (9.54%) Web Development
14 20 (8.30%) Configuration Management
15 19 (7.88%) Automated Testing
15 19 (7.88%) Multithreading
16 17 (7.05%) Project Management
17 15 (6.22%) OOP
17 15 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 101 (41.91%) Java
2 77 (31.95%) JavaScript
3 64 (26.56%) C#
4 54 (22.41%) SQL
5 48 (19.92%) Ruby
6 38 (15.77%) PHP
7 23 (9.54%) Perl
8 20 (8.30%) C++
9 18 (7.47%) Python
10 16 (6.64%) C
10 16 (6.64%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.90%) Scala
12 6 (2.49%) PHP5
13 5 (2.07%) VBA
14 4 (1.66%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.24%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.83%) XAML
16 2 (0.83%) Clojure
16 2 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (14.52%) Degree
2 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.41%) vCloud
1 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) logstash
3 1 (0.41%) Salt
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (14.11%) Oracle
2 15 (6.22%) Zend
3 14 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.90%) JBoss
5 4 (1.66%) Sybase
6 3 (1.24%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.83%) SAP
7 2 (0.83%) FatWire
7 2 (0.83%) Tableau
7 2 (0.83%) RapidMiner
7 2 (0.83%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.41%) New Relic
8 1 (0.41%) ExactTarget
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) Cadence
8 1 (0.41%) Google
8 1 (0.41%) Cognos
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £54,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago