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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Refactoring
Rank 500 472 496
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +24
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 94 128 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 77 40
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£400 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £334 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £521 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -25 86 £400 -11.11% 48
London -11 58 £438 -2.77% 22
South West +9 12 £375 +7.14% 4
Bristol +8 10 - - 2
City of London +8 8 £413 -2.94% 5
Scotland -3 6 £400 -1.23%
South East -12 6 £325 - 9
Edinburgh -6 5 £450 +10.09%
North West -25 5 £351 -9.35% 8
West Yorkshire -10 4 £315 +57.50%
Leeds -14 4 £315 +57.50%
Yorkshire -16 4 £315 +57.50%
Uxbridge - 3 £375 -
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 £351 - 3
Exeter - 2 £375 -
Devon - 2 £375 -
Chester 0 1 - - 3
Glasgow -3 1 £350 -12.50%
Cheshire -17 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire -21 1 £350 - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Wales - 1 £450 -
Hook - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £450 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £300 -
Swansea - 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 212 (80.92%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (51.15%) Continuous Integration
3 110 (41.98%) TDD
4 106 (40.46%) Software Engineering
5 102 (38.93%) Java
6 98 (37.40%) JavaScript
7 84 (32.06%) OO
8 81 (30.92%) Finance
9 76 (29.01%) HTML
10 74 (28.24%) Linux
11 67 (25.57%) SQL
12 66 (25.19%) Scrum
13 63 (24.05%) C#
13 63 (24.05%) jQuery
14 62 (23.66%) .NET
15 57 (21.76%) PHP
16 53 (20.23%) Unit Testing
17 50 (19.08%) Test Automation
17 50 (19.08%) HTML5
17 50 (19.08%) CSS
18 47 (17.94%) Git (software)
18 47 (17.94%) Mentoring
19 45 (17.18%) Continuous Delivery
19 45 (17.18%) Apache
19 45 (17.18%) Ruby
20 43 (16.41%) Automated Testing
20 43 (16.41%) Pair Programming
21 39 (14.89%) BDD
22 38 (14.50%) MySQL
23 37 (14.12%) Relational Database

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (17.18%) Apache
2 35 (13.36%) Node.js
3 15 (5.73%) Confluence
4 8 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.05%) CMS
4 8 (3.05%) nginx
5 7 (2.67%) Oracle 10gAS
5 7 (2.67%) Oracle Application Server
5 7 (2.67%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.53%) JBoss
7 4 (1.53%) WordPress
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.76%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.76%) IIS
9 2 (0.76%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.76%) Jetty
9 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
2 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.44%) LDAP
2 7 (2.67%) HTTP
3 6 (2.29%) Internet
4 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.76%) DVB
5 2 (0.76%) Intranet
5 2 (0.76%) SSL
5 2 (0.76%) DLNA
6 1 (0.38%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.38%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.50%) MySQL
2 37 (14.12%) Relational Database
3 35 (13.36%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.82%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.05%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.05%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.53%) Big Data
12 3 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.76%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 47 (17.94%) Git (software)
2 35 (13.36%) NUnit
3 26 (9.92%) PHPUnit
3 26 (9.92%) Jenkins
3 26 (9.92%) Subversion
4 20 (7.63%) JIRA
5 19 (7.25%) Grunt
5 19 (7.25%) Selenium
6 18 (6.87%) TeamCity
6 18 (6.87%) JUnit
7 16 (6.11%) Maven
8 14 (5.34%) RSpec
9 13 (4.96%) MSI
10 12 (4.58%) Hudson
11 11 (4.20%) Rhino Mocks
11 11 (4.20%) Ant
12 10 (3.82%) ClearCase
12 10 (3.82%) CruiseControl
12 10 (3.82%) GoogleTest
12 10 (3.82%) CppUnit
General
1 81 (30.92%) Finance
2 30 (11.45%) Banking
3 23 (8.78%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.44%) Games
4 9 (3.44%) Electronics
5 6 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (1.15%) Front Office
6 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Arabic Language
7 2 (0.76%) Hindi Language
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 163 (62.21%) Developer
2 29 (11.07%) Software Engineer
3 28 (10.69%) .NET Developer
4 26 (9.92%) PHP Developer
5 23 (8.78%) Senior Developer
6 22 (8.40%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.63%) Agile Coach
7 20 (7.63%) Python Developer
8 16 (6.11%) Technical Leader
9 14 (5.34%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.96%) ScrumMaster
10 13 (4.96%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (4.20%) Front-End Developer
12 9 (3.44%) Architect
13 8 (3.05%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.05%) Programmer
13 8 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (2.67%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (29.01%) HTML
2 63 (24.05%) jQuery
3 62 (23.66%) .NET
4 50 (19.08%) HTML5
4 50 (19.08%) CSS
5 34 (12.98%) WCF
6 32 (12.21%) XML
6 32 (12.21%) RESTful
7 29 (11.07%) Web Services
8 28 (10.69%) Doctrine
9 26 (9.92%) Zend Framework
10 25 (9.54%) .NET Framework
11 24 (9.16%) AngularJS
12 23 (8.78%) CSS3
13 19 (7.25%) JSON
13 19 (7.25%) Spring
14 18 (6.87%) WPF
14 18 (6.87%) Backbone.js
14 18 (6.87%) ASP.NET
15 15 (5.73%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) Open Source
2 16 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.82%) Hedge funds
5 9 (3.44%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.29%) Statistics
6 6 (2.29%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.91%) DTV
8 4 (1.53%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.53%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.15%) GIS
9 3 (1.15%) Derivative
10 2 (0.76%) EMV
10 2 (0.76%) MPEG
10 2 (0.76%) Equities
10 2 (0.76%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.76%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 74 (28.24%) Linux
2 32 (12.21%) UNIX
3 27 (10.31%) CentOS
4 26 (9.92%) Windows
5 5 (1.91%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.53%) Android
7 2 (0.76%) Solaris
7 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (80.92%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (51.15%) Continuous Integration
3 110 (41.98%) TDD
4 106 (40.46%) Software Engineering
5 84 (32.06%) OO
6 66 (25.19%) Scrum
7 53 (20.23%) Unit Testing
8 50 (19.08%) Test Automation
9 47 (17.94%) Mentoring
10 45 (17.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 43 (16.41%) Automated Testing
11 43 (16.41%) Pair Programming
12 39 (14.89%) BDD
13 31 (11.83%) Multithreading
14 27 (10.31%) User Stories
15 25 (9.54%) MVC
16 22 (8.40%) Kanban
17 21 (8.02%) Product Management
18 18 (6.87%) Web Development
19 17 (6.49%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 102 (38.93%) Java
2 98 (37.40%) JavaScript
3 67 (25.57%) SQL
4 63 (24.05%) C#
5 57 (21.76%) PHP
6 45 (17.18%) Ruby
7 35 (13.36%) Python
8 33 (12.60%) C++
9 23 (8.78%) C
10 20 (7.63%) Perl
11 9 (3.44%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.44%) VB.NET
12 8 (3.05%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.67%) Scala
13 7 (2.67%) VBScript
13 7 (2.67%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.29%) VB
14 6 (2.29%) VBA
14 6 (2.29%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.91%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (4.58%) Degree
2 10 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.11%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) HL7
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Varnish
2 1 (0.38%) vCloud
2 1 (0.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.53%) Control-M
1 4 (1.53%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.76%) Puppet
2 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.38%) Kibana
3 1 (0.38%) Salt
3 1 (0.38%) Ansible
3 1 (0.38%) logstash
3 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.45%) Zend
3 25 (9.54%) Oracle
4 20 (7.63%) IBM
5 14 (5.34%) TIBCO
6 13 (4.96%) DevExpress
6 13 (4.96%) Infragistics
7 5 (1.91%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.15%) Cognos
9 3 (1.15%) SAP
9 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.76%) Cisco
10 2 (0.76%) Pega
10 2 (0.76%) Nintex
10 2 (0.76%) Solace
11 1 (0.38%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.38%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.38%) Foundry
11 1 (0.38%) VMware
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