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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 553 537 490
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -47
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 105 94 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 78
Average daily rate £500 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £71.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-47.18% -

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 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 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 96 £500 +25.00% 61
London +13 76 £513 +20.58% 29
City of London +43 9 £500 +21.21% 4
Scotland -16 7 £383 -4.37% 3
Edinburgh -11 6 £390 -13.33%
South East -21 6 £335 +3.07% 19
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - -
Yorkshire +1 3 £440 +46.66% 1
South West 0 3 £375 - 4
East of England - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire +7 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Leeds -7 2 - -
North West -9 2 £358 -2.05% 4
North East - 2 £309 -
Surrey - 2 - - 11
Wiltshire - 2 £363 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £309 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £309 -
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Westminster - 2 £500 -
Berkshire +6 1 - -
Glasgow +3 1 £375 +7.14% 3
Hampshire -1 1 £335 - 6
Cheshire -4 1 £340 -15.00%
Manchester -10 1 £375 +6.76% 2
Trowbridge - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 133 (63.94%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (44.23%) TDD
3 88 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 86 (41.35%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (38.46%) SQL
6 74 (35.58%) Java
7 71 (34.13%) HTML
8 70 (33.65%) Scrum
9 61 (29.33%) CSS
10 54 (25.96%) Git (software)
11 53 (25.48%) BDD
12 52 (25.00%) Pair Programming
13 51 (24.52%) Unit Testing
14 50 (24.04%) C#
14 50 (24.04%) Linux
15 48 (23.08%) Jenkins
16 46 (22.12%) Software Engineering
17 44 (21.15%) .NET
18 43 (20.67%) Web Development
18 43 (20.67%) jQuery
19 41 (19.71%) Web Services
20 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
21 38 (18.27%) Python
22 36 (17.31%) Kanban
23 35 (16.83%) OO
24 33 (15.87%) XML
24 33 (15.87%) MVC
25 32 (15.38%) Finance
25 32 (15.38%) AngularJS
26 31 (14.90%) HTML5

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (12.02%) Node.js
2 16 (7.69%) Apache
3 11 (5.29%) Confluence
4 10 (4.81%) nginx
5 8 (3.85%) JBoss
5 8 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.37%) CMS
6 7 (3.37%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.88%) Apache Spark
7 6 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (2.88%) IIS
8 4 (1.92%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.92%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.44%) Gunicorn
9 3 (1.44%) uWSGI
10 2 (0.96%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.48%) GemFire
Applications
1 14 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Sage CRM
2 4 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.96%) Beauchamp
4 1 (0.48%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.33%) GitHub
2 7 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.13%) HTTP
2 7 (3.37%) Internet
3 5 (2.40%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.96%) DHCP
5 2 (0.96%) DNS
5 2 (0.96%) FTP
5 2 (0.96%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.96%) LDAP
5 2 (0.96%) SSH
6 1 (0.48%) Broadband
6 1 (0.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.94%) Relational Database
3 28 (13.46%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (11.06%) MongoDB
5 23 (11.06%) MySQL
6 19 (9.13%) NoSQL
6 19 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (8.65%) Redis
8 17 (8.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (5.29%) Neo4j
11 10 (4.81%) CouchDB
12 9 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (2.88%) Datomic
14 6 (2.88%) DB2
15 5 (2.40%) Biml
15 5 (2.40%) DataStage
15 5 (2.40%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 54 (25.96%) Git (software)
2 48 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 24 (11.54%) JIRA
3 24 (11.54%) Subversion
4 23 (11.06%) TeamCity
5 20 (9.62%) Cucumber
6 16 (7.69%) Gradle
6 16 (7.69%) JUnit
7 15 (7.21%) Maven
8 12 (5.77%) Hudson
9 11 (5.29%) SpecFlow
10 9 (4.33%) Mockito
11 8 (3.85%) FitNesse
11 8 (3.85%) IntelliJ
11 8 (3.85%) Jasmine
12 7 (3.37%) TestNG
13 6 (2.88%) EasyMock
13 6 (2.88%) Grunt
13 6 (2.88%) Mercurial
13 6 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (15.38%) Finance
2 11 (5.29%) Retail
3 10 (4.81%) Front Office
4 4 (1.92%) Publishing
4 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.44%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.96%) Automotive
6 2 (0.96%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 155 (74.52%) Developer
2 41 (19.71%) Java Developer
3 29 (13.94%) Senior Developer
4 26 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 22 (10.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 21 (10.10%) Agile Java Developer
6 21 (10.10%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (9.62%) C# Developer
8 16 (7.69%) .NET Developer
8 16 (7.69%) SQL Developer
9 14 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (6.73%) Python Developer
9 14 (6.73%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (6.25%) HTML Developer
10 13 (6.25%) PHP Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Administrator
11 10 (4.81%) DBA
11 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Software Engineer
12 9 (4.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (34.13%) HTML
2 61 (29.33%) CSS
3 44 (21.15%) .NET
4 43 (20.67%) jQuery
5 41 (19.71%) Web Services
6 33 (15.87%) XML
7 32 (15.38%) AngularJS
8 31 (14.90%) HTML5
9 28 (13.46%) JSON
10 25 (12.02%) RESTful
10 25 (12.02%) Spring
11 24 (11.54%) REST
12 23 (11.06%) Sass
13 21 (10.10%) CSS3
14 20 (9.62%) SOAP
15 13 (6.25%) ASP.NET
16 12 (5.77%) Flask
16 12 (5.77%) React
17 11 (5.29%) Django
17 11 (5.29%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.65%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.81%) User Experience
3 8 (3.85%) Market Risk
3 8 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.37%) W3C
5 6 (2.88%) Performance Metrics
5 6 (2.88%) Replication
6 5 (2.40%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.92%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.92%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.92%) Statistics
7 4 (1.92%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.44%) Derivative
8 3 (1.44%) Interactive TV
8 3 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (24.04%) Linux
2 15 (7.21%) Unix
3 11 (5.29%) Mac OS X
4 7 (3.37%) Android
4 7 (3.37%) CentOS
4 7 (3.37%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.37%) Windows
5 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.44%) Debian
6 3 (1.44%) Solaris
7 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.96%) SUSE
8 1 (0.48%) VME
8 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (63.94%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (44.23%) TDD
3 86 (41.35%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (33.65%) Scrum
5 53 (25.48%) BDD
6 52 (25.00%) Pair Programming
7 51 (24.52%) Unit Testing
8 46 (22.12%) Software Engineering
9 43 (20.67%) Web Development
10 36 (17.31%) Kanban
11 35 (16.83%) OO
12 33 (15.87%) MVC
13 31 (14.90%) Front End Development
14 28 (13.46%) Automated Testing
15 27 (12.98%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (10.10%) Open Source
17 18 (8.65%) Mentoring
17 18 (8.65%) Performance Tuning
18 17 (8.17%) Test Automation
19 16 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 88 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 80 (38.46%) SQL
3 74 (35.58%) Java
4 50 (24.04%) C#
5 38 (18.27%) Python
6 29 (13.94%) Ruby
7 21 (10.10%) C++
8 19 (9.13%) PHP
9 18 (8.65%) Scala
10 13 (6.25%) Clojure
10 13 (6.25%) Perl
10 13 (6.25%) T-SQL
11 12 (5.77%) Shell Script
12 11 (5.29%) PowerShell
13 10 (4.81%) PHP 5
14 8 (3.85%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.88%) Bash Shell
15 6 (2.88%) Erlang
15 6 (2.88%) Groovy
15 6 (2.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (12.98%) Degree
2 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.65%) QA
2 7 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (8.65%) Puppet
2 16 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.81%) Ansible
4 6 (2.88%) DBAmp
5 1 (0.48%) Control-M
5 1 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 23 (11.06%) Oracle
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.29%) IBM
4 10 (4.81%) Zend
5 8 (3.85%) New Relic
6 6 (2.88%) CommVault
6 6 (2.88%) IDERA
6 6 (2.88%) RedGate
6 6 (2.88%) Sage
6 6 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.88%) VMware
7 4 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.44%) Facebook
8 3 (1.44%) Google
8 3 (1.44%) hybris
8 3 (1.44%) Twitter
9 2 (0.96%) Adobe
9 2 (0.96%) Apple
9 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
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MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JWResource
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 24 days ago