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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 527 465 461
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -4
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 97 151 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.38% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 116 96
Average daily rate £423 £494 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £438 £313
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £71.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% +35.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £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
41848 40077 37882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.28% 77.58% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27401 25574 22963
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1200 1065 1153
Average hourly rate £39.34 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.30% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 -83 88 £425 -15.00% 40
London -23 60 £456 -11.88% 22
Scotland -2 9 £375 +13.20%
Edinburgh -6 8 £375 -2.91%
City of London +33 7 £503 +34.13% 4
South East -15 7 £300 -27.36% 5
East Midlands - 5 £305 - 3
Leeds -2 4 £588 +86.50% 1
West Yorkshire -5 4 £588 +86.50% 1
East of England -7 4 £360 -42.40%
Yorkshire -10 4 £588 +117.59% 1
South West -12 4 £375 -14.28% 1
Hertfordshire +14 3 - -
Westminster - 3 £550 - 1
Watford - 3 - -
Hampshire -5 2 £275 -28.47% 1
Wiltshire -6 2 £363 -
North West -12 2 £300 +13.20% 3
Manchester -17 2 £300 +13.20% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £338 - 1
Somerset - 2 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £269 -
Farnborough - 2 £275 -
Northampton - 2 £425 -
Nottingham - 2 £269 -
Oxford - 2 £338 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
East Sussex +10 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes +5 1 - -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 161 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (48.90%) JavaScript
3 100 (44.05%) TDD
4 97 (42.73%) HTML
5 86 (37.89%) Scrum
6 84 (37.00%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (32.16%) Unit Testing
8 72 (31.72%) SQL
9 67 (29.52%) CSS
10 66 (29.07%) C#
11 62 (27.31%) Java
12 60 (26.43%) .NET
13 57 (25.11%) Software Engineering
14 56 (24.67%) BDD
15 55 (24.23%) Linux
16 54 (23.79%) SQL Server
17 51 (22.47%) OO
17 51 (22.47%) Git (software)
18 48 (21.15%) Pair Programming
19 46 (20.26%) MVC
20 44 (19.38%) jQuery
20 44 (19.38%) Jenkins
21 43 (18.94%) Automated Testing
21 43 (18.94%) Web Development
22 42 (18.50%) AngularJS
23 41 (18.06%) XML
23 41 (18.06%) Oracle
24 40 (17.62%) Web Services
24 40 (17.62%) Finance
24 40 (17.62%) REST

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 33 (14.54%) Apache
2 25 (11.01%) IIS
3 19 (8.37%) SharePoint
4 15 (6.61%) JBoss
5 14 (6.17%) Confluence
6 13 (5.73%) Node.js
7 10 (4.41%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.96%) nginx
9 6 (2.64%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.20%) CMS
10 5 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.20%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.76%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.76%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 3 (1.32%) Gunicorn
12 3 (1.32%) uWSGI
12 3 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.32%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.44%) GemFire
Applications
1 15 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.64%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.32%) Endur
2 3 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) RMDS
3 1 (0.44%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.73%) GitHub
2 7 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.76%) SaaS
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.01%) HTTP
2 10 (4.41%) Internet
3 5 (2.20%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.76%) Intranet
4 4 (1.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (1.76%) SSL
5 3 (1.32%) LDAP
6 2 (0.88%) DHCP
6 2 (0.88%) DNS
6 2 (0.88%) FTP
6 2 (0.88%) SSH
6 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.79%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.42%) Relational Database
3 28 (12.33%) MySQL
4 18 (7.93%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (7.05%) Redis
5 16 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (6.17%) MongoDB
8 13 (5.73%) NoSQL
9 9 (3.96%) DB2
9 9 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.64%) CouchDB
10 6 (2.64%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.76%) DataStage
12 4 (1.76%) Neo4j
13 3 (1.32%) MariaDB
13 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 51 (22.47%) Git (software)
2 44 (19.38%) Jenkins
3 34 (14.98%) JIRA
4 23 (10.13%) Subversion
4 23 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (7.93%) SpecFlow
6 16 (7.05%) TeamCity
7 14 (6.17%) Gradle
7 14 (6.17%) Maven
7 14 (6.17%) Selenium
8 12 (5.29%) JUnit
9 11 (4.85%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.96%) IntelliJ
10 9 (3.96%) Mercurial
10 9 (3.96%) Visual Studio
11 8 (3.52%) Ant
11 8 (3.52%) FitNesse
12 6 (2.64%) Hudson
12 6 (2.64%) Mockito
12 6 (2.64%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (17.62%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Retail
3 8 (3.52%) Banking
4 7 (3.08%) Publishing
5 4 (1.76%) Back Office
5 4 (1.76%) Marketing
5 4 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.32%) Automotive
6 3 (1.32%) Electronics
6 3 (1.32%) Front Office
6 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.32%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (70.48%) Developer
2 34 (14.98%) .NET Developer
3 32 (14.10%) Java Developer
4 21 (9.25%) Senior Developer
5 20 (8.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (7.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 14 (6.17%) Software Engineer
8 13 (5.73%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.73%) PHP Developer
8 13 (5.73%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.85%) Angular Developer
9 11 (4.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (4.85%) Scrum Master
10 9 (3.96%) Agile Developer
10 9 (3.96%) HTML Developer
10 9 (3.96%) Python Developer
11 8 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (3.52%) Microsoft BI Developer
11 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Developer
11 8 (3.52%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (42.73%) HTML
2 67 (29.52%) CSS
3 60 (26.43%) .NET
4 44 (19.38%) jQuery
5 42 (18.50%) AngularJS
6 41 (18.06%) XML
7 40 (17.62%) REST
7 40 (17.62%) Web Services
8 39 (17.18%) ASP.NET
9 30 (13.22%) JSON
10 28 (12.33%) RESTful
10 28 (12.33%) SOAP
11 26 (11.45%) .NET Framework
11 26 (11.45%) HTML5
12 25 (11.01%) Spring
13 22 (9.69%) CSS3
14 21 (9.25%) LAMP
15 16 (7.05%) Hibernate
16 15 (6.61%) Ajax
16 15 (6.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.05%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.85%) N-Tier
3 11 (4.85%) User Experience
4 10 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.96%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.52%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.08%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.76%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.32%) W3C
10 2 (0.88%) Derivative
10 2 (0.88%) iPad
10 2 (0.88%) Kindle
10 2 (0.88%) Physics
11 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.23%) Linux
2 30 (13.22%) Windows
3 26 (11.45%) Unix
4 19 (8.37%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.41%) CentOS
5 10 (4.41%) Mac OS X
6 9 (3.96%) Android
6 9 (3.96%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.64%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.32%) Debian
10 2 (0.88%) Fedora
10 2 (0.88%) SUSE
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (44.05%) TDD
3 86 (37.89%) Scrum
4 84 (37.00%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (32.16%) Unit Testing
6 57 (25.11%) Software Engineering
7 56 (24.67%) BDD
8 51 (22.47%) OO
9 48 (21.15%) Pair Programming
10 46 (20.26%) MVC
11 43 (18.94%) Automated Testing
11 43 (18.94%) Web Development
12 40 (17.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (13.66%) Kanban
14 26 (11.45%) Front End Development
14 26 (11.45%) UML
15 25 (11.01%) ITIL
16 23 (10.13%) Open Source
17 22 (9.69%) Data Modelling
18 19 (8.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (48.90%) JavaScript
2 72 (31.72%) SQL
3 66 (29.07%) C#
4 62 (27.31%) Java
5 30 (13.22%) C++
6 28 (12.33%) PHP
7 26 (11.45%) Python
8 21 (9.25%) Ruby
9 18 (7.93%) Shell Script
10 14 (6.17%) T-SQL
11 12 (5.29%) Perl
12 9 (3.96%) Bash Shell
13 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.64%) Groovy
15 5 (2.20%) PHP 5
16 4 (1.76%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.76%) Clojure
16 4 (1.76%) ES6
16 4 (1.76%) Scala
16 4 (1.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (10.13%) Degree
2 9 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.81%) QA
2 5 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.32%) SDET
4 2 (0.88%) COBIT
5 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (4.85%) Docker
2 5 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (7.05%) Puppet
2 15 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.29%) Ansible
4 2 (0.88%) logstash
4 2 (0.88%) yum
5 1 (0.44%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 41 (18.06%) Oracle
2 24 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.61%) IBM
4 8 (3.52%) Zend
5 7 (3.08%) VMware
6 6 (2.64%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.20%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.76%) New Relic
9 3 (1.32%) Facebook
9 3 (1.32%) SAP
9 3 (1.32%) Twitter
10 2 (0.88%) Apple
10 2 (0.88%) hybris
10 2 (0.88%) Informatica
10 2 (0.88%) Kony
10 2 (0.88%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.88%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.88%) Splunk
10 2 (0.88%) Sybase
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