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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Refactoring
UK
Rank 440 530 489
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -41
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 155 99 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 55 99
Median daily rate £463 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% -12.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £334 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £438
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £56.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £56.00

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
37526 43083 40983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 82.84% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24906 28187 25982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1187 1087
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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 +99 145 £456 +1.38% 56
London +53 94 £500 +6.26% 22
City of London +11 21 £525 +5.00% 7
South East +27 11 £338 +12.50% 12
South West +16 9 £380 +4.82% 2
North West +24 8 £320 -5.18% 7
East Midlands +7 8 £395 +3.94% 3
East of England +6 8 £380 +5.55% 8
Scotland +26 7 £300 -20.00% 2
Oxfordshire +4 7 - - 2
Glasgow - 7 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire +2 5 - -
Devon - 5 £395 -
Manchester +10 4 £320 -5.18% 2
Northamptonshire -3 4 £425 -
Northampton -6 4 £425 -
Somerset - 4 £313 -
Plymouth - 4 £380 -
Yorkshire +16 3 £363 -38.29%
South Yorkshire - 3 £363 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £380 - 7
Sheffield - 3 £363 -
Birmingham - 3 £484 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £555 -
West Midlands - 3 £484 - 2
West Yorkshire +15 2 £363 -38.29%
Milton Keynes +5 2 £360 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £360 - 1
Leeds 0 2 £363 -38.29%
Hertford - 2 - -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 244 (77.71%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (66.56%) Java
3 188 (59.87%) TDD
4 180 (57.32%) Scrum
5 151 (48.09%) JavaScript
6 149 (47.45%) Git (software)
7 132 (42.04%) BDD
8 106 (33.76%) CSS
9 105 (33.44%) SQL
10 103 (32.80%) HTML
10 103 (32.80%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (32.48%) Spring
12 93 (29.62%) Web Services
13 90 (28.66%) Node.js
14 89 (28.34%) Jenkins
14 89 (28.34%) SOAP
15 88 (28.03%) AngularJS
16 87 (27.71%) Linux
17 81 (25.80%) REST
18 79 (25.16%) jQuery
19 76 (24.20%) MVC
20 73 (23.25%) OO
21 72 (22.93%) HTML5
22 68 (21.66%) XML
23 65 (20.70%) Finance
24 61 (19.43%) Unix
24 61 (19.43%) Kanban
24 61 (19.43%) DevOps
25 60 (19.11%) JIRA
25 60 (19.11%) Maven

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 30 (9.55%) Apache
2 17 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 16 (5.10%) nginx
4 13 (4.14%) JBoss
5 7 (2.23%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.59%) Confluence
7 5 (1.59%) IIS
7 5 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.96%) IPython
9 3 (0.96%) Mule
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.32%) CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Jetty
11 1 (0.32%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.46%) GitHub
3 12 (3.82%) SaaS
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.32%) Google Play
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.82%) HTTP
2 9 (2.87%) Internet
3 4 (1.27%) Firewall
3 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.64%) Intranet
4 2 (0.64%) Network Security
4 2 (0.64%) SSL
5 1 (0.32%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (17.83%) Relational Database
2 54 (17.20%) MongoDB
3 34 (10.83%) MySQL
4 32 (10.19%) NoSQL
5 31 (9.87%) Big Data
5 31 (9.87%) SQL Server
6 28 (8.92%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (7.64%) Redis
8 16 (5.10%) CouchDB
9 12 (3.82%) DB2
9 12 (3.82%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.91%) Couchbase
11 6 (1.91%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.96%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.64%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.64%) Riak
Development Applications
1 149 (47.45%) Git (software)
2 89 (28.34%) Jenkins
3 60 (19.11%) JIRA
3 60 (19.11%) Maven
4 55 (17.52%) JUnit
5 51 (16.24%) TeamCity
6 46 (14.65%) Mockito
7 42 (13.38%) Gradle
8 37 (11.78%) Spock
9 35 (11.15%) Subversion
10 22 (7.01%) Cucumber
11 17 (5.41%) gulp
11 17 (5.41%) IntelliJ
11 17 (5.41%) Selenium
12 16 (5.10%) Ant
12 16 (5.10%) Hudson
12 16 (5.10%) Mercurial
13 14 (4.46%) Jasmine
14 13 (4.14%) Grunt
15 12 (3.82%) Vagrant
General
1 65 (20.70%) Finance
2 55 (17.52%) Banking
3 15 (4.78%) Retail
4 12 (3.82%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.23%) Back Office
5 7 (2.23%) Marketing
6 6 (1.91%) Games
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
7 3 (0.96%) Online Betting
7 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 221 (70.38%) Developer
2 110 (35.03%) Java Developer
3 45 (14.33%) Senior Developer
4 28 (8.92%) Senior Java Developer
5 26 (8.28%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.01%) Architect
6 22 (7.01%) Full Stack Developer
6 22 (7.01%) JavaScript Developer
6 22 (7.01%) PHP Developer
7 20 (6.37%) Agile Developer
8 17 (5.41%) Web Developer
9 14 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (4.46%) C# Developer
9 14 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.14%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.82%) Agile Java Developer
11 12 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (3.82%) PHP Zend Developer
12 11 (3.50%) Digital Architect
12 11 (3.50%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (33.76%) CSS
2 103 (32.80%) HTML
3 102 (32.48%) Spring
4 93 (29.62%) Web Services
5 90 (28.66%) Node.js
6 89 (28.34%) SOAP
7 88 (28.03%) AngularJS
8 81 (25.80%) REST
9 79 (25.16%) jQuery
10 72 (22.93%) HTML5
11 68 (21.66%) XML
12 55 (17.52%) CSS3
13 53 (16.88%) Hibernate
14 51 (16.24%) JSON
15 42 (13.38%) Gherkin
15 42 (13.38%) JMS
16 38 (12.10%) XSLT
17 36 (11.46%) .NET
18 32 (10.19%) JDBC
18 32 (10.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.83%) User Experience
2 23 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.23%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.91%) Online Games
6 5 (1.59%) Blog
6 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.27%) Contactless
7 4 (1.27%) Derivative
7 4 (1.27%) EMV
8 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.96%) Equities
8 3 (0.96%) Life Science
8 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.96%) Mobile Games
8 3 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (0.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 87 (27.71%) Linux
2 61 (19.43%) Unix
3 7 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (2.23%) Windows
4 6 (1.91%) CentOS
4 6 (1.91%) SUSE
4 6 (1.91%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (77.71%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (59.87%) TDD
3 180 (57.32%) Scrum
4 132 (42.04%) BDD
5 103 (32.80%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (24.20%) MVC
7 73 (23.25%) OO
8 61 (19.43%) DevOps
8 61 (19.43%) Kanban
9 55 (17.52%) Web Development
10 51 (16.24%) Software Engineering
11 47 (14.97%) E-Commerce
12 40 (12.74%) SOA
13 39 (12.42%) Microservices
13 39 (12.42%) SOLID
14 36 (11.46%) SDLC
14 36 (11.46%) Unit Testing
15 34 (10.83%) Front End Development
15 34 (10.83%) Pair Programming
16 30 (9.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 209 (66.56%) Java
2 151 (48.09%) JavaScript
3 105 (33.44%) SQL
4 50 (15.92%) Shell Script
5 40 (12.74%) Korn
6 36 (11.46%) Ruby
7 30 (9.55%) C#
8 26 (8.28%) PHP
8 26 (8.28%) XPath
9 25 (7.96%) Python
10 23 (7.32%) Scala
11 18 (5.73%) PL/SQL
12 16 (5.10%) C++
13 15 (4.78%) ES6
13 15 (4.78%) Groovy
14 13 (4.14%) C
15 12 (3.82%) Perl
16 7 (2.23%) Bash Shell
16 7 (2.23%) TypeScript
16 7 (2.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (14.65%) Degree
2 7 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.91%) Sun Certification
4 5 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.27%) ISEB
5 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.83%) QA
2 29 (9.24%) FATCA
3 10 (3.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (3.18%) EMIR
3 10 (3.18%) MiFID
4 5 (1.59%) SDET
5 2 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (7.96%) Docker
2 5 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.64%) vCloud
4 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.32%) Firmware
4 1 (0.32%) Varnish
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (8.60%) Ansible
2 24 (7.64%) Puppet
3 19 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.96%) Kibana
4 3 (0.96%) logstash
4 3 (0.96%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.64%) Control-M
5 2 (0.64%) Grafana
5 2 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.32%) Cacti
6 1 (0.32%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.32%) Graphite
6 1 (0.32%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 49 (15.61%) Oracle
2 41 (13.06%) Solace
3 22 (7.01%) MuleSoft
3 22 (7.01%) Zend
4 16 (5.10%) New Relic
5 11 (3.50%) Perforce
6 8 (2.55%) VMware
7 7 (2.23%) Apigee
7 7 (2.23%) Microsoft
8 6 (1.91%) ATG
8 6 (1.91%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.91%) IBM
9 4 (1.27%) hybris
10 3 (0.96%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.96%) SAP
10 3 (0.96%) Sybase
11 2 (0.64%) Avaya
11 2 (0.64%) BEA
11 2 (0.64%) Black Duck
11 2 (0.64%) Splunk
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