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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 397 419 454
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +35
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 201 152 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 130 78
Average daily rate
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£449 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.23% -
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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Refactoring within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Refactoring Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 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 +16 188 £444 -1.38% 30
London -5 94 £500 +11.11% 15
South West -2 29 £438 +34.61% 2
Bristol +9 26 £438 +34.61% 2
South East -23 25 £369 +22.91% 4
Hampshire -15 18 £350 +16.66% 3
East of England +3 15 £619 +50.00% 1
City of London +11 14 £375 -6.25% 3
North West -1 10 £323 - 2
Essex - 9 £625 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £538 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £538 - 4
Leeds - 9 £538 - 1
Scotland -5 6 £393 -12.77%
Southampton -9 6 £356 +18.75% 1
Edinburgh -11 4 £461 +11.14%
Manchester - 4 £268 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 3 £365 -11.51%
Berkshire -1 3 £575 +173.80%
West Midlands -3 3 £375 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £375 - 1
Somerset - 3 - -
Chester +12 2 £375 -
Cheshire +9 2 £375 -
Milton Keynes -13 2 £361 +11.07%
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £361 +11.07%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £345 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
Reading - 2 £575 -
Glasgow - 2 £331 -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 245 (79.80%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (55.70%) Continuous Integration
3 134 (43.65%) TDD
4 131 (42.67%) Software Engineering
5 126 (41.04%) Java
6 116 (37.79%) JavaScript
7 104 (33.88%) HTML
8 85 (27.69%) C#
9 82 (26.71%) Finance
10 81 (26.38%) Scrum
11 78 (25.41%) Linux
12 73 (23.78%) Test Automation
13 72 (23.45%) HTML5
14 69 (22.48%) PHP
14 69 (22.48%) SQL
15 66 (21.50%) .NET
15 66 (21.50%) CSS
15 66 (21.50%) jQuery
16 65 (21.17%) Ruby
17 62 (20.20%) Git (software)
18 60 (19.54%) OO
19 59 (19.22%) Apache
20 56 (18.24%) Automated Testing
21 55 (17.92%) MySQL
21 55 (17.92%) Mentoring
22 50 (16.29%) UNIX
23 46 (14.98%) Pair Programming
24 44 (14.33%) Unit Testing
24 44 (14.33%) Zend
25 43 (14.01%) User Stories

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (19.22%) Apache
2 19 (6.19%) Node.js
3 10 (3.26%) Confluence
4 9 (2.93%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.93%) nginx
5 8 (2.61%) TIBCO EMS
5 8 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.28%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (2.28%) Oracle 10gAS
6 7 (2.28%) Jetty
6 7 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.95%) CMS
8 5 (1.63%) JBoss
8 5 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.98%) WordPress
10 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.65%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.63%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.63%) Route 53
4 4 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.30%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.65%) GitHub
5 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.89%) LDAP
2 13 (4.23%) HTTP
3 7 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.63%) Internet
5 4 (1.30%) Intranet
6 3 (0.98%) iBeacon
6 3 (0.98%) SSL
6 3 (0.98%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.65%) DLNA
7 2 (0.65%) DVB
8 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.33%) GPRS
8 1 (0.33%) DHCP
8 1 (0.33%) DMZ
8 1 (0.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.92%) MySQL
2 38 (12.38%) Relational Database
3 27 (8.79%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.26%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.61%) Couchbase
9 7 (2.28%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.95%) Ingres
10 6 (1.95%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.63%) Big Data
12 4 (1.30%) Redis
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.98%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 62 (20.20%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.05%) PHPUnit
3 30 (9.77%) NUnit
4 28 (9.12%) JUnit
5 20 (6.51%) Subversion
5 20 (6.51%) Maven
6 19 (6.19%) JIRA
6 19 (6.19%) Ant
6 19 (6.19%) TeamCity
6 19 (6.19%) Selenium
6 19 (6.19%) Cucumber
7 17 (5.54%) RSpec
8 13 (4.23%) Grunt
9 12 (3.91%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.91%) GoogleTest
9 12 (3.91%) jMock
9 12 (3.91%) CruiseControl
10 11 (3.58%) ClearCase
10 11 (3.58%) Eclipse
10 11 (3.58%) CppUnit
General
1 82 (26.71%) Finance
2 29 (9.45%) Banking
3 13 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.61%) Front Office
5 6 (1.95%) Marketing
6 4 (1.30%) Games
7 3 (0.98%) Legal
7 3 (0.98%) International Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 180 (58.63%) Developer
2 39 (12.70%) Senior Developer
3 37 (12.05%) Agile Coach
4 35 (11.40%) Software Engineer
5 32 (10.42%) PHP Developer
6 26 (8.47%) .NET Developer
7 22 (7.17%) C# Developer
8 20 (6.51%) Java Developer
9 19 (6.19%) Front-End Developer
10 16 (5.21%) Python Developer
11 15 (4.89%) Architect
12 13 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (4.23%) ScrumMaster
13 12 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 11 (3.58%) Senior Software Engineer
14 11 (3.58%) Programmer
14 11 (3.58%) PHP Zend Developer
15 9 (2.93%) Technical Architect
15 9 (2.93%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (33.88%) HTML
2 72 (23.45%) HTML5
3 66 (21.50%) jQuery
3 66 (21.50%) .NET
3 66 (21.50%) CSS
4 39 (12.70%) Zend Framework
5 38 (12.38%) Doctrine
6 33 (10.75%) XML
7 28 (9.12%) .NET Framework
8 27 (8.79%) RESTful
8 27 (8.79%) CSS3
9 26 (8.47%) Web Services
10 21 (6.84%) Spring
10 21 (6.84%) WCF
11 20 (6.51%) LAMP
12 19 (6.19%) Ajax
12 19 (6.19%) ASP.NET
13 18 (5.86%) Ruby on Rails
14 17 (5.54%) JSON
15 15 (4.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.51%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.54%) Open Source
4 12 (3.91%) User Experience
5 11 (3.58%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.93%) Wiki
7 8 (2.61%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.61%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (2.61%) Derivative
8 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.28%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.95%) Equities
10 5 (1.63%) Statistics
10 5 (1.63%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.30%) Kindle
11 4 (1.30%) W3C
11 4 (1.30%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.98%) DTV
12 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 78 (25.41%) Linux
2 50 (16.29%) UNIX
3 38 (12.38%) CentOS
4 30 (9.77%) Windows
5 10 (3.26%) Android
6 9 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.93%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.98%) Solaris
7 3 (0.98%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.33%) Debian
9 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (79.80%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (55.70%) Continuous Integration
3 134 (43.65%) TDD
4 131 (42.67%) Software Engineering
5 81 (26.38%) Scrum
6 73 (23.78%) Test Automation
7 60 (19.54%) OO
8 56 (18.24%) Automated Testing
9 55 (17.92%) Mentoring
10 46 (14.98%) Pair Programming
11 44 (14.33%) Unit Testing
12 43 (14.01%) User Stories
13 36 (11.73%) Multithreading
14 34 (11.07%) ATDD
15 32 (10.42%) BDD
16 25 (8.14%) Product Management
16 25 (8.14%) Kanban
17 24 (7.82%) Responsive Web Design
18 23 (7.49%) Web Development
18 23 (7.49%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 126 (41.04%) Java
2 116 (37.79%) JavaScript
3 85 (27.69%) C#
4 69 (22.48%) PHP
4 69 (22.48%) SQL
5 65 (21.17%) Ruby
6 38 (12.38%) C++
6 38 (12.38%) Python
7 35 (11.40%) C
8 23 (7.49%) Perl
9 11 (3.58%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.93%) VBA
10 9 (2.93%) PHP5
11 8 (2.61%) VB
11 8 (2.61%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.28%) VBScript
12 7 (2.28%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.17%) Degree
2 12 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.21%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) Varnish
2 1 (0.33%) vCloud
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.30%) Control-M
2 4 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.98%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) logstash
4 2 (0.65%) Salt
5 1 (0.33%) Kibana
5 1 (0.33%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.33%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 44 (14.33%) Zend
2 42 (13.68%) Oracle
3 32 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.89%) IBM
5 9 (2.93%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.61%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.61%) Infragistics
6 8 (2.61%) DevExpress
7 7 (2.28%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.65%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.65%) Siebel
8 2 (0.65%) FatWire
8 2 (0.65%) Sybase
8 2 (0.65%) Nintex
9 1 (0.33%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.33%) SAP
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos
9 1 (0.33%) Perforce
9 1 (0.33%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) Google
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
RedCat Solutions
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago