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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Refactoring
Rank 542 540 499
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -41
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 99 98 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 62 88
Median daily rate £513 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £573 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £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
43989 42942 40972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.91% 79.23% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29145 27166 25895
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1025 1234 1230
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 29 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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 92 £519 +18.57% 51
London +19 72 £550 +22.22% 26
City of London +51 12 £500 +19.04% 3
South East -8 8 £475 +46.15% 15
Oxfordshire +17 5 £475 +35.71% 2
Scotland -15 5 £375 -6.25%
Oxford - 5 £475 -
Edinburgh -7 4 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - - 1
Cambridge - 4 - -
Yorkshire -7 3 £458 -23.75%
West Yorkshire -12 2 £475 -20.83%
Leeds -13 2 £475 -20.83%
North West -15 2 £354 +0.71% 3
North East - 2 £309 -
Surrey - 2 - - 6
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £309 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £309 -
Glasgow +6 1 £375 +7.14%
Berkshire -3 1 - -
Manchester -7 1 £368 +4.62% 1
Cheshire -10 1 £340 -15.00%
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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.

1 133 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (45.32%) TDD
3 91 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (40.89%) JavaScript
5 76 (37.44%) Java
6 75 (36.95%) SQL
7 69 (33.99%) Scrum
8 62 (30.54%) HTML
9 60 (29.56%) CSS
10 56 (27.59%) Git (software)
11 52 (25.62%) BDD
12 51 (25.12%) Unit Testing
12 51 (25.12%) Pair Programming
13 48 (23.65%) Software Engineering
14 47 (23.15%) Linux
15 46 (22.66%) C#
16 43 (21.18%) Jenkins
17 41 (20.20%) Web Development
17 41 (20.20%) OO
17 41 (20.20%) Kanban
18 40 (19.70%) Python
19 38 (18.72%) .NET
19 38 (18.72%) Web Services
19 38 (18.72%) jQuery
20 37 (18.23%) HTML5
21 36 (17.73%) Finance
22 33 (16.26%) AngularJS
22 33 (16.26%) Front End Development
23 32 (15.76%) SQL Server
24 30 (14.78%) Ruby

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 28 (13.79%) Node.js
2 11 (5.42%) Apache
3 9 (4.43%) Confluence
3 9 (4.43%) nginx
4 8 (3.94%) CMS
4 8 (3.94%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.96%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.48%) Gunicorn
7 3 (1.48%) JBoss
7 3 (1.48%) uWSGI
8 2 (0.99%) IIS
8 2 (0.99%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.49%) Flash Media Server
9 1 (0.49%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.49%) TPMS
9 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (7.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Sage CRM
2 5 (2.46%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.49%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.94%) GitHub
2 7 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) HTTP
2 7 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) DHCP
3 2 (0.99%) DNS
3 2 (0.99%) FTP
3 2 (0.99%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.99%) LDAP
3 2 (0.99%) SSH
4 1 (0.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 24 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 20 (9.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (9.85%) MySQL
6 19 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (8.87%) NoSQL
8 17 (8.37%) Redis
9 13 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (5.42%) Neo4j
11 10 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (4.43%) CouchDB
13 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (3.45%) Big Data
15 6 (2.96%) Datomic
16 5 (2.46%) Biml
16 5 (2.46%) KDB
16 5 (2.46%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 56 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 43 (21.18%) Jenkins
3 23 (11.33%) JIRA
3 23 (11.33%) TeamCity
4 22 (10.84%) Subversion
5 19 (9.36%) Gradle
6 17 (8.37%) Maven
7 16 (7.88%) Cucumber
8 15 (7.39%) JUnit
9 12 (5.91%) Hudson
9 12 (5.91%) IntelliJ
10 11 (5.42%) SpecFlow
11 9 (4.43%) Mockito
12 8 (3.94%) FitNesse
12 8 (3.94%) Jasmine
13 7 (3.45%) Moq
13 7 (3.45%) NUnit
13 7 (3.45%) TestNG
14 6 (2.96%) Grunt
14 6 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (17.73%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Front Office
3 11 (5.42%) Retail
4 4 (1.97%) Banking
4 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) Back Office
5 3 (1.48%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (76.35%) Developer
2 42 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 31 (15.27%) Senior Developer
4 23 (11.33%) Agile Developer
5 21 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 20 (9.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 19 (9.36%) SQL Developer
8 17 (8.37%) Agile Java Developer
9 16 (7.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 16 (7.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (7.39%) Python Developer
11 14 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (6.90%) PHP Developer
12 12 (5.91%) HTML Developer
13 10 (4.93%) Administrator
13 10 (4.93%) DBA
13 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Developer
14 9 (4.43%) .NET Developer
14 9 (4.43%) Software Engineer
14 9 (4.43%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (30.54%) HTML
2 60 (29.56%) CSS
3 38 (18.72%) .NET
3 38 (18.72%) jQuery
3 38 (18.72%) Web Services
4 37 (18.23%) HTML5
5 33 (16.26%) AngularJS
6 24 (11.82%) Sass
7 23 (11.33%) RESTful
7 23 (11.33%) XML
8 22 (10.84%) CSS3
9 21 (10.34%) JSON
10 20 (9.85%) Spring
11 17 (8.37%) REST
12 13 (6.40%) Dropwizard
12 13 (6.40%) Hystrix
12 13 (6.40%) React
12 13 (6.40%) Scalatra
13 12 (5.91%) Flask
14 11 (5.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.87%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.93%) Hedge funds
2 10 (4.93%) Market Risk
3 9 (4.43%) Algorithms
3 9 (4.43%) User Experience
4 8 (3.94%) Statistics
5 7 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.45%) W3C
6 6 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.96%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (2.96%) Replication
6 6 (2.96%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.46%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.97%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.48%) Derivative
9 3 (1.48%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.48%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.15%) Linux
2 10 (4.93%) Mac OS X
3 9 (4.43%) Unix
4 7 (3.45%) CentOS
4 7 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.46%) Android
6 3 (1.48%) Debian
6 3 (1.48%) Solaris
6 3 (1.48%) Windows
7 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.99%) SUSE
8 1 (0.49%) VME
8 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (45.32%) TDD
3 91 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
4 69 (33.99%) Scrum
5 52 (25.62%) BDD
6 51 (25.12%) Pair Programming
6 51 (25.12%) Unit Testing
7 48 (23.65%) Software Engineering
8 41 (20.20%) Kanban
8 41 (20.20%) OO
8 41 (20.20%) Web Development
9 33 (16.26%) Front End Development
10 29 (14.29%) MVC
11 28 (13.79%) Automated Testing
12 23 (11.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (11.33%) Open Source
13 20 (9.85%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (8.37%) Mentoring
15 16 (7.88%) SOA
16 15 (7.39%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 83 (40.89%) JavaScript
2 76 (37.44%) Java
3 75 (36.95%) SQL
4 46 (22.66%) C#
5 40 (19.70%) Python
6 30 (14.78%) Ruby
7 23 (11.33%) Scala
8 20 (9.85%) PHP
9 18 (8.87%) C++
10 16 (7.88%) T-SQL
11 13 (6.40%) Clojure
12 12 (5.91%) Perl
13 11 (5.42%) PL/SQL
13 11 (5.42%) PowerShell
14 10 (4.93%) PHP 5
15 9 (4.43%) C
16 7 (3.45%) Go
17 6 (2.96%) Erlang
17 6 (2.96%) Groovy
17 6 (2.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.33%) QA
2 8 (3.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (5.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (8.37%) Puppet
2 15 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.43%) Ansible
4 6 (2.96%) DBAmp
5 1 (0.49%) Control-M
5 1 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 23 (11.33%) Oracle
2 13 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.91%) New Relic
4 9 (4.43%) Zend
5 8 (3.94%) IBM
6 6 (2.96%) CommVault
6 6 (2.96%) IDERA
6 6 (2.96%) RedGate
6 6 (2.96%) Sage
6 6 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.96%) VMware
7 3 (1.48%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.48%) Facebook
7 3 (1.48%) Google
7 3 (1.48%) hybris
7 3 (1.48%) IBM Sterling
7 3 (1.48%) Twitter
8 2 (0.99%) Apple
8 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe
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