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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Refactoring
Rank 470 482 495
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 142 109 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 89 63
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£475 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £263
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -
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
42983 39005 39765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.74% 74.12% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23117
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1197 1131 1483
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +5.45%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 +11 131 £475 - 61
London -10 56 £488 -4.92% 22
South West -11 26 £400 +33.33% 11
Bristol -1 22 £400 +23.07% 9
Yorkshire - 21 £563 - 4
West Yorkshire - 16 £575 - 3
Leeds - 16 £575 - 3
South East -10 14 £350 +34.61% 12
Hampshire -4 10 £344 +32.21% 9
City of London +23 8 £500 +5.26% 3
North West -5 8 £375 - 5
Southampton -5 6 £350 +34.61% 2
Manchester - 4 £344 - 1
Chester +13 3 £375 - 2
Cheshire +8 3 £375 - 3
East Midlands -3 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Birmingham -6 2 £375 +33.92%
West Midlands -14 2 £375 +2.73% 3
Exeter - 2 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £361 - 2
Devon - 2 £500 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £361 - 2
Reading - 2 - -
Bournemouth +5 1 - -
Dorset -2 1 - -
East of England -34 1 £550 +83.33% 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £575 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £575 -

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 182 (74.90%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (55.14%) Continuous Integration
3 98 (40.33%) TDD
4 89 (36.63%) JavaScript
5 86 (35.39%) Software Engineering
6 85 (34.98%) Java
7 75 (30.86%) HTML
8 59 (24.28%) Finance
9 57 (23.46%) Scrum
9 57 (23.46%) C#
10 55 (22.63%) Linux
11 54 (22.22%) PHP
12 52 (21.40%) Unit Testing
13 50 (20.58%) .NET
13 50 (20.58%) CSS
14 49 (20.16%) SQL
14 49 (20.16%) Git (software)
15 47 (19.34%) OO
16 45 (18.52%) Ruby
17 43 (17.70%) Test Automation
18 42 (17.28%) HTML5
18 42 (17.28%) MySQL
19 41 (16.87%) Pair Programming
19 41 (16.87%) jQuery
20 40 (16.46%) UNIX
21 39 (16.05%) Automated Testing
22 38 (15.64%) Apache
23 37 (15.23%) Web Services
23 37 (15.23%) Relational Database
24 35 (14.40%) XML

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 38 (15.64%) Apache
2 8 (3.29%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.06%) Jetty
3 5 (2.06%) Node.js
4 3 (1.23%) nginx
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.23%) CMS
5 2 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (0.82%) Confluence
5 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.82%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) GemFire
6 1 (0.41%) WordPress
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.65%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (1.65%) CloudFront
2 4 (1.65%) Route 53
3 2 (0.82%) GitHub
3 2 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.82%) HTTP
2 13 (5.35%) LDAP
3 4 (1.65%) Intranet
4 3 (1.23%) Internet
4 3 (1.23%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.23%) iBeacon
5 2 (0.82%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.82%) SSL
6 1 (0.41%) DMZ
6 1 (0.41%) GPRS
6 1 (0.41%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.28%) MySQL
2 37 (15.23%) Relational Database
3 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
4 20 (8.23%) RDBMS
5 19 (7.82%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.88%) CouchDB
7 7 (2.88%) Couchbase
8 5 (2.06%) Big Data
8 5 (2.06%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.23%) SQLite
10 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.23%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.23%) MS Access
10 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.23%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 49 (20.16%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.52%) JUnit
3 21 (8.64%) PHPUnit
4 18 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.00%) Maven
5 17 (7.00%) Selenium
6 16 (6.58%) Subversion
7 15 (6.17%) RSpec
7 15 (6.17%) Ant
8 10 (4.12%) jMock
8 10 (4.12%) TeamCity
9 9 (3.70%) JIRA
10 8 (3.29%) NUnit
11 6 (2.47%) EasyMock
12 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.06%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.65%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.65%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.65%) GoogleTest
General
1 59 (24.28%) Finance
2 19 (7.82%) Banking
3 11 (4.53%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.70%) Front Office
5 6 (2.47%) Retail
6 5 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Marketing
8 3 (1.23%) International Banking
9 2 (0.82%) Back Office
9 2 (0.82%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (60.91%) Developer
2 30 (12.35%) Senior Developer
3 26 (10.70%) Software Engineer
4 23 (9.47%) Agile Coach
5 22 (9.05%) Java Developer
6 20 (8.23%) .NET Developer
6 20 (8.23%) Architect
6 20 (8.23%) PHP Developer
7 18 (7.41%) C++ Developer
8 17 (7.00%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.94%) Front-End Developer
9 12 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.53%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.12%) PHP Zend Developer
12 9 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 8 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.29%) ScrumMaster
14 7 (2.88%) Python Developer
14 7 (2.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (30.86%) HTML
2 50 (20.58%) .NET
2 50 (20.58%) CSS
3 42 (17.28%) HTML5
4 41 (16.87%) jQuery
5 37 (15.23%) Web Services
6 35 (14.40%) XML
7 29 (11.93%) RESTful
8 26 (10.70%) Zend Framework
9 24 (9.88%) Spring
10 23 (9.47%) .NET Framework
11 22 (9.05%) JSON
12 18 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
12 18 (7.41%) LAMP
12 18 (7.41%) SOAP
13 16 (6.58%) Ajax
14 15 (6.17%) REST
14 15 (6.17%) CSS3
15 13 (5.35%) AngularJS
15 13 (5.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.88%) User Experience
2 20 (8.23%) Open Source
2 20 (8.23%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.35%) Wiki
5 12 (4.94%) N-Tier
6 8 (3.29%) Derivative
6 8 (3.29%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.88%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.47%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.65%) Equities
9 4 (1.65%) Kindle
9 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.23%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.23%) FMCG
10 3 (1.23%) W3C
11 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.63%) Linux
2 40 (16.46%) UNIX
3 22 (9.05%) CentOS
4 12 (4.94%) Windows
5 9 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.29%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.88%) Android
8 6 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.41%) Debian
10 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (74.90%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (55.14%) Continuous Integration
3 98 (40.33%) TDD
4 86 (35.39%) Software Engineering
5 57 (23.46%) Scrum
6 52 (21.40%) Unit Testing
7 47 (19.34%) OO
8 43 (17.70%) Test Automation
9 41 (16.87%) Pair Programming
10 39 (16.05%) Automated Testing
11 33 (13.58%) BDD
11 33 (13.58%) ATDD
12 32 (13.17%) User Stories
12 32 (13.17%) Mentoring
13 29 (11.93%) Multithreading
14 25 (10.29%) Configuration Management
15 24 (9.88%) MVC
16 22 (9.05%) Web Development
17 17 (7.00%) Code Coverage
18 15 (6.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (36.63%) JavaScript
2 85 (34.98%) Java
3 57 (23.46%) C#
4 54 (22.22%) PHP
5 49 (20.16%) SQL
6 45 (18.52%) Ruby
7 25 (10.29%) C
8 24 (9.88%) C++
9 20 (8.23%) Python
10 18 (7.41%) Perl
11 12 (4.94%) T-SQL
12 9 (3.70%) PHP5
13 5 (2.06%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.65%) VBA
14 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.82%) Scala
16 2 (0.82%) R
16 2 (0.82%) Golang
16 2 (0.82%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 29 (11.93%) Degree
2 5 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.41%) vCloud
1 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.82%) logstash
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Salt
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 31 (12.76%) Zend
2 29 (11.93%) Oracle
3 16 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.47%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.06%) Sybase
5 5 (2.06%) JBoss
6 3 (1.23%) IBM
7 2 (0.82%) Siebel
7 2 (0.82%) FatWire
7 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.82%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.82%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.82%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.82%) Tableau
7 2 (0.82%) RapidMiner
7 2 (0.82%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.41%) New Relic
8 1 (0.41%) Perforce
8 1 (0.41%) Cognos
8 1 (0.41%) SAP
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