The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Refactoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Refactoring over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Refactoring
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 80 -
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £340 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

Refactoring is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 444 813 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.25% 84.25% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 511 448
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Refactoring
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Refactoring as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Refactoring in Cheshire

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Refactoring in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in Cheshire

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell