The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Refactoring
UK / England
Rank 407 519 513
Rank change year-on-year +112 -6  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 179 96 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 55 61
Median daily rate £463 £456 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -8.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £583 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34805 40691 38449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.96% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23041 27009 24200
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1001 1126
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in England

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Refactoring in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Refactoring in England

Refactoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Refactoring in England

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
London +75 115 £525 +5.00% 15
East Midlands +9 15 £380 -10.58% 3
South East +22 12 £395 +37.39% 14
South West +11 11 £368 -2.00% 4
East of England - 9 £525 - 3
North West +31 7 £285 -16.17% 4
Yorkshire +17 6 £340 -
West Midlands +14 3 £484 - 1
Refactoring
UK

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 246 (79.35%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (61.94%) TDD
3 190 (61.29%) Java
4 176 (56.77%) Scrum
5 148 (47.74%) JavaScript
5 148 (47.74%) Git (software)
6 117 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
7 115 (37.10%) BDD
8 111 (35.81%) SQL
9 101 (32.58%) CSS
10 99 (31.94%) Spring
11 97 (31.29%) HTML
12 91 (29.35%) AngularJS
13 89 (28.71%) Jenkins
13 89 (28.71%) SOAP
14 85 (27.42%) Web Services
15 83 (26.77%) Linux
16 79 (25.48%) REST
17 73 (23.55%) XML
18 71 (22.90%) OO
18 71 (22.90%) MVC
19 68 (21.94%) jQuery
20 65 (20.97%) Node.js
21 63 (20.32%) Kanban
22 59 (19.03%) HTML5
23 58 (18.71%) Maven
24 57 (18.39%) Finance
24 57 (18.39%) Relational Database
25 55 (17.74%) DevOps
26 54 (17.42%) .NET

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 22 (7.10%) Apache
2 15 (4.84%) JBoss
2 15 (4.84%) WebSphere
3 13 (4.19%) nginx
4 11 (3.55%) OpenStack
5 8 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.26%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.26%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.94%) Mule
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.61%) IIS
9 4 (1.29%) Confluence
10 3 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.97%) CMS
10 3 (0.97%) IPython
11 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Endur
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.16%) GitHub
3 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.94%) SaaS
5 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.32%) Google Play
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.87%) Internet
2 10 (3.23%) HTTP
3 5 (1.61%) Network Security
4 4 (1.29%) Firewall
4 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (18.39%) Relational Database
2 47 (15.16%) MongoDB
3 38 (12.26%) SQL Server
4 29 (9.35%) NoSQL
4 29 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (9.03%) MySQL
6 26 (8.39%) Big Data
7 21 (6.77%) Redis
8 13 (4.19%) CouchDB
8 13 (4.19%) RDBMS
9 11 (3.55%) DB2
10 7 (2.26%) Couchbase
11 6 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.61%) Neo4j
13 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.29%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.97%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.97%) DataStax
15 2 (0.65%) HBase
Development Applications
1 148 (47.74%) Git (software)
2 89 (28.71%) Jenkins
3 58 (18.71%) Maven
4 52 (16.77%) JIRA
5 51 (16.45%) JUnit
6 48 (15.48%) TeamCity
7 41 (13.23%) Gradle
8 39 (12.58%) Mockito
9 33 (10.65%) Spock
9 33 (10.65%) Subversion
10 26 (8.39%) Cucumber
11 22 (7.10%) gulp
12 20 (6.45%) Ant
13 19 (6.13%) Selenium
14 18 (5.81%) Hudson
15 17 (5.48%) IntelliJ
15 17 (5.48%) Mercurial
16 15 (4.84%) Grunt
17 13 (4.19%) NUnit
18 11 (3.55%) Vagrant
General
1 57 (18.39%) Finance
2 49 (15.81%) Banking
3 15 (4.84%) Back Office
4 14 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.52%) Retail
5 6 (1.94%) Games
5 6 (1.94%) Legal
6 4 (1.29%) Marketing
7 3 (0.97%) Online Betting
7 3 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 227 (73.23%) Developer
2 96 (30.97%) Java Developer
3 51 (16.45%) Senior Developer
4 36 (11.61%) .NET Developer
5 31 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 31 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 25 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (7.42%) Agile Developer
7 23 (7.42%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (6.77%) Architect
9 18 (5.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 16 (5.16%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.19%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 13 (4.19%) Web Developer
12 12 (3.87%) E-Commerce Developer
12 12 (3.87%) Scala Developer
12 12 (3.87%) Senior Agile Developer
12 12 (3.87%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 12 (3.87%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (32.58%) CSS
2 99 (31.94%) Spring
3 97 (31.29%) HTML
4 91 (29.35%) AngularJS
5 89 (28.71%) SOAP
6 85 (27.42%) Web Services
7 79 (25.48%) REST
8 73 (23.55%) XML
9 68 (21.94%) jQuery
10 65 (20.97%) Node.js
11 59 (19.03%) HTML5
12 54 (17.42%) .NET
13 53 (17.10%) Hibernate
14 51 (16.45%) JSON
15 44 (14.19%) CSS3
16 37 (11.94%) Gherkin
17 36 (11.61%) JMS
18 32 (10.32%) RESTful
18 32 (10.32%) XSLT
19 31 (10.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.65%) User Experience
2 26 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (3.87%) Fixed Income
5 9 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.90%) Derivative
6 8 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.94%) Online Games
8 5 (1.61%) RIA
8 5 (1.61%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.29%) Contactless
9 4 (1.29%) EMV
9 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.29%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.97%) Life Science
10 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.97%) Mobile Games
10 3 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (26.77%) Linux
2 52 (16.77%) Unix
3 8 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.26%) CentOS
4 7 (2.26%) SUSE
4 7 (2.26%) Ubuntu
4 7 (2.26%) Windows
5 3 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (79.35%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (61.94%) TDD
3 176 (56.77%) Scrum
4 117 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
5 115 (37.10%) BDD
6 71 (22.90%) MVC
6 71 (22.90%) OO
7 63 (20.32%) Kanban
8 55 (17.74%) DevOps
9 50 (16.13%) E-Commerce
9 50 (16.13%) Software Engineering
10 44 (14.19%) SOA
10 44 (14.19%) Unit Testing
11 43 (13.87%) Web Development
12 41 (13.23%) SOLID
13 40 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 39 (12.58%) Automated Testing
15 38 (12.26%) Front End Development
15 38 (12.26%) Microservices
15 38 (12.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 190 (61.29%) Java
2 148 (47.74%) JavaScript
3 111 (35.81%) SQL
4 50 (16.13%) C#
5 44 (14.19%) Shell Script
6 41 (13.23%) Ruby
7 33 (10.65%) Korn
8 27 (8.71%) Python
9 24 (7.74%) Scala
10 21 (6.77%) ES6
11 19 (6.13%) XPath
12 18 (5.81%) Groovy
13 16 (5.16%) Perl
14 15 (4.84%) C
14 15 (4.84%) C++
15 14 (4.52%) PHP
16 12 (3.87%) PL/SQL
16 12 (3.87%) TypeScript
17 8 (2.58%) Bash Shell
18 7 (2.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 43 (13.87%) Degree
2 6 (1.94%) Sun Certification
3 5 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.29%) ISEB
4 4 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.97%) CFA
5 3 (0.97%) CISA
5 3 (0.97%) CISM
5 3 (0.97%) CISSP
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.97%) QA
2 23 (7.42%) FATCA
3 11 (3.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (3.55%) EMIR
3 11 (3.55%) MiFID
4 4 (1.29%) SDET
5 3 (0.97%) FedRAMP
5 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (8.39%) Docker
2 4 (1.29%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.65%) HDFS
3 2 (0.65%) 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 29 (9.35%) Ansible
2 23 (7.42%) Puppet
3 15 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.26%) Kibana
4 7 (2.26%) logstash
5 4 (1.29%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.97%) Graphite
7 2 (0.65%) Cacti
7 2 (0.65%) Check_MK
7 2 (0.65%) Control-M
7 2 (0.65%) Grafana
7 2 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.65%) Nagios
7 2 (0.65%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (16.77%) Oracle
2 33 (10.65%) Solace
3 20 (6.45%) MuleSoft
4 15 (4.84%) New Relic
5 13 (4.19%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.55%) Perforce
6 11 (3.55%) Zend
7 7 (2.26%) Apigee
7 7 (2.26%) Cloudera
7 7 (2.26%) IBM
7 7 (2.26%) OpenLink
7 7 (2.26%) VMware
8 6 (1.94%) ATG
8 6 (1.94%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.29%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.29%) Informatica
10 3 (0.97%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.65%) Adobe
11 2 (0.65%) BEA
11 2 (0.65%) SAP
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BBC Research & Development
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago