The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 June 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.

Refactoring
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 107 97
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.091% 0.068% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.076% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +52.00% -16.66%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 966 1310 1337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.38% 88.87% 86.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 931 992
Median daily rate £403 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Refactoring
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Apache CXF
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Zurb Foundation
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Doctrine

Refactoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Apache CXF
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Doctrine
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) Laravel
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) BYOD
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Design
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Zend