The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 102 83
Rank change year-on-year +31 -19  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 18 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.29% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.14% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 3
Median daily rate £355 £368 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £368 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £368 £425
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1115 1476 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.70% 82.60% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 889 686
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in Manchester

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Refactoring in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Refactoring in Manchester

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Stockport - 3 £346 -
Refactoring
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) TDD
2 19 (90.48%) .NET
3 18 (85.71%) Unit Testing
4 17 (80.95%) JavaScript
5 16 (76.19%) C#
5 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
5 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (76.19%) Git (software)
5 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
5 16 (76.19%) MVC
6 15 (71.43%) CSS
7 14 (66.67%) jQuery
7 14 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (61.90%) QA
8 13 (61.90%) Progressive Enhancement
8 13 (61.90%) Sass
8 13 (61.90%) SMACSS
8 13 (61.90%) gulp
8 13 (61.90%) .NET Core
9 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 6 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
11 5 (23.81%) Java
11 5 (23.81%) SQL
11 5 (23.81%) Python
11 5 (23.81%) Scala
12 4 (19.05%) Web Development
12 4 (19.05%) Project Management
12 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management

Refactoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (9.52%) Couchbase
4 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.52%) MySQL
4 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Git (software)
2 13 (61.90%) gulp
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) .NET Developer
3 8 (38.10%) C# Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Software Developer
4 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (19.05%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Web Developer
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Architect
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
3 15 (71.43%) CSS
4 14 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (66.67%) jQuery
5 13 (61.90%) .NET Core
5 13 (61.90%) Sass
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (14.29%) MSMQ
6 3 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (9.52%) Ajax
7 2 (9.52%) DOM
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) Node.js
7 2 (9.52%) REST
7 2 (9.52%) SAX
7 2 (9.52%) SOAP
7 2 (9.52%) Web Services
7 2 (9.52%) XML
7 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 3 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) TDD
3 18 (85.71%) Unit Testing
4 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (76.19%) MVC
4 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
5 13 (61.90%) Progressive Enhancement
5 13 (61.90%) SMACSS
6 6 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) Web Development
8 3 (14.29%) Change Control
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 3 (14.29%) Physics
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) JavaScript
2 16 (76.19%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) Scala
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) Go
4 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) Groovy
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
1 3 (14.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft