The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 163 141
Rank change year-on-year +39 -22  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 18 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.053% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.065% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 6
Median daily rate £355 £368 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +4.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £368 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £368 £420
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2385 3083 2903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.90% 82.19% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1941 1709
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in the North West

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Refactoring in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Refactoring in the North West

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +29 18 £355 -3.40% 6
Refactoring
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (92.00%) TDD
3 21 (84.00%) .NET
4 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 20 (80.00%) Git (software)
5 19 (76.00%) Unit Testing
5 19 (76.00%) MVC
6 18 (72.00%) C#
6 18 (72.00%) ASP.NET
6 18 (72.00%) CSS
6 18 (72.00%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (72.00%) Test Automation
7 15 (60.00%) jQuery
7 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (60.00%) gulp
8 14 (56.00%) SMACSS
8 14 (56.00%) .NET Core
8 14 (56.00%) Sass
8 14 (56.00%) Progressive Enhancement
8 14 (56.00%) QA
9 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (32.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
11 7 (28.00%) Scala
11 7 (28.00%) Python
11 7 (28.00%) Java
11 7 (28.00%) SQL
12 5 (20.00%) SOAP
12 5 (20.00%) Web Services
12 5 (20.00%) Pair Programming

Refactoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) PaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (8.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (16.00%) MySQL
3 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (8.00%) Couchbase
5 2 (8.00%) CouchDB
5 2 (8.00%) Neo4j
5 2 (8.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 20 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (60.00%) gulp
3 3 (12.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (36.00%) Software Developer
4 8 (32.00%) C# Developer
5 7 (28.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (16.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (16.00%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (12.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Architect
7 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (12.00%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (8.00%) Node.js Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Angular Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 18 (72.00%) ASP.NET
2 18 (72.00%) CSS
3 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (60.00%) jQuery
4 14 (56.00%) .NET Core
4 14 (56.00%) Sass
5 5 (20.00%) SOAP
5 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) Ajax
6 4 (16.00%) DOM
6 4 (16.00%) HTML
6 4 (16.00%) REST
6 4 (16.00%) SAX
6 4 (16.00%) XML
6 4 (16.00%) XML Schema
7 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (12.00%) MSMQ
7 3 (12.00%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (8.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (92.00%) TDD
3 19 (76.00%) MVC
3 19 (76.00%) Unit Testing
4 18 (72.00%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (72.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (56.00%) Progressive Enhancement
5 14 (56.00%) SMACSS
6 8 (32.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (20.00%) Pair Programming
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) DevOps
8 4 (16.00%) Kanban
8 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) Web Development
9 3 (12.00%) ATDD
9 3 (12.00%) Change Control
9 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (72.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) Python
3 7 (28.00%) Scala
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) Groovy
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
5 3 (12.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) Go
5 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle