Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 217 235
Rank change year-on-year +29 +18 -44
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 18 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 5
North West median daily rate £375 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £363 £281 £320
90th Percentile £600 £488 £437
England median daily rate £470 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -6.00% +25.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.30 £46.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -58.28% +2.78% -

Refactoring is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Refactoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Refactoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 16 £375 +10.29% 2
Cheshire +4 2 £488 +30.00%
Refactoring
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 16 (88.89%) .NET
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (88.89%) TDD
2 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 14 (77.78%) Unit Testing
4 13 (72.22%) C#
5 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (55.56%) MVC
6 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
7 9 (50.00%) gulp
7 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (44.44%) CSS
9 7 (38.89%) Project Management
9 7 (38.89%) Web Development
9 7 (38.89%) QA
9 7 (38.89%) jQuery
9 7 (38.89%) Progressive Enhancement
9 7 (38.89%) Sass
9 7 (38.89%) .NET Core
9 7 (38.89%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (38.89%) SMACSS
10 6 (33.33%) Web Services
11 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 5 (27.78%) SQL
11 5 (27.78%) DevOps
12 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (22.22%) Java
12 4 (22.22%) C++

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 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) CouchDB
3 1 (5.56%) IDMS
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 9 (50.00%) gulp
3 3 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Developer
3 10 (55.56%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (55.56%) C# Developer
4 7 (38.89%) .NET Web Developer
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 7 (38.89%) C# Web Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Web Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Architect
6 3 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (11.11%) CRM Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Hybris Developer
8 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Lead C# Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Presales Solution Architect
8 1 (5.56%) SAP Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (44.44%) CSS
4 7 (38.89%) .NET Core
4 7 (38.89%) jQuery
4 7 (38.89%) Sass
5 6 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (16.67%) MSMQ
6 3 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (11.11%) SOAP
8 1 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) J2EE
8 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (5.56%) REST
8 1 (5.56%) Spring
8 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) OpenVMS
2 1 (5.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (88.89%) TDD
2 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 14 (77.78%) Unit Testing
4 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (55.56%) MVC
6 7 (38.89%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (38.89%) Progressive Enhancement
6 7 (38.89%) Project Management
6 7 (38.89%) SMACSS
6 7 (38.89%) Web Development
7 5 (27.78%) DevOps
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (22.22%) Scrum
9 3 (16.67%) ATDD
9 3 (16.67%) Change Control
9 3 (16.67%) ITIL
9 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
9 3 (16.67%) Physics
9 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 3 (16.67%) Go
5 3 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (16.67%) Scala
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) COBOL
6 1 (5.56%) Fortran
6 1 (5.56%) Pascal
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
2 1 (5.56%) hybris
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SAP