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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Refactoring
England / North West
Rank 120 157 143
Rank change year-on-year +37 -14  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.078% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.095% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £285 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2106 3169 2731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.33% 82.55% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1905 1506
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 128 128
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.84 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 22 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
Manchester +14 3 £285 -15.55% 2
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Cheshire +26 1 £450 +32.35%
Refactoring
England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) TDD
3 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (66.67%) CSS
4 10 (66.67%) Git (software)
5 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (53.33%) C#
6 8 (53.33%) MVC
6 8 (53.33%) Scrum
7 7 (46.67%) Java
7 7 (46.67%) .NET
8 6 (40.00%) HTML
8 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (33.33%) QA
9 5 (33.33%) Kanban
9 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
9 5 (33.33%) SOAP
9 5 (33.33%) Web Services
9 5 (33.33%) XML
9 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
9 5 (33.33%) REST
9 5 (33.33%) gulp
10 4 (26.67%) SMACSS
10 4 (26.67%) .NET Core
10 4 (26.67%) Sass
10 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
10 4 (26.67%) NoSQL

Refactoring
Top Related 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 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) CMS
1 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (13.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
3 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
4 2 (13.33%) CouchDB
4 2 (13.33%) Neo4j
4 2 (13.33%) Riak
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (33.33%) gulp
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (33.33%) REST
4 5 (33.33%) SOAP
4 5 (33.33%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) .NET Core
5 4 (26.67%) Ajax
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (26.67%) DOM
5 4 (26.67%) jQuery
5 4 (26.67%) Sass
5 4 (26.67%) SAX
5 4 (26.67%) XML Schema
6 3 (20.00%) Node.js
7 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (13.33%) Play Framework
7 2 (13.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
1 2 (13.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) TDD
3 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (53.33%) MVC
4 8 (53.33%) Scrum
5 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Kanban
6 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
7 4 (26.67%) OO
7 4 (26.67%) Progressive Enhancement
7 4 (26.67%) SMACSS
8 3 (20.00%) SDLC
9 2 (13.33%) BDD
9 2 (13.33%) Content Management
9 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (13.33%) DevOps
9 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (13.33%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Groovy
4 4 (26.67%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) Scala
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
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