The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 94 126 118
Rank change year-on-year +32 -8  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 8 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.47% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £300 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -3.22%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1436 2147 2262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.93% 83.18% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 1195 1245
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 41
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in Scotland

Refactoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Refactoring in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Refactoring in Scotland

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the Scotland 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
Glasgow - 8 £300 - 2
Refactoring
UK

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Spring
3 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (55.56%) Hudson
3 5 (55.56%) DB2
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) OO
3 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
3 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (33.33%) Ant
5 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (33.33%) Perforce
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (33.33%) Gradle
5 3 (33.33%) Protocol Buffers
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
5 3 (33.33%) MiFID
5 3 (33.33%) EMIR

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) DB2
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (55.56%) Hudson
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
2 3 (33.33%) Gradle
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) JUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (44.44%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (33.33%) Protocol Buffers
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) jQuery
4 2 (22.22%) Node.js
4 2 (22.22%) Sass
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (11.11%) Ext JS
5 1 (11.11%) J2SE
5 1 (11.11%) JMS
5 1 (11.11%) MyBatis
5 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
5 1 (11.11%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) Microservices
3 3 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) OOD
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) CoffeeScript
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) Dodd-Frank
1 3 (33.33%) EMIR
1 3 (33.33%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Perforce
2 2 (22.22%) Sybase
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) DevExpress
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
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