The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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 / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 248 261
Rank change year-on-year +20 +13  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 26 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 6
Median daily rate £500 £475 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +21.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £57.00 - £45.00
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6432 7347 7628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.08% 81.98% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4490 4391
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 271 270
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Refactoring in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Refactoring in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Refactoring in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Oxfordshire -10 12 £550 +15.78% 1
Surrey - 6 - - 2
Kent - 4 £350 -
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £363 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 3
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England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 32 (84.21%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (65.79%) Web Development
3 25 (65.79%) MVC
4 22 (57.89%) TDD
5 20 (52.63%) Scrum
5 20 (52.63%) Git (software)
5 20 (52.63%) AngularJS
6 17 (44.74%) Web Application Development
6 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
7 16 (42.11%) MongoDB
7 16 (42.11%) Front End Development
7 16 (42.11%) SOLID
8 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
9 14 (36.84%) Node.js
10 12 (31.58%) Kanban
10 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
10 12 (31.58%) BDD
10 12 (31.58%) CSS
10 12 (31.58%) React
11 11 (28.95%) Web Services
11 11 (28.95%) Subversion
12 10 (26.32%) HTML
12 10 (26.32%) OO
13 9 (23.68%) Apache
13 9 (23.68%) Linux
13 9 (23.68%) SOA
13 9 (23.68%) Java
13 9 (23.68%) C#
13 9 (23.68%) PHP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (23.68%) Apache
1 9 (23.68%) nginx
2 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) MongoDB
2 9 (23.68%) CouchDB
2 9 (23.68%) MySQL
2 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
2 9 (23.68%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (23.68%) Redis
2 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 11 (28.95%) Subversion
3 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (23.68%) Mercurial
4 7 (18.42%) Grunt
4 7 (18.42%) gulp
4 7 (18.42%) IntelliJ
5 2 (5.26%) Log4Net
5 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 31 (81.58%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) PHP Developer
3 8 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 8 (21.05%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 8 (21.05%) PHP Zend Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Symfony Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.63%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (2.63%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) AngularJS
2 14 (36.84%) Node.js
3 12 (31.58%) CSS
3 12 (31.58%) React
4 11 (28.95%) Web Services
5 10 (26.32%) HTML
6 9 (23.68%) .NET
6 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (23.68%) LAMP
6 9 (23.68%) LAPP Stack
6 9 (23.68%) Laravel
6 9 (23.68%) LEMP Stack
6 9 (23.68%) Memcached
6 9 (23.68%) Symfony
6 9 (23.68%) Yii
7 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
7 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (21.05%) HTML5
8 7 (18.42%) Play Framework
8 7 (18.42%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (65.79%) MVC
3 25 (65.79%) Web Development
4 22 (57.89%) TDD
5 20 (52.63%) Scrum
6 17 (44.74%) Web Application Development
7 16 (42.11%) Front End Development
7 16 (42.11%) SOLID
8 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
9 12 (31.58%) BDD
9 12 (31.58%) Kanban
9 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
10 10 (26.32%) OO
11 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
11 9 (23.68%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (23.68%) Release Management
11 9 (23.68%) SOA
12 7 (18.42%) Analytics
12 7 (18.42%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) PHP
3 7 (18.42%) Groovy
4 4 (10.53%) Scala
5 3 (7.89%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Ansible
1 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (23.68%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Zend
2 7 (18.42%) New Relic
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint