The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 / South West
Rank 124 134 137
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 11 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.10% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £368 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £515 £431
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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2087 2284 2437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.71% 79.67% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1508 1583
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 139 82
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
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 South West

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

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in the South West

Refactoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Refactoring in the South West

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Somerset - 7 £313 -
Devon - 4 £380 -
Refactoring
England

Refactoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South 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 South West region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) SOAP
3 9 (60.00%) Web Services
3 9 (60.00%) TDD
4 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
5 7 (46.67%) Scrum
5 7 (46.67%) Pair Programming
5 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (40.00%) Apache Buildr
6 6 (40.00%) XML Parsing
6 6 (40.00%) jMock
6 6 (40.00%) JSON
6 6 (40.00%) RESTful
6 6 (40.00%) Mercurial
6 6 (40.00%) Subversion
6 6 (40.00%) Spring
6 6 (40.00%) JSF
6 6 (40.00%) Maven
6 6 (40.00%) Ajax
6 6 (40.00%) MVC
6 6 (40.00%) ATG
6 6 (40.00%) XML
6 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
6 6 (40.00%) Struts
6 6 (40.00%) EJB
6 6 (40.00%) CSS
6 6 (40.00%) JSP

Refactoring
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) Ant
2 6 (40.00%) Apache Buildr
2 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (40.00%) jMock
2 6 (40.00%) JUnit
2 6 (40.00%) Maven
2 6 (40.00%) Mercurial
2 6 (40.00%) Subversion
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) Gradle
3 5 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) Vagrant
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) NeoLoad
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) WATIR
5 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) OAT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) SOAP
1 9 (60.00%) Web Services
2 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
3 6 (40.00%) Ajax
3 6 (40.00%) CSS
3 6 (40.00%) EJB
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 6 (40.00%) JSF
3 6 (40.00%) JSON
3 6 (40.00%) JSP
3 6 (40.00%) RESTful
3 6 (40.00%) Spring
3 6 (40.00%) Struts
3 6 (40.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) Dropwizard
5 1 (6.67%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) RIA
1 5 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) Pair Programming
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
4 6 (40.00%) MVC
4 6 (40.00%) XML Parsing
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) ATG
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) BEA