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 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 - 138
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% - 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £462 - £340
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 - £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 - £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2229 2361 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 78.91% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1557 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -3.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Refactoring in the South West

Refactoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Somerset - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £458 - 1
Bristol - 1 £663 - 1
Devon - 1 £458 -
Refactoring
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 West region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 10 (58.82%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) HTML
4 9 (52.94%) CSS
4 9 (52.94%) Web Services
4 9 (52.94%) SOAP
4 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 9 (52.94%) Hibernate
4 9 (52.94%) Scrum
4 9 (52.94%) Unit Testing
5 8 (47.06%) jMock
5 8 (47.06%) Ajax
5 8 (47.06%) MVC
5 8 (47.06%) ATG
5 8 (47.06%) Pair Programming
5 8 (47.06%) Subversion
5 8 (47.06%) Spring
5 8 (47.06%) JSF
5 8 (47.06%) Maven
5 8 (47.06%) Struts
5 8 (47.06%) EJB
5 8 (47.06%) Eclipse
5 8 (47.06%) XML
5 8 (47.06%) JSP
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle
5 8 (47.06%) Ant
5 8 (47.06%) JUnit

Refactoring
Co-occurring 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) MQTT
2 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Ant
1 8 (47.06%) Apache Buildr
1 8 (47.06%) Eclipse
1 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
1 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
1 8 (47.06%) jMock
1 8 (47.06%) JUnit
1 8 (47.06%) Maven
1 8 (47.06%) Mercurial
1 8 (47.06%) Subversion
2 7 (41.18%) Gradle
2 7 (41.18%) IntelliJ
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.88%) Calabash
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium
5 1 (5.88%) WATIR
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
1 7 (41.18%) Technical Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Technical Architect
3 1 (5.88%) OAT Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Python Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Python Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) CSS
1 9 (52.94%) Hibernate
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) SOAP
1 9 (52.94%) Web Services
2 8 (47.06%) Ajax
2 8 (47.06%) EJB
2 8 (47.06%) JSF
2 8 (47.06%) JSP
2 8 (47.06%) RESTful
2 8 (47.06%) Spring
2 8 (47.06%) Struts
2 8 (47.06%) XML
3 7 (41.18%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) Django
4 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) RIA
1 7 (41.18%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 9 (52.94%) Unit Testing
4 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 8 (47.06%) Pair Programming
4 8 (47.06%) XML Parsing
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
5 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
5 7 (41.18%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (35.29%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (35.29%) User Stories
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ATDD
8 2 (11.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Consul
2 1 (5.88%) Graphite
2 1 (5.88%) Kibana
2 1 (5.88%) logstash
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) ATG
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) BEA
2 1 (5.88%) Capita
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk