The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 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.

Refactoring
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 128 126
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.036% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.044% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £484 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Refactoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in the West Midlands

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Refactoring within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +3 3 £484 - 1
Refactoring
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Java EE
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Sun Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source Development
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

Refactoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (66.67%) Java EE
1 2 (66.67%) JPA
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSD
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source Development
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle