The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 28 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 120 106
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14  
Contract jobs citing Refactoring 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.069% 0.049% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.056% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.83%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1247 1778 1801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.42% 87.37% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1217 1288
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 30
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Refactoring
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Refactoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Refactoring in West Yorkshire

Refactoring
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Leeds +21 1 - - 2
Refactoring
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Refactoring.

1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Apache CXF
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Zurb Foundation
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Doctrine

Refactoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Apache CXF
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Doctrine
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) Laravel
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) BYOD
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Design
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Zend