The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 180 195 215
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +20
Contract jobs citing RSpec 18 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.42% 0.87% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £315 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £514 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
745 803 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.86% 13.81% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 613 636
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -36.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSpec across the City of London region.

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RSpec also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RSpec.

1 27 (96.43%) Ruby
2 25 (89.29%) TDD
3 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (71.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 17 (60.71%) Cucumber
6 15 (53.57%) BDD
6 15 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (39.29%) Scrum
7 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
8 10 (35.71%) WebDriver
8 10 (35.71%) DevOps
9 9 (32.14%) Finance
9 9 (32.14%) Selenium
10 7 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (25.00%) QA
10 7 (25.00%) Pair Programming
10 7 (25.00%) Puppet
11 6 (21.43%) Backbone.js
11 6 (21.43%) Ember.js
11 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (21.43%) Ansible
11 6 (21.43%) Java
11 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
11 6 (21.43%) Kanban
12 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
12 5 (17.86%) Degree
12 5 (17.86%) .NET
12 5 (17.86%) JUnit
12 5 (17.86%) MVC
12 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RSpec also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RSpec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
1 3 (10.71%) HBase
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Cucumber
2 10 (35.71%) WebDriver
3 9 (32.14%) Selenium
4 5 (17.86%) JUnit
5 4 (14.29%) WATIR
5 4 (14.29%) Jasmine
5 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) Capybara
7 2 (7.14%) Calabash
7 2 (7.14%) JIRA
7 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.14%) Appium
8 1 (3.57%) Maven
8 1 (3.57%) JSUnit
8 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.57%) Mocha
8 1 (3.57%) RubyGems
8 1 (3.57%) PhantomJS
8 1 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (3.57%) Spock
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (14.29%) AWS Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (21.43%) Ember.js
2 6 (21.43%) Backbone.js
3 5 (17.86%) .NET
4 4 (14.29%) jQuery
4 4 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (10.71%) CSS
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 2 (7.14%) RESTful
6 2 (7.14%) Sinatra
6 2 (7.14%) REST
6 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.57%) Sass
7 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.57%) JSON
7 1 (3.57%) XML
7 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) TDD
2 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) BDD
3 15 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (39.29%) Scrum
5 10 (35.71%) DevOps
6 7 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (25.00%) Pair Programming
7 6 (21.43%) Kanban
7 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 5 (17.86%) MVC
9 4 (14.29%) OOP
9 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
10 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.14%) ATDD
10 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.57%) CRUD
11 1 (3.57%) Microservices
11 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) Ruby
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) Java
4 5 (17.86%) Clojure
5 2 (7.14%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (7.14%) Go
6 1 (3.57%) RubyMotion
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Puppet
2 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (21.43%) Ansible
3 3 (10.71%) Mesos
4 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle
1 1 (3.57%) Sencha
1 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
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