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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 152 187 198
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +11
Contract jobs citing RSpec 5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 1.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
Median daily rate £488 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +35.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00
RSpec
London

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
570 647 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.01% 11.81% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 516 639
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec 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 City of London region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) WATIR
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Capybara
3 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) Resque
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (20.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (20.00%) Route 53
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Capybara
2 2 (40.00%) WATIR
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Mockito
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Haml
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Resque
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) SDET
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago