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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 206 210 209
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 1.83% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
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
795 818 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.20% 11.37% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 605 505
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £320 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% -8.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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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

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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Ruby
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (58.33%) SOA
5 6 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (41.67%) OAuth
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) Sinatra
6 5 (41.67%) Puppet
6 5 (41.67%) RubyGems
6 5 (41.67%) OAuth2
6 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
7 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (33.33%) BDD
8 3 (25.00%) ZABBIX
8 3 (25.00%) Web Services
8 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (25.00%) DevOps
8 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (25.00%) Vagrant
9 2 (16.67%) IaaS
9 2 (16.67%) UNIX
9 2 (16.67%) Linux
9 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (16.67%) SaaS
9 2 (16.67%) PaaS
9 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (41.67%) RubyGems
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) PhantomJS
5 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (8.33%) Hudson
5 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (8.33%) Capybara
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (41.67%) OAuth
2 5 (41.67%) Sinatra
2 5 (41.67%) OAuth2
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) SOA
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
1 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 2 (16.67%) YUM
4 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
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Oliver Bernard
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