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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 152 189 207
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +18
Contract jobs citing RSpec 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.057% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 1.00% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Average daily rate - £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £71.00
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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
563 700 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.12% 12.73% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 532 636
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

RSpec
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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Top 20 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) WATIR
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Capybara
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Capybara
1 2 (66.67%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Build Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) SDET