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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 188 186 208
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Contract jobs citing RSpec 13 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 1.07% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £514 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+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
741 747 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.70% 12.98% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 582 611
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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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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 3 July 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 3 July 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 19 (95.00%) Ruby
2 15 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 14 (70.00%) TDD
4 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (60.00%) BDD
6 10 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 9 (45.00%) QA
8 8 (40.00%) Finance
8 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (40.00%) DevOps
9 7 (35.00%) Puppet
10 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (30.00%) Ansible
10 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 5 (25.00%) Selenium
11 5 (25.00%) Scrum
11 5 (25.00%) Ember.js
11 5 (25.00%) Backbone.js
11 5 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
13 3 (15.00%) Domain-Driven Design
13 3 (15.00%) WATIR
13 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
13 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
13 3 (15.00%) Capybara
13 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
14 2 (10.00%) Docker

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.00%) HBase
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) WATIR
3 3 (15.00%) Capybara
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) Mocha
5 1 (5.00%) RubyGems
5 1 (5.00%) JSUnit
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.00%) Gradle
5 1 (5.00%) Calabash
5 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (5.00%) Spock
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (15.00%) AWS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 5 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (25.00%) Ember.js
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) Sinatra
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) TDD
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) BDD
4 8 (40.00%) DevOps
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
7 3 (15.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
8 2 (10.00%) ATDD
8 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Kanban
8 2 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (10.00%) OOP
9 1 (5.00%) OO
9 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.00%) SOA
9 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) Ruby
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Clojure
3 2 (10.00%) Go
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) RubyMotion
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (30.00%) Ansible
3 2 (10.00%) Mesos
4 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) Sencha
1 1 (5.00%) Rackspace