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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 189 193 200
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing RSpec 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.53% 0.76% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £295 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
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
655 794 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.83% 13.31% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 629 611
Average daily rate £440 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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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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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 27 May 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 27 May 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 16 (100.00%) Ruby
2 14 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 12 (75.00%) BDD
4 11 (68.75%) TDD
5 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (50.00%) QA
6 8 (50.00%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (37.50%) Puppet
8 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
8 6 (37.50%) DevOps
9 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (31.25%) Ansible
10 4 (25.00%) Ember.js
10 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 4 (25.00%) Backbone.js
10 4 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (25.00%) Selenium
11 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
11 3 (18.75%) WATIR
11 3 (18.75%) Scrum
11 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
12 2 (12.50%) HBase
12 2 (12.50%) Capybara
12 2 (12.50%) Docker
12 2 (12.50%) Mesos

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (6.25%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) HBase
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (18.75%) WATIR
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Jasmine
4 2 (12.50%) Capybara
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) JBehave
5 1 (6.25%) Mocha
5 1 (6.25%) JSUnit
5 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.25%) Calabash
5 1 (6.25%) PhantomJS
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (6.25%) Appium
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) AWS Developer
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 4 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (25.00%) Ember.js
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) BDD
2 11 (68.75%) TDD
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) SOA
8 1 (6.25%) Web Design
8 1 (6.25%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Clojure
3 1 (6.25%) Go
3 1 (6.25%) RubyMotion
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (31.25%) Ansible
3 2 (12.50%) Mesos
4 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Sencha
1 1 (6.25%) Rackspace
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
BCSG
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago