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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 194 213 211
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing RSpec 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.085% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 1.62% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £420 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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
792 864 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.45% 12.00% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 641 533
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £40.72 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 14 (100.00%) Ruby
2 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
4 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
5 7 (50.00%) SOA
5 7 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (42.86%) BDD
7 5 (35.71%) Puppet
7 5 (35.71%) Sinatra
7 5 (35.71%) OAuth
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
7 5 (35.71%) RubyGems
7 5 (35.71%) OAuth2
7 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
9 3 (21.43%) DevOps
9 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
9 3 (21.43%) ZABBIX
9 3 (21.43%) Web Services
9 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
10 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 2 (14.29%) UNIX
10 2 (14.29%) Linux
10 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 2 (14.29%) TDD
10 2 (14.29%) IaaS
10 2 (14.29%) Big Data
10 2 (14.29%) Capybara

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) RubyGems
4 2 (14.29%) Capybara
5 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
5 1 (7.14%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) PhantomJS
5 1 (7.14%) WATIR
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium
5 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
5 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Scala Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (35.71%) Sinatra
2 5 (35.71%) OAuth
2 5 (35.71%) OAuth2
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) SOA
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Puppet
1 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
2 3 (21.43%) ZABBIX
3 2 (14.29%) YUM
4 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Rackspace
1 1 (7.14%) IBM
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Oliver Bernard
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