The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 184 213 215
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +2
Contract jobs citing RSpec 11 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.084% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.38% 0.73% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £330 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £390 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
800 822 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.74% 11.57% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 618 618
Average daily rate £450 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +24.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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

RSpec
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 16 (100.00%) Ruby
2 11 (68.75%) Git (software)
3 10 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (50.00%) SOA
4 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (37.50%) Sinatra
6 5 (31.25%) RubyGems
6 5 (31.25%) OAuth
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) Puppet
6 5 (31.25%) OAuth2
6 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) ZABBIX
8 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
8 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
8 3 (18.75%) DevOps
9 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
9 2 (12.50%) YUM
9 2 (12.50%) HTML5
9 2 (12.50%) SaaS
9 2 (12.50%) PaaS
9 2 (12.50%) jQuery
9 2 (12.50%) REST
9 2 (12.50%) CSS3

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) RubyGems
4 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
5 1 (6.25%) Capybara
5 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) WATIR
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (37.50%) Sinatra
3 5 (31.25%) OAuth2
3 5 (31.25%) OAuth
4 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) MapReduce
5 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.25%) Haml
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) SOA
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
1 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
2 3 (18.75%) ZABBIX
3 2 (12.50%) YUM
4 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Google
1 1 (6.25%) Rackspace