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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 166 191 200
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +9
Contract jobs citing RSpec 9 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.40% 2.23% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 8
Median daily rate £450 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £420 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-9.06% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
641 761 813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.52% 13.99% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 626 623
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 13 (92.86%) Ruby
2 11 (78.57%) REST
3 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (71.43%) Ruby on Rails
3 10 (71.43%) Web Services
4 9 (64.29%) OO
4 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (64.29%) HTML
4 9 (64.29%) CSS
4 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
4 9 (64.29%) HTML5
4 9 (64.29%) CSS3
4 9 (64.29%) Front End Development
5 8 (57.14%) Microservices
5 8 (57.14%) NoSQL
5 8 (57.14%) Resque
5 8 (57.14%) Relational Database
5 8 (57.14%) Haml
5 8 (57.14%) SaaS
5 8 (57.14%) RDBMS
5 8 (57.14%) OOP
5 8 (57.14%) MVC
5 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Internet
7 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
8 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (21.43%) RESTful
9 3 (21.43%) TDD
9 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) NoSQL
1 8 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 8 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Capybara
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) WATIR
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) REST
2 10 (71.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (71.43%) Web Services
3 9 (64.29%) CSS
3 9 (64.29%) CSS3
3 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 9 (64.29%) HTML5
4 8 (57.14%) Haml
4 8 (57.14%) Resque
5 3 (21.43%) RESTful
6 1 (7.14%) .NET
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (64.29%) Front End Development
2 9 (64.29%) OO
3 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Microservices
3 8 (57.14%) MVC
3 8 (57.14%) OOP
4 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) BDD
7 2 (14.29%) Build Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 1 (7.14%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Ruby
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
1 2 (14.29%) SDET