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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 150 195 201
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +6
Contract jobs citing RSpec 11 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.88% 1.77% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Median daily rate £469 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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
584 733 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.48% 12.57% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 597 586
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -2.01%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 11 (91.67%) Ruby
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 9 (75.00%) REST
3 8 (66.67%) CSS3
3 8 (66.67%) HTML5
3 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) CSS
3 8 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (58.33%) OOP
4 7 (58.33%) OO
4 7 (58.33%) RDBMS
4 7 (58.33%) MVC
4 7 (58.33%) Haml
4 7 (58.33%) SaaS
4 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
4 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (58.33%) Resque
4 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (58.33%) Microservices
4 7 (58.33%) Front End Development
5 6 (50.00%) Internet
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (25.00%) RESTful
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (16.67%) QA
8 2 (16.67%) WATIR

RSpec
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 (8.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (8.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
1 7 (58.33%) RDBMS
1 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Capybara
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) WATIR
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) REST
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) CSS3
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) HTML5
2 8 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (58.33%) Haml
3 7 (58.33%) Resque
4 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Front End Development
2 7 (58.33%) Microservices
2 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 7 (58.33%) OO
2 7 (58.33%) OOP
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) API Testing
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Ruby
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) SDET
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