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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 192 199 186
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing RSpec 4 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.079% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 1.21% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £330 £135
% change year-on-year
+17.42% +144.44%
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
731 745 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.40% 12.60% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 552 533
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £58.11 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Scala
5 1 (20.00%) JBehave
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (20.00%) WATIR
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (20.00%) Capybara
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) PhantomJS

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JBehave
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) WATIR
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Capybara
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) PhantomJS
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Scala
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA