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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 182 193 192
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing RSpec 7 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.20% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.01% 1.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £523 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £323 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.15% -24.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £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
693 819 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.50% 13.50% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 624 553
Average daily rate £425 £425 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £58.75 £50.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.41% +16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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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 27 March 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 8 (100.00%) Ruby
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Puppet
3 4 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
5 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (25.00%) Ember.js
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) Varnish
6 1 (12.50%) WATIR
6 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (12.50%) JBehave
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
6 1 (12.50%) HBase

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) WATIR
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) JBehave
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (25.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Varnish
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (37.50%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) Mesos
3 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
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Oliver Bernard
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