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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 203 195 220
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs citing RSpec 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.032% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.81% 0.26% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate £425 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
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
864 762 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.39% 12.23% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 605 490
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £56.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +52.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
RSpec
London

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 18 April 2014.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (100.00%) Ruby
2 13 (92.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 10 (71.43%) HTML
3 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) jQuery
4 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 6 (42.86%) JRuby
5 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 6 (42.86%) Active Record
5 6 (42.86%) Subversion
5 6 (42.86%) Java
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle
5 6 (42.86%) SOAP
6 5 (35.71%) Tomcat
6 5 (35.71%) J2SE
6 5 (35.71%) CSS
6 5 (35.71%) BDD
7 4 (28.57%) HTML5
7 4 (28.57%) Redis
8 3 (21.43%) Node.js
8 3 (21.43%) CSS3
8 3 (21.43%) Capistrano
8 3 (21.43%) Sinatra
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (21.43%) MySQL
8 3 (21.43%) XML
8 3 (21.43%) XSLT

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (35.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) Redis
3 3 (21.43%) MySQL
3 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (14.29%) CouchDB
4 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data
5 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) CruiseControl
3 2 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (7.14%) Capybara
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) WATIR
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Ruby Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (71.43%) HTML
3 7 (50.00%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) JRuby
4 6 (42.86%) SOAP
5 5 (35.71%) J2SE
5 5 (35.71%) CSS
6 4 (28.57%) HTML5
7 3 (21.43%) CSS3
7 3 (21.43%) Sinatra
7 3 (21.43%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) XSLT
7 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
8 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (14.29%) REST
8 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 1 (7.14%) MapReduce
9 1 (7.14%) Haml
9 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) Active Record
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) ATDD
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Process Management
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Ruby
2 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Capistrano
2 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Google
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