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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 169 171 206
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +35
Contract jobs citing RSpec 3 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.37% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 2.43% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 5
Median daily rate £375 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £425 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £598 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
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
619 699 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.10% 15.17% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 575 649
Median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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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

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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 30 September 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 30 September 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%) Ruby on Rails
2 11 (78.57%) REST
3 10 (71.43%) HTML5
3 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 10 (71.43%) CSS
3 10 (71.43%) Web Services
3 10 (71.43%) HTML
4 9 (64.29%) OO
4 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
4 9 (64.29%) CSS3
4 9 (64.29%) Front End Development
5 8 (57.14%) Relational Database
5 8 (57.14%) NoSQL
5 8 (57.14%) Resque
5 8 (57.14%) Microservices
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
6 7 (50.00%) Internet
7 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
8 5 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
9 3 (21.43%) TDD
10 2 (14.29%) Web Development

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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 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) Capybara
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Mockito
4 1 (7.14%) WATIR
General
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) 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%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) REST
1 11 (78.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (71.43%) CSS
2 10 (71.43%) HTML
2 10 (71.43%) HTML5
2 10 (71.43%) Web Services
3 9 (64.29%) CSS3
4 8 (57.14%) Haml
4 8 (57.14%) Resque
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (7.14%) .NET
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) Sass
6 1 (7.14%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Front End Development
2 9 (64.29%) OO
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%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) BDD
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
8 1 (7.14%) API Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Ruby
2 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SDET