The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 495 514 497
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing RSpec 96 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.11% 0.058%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.48% 0.85% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 43 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £292 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6505 6261 4917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.83% 12.59% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4212 4090 3168
Average daily rate £400 £382 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 129 133
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.21 £31.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in England

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSpec across the England region.

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in England

RSpec
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in England

RSpec
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the England region.

RSpec Hourly Rate Trend in England

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +58 75 £428 -2.28% 11
South East -10 17 £375 +29.31% 5
South West +7 3 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 147 (93.63%) Ruby
2 100 (63.69%) Ruby on Rails
3 93 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (52.23%) Cucumber
5 77 (49.04%) JavaScript
6 63 (40.13%) BDD
7 61 (38.85%) TDD
8 56 (35.67%) Git (software)
9 53 (33.76%) Scrum
10 52 (33.12%) Web Services
11 43 (27.39%) CSS
12 42 (26.75%) Linux
13 41 (26.11%) Puppet
14 40 (25.48%) Java
15 39 (24.84%) Sinatra
16 38 (24.20%) Selenium
16 38 (24.20%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (22.93%) UNIX
18 35 (22.29%) Test Automation
19 31 (19.75%) HTML
20 30 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
21 29 (18.47%) AngularJS
22 27 (17.20%) JUnit
23 26 (16.56%) Open Source
24 25 (15.92%) Memcached
24 25 (15.92%) Node.js
24 25 (15.92%) Jenkins
24 25 (15.92%) MySQL
25 24 (15.29%) PostgreSQL
26 23 (14.65%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 25 (15.92%) Node.js
2 11 (7.01%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.37%) nginx
4 9 (5.73%) Confluence
4 9 (5.73%) Apache Solr
5 6 (3.82%) Apache
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) MS Office
1 7 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (13.38%) Heroku
2 21 (13.38%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (6.37%) Amazon S3
4 9 (5.73%) GitHub
4 9 (5.73%) SaaS
4 9 (5.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (5.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (5.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.91%) IaaS
5 3 (1.91%) PaaS
5 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) Internet
2 7 (4.46%) LDAP
3 4 (2.55%) HTTP
4 3 (1.91%) SSL
4 3 (1.91%) DSL
4 3 (1.91%) Firewall
4 3 (1.91%) Network Security
5 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.92%) MySQL
2 24 (15.29%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.01%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.37%) Redis
5 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.18%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.64%) HBase
9 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 82 (52.23%) Cucumber
2 56 (35.67%) Git (software)
3 38 (24.20%) Selenium
4 27 (17.20%) JUnit
5 25 (15.92%) Jenkins
6 21 (13.38%) Capybara
7 13 (8.28%) Jasmine
7 13 (8.28%) Maven
8 11 (7.01%) JIRA
9 8 (5.10%) WATIR
9 8 (5.10%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.46%) JMeter
10 7 (4.46%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (3.82%) Subversion
11 6 (3.82%) Mockito
11 6 (3.82%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.55%) Calabash
13 3 (1.91%) RubyGems
14 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.27%) Hudson
General
1 16 (10.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.18%) Marketing
3 3 (1.91%) Publishing
4 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (50.32%) Developer
2 37 (23.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 17 (10.83%) Senior Developer
4 15 (9.55%) Ruby Developer
5 14 (8.92%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 11 (7.01%) QA Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Lead Developer
8 9 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.10%) Architect
10 7 (4.46%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.46%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.46%) Tester
10 7 (4.46%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.18%) AWS Developer
12 5 (3.18%) Technical Leader
12 5 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (2.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (63.69%) Ruby on Rails
2 52 (33.12%) Web Services
3 43 (27.39%) CSS
4 39 (24.84%) Sinatra
5 31 (19.75%) HTML
6 29 (18.47%) AngularJS
7 25 (15.92%) Memcached
8 22 (14.01%) Backbone.js
9 20 (12.74%) HTML5
10 16 (10.19%) RESTful
10 16 (10.19%) REST
11 15 (9.55%) jQuery
12 14 (8.92%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (8.92%) .NET
12 14 (8.92%) NSQ
12 14 (8.92%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (8.28%) React
14 10 (6.37%) Ember.js
15 9 (5.73%) CSS3
16 8 (5.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.56%) Open Source
2 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.27%) iPhone
3 2 (1.27%) RIA
3 2 (1.27%) Online Gambling
3 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.64%) User Experience
4 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.64%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.75%) Linux
2 36 (22.93%) UNIX
3 3 (1.91%) Android
3 3 (1.91%) CentOS
4 2 (1.27%) Windows
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (40.13%) BDD
3 61 (38.85%) TDD
4 53 (33.76%) Scrum
5 38 (24.20%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (22.29%) Test Automation
7 23 (14.65%) MVC
8 19 (12.10%) OO
9 18 (11.46%) Pair Programming
10 15 (9.55%) DevOps
11 14 (8.92%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.28%) Refactoring
12 13 (8.28%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (7.64%) Software Architecture
14 11 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
16 9 (5.73%) Kanban
16 9 (5.73%) Web Development
17 8 (5.10%) Software Engineering
17 8 (5.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (93.63%) Ruby
2 77 (49.04%) JavaScript
3 40 (25.48%) Java
4 14 (8.92%) SQL
5 10 (6.37%) Go
6 6 (3.82%) PHP
7 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.55%) Python
9 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.27%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.27%) Clojure
10 1 (0.64%) RubyMotion
10 1 (0.64%) R
10 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.64%) C#
10 1 (0.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (2.55%) Degree
2 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.64%) ISEB
2 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.46%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.55%) Varnish
2 14 (8.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (5.73%) Docker
4 6 (3.82%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (26.11%) Puppet
2 20 (12.74%) Vagrant
3 10 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.37%) Capistrano
4 7 (4.46%) Ansible
5 1 (0.64%) Mesos
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.46%) Rackspace
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle
4 2 (1.27%) Wall Street Systems
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
BCSG
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago