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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 467 520 544
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +24
Contract jobs citing RSpec 117 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.094% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 0.78% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 24 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -16.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £341 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6674 5761 5953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 11.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4342 3772 3435
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 208
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 2014.

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

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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 29 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +40 65 £425 +17.24% 9
South East +10 28 £400 +14.28%
South West - 8 £350 -
East of England - 4 £400 - 2
North West - 3 £313 -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 142 (81.61%) Ruby
2 110 (63.22%) Cucumber
3 88 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (45.40%) BDD
5 75 (43.10%) Ruby on Rails
6 70 (40.23%) TDD
7 59 (33.91%) Test Automation
8 58 (33.33%) Scrum
9 54 (31.03%) Jenkins
10 53 (30.46%) JavaScript
11 51 (29.31%) Linux
12 45 (25.86%) Selenium
13 44 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (25.29%) Git (software)
13 44 (25.29%) Puppet
14 37 (21.26%) CSS
15 33 (18.97%) HTML
15 33 (18.97%) Java
15 33 (18.97%) MongoDB
16 32 (18.39%) Sinatra
17 31 (17.82%) Vagrant
17 31 (17.82%) Web Services
18 30 (17.24%) Automated Testing
18 30 (17.24%) Capybara
19 29 (16.67%) QA
19 29 (16.67%) JUnit
20 28 (16.09%) Opscode Chef
20 28 (16.09%) WebDriver
21 27 (15.52%) Test Scripting
22 25 (14.37%) WATIR

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (6.32%) Apache
2 8 (4.60%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.87%) Confluence
4 3 (1.72%) Node.js
4 3 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.15%) CMS
6 1 (0.57%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
6 1 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.72%) MS Office
2 3 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.07%) Amazon S3
2 20 (11.49%) GitHub
3 13 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (6.32%) Heroku
5 10 (5.75%) PaaS
5 10 (5.75%) IaaS
6 9 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.32%) SSH
2 4 (2.30%) LDAP
2 4 (2.30%) SSL
2 4 (2.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.97%) MongoDB
2 25 (14.37%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.62%) NoSQL
4 14 (8.05%) Redis
4 14 (8.05%) Big Data
5 12 (6.90%) MySQL
6 2 (1.15%) HBase
6 2 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.57%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.57%) QlikView
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 110 (63.22%) Cucumber
2 54 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 45 (25.86%) Selenium
4 44 (25.29%) Git (software)
5 30 (17.24%) Capybara
6 29 (16.67%) JUnit
7 28 (16.09%) WebDriver
8 25 (14.37%) WATIR
9 19 (10.92%) Jasmine
10 12 (6.90%) Calabash
11 11 (6.32%) Karma Test Runner
11 11 (6.32%) Maven
12 10 (5.75%) Sublime Text
13 9 (5.17%) RubyGems
13 9 (5.17%) JIRA
14 6 (3.45%) JMeter
14 6 (3.45%) Hudson
15 5 (2.87%) TeamCity
16 4 (2.30%) Mockito
16 4 (2.30%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (4.02%) Games
2 6 (3.45%) Publishing
3 4 (2.30%) Retail
4 2 (1.15%) Marketing
4 2 (1.15%) Finance
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (47.13%) Developer
2 49 (28.16%) Ruby Developer
3 20 (11.49%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 17 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (8.62%) Test Specialist
6 14 (8.05%) Consultant
7 12 (6.90%) Test Consultant
8 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 9 (5.17%) Test Automation Consultant
8 9 (5.17%) Tester
9 8 (4.60%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Automation Tester
9 8 (4.60%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.02%) Programmer
11 5 (2.87%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.30%) Architect
12 4 (2.30%) Software Architect
13 3 (1.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (1.72%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (43.10%) Ruby on Rails
2 37 (21.26%) CSS
3 33 (18.97%) HTML
4 32 (18.39%) Sinatra
5 31 (17.82%) Web Services
6 25 (14.37%) jQuery
6 25 (14.37%) HTML5
7 22 (12.64%) Backbone.js
8 19 (10.92%) AngularJS
9 13 (7.47%) CSS3
10 12 (6.90%) Sass
11 10 (5.75%) RESTful
12 8 (4.60%) OAuth
12 8 (4.60%) OAuth2
13 7 (4.02%) REST
14 6 (3.45%) Ajax
14 6 (3.45%) Ember.js
15 5 (2.87%) LAMP
16 4 (2.30%) Hibernate
16 4 (2.30%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.34%) Open Source
2 13 (7.47%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.02%) Digital Media
3 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.72%) Linked Data
6 2 (1.15%) iPad
6 2 (1.15%) Blog
6 2 (1.15%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.15%) iPhone
6 2 (1.15%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.31%) Linux
2 16 (9.20%) UNIX
2 16 (9.20%) CentOS
3 10 (5.75%) Mac OS
4 6 (3.45%) AIX
4 6 (3.45%) Solaris
4 6 (3.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (45.40%) BDD
3 70 (40.23%) TDD
4 59 (33.91%) Test Automation
5 58 (33.33%) Scrum
6 44 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (17.24%) Automated Testing
8 27 (15.52%) Test Scripting
9 22 (12.64%) DevOps
10 21 (12.07%) Automation Testing
11 20 (11.49%) Web Testing
12 14 (8.05%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.47%) SOA
13 13 (7.47%) Kanban
14 12 (6.90%) Configuration Management
15 11 (6.32%) MVC
15 11 (6.32%) Pair Programming
15 11 (6.32%) Software Testing
16 8 (4.60%) User Stories
17 6 (3.45%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (81.61%) Ruby
2 53 (30.46%) JavaScript
3 33 (18.97%) Java
4 15 (8.62%) Scala
5 13 (7.47%) Shell Script
5 13 (7.47%) SQL
6 9 (5.17%) CoffeeScript
6 9 (5.17%) Golang
7 6 (3.45%) Python
7 6 (3.45%) PHP
8 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.30%) C#
10 2 (1.15%) C++
10 2 (1.15%) R
10 2 (1.15%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) Degree
4 5 (2.87%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.05%) vCloud
2 8 (4.60%) Varnish
3 6 (3.45%) VirtualBox
3 6 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 44 (25.29%) Puppet
2 31 (17.82%) Vagrant
3 28 (16.09%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (6.90%) Capistrano
5 11 (6.32%) ZABBIX
6 9 (5.17%) YUM
7 2 (1.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (8.05%) VMware
1 14 (8.05%) Rackspace
2 11 (6.32%) Red Hat
3 10 (5.75%) EMC
4 7 (4.02%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.30%) Tripwire
6 3 (1.72%) HP
7 2 (1.15%) IBM
7 2 (1.15%) Perforce
7 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle
8 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
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