The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 518 546 557
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +11
Contract jobs citing RSpec 80 75 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 0.99% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 47
Median daily rate £363 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £494 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £430
% change year-on-year
- -18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7637 7561 6727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.59% 14.96% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5134 5108 4718
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 159 113
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.77 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £51.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 42 £400 -9.09% 8
North East - 14 £340 -
West Midlands +2 11 £363 +3.57%
South East +29 5 £388 +29.16%
Yorkshire +17 5 £350 +4.60% 2
South West +12 2 £363 -9.37%
East of England +4 1 £300 -29.41% 1
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 104 (77.61%) Cucumber
2 97 (72.39%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (62.69%) Ruby
4 79 (58.96%) TDD
5 68 (50.75%) Jenkins
6 67 (50.00%) Automated Testing
7 66 (49.25%) Ruby on Rails
7 66 (49.25%) JavaScript
8 60 (44.78%) Selenium
9 56 (41.79%) JUnit
10 53 (39.55%) CSS
11 52 (38.81%) Git (software)
12 51 (38.06%) HTML
13 49 (36.57%) WebDriver
14 44 (32.84%) Automation Testing
15 43 (32.09%) JSON
16 42 (31.34%) Scala
16 42 (31.34%) Test Automation
17 37 (27.61%) QA
18 36 (26.87%) Java
19 35 (26.12%) Unix
19 35 (26.12%) Web Testing
20 33 (24.63%) Web Services
21 32 (23.88%) Test Scripting
21 32 (23.88%) HTML5
21 32 (23.88%) BDD
22 31 (23.13%) Defect Tracking
22 31 (23.13%) Games
22 31 (23.13%) Scrum
23 29 (21.64%) OO

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 6 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.99%) CMS
2 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.66%) GitHub
2 19 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (8.96%) Amazon S3
3 12 (8.96%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (8.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (7.46%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (6.72%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (5.22%) SaaS
7 3 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.49%) Heroku
9 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) Internet
2 6 (4.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.40%) NoSQL
2 15 (11.19%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (7.46%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.97%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.22%) Redis
6 6 (4.48%) MySQL
6 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (3.73%) SimpleDB
8 3 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.49%) QlikView
10 1 (0.75%) Big Data
10 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 104 (77.61%) Cucumber
2 68 (50.75%) Jenkins
3 60 (44.78%) Selenium
4 56 (41.79%) JUnit
5 52 (38.81%) Git (software)
6 49 (36.57%) WebDriver
7 27 (20.15%) Capybara
8 20 (14.93%) Maven
9 12 (8.96%) JIRA
9 12 (8.96%) Mockito
10 10 (7.46%) Grunt
10 10 (7.46%) Subversion
11 9 (6.72%) Vagrant
12 5 (3.73%) git-flow
13 4 (2.99%) NUnit
14 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
14 3 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
14 3 (2.24%) WATIR
15 2 (1.49%) Bower
General
1 31 (23.13%) Games
2 14 (10.45%) Marketing
3 4 (2.99%) Finance
4 2 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (52.99%) Developer
2 36 (26.87%) Test Engineer
3 33 (24.63%) QA Engineer
4 31 (23.13%) QA Test Engineer
4 31 (23.13%) Quality Engineer
5 26 (19.40%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 23 (17.16%) Ruby Developer
7 13 (9.70%) Analyst
7 13 (9.70%) Test Analyst
8 12 (8.96%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (8.96%) Web Developer
9 11 (8.21%) Developer in Test
9 11 (8.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (6.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (6.72%) Software Engineer
11 8 (5.97%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (5.97%) Test Automation Developer
12 7 (5.22%) Full Stack Web Developer
12 7 (5.22%) Java Developer
12 7 (5.22%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (49.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 53 (39.55%) CSS
3 51 (38.06%) HTML
4 43 (32.09%) JSON
5 33 (24.63%) Web Services
6 32 (23.88%) HTML5
7 25 (18.66%) Sass
8 24 (17.91%) jQuery
9 17 (12.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (11.94%) AngularJS
10 16 (11.94%) CSS3
11 14 (10.45%) Gherkin
12 13 (9.70%) Dropwizard
12 13 (9.70%) REST
12 13 (9.70%) RESTful
12 13 (9.70%) XML
13 11 (8.21%) Node.js
14 10 (7.46%) Backbone.js
14 10 (7.46%) Resque
15 9 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.21%) User Experience
3 5 (3.73%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.99%) Wiki
5 1 (0.75%) BBC
5 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.75%) iPad
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.12%) Unix
2 26 (19.40%) Linux
3 5 (3.73%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (72.39%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (58.96%) TDD
3 67 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 44 (32.84%) Automation Testing
5 42 (31.34%) Test Automation
6 35 (26.12%) Web Testing
7 32 (23.88%) BDD
7 32 (23.88%) Test Scripting
8 31 (23.13%) Defect Tracking
8 31 (23.13%) Scrum
9 29 (21.64%) OO
9 29 (21.64%) User Stories
10 27 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (17.91%) Front End Development
12 19 (14.18%) Microservices
12 19 (14.18%) Web Development
13 18 (13.43%) OOP
14 15 (11.19%) Software Engineering
15 12 (8.96%) Auto-Scaling
16 11 (8.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 84 (62.69%) Ruby
2 66 (49.25%) JavaScript
3 42 (31.34%) Scala
4 36 (26.87%) Java
5 21 (15.67%) SQL
6 11 (8.21%) C#
6 11 (8.21%) Python
7 4 (2.99%) PHP
8 2 (1.49%) C++
8 2 (1.49%) Perl
8 2 (1.49%) R
9 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.75%) Clojure
9 1 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (27.61%) QA
2 28 (20.90%) WCAG
3 10 (7.46%) SDET
4 3 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.24%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (8.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (9.70%) Puppet
2 5 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.49%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.75%) Marathon
Vendors
1 4 (2.99%) Apigee
2 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (1.49%) SAP
2 2 (1.49%) Tableau
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle
3 1 (0.75%) Teradata
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