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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 526 478 507
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +29
Contract jobs citing RSpec 69 105 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.21% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.99% 1.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £394 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 -
% change year-on-year
+11.88% -
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
6975 6360 5456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.49% 12.88% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4658 4149 3501
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 134 135
Average hourly rate £37.75 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.15 £25.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 July 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 29 July 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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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 -28 37 £425 +6.25% 14
South East -25 15 £425 +16.43% 4
North East -20 10 £308 - 3
East of England +3 3 £425 +6.25%
North West -19 2 £335 -14.92%
South West -4 1 £600 +74.54%
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 161 (96.41%) Ruby
2 107 (64.07%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (57.49%) Ruby on Rails
4 95 (56.89%) TDD
5 89 (53.29%) Cucumber
6 78 (46.71%) JavaScript
7 65 (38.92%) BDD
8 59 (35.33%) Scrum
9 50 (29.94%) Selenium
10 46 (27.54%) Test Automation
11 44 (26.35%) Git (software)
12 41 (24.55%) UNIX
13 37 (22.16%) HTML
13 37 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (21.56%) CSS
15 35 (20.96%) Backbone.js
16 34 (20.36%) Jenkins
17 33 (19.76%) Linux
18 32 (19.16%) Puppet
19 30 (17.96%) Node.js
19 30 (17.96%) AngularJS
19 30 (17.96%) Java
19 30 (17.96%) QA
20 29 (17.37%) Web Services
20 29 (17.37%) Sinatra
21 26 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
22 25 (14.97%) JUnit
23 22 (13.17%) Capybara
23 22 (13.17%) DevOps
23 22 (13.17%) MySQL

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (17.96%) Node.js
2 10 (5.99%) Confluence
3 6 (3.59%) Apache
3 6 (3.59%) nginx
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) MS Office
1 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (10.18%) Heroku
2 10 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.59%) SaaS
3 6 (3.59%) GitHub
3 6 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) DHCP
1 2 (1.20%) HTTP
1 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.20%) DNS
1 2 (1.20%) Internet
1 2 (1.20%) SSH
2 1 (0.60%) OpenVPN
2 1 (0.60%) LDAP
2 1 (0.60%) OSPF
2 1 (0.60%) IPsec
2 1 (0.60%) IPv6
2 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (13.17%) MySQL
3 10 (5.99%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.59%) Redis
6 3 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) HBase
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 89 (53.29%) Cucumber
2 50 (29.94%) Selenium
3 44 (26.35%) Git (software)
4 34 (20.36%) Jenkins
5 25 (14.97%) JUnit
6 22 (13.17%) Capybara
7 21 (12.57%) WebDriver
8 15 (8.98%) JIRA
8 15 (8.98%) Jasmine
9 10 (5.99%) WATIR
10 8 (4.79%) Maven
10 8 (4.79%) SoapUI
11 7 (4.19%) RubyGems
11 7 (4.19%) HP UFT
11 7 (4.19%) JMeter
12 5 (2.99%) Subversion
13 4 (2.40%) Calabash
14 2 (1.20%) Grunt
14 2 (1.20%) PhantomJS
14 2 (1.20%) Trac
General
1 17 (10.18%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Marketing
3 6 (3.59%) Games
4 4 (2.40%) Publishing
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 89 (53.29%) Developer
2 41 (24.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 25 (14.97%) Ruby Developer
4 15 (8.98%) Automation Engineer
5 13 (7.78%) Lead Developer
6 11 (6.59%) QA Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 10 (5.99%) Test Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.79%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) AWS Developer
8 8 (4.79%) Tester
8 8 (4.79%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.19%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.19%) Architect
10 5 (2.99%) Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (57.49%) Ruby on Rails
2 37 (22.16%) HTML
3 36 (21.56%) CSS
4 35 (20.96%) Backbone.js
5 30 (17.96%) AngularJS
6 29 (17.37%) Sinatra
6 29 (17.37%) Web Services
7 18 (10.78%) HTML5
8 16 (9.58%) REST
9 15 (8.98%) Ember.js
10 13 (7.78%) React
11 12 (7.19%) Memcached
12 11 (6.59%) CSS3
13 10 (5.99%) .NET
13 10 (5.99%) jQuery
14 8 (4.79%) RESTful
15 7 (4.19%) Underscore.js
15 7 (4.19%) Gherkin
16 6 (3.59%) Sass
16 6 (3.59%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.40%) Computer Science
1 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.80%) iPhone
3 2 (1.20%) RIA
3 2 (1.20%) Online Gambling
3 2 (1.20%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.60%) iPad
4 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.60%) User Experience
4 1 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.55%) UNIX
2 33 (19.76%) Linux
3 3 (1.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) SmartOS
5 1 (0.60%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (64.07%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (56.89%) TDD
3 65 (38.92%) BDD
4 59 (35.33%) Scrum
5 46 (27.54%) Test Automation
6 37 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (13.17%) DevOps
8 18 (10.78%) Automation Testing
8 18 (10.78%) MVC
9 17 (10.18%) OO
9 17 (10.18%) E-Commerce
10 15 (8.98%) Pair Programming
10 15 (8.98%) Open Source
11 13 (7.78%) Test Scripting
12 12 (7.19%) Software Engineering
13 11 (6.59%) Automated Testing
13 11 (6.59%) Web Testing
14 10 (5.99%) Domain-Driven Design
15 8 (4.79%) Digital Marketing
15 8 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 161 (96.41%) Ruby
2 78 (46.71%) JavaScript
3 30 (17.96%) Java
4 12 (7.19%) Python
4 12 (7.19%) Go
5 11 (6.59%) C#
5 11 (6.59%) SQL
6 8 (4.79%) Scala
7 4 (2.40%) CoffeeScript
7 4 (2.40%) PHP
8 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.80%) Clojure
9 2 (1.20%) Groovy
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 4 (2.40%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.60%) ISEB
2 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) Varnish
2 6 (3.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.40%) Docker
4 1 (0.60%) LXC
4 1 (0.60%) iptables
4 1 (0.60%) Btrfs
4 1 (0.60%) vCloud
4 1 (0.60%) KVM
4 1 (0.60%) Snort
4 1 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 32 (19.16%) Puppet
2 12 (7.19%) Vagrant
3 11 (6.59%) Ansible
4 10 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.59%) Capistrano
6 3 (1.80%) Mesos
7 1 (0.60%) systemd
7 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.60%) Nessus
7 1 (0.60%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.19%) Rackspace
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle
4 2 (1.20%) Wall Street Systems
4 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.60%) VMware
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe
5 1 (0.60%) Sencha
5 1 (0.60%) SaltStack
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