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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 489 502 492
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing RSpec 82 57 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.30% 0.93% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 47 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
6316 6102 4674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.97% 12.83% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4179 4007 2985
Average daily rate £400 £388 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 135 143
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £31.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 66 £428 +6.87% 19
South East -3 9 £375 -21.05% 4
South West 0 2 - -
East of England - 2 £425 - 1
North West - 2 £335 - 1
Yorkshire -20 1 £325 - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 149 (95.51%) Ruby
2 100 (64.10%) Ruby on Rails
3 95 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (52.56%) Cucumber
5 80 (51.28%) JavaScript
6 67 (42.95%) TDD
6 67 (42.95%) BDD
7 52 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 50 (32.05%) Scrum
9 43 (27.56%) CSS
9 43 (27.56%) Web Services
10 42 (26.92%) Puppet
11 39 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (25.00%) Sinatra
12 37 (23.72%) Test Automation
12 37 (23.72%) Selenium
12 37 (23.72%) Linux
13 34 (21.79%) HTML
14 33 (21.15%) Java
15 32 (20.51%) UNIX
16 26 (16.67%) Node.js
17 25 (16.03%) AngularJS
17 25 (16.03%) MySQL
18 24 (15.38%) JUnit
18 24 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
18 24 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (14.74%) Backbone.js
19 23 (14.74%) Jenkins
20 22 (14.10%) Open Source
21 21 (13.46%) Heroku

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 26 (16.67%) Node.js
2 10 (6.41%) nginx
3 9 (5.77%) Confluence
4 8 (5.13%) Apache Solr
5 6 (3.85%) Apache
5 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) MS Office
1 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (13.46%) Heroku
3 20 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.77%) GitHub
4 9 (5.77%) SaaS
5 5 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.56%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.92%) PaaS
7 3 (1.92%) IaaS
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) Internet
2 5 (3.21%) LDAP
3 3 (1.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.03%) MySQL
2 24 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.41%) Redis
5 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.56%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.28%) HBase
9 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 82 (52.56%) Cucumber
2 52 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 37 (23.72%) Selenium
4 24 (15.38%) JUnit
5 23 (14.74%) Jenkins
6 21 (13.46%) Capybara
7 13 (8.33%) Jasmine
7 13 (8.33%) JIRA
8 11 (7.05%) Maven
9 10 (6.41%) WebDriver
10 9 (5.77%) WATIR
11 8 (5.13%) SoapUI
12 7 (4.49%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (4.49%) JMeter
13 6 (3.85%) Subversion
14 5 (3.21%) Calabash
15 4 (2.56%) Mockito
16 3 (1.92%) RubyGems
16 3 (1.92%) Appium
17 2 (1.28%) Grunt
General
1 19 (12.18%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Marketing
3 4 (2.56%) Publishing
4 3 (1.92%) Retail
5 2 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 79 (50.64%) Developer
2 40 (25.64%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 20 (12.82%) Ruby Developer
4 16 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 14 (8.97%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 12 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 9 (5.77%) Architect
7 9 (5.77%) Lead Developer
8 8 (5.13%) Tester
8 8 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.49%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) AWS Developer
9 7 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.21%) Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (64.10%) Ruby on Rails
2 43 (27.56%) CSS
2 43 (27.56%) Web Services
3 39 (25.00%) Sinatra
4 34 (21.79%) HTML
5 25 (16.03%) AngularJS
6 23 (14.74%) Backbone.js
7 20 (12.82%) REST
7 20 (12.82%) Memcached
8 17 (10.90%) HTML5
9 13 (8.33%) React
9 13 (8.33%) .NET
9 13 (8.33%) jQuery
10 12 (7.69%) Ember.js
10 12 (7.69%) RESTful
11 9 (5.77%) CSS3
11 9 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (5.77%) NSQ
11 9 (5.77%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (4.49%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.92%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.28%) iPhone
3 2 (1.28%) Online Gambling
3 2 (1.28%) RIA
3 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.64%) User Experience
4 1 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.64%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.72%) Linux
2 32 (20.51%) UNIX
3 3 (1.92%) Windows
4 2 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (42.95%) TDD
2 67 (42.95%) BDD
3 50 (32.05%) Scrum
4 39 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (23.72%) Test Automation
6 22 (14.10%) Open Source
7 21 (13.46%) MVC
8 19 (12.18%) E-Commerce
9 18 (11.54%) OO
9 18 (11.54%) Pair Programming
9 18 (11.54%) DevOps
10 13 (8.33%) SDLC
10 13 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 12 (7.69%) Refactoring
11 12 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (7.05%) Software Architecture
13 10 (6.41%) Configuration Management
13 10 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (5.77%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 149 (95.51%) Ruby
2 80 (51.28%) JavaScript
3 33 (21.15%) Java
4 13 (8.33%) SQL
5 11 (7.05%) Go
6 5 (3.21%) PHP
7 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.92%) Python
7 3 (1.92%) C#
8 2 (1.28%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.28%) Clojure
9 1 (0.64%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.64%) RubyMotion
9 1 (0.64%) Perl
9 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.64%) ISEB
2 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.46%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Varnish
2 9 (5.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (5.13%) Docker
4 4 (2.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (26.92%) Puppet
2 17 (10.90%) Vagrant
3 12 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.41%) Capistrano
5 9 (5.77%) Ansible
6 3 (1.92%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.49%) Rackspace
3 3 (1.92%) Oracle
4 2 (1.28%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (0.64%) Sencha
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