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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 585 553 490
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -63
Contract jobs citing RSpec 44 62 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 0.88% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 88
Median daily rate £450 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £413 £358
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +15.38%
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
8127 7011 6260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.29% 13.56% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 4695 4090
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 107 129
Median hourly rate £41.50 £38.64 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.41% +2.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.65 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +6 38 £450 +5.88% 25
South West +4 2 £356 -40.62%
Yorkshire -2 1 £385 +18.46%
North West -7 1 - - 3
South East -10 1 £400 -5.88% 2
North East -51 1 £300 -2.43%
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 76 (85.39%) Ruby
2 54 (60.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 49 (55.06%) TDD
4 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (49.44%) Cucumber
6 42 (47.19%) BDD
7 39 (43.82%) JavaScript
8 33 (37.08%) Git (software)
9 32 (35.96%) Java
9 32 (35.96%) CSS
10 29 (32.58%) JUnit
11 28 (31.46%) Web Services
11 28 (31.46%) HTML
12 27 (30.34%) Jenkins
13 26 (29.21%) Capybara
13 26 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (28.09%) Scrum
15 24 (26.97%) OO
15 24 (26.97%) NoSQL
16 22 (24.72%) Selenium
16 22 (24.72%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (22.47%) Relational Database
18 19 (21.35%) REST
18 19 (21.35%) Automated Testing
18 19 (21.35%) Test Automation
18 19 (21.35%) MVC
19 18 (20.22%) Python
19 18 (20.22%) Microservices
19 18 (20.22%) Front End Development

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 11 (12.36%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.25%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) JBoss
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.48%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (12.36%) Amazon S3
3 11 (12.36%) AWS Lambda
3 11 (12.36%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (11.24%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (11.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (10.11%) GitHub
5 9 (10.11%) SaaS
6 4 (4.49%) Heroku
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Internet
2 7 (7.87%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) DHCP
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) IPsec
3 1 (1.12%) IPv6
3 1 (1.12%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.12%) OSPF
3 1 (1.12%) Quagga
3 1 (1.12%) SSH
3 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.97%) NoSQL
2 22 (24.72%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (22.47%) Relational Database
4 14 (15.73%) RDBMS
5 11 (12.36%) Redis
6 8 (8.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (8.99%) Hadoop
6 8 (8.99%) SimpleDB
7 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
7 7 (7.87%) MySQL
8 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
9 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.37%) Star Schema
10 2 (2.25%) Apache Hive
10 2 (2.25%) Big Data
10 2 (2.25%) Sqoop
11 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
11 1 (1.12%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 44 (49.44%) Cucumber
2 33 (37.08%) Git (software)
3 29 (32.58%) JUnit
4 27 (30.34%) Jenkins
5 26 (29.21%) Capybara
6 22 (24.72%) Selenium
7 12 (13.48%) Subversion
8 11 (12.36%) Mockito
8 11 (12.36%) WebDriver
9 9 (10.11%) Jasmine
9 9 (10.11%) JIRA
10 8 (8.99%) Maven
11 7 (7.87%) git-flow
12 5 (5.62%) WATIR
13 4 (4.49%) NUnit
14 3 (3.37%) Bower
14 3 (3.37%) Grunt
14 3 (3.37%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (3.37%) Mocha
14 3 (3.37%) PyUnit
General
1 4 (4.49%) Games
1 4 (4.49%) Retail
2 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 59 (66.29%) Developer
2 32 (35.96%) Ruby Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (13.48%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.48%) Senior Developer
4 12 (13.48%) Tester
5 10 (11.24%) Developer in Test
6 9 (10.11%) Ruby Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Test Automation Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Analyst Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Automation Tester
8 7 (7.87%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (6.74%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Ruby Developer
11 4 (4.49%) Agile Developer
11 4 (4.49%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (60.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 32 (35.96%) CSS
3 28 (31.46%) HTML
3 28 (31.46%) Web Services
4 19 (21.35%) REST
5 17 (19.10%) Gherkin
6 13 (14.61%) HTML5
7 12 (13.48%) CSS3
8 10 (11.24%) Resque
8 10 (11.24%) Sass
9 9 (10.11%) Haml
10 7 (7.87%) AngularJS
10 7 (7.87%) RESTful
11 6 (6.74%) Dropwizard
11 6 (6.74%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (5.62%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (5.62%) jQuery
12 5 (5.62%) Node.js
13 4 (4.49%) React
13 4 (4.49%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Visualisation
2 5 (5.62%) MPEG
3 3 (3.37%) Wiki
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.25%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.25%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Online Games
5 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.12%) Social Media
5 1 (1.12%) Telematics
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Linux
2 14 (15.73%) Unix
3 6 (6.74%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.12%) CoreOS
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.12%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) TDD
2 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (47.19%) BDD
4 26 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (28.09%) Scrum
6 24 (26.97%) OO
7 19 (21.35%) Automated Testing
7 19 (21.35%) MVC
7 19 (21.35%) Test Automation
8 18 (20.22%) Front End Development
8 18 (20.22%) Microservices
9 17 (19.10%) OOP
10 12 (13.48%) Open Source
11 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
12 10 (11.24%) Auto-Scaling
12 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
13 9 (10.11%) Automation Testing
13 9 (10.11%) ETL
14 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 76 (85.39%) Ruby
2 39 (43.82%) JavaScript
3 32 (35.96%) Java
4 18 (20.22%) Python
5 10 (11.24%) C#
5 10 (11.24%) Scala
6 8 (8.99%) SQL
7 4 (4.49%) C++
8 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.37%) Clojure
8 3 (3.37%) RubyMotion
9 2 (2.25%) Go
10 1 (1.12%) ES6
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) QA
2 10 (11.24%) SDET
3 2 (2.25%) WCAG
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) HDFS
3 1 (1.12%) Btrfs
3 1 (1.12%) iptables
3 1 (1.12%) KVM
3 1 (1.12%) LXC
3 1 (1.12%) Snort
3 1 (1.12%) Squid
3 1 (1.12%) Varnish
3 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) Capistrano
2 2 (2.25%) Oozie
3 1 (1.12%) Ansible
3 1 (1.12%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.12%) Nessus
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) rkt
3 1 (1.12%) systemd
Vendors
1 4 (4.49%) Rackspace
2 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.12%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.12%) VMware
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