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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 560 568 518
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -50
Contract jobs citing RSpec 62 74 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 0.98% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 82
Median daily rate £413 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £324 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
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
8346 7568 6664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.81% 14.33% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5641 5054 4489
Median daily rate £431 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 163 104
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £24.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.08 £45.00 £57.50
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 36 £450 +2.27% 13
Yorkshire - 11 £365 - 1
North East -17 10 £300 -2.43% 1
West Midlands - 5 £350 -
South East +2 2 £350 -17.64%
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 77 (70.64%) Ruby
2 71 (65.14%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (65.14%) Cucumber
3 63 (57.80%) TDD
4 60 (55.05%) Ruby on Rails
5 53 (48.62%) JavaScript
6 49 (44.95%) Jenkins
7 47 (43.12%) Git (software)
8 42 (38.53%) JUnit
9 40 (36.70%) CSS
10 39 (35.78%) Automated Testing
11 38 (34.86%) Web Services
12 37 (33.94%) HTML
12 37 (33.94%) Selenium
13 36 (33.03%) BDD
14 33 (30.28%) Scrum
15 32 (29.36%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (28.44%) Java
17 30 (27.52%) OO
17 30 (27.52%) NoSQL
18 27 (24.77%) Test Automation
19 25 (22.94%) Capybara
20 24 (22.02%) HTML5
20 24 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (22.02%) WebDriver
20 24 (22.02%) Front End Development
21 23 (21.10%) QA
21 23 (21.10%) JSON
22 22 (20.18%) Unix
22 22 (20.18%) OOP

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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 8 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.51%) GitHub
3 15 (13.76%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (13.76%) Amazon S3
4 14 (12.84%) Amazon SQS
4 14 (12.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (11.01%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (10.09%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (9.17%) SaaS
8 4 (3.67%) Heroku
9 3 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.92%) Route 53
10 1 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) Internet
2 5 (4.59%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.52%) NoSQL
2 17 (15.60%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (15.60%) Relational Database
3 14 (12.84%) RDBMS
4 12 (11.01%) Redis
5 8 (7.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (7.34%) SimpleDB
6 7 (6.42%) MySQL
7 6 (5.50%) Hadoop
8 5 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
9 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
10 3 (2.75%) Big Data
11 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.83%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.92%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.92%) DB2
12 1 (0.92%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 71 (65.14%) Cucumber
2 49 (44.95%) Jenkins
3 47 (43.12%) Git (software)
4 42 (38.53%) JUnit
5 37 (33.94%) Selenium
6 25 (22.94%) Capybara
7 24 (22.02%) WebDriver
8 15 (13.76%) JIRA
8 15 (13.76%) Maven
8 15 (13.76%) Mockito
9 11 (10.09%) Subversion
10 6 (5.50%) Grunt
11 5 (4.59%) Vagrant
12 4 (3.67%) git-flow
12 4 (3.67%) WATIR
13 3 (2.75%) Bower
14 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
14 2 (1.83%) PyUnit
14 2 (1.83%) SonarQube
14 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (12.84%) Games
2 4 (3.67%) Marketing
3 2 (1.83%) Finance
3 2 (1.83%) Retail
3 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.92%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 60 (55.05%) Developer
2 31 (28.44%) Ruby Developer
3 20 (18.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 19 (17.43%) Test Engineer
5 17 (15.60%) QA Engineer
6 15 (13.76%) QA Test Engineer
7 14 (12.84%) Quality Engineer
8 10 (9.17%) Analyst
8 10 (9.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (9.17%) Test Analyst
9 9 (8.26%) Developer in Test
9 9 (8.26%) Java Developer
9 9 (8.26%) Ruby Engineer
9 9 (8.26%) Tester
10 8 (7.34%) Analyst Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Software Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) Test Automation Developer
11 6 (5.50%) Automation Tester
11 6 (5.50%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (55.05%) Ruby on Rails
2 40 (36.70%) CSS
3 38 (34.86%) Web Services
4 37 (33.94%) HTML
5 24 (22.02%) HTML5
6 23 (21.10%) JSON
7 18 (16.51%) CSS3
7 18 (16.51%) REST
8 15 (13.76%) Gherkin
8 15 (13.76%) jQuery
9 13 (11.93%) RESTful
9 13 (11.93%) Sass
10 12 (11.01%) Node.js
10 12 (11.01%) Resque
11 11 (10.09%) AngularJS
11 11 (10.09%) Haml
12 10 (9.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (6.42%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (6.42%) XML
14 6 (5.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) User Experience
3 5 (4.59%) Wiki
4 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.75%) MPEG
4 3 (2.75%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.83%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.92%) BBC
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) Online Games
6 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Unix
2 21 (19.27%) Linux
3 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (65.14%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (57.80%) TDD
3 39 (35.78%) Automated Testing
4 36 (33.03%) BDD
5 33 (30.28%) Scrum
6 32 (29.36%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (27.52%) OO
8 27 (24.77%) Test Automation
9 24 (22.02%) Front End Development
10 22 (20.18%) Microservices
10 22 (20.18%) OOP
11 21 (19.27%) Automation Testing
12 17 (15.60%) Web Testing
13 16 (14.68%) MVC
14 14 (12.84%) Auto-Scaling
14 14 (12.84%) Software Engineering
14 14 (12.84%) Test Scripting
15 13 (11.93%) Defect Tracking
16 12 (11.01%) User Stories
17 11 (10.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 77 (70.64%) Ruby
2 53 (48.62%) JavaScript
3 31 (28.44%) Java
4 21 (19.27%) Scala
5 11 (10.09%) SQL
6 10 (9.17%) Python
7 7 (6.42%) C#
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
9 3 (2.75%) C++
9 3 (2.75%) Clojure
9 3 (2.75%) Go
10 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.83%) Perl
11 1 (0.92%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.92%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.10%) QA
2 11 (10.09%) WCAG
3 10 (9.17%) SDET
4 3 (2.75%) GCP
5 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.67%) Puppet
3 2 (1.83%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.92%) Marathon
4 1 (0.92%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (3.67%) Apigee
2 2 (1.83%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle
3 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.92%) Teradata
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