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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 480 509 545
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +36
Contract jobs citing RSpec 100 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.49% 0.88% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 28 28
Average daily rate
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£403 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £346 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
6706 5770 5963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.78% 11.98% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4507 3829 3349
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 213
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.63 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +19 52 £450 +20.00% 17
South East +14 24 £408 +16.42% 2
South West - 8 £350 -
North West - 3 £313 -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 146 (82.02%) Ruby
2 134 (75.28%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (62.36%) Cucumber
4 80 (44.94%) BDD
5 77 (43.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 71 (39.89%) TDD
7 60 (33.71%) Scrum
8 57 (32.02%) Jenkins
9 56 (31.46%) JavaScript
9 56 (31.46%) Linux
10 55 (30.90%) Test Automation
11 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (26.97%) Puppet
13 46 (25.84%) Git (software)
13 46 (25.84%) Selenium
14 42 (23.60%) CSS
15 37 (20.79%) HTML
16 36 (20.22%) Web Services
17 35 (19.66%) MongoDB
18 34 (19.10%) Vagrant
18 34 (19.10%) Java
19 32 (17.98%) Capybara
19 32 (17.98%) Sinatra
20 31 (17.42%) JUnit
21 30 (16.85%) Opscode Chef
22 29 (16.29%) QA
23 28 (15.73%) jQuery
23 28 (15.73%) Automated Testing
23 28 (15.73%) HTML5
24 26 (14.61%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 11 (6.18%) Apache
2 10 (5.62%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.81%) Confluence
4 3 (1.69%) Node.js
4 3 (1.69%) nginx
4 3 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.12%) CMS
6 1 (0.56%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.56%) WordPress
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.69%) MS Office
2 3 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.92%) Amazon S3
2 20 (11.24%) GitHub
3 16 (8.99%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (6.74%) Heroku
6 11 (6.18%) IaaS
6 11 (6.18%) PaaS
7 3 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.62%) SSH
2 6 (3.37%) Internet
3 5 (2.81%) LDAP
4 4 (2.25%) SSL
5 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.66%) MongoDB
2 26 (14.61%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (9.55%) NoSQL
4 16 (8.99%) Redis
5 12 (6.74%) MySQL
5 12 (6.74%) Big Data
6 2 (1.12%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.12%) HBase
7 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 111 (62.36%) Cucumber
2 57 (32.02%) Jenkins
3 46 (25.84%) Git (software)
3 46 (25.84%) Selenium
4 32 (17.98%) Capybara
5 31 (17.42%) JUnit
6 24 (13.48%) WATIR
7 23 (12.92%) WebDriver
8 19 (10.67%) Jasmine
9 13 (7.30%) Maven
10 12 (6.74%) Calabash
11 11 (6.18%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (5.62%) Sublime Text
13 9 (5.06%) RubyGems
13 9 (5.06%) Hudson
14 8 (4.49%) JIRA
15 7 (3.93%) TeamCity
16 6 (3.37%) Mockito
17 5 (2.81%) JMeter
18 4 (2.25%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (3.37%) Publishing
1 6 (3.37%) Games
2 4 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (1.12%) Finance
4 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (46.63%) Developer
2 46 (25.84%) Ruby Developer
3 21 (11.80%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 18 (10.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (8.43%) Test Specialist
6 14 (7.87%) Consultant
7 12 (6.74%) Test Consultant
8 10 (5.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 9 (5.06%) Test Automation Consultant
9 9 (5.06%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.93%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Programmer
10 7 (3.93%) Tester
11 6 (3.37%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.81%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.81%) Architect
12 5 (2.81%) Software Architect
13 3 (1.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (43.26%) Ruby on Rails
2 42 (23.60%) CSS
3 37 (20.79%) HTML
4 36 (20.22%) Web Services
5 32 (17.98%) Sinatra
6 28 (15.73%) jQuery
6 28 (15.73%) HTML5
7 24 (13.48%) Backbone.js
8 19 (10.67%) AngularJS
9 15 (8.43%) CSS3
10 13 (7.30%) Sass
10 13 (7.30%) RESTful
11 9 (5.06%) Ajax
11 9 (5.06%) OAuth
12 8 (4.49%) OAuth2
13 7 (3.93%) REST
13 7 (3.93%) Ember.js
13 7 (3.93%) JSON
13 7 (3.93%) Spring MVC
13 7 (3.93%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.80%) Open Source
2 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.74%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.25%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.69%) User Experience
6 3 (1.69%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.12%) iPad
7 2 (1.12%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.12%) iPhone
7 2 (1.12%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.12%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 56 (31.46%) Linux
2 17 (9.55%) UNIX
3 16 (8.99%) CentOS
4 10 (5.62%) Mac OS
5 6 (3.37%) AIX
5 6 (3.37%) Solaris
5 6 (3.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (75.28%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (44.94%) BDD
3 71 (39.89%) TDD
4 60 (33.71%) Scrum
5 55 (30.90%) Test Automation
6 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (15.73%) Automated Testing
8 26 (14.61%) Test Scripting
9 23 (12.92%) DevOps
10 20 (11.24%) Automation Testing
11 19 (10.67%) Web Testing
12 15 (8.43%) Kanban
12 15 (8.43%) MVC
13 14 (7.87%) E-Commerce
14 13 (7.30%) SOA
14 13 (7.30%) Configuration Management
14 13 (7.30%) Pair Programming
15 10 (5.62%) Software Testing
16 9 (5.06%) User Stories
17 7 (3.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 146 (82.02%) Ruby
2 56 (31.46%) JavaScript
3 34 (19.10%) Java
4 16 (8.99%) SQL
5 14 (7.87%) Scala
6 13 (7.30%) Shell Script
7 10 (5.62%) CoffeeScript
8 9 (5.06%) Golang
9 7 (3.93%) PHP
10 6 (3.37%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.25%) C#
11 4 (2.25%) Python
12 2 (1.12%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.12%) C++
12 2 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) Degree
4 5 (2.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.29%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.87%) vCloud
2 9 (5.06%) Varnish
3 8 (4.49%) VirtualBox
4 6 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.69%) Docker
7 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (26.97%) Puppet
2 34 (19.10%) Vagrant
3 30 (16.85%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (7.30%) Capistrano
5 12 (6.74%) ZABBIX
6 10 (5.62%) YUM
7 3 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (7.87%) VMware
1 14 (7.87%) Rackspace
2 11 (6.18%) Red Hat
3 10 (5.62%) EMC
4 8 (4.49%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.25%) Tripwire
6 3 (1.69%) HP
7 2 (1.12%) IBM
7 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.12%) Perforce
8 1 (0.56%) JBoss
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