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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 537 499 491
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -8
Contract jobs citing RSpec 61 47 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.099% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 0.86% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 30
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £475 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £331
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
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
6760 5495 5517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.82% 11.60% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4715 3615 3319
Average daily rate £400 £389 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 123 225
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.07 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £18.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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 +4 35 £450 +12.50% 18
South East -14 17 £470 +44.61% 3
North West +2 4 £325 -13.33%
East of England - 2 £400 - 1
South West - 1 £500 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 143 (81.25%) Ruby
2 125 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (57.39%) Cucumber
4 85 (48.30%) Ruby on Rails
5 78 (44.32%) TDD
6 77 (43.75%) BDD
7 69 (39.20%) Linux
8 59 (33.52%) Scrum
9 58 (32.95%) Puppet
10 52 (29.55%) Git (software)
11 51 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (28.98%) JavaScript
12 50 (28.41%) Jenkins
13 46 (26.14%) Web Services
14 44 (25.00%) Test Automation
15 43 (24.43%) CSS
16 41 (23.30%) Java
16 41 (23.30%) Sinatra
17 39 (22.16%) Selenium
18 37 (21.02%) MongoDB
18 37 (21.02%) Vagrant
19 34 (19.32%) HTML
20 33 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
21 31 (17.61%) DevOps
22 30 (17.05%) Amazon S3
23 27 (15.34%) HTML5
23 27 (15.34%) Capybara
24 26 (14.77%) UNIX
25 25 (14.20%) JUnit
25 25 (14.20%) PostgreSQL

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 17 (9.66%) Tomcat
2 13 (7.39%) Apache
3 7 (3.98%) Node.js
4 6 (3.41%) Confluence
5 5 (2.84%) nginx
6 4 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.14%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.68%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.27%) MS Office
2 4 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.05%) Amazon S3
2 23 (13.07%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.39%) Heroku
5 11 (6.25%) IaaS
5 11 (6.25%) PaaS
6 10 (5.68%) GitHub
7 4 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.68%) SSH
2 9 (5.11%) Internet
3 8 (4.55%) SSL
4 5 (2.84%) LDAP
5 4 (2.27%) Firewall
5 4 (2.27%) DSL
5 4 (2.27%) Network Security
6 1 (0.57%) HTTP
6 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.02%) MongoDB
2 25 (14.20%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (11.93%) NoSQL
4 15 (8.52%) Redis
5 14 (7.95%) Big Data
6 10 (5.68%) MySQL
7 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.70%) HBase
9 3 (1.70%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 101 (57.39%) Cucumber
2 52 (29.55%) Git (software)
3 50 (28.41%) Jenkins
4 39 (22.16%) Selenium
5 27 (15.34%) Capybara
6 25 (14.20%) JUnit
7 20 (11.36%) WATIR
8 17 (9.66%) Maven
9 10 (5.68%) WebDriver
9 10 (5.68%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (5.68%) Sublime Text
9 10 (5.68%) Jasmine
10 9 (5.11%) Mockito
10 9 (5.11%) JIRA
11 8 (4.55%) Hudson
12 7 (3.98%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.41%) JMeter
13 6 (3.41%) RubyGems
14 4 (2.27%) FitNesse
14 4 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (3.98%) Finance
2 4 (2.27%) Retail
3 3 (1.70%) Publishing
4 2 (1.14%) Marketing
4 2 (1.14%) Games
4 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 82 (46.59%) Developer
2 35 (19.89%) Ruby Developer
3 25 (14.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 13 (7.39%) Test Specialist
6 10 (5.68%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.55%) Consultant
7 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) Test Consultant
8 7 (3.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Tester
9 6 (3.41%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Automation Tester
10 5 (2.84%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Web Developer
10 5 (2.84%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (48.30%) Ruby on Rails
2 46 (26.14%) Web Services
3 43 (24.43%) CSS
4 41 (23.30%) Sinatra
5 34 (19.32%) HTML
6 27 (15.34%) HTML5
7 22 (12.50%) Backbone.js
8 21 (11.93%) jQuery
9 18 (10.23%) AngularJS
10 17 (9.66%) RESTful
11 16 (9.09%) Sass
12 13 (7.39%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (7.39%) NSQ
12 13 (7.39%) Memcached
12 13 (7.39%) ActiveMQ
13 12 (6.82%) Ajax
13 12 (6.82%) CSS3
14 11 (6.25%) JSON
15 10 (5.68%) Spring MVC
15 10 (5.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.20%) Open Source
2 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.27%) User Experience
4 3 (1.70%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.70%) Linked Data
4 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.70%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.70%) iPad
4 3 (1.70%) Statistics
5 2 (1.14%) iPhone
6 1 (0.57%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 69 (39.20%) Linux
2 26 (14.77%) UNIX
3 20 (11.36%) CentOS
4 10 (5.68%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.70%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.70%) AIX
5 3 (1.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (44.32%) TDD
3 77 (43.75%) BDD
4 59 (33.52%) Scrum
5 51 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 31 (17.61%) DevOps
8 18 (10.23%) Kanban
9 16 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 16 (9.09%) MVC
10 15 (8.52%) Automated Testing
10 15 (8.52%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.39%) Test Scripting
11 13 (7.39%) SOA
12 11 (6.25%) Automation Testing
12 11 (6.25%) Web Development
12 11 (6.25%) Pair Programming
13 9 (5.11%) Web Testing
14 8 (4.55%) OOP
14 8 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 143 (81.25%) Ruby
2 51 (28.98%) JavaScript
3 41 (23.30%) Java
4 17 (9.66%) SQL
5 13 (7.39%) Shell Script
6 12 (6.82%) Scala
7 10 (5.68%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.68%) Golang
8 8 (4.55%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (2.27%) PHP
9 4 (2.27%) Python
10 3 (1.70%) R
10 3 (1.70%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.70%) C#
11 2 (1.14%) Erlang
11 2 (1.14%) C++
11 2 (1.14%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 15 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.41%) Degree
4 5 (2.84%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.09%) Varnish
2 14 (7.95%) vCloud
3 13 (7.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (6.25%) VirtualBox
5 7 (3.98%) Docker
6 6 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (32.95%) Puppet
2 37 (21.02%) Vagrant
3 33 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (7.39%) Capistrano
5 10 (5.68%) ZABBIX
6 8 (4.55%) YUM
7 1 (0.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (7.95%) VMware
2 11 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 10 (5.68%) EMC
4 9 (5.11%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.41%) Rackspace
6 4 (2.27%) Tripwire
6 4 (2.27%) HP
7 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.14%) Perforce
8 1 (0.57%) IBM
8 1 (0.57%) SAP
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Rate: excellent day rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £380 - £475 per day
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago