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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 579 559 492
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -67
Contract jobs citing RSpec 56 70 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.95% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 98
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £317 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.06% +6.66%
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
8298 7362 6634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.48% 13.89% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5656 4905 4313
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 127 118
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.02 £47.50 £51.00
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 25 August 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

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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 25 August 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 +1 43 £450 - 9
Yorkshire - 7 £370 -
North East -30 4 £300 -2.43%
South East -10 2 £350 -17.64% 1
North West +9 1 - - 4
South West +8 1 £363 -39.58% 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (78.35%) Ruby
2 58 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (59.79%) TDD
2 58 (59.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 58 (59.79%) Cucumber
3 46 (47.42%) JavaScript
4 45 (46.39%) BDD
5 39 (40.21%) Git (software)
6 36 (37.11%) Scrum
7 35 (36.08%) CSS
7 35 (36.08%) Web Services
7 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
8 34 (35.05%) JUnit
9 31 (31.96%) Java
9 31 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (31.96%) Capybara
10 30 (30.93%) NoSQL
11 29 (29.90%) HTML
12 27 (27.84%) OO
13 24 (24.74%) Automated Testing
13 24 (24.74%) Selenium
14 23 (23.71%) Test Automation
14 23 (23.71%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (22.68%) Gherkin
16 21 (21.65%) Microservices
17 20 (20.62%) OOP
18 19 (19.59%) Linux
18 19 (19.59%) Front End Development
19 18 (18.56%) Relational Database
19 18 (18.56%) REST

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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 9 (9.28%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.06%) Apache
2 2 (2.06%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.06%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.71%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (15.46%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (15.46%) Amazon S3
3 14 (14.43%) Amazon SQS
3 14 (14.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (13.40%) GitHub
5 11 (11.34%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (11.34%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (9.28%) SaaS
7 3 (3.09%) Heroku
8 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) Internet
2 6 (6.19%) HTTP
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.93%) NoSQL
2 18 (18.56%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (18.56%) Relational Database
3 14 (14.43%) RDBMS
3 14 (14.43%) Redis
4 10 (10.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (10.31%) SimpleDB
5 7 (7.22%) Hadoop
5 7 (7.22%) MySQL
6 5 (5.15%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
8 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.09%) Star Schema
9 2 (2.06%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.06%) Big Data
9 2 (2.06%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 58 (59.79%) Cucumber
2 39 (40.21%) Git (software)
3 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
4 34 (35.05%) JUnit
5 31 (31.96%) Capybara
6 24 (24.74%) Selenium
7 15 (15.46%) Mockito
8 13 (13.40%) JIRA
8 13 (13.40%) Subversion
8 13 (13.40%) WebDriver
9 12 (12.37%) Maven
10 7 (7.22%) Jasmine
11 5 (5.15%) git-flow
11 5 (5.15%) WATIR
12 4 (4.12%) NUnit
13 3 (3.09%) Bower
13 3 (3.09%) Grunt
13 3 (3.09%) PigUnit
13 3 (3.09%) Protractor
13 3 (3.09%) PyUnit
General
1 6 (6.19%) Games
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 59 (60.82%) Developer
2 35 (36.08%) Ruby Developer
3 18 (18.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (12.37%) Developer in Test
5 11 (11.34%) Senior Developer
5 11 (11.34%) Tester
6 10 (10.31%) Analyst
6 10 (10.31%) Analyst Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (10.31%) Java Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Test Analyst
6 10 (10.31%) Test Automation Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Ruby Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) Test Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) QA Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Automation Tester
9 6 (6.19%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (59.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 35 (36.08%) CSS
2 35 (36.08%) Web Services
3 29 (29.90%) HTML
4 22 (22.68%) Gherkin
5 18 (18.56%) REST
6 15 (15.46%) HTML5
7 14 (14.43%) CSS3
7 14 (14.43%) RESTful
8 10 (10.31%) jQuery
8 10 (10.31%) JSON
8 10 (10.31%) Node.js
8 10 (10.31%) Resque
9 9 (9.28%) Haml
10 8 (8.25%) Sass
10 8 (8.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (7.22%) AngularJS
12 6 (6.19%) Sinatra
12 6 (6.19%) Velocity
13 5 (5.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Wiki
2 4 (4.12%) MPEG
2 4 (4.12%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.06%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.03%) BBC
4 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.03%) iPad
4 1 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.03%) Online Games
4 1 (1.03%) Social Media
4 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Linux
2 16 (16.49%) Unix
3 4 (4.12%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
1 58 (59.79%) TDD
2 45 (46.39%) BDD
3 36 (37.11%) Scrum
4 31 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (27.84%) OO
6 24 (24.74%) Automated Testing
7 23 (23.71%) Test Automation
8 21 (21.65%) Microservices
9 20 (20.62%) OOP
10 19 (19.59%) Front End Development
11 17 (17.53%) MVC
12 14 (14.43%) Auto-Scaling
12 14 (14.43%) Software Engineering
13 13 (13.40%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (12.37%) Kanban
15 11 (11.34%) Automation Testing
16 10 (10.31%) Agile Testing
17 9 (9.28%) Open Source
18 8 (8.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (78.35%) Ruby
2 46 (47.42%) JavaScript
3 31 (31.96%) Java
4 13 (13.40%) Python
5 11 (11.34%) Scala
6 8 (8.25%) C#
6 8 (8.25%) SQL
7 4 (4.12%) C++
7 4 (4.12%) PHP
8 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.09%) Clojure
8 3 (3.09%) RubyMotion
9 2 (2.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) Degree
3 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.49%) QA
2 13 (13.40%) SDET
3 4 (4.12%) WCAG
4 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.03%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Docker
2 2 (2.06%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.06%) Capistrano
2 2 (2.06%) Oozie
3 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.12%) Apigee
1 4 (4.12%) Rackspace
2 3 (3.09%) Salesforce.com