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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 512 472 515
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +43
Contract jobs citing RSpec 74 83 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 1.36% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 70 23
Average daily rate
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£425 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £315 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
6772 6098 5158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.36% 12.73% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4523 3938 3275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 134 145
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £32.50 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.24 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -21 53 £425 +6.25% 12
South East -9 13 £400 +9.58% 6
North East -29 3 £283 -19.28% 2
North West - 2 £335 - 2
East of England - 2 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 152 (95.60%) Ruby
2 96 (60.38%) Ruby on Rails
2 96 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (52.83%) Cucumber
4 76 (47.80%) JavaScript
4 76 (47.80%) TDD
5 64 (40.25%) BDD
6 54 (33.96%) Scrum
7 48 (30.19%) Git (software)
8 43 (27.04%) Selenium
9 40 (25.16%) Test Automation
10 39 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (23.90%) Puppet
12 37 (23.27%) CSS
13 36 (22.64%) Web Services
13 36 (22.64%) UNIX
14 35 (22.01%) Sinatra
15 34 (21.38%) Linux
16 33 (20.75%) HTML
17 28 (17.61%) Java
17 28 (17.61%) Backbone.js
17 28 (17.61%) Node.js
18 27 (16.98%) AngularJS
19 26 (16.35%) Jenkins
19 26 (16.35%) QA
20 25 (15.72%) MySQL
21 24 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
22 22 (13.84%) JUnit
22 22 (13.84%) Capybara
23 20 (12.58%) REST

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 28 (17.61%) Node.js
2 9 (5.66%) Confluence
2 9 (5.66%) nginx
3 6 (3.77%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.77%) Apache
4 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) MS Office
1 7 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.58%) Heroku
2 19 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (10.06%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (5.03%) SaaS
5 7 (4.40%) GitHub
6 6 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.26%) IaaS
7 2 (1.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) LDAP
1 3 (1.89%) Internet
2 2 (1.26%) HTTP
2 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.72%) MySQL
2 24 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.92%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.29%) Redis
5 7 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.26%) HBase
8 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.63%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 84 (52.83%) Cucumber
2 48 (30.19%) Git (software)
3 43 (27.04%) Selenium
4 26 (16.35%) Jenkins
5 22 (13.84%) Capybara
5 22 (13.84%) JUnit
6 14 (8.81%) WebDriver
6 14 (8.81%) JIRA
7 13 (8.18%) Jasmine
8 9 (5.66%) WATIR
8 9 (5.66%) Maven
9 8 (5.03%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.40%) RubyGems
10 7 (4.40%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.40%) JMeter
11 5 (3.14%) Subversion
12 4 (2.52%) Calabash
13 2 (1.26%) Grunt
13 2 (1.26%) PhantomJS
13 2 (1.26%) Appium
General
1 17 (10.69%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Marketing
3 4 (2.52%) Publishing
4 3 (1.89%) Games
4 3 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 82 (51.57%) Developer
2 40 (25.16%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 23 (14.47%) Ruby Developer
4 15 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 14 (8.81%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 13 (8.18%) QA Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Lead Developer
7 12 (7.55%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (5.66%) Architect
8 9 (5.66%) Tester
9 8 (5.03%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.03%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.40%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.40%) AWS Developer
11 6 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (60.38%) Ruby on Rails
2 37 (23.27%) CSS
3 36 (22.64%) Web Services
4 35 (22.01%) Sinatra
5 33 (20.75%) HTML
6 28 (17.61%) Backbone.js
7 27 (16.98%) AngularJS
8 20 (12.58%) REST
9 17 (10.69%) Memcached
10 16 (10.06%) HTML5
11 13 (8.18%) Ember.js
11 13 (8.18%) React
12 12 (7.55%) .NET
13 11 (6.92%) jQuery
14 9 (5.66%) CSS3
14 9 (5.66%) RESTful
15 7 (4.40%) Underscore.js
15 7 (4.40%) NSQ
15 7 (4.40%) Gherkin
15 7 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.89%) iPhone
2 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.26%) RIA
3 2 (1.26%) Online Gambling
3 2 (1.26%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.63%) iPad
4 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.63%) User Experience
4 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.64%) UNIX
2 34 (21.38%) Linux
3 3 (1.89%) Windows
4 2 (1.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (47.80%) TDD
3 64 (40.25%) BDD
4 54 (33.96%) Scrum
5 40 (25.16%) Test Automation
6 39 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.95%) E-Commerce
7 19 (11.95%) DevOps
8 17 (10.69%) Open Source
8 17 (10.69%) Pair Programming
8 17 (10.69%) MVC
9 16 (10.06%) OO
10 12 (7.55%) Software Engineering
10 12 (7.55%) Domain-Driven Design
10 12 (7.55%) Automation Testing
11 11 (6.92%) SDLC
12 10 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (6.29%) Refactoring
13 9 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (5.66%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 152 (95.60%) Ruby
2 76 (47.80%) JavaScript
3 28 (17.61%) Java
4 12 (7.55%) SQL
4 12 (7.55%) Go
5 5 (3.14%) Python
5 5 (3.14%) C#
6 4 (2.52%) PHP
7 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.89%) Clojure
8 2 (1.26%) Scala
8 2 (1.26%) Groovy
9 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 2 (1.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.63%) ISEB
2 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.35%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.03%) Varnish
2 7 (4.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.52%) Docker
4 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (23.90%) Puppet
2 13 (8.18%) Vagrant
3 11 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.29%) Ansible
4 10 (6.29%) Capistrano
5 3 (1.89%) Mesos
Vendors
1 16 (10.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.40%) Rackspace
3 4 (2.52%) Oracle
4 2 (1.26%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (0.63%) Sencha
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