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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 484 505 543
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +38
Contract jobs citing RSpec 96 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.45% 0.99% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 33 31
Average daily rate
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£428 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -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
6615 5751 5924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.72% 11.95% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4460 3815 3321
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 221
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 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

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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 1 October 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 +2 46 £450 +16.12% 13
South East +10 24 £431 +23.21% 2
South West - 9 £350 -
North West -7 3 £313 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £625 -
West Midlands - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 149 (82.78%) Ruby
2 135 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (61.11%) Cucumber
4 79 (43.89%) Ruby on Rails
4 79 (43.89%) BDD
5 71 (39.44%) TDD
6 59 (32.78%) Scrum
6 59 (32.78%) Linux
7 56 (31.11%) Jenkins
8 55 (30.56%) JavaScript
9 54 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (29.44%) Test Automation
11 51 (28.33%) Puppet
12 47 (26.11%) Git (software)
13 44 (24.44%) Selenium
14 42 (23.33%) CSS
15 37 (20.56%) Web Services
15 37 (20.56%) HTML
15 37 (20.56%) MongoDB
16 34 (18.89%) Sinatra
16 34 (18.89%) Vagrant
17 33 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
17 33 (18.33%) Java
18 31 (17.22%) Capybara
19 30 (16.67%) JUnit
20 28 (15.56%) jQuery
20 28 (15.56%) QA
20 28 (15.56%) HTML5
21 27 (15.00%) Automated Testing
22 26 (14.44%) PostgreSQL

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.11%) Apache
2 10 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.78%) Confluence
4 3 (1.67%) Node.js
4 3 (1.67%) nginx
4 3 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.56%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.67%) MS Office
2 3 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.78%) Amazon S3
2 20 (11.11%) GitHub
3 16 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.22%) IaaS
4 13 (7.22%) PaaS
4 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (6.67%) Heroku
6 3 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.56%) SSH
2 6 (3.33%) Internet
3 5 (2.78%) LDAP
4 4 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.56%) MongoDB
2 26 (14.44%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 16 (8.89%) Redis
5 12 (6.67%) MySQL
5 12 (6.67%) Big Data
6 2 (1.11%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.11%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.11%) HBase
7 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 110 (61.11%) Cucumber
2 56 (31.11%) Jenkins
3 47 (26.11%) Git (software)
4 44 (24.44%) Selenium
5 31 (17.22%) Capybara
6 30 (16.67%) JUnit
7 23 (12.78%) WATIR
8 21 (11.67%) WebDriver
9 19 (10.56%) Jasmine
10 13 (7.22%) Maven
11 12 (6.67%) Calabash
12 11 (6.11%) Karma Test Runner
13 10 (5.56%) Sublime Text
14 9 (5.00%) RubyGems
14 9 (5.00%) Hudson
15 7 (3.89%) TeamCity
15 7 (3.89%) JIRA
16 6 (3.33%) Mockito
17 5 (2.78%) JMeter
18 4 (2.22%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (3.33%) Games
1 6 (3.33%) Publishing
2 4 (2.22%) Retail
3 3 (1.67%) Finance
4 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (45.56%) Developer
2 47 (26.11%) Ruby Developer
3 21 (11.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 21 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (8.33%) Test Specialist
5 13 (7.22%) Consultant
6 11 (6.11%) Test Consultant
7 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 9 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Test Automation Consultant
10 7 (3.89%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.89%) Tester
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.89%) Programmer
11 6 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Architect
12 5 (2.78%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (43.89%) Ruby on Rails
2 42 (23.33%) CSS
3 37 (20.56%) Web Services
3 37 (20.56%) HTML
4 34 (18.89%) Sinatra
5 28 (15.56%) jQuery
5 28 (15.56%) HTML5
6 24 (13.33%) Backbone.js
7 19 (10.56%) AngularJS
8 15 (8.33%) CSS3
9 13 (7.22%) Sass
9 13 (7.22%) RESTful
10 9 (5.00%) OAuth
10 9 (5.00%) Ajax
11 8 (4.44%) OAuth2
12 7 (3.89%) REST
12 7 (3.89%) Ember.js
12 7 (3.89%) LAMP
12 7 (3.89%) Spring
12 7 (3.89%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Open Source
2 13 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.11%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.67%) Linked Data
6 3 (1.67%) User Experience
7 2 (1.11%) iPhone
7 2 (1.11%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.11%) Statistics
7 2 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.11%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.11%) iPad
7 2 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.78%) Linux
2 18 (10.00%) UNIX
3 16 (8.89%) CentOS
4 10 (5.56%) Mac OS
5 6 (3.33%) AIX
5 6 (3.33%) Solaris
5 6 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (43.89%) BDD
3 71 (39.44%) TDD
4 59 (32.78%) Scrum
5 54 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (29.44%) Test Automation
7 27 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 26 (14.44%) DevOps
9 25 (13.89%) Test Scripting
10 19 (10.56%) Automation Testing
11 18 (10.00%) Web Testing
12 16 (8.89%) Configuration Management
12 16 (8.89%) Kanban
13 15 (8.33%) MVC
13 15 (8.33%) E-Commerce
14 14 (7.78%) SOA
14 14 (7.78%) Pair Programming
15 10 (5.56%) Software Testing
16 9 (5.00%) User Stories
17 7 (3.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (82.78%) Ruby
2 55 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 33 (18.33%) Java
4 16 (8.89%) SQL
5 13 (7.22%) Scala
5 13 (7.22%) Shell Script
6 10 (5.56%) CoffeeScript
7 9 (5.00%) Golang
8 7 (3.89%) PHP
9 6 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.22%) Python
10 4 (2.22%) C#
11 2 (1.11%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.11%) C++
11 2 (1.11%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.89%) Degree
4 5 (2.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.56%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.78%) vCloud
2 10 (5.56%) Varnish
3 8 (4.44%) VirtualBox
4 6 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.67%) Docker
7 2 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (28.33%) Puppet
2 34 (18.89%) Vagrant
3 33 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (7.22%) Capistrano
5 12 (6.67%) ZABBIX
6 10 (5.56%) YUM
7 3 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (7.78%) VMware
1 14 (7.78%) Rackspace
2 11 (6.11%) Red Hat
3 10 (5.56%) EMC
4 8 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.22%) Tripwire
6 3 (1.67%) HP
7 2 (1.11%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.11%) Perforce
7 2 (1.11%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) JBoss
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Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, South East, United Kingdom
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 23 days ago