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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 494 488 492
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing RSpec 70 58 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.10% 1.06% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 15
Average daily rate
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£428 £423 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% +15.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £320 £365
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £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
6384 5469 4647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.40% 11.96% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4275 3515 2999
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 106 155
Average hourly rate £36.20 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.56 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.65 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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

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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 27 February 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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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 -3 53 £438 +2.94% 16
South East -22 15 £385 +28.33% 6
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 114 (89.06%) Ruby
2 79 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (58.59%) Cucumber
4 73 (57.03%) Ruby on Rails
5 49 (38.28%) JavaScript
6 48 (37.50%) Puppet
7 47 (36.72%) BDD
8 46 (35.94%) Web Services
9 45 (35.16%) TDD
9 45 (35.16%) Git (software)
10 44 (34.38%) Java
11 43 (33.59%) Linux
11 43 (33.59%) Scrum
12 40 (31.25%) Sinatra
13 33 (25.78%) CSS
14 31 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (23.44%) Test Automation
16 29 (22.66%) Selenium
17 28 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
18 26 (20.31%) Jenkins
18 26 (20.31%) JUnit
19 25 (19.53%) Amazon EC2
20 23 (17.97%) Memcached
20 23 (17.97%) Vagrant
21 21 (16.41%) Open Source
22 20 (15.63%) UNIX
23 19 (14.84%) DevOps
24 18 (14.06%) RESTful
24 18 (14.06%) jQuery
24 18 (14.06%) Maven

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (11.72%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.59%) nginx
2 11 (8.59%) Node.js
3 9 (7.03%) Apache Solr
4 8 (6.25%) Confluence
5 4 (3.13%) Apache
6 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.78%) JBoss
7 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Office
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (19.53%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (11.72%) Amazon S3
4 11 (8.59%) Heroku
5 8 (6.25%) GitHub
6 6 (4.69%) IaaS
6 6 (4.69%) PaaS
7 5 (3.91%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (3.91%) SaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) Internet
2 7 (5.47%) LDAP
3 6 (4.69%) SSL
4 5 (3.91%) DSL
4 5 (3.91%) Firewall
4 5 (3.91%) Network Security
5 2 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) MySQL
2 11 (8.59%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.81%) NoSQL
3 10 (7.81%) Redis
4 8 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.69%) Hazelcast
6 5 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (3.13%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.34%) Big Data
9 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.78%) HBase
Development Applications
1 75 (58.59%) Cucumber
2 45 (35.16%) Git (software)
3 29 (22.66%) Selenium
4 26 (20.31%) JUnit
4 26 (20.31%) Jenkins
5 18 (14.06%) Maven
6 16 (12.50%) Capybara
7 10 (7.81%) JIRA
8 9 (7.03%) JMeter
8 9 (7.03%) Mockito
9 8 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (6.25%) SoapUI
10 6 (4.69%) Jasmine
10 6 (4.69%) WATIR
11 5 (3.91%) Hudson
12 4 (3.13%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.34%) Subversion
14 2 (1.56%) Behat
14 2 (1.56%) Calabash
General
1 12 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Electronics
3 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (45.31%) Developer
2 20 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 15 (11.72%) Ruby Developer
4 14 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.59%) Senior Developer
5 11 (8.59%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Lead Developer
8 8 (6.25%) QA Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.69%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.69%) Tester
11 5 (3.91%) Architect
11 5 (3.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) Analyst
12 4 (3.13%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.13%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
13 3 (2.34%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (57.03%) Ruby on Rails
2 46 (35.94%) Web Services
3 40 (31.25%) Sinatra
4 33 (25.78%) CSS
5 23 (17.97%) Memcached
6 18 (14.06%) jQuery
6 18 (14.06%) RESTful
7 17 (13.28%) HTML
8 16 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
8 16 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 16 (12.50%) NSQ
9 14 (10.94%) REST
10 13 (10.16%) JSON
11 11 (8.59%) Ajax
11 11 (8.59%) HTML5
12 10 (7.81%) Spring
12 10 (7.81%) Spring MVC
13 9 (7.03%) Hibernate
13 9 (7.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Open Source
2 4 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.78%) DTV
4 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.78%) Statistics
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 43 (33.59%) Linux
2 20 (15.63%) UNIX
3 6 (4.69%) CentOS
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.72%) BDD
3 45 (35.16%) TDD
4 43 (33.59%) Scrum
5 31 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (23.44%) Test Automation
7 19 (14.84%) DevOps
8 17 (13.28%) Configuration Management
9 16 (12.50%) MVC
10 15 (11.72%) Kanban
11 12 (9.38%) Web Development
11 12 (9.38%) Pair Programming
12 11 (8.59%) SOA
13 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.03%) Refactoring
13 9 (7.03%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (6.25%) Software Architecture
14 8 (6.25%) OO
14 8 (6.25%) Project Management
15 7 (5.47%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 114 (89.06%) Ruby
2 49 (38.28%) JavaScript
3 44 (34.38%) Java
4 17 (13.28%) SQL
5 8 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.13%) Golang
7 3 (2.34%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (2.34%) Scala
7 3 (2.34%) PHP
8 2 (1.56%) Python
8 2 (1.56%) Erlang
8 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.56%) Clojure
9 1 (0.78%) R
9 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) VCP4
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.28%) Varnish
2 16 (12.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (8.59%) Docker
4 10 (7.81%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (37.50%) Puppet
2 23 (17.97%) Vagrant
3 15 (11.72%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (8.59%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.78%) yum
5 1 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.56%) Wall Street Systems
2 2 (1.56%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.78%) SAP
3 1 (0.78%) HP
3 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.78%) VMware
3 1 (0.78%) Tripwire
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