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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 517 513 506
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing RSpec 74 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 1.09% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 53
Average daily rate £350 £430 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
7033 6302 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.87% 13.53% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4725 4299 3444
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 113 117
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £16.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £47.50 £48.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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 14 February 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

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 29 £438 -2.77% 9
South East +17 20 £325 -17.72%
South West - 17 £350 - 1
North East - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 4
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (95.27%) Ruby
2 104 (70.27%) Ruby on Rails
3 94 (63.51%) Git (software)
4 88 (59.46%) Cucumber
5 81 (54.73%) JavaScript
6 79 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (48.65%) TDD
7 72 (48.65%) Jenkins
8 63 (42.57%) Scrum
8 63 (42.57%) Linux
9 62 (41.89%) CSS
10 60 (40.54%) BDD
11 55 (37.16%) Capybara
12 50 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (33.11%) Amazon AWS
13 49 (33.11%) HTML
14 45 (30.41%) Web Services
14 45 (30.41%) GitHub
15 41 (27.70%) Test Automation
16 40 (27.03%) Java
17 38 (25.68%) Unix
18 36 (24.32%) Capistrano
19 35 (23.65%) RESTful
19 35 (23.65%) Kanban
20 34 (22.97%) NoSQL
21 33 (22.30%) jQuery
22 31 (20.95%) Python
23 30 (20.27%) JUnit
23 30 (20.27%) HTTP
23 30 (20.27%) git-flow

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (9.46%) Apache
2 12 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (8.11%) Node.js
3 5 (3.38%) nginx
4 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.03%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.68%) Drupal
6 1 (0.68%) Lightstreamer
6 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.35%) MS Office
2 2 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (33.11%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (30.41%) GitHub
3 25 (16.89%) Heroku
4 8 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (4.05%) Amazon S3
6 6 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.35%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.68%) PaaS
9 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.27%) HTTP
2 13 (8.78%) DHCP
2 13 (8.78%) DNS
3 7 (4.73%) Internet
4 3 (2.03%) IPsec
4 3 (2.03%) IPv6
4 3 (2.03%) OpenVPN
4 3 (2.03%) OSPF
4 3 (2.03%) SSH
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.97%) NoSQL
2 29 (19.59%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (12.16%) MongoDB
4 17 (11.49%) MySQL
5 14 (9.46%) Redis
6 13 (8.78%) Relational Database
7 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database
8 6 (4.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (4.05%) SimpleDB
9 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.03%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.35%) HBase
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.68%) Datomic
11 1 (0.68%) GIS
11 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 94 (63.51%) Git (software)
2 88 (59.46%) Cucumber
3 72 (48.65%) Jenkins
4 55 (37.16%) Capybara
5 30 (20.27%) git-flow
5 30 (20.27%) JUnit
6 23 (15.54%) Selenium
7 19 (12.84%) JIRA
8 17 (11.49%) RubyGems
8 17 (11.49%) Subversion
9 14 (9.46%) WebDriver
10 11 (7.43%) Jasmine
11 7 (4.73%) Mockito
11 7 (4.73%) Vagrant
12 6 (4.05%) Maven
13 5 (3.38%) HP UFT
13 5 (3.38%) LoadRunner
13 5 (3.38%) Mocha
14 4 (2.70%) Appium
15 3 (2.03%) GitLab
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Games
2 7 (4.73%) Marketing
3 1 (0.68%) Back Office
3 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (69.59%) Developer
2 56 (37.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 54 (36.49%) Ruby Developer
4 10 (6.76%) Administrator
5 9 (6.08%) HTML Developer
5 9 (6.08%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (6.08%) Tester
6 8 (5.41%) AWS Administrator
6 8 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.73%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.05%) Developer in Test
8 6 (4.05%) Ruby Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) HTML CSS Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (70.27%) Ruby on Rails
2 62 (41.89%) CSS
3 49 (33.11%) HTML
4 45 (30.41%) Web Services
5 35 (23.65%) RESTful
6 33 (22.30%) jQuery
7 24 (16.22%) Sass
8 18 (12.16%) Sinatra
9 15 (10.14%) HTML5
10 13 (8.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (8.11%) Backbone.js
12 11 (7.43%) AngularJS
12 11 (7.43%) CSS3
12 11 (7.43%) Middleware
13 9 (6.08%) Gherkin
13 9 (6.08%) Phusion Passenger
13 9 (6.08%) Velocity
14 7 (4.73%) .NET
14 7 (4.73%) Ember.js
14 7 (4.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.78%) Visualisation
3 10 (6.76%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.38%) MPEG
6 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.70%) Social Media
6 4 (2.70%) User Experience
7 3 (2.03%) Wiki
8 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.35%) Fintech
8 2 (1.35%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.35%) Telematics
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Derivative
9 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.68%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.57%) Linux
2 38 (25.68%) Unix
3 15 (10.14%) Mac OS X
4 11 (7.43%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.38%) Windows
6 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.03%) CoreOS
7 3 (2.03%) SmartOS
8 2 (1.35%) AIX
8 2 (1.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (48.65%) TDD
3 63 (42.57%) Scrum
4 60 (40.54%) BDD
5 50 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (27.70%) Test Automation
7 35 (23.65%) Kanban
8 27 (18.24%) Open Source
9 23 (15.54%) DevOps
10 19 (12.84%) API Design
11 17 (11.49%) Configuration Management
11 17 (11.49%) Web Development
12 15 (10.14%) Migration
12 15 (10.14%) Unit Testing
13 13 (8.78%) Integration Testing
13 13 (8.78%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (8.78%) Web Design
14 12 (8.11%) Data Migration
14 12 (8.11%) ETL
14 12 (8.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 141 (95.27%) Ruby
2 81 (54.73%) JavaScript
3 40 (27.03%) Java
4 31 (20.95%) Python
5 21 (14.19%) SQL
6 20 (13.51%) Scala
7 10 (6.76%) CoffeeScript
8 9 (6.08%) C#
9 7 (4.73%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.38%) Clojure
10 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.38%) VB
11 3 (2.03%) PHP
12 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.68%) Erlang
13 1 (0.68%) ES6
13 1 (0.68%) Go
13 1 (0.68%) Groovy
13 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.49%) Degree
3 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 6 (4.05%) SDET
3 5 (3.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) Docker
2 7 (4.73%) Varnish
3 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.70%) Squid
4 3 (2.03%) Btrfs
4 3 (2.03%) iptables
4 3 (2.03%) KVM
4 3 (2.03%) LXC
4 3 (2.03%) Snort
4 3 (2.03%) vCloud
5 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 36 (24.32%) Capistrano
2 23 (15.54%) Puppet
3 15 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.05%) Ansible
5 3 (2.03%) CFEngine
5 3 (2.03%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.03%) Nessus
5 3 (2.03%) systemd
6 2 (1.35%) Mesos
7 1 (0.68%) Nagios
7 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (9.46%) Red Hat
2 10 (6.76%) Oracle
3 5 (3.38%) Facebook
3 5 (3.38%) HP
3 5 (3.38%) Twitter
4 3 (2.03%) Akamai
4 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.03%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.03%) VMware
5 2 (1.35%) New Relic
5 2 (1.35%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe
6 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.68%) F5
6 1 (0.68%) Fiorano
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
6 1 (0.68%) Terracotta
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago