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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 495 487 475
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing RSpec 62 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 1.00% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 46 18
Average daily rate
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£440 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £320 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £330 £135
% change year-on-year
+17.42% +144.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
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
6331 5210 4865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.63% 11.85% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4348 3361 3082
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 198
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 43 £450 +5.88% 15
South East +2 14 £400 +26.98% 1
North West -9 5 £325 -13.33% 3
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 115 (85.19%) Ruby
2 85 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (52.59%) Ruby on Rails
4 69 (51.11%) Cucumber
5 51 (37.78%) Puppet
6 49 (36.30%) Linux
7 48 (35.56%) Web Services
7 48 (35.56%) BDD
8 47 (34.81%) Git (software)
9 46 (34.07%) Java
9 46 (34.07%) JavaScript
9 46 (34.07%) TDD
10 43 (31.85%) Scrum
11 39 (28.89%) Selenium
11 39 (28.89%) Sinatra
12 38 (28.15%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (25.19%) CSS
14 32 (23.70%) Jenkins
15 28 (20.74%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
16 27 (20.00%) JUnit
17 26 (19.26%) Vagrant
18 25 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
18 25 (18.52%) Open Source
19 24 (17.78%) Test Automation
19 24 (17.78%) UNIX
20 23 (17.04%) Memcached
20 23 (17.04%) DevOps
21 19 (14.07%) jQuery
22 18 (13.33%) MongoDB

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (11.85%) Tomcat
2 10 (7.41%) nginx
3 9 (6.67%) Apache Solr
3 9 (6.67%) Node.js
4 5 (3.70%) Apache
5 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.48%) Confluence
6 2 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.74%) WordPress
7 1 (0.74%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.74%) CMS
7 1 (0.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.48%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.74%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (13.33%) Amazon S3
4 9 (6.67%) Heroku
5 8 (5.93%) IaaS
5 8 (5.93%) PaaS
6 5 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (2.96%) GitHub
8 3 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) Internet
1 9 (6.67%) LDAP
2 7 (5.19%) SSL
3 5 (3.70%) Network Security
3 5 (3.70%) Firewall
3 5 (3.70%) DSL
4 2 (1.48%) HTTP
5 1 (0.74%) SSH
5 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 16 (11.85%) NoSQL
3 11 (8.15%) MySQL
4 9 (6.67%) Redis
4 9 (6.67%) Big Data
5 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.44%) Hazelcast
6 5 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.48%) HBase
9 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 69 (51.11%) Cucumber
2 47 (34.81%) Git (software)
3 39 (28.89%) Selenium
4 32 (23.70%) Jenkins
5 27 (20.00%) JUnit
6 16 (11.85%) Capybara
7 13 (9.63%) Maven
8 10 (7.41%) WATIR
9 9 (6.67%) Mockito
10 8 (5.93%) WebDriver
11 7 (5.19%) Hudson
12 5 (3.70%) Jasmine
12 5 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.70%) JIRA
13 4 (2.96%) JMeter
13 4 (2.96%) Subversion
14 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
14 2 (1.48%) FitNesse
14 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (7.41%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Marketing
3 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (42.96%) Developer
2 20 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 19 (14.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.37%) Ruby Developer
5 11 (8.15%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 10 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Lead Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Architect
9 6 (4.44%) Tester
9 6 (4.44%) Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Test Specialist
10 5 (3.70%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (52.59%) Ruby on Rails
2 48 (35.56%) Web Services
3 39 (28.89%) Sinatra
4 34 (25.19%) CSS
5 23 (17.04%) Memcached
6 19 (14.07%) jQuery
7 18 (13.33%) HTML
8 17 (12.59%) ActiveMQ
8 17 (12.59%) RabbitMQ
8 17 (12.59%) NSQ
9 16 (11.85%) RESTful
10 14 (10.37%) AngularJS
10 14 (10.37%) REST
11 13 (9.63%) Ajax
12 12 (8.89%) JSON
12 12 (8.89%) HTML5
13 10 (7.41%) LAMP
13 10 (7.41%) Spring
13 10 (7.41%) Spring MVC
13 10 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.52%) Open Source
2 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.96%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.22%) User Experience
5 2 (1.48%) Statistics
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.48%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.74%) iPad
6 1 (0.74%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.74%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.30%) Linux
2 24 (17.78%) UNIX
3 10 (7.41%) CentOS
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (35.56%) BDD
3 46 (34.07%) TDD
4 43 (31.85%) Scrum
5 38 (28.15%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 23 (17.04%) DevOps
8 16 (11.85%) Kanban
9 14 (10.37%) MVC
9 14 (10.37%) Configuration Management
9 14 (10.37%) Pair Programming
10 12 (8.89%) Web Development
11 11 (8.15%) SOA
11 11 (8.15%) Refactoring
12 10 (7.41%) Software Architecture
12 10 (7.41%) Domain-Driven Design
13 9 (6.67%) E-Commerce
13 9 (6.67%) OO
14 8 (5.93%) Web Testing
15 7 (5.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (85.19%) Ruby
2 46 (34.07%) Java
2 46 (34.07%) JavaScript
3 17 (12.59%) SQL
4 10 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.19%) Scala
6 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.70%) Golang
7 5 (3.70%) CoffeeScript
7 5 (3.70%) PHP
8 3 (2.22%) Python
9 2 (1.48%) C#
9 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.48%) Erlang
9 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.48%) Clojure
9 2 (1.48%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.70%) Degree
3 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 17 (12.59%) Varnish
1 17 (12.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 11 (8.15%) VirtualBox
2 11 (8.15%) Docker
3 5 (3.70%) vCloud
4 2 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (37.78%) Puppet
2 26 (19.26%) Vagrant
3 25 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (7.41%) Capistrano
5 6 (4.44%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.70%) yum
7 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.70%) VMware
2 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.48%) HP
3 2 (1.48%) EMC
3 2 (1.48%) Tripwire
4 1 (0.74%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.74%) SAP
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Rate: £8000 - £8300 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
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Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 25 days ago
Hackney, London
Execellence Limited
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 25 days ago