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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 514 471 510
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +39
Contract jobs citing RSpec 76 115 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.76% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 96 26
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £315 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
7487 6534 5697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.12% 12.93% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5005 4276 3726
Average daily rate £410 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 124
Average hourly rate £37.75 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.04 £50.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -26 29 £425 -0.58% 15
South East -29 22 £425 +5.91% 2
North East -25 13 £308 -3.90% 1
South West -8 5 £600 +71.42% 1
East of England +4 4 £388 -3.12% 1
North West -33 3 £325 +4.00%
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UK

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 154 (96.25%) Ruby
2 111 (69.38%) TDD
3 98 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (58.75%) Ruby on Rails
5 74 (46.25%) JavaScript
6 71 (44.38%) Cucumber
7 67 (41.88%) BDD
8 60 (37.50%) Scrum
9 55 (34.38%) Selenium
10 54 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (28.13%) Jenkins
12 40 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 37 (23.13%) Test Automation
13 37 (23.13%) Linux
14 36 (22.50%) UNIX
15 34 (21.25%) HTML
16 33 (20.63%) DevOps
17 32 (20.00%) CSS
18 29 (18.13%) Node.js
18 29 (18.13%) Backbone.js
18 29 (18.13%) Web Services
18 29 (18.13%) Java
19 28 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (16.88%) AngularJS
20 27 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
21 26 (16.25%) WebDriver
21 26 (16.25%) Puppet
22 25 (15.63%) QA
23 23 (14.38%) JUnit
24 20 (12.50%) MySQL

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 29 (18.13%) Node.js
2 10 (6.25%) nginx
3 9 (5.63%) Apache
4 7 (4.38%) Confluence
5 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.38%) Heroku
3 7 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.13%) GitHub
5 4 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.38%) HTTP
2 6 (3.75%) DHCP
2 6 (3.75%) DNS
2 6 (3.75%) SSH
3 5 (3.13%) OpenVPN
3 5 (3.13%) IPv6
3 5 (3.13%) OSPF
3 5 (3.13%) IPsec
4 2 (1.25%) Internet
4 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.63%) VPN
5 1 (0.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (12.50%) MySQL
3 15 (9.38%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.75%) Redis
5 5 (3.13%) MariaDB
5 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.88%) HBase
6 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 71 (44.38%) Cucumber
2 55 (34.38%) Selenium
3 45 (28.13%) Jenkins
4 40 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 26 (16.25%) WebDriver
6 23 (14.38%) JUnit
7 19 (11.88%) Capybara
8 13 (8.13%) Jasmine
9 11 (6.88%) RubyGems
9 11 (6.88%) JIRA
10 10 (6.25%) WATIR
11 6 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.13%) Subversion
12 5 (3.13%) GitLab
13 4 (2.50%) Calabash
14 2 (1.25%) Grunt
14 2 (1.25%) PhantomJS
14 2 (1.25%) Gradle
14 2 (1.25%) gulp
14 2 (1.25%) Trac
General
1 18 (11.25%) Finance
2 10 (6.25%) Marketing
3 8 (5.00%) Games
4 4 (2.50%) Publishing
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (62.50%) Developer
2 45 (28.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 30 (18.75%) Ruby Developer
4 16 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 12 (7.50%) Lead Developer
5 12 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 11 (6.88%) AWS Developer
7 10 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (5.63%) Architect
9 7 (4.38%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.13%) Tester
10 5 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 5 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
11 4 (2.50%) Automation Tester
11 4 (2.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (58.75%) Ruby on Rails
2 34 (21.25%) HTML
3 32 (20.00%) CSS
4 29 (18.13%) Web Services
4 29 (18.13%) Backbone.js
5 27 (16.88%) AngularJS
6 18 (11.25%) Sinatra
7 17 (10.63%) REST
8 15 (9.38%) HTML5
9 12 (7.50%) .NET
9 12 (7.50%) RESTful
10 11 (6.88%) CSS3
11 10 (6.25%) jQuery
12 9 (5.63%) Ember.js
12 9 (5.63%) React
13 8 (5.00%) Sass
14 7 (4.38%) Gherkin
14 7 (4.38%) Memcached
15 6 (3.75%) Underscore.js
16 5 (3.13%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.50%) iPhone
4 2 (1.25%) iPad
4 2 (1.25%) RIA
4 2 (1.25%) Online Gambling
4 2 (1.25%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.63%) Blog
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.13%) Linux
2 36 (22.50%) UNIX
3 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.13%) SmartOS
3 5 (3.13%) CoreOS
4 3 (1.88%) Windows
5 2 (1.25%) AIX
5 2 (1.25%) Solaris
5 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (69.38%) TDD
2 98 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (41.88%) BDD
4 60 (37.50%) Scrum
5 54 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (23.13%) Test Automation
7 33 (20.63%) DevOps
8 20 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 20 (12.50%) Pair Programming
9 17 (10.63%) OO
9 17 (10.63%) Open Source
10 16 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 15 (9.38%) MVC
11 15 (9.38%) Test Scripting
12 14 (8.75%) Kanban
13 13 (8.13%) Domain-Driven Design
13 13 (8.13%) Automated Testing
14 12 (7.50%) Data Protection
14 12 (7.50%) Web Testing
15 11 (6.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 154 (96.25%) Ruby
2 74 (46.25%) JavaScript
3 29 (18.13%) Java
4 18 (11.25%) Python
5 15 (9.38%) C#
6 10 (6.25%) Scala
7 6 (3.75%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.75%) Clojure
7 6 (3.75%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (3.75%) Go
7 6 (3.75%) PHP
7 6 (3.75%) SQL
8 2 (1.25%) Groovy
9 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.63%) ISEB
2 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.63%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.63%) Varnish
1 9 (5.63%) Docker
2 5 (3.13%) LXC
2 5 (3.13%) iptables
2 5 (3.13%) Btrfs
2 5 (3.13%) Snort
2 5 (3.13%) Squid
2 5 (3.13%) vCloud
2 5 (3.13%) KVM
3 3 (1.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 26 (16.25%) Puppet
2 16 (10.00%) Capistrano
2 16 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (8.75%) Ansible
4 5 (3.13%) HAProxy
4 5 (3.13%) Nessus
4 5 (3.13%) CFEngine
4 5 (3.13%) systemd
4 5 (3.13%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.50%) Mesos
6 2 (1.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (5.63%) Red Hat
2 7 (4.38%) Oracle
3 6 (3.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.13%) VMware
4 5 (3.13%) Rackspace
4 5 (3.13%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe
6 1 (0.63%) Sencha
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