The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 578 540 507
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -33
Contract jobs citing RSpec 47 79 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 1.15% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 73 67
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £359 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00
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UK

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
7711 6862 6129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.66% 13.49% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5386 4588 3972
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 102 140
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.45 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -2.01%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 37 £450 +5.88% 11
South West 0 3 £363 - 1
South East -12 3 £400 -
Yorkshire +5 2 £300 -7.69% 1
East of England +13 1 £325 -23.52%
North West -14 1 - - 3
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RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 84 (86.60%) Ruby
2 58 (59.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 47 (48.45%) TDD
3 47 (48.45%) JavaScript
4 46 (47.42%) Git (software)
5 45 (46.39%) Cucumber
6 44 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (42.27%) CSS
8 39 (40.21%) Java
8 39 (40.21%) BDD
9 37 (38.14%) HTML
10 35 (36.08%) JUnit
11 31 (31.96%) Capybara
12 30 (30.93%) Jenkins
13 29 (29.90%) NoSQL
14 28 (28.87%) Amazon AWS
14 28 (28.87%) Web Services
14 28 (28.87%) Linux
14 28 (28.87%) PostgreSQL
15 26 (26.80%) Unix
15 26 (26.80%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (25.77%) Relational Database
17 24 (24.74%) Python
18 23 (23.71%) Open Source
19 22 (22.68%) OO
20 21 (21.65%) Sass
21 20 (20.62%) Scrum
22 19 (19.59%) Selenium
22 19 (19.59%) Subversion
23 18 (18.56%) Unit Testing

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (15.46%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.06%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.06%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.06%) Confluence
3 2 (2.06%) JBoss
4 1 (1.03%) Apache
4 1 (1.03%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.87%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (16.49%) GitHub
3 12 (12.37%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (11.34%) Amazon S3
4 11 (11.34%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (11.34%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (10.31%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (10.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (8.25%) SaaS
7 5 (5.15%) Heroku
8 3 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (1.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.43%) HTTP
2 6 (6.19%) DHCP
2 6 (6.19%) DNS
2 6 (6.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) IPsec
3 1 (1.03%) IPv6
3 1 (1.03%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.03%) OSPF
3 1 (1.03%) Quagga
3 1 (1.03%) SSH
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.90%) NoSQL
2 28 (28.87%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (25.77%) Relational Database
4 14 (14.43%) MongoDB
5 12 (12.37%) RDBMS
6 11 (11.34%) Redis
7 8 (8.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (8.25%) Hadoop
7 8 (8.25%) SimpleDB
8 7 (7.22%) MySQL
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
10 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
11 3 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (3.09%) Star Schema
12 2 (2.06%) Apache Hive
12 2 (2.06%) Big Data
12 2 (2.06%) Sqoop
13 1 (1.03%) GIS
13 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 46 (47.42%) Git (software)
2 45 (46.39%) Cucumber
3 35 (36.08%) JUnit
4 31 (31.96%) Capybara
5 30 (30.93%) Jenkins
6 19 (19.59%) Selenium
6 19 (19.59%) Subversion
7 14 (14.43%) git-flow
8 12 (12.37%) Mockito
9 11 (11.34%) Jasmine
10 9 (9.28%) JIRA
10 9 (9.28%) WebDriver
11 8 (8.25%) Maven
12 5 (5.15%) WATIR
13 4 (4.12%) NUnit
14 3 (3.09%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (3.09%) Mocha
14 3 (3.09%) PigUnit
14 3 (3.09%) Protractor
14 3 (3.09%) PyUnit
General
1 4 (4.12%) Finance
1 4 (4.12%) Retail
2 3 (3.09%) Games
3 2 (2.06%) Marketing
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 66 (68.04%) Developer
2 35 (36.08%) Ruby Developer
3 22 (22.68%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 13 (13.40%) Java Developer
5 12 (12.37%) Senior Developer
5 12 (12.37%) Tester
6 7 (7.22%) Automation Tester
6 7 (7.22%) Ruby Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Developer in Test
7 6 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Administrator
8 5 (5.15%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.15%) Senior Ruby Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Agile Developer
9 4 (4.12%) AWS Administrator
9 4 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.12%) Test Automation Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) AWS Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (59.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 41 (42.27%) CSS
3 37 (38.14%) HTML
4 28 (28.87%) Web Services
5 21 (21.65%) Sass
6 17 (17.53%) REST
7 16 (16.49%) HTML5
8 15 (15.46%) CSS3
9 13 (13.40%) Dropwizard
9 13 (13.40%) Gherkin
10 10 (10.31%) Resque
11 9 (9.28%) RESTful
12 8 (8.25%) Haml
13 7 (7.22%) jQuery
13 7 (7.22%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (6.19%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (6.19%) AngularJS
15 5 (5.15%) Middleware
15 5 (5.15%) Node.js
16 4 (4.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Visualisation
2 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.15%) MPEG
4 3 (3.09%) Wiki
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.06%) Social Media
5 2 (2.06%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.03%) Derivative
6 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.03%) Online Games
6 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.03%) Telematics
6 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.87%) Linux
2 26 (26.80%) Unix
3 13 (13.40%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.03%) CoreOS
4 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.03%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.45%) TDD
2 44 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (40.21%) BDD
4 26 (26.80%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (23.71%) Open Source
6 22 (22.68%) OO
7 20 (20.62%) Scrum
8 18 (18.56%) Unit Testing
9 17 (17.53%) MVC
10 16 (16.49%) Automated Testing
11 15 (15.46%) ETL
11 15 (15.46%) Microservices
11 15 (15.46%) Migration
11 15 (15.46%) OOP
12 14 (14.43%) Configuration Management
12 14 (14.43%) Test Automation
12 14 (14.43%) Web Development
13 13 (13.40%) Integration Testing
13 13 (13.40%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (13.40%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 84 (86.60%) Ruby
2 47 (48.45%) JavaScript
3 39 (40.21%) Java
4 24 (24.74%) Python
5 15 (15.46%) Scala
5 15 (15.46%) SQL
6 9 (9.28%) C#
7 4 (4.12%) C++
7 4 (4.12%) Clojure
7 4 (4.12%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.09%) RubyMotion
9 2 (2.06%) Go
10 1 (1.03%) ES6
10 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) QA
2 6 (6.19%) SDET
3 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.03%) GCP
3 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Docker
2 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.06%) HDFS
4 1 (1.03%) Btrfs
4 1 (1.03%) iptables
4 1 (1.03%) KVM
4 1 (1.03%) LXC
4 1 (1.03%) Snort
4 1 (1.03%) Squid
4 1 (1.03%) Varnish
4 1 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Puppet
2 4 (4.12%) Capistrano
3 2 (2.06%) Oozie
3 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.03%) Ansible
4 1 (1.03%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.03%) Nessus
4 1 (1.03%) rkt
4 1 (1.03%) systemd
Vendors
1 6 (6.19%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle
3 4 (4.12%) Rackspace
3 4 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.03%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.03%) VMware
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