The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 4 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 111 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing RSpec 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.56% 0.37% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 2.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £315 £395
% change year-on-year
+23.01% -20.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
RSpec
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
379 253 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.79% 13.41% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 146 122
Average daily rate £350 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £37.50 £21.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSpec across the Hampshire region.

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
Southampton -14 6 £395 +28.45%
RSpec
South East

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 21 (91.30%) Java
1 21 (91.30%) Puppet
2 18 (78.26%) Cucumber
3 17 (73.91%) Test Automation
3 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (73.91%) Jenkins
4 16 (69.57%) Vagrant
4 16 (69.57%) Maven
4 16 (69.57%) JUnit
5 14 (60.87%) Ruby
6 13 (56.52%) Tomcat
6 13 (56.52%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (56.52%) Amazon S3
6 13 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (52.17%) Scrum
8 10 (43.48%) Selenium
9 9 (39.13%) JIRA
9 9 (39.13%) RESTful
9 9 (39.13%) BDD
9 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
9 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
9 9 (39.13%) Web Services
9 9 (39.13%) Linux
10 8 (34.78%) MS Office
10 8 (34.78%) CSS
10 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
10 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
10 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (34.78%) Internet
10 8 (34.78%) MVC

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 13 (56.52%) Tomcat
2 8 (34.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (56.52%) Amazon S3
1 13 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Internet
2 5 (21.74%) DSL
2 5 (21.74%) SSL
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Hazelcast
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Cucumber
2 17 (73.91%) Jenkins
3 16 (69.57%) Maven
3 16 (69.57%) JUnit
4 10 (43.48%) Selenium
5 9 (39.13%) JIRA
5 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
6 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (34.78%) JMeter
6 8 (34.78%) Mockito
7 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.35%) WATIR
7 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
7 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) RESTful
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 8 (34.78%) CSS
2 8 (34.78%) Ajax
2 8 (34.78%) JSON
2 8 (34.78%) Spring
2 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
2 8 (34.78%) JPA
2 8 (34.78%) Spring MVC
3 6 (26.09%) PostGIS
3 6 (26.09%) JTS
4 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Test Automation
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Scrum
3 9 (39.13%) BDD
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
4 8 (34.78%) Web Development
4 8 (34.78%) TDD
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) Kanban
5 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
6 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
7 5 (21.74%) DevOps
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) Workflow
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) Ruby
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VirtualBox
1 8 (34.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (91.30%) Puppet
2 16 (69.57%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle