The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 65 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.51% - 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.12% - 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
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East of England

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

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
97 45 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.31% 8.43% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 21 74
Average daily rate £395 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £34.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - - - -
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East of England

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
1 4 (100.00%) WATIR
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Hudson
1 4 (100.00%) Capybara
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) WATIR
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Hudson
1 4 (100.00%) Capybara
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby