The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 360 385 396
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing RSpec 55 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.52% 1.41% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 24
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£440 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £343 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3610 3342 2923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.77% 13.32% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2659 2393 1978
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £20.20 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.90 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in London

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in London

RSpec
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec across the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in London

RSpec
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the London region.

RSpec Hourly Rate Trend in London

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 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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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
City of London +14 6 £438 +18.24% 4
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 107 (98.17%) Ruby
2 73 (66.97%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (63.30%) BDD
4 65 (59.63%) Cucumber
5 62 (56.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 44 (40.37%) Git (software)
7 39 (35.78%) TDD
8 36 (33.03%) JavaScript
9 32 (29.36%) Sinatra
10 28 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (25.69%) Test Automation
11 24 (22.02%) Capybara
12 23 (21.10%) jQuery
13 22 (20.18%) HTML
14 21 (19.27%) CSS
15 20 (18.35%) QA
15 20 (18.35%) Puppet
15 20 (18.35%) Jasmine
15 20 (18.35%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (17.43%) WATIR
16 19 (17.43%) Web Services
16 19 (17.43%) Linux
16 19 (17.43%) Scrum
17 17 (15.60%) HTML5
18 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
18 16 (14.68%) UNIX
19 15 (13.76%) Redis
20 14 (12.84%) Backbone.js
20 14 (12.84%) CSS3
20 14 (12.84%) Rackspace

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.92%) Apache
2 1 (0.92%) CMS
2 1 (0.92%) SugarCRM
2 1 (0.92%) WordPress
2 1 (0.92%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.17%) GitHub
2 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.67%) IaaS
3 4 (3.67%) PaaS
4 2 (1.83%) Heroku
4 2 (1.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) LDAP
2 1 (0.92%) SSH
2 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) Redis
2 13 (11.93%) Big Data
2 13 (11.93%) MongoDB
3 12 (11.01%) NoSQL
4 11 (10.09%) MySQL
4 11 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.83%) HBase
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 65 (59.63%) Cucumber
2 44 (40.37%) Git (software)
3 24 (22.02%) Capybara
4 20 (18.35%) Jasmine
5 19 (17.43%) WATIR
6 12 (11.01%) Jenkins
6 12 (11.01%) Calabash
7 10 (9.17%) Selenium
8 9 (8.26%) RubyGems
9 6 (5.50%) JUnit
10 5 (4.59%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.83%) Hudson
11 2 (1.83%) PhantomJS
11 2 (1.83%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.92%) JBehave
12 1 (0.92%) JIRA
12 1 (0.92%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.92%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (5.50%) Publishing
2 4 (3.67%) Retail
3 2 (1.83%) Finance
4 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (56.88%) Developer
2 43 (39.45%) Ruby Developer
3 14 (12.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (11.01%) Test Specialist
5 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 7 (6.42%) Tester
6 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Programmer
7 6 (5.50%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.59%) Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Software Architect
9 4 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Test Engineer
11 2 (1.83%) Web Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Consultant
11 2 (1.83%) QA Engineer
12 1 (0.92%) Software Development Engineer
12 1 (0.92%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (56.88%) Ruby on Rails
2 32 (29.36%) Sinatra
3 23 (21.10%) jQuery
4 22 (20.18%) HTML
5 21 (19.27%) CSS
6 19 (17.43%) Web Services
7 17 (15.60%) HTML5
8 14 (12.84%) CSS3
8 14 (12.84%) Backbone.js
9 9 (8.26%) AngularJS
10 8 (7.34%) OAuth2
10 8 (7.34%) Sass
10 8 (7.34%) OAuth
11 7 (6.42%) RESTful
11 7 (6.42%) LAMP
11 7 (6.42%) REST
11 7 (6.42%) Ember.js
12 5 (4.59%) .NET
13 4 (3.67%) RSS
13 4 (3.67%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Mobile App
1 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.50%) Open Source
4 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.75%) User Experience
4 3 (2.75%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.83%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.83%) Statistics
5 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.43%) Linux
2 16 (14.68%) UNIX
3 6 (5.50%) AIX
3 6 (5.50%) Solaris
3 6 (5.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (66.97%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (63.30%) BDD
3 39 (35.78%) TDD
4 28 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (25.69%) Test Automation
5 19 (17.43%) Scrum
6 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
7 14 (12.84%) E-Commerce
8 13 (11.93%) Pair Programming
9 11 (10.09%) SOA
10 8 (7.34%) MVC
10 8 (7.34%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.34%) Kanban
11 6 (5.50%) DevOps
12 5 (4.59%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (4.59%) Software Architecture
12 5 (4.59%) Refactoring
12 5 (4.59%) OOP
12 5 (4.59%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 107 (98.17%) Ruby
2 36 (33.03%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.93%) SQL
3 13 (11.93%) Shell Script
4 10 (9.17%) Scala
5 9 (8.26%) Java
5 9 (8.26%) CoffeeScript
5 9 (8.26%) Golang
6 7 (6.42%) PHP
7 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.83%) R
8 2 (1.83%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.26%) Varnish
2 4 (3.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) Puppet
1 20 (18.35%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.93%) Vagrant
3 11 (10.09%) ZABBIX
3 11 (10.09%) Capistrano
4 9 (8.26%) YUM
5 2 (1.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Rackspace
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.83%) IBM
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