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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 345 361 338
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing RSpec 41 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 1.38% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £330 £135
% change year-on-year
+17.42% +144.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
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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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3093 2896 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.95% 13.25% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2093 1929
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 21
Average hourly rate £24.75 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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
City of London +9 3 £450 +5.88% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 79 (96.34%) Ruby
2 62 (75.61%) Ruby on Rails
3 49 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 40 (48.78%) Cucumber
6 36 (43.90%) Sinatra
7 34 (41.46%) Web Services
8 30 (36.59%) JavaScript
9 29 (35.37%) BDD
10 26 (31.71%) TDD
11 21 (25.61%) Memcached
11 21 (25.61%) Linux
12 20 (24.39%) CSS
12 20 (24.39%) UNIX
12 20 (24.39%) Scrum
12 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (24.39%) Puppet
13 18 (21.95%) Java
14 17 (20.73%) jQuery
15 15 (18.29%) Varnish
15 15 (18.29%) ActiveMQ
15 15 (18.29%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (18.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (18.29%) NSQ
16 14 (17.07%) NoSQL
16 14 (17.07%) HTML
16 14 (17.07%) Pair Programming
16 14 (17.07%) Selenium
17 13 (15.85%) REST
17 13 (15.85%) AngularJS

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 9 (10.98%) Node.js
2 8 (9.76%) nginx
3 7 (8.54%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.22%) JBoss
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) CMS
5 1 (1.22%) SugarCRM
5 1 (1.22%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.76%) Heroku
2 8 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.66%) SaaS
3 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) LDAP
2 2 (2.44%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) NoSQL
2 11 (13.41%) MySQL
2 11 (13.41%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.98%) Big Data
3 9 (10.98%) Redis
4 4 (4.88%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.44%) HBase
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 41 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 40 (48.78%) Cucumber
3 14 (17.07%) Selenium
4 11 (13.41%) JUnit
4 11 (13.41%) Capybara
5 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.10%) WATIR
6 5 (6.10%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.66%) Hudson
8 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.44%) Behat
8 2 (2.44%) PhantomJS
8 2 (2.44%) Subversion
9 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.22%) JBehave
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Developer
2 13 (15.85%) Ruby Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 9 (10.98%) Senior Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Lead Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Test Specialist
9 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Software Architect
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Automation Tester
11 2 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (75.61%) Ruby on Rails
2 36 (43.90%) Sinatra
3 34 (41.46%) Web Services
4 21 (25.61%) Memcached
5 20 (24.39%) CSS
6 17 (20.73%) jQuery
7 15 (18.29%) ActiveMQ
7 15 (18.29%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (18.29%) NSQ
8 14 (17.07%) HTML
9 13 (15.85%) REST
9 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
10 11 (13.41%) HTML5
11 10 (12.20%) .NET
11 10 (12.20%) LAMP
12 7 (8.54%) RESTful
12 7 (8.54%) Sass
13 5 (6.10%) CSS3
14 4 (4.88%) Backbone.js
14 4 (4.88%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Open Source
2 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Statistics
4 2 (2.44%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.22%) DTV
5 1 (1.22%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.22%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Linux
2 20 (24.39%) UNIX
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.37%) BDD
3 26 (31.71%) TDD
4 20 (24.39%) Scrum
4 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (17.07%) Pair Programming
6 11 (13.41%) Refactoring
7 10 (12.20%) Software Architecture
7 10 (12.20%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (10.98%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.54%) Project Management
9 7 (8.54%) OO
10 6 (7.32%) OOP
11 5 (6.10%) SOA
11 5 (6.10%) MVC
11 5 (6.10%) Kanban
12 4 (4.88%) DevOps
12 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
13 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
13 3 (3.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (96.34%) Ruby
2 30 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.95%) Java
4 12 (14.63%) SQL
5 6 (7.32%) Scala
5 6 (7.32%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.10%) PHP
6 5 (6.10%) Golang
7 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.66%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.44%) R
8 2 (2.44%) Erlang
8 2 (2.44%) Clojure
8 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) Varnish
1 15 (18.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (24.39%) Puppet
2 12 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (12.20%) Vagrant
4 8 (9.76%) Capistrano
5 6 (7.32%) ZABBIX
6 5 (6.10%) yum
7 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.22%) SAP
2 1 (1.22%) Rackspace
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