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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 337 362 364
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Contract jobs citing RSpec 65 42 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.19% 0.077%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.14% 1.37% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 12
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £323 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.15% -24.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £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
3042 3061 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.23% 13.66% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2244 1907
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 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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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 +11 7 £450 +5.88% 2
Hounslow - - - -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 99 (99.00%) Ruby
2 81 (81.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 59 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (57.00%) Cucumber
5 47 (47.00%) Git (software)
6 45 (45.00%) JavaScript
7 38 (38.00%) Web Services
7 38 (38.00%) BDD
7 38 (38.00%) Sinatra
8 36 (36.00%) TDD
9 32 (32.00%) Scrum
10 26 (26.00%) Linux
11 23 (23.00%) CSS
12 22 (22.00%) Memcached
13 21 (21.00%) UNIX
13 21 (21.00%) AngularJS
14 20 (20.00%) MySQL
14 20 (20.00%) Puppet
15 19 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (18.00%) HTML
17 17 (17.00%) Capybara
18 16 (16.00%) Node.js
18 16 (16.00%) Java
18 16 (16.00%) Test Automation
18 16 (16.00%) Varnish
19 15 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
19 15 (15.00%) Heroku
19 15 (15.00%) Open Source
19 15 (15.00%) Selenium
19 15 (15.00%) ActiveMQ

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (16.00%) Node.js
2 8 (8.00%) Apache Solr
3 7 (7.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.00%) Heroku
2 12 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (9.00%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.00%) GitHub
5 5 (5.00%) SaaS
6 3 (3.00%) PaaS
6 3 (3.00%) IaaS
7 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) LDAP
2 2 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.00%) MySQL
2 13 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (8.00%) Redis
4 6 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.00%) Big Data
7 2 (2.00%) HBase
8 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 57 (57.00%) Cucumber
2 47 (47.00%) Git (software)
3 17 (17.00%) Capybara
4 15 (15.00%) Selenium
5 10 (10.00%) JUnit
6 6 (6.00%) Jasmine
7 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.00%) Subversion
8 3 (3.00%) WATIR
9 2 (2.00%) Hudson
9 2 (2.00%) Behat
10 1 (1.00%) JBehave
10 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Marketing
3 2 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (1.00%) Games
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (41.00%) Developer
2 20 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 15 (15.00%) Ruby Developer
4 14 (14.00%) Senior Developer
5 11 (11.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 9 (9.00%) Lead Developer
6 9 (9.00%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.00%) Architect
8 5 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.00%) Tester
10 3 (3.00%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.00%) QA Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.00%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.00%) Automation Analyst
11 2 (2.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (81.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 38 (38.00%) Web Services
2 38 (38.00%) Sinatra
3 23 (23.00%) CSS
4 22 (22.00%) Memcached
5 21 (21.00%) AngularJS
6 18 (18.00%) HTML
7 15 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
7 15 (15.00%) NSQ
7 15 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (14.00%) REST
9 13 (13.00%) jQuery
9 13 (13.00%) HTML5
10 10 (10.00%) .NET
11 9 (9.00%) Backbone.js
12 8 (8.00%) Ember.js
13 6 (6.00%) React
13 6 (6.00%) RESTful
13 6 (6.00%) LAMP
14 5 (5.00%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Open Source
2 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.00%) User Experience
3 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.00%) DTV
3 1 (1.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.00%) Statistics
3 1 (1.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.00%) Linux
2 21 (21.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.00%) Android
3 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.00%) BDD
3 36 (36.00%) TDD
4 32 (32.00%) Scrum
5 19 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.00%) Pair Programming
8 11 (11.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 10 (10.00%) Software Architecture
9 10 (10.00%) Refactoring
9 10 (10.00%) MVC
10 9 (9.00%) OO
10 9 (9.00%) DevOps
11 8 (8.00%) Project Management
12 6 (6.00%) SOA
13 5 (5.00%) E-Commerce
13 5 (5.00%) OOP
14 4 (4.00%) OOD
14 4 (4.00%) Software Engineering
14 4 (4.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (99.00%) Ruby
2 45 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (16.00%) Java
4 11 (11.00%) Golang
4 11 (11.00%) SQL
5 3 (3.00%) Python
5 3 (3.00%) Scala
6 2 (2.00%) Clojure
6 2 (2.00%) PHP
6 2 (2.00%) Erlang
7 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.00%) R
7 1 (1.00%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.00%) ISEB
2 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.00%) QA
System Software
1 16 (16.00%) Varnish
2 15 (15.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (3.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (20.00%) Puppet
2 8 (8.00%) Capistrano
3 7 (7.00%) Vagrant
4 6 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.00%) Ansible
6 1 (1.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.00%) Rackspace
3 2 (2.00%) Wall Street Systems
4 1 (1.00%) SAP
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 23 days ago