The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 392 395 369
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -26
Contract jobs citing RSpec 42 37 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 1.07% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 66
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00
RSpec
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
4008 3473 3482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.10% 14.79% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2956 2484 2524
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.87% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £37.50 £103.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +40 11 £488 +2.63% 3
Westminster - 1 £488 -
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England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 57 (82.61%) Ruby
2 44 (63.77%) TDD
3 42 (60.87%) Ruby on Rails
4 39 (56.52%) BDD
4 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (44.93%) Web Services
6 30 (43.48%) Cucumber
7 29 (42.03%) JavaScript
8 25 (36.23%) OO
9 24 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (34.78%) Git (software)
10 22 (31.88%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (30.43%) NoSQL
11 21 (30.43%) Java
11 21 (30.43%) Microservices
12 20 (28.99%) Capybara
12 20 (28.99%) OOP
12 20 (28.99%) Scrum
13 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
14 17 (24.64%) MVC
14 17 (24.64%) HTML
14 17 (24.64%) CSS
15 16 (23.19%) JUnit
15 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
15 16 (23.19%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (23.19%) Gherkin
16 15 (21.74%) Front End Development
16 15 (21.74%) Amazon S3
16 15 (21.74%) Mockito
17 14 (20.29%) Selenium

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.90%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.88%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (23.19%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (21.74%) Amazon S3
4 14 (20.29%) Amazon SQS
4 14 (20.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (17.39%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (13.04%) SaaS
7 4 (5.80%) Heroku
8 3 (4.35%) GitHub
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.43%) NoSQL
2 14 (20.29%) Redis
3 12 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (15.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (15.94%) SimpleDB
5 10 (14.49%) RDBMS
5 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
6 5 (7.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (7.25%) MySQL
7 3 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 30 (43.48%) Cucumber
2 24 (34.78%) Git (software)
3 20 (28.99%) Capybara
4 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
5 16 (23.19%) JUnit
6 15 (21.74%) Mockito
7 14 (20.29%) Selenium
8 12 (17.39%) Maven
9 11 (15.94%) JIRA
10 9 (13.04%) Subversion
11 6 (8.70%) Jasmine
12 5 (7.25%) WATIR
13 3 (4.35%) Bower
13 3 (4.35%) Grunt
13 3 (4.35%) Protractor
13 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
14 1 (1.45%) Calabash
14 1 (1.45%) git-flow
14 1 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
14 1 (1.45%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (5.80%) Retail
2 2 (2.90%) Games
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 48 (69.57%) Developer
2 25 (36.23%) Ruby Developer
3 13 (18.84%) Java Developer
4 12 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 10 (14.49%) Developer in Test
6 8 (11.59%) Ruby Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Test Automation Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Analyst Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Agile Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Automation Tester
10 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) Tester
11 3 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (60.87%) Ruby on Rails
2 31 (44.93%) Web Services
3 17 (24.64%) CSS
3 17 (24.64%) HTML
4 16 (23.19%) Gherkin
5 14 (20.29%) REST
6 11 (15.94%) HTML5
7 10 (14.49%) CSS3
7 10 (14.49%) Resque
8 9 (13.04%) Haml
8 9 (13.04%) Node.js
9 8 (11.59%) RESTful
10 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
11 6 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (7.25%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (7.25%) jQuery
13 4 (5.80%) Sidekiq
13 4 (5.80%) XML
14 3 (4.35%) Apache Camel
14 3 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Wiki
2 5 (7.25%) MPEG
3 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.90%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (2.90%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) BBC
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Online Games
4 1 (1.45%) Social Media
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Unix
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (63.77%) TDD
2 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (56.52%) BDD
3 25 (36.23%) OO
4 24 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (30.43%) Microservices
6 20 (28.99%) OOP
6 20 (28.99%) Scrum
7 17 (24.64%) MVC
8 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
9 15 (21.74%) Front End Development
10 14 (20.29%) Auto-Scaling
11 13 (18.84%) Software Engineering
12 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
14 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
15 7 (10.14%) Agile Testing
16 6 (8.70%) Video Processing
17 5 (7.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 57 (82.61%) Ruby
2 29 (42.03%) JavaScript
3 21 (30.43%) Java
4 4 (5.80%) C#
5 3 (4.35%) Clojure
5 3 (4.35%) PHP
5 3 (4.35%) RubyMotion
6 2 (2.90%) Go
6 2 (2.90%) Python
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) SDET
2 5 (7.25%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.45%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Apigee
1 3 (4.35%) Rackspace
1 3 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago