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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
England / London
Rank 383 399 357
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -42
Contract jobs citing RSpec 21 23 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 0.72% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 47
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £386
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

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
3514 3205 3117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.06% 15.15% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2589 2339 2311
Median daily rate £475 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 28 February 2017.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 February 2017. 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 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
Croydon - 2 £450 -
City of London - 2 £425 -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 54 (84.38%) Ruby
2 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (65.63%) Ruby on Rails
4 37 (57.81%) JavaScript
5 34 (53.13%) CSS
6 33 (51.56%) HTML
6 33 (51.56%) Cucumber
7 32 (50.00%) TDD
8 31 (48.44%) Git (software)
9 23 (35.94%) HTML5
9 23 (35.94%) Java
10 22 (34.38%) Automated Testing
11 21 (32.81%) jQuery
12 20 (31.25%) BDD
12 20 (31.25%) Unix
12 20 (31.25%) Jenkins
13 19 (29.69%) Web Services
13 19 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (28.13%) Web Development
14 18 (28.13%) Sass
15 16 (25.00%) Selenium
15 16 (25.00%) Linux
16 15 (23.44%) Maven
16 15 (23.44%) Marketing
16 15 (23.44%) GitHub
16 15 (23.44%) AngularJS
16 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (21.88%) Scrum
17 14 (21.88%) OO

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 7 (10.94%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (9.38%) CMS
3 5 (7.81%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (23.44%) GitHub
3 12 (18.75%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (17.19%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (14.06%) Amazon S3
5 9 (14.06%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (14.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (14.06%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.69%) Heroku
7 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (3.13%) SaaS
8 1 (1.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) MySQL
2 6 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.13%) QlikView
5 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
6 1 (1.56%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.56%) DB2
6 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (51.56%) Cucumber
2 31 (48.44%) Git (software)
3 20 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 16 (25.00%) Selenium
5 15 (23.44%) Maven
6 10 (15.63%) JUnit
7 9 (14.06%) Mockito
7 9 (14.06%) WebDriver
8 7 (10.94%) Capybara
8 7 (10.94%) Grunt
9 6 (9.38%) JIRA
9 6 (9.38%) Vagrant
10 2 (3.13%) NUnit
10 2 (3.13%) PhantomJS
10 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.56%) Bower
11 1 (1.56%) CasperJS
11 1 (1.56%) QUnit
11 1 (1.56%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (23.44%) Marketing
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (76.56%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 13 (20.31%) Ruby Developer
4 12 (18.75%) Full Stack Developer
4 12 (18.75%) Web Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Java Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Developer in Test
8 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (6.25%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 3 (4.69%) MySQL Developer
10 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
11 2 (3.13%) Ruby Engineer
11 2 (3.13%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (65.63%) Ruby on Rails
2 34 (53.13%) CSS
3 33 (51.56%) HTML
4 23 (35.94%) HTML5
5 21 (32.81%) jQuery
6 19 (29.69%) Web Services
7 18 (28.13%) Sass
8 15 (23.44%) AngularJS
9 11 (17.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (14.06%) Spring
10 9 (14.06%) XML
11 8 (12.50%) CSS3
11 8 (12.50%) JSON
11 8 (12.50%) REST
12 7 (10.94%) Backbone.js
12 7 (10.94%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (9.38%) Dropwizard
13 6 (9.38%) RESTEasy
14 5 (7.81%) Node.js
15 4 (6.25%) Resque
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) User Experience
3 5 (7.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Unix
2 16 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.00%) TDD
3 22 (34.38%) Automated Testing
4 20 (31.25%) BDD
5 18 (28.13%) Web Development
6 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (21.88%) OO
6 14 (21.88%) Scrum
7 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
8 10 (15.63%) Front End Development
8 10 (15.63%) Microservices
9 9 (14.06%) API Development
9 9 (14.06%) Auto-Scaling
9 9 (14.06%) Video Processing
10 8 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (10.94%) Automation Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.38%) OOP
12 6 (9.38%) UX Design
13 5 (7.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 54 (84.38%) Ruby
2 37 (57.81%) JavaScript
3 23 (35.94%) Java
4 13 (20.31%) SQL
5 4 (6.25%) Go
6 3 (4.69%) Scala
7 2 (3.13%) C#
7 2 (3.13%) Perl
7 2 (3.13%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) R
8 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) SDET
3 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.13%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.56%) Marathon
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (4.69%) SAP
2 2 (3.13%) Tableau
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Teradata