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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 341 383 394
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +11
Contract jobs citing RSpec 68 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.16% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.90% 1.24% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 23 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £340 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
3583 3302 2967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.76% 13.10% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2554 2374 2032
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £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 17 13 23
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £23.59 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.35 £59.00 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +30 8 £438 +22.80% 4
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (97.27%) Ruby
2 72 (65.45%) BDD
3 67 (60.91%) Cucumber
4 61 (55.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (39.09%) Git (software)
7 42 (38.18%) TDD
8 36 (32.73%) JavaScript
9 33 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 32 (29.09%) Sinatra
11 27 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (21.82%) Capybara
13 22 (20.00%) WATIR
14 21 (19.09%) jQuery
15 20 (18.18%) QA
15 20 (18.18%) Puppet
15 20 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (17.27%) Jasmine
16 19 (17.27%) HTML
16 19 (17.27%) CSS
17 18 (16.36%) Web Services
17 18 (16.36%) Scrum
18 17 (15.45%) Linux
19 16 (14.55%) Test Scripting
20 15 (13.64%) HTML5
20 15 (13.64%) UNIX
20 15 (13.64%) Redis
20 15 (13.64%) Big Data
21 14 (12.73%) Rackspace
22 13 (11.82%) E-Commerce

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.91%) Apache
2 1 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) SugarCRM
2 1 (0.91%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.09%) GitHub
2 4 (3.64%) PaaS
2 4 (3.64%) IaaS
3 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.82%) Heroku
4 2 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) LDAP
2 1 (0.91%) SSH
2 1 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) Redis
1 15 (13.64%) Big Data
2 13 (11.82%) MongoDB
3 12 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (9.09%) MySQL
4 10 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.82%) HBase
6 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 67 (60.91%) Cucumber
2 43 (39.09%) Git (software)
3 24 (21.82%) Capybara
4 22 (20.00%) WATIR
5 19 (17.27%) Jasmine
6 12 (10.91%) Jenkins
6 12 (10.91%) Calabash
7 10 (9.09%) RubyGems
7 10 (9.09%) Selenium
8 7 (6.36%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.55%) JUnit
10 2 (1.82%) JBehave
10 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.82%) PhantomJS
10 2 (1.82%) Hudson
11 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.91%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.91%) JIRA
General
1 6 (5.45%) Publishing
2 4 (3.64%) Retail
3 2 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Finance
4 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (58.18%) Developer
2 44 (40.00%) Ruby Developer
3 14 (12.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Test Specialist
5 9 (8.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 7 (6.36%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Tester
7 6 (5.45%) Automation Tester
7 6 (5.45%) Programmer
8 4 (3.64%) Software Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Architect
8 4 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.73%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.73%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (1.82%) QA Engineer
10 2 (1.82%) Web Developer
10 2 (1.82%) Consultant
11 1 (0.91%) Automated Tester
11 1 (0.91%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (55.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 32 (29.09%) Sinatra
3 21 (19.09%) jQuery
4 19 (17.27%) HTML
4 19 (17.27%) CSS
5 18 (16.36%) Web Services
6 15 (13.64%) HTML5
7 13 (11.82%) CSS3
8 12 (10.91%) Backbone.js
9 10 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 9 (8.18%) OAuth
11 8 (7.27%) OAuth2
12 7 (6.36%) REST
12 7 (6.36%) Sass
12 7 (6.36%) RESTful
13 6 (5.45%) Ember.js
14 5 (4.55%) LAMP
15 4 (3.64%) .NET
15 4 (3.64%) Resque
15 4 (3.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.55%) Open Source
4 4 (3.64%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.82%) Blog
6 2 (1.82%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.82%) Statistics
7 1 (0.91%) iPhone
7 1 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.45%) Linux
2 15 (13.64%) UNIX
3 6 (5.45%) Mac OS X
3 6 (5.45%) AIX
3 6 (5.45%) Solaris
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (65.45%) BDD
2 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (38.18%) TDD
4 33 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 27 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (16.36%) Scrum
7 16 (14.55%) Test Scripting
8 13 (11.82%) E-Commerce
9 12 (10.91%) SOA
10 11 (10.00%) Pair Programming
11 8 (7.27%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.27%) MVC
12 7 (6.36%) Kanban
13 6 (5.45%) DevOps
14 5 (4.55%) OOP
14 5 (4.55%) Configuration Management
15 4 (3.64%) Domain-Driven Design
15 4 (3.64%) Software Architecture
15 4 (3.64%) Refactoring
16 3 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 107 (97.27%) Ruby
2 36 (32.73%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.82%) Shell Script
4 11 (10.00%) SQL
4 11 (10.00%) Scala
5 10 (9.09%) Java
6 9 (8.18%) Golang
7 8 (7.27%) CoffeeScript
8 6 (5.45%) PHP
9 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.82%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.82%) Python
10 2 (1.82%) R
11 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.36%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Varnish
2 3 (2.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (18.18%) Puppet
1 20 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.82%) Vagrant
3 11 (10.00%) ZABBIX
4 10 (9.09%) Capistrano
5 9 (8.18%) YUM
6 2 (1.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (12.73%) Rackspace
2 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (0.91%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle
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