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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 354 375 390
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +15
Contract jobs citing RSpec 65 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.17% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 1.29% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 23 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £340 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £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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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
3597 3325 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.79% 13.12% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2565 2391 2023
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
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 19 15 24
Average hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +42.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.01 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -2.66%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +13 7 £375 +1.69% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 105 (97.22%) Ruby
2 70 (64.81%) BDD
3 66 (61.11%) Cucumber
4 59 (54.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (38.89%) Git (software)
7 40 (37.04%) TDD
8 35 (32.41%) JavaScript
9 32 (29.63%) Test Automation
9 32 (29.63%) Sinatra
10 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (22.22%) Capybara
12 21 (19.44%) jQuery
12 21 (19.44%) WATIR
13 20 (18.52%) QA
13 20 (18.52%) Puppet
13 20 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (17.59%) Jasmine
14 19 (17.59%) HTML
14 19 (17.59%) CSS
14 19 (17.59%) Scrum
15 17 (15.74%) Web Services
15 17 (15.74%) Linux
16 16 (14.81%) Test Scripting
17 15 (13.89%) HTML5
17 15 (13.89%) UNIX
18 14 (12.96%) E-Commerce
18 14 (12.96%) Rackspace
18 14 (12.96%) Big Data
19 13 (12.04%) Redis

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) SugarCRM
2 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) GitHub
2 4 (3.70%) IaaS
2 4 (3.70%) PaaS
3 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Heroku
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (0.93%) SSH
2 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) Big Data
2 13 (12.04%) Redis
2 13 (12.04%) MongoDB
3 11 (10.19%) NoSQL
4 10 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (9.26%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) HBase
5 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.93%) QlikView
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 66 (61.11%) Cucumber
2 42 (38.89%) Git (software)
3 24 (22.22%) Capybara
4 21 (19.44%) WATIR
5 19 (17.59%) Jasmine
6 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 12 (11.11%) Calabash
7 10 (9.26%) Selenium
8 9 (8.33%) RubyGems
9 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.63%) JUnit
11 2 (1.85%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.85%) JBehave
11 2 (1.85%) PhantomJS
11 2 (1.85%) Hudson
12 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 6 (5.56%) Publishing
2 4 (3.70%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
3 2 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (58.33%) Developer
2 44 (40.74%) Ruby Developer
3 13 (12.04%) Test Specialist
3 13 (12.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (6.48%) Tester
5 7 (6.48%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Programmer
6 6 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 4 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Software Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (1.85%) QA Engineer
9 2 (1.85%) Web Developer
9 2 (1.85%) Consultant
10 1 (0.93%) Software Engineer
10 1 (0.93%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (54.63%) Ruby on Rails
2 32 (29.63%) Sinatra
3 21 (19.44%) jQuery
4 19 (17.59%) HTML
4 19 (17.59%) CSS
5 17 (15.74%) Web Services
6 15 (13.89%) HTML5
7 13 (12.04%) CSS3
8 12 (11.11%) Backbone.js
9 9 (8.33%) AngularJS
10 8 (7.41%) OAuth2
10 8 (7.41%) OAuth
11 7 (6.48%) REST
11 7 (6.48%) Sass
12 6 (5.56%) Ember.js
12 6 (5.56%) RESTful
13 5 (4.63%) LAMP
14 4 (3.70%) .NET
14 4 (3.70%) Gherkin
15 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.63%) Open Source
3 5 (4.63%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.85%) Statistics
5 2 (1.85%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.85%) Blog
5 2 (1.85%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.74%) Linux
2 15 (13.89%) UNIX
3 6 (5.56%) AIX
3 6 (5.56%) Solaris
3 6 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.81%) BDD
2 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (37.04%) TDD
4 32 (29.63%) Test Automation
5 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (17.59%) Scrum
7 16 (14.81%) Test Scripting
8 14 (12.96%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.19%) SOA
9 11 (10.19%) Pair Programming
10 8 (7.41%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.41%) Kanban
11 7 (6.48%) MVC
12 6 (5.56%) DevOps
13 5 (4.63%) OOP
13 5 (4.63%) Configuration Management
14 4 (3.70%) Refactoring
14 4 (3.70%) Domain-Driven Design
14 4 (3.70%) Software Architecture
15 3 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 105 (97.22%) Ruby
2 35 (32.41%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.04%) Shell Script
4 11 (10.19%) SQL
4 11 (10.19%) Scala
5 10 (9.26%) Java
6 9 (8.33%) Golang
7 8 (7.41%) CoffeeScript
8 6 (5.56%) PHP
9 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.85%) R
10 2 (1.85%) Python
10 2 (1.85%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.48%) Degree
2 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Varnish
2 3 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (18.52%) Puppet
1 20 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (12.04%) Vagrant
3 11 (10.19%) ZABBIX
4 10 (9.26%) Capistrano
5 9 (8.33%) YUM
6 2 (1.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Rackspace
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle
4 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
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