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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 408 411 374
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Contract jobs citing RSpec 43 31 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 0.86% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 63
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.06% +6.66%
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
4135 3592 3611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.96% 15.16% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2999 2577 2573
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 £330 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £78.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +17 9 £450 -10.00% 1
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 59 (84.29%) Ruby
2 46 (65.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 46 (65.71%) TDD
3 43 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (54.29%) BDD
5 34 (48.57%) Cucumber
6 32 (45.71%) JavaScript
7 30 (42.86%) Web Services
8 26 (37.14%) OO
8 26 (37.14%) Scrum
9 25 (35.71%) Git (software)
10 24 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (32.86%) Capybara
12 21 (30.00%) Microservices
12 21 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (30.00%) NoSQL
13 20 (28.57%) CSS
13 20 (28.57%) HTML
13 20 (28.57%) OOP
14 18 (25.71%) Java
14 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
14 18 (25.71%) Jenkins
15 17 (24.29%) Gherkin
16 16 (22.86%) MVC
17 15 (21.43%) JUnit
17 15 (21.43%) Front End Development
18 14 (20.00%) REST
18 14 (20.00%) Software Engineering
18 14 (20.00%) Mockito
18 14 (20.00%) Amazon EC2

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 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 13 (18.57%) Amazon SQS
3 13 (18.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (12.86%) SaaS
6 5 (7.14%) GitHub
7 3 (4.29%) Heroku
8 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 13 (18.57%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (18.57%) Redis
3 10 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 10 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 9 (12.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (12.86%) SimpleDB
5 5 (7.14%) MySQL
6 4 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (48.57%) Cucumber
2 25 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 23 (32.86%) Capybara
4 18 (25.71%) Jenkins
5 15 (21.43%) JUnit
6 14 (20.00%) Mockito
7 13 (18.57%) Selenium
8 11 (15.71%) JIRA
8 11 (15.71%) Maven
9 8 (11.43%) Subversion
10 6 (8.57%) Jasmine
11 5 (7.14%) WATIR
12 3 (4.29%) Bower
12 3 (4.29%) Grunt
12 3 (4.29%) Protractor
13 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
14 1 (1.43%) git-flow
14 1 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
14 1 (1.43%) Mocha
14 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (4.29%) Retail
2 2 (2.86%) Games
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 47 (67.14%) Developer
2 30 (42.86%) Ruby Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Developer in Test
3 12 (17.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 11 (15.71%) Senior Developer
5 10 (14.29%) Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
5 10 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
6 9 (12.86%) Java Developer
7 8 (11.43%) Ruby Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Software Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 4 (5.71%) Agile Developer
11 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
11 3 (4.29%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (65.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 30 (42.86%) Web Services
3 20 (28.57%) CSS
3 20 (28.57%) HTML
4 17 (24.29%) Gherkin
5 14 (20.00%) REST
6 13 (18.57%) HTML5
7 12 (17.14%) CSS3
8 10 (14.29%) Node.js
8 10 (14.29%) Resque
8 10 (14.29%) RESTful
9 9 (12.86%) Haml
10 7 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.14%) jQuery
11 5 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (5.71%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (5.71%) JSON
12 4 (5.71%) Sidekiq
12 4 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Wiki
2 4 (5.71%) MPEG
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.86%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) BBC
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.43%) Online Games
4 1 (1.43%) Social Media
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 9 (12.86%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (65.71%) TDD
2 43 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (54.29%) BDD
4 26 (37.14%) OO
4 26 (37.14%) Scrum
5 24 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (30.00%) Microservices
7 20 (28.57%) OOP
8 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
9 16 (22.86%) MVC
10 15 (21.43%) Front End Development
11 14 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
12 13 (18.57%) Auto-Scaling
13 10 (14.29%) Agile Testing
14 8 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (11.43%) Kanban
15 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
15 7 (10.00%) Mentoring
16 6 (8.57%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 59 (84.29%) Ruby
2 32 (45.71%) JavaScript
3 18 (25.71%) Java
4 4 (5.71%) PHP
5 3 (4.29%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) Clojure
5 3 (4.29%) RubyMotion
6 2 (2.86%) Go
6 2 (2.86%) SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) SDET
2 5 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.43%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (5.71%) Apigee
2 3 (4.29%) Rackspace
2 3 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
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