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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 379 388 348
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -40
Contract jobs citing RSpec 34 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.01% 1.04% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £403 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £145
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +158.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
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
3357 2980 2792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.86% 12.52% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2602 2183 2011
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 20
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +3 1 £525 +50.00% 2
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 81 (95.29%) Ruby
2 61 (71.76%) Ruby on Rails
3 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (58.82%) Cucumber
5 42 (49.41%) Git (software)
6 39 (45.88%) Sinatra
7 38 (44.71%) BDD
8 32 (37.65%) TDD
9 26 (30.59%) Web Services
10 22 (25.88%) UNIX
10 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
11 20 (23.53%) Linux
12 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (21.18%) Scrum
13 17 (20.00%) Varnish
14 16 (18.82%) Puppet
15 15 (17.65%) NoSQL
15 15 (17.65%) Memcached
15 15 (17.65%) Java
15 15 (17.65%) CSS
15 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
16 14 (16.47%) ActiveMQ
16 14 (16.47%) HTML
16 14 (16.47%) RabbitMQ
16 14 (16.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 14 (16.47%) NSQ
16 14 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
17 13 (15.29%) jQuery
18 12 (14.12%) WATIR
18 12 (14.12%) HTML5

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (7.06%) Node.js
2 3 (3.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.53%) nginx
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.18%) JBoss
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) SugarCRM
4 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) Heroku
3 3 (3.53%) IaaS
3 3 (3.53%) PaaS
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) LDAP
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 11 (12.94%) Big Data
2 11 (12.94%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.24%) Redis
4 6 (7.06%) MySQL
5 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.53%) HBase
8 1 (1.18%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (58.82%) Cucumber
2 42 (49.41%) Git (software)
3 12 (14.12%) WATIR
4 11 (12.94%) Selenium
5 10 (11.76%) Capybara
5 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.41%) JUnit
7 5 (5.88%) RubyGems
8 3 (3.53%) Hudson
8 3 (3.53%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.35%) PhantomJS
9 2 (2.35%) Behat
9 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.35%) Subversion
10 1 (1.18%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.18%) JBehave
10 1 (1.18%) Calabash
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.35%) Retail
2 2 (2.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Electronics
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (8.24%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 7 (8.24%) Test Specialist
4 6 (7.06%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (4.71%) Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Software Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.35%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.35%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.35%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.35%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (2.35%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.35%) Tester
8 2 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (71.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 39 (45.88%) Sinatra
3 26 (30.59%) Web Services
4 15 (17.65%) CSS
4 15 (17.65%) Memcached
5 14 (16.47%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (16.47%) ActiveMQ
5 14 (16.47%) HTML
5 14 (16.47%) NSQ
6 13 (15.29%) jQuery
7 12 (14.12%) HTML5
8 11 (12.94%) AngularJS
9 8 (9.41%) Sass
9 8 (9.41%) LAMP
10 7 (8.24%) .NET
10 7 (8.24%) RESTful
10 7 (8.24%) REST
11 6 (7.06%) OAuth
12 5 (5.88%) CSS3
12 5 (5.88%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Open Source
1 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 3 (3.53%) Statistics
3 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) DTV
5 1 (1.18%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.88%) UNIX
2 20 (23.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.71%) BDD
3 32 (37.65%) TDD
4 18 (21.18%) Scrum
4 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 11 (12.94%) Pair Programming
7 8 (9.41%) OOP
7 8 (9.41%) OO
7 8 (9.41%) SOA
7 8 (9.41%) Refactoring
8 7 (8.24%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (8.24%) Software Architecture
9 6 (7.06%) Kanban
9 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.88%) MVC
11 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.71%) DevOps
12 3 (3.53%) Test Scripting
12 3 (3.53%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 81 (95.29%) Ruby
2 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.65%) Java
4 12 (14.12%) SQL
5 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
5 9 (10.59%) Scala
5 9 (10.59%) Golang
6 5 (5.88%) PHP
7 4 (4.71%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.53%) R
8 3 (3.53%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.35%) Erlang
9 2 (2.35%) Python
9 2 (2.35%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 17 (20.00%) Varnish
2 14 (16.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (18.82%) Puppet
2 14 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (12.94%) Vagrant
4 7 (8.24%) ZABBIX
5 5 (5.88%) yum
6 3 (3.53%) Capistrano
7 1 (1.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.18%) SAP
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