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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 340 360 359
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing RSpec 55 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.20% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 1.46% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 14
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £348 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £308 £365
% change year-on-year
+26.01% -15.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £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
3144 2952 2550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.78% 13.45% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 2124 1879
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 13
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 +5 6 £450 +5.88% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 88 (97.78%) Ruby
2 71 (78.89%) Ruby on Rails
3 53 (58.89%) Cucumber
4 52 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (46.67%) Git (software)
6 38 (42.22%) JavaScript
6 38 (42.22%) Sinatra
7 35 (38.89%) Web Services
8 33 (36.67%) BDD
9 32 (35.56%) TDD
10 27 (30.00%) Scrum
11 24 (26.67%) CSS
12 22 (24.44%) Linux
13 21 (23.33%) Memcached
14 19 (21.11%) HTML
15 18 (20.00%) Puppet
16 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (18.89%) UNIX
17 16 (17.78%) MySQL
17 16 (17.78%) jQuery
18 15 (16.67%) Varnish
18 15 (16.67%) Java
18 15 (16.67%) AngularJS
19 14 (15.56%) Capybara
19 14 (15.56%) REST
19 14 (15.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 14 (15.56%) NSQ
19 14 (15.56%) SQL
19 14 (15.56%) ActiveMQ
19 14 (15.56%) Heroku

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (13.33%) Node.js
2 9 (10.00%) nginx
3 8 (8.89%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
4 1 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.56%) Heroku
2 13 (14.44%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.67%) GitHub
5 5 (5.56%) SaaS
6 3 (3.33%) PaaS
6 3 (3.33%) IaaS
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) LDAP
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) MySQL
2 10 (11.11%) Redis
3 9 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (6.67%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.44%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.33%) Big Data
7 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.11%) HBase
8 1 (1.11%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 53 (58.89%) Cucumber
2 42 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 14 (15.56%) Capybara
4 12 (13.33%) Selenium
5 8 (8.89%) JUnit
6 6 (6.67%) Jasmine
7 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.33%) WATIR
8 3 (3.33%) Hudson
9 2 (2.22%) Behat
9 2 (2.22%) Subversion
9 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.11%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.11%) JBehave
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (43.33%) Developer
2 16 (17.78%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 16 (17.78%) Ruby Developer
3 12 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 9 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Technical Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.33%) Tester
7 3 (3.33%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.22%) Analyst
8 2 (2.22%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (78.89%) Ruby on Rails
2 38 (42.22%) Sinatra
3 35 (38.89%) Web Services
4 24 (26.67%) CSS
5 21 (23.33%) Memcached
6 19 (21.11%) HTML
7 16 (17.78%) jQuery
8 15 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 14 (15.56%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (15.56%) HTML5
9 14 (15.56%) REST
9 14 (15.56%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (15.56%) NSQ
10 8 (8.89%) .NET
10 8 (8.89%) RESTful
10 8 (8.89%) LAMP
11 7 (7.78%) Backbone.js
12 5 (5.56%) Sass
12 5 (5.56%) Ember.js
12 5 (5.56%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Open Source
2 4 (4.44%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.11%) DTV
4 1 (1.11%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.11%) Statistics
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) User Experience
4 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Linux
2 17 (18.89%) UNIX
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.67%) BDD
3 32 (35.56%) TDD
4 27 (30.00%) Scrum
5 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.33%) Pair Programming
8 9 (10.00%) Refactoring
8 9 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 8 (8.89%) Software Architecture
9 8 (8.89%) Project Management
10 7 (7.78%) MVC
10 7 (7.78%) OO
11 6 (6.67%) SOA
11 6 (6.67%) DevOps
12 5 (5.56%) Kanban
12 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.56%) OOP
13 4 (4.44%) Microservices
14 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (97.78%) Ruby
2 38 (42.22%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.67%) Java
4 14 (15.56%) SQL
5 4 (4.44%) Golang
6 3 (3.33%) PHP
6 3 (3.33%) Scala
7 2 (2.22%) Erlang
7 2 (2.22%) Python
7 2 (2.22%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (2.22%) Clojure
8 1 (1.11%) R
8 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) VCP4
2 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) Varnish
2 14 (15.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (20.00%) Puppet
2 9 (10.00%) Capistrano
3 7 (7.78%) Vagrant
4 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.11%) Ansible
5 1 (1.11%) Nagios
5 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.11%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.22%) Wall Street Systems
2 2 (2.22%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.11%) SAP
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