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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 400 354 400
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +46
Contract jobs citing RSpec 26 74 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.33% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 2.41% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 68 27
Median daily rate £450 £428 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
3784 3072 3103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.60% 13.74% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2796 2142 2291
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 12
Median hourly rate £43.63 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.06% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £107.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £37.02 £38.15
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -2.96%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +31 2 - - 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 48 (90.57%) Ruby
2 36 (67.92%) TDD
3 35 (66.04%) Ruby on Rails
3 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (60.38%) BDD
5 26 (49.06%) Cucumber
6 24 (45.28%) Capybara
7 21 (39.62%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (39.62%) Scrum
7 21 (39.62%) Web Services
8 20 (37.74%) Test Automation
9 18 (33.96%) Git (software)
9 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
9 18 (33.96%) Jenkins
10 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (22.64%) RESTful
11 12 (22.64%) Gherkin
11 12 (22.64%) Heroku
11 12 (22.64%) HTML
11 12 (22.64%) Java
11 12 (22.64%) CSS
12 11 (20.75%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (18.87%) OO
13 10 (18.87%) Jasmine
13 10 (18.87%) Redis
14 9 (16.98%) Kanban
14 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
14 9 (16.98%) GitHub
14 9 (16.98%) SDET
15 8 (15.09%) QA

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 6 (11.32%) Node.js
2 2 (3.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (39.62%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (22.64%) Heroku
3 9 (16.98%) GitHub
4 8 (15.09%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (11.32%) Amazon S3
5 6 (11.32%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (11.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (11.32%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (18.87%) Redis
3 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
4 6 (11.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (11.32%) SimpleDB
5 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 26 (49.06%) Cucumber
2 24 (45.28%) Capybara
3 18 (33.96%) Git (software)
3 18 (33.96%) Jenkins
4 10 (18.87%) Jasmine
5 8 (15.09%) JUnit
6 7 (13.21%) Mockito
6 7 (13.21%) Travis CI
7 6 (11.32%) git-flow
7 6 (11.32%) Maven
7 6 (11.32%) Selenium
7 6 (11.32%) WATIR
8 5 (9.43%) JIRA
8 5 (9.43%) Protractor
9 3 (5.66%) Appium
9 3 (5.66%) RubyGems
9 3 (5.66%) Subversion
10 2 (3.77%) JMeter
10 2 (3.77%) Vagrant
10 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (13.21%) Marketing
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (71.70%) Developer
2 16 (30.19%) Ruby Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Developer in Test
5 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (7.55%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Ruby Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.66%) HTML Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Ruby Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Social Media Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (66.04%) Ruby on Rails
2 21 (39.62%) Web Services
3 12 (22.64%) CSS
3 12 (22.64%) Gherkin
3 12 (22.64%) HTML
3 12 (22.64%) RESTful
4 7 (13.21%) HTML5
5 6 (11.32%) jQuery
6 5 (9.43%) CSS3
6 5 (9.43%) Sass
7 4 (7.55%) Sinatra
8 3 (5.66%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.66%) Haml
8 3 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (3.77%) REST
9 2 (3.77%) Spring
9 2 (3.77%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
9 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) MPEG
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.66%) Social Media
2 3 (5.66%) Wiki
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.89%) Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Unix
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) TDD
2 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (60.38%) BDD
4 21 (39.62%) Scrum
5 20 (37.74%) Test Automation
6 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.87%) OO
8 9 (16.98%) Kanban
8 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.32%) API Design
9 6 (11.32%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.32%) SDLC
10 5 (9.43%) Agile Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (9.43%) MVC
10 5 (9.43%) OOP
11 3 (5.66%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Front End Development
11 3 (5.66%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (90.57%) Ruby
2 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.64%) Java
4 5 (9.43%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (5.66%) RubyMotion
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.77%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) SQL
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) Clojure
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) SDET
2 8 (15.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Capistrano
2 3 (5.66%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.55%) Rackspace
3 2 (3.77%) Facebook
3 2 (3.77%) New Relic
3 2 (3.77%) Twitter