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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 389 371 355
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs citing RSpec 36 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 1.62% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 50 58
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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
3733 3334 3214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.37% 14.25% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2793 2401 2317
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.18 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.35 £45.00 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -0.92%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +43 11 £469 -1.31% 4
Westminster - 1 £488 -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 52 (85.25%) Ruby
2 38 (62.30%) TDD
3 37 (60.66%) Ruby on Rails
4 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (52.46%) BDD
6 26 (42.62%) Web Services
7 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
8 23 (37.70%) Cucumber
9 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
10 20 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (32.79%) OO
11 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (29.51%) Java
13 17 (27.87%) HTML
13 17 (27.87%) CSS
13 17 (27.87%) Capybara
14 16 (26.23%) NoSQL
15 15 (24.59%) OOP
15 15 (24.59%) MVC
15 15 (24.59%) Scrum
15 15 (24.59%) Microservices
16 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
17 13 (21.31%) JUnit
17 13 (21.31%) HTML5
17 13 (21.31%) Selenium
18 12 (19.67%) Test Automation
18 12 (19.67%) Amazon EC2
18 12 (19.67%) Mockito
18 12 (19.67%) REST
18 12 (19.67%) CSS3

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 3 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (19.67%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (18.03%) Amazon S3
3 11 (18.03%) AWS Lambda
3 11 (18.03%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (16.39%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (16.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (13.11%) SaaS
6 5 (8.20%) Heroku
7 3 (4.92%) GitHub
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) NoSQL
2 11 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (16.39%) Redis
4 8 (13.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (13.11%) RDBMS
4 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
4 8 (13.11%) SimpleDB
5 5 (8.20%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.20%) MySQL
6 3 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 23 (37.70%) Cucumber
2 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
3 17 (27.87%) Capybara
4 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
5 13 (21.31%) JUnit
5 13 (21.31%) Selenium
6 12 (19.67%) Mockito
7 8 (13.11%) JIRA
7 8 (13.11%) Maven
8 7 (11.48%) Jasmine
9 6 (9.84%) Subversion
10 5 (8.20%) WATIR
11 3 (4.92%) Protractor
11 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
12 2 (3.28%) Bower
12 2 (3.28%) Grunt
13 1 (1.64%) Calabash
13 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
13 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (6.56%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Games
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 45 (73.77%) Developer
2 20 (32.79%) Ruby Developer
3 13 (21.31%) Java Developer
3 13 (21.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Developer in Test
5 6 (9.84%) Ruby Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Tester
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (60.66%) Ruby on Rails
2 26 (42.62%) Web Services
3 17 (27.87%) CSS
3 17 (27.87%) HTML
4 13 (21.31%) HTML5
5 12 (19.67%) CSS3
5 12 (19.67%) REST
6 9 (14.75%) Gherkin
6 9 (14.75%) Resque
7 8 (13.11%) Haml
7 8 (13.11%) RESTful
8 7 (11.48%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (9.84%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
9 6 (9.84%) jQuery
10 5 (8.20%) Sass
11 4 (6.56%) Node.js
12 3 (4.92%) Apache Camel
12 3 (4.92%) React
12 3 (4.92%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) MPEG
2 3 (4.92%) Wiki
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.28%) Social Media
3 2 (3.28%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.64%) Derivative
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.64%) Online Games
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) TDD
2 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (52.46%) BDD
4 20 (32.79%) OO
5 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (24.59%) Microservices
6 15 (24.59%) MVC
6 15 (24.59%) OOP
6 15 (24.59%) Scrum
7 12 (19.67%) Front End Development
7 12 (19.67%) Test Automation
8 10 (16.39%) Automated Testing
8 10 (16.39%) Auto-Scaling
9 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
10 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
11 7 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
13 5 (8.20%) Kanban
13 5 (8.20%) Video Processing
14 4 (6.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (85.25%) Ruby
2 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
3 18 (29.51%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) C#
4 4 (6.56%) Clojure
5 3 (4.92%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (4.92%) RubyMotion
6 2 (3.28%) Go
6 2 (3.28%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SDET
2 5 (8.20%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (4.92%) Rackspace
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