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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 329 375 366
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -9
Contract jobs citing RSpec 77 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 0.91% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 26 14
Average daily rate
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£428 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
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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
3116 3089 2694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.92% 13.23% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2186 2291 2003
Average daily rate £425 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £30.20 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £127.50 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +23 7 £475 +2.70% 4
Hackney - 2 £475 -
Croydon - 1 £425 -
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England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 112 (97.39%) Ruby
2 92 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 63 (54.78%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (51.30%) Cucumber
5 54 (46.96%) JavaScript
6 49 (42.61%) BDD
6 49 (42.61%) Git (software)
7 46 (40.00%) TDD
8 42 (36.52%) Web Services
9 37 (32.17%) Sinatra
10 36 (31.30%) Scrum
11 33 (28.70%) CSS
12 28 (24.35%) HTML
13 27 (23.48%) Linux
14 24 (20.87%) UNIX
14 24 (20.87%) Memcached
14 24 (20.87%) AngularJS
15 23 (20.00%) Puppet
15 23 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (20.00%) MySQL
16 21 (18.26%) Heroku
16 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (17.39%) HTML5
18 19 (16.52%) PostgreSQL
19 18 (15.65%) OO
19 18 (15.65%) Open Source
19 18 (15.65%) Test Automation
19 18 (15.65%) Capybara
20 17 (14.78%) Node.js
20 17 (14.78%) Pair Programming

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 17 (14.78%) Node.js
2 8 (6.96%) Apache Solr
3 7 (6.09%) nginx
4 4 (3.48%) Apache
5 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.74%) CMS
5 2 (1.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (18.26%) Heroku
2 11 (9.57%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (7.83%) SaaS
4 6 (5.22%) GitHub
5 3 (2.61%) IaaS
5 3 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) LDAP
2 4 (3.48%) HTTP
3 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.00%) MySQL
2 19 (16.52%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.70%) Redis
4 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) HBase
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 59 (51.30%) Cucumber
2 49 (42.61%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.65%) Capybara
4 16 (13.91%) Selenium
5 12 (10.43%) JUnit
6 10 (8.70%) Jasmine
7 5 (4.35%) Subversion
8 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.61%) JIRA
9 3 (2.61%) WATIR
9 3 (2.61%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.74%) Trac
10 2 (1.74%) Grunt
10 2 (1.74%) Hudson
10 2 (1.74%) Behat
11 1 (0.87%) Calabash
11 1 (0.87%) JBehave
General
1 14 (12.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Marketing
3 3 (2.61%) Publishing
4 1 (0.87%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (47.83%) Developer
2 31 (26.96%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 17 (14.78%) Senior Developer
4 14 (12.17%) Ruby Developer
4 14 (12.17%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 10 (8.70%) QA Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Technical Leader
9 5 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Web Developer
11 3 (2.61%) Tester
11 3 (2.61%) Automation Tester
11 3 (2.61%) QA Automation Engineer
12 2 (1.74%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (1.74%) Software Developer
12 2 (1.74%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 42 (36.52%) Web Services
3 37 (32.17%) Sinatra
4 33 (28.70%) CSS
5 28 (24.35%) HTML
6 24 (20.87%) Memcached
6 24 (20.87%) AngularJS
7 20 (17.39%) HTML5
8 15 (13.04%) REST
8 15 (13.04%) Backbone.js
9 13 (11.30%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (11.30%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (11.30%) NSQ
10 12 (10.43%) .NET
11 11 (9.57%) jQuery
12 10 (8.70%) Ember.js
13 9 (7.83%) CSS3
13 9 (7.83%) RESTful
13 9 (7.83%) React
14 7 (6.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Open Source
2 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.74%) RIA
3 2 (1.74%) iPhone
3 2 (1.74%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.87%) User Experience
4 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.87%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.87%) Online Gambling
4 1 (0.87%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.48%) Linux
2 24 (20.87%) UNIX
3 3 (2.61%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) Windows
5 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (54.78%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (42.61%) BDD
3 46 (40.00%) TDD
4 36 (31.30%) Scrum
5 23 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (15.65%) Test Automation
6 18 (15.65%) OO
7 17 (14.78%) MVC
7 17 (14.78%) Pair Programming
8 12 (10.43%) Domain-Driven Design
8 12 (10.43%) Refactoring
9 11 (9.57%) Software Architecture
10 10 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 10 (8.70%) DevOps
11 8 (6.96%) Project Management
12 6 (5.22%) SOA
12 6 (5.22%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.48%) Digital Marketing
13 4 (3.48%) Web Testing
13 4 (3.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 112 (97.39%) Ruby
2 54 (46.96%) JavaScript
3 15 (13.04%) Java
4 10 (8.70%) SQL
4 10 (8.70%) Go
5 5 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (1.74%) Python
6 2 (1.74%) Clojure
7 1 (0.87%) R
7 1 (0.87%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.87%) RubyMotion
7 1 (0.87%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.87%) Scala
7 1 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.87%) ISEB
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.30%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Varnish
2 13 (11.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (2.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (20.00%) Puppet
2 8 (6.96%) Capistrano
3 7 (6.09%) Vagrant
3 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.87%) Mesos
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.09%) Rackspace
3 2 (1.74%) Wall Street Systems
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago