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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
England / London
Rank 371 382 378
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing RSpec 29 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 0.94% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 31
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £394
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -16.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

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
3455 3180 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.73% 15.40% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2517 2378 2425
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £26.39 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 0 3 £475 +11.76% 2
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 56 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (79.41%) Ruby
3 45 (66.18%) Ruby on Rails
4 44 (64.71%) JavaScript
5 42 (61.76%) Cucumber
6 36 (52.94%) TDD
7 35 (51.47%) HTML
7 35 (51.47%) CSS
7 35 (51.47%) Git (software)
8 25 (36.76%) Unix
9 24 (35.29%) Web Services
9 24 (35.29%) HTML5
9 24 (35.29%) Jenkins
10 23 (33.82%) BDD
10 23 (33.82%) Automated Testing
10 23 (33.82%) Java
11 21 (30.88%) Scrum
11 21 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (29.41%) jQuery
13 19 (27.94%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (27.94%) Maven
13 19 (27.94%) OO
13 19 (27.94%) Sass
14 16 (23.53%) Linux
14 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
15 15 (22.06%) Web Development
16 14 (20.59%) Marketing
16 14 (20.59%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (20.59%) JUnit

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 5 (7.35%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (7.35%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (20.59%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (20.59%) GitHub
3 13 (19.12%) Amazon S3
3 13 (19.12%) Amazon SQS
3 13 (19.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (14.71%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (13.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.41%) Heroku
7 2 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (2.94%) SaaS
8 1 (1.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.29%) MySQL
3 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.35%) Redis
4 4 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.88%) SimpleDB
5 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.94%) QlikView
5 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.47%) DB2
6 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 42 (61.76%) Cucumber
2 35 (51.47%) Git (software)
3 24 (35.29%) Jenkins
4 19 (27.94%) Maven
5 14 (20.59%) JUnit
6 13 (19.12%) Mockito
6 13 (19.12%) Selenium
7 12 (17.65%) Capybara
8 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
9 8 (11.76%) JIRA
10 7 (10.29%) Grunt
11 6 (8.82%) Vagrant
12 4 (5.88%) Subversion
13 2 (2.94%) CircleCI
13 2 (2.94%) NUnit
13 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
14 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
14 1 (1.47%) Bundler
14 1 (1.47%) PhantomJS
14 1 (1.47%) QUnit
General
1 14 (20.59%) Marketing
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (76.47%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) Ruby Developer
3 16 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (17.65%) Full Stack Developer
4 12 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 10 (14.71%) Software Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (10.29%) Developer in Test
7 7 (10.29%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Java Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Test Automation Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (5.88%) Java Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (66.18%) Ruby on Rails
2 35 (51.47%) CSS
2 35 (51.47%) HTML
3 24 (35.29%) HTML5
3 24 (35.29%) Web Services
4 20 (29.41%) jQuery
5 19 (27.94%) Sass
6 13 (19.12%) AngularJS
6 13 (19.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (17.65%) XML
8 11 (16.18%) JSON
8 11 (16.18%) Node.js
9 9 (13.24%) Gherkin
10 8 (11.76%) CSS3
10 8 (11.76%) RESTful
11 7 (10.29%) Backbone.js
11 7 (10.29%) Spring
12 6 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (8.82%) RESTEasy
12 6 (8.82%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.24%) User Experience
3 5 (7.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.88%) Wiki
5 1 (1.47%) BBC
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.76%) Unix
2 16 (23.53%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) Android
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (52.94%) TDD
3 23 (33.82%) Automated Testing
3 23 (33.82%) BDD
4 21 (30.88%) Scrum
5 19 (27.94%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (27.94%) OO
6 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
6 15 (22.06%) Web Development
7 13 (19.12%) Auto-Scaling
8 10 (14.71%) Front End Development
8 10 (14.71%) Microservices
8 10 (14.71%) OOP
9 9 (13.24%) API Development
9 9 (13.24%) Video Processing
10 8 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.82%) Kanban
12 6 (8.82%) Pair Programming
12 6 (8.82%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 54 (79.41%) Ruby
2 44 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 23 (33.82%) Java
4 14 (20.59%) SQL
5 4 (5.88%) PHP
6 3 (4.41%) Scala
7 2 (2.94%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) Go
7 2 (2.94%) Perl
7 2 (2.94%) Python
7 2 (2.94%) R
8 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SDET
2 4 (5.88%) QA
3 3 (4.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.94%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) Puppet
2 5 (7.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.47%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.47%) Marathon
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) Apigee
2 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (4.41%) SAP
3 2 (2.94%) Tableau
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Teradata
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