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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 383 363 393
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Contract jobs citing RSpec 31 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 1.82% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 60 24
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £514 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 -
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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
3544 3580 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.24% 14.78% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2553 2540 2390
Average daily rate £438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £25.70 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £78.35 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 17 £500 +33.33% 8
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 98 (96.08%) Ruby
2 80 (78.43%) Ruby on Rails
3 63 (61.76%) TDD
4 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (56.86%) Cucumber
6 55 (53.92%) BDD
7 50 (49.02%) JavaScript
8 35 (34.31%) Scrum
9 32 (31.37%) HTML
9 32 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (30.39%) Git (software)
11 29 (28.43%) CSS
12 21 (20.59%) Web Services
12 21 (20.59%) Selenium
13 20 (19.61%) Test Automation
14 19 (18.63%) Sinatra
15 18 (17.65%) Capybara
15 18 (17.65%) Java
15 18 (17.65%) Pair Programming
16 16 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (15.69%) MVC
16 16 (15.69%) E-Commerce
16 16 (15.69%) HTML5
16 16 (15.69%) QA
16 16 (15.69%) Puppet
17 15 (14.71%) Heroku
17 15 (14.71%) Node.js
17 15 (14.71%) Backbone.js
17 15 (14.71%) Linux
17 15 (14.71%) OO

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (14.71%) Node.js
2 4 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Heroku
2 13 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.86%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.92%) GitHub
5 4 (3.92%) SaaS
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (12.75%) MySQL
3 7 (6.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) Redis
6 3 (2.94%) HBase
6 3 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (56.86%) Cucumber
2 31 (30.39%) Git (software)
3 21 (20.59%) Selenium
4 18 (17.65%) Capybara
5 14 (13.73%) WebDriver
6 12 (11.76%) JUnit
7 10 (9.80%) Jasmine
8 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
9 7 (6.86%) WATIR
10 6 (5.88%) JIRA
11 4 (3.92%) Subversion
11 4 (3.92%) RubyGems
11 4 (3.92%) Calabash
12 2 (1.96%) Grunt
12 2 (1.96%) PhantomJS
12 2 (1.96%) Trac
12 2 (1.96%) Gradle
12 2 (1.96%) Appium
12 2 (1.96%) gulp
12 2 (1.96%) Hudson
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Marketing
3 4 (3.92%) Publishing
4 3 (2.94%) Games
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (60.78%) Developer
2 32 (31.37%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 19 (18.63%) Ruby Developer
4 9 (8.82%) Architect
5 7 (6.86%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (5.88%) AWS Developer
7 5 (4.90%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Tester
8 4 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Automation Tester
9 3 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Test Engineer
10 2 (1.96%) Technical Leader
10 2 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (78.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 32 (31.37%) HTML
3 29 (28.43%) CSS
4 21 (20.59%) Web Services
5 19 (18.63%) Sinatra
6 16 (15.69%) HTML5
7 15 (14.71%) Backbone.js
8 14 (13.73%) AngularJS
9 12 (11.76%) .NET
10 11 (10.78%) Ember.js
10 11 (10.78%) REST
11 9 (8.82%) CSS3
11 9 (8.82%) RESTful
12 8 (7.84%) Memcached
13 7 (6.86%) Gherkin
14 6 (5.88%) Sass
14 6 (5.88%) React
15 5 (4.90%) KnockoutJS
16 4 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
16 4 (3.92%) NSQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.92%) iPhone
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
4 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.96%) User Experience
4 2 (1.96%) RIA
4 2 (1.96%) Online Gambling
4 2 (1.96%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.98%) Blog
5 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) Linux
2 14 (13.73%) UNIX
3 3 (2.94%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (61.76%) TDD
2 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (53.92%) BDD
4 35 (34.31%) Scrum
5 32 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (19.61%) Test Automation
7 18 (17.65%) Pair Programming
8 16 (15.69%) MVC
8 16 (15.69%) E-Commerce
9 15 (14.71%) OO
10 14 (13.73%) DevOps
11 12 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (10.78%) Open Source
13 10 (9.80%) Kanban
13 10 (9.80%) Software Engineering
14 8 (7.84%) SDLC
15 7 (6.86%) API Design
15 7 (6.86%) Refactoring
15 7 (6.86%) Digital Marketing
16 6 (5.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 98 (96.08%) Ruby
2 50 (49.02%) JavaScript
3 18 (17.65%) Java
4 9 (8.82%) Go
5 7 (6.86%) SQL
6 6 (5.88%) Clojure
6 6 (5.88%) PHP
7 5 (4.90%) C#
8 3 (2.94%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.96%) Python
9 2 (1.96%) Groovy
10 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.98%) Perl
10 1 (0.98%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.98%) ISEB
2 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Varnish
1 4 (3.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) Puppet
2 9 (8.82%) Ansible
3 7 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.88%) Capistrano
5 4 (3.92%) Mesos
6 3 (2.94%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) Rackspace
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.98%) Sencha
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