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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 407 401 393
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing RSpec 36 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.92% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 45
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £421 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
4081 3684 3586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.87% 15.72% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 2669 2678
Median daily rate £463 £448 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +7 3 £375 -25.00% 5
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England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 62 (86.11%) Ruby
2 49 (68.06%) Ruby on Rails
3 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (58.33%) JavaScript
5 41 (56.94%) TDD
6 37 (51.39%) Cucumber
7 34 (47.22%) Git (software)
7 34 (47.22%) Web Services
8 32 (44.44%) BDD
9 29 (40.28%) HTML
10 28 (38.89%) CSS
11 27 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (36.11%) OO
13 23 (31.94%) Scrum
13 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (31.94%) NoSQL
14 22 (30.56%) Microservices
14 22 (30.56%) HTML5
14 22 (30.56%) OOP
15 21 (29.17%) Jenkins
16 20 (27.78%) Automated Testing
17 19 (26.39%) Java
18 18 (25.00%) Capybara
19 17 (23.61%) Front End Development
20 16 (22.22%) REST
20 16 (22.22%) CSS3
20 16 (22.22%) JUnit
21 15 (20.83%) MVC
21 15 (20.83%) Mockito
21 15 (20.83%) Amazon EC2

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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 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.39%) Apache
2 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (20.83%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (20.83%) Amazon S3
3 14 (19.44%) Amazon SQS
3 14 (19.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (13.89%) SaaS
7 8 (11.11%) GitHub
8 4 (5.56%) Heroku
9 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (1.39%) Route 53
10 1 (1.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) NoSQL
2 13 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 12 (16.67%) Redis
3 12 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (11.11%) SimpleDB
5 6 (8.33%) MySQL
6 5 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.39%) Big Data
9 1 (1.39%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (51.39%) Cucumber
2 34 (47.22%) Git (software)
3 21 (29.17%) Jenkins
4 18 (25.00%) Capybara
5 16 (22.22%) JUnit
6 15 (20.83%) Mockito
7 13 (18.06%) JIRA
7 13 (18.06%) Selenium
8 12 (16.67%) Maven
9 8 (11.11%) Subversion
10 4 (5.56%) WATIR
11 3 (4.17%) Bower
11 3 (4.17%) Grunt
12 2 (2.78%) CircleCI
12 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
13 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.39%) JMeter
13 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
13 1 (1.39%) Mocha
13 1 (1.39%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (2.78%) Games
2 2 (2.78%) Retail
2 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 47 (65.28%) Developer
2 27 (37.50%) Ruby Developer
3 14 (19.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Developer in Test
4 8 (11.11%) Ruby Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Agile Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.17%) AWS Software Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (68.06%) Ruby on Rails
2 34 (47.22%) Web Services
3 29 (40.28%) HTML
4 28 (38.89%) CSS
5 22 (30.56%) HTML5
6 16 (22.22%) CSS3
6 16 (22.22%) REST
7 13 (18.06%) Gherkin
8 12 (16.67%) Node.js
8 12 (16.67%) Resque
9 11 (15.28%) Haml
10 10 (13.89%) jQuery
11 9 (12.50%) RESTful
11 9 (12.50%) Sass
12 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
13 7 (9.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (6.94%) JSON
15 4 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (5.56%) React
15 4 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Wiki
3 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.17%) MPEG
3 3 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (2.78%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.39%) BBC
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Online Games
5 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Unix
2 10 (13.89%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (56.94%) TDD
3 32 (44.44%) BDD
4 27 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (36.11%) OO
6 23 (31.94%) Scrum
7 22 (30.56%) Microservices
7 22 (30.56%) OOP
8 20 (27.78%) Automated Testing
9 17 (23.61%) Front End Development
10 15 (20.83%) MVC
11 14 (19.44%) Auto-Scaling
11 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
12 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
13 8 (11.11%) Agile Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (9.72%) Kanban
14 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
14 7 (9.72%) Video Processing
15 6 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (86.11%) Ruby
2 42 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (26.39%) Java
4 4 (5.56%) PHP
4 4 (5.56%) SQL
5 3 (4.17%) C#
5 3 (4.17%) Clojure
5 3 (4.17%) Go
6 2 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) RubyMotion
7 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) SDET
2 5 (6.94%) QA
3 3 (4.17%) GCP
4 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.39%) Marathon
Vendors
1 4 (5.56%) Apigee
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle
2 1 (1.39%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.39%) Teradata
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