The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 340 377 397
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +20
Contract jobs citing RSpec 71 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.15% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.05% 1.19% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 22 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3117 2994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.67% 12.86% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2499 2245 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
RSpec
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +20 11 £350 - 4
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 96 (96.97%) Ruby
2 67 (67.68%) BDD
3 65 (65.66%) Cucumber
4 56 (56.57%) Ruby on Rails
5 50 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (45.45%) TDD
7 36 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 34 (34.34%) Git (software)
9 33 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 27 (27.27%) Sinatra
11 24 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (22.22%) QA
12 22 (22.22%) WATIR
12 22 (22.22%) Capybara
13 20 (20.20%) Jasmine
13 20 (20.20%) jQuery
14 19 (19.19%) HTML
14 19 (19.19%) CSS
15 18 (18.18%) Scrum
16 17 (17.17%) Redis
17 15 (15.15%) Test Scripting
18 14 (14.14%) HTML5
18 14 (14.14%) Mobile App
19 13 (13.13%) Rackspace
19 13 (13.13%) CSS3
19 13 (13.13%) PostgreSQL
19 13 (13.13%) Web Services
19 13 (13.13%) Linux
19 13 (13.13%) E-Commerce
19 13 (13.13%) SOA

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (2.02%) Apache
1 2 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.01%) CMS
2 1 (1.01%) Node.js
2 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) GitHub
2 4 (4.04%) IaaS
2 4 (4.04%) PaaS
3 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
4 2 (2.02%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) LDAP
2 1 (1.01%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) Redis
2 13 (13.13%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (10.10%) MySQL
3 10 (10.10%) Big Data
4 8 (8.08%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.01%) HBase
7 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.01%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 65 (65.66%) Cucumber
2 34 (34.34%) Git (software)
3 22 (22.22%) WATIR
3 22 (22.22%) Capybara
4 20 (20.20%) Jasmine
5 12 (12.12%) Calabash
6 10 (10.10%) RubyGems
6 10 (10.10%) Selenium
7 8 (8.08%) WebDriver
8 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.04%) JBehave
10 2 (2.02%) Hudson
10 2 (2.02%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.02%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.02%) JUnit
10 2 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (1.01%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (1.01%) JIRA
11 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (6.06%) Publishing
2 4 (4.04%) Retail
2 4 (4.04%) Finance
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
3 2 (2.02%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (63.64%) Developer
2 44 (44.44%) Ruby Developer
3 13 (13.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 10 (10.10%) Test Specialist
5 7 (7.07%) Tester
6 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Programmer
6 6 (6.06%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Architect
9 2 (2.02%) Software Architect
10 1 (1.01%) Senior QA Engineer
10 1 (1.01%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.01%) Analyst
10 1 (1.01%) Test Analyst
10 1 (1.01%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.01%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (56.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 27 (27.27%) Sinatra
3 20 (20.20%) jQuery
4 19 (19.19%) CSS
4 19 (19.19%) HTML
5 14 (14.14%) HTML5
6 13 (13.13%) CSS3
6 13 (13.13%) Web Services
7 12 (12.12%) Backbone.js
8 10 (10.10%) AngularJS
9 9 (9.09%) OAuth
10 8 (8.08%) OAuth2
11 7 (7.07%) RESTful
12 6 (6.06%) REST
12 6 (6.06%) Ember.js
13 5 (5.05%) Sass
14 4 (4.04%) Resque
14 4 (4.04%) Gherkin
15 3 (3.03%) Haml
15 3 (3.03%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.06%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.04%) Open Source
5 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.02%) Blog
6 2 (2.02%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.01%) iPhone
7 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.01%) iPad
7 1 (1.01%) New Media
7 1 (1.01%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Linux
2 7 (7.07%) UNIX
3 6 (6.06%) AIX
3 6 (6.06%) Solaris
3 6 (6.06%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (67.68%) BDD
2 50 (50.51%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (45.45%) TDD
4 33 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 24 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (18.18%) Scrum
7 15 (15.15%) Test Scripting
8 13 (13.13%) E-Commerce
8 13 (13.13%) SOA
9 9 (9.09%) Pair Programming
9 9 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.08%) Kanban
11 7 (7.07%) MVC
12 5 (5.05%) Configuration Management
12 5 (5.05%) DevOps
13 3 (3.03%) User Stories
13 3 (3.03%) OOP
13 3 (3.03%) Compatibility Testing
13 3 (3.03%) Load Testing
14 2 (2.02%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 96 (96.97%) Ruby
2 36 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.11%) Java
4 9 (9.09%) Scala
5 8 (8.08%) SQL
6 7 (7.07%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.07%) CoffeeScript
6 7 (7.07%) Golang
7 4 (4.04%) PHP
8 2 (2.02%) Python
8 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) R
9 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Degree
2 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) Puppet
1 12 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (10.10%) Capistrano
3 6 (6.06%) ZABBIX
3 6 (6.06%) Vagrant
4 5 (5.05%) YUM
5 2 (2.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Rackspace
2 2 (2.02%) IBM
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.01%) Google
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle
3 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago