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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 388 375 394
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing RSpec 43 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.08% 1.54% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 32
Median daily rate £425 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £430
% change year-on-year
- -18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00
RSpec
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
3995 3511 3498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.14% 15.72% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2884 2633 2728
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £60.00 £71.00
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 6 December 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 6 December 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 0 4 £423 -0.58% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 69 (83.13%) Ruby
2 58 (69.88%) Ruby on Rails
3 57 (68.67%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (65.06%) JavaScript
5 51 (61.45%) Cucumber
6 42 (50.60%) HTML
7 41 (49.40%) CSS
7 41 (49.40%) TDD
8 40 (48.19%) Git (software)
9 32 (38.55%) Automated Testing
10 31 (37.35%) HTML5
11 30 (36.14%) BDD
11 30 (36.14%) Web Services
12 27 (32.53%) OO
13 26 (31.33%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (30.12%) Unix
14 25 (30.12%) Jenkins
15 23 (27.71%) Java
16 22 (26.51%) Microservices
17 21 (25.30%) Scrum
18 19 (22.89%) OOP
18 19 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (22.89%) Selenium
18 19 (22.89%) jQuery
18 19 (22.89%) NoSQL
18 19 (22.89%) Sass
18 19 (22.89%) Front End Development
19 17 (20.48%) Capybara
19 17 (20.48%) Maven
20 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (8.43%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.82%) CMS
2 4 (4.82%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.66%) GitHub
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon S3
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (14.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (12.05%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (10.84%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (10.84%) SaaS
6 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (2.41%) Heroku
8 1 (1.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) NoSQL
2 11 (13.25%) RDBMS
2 11 (13.25%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.64%) Redis
4 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (6.02%) MySQL
5 5 (6.02%) SimpleDB
6 3 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.41%) QlikView
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.20%) Big Data
8 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 51 (61.45%) Cucumber
2 40 (48.19%) Git (software)
3 25 (30.12%) Jenkins
4 19 (22.89%) Selenium
5 17 (20.48%) Capybara
5 17 (20.48%) Maven
6 13 (15.66%) JUnit
7 12 (14.46%) Mockito
8 10 (12.05%) JIRA
9 9 (10.84%) WebDriver
10 8 (9.64%) Grunt
11 5 (6.02%) Subversion
11 5 (6.02%) Vagrant
12 3 (3.61%) Bower
13 2 (2.41%) CircleCI
13 2 (2.41%) NUnit
13 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
13 2 (2.41%) WATIR
14 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
14 1 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 14 (16.87%) Marketing
2 3 (3.61%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (71.08%) Developer
2 22 (26.51%) Ruby Developer
3 19 (22.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (14.46%) Web Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (12.05%) Developer in Test
7 9 (10.84%) Software Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (9.64%) Senior Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Test Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) Test Automation Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Full Stack Web Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Java Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Java Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Ruby Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (69.88%) Ruby on Rails
2 42 (50.60%) HTML
3 41 (49.40%) CSS
4 31 (37.35%) HTML5
5 30 (36.14%) Web Services
6 19 (22.89%) jQuery
6 19 (22.89%) Sass
7 15 (18.07%) CSS3
7 15 (18.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (16.87%) AngularJS
8 14 (16.87%) REST
9 13 (15.66%) Gherkin
10 12 (14.46%) Resque
11 11 (13.25%) Haml
11 11 (13.25%) Node.js
12 10 (12.05%) JSON
12 10 (12.05%) XML
13 9 (10.84%) RESTful
14 6 (7.23%) Backbone.js
14 6 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) User Experience
3 4 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.82%) Wiki
4 1 (1.20%) BBC
4 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.20%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) Unix
2 13 (15.66%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (68.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (49.40%) TDD
3 32 (38.55%) Automated Testing
4 30 (36.14%) BDD
5 27 (32.53%) OO
6 26 (31.33%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (26.51%) Microservices
8 21 (25.30%) Scrum
9 19 (22.89%) Front End Development
9 19 (22.89%) OOP
10 15 (18.07%) Software Engineering
11 14 (16.87%) Web Development
12 12 (14.46%) Auto-Scaling
12 12 (14.46%) MVC
13 10 (12.05%) Mentoring
13 10 (12.05%) Test Automation
14 8 (9.64%) Agile Testing
15 7 (8.43%) API Development
15 7 (8.43%) OOA/OOD
15 7 (8.43%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 69 (83.13%) Ruby
2 54 (65.06%) JavaScript
3 23 (27.71%) Java
4 12 (14.46%) SQL
5 5 (6.02%) C#
6 4 (4.82%) PHP
7 3 (3.61%) Scala
8 2 (2.41%) Perl
8 2 (2.41%) R
9 1 (1.20%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (1.20%) Clojure
9 1 (1.20%) Go
9 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SDET
2 5 (6.02%) QA
3 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.61%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Puppet
2 5 (6.02%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.20%) Marathon
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Apigee
2 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (2.41%) SAP
2 2 (2.41%) Tableau
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle
3 1 (1.20%) Teradata
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