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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 381 362 403
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +41
Contract jobs citing RSpec 35 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.077% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 0.62% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 9
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £210 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
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
3301 2745 2723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.34% 12.49% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2445 2033 1815
Average daily rate £410 £421 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.60 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.50 £54.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 8 £425 +70.00% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 64 (91.43%) Ruby
2 47 (67.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 45 (64.29%) TDD
3 45 (64.29%) Cucumber
4 44 (62.86%) BDD
5 34 (48.57%) Java
6 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
8 28 (40.00%) HTML
9 20 (28.57%) CSS
9 20 (28.57%) Selenium
9 20 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 15 (21.43%) jQuery
10 15 (21.43%) Oracle
10 15 (21.43%) Scrum
11 14 (20.00%) WATIR
11 14 (20.00%) WebDriver
12 13 (18.57%) Sinatra
12 13 (18.57%) Jenkins
13 12 (17.14%) JRuby
13 12 (17.14%) Subversion
14 11 (15.71%) SOAP
14 11 (15.71%) MySQL
14 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
14 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
14 11 (15.71%) Active Record
15 10 (14.29%) Digital Media
15 10 (14.29%) Redis
15 10 (14.29%) QA

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.00%) Node.js
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Heroku
2 5 (7.14%) SaaS
2 5 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.86%) GitHub
4 1 (1.43%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) LDAP
2 1 (1.43%) SSH
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) MySQL
1 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
2 10 (14.29%) Redis
2 10 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.57%) Big Data
4 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.86%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.43%) QlikView
5 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 20 (28.57%) Selenium
3 14 (20.00%) WATIR
3 14 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 13 (18.57%) Jenkins
5 12 (17.14%) Subversion
6 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
7 10 (14.29%) JBehave
8 6 (8.57%) Capybara
9 5 (7.14%) FitNesse
10 4 (5.71%) JUnit
10 4 (5.71%) Calabash
11 3 (4.29%) Jasmine
12 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.86%) CruiseControl
12 2 (2.86%) JIRA
12 2 (2.86%) Hudson
13 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
13 1 (1.43%) RubyGems
13 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Games
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (67.14%) Developer
2 20 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 20 (28.57%) Ruby Developer
3 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Architect
4 4 (5.71%) Software Architect
5 3 (4.29%) Web Architect
5 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (2.86%) Tester
6 2 (2.86%) Consultant
6 2 (2.86%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (2.86%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (1.43%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (1.43%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (1.43%) Automated Tester
7 1 (1.43%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (1.43%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (1.43%) Test Leader
7 1 (1.43%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (1.43%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (67.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 28 (40.00%) HTML
3 20 (28.57%) CSS
4 15 (21.43%) jQuery
5 13 (18.57%) Sinatra
6 12 (17.14%) JRuby
7 11 (15.71%) SOAP
8 10 (14.29%) HTML5
8 10 (14.29%) XML
8 10 (14.29%) J2SE
9 9 (12.86%) Web Services
10 8 (11.43%) Backbone.js
10 8 (11.43%) CSS3
11 7 (10.00%) RESTful
12 6 (8.57%) XSLT
12 6 (8.57%) Memcached
13 4 (5.71%) .NET
13 4 (5.71%) LAMP
13 4 (5.71%) Ajax
14 3 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Digital Media
2 7 (10.00%) Open Source
2 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.86%) Blog
6 1 (1.43%) Social Gaming
6 1 (1.43%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) UNIX
3 3 (4.29%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) AIX
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (64.29%) TDD
2 44 (62.86%) BDD
3 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 15 (21.43%) Scrum
6 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.71%) Active Record
7 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.57%) Pair Programming
9 4 (5.71%) OOP
9 4 (5.71%) Workflow
9 4 (5.71%) Refactoring
9 4 (5.71%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.29%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.29%) Agile Testing
10 3 (4.29%) Web Development
10 3 (4.29%) Kanban
10 3 (4.29%) SOA
11 2 (2.86%) Process Management
11 2 (2.86%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 64 (91.43%) Ruby
2 34 (48.57%) Java
3 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.43%) Scala
5 7 (10.00%) SQL
6 4 (5.71%) PHP
7 3 (4.29%) Perl
8 2 (2.86%) C
8 2 (2.86%) C#
8 2 (2.86%) Python
8 2 (2.86%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.43%) Groovy
9 1 (1.43%) Erlang
9 1 (1.43%) F#
9 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Varnish
2 1 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.71%) Capistrano
1 4 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (2.86%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.43%) SendGrid
3 1 (1.43%) Google
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) Apple
3 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago