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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 369 335 379
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +44
Contract jobs citing RSpec 37 71 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.07% 2.05% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £507 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 -
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
3446 3464 3114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 14.69% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2471 2500 2230
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £27.78 £45.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.26% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.00 £37.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.50 £86.80 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 16 £475 +35.71% 5
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 108 (96.43%) Ruby
2 84 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (58.93%) Cucumber
4 60 (53.57%) TDD
5 58 (51.79%) BDD
6 54 (48.21%) JavaScript
7 39 (34.82%) Git (software)
8 36 (32.14%) Scrum
9 33 (29.46%) HTML
10 32 (28.57%) CSS
11 28 (25.00%) Sinatra
12 24 (21.43%) Web Services
13 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (19.64%) Test Automation
14 22 (19.64%) QA
14 22 (19.64%) Puppet
15 20 (17.86%) MySQL
15 20 (17.86%) Linux
15 20 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (16.96%) UNIX
16 19 (16.96%) Selenium
16 19 (16.96%) Backbone.js
16 19 (16.96%) Capybara
17 18 (16.07%) MVC
18 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
19 16 (14.29%) OO
19 16 (14.29%) Finance
19 16 (14.29%) HTML5
19 16 (14.29%) AngularJS

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (12.50%) Node.js
2 4 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.79%) nginx
3 2 (1.79%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.29%) Heroku
2 13 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.93%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.36%) SaaS
4 6 (5.36%) GitHub
4 6 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) HTTP
1 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) MySQL
1 20 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.46%) Redis
3 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.79%) HBase
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 66 (58.93%) Cucumber
2 39 (34.82%) Git (software)
3 19 (16.96%) Capybara
3 19 (16.96%) Selenium
4 12 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.93%) Jasmine
6 9 (8.04%) JUnit
7 7 (6.25%) WATIR
8 6 (5.36%) JIRA
9 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.57%) Calabash
10 4 (3.57%) Subversion
11 2 (1.79%) Grunt
11 2 (1.79%) PhantomJS
11 2 (1.79%) Trac
11 2 (1.79%) Appium
11 2 (1.79%) gulp
12 1 (0.89%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (0.89%) Spock
12 1 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 16 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Marketing
3 4 (3.57%) Publishing
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 62 (55.36%) Developer
2 34 (30.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 18 (16.07%) Ruby Developer
4 11 (9.82%) QA Engineer
5 10 (8.93%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) AWS Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Tester
9 3 (2.68%) Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Automation Tester
9 3 (2.68%) QA Automation Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 33 (29.46%) HTML
3 32 (28.57%) CSS
4 28 (25.00%) Sinatra
5 24 (21.43%) Web Services
6 19 (16.96%) Backbone.js
7 16 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 16 (14.29%) HTML5
8 15 (13.39%) Ember.js
8 15 (13.39%) REST
9 12 (10.71%) Memcached
10 9 (8.04%) CSS3
10 9 (8.04%) React
10 9 (8.04%) .NET
11 7 (6.25%) Gherkin
12 6 (5.36%) NSQ
12 6 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (5.36%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (5.36%) RESTful
12 6 (5.36%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.68%) iPhone
3 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.79%) RIA
3 2 (1.79%) Online Gambling
3 2 (1.79%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.89%) User Experience
4 1 (0.89%) iPad
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Linux
2 19 (16.96%) UNIX
3 3 (2.68%) Windows
4 2 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (53.57%) TDD
3 58 (51.79%) BDD
4 36 (32.14%) Scrum
5 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (19.64%) Test Automation
7 18 (16.07%) MVC
8 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
9 16 (14.29%) OO
10 15 (13.39%) Pair Programming
11 14 (12.50%) DevOps
12 11 (9.82%) Open Source
12 11 (9.82%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.93%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (7.14%) SDLC
15 7 (6.25%) Refactoring
16 6 (5.36%) Software Architecture
17 5 (4.46%) Test Scripting
17 5 (4.46%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 108 (96.43%) Ruby
2 54 (48.21%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.61%) Java
4 12 (10.71%) Go
5 11 (9.82%) SQL
6 4 (3.57%) PHP
7 3 (2.68%) Clojure
7 3 (2.68%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (2.68%) C#
8 2 (1.79%) Groovy
8 2 (1.79%) Python
9 1 (0.89%) RubyMotion
9 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.68%) Degree
2 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.89%) ISEB
2 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) Varnish
2 6 (5.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (2.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (19.64%) Puppet
2 9 (8.04%) Ansible
3 7 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.46%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.68%) Capistrano
5 3 (2.68%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) Rackspace
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.79%) Wall Street Systems
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (0.89%) Sencha
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 24 days ago