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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 400 346 371
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +25
Contract jobs citing RSpec 28 71 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 2.29% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 65 41
Median daily rate £450 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
3746 3096 3143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.99% 13.68% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2768 2181 2341
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Median hourly rate £43.63 £27.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.57% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 May 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 May 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 +33 5 £488 +2.63% 3
Westminster - 1 £488 -
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England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 43 (84.31%) Ruby
2 35 (68.63%) TDD
3 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (62.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 26 (50.98%) BDD
5 19 (37.25%) Capybara
6 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
7 17 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 17 (33.33%) Web Services
8 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
8 15 (29.41%) Scrum
9 14 (27.45%) Git (software)
10 13 (25.49%) CSS
10 13 (25.49%) Java
11 12 (23.53%) HTML
12 11 (21.57%) OO
12 11 (21.57%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (19.61%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (19.61%) Gherkin
13 10 (19.61%) JUnit
13 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
14 9 (17.65%) Jasmine
14 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
14 9 (17.65%) Mockito
15 8 (15.69%) Heroku
15 8 (15.69%) HTML5
15 8 (15.69%) Amazon S3
15 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (15.69%) Selenium

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 3 (5.88%) Node.js
2 2 (3.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (19.61%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (15.69%) Amazon S3
3 8 (15.69%) Heroku
4 7 (13.73%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (13.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (13.73%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (7.84%) GitHub
6 2 (3.92%) SaaS
7 1 (1.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (13.73%) Redis
3 6 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (9.80%) MySQL
4 5 (9.80%) SimpleDB
5 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Capybara
2 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
3 14 (27.45%) Git (software)
4 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
4 10 (19.61%) JUnit
5 9 (17.65%) Jasmine
5 9 (17.65%) Mockito
6 8 (15.69%) Selenium
7 6 (11.76%) WATIR
8 5 (9.80%) Maven
8 5 (9.80%) Protractor
9 4 (7.84%) JIRA
10 3 (5.88%) Subversion
11 2 (3.92%) Appium
11 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.96%) Calabash
12 1 (1.96%) git-flow
12 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.96%) Travis CI
12 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (11.76%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Ruby Developer
3 11 (21.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 10 (19.61%) Java Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Senior Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Developer in Test
6 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Agile Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.88%) HTML Developer
8 3 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) Ruby on Rails
2 17 (33.33%) Web Services
3 13 (25.49%) CSS
4 12 (23.53%) HTML
5 10 (19.61%) Gherkin
6 8 (15.69%) HTML5
7 7 (13.73%) CSS3
7 7 (13.73%) jQuery
7 7 (13.73%) Sass
8 6 (11.76%) RESTful
9 5 (9.80%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (7.84%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
10 4 (7.84%) Haml
10 4 (7.84%) REST
11 3 (5.88%) Sinatra
12 2 (3.92%) React
12 2 (3.92%) Resque
12 2 (3.92%) Spring
12 2 (3.92%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
1 4 (7.84%) MPEG
2 3 (5.88%) Social Media
2 3 (5.88%) Wiki
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.92%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Derivative
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.96%) Online Games
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) TDD
2 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (50.98%) BDD
4 15 (29.41%) Scrum
4 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 11 (21.57%) OO
6 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (15.69%) MVC
7 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.73%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (11.76%) OOP
10 5 (9.80%) Agile Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (7.84%) Front End Development
11 4 (7.84%) Kanban
11 4 (7.84%) Microservices
11 4 (7.84%) SDLC
11 4 (7.84%) Video Processing
12 3 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 43 (84.31%) Ruby
2 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.49%) Java
4 5 (9.80%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (5.88%) Clojure
5 3 (5.88%) RubyMotion
6 2 (3.92%) Go
6 2 (3.92%) PHP
6 2 (3.92%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) C#
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) SDET
2 6 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Capistrano
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (5.88%) Rackspace
3 2 (3.92%) New Relic
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