The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 81 - 94
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% - 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% - 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£306 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
178 141 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.41% 11.60% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 89 71
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £276 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSpec across the Manchester region.

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) nginx
2 1 (50.00%) Sahi
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Capistrano
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) nginx
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Sahi
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Capistrano
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef