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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 94 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£335 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 -
RSpec
North West

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
129 128 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.38% 10.22% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 84 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £406 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +63.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

RSpec
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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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 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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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
Stockport - 2 £335 -
RSpec
North West

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (100.00%) nginx
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Capistrano
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) nginx
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Capistrano
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef