The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
England / North West
Rank - - 134
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
433 641 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.51% 16.34% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 376 236
Median daily rate £400 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 13
Median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.38 £31.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in the North West