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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 134 - 142
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% - 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
359 353 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.29% 11.93% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 184 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Average hourly rate £31.25 £32.03 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -14.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.91 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £43.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Manchester - 2 £306 -
Lancashire - 1 £475 -
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England

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Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) nginx
3 1 (33.33%) Sahi
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Capistrano
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Sahi
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Capistrano
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet