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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 153 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
425 305 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.02% 9.63% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 161 97
Average daily rate £350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £33.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £19.77 £28.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £52.00 £120.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

RSpec
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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Ruby
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) nginx
3 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) Memcached
4 2 (33.33%) Varnish
4 2 (33.33%) Capistrano
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (33.33%) Sinatra
4 2 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (33.33%) NSQ
4 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (16.67%) GitHub
5 1 (16.67%) Sass
5 1 (16.67%) Capybara

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) nginx
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Capybara
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (33.33%) Memcached
2 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (33.33%) Sinatra
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (33.33%) NSQ
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Varnish
1 2 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Capistrano
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef