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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank - 165 141
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.067% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.52% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00
RSpec
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
567 579 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.95% 12.88% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 372 232
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £37.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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

RSpec
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Capistrano
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (100.00%) GitLab

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) GitLab
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Capistrano
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet