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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank - 135 126
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.20% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +21.09%
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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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
614 416 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.17% 12.94% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 275 122
Average daily rate £354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 10 18
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.50 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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 12 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (100.00%) nginx
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Capistrano
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Capistrano
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef