The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 65 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing RSpec 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.092% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 0.81% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£750 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £145
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +158.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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 Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
92 123 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.15% 11.33% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 74 47
Average daily rate £400 £328 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (50.00%) IaaS
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) PaaS
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SOA

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) PaaS
1 4 (50.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef