The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 248 227 233
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing RSpec 13 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.21% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 1.90% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 0
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£425 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 -
% change year-on-year
+11.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1222 1001 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.76% 10.90% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 550 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 37
Average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015. 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
Surrey +12 12 £425 -19.08% 5
Oxfordshire -22 1 £375 +11.11% 2
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (96.67%) Ruby
2 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (66.67%) UNIX
4 18 (60.00%) Selenium
5 16 (53.33%) TDD
5 16 (53.33%) Scrum
5 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
6 15 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (43.33%) Cucumber
9 12 (40.00%) Node.js
9 12 (40.00%) Backbone.js
10 10 (33.33%) Linux
11 9 (30.00%) Puppet
11 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
12 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
12 8 (26.67%) Java
12 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (26.67%) JIRA
13 7 (23.33%) Maven
13 7 (23.33%) Confluence
13 7 (23.33%) JUnit
13 7 (23.33%) MS Office
13 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
13 7 (23.33%) JMeter
13 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
13 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
13 7 (23.33%) Vagrant
13 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (40.00%) Node.js
2 7 (23.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) DHCP
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (60.00%) Selenium
2 15 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (43.33%) Cucumber
4 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (26.67%) JIRA
5 7 (23.33%) JUnit
5 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
5 7 (23.33%) JMeter
5 7 (23.33%) Maven
6 6 (20.00%) RubyGems
7 3 (10.00%) WATIR
7 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Lead Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Backbone.js
2 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (13.33%) React
3 4 (13.33%) Underscore.js
4 3 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) UNIX
2 10 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
2 16 (53.33%) Scrum
3 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.00%) DevOps
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
9 1 (3.33%) BDD
9 1 (3.33%) Workflow
9 1 (3.33%) OOP
9 1 (3.33%) OO
9 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Web Development
9 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) Ruby
2 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (26.67%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Puppet
2 7 (23.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
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