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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 245 236 226
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing RSpec 13 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.10% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 0.87% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1225 1033 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.09% 11.53% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 565 489
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 50
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.70 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 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 +5 13 £400 -20.07% 3
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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 24 (92.31%) Ruby
2 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) Selenium
4 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
4 15 (57.69%) UNIX
4 15 (57.69%) Jenkins
5 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
6 13 (50.00%) Scrum
6 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 13 (50.00%) TDD
7 10 (38.46%) Java
8 9 (34.62%) Linux
8 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (34.62%) Puppet
9 8 (30.77%) JIRA
9 8 (30.77%) Maven
9 8 (30.77%) JUnit
9 8 (30.77%) Backbone.js
9 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
9 8 (30.77%) Node.js
9 8 (30.77%) Vagrant
10 7 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (26.92%) MS Office
10 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
10 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
10 7 (26.92%) HP UFT
10 7 (26.92%) JMeter
10 7 (26.92%) Confluence
11 6 (23.08%) RubyGems
11 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 8 (30.77%) Node.js
2 7 (26.92%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) GitHub
1 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) Hazelcast
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) Jenkins
3 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
4 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
4 8 (30.77%) Maven
4 8 (30.77%) JIRA
4 8 (30.77%) JUnit
5 7 (26.92%) HP UFT
5 7 (26.92%) JMeter
6 6 (23.08%) RubyGems
7 3 (11.54%) WATIR
8 1 (3.85%) Calabash
8 1 (3.85%) Appium
8 1 (3.85%) Robolectric
8 1 (3.85%) Subversion
8 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.85%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Test Leader
3 5 (19.23%) Lead Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) AWS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Backbone.js
2 4 (15.38%) Underscore.js
2 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 4 (15.38%) React
2 4 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) PostGIS
4 1 (3.85%) JTS
4 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.85%) JPA
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) UNIX
2 9 (34.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
3 13 (50.00%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.69%) DevOps
7 2 (7.69%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) BDD
8 1 (3.85%) Kanban
8 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
8 1 (3.85%) MVC
8 1 (3.85%) Workflow
8 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Web Development
8 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) Ruby
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (38.46%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Puppet
2 8 (30.77%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle