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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 250 244 234
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing RSpec 17 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.041% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.39% 0.36% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 1
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£375 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -17.64%
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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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
1227 1103 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.19% 11.33% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 647 539
Average daily rate £363 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 55
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £39.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Berkshire - - - -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (76.47%) Ruby
2 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (67.65%) Java
4 21 (61.76%) Puppet
5 19 (55.88%) Cucumber
6 18 (52.94%) Test Automation
6 18 (52.94%) Jenkins
6 18 (52.94%) Selenium
7 17 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (47.06%) Scrum
9 14 (41.18%) Maven
9 14 (41.18%) JUnit
9 14 (41.18%) Vagrant
10 13 (38.24%) Linux
11 12 (35.29%) Tomcat
11 12 (35.29%) TDD
11 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (35.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (35.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (35.29%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (35.29%) Amazon S3
11 12 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (29.41%) BDD
12 10 (29.41%) Web Services
13 9 (26.47%) UNIX
14 8 (23.53%) CSS
14 8 (23.53%) Kanban
14 8 (23.53%) JIRA
14 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (35.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (20.59%) Confluence
3 4 (11.76%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (35.29%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (35.29%) Amazon S3
1 12 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
1 12 (35.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 12 (35.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (14.71%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Internet
2 5 (14.71%) DSL
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) Network Security
2 5 (14.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Hazelcast
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Cucumber
2 18 (52.94%) Selenium
2 18 (52.94%) Jenkins
3 14 (41.18%) Maven
3 14 (41.18%) JUnit
4 8 (23.53%) JIRA
4 8 (23.53%) SoapUI
5 7 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (20.59%) JMeter
5 7 (20.59%) Mockito
6 4 (11.76%) WATIR
7 3 (8.82%) RubyGems
8 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.88%) Calabash
8 2 (5.88%) Appium
8 2 (5.88%) Robolectric
9 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.94%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Java Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Test Leader
3 5 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) AWS Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Designer
7 1 (2.94%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Designer
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Web Services
2 8 (23.53%) CSS
2 8 (23.53%) RESTful
3 7 (20.59%) JSON
3 7 (20.59%) Spring MVC
3 7 (20.59%) JPA
3 7 (20.59%) Hibernate
3 7 (20.59%) Spring
3 7 (20.59%) Ajax
4 5 (14.71%) JTS
4 5 (14.71%) PostGIS
5 4 (11.76%) Underscore.js
5 4 (11.76%) React
5 4 (11.76%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.94%) jQuery
6 1 (2.94%) HTML
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 5 (14.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 16 (47.06%) Scrum
4 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (35.29%) TDD
5 10 (29.41%) BDD
6 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 8 (23.53%) Kanban
6 8 (23.53%) DevOps
7 7 (20.59%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (20.59%) MVC
7 7 (20.59%) Web Development
8 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.88%) SOA
10 2 (5.88%) Agile Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) Ruby
2 23 (67.65%) Java
3 17 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.82%) SQL
6 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.94%) C#
7 1 (2.94%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) VirtualBox
1 7 (20.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (61.76%) Puppet
2 14 (41.18%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle