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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 253 227 243
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs citing RSpec 22 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.30% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.70% 2.74% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 1
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1295 1023 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.92% 11.00% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 594 564
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 20
Average hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £30.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 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 +6 17 £425 -19.08% 2
Oxfordshire -15 5 £425 +13.33% 1
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 30 (96.77%) Ruby
2 24 (77.42%) UNIX
3 22 (70.97%) TDD
4 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
5 20 (64.52%) Selenium
6 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (54.84%) Scrum
7 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
7 14 (45.16%) Node.js
7 14 (45.16%) Backbone.js
8 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (38.71%) Linux
9 11 (35.48%) AngularJS
10 10 (32.26%) DevOps
11 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
11 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
11 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
12 5 (16.13%) Puppet
12 5 (16.13%) RubyGems
12 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
12 5 (16.13%) BDD
12 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (16.13%) Web Development
12 5 (16.13%) Oracle
13 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
13 4 (12.90%) Finance
13 4 (12.90%) Degree
13 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
13 4 (12.90%) Underscore.js

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (45.16%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Selenium
2 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) RubyGems
4 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.68%) WATIR
6 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Lead Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Ruby Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Backbone.js
2 11 (35.48%) AngularJS
3 5 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (12.90%) Underscore.js
4 4 (12.90%) React
5 2 (6.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware
6 1 (3.23%) HTML
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) UNIX
2 12 (38.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) TDD
2 17 (54.84%) Scrum
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (32.26%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.13%) Web Development
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.45%) Open Source
9 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.23%) OOP
9 1 (3.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) Ruby
2 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe