The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 230 222 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing RSpec 19 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.024% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate
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£365 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
989 912 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.75% 10.74% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 495 461
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
RSpec
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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
Hampshire - 12 £350 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £475 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) Puppet
2 15 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 12 (57.14%) Vagrant
3 12 (57.14%) Scrum
4 11 (52.38%) Web Services
4 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (52.38%) CentOS
5 10 (47.62%) Amazon S3
5 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
6 9 (42.86%) vCloud
6 9 (42.86%) Open Source
6 9 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (42.86%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) Ruby
6 9 (42.86%) Java
7 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
7 8 (38.10%) CSS
7 8 (38.10%) EMC
7 8 (38.10%) TDD
7 8 (38.10%) Maven
7 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
7 8 (38.10%) MongoDB
7 8 (38.10%) DevOps
8 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (33.33%) Apache
9 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
9 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 6 (28.57%) JIRA
9 6 (28.57%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) Apache
2 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 4 (19.05%) Confluence
4 3 (14.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Amazon S3
2 9 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (14.29%) PaaS
4 3 (14.29%) IaaS
5 1 (4.76%) Heroku
5 1 (4.76%) GitHub
5 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) MongoDB
2 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) Redis
4 1 (4.76%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
3 8 (38.10%) Maven
4 6 (28.57%) JIRA
4 6 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (19.05%) Mockito
6 3 (14.29%) Grunt
6 3 (14.29%) JUnit
7 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (9.52%) JMeter
7 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
7 2 (9.52%) Capybara
7 2 (9.52%) FitNesse
7 2 (9.52%) Zephyr
8 1 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (4.76%) Sublime Text
8 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Web Services
2 8 (38.10%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) PostGIS
3 4 (19.05%) JPA
3 4 (19.05%) RESTful
3 4 (19.05%) JTS
3 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
3 4 (19.05%) Spring
3 4 (19.05%) Ajax
3 4 (19.05%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (19.05%) JSON
3 4 (19.05%) Spring MVC
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) Haml
5 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.76%) Sass
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Linked Data
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Scrum
2 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 8 (38.10%) DevOps
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) MVC
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) Kanban
5 4 (19.05%) Web Development
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.76%) SOA
8 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
1 9 (42.86%) Ruby
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) BC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) vCloud
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (71.43%) Puppet
2 12 (57.14%) Vagrant
3 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.76%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) EMC
3 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Perforce
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Tripwire
4 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago