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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 268 255 228
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.073% 0.90% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 14
Median daily rate £400 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1365 1222 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.34% 12.79% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 753 534
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.43 £47.50 £56.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 2
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RSpec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Jasmine
2 3 (42.86%) PigUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) Star Schema
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 3 (42.86%) PyUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Mocha
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Pig
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) IPsec
1 1 (14.29%) IPv6
1 1 (14.29%) OpenVPN
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) Quagga
1 1 (14.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 3 (42.86%) Star Schema
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) Sqoop
4 1 (14.29%) MariaDB
4 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Jasmine
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
2 3 (42.86%) PigUnit
2 3 (42.86%) PyUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (28.57%) Mocha
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (14.29%) GitLab
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) webpack
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Tez
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (14.29%) MCollective
3 1 (14.29%) React
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) CoreOS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
2 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) ES6
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) HDFS
2 1 (14.29%) Btrfs
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) iptables
2 1 (14.29%) KVM
2 1 (14.29%) LXC
2 1 (14.29%) Snort
2 1 (14.29%) Squid
2 1 (14.29%) Varnish
2 1 (14.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oozie
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) CFEngine
2 1 (14.29%) HAProxy
2 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) rkt
2 1 (14.29%) systemd
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Rackspace
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 1 (14.29%) SaltStack
1 1 (14.29%) VMware