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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 223 241 245
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing RSpec 24 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.023% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.34% 0.22% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
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£413 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £350 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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
1024 907 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.03% 10.52% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 553 499
Average daily rate £363 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 45
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 2014.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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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 18 September 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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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 +3 15 £400 +14.28%
Berkshire - 4 £475 - 2
East Sussex - 2 £375 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 26 (83.87%) Linux
2 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (80.65%) Puppet
3 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
3 19 (61.29%) Vagrant
4 16 (51.61%) DevOps
4 16 (51.61%) CentOS
4 16 (51.61%) Scrum
5 15 (48.39%) Web Services
5 15 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (45.16%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (45.16%) Amazon S3
6 14 (45.16%) Open Source
6 14 (45.16%) vCloud
6 14 (45.16%) Java
6 14 (45.16%) VMware
7 12 (38.71%) MongoDB
7 12 (38.71%) Maven
7 12 (38.71%) Ruby
8 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
8 11 (35.48%) CSS
8 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
8 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
9 10 (32.26%) EMC
10 9 (29.03%) Apache
10 9 (29.03%) Tomcat
10 9 (29.03%) Selenium
11 8 (25.81%) TDD
11 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
12 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (29.03%) Apache
1 9 (29.03%) Tomcat
2 5 (16.13%) Confluence
3 3 (9.68%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (45.16%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (45.16%) Amazon S3
2 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (19.35%) PaaS
3 6 (19.35%) IaaS
4 2 (6.45%) Heroku
4 2 (6.45%) GitHub
5 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 4 (12.90%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) MongoDB
2 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) Hazelcast
5 1 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
2 12 (38.71%) Maven
3 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
4 9 (29.03%) Selenium
5 7 (22.58%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) JUnit
6 5 (16.13%) JMeter
6 5 (16.13%) Mockito
7 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
7 3 (9.68%) Grunt
7 3 (9.68%) FitNesse
7 3 (9.68%) Zephyr
8 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
8 2 (6.45%) Subversion
8 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
8 2 (6.45%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (6.45%) Sublime Text
8 2 (6.45%) Capybara
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) Web Services
2 11 (35.48%) CSS
3 6 (19.35%) HTML
3 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (16.13%) JSON
4 5 (16.13%) Spring MVC
4 5 (16.13%) JTS
4 5 (16.13%) Hibernate
4 5 (16.13%) Spring
4 5 (16.13%) Ajax
4 5 (16.13%) JPA
4 5 (16.13%) RESTful
4 5 (16.13%) PostGIS
5 4 (12.90%) jQuery
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
6 2 (6.45%) Sass
6 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.23%) Haml
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Open Source
2 3 (9.68%) Linked Data
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Linux
2 16 (51.61%) CentOS
3 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Scrum
2 16 (51.61%) DevOps
3 15 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
4 8 (25.81%) TDD
5 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
6 6 (19.35%) Kanban
7 5 (16.13%) Web Development
7 5 (16.13%) MVC
8 4 (12.90%) BDD
9 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Workflow
9 2 (6.45%) SOA
10 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.23%) OO
10 1 (3.23%) OOD
10 1 (3.23%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) Ruby
3 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) BC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) vCloud
2 7 (22.58%) VirtualBox
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (80.65%) Puppet
2 19 (61.29%) Vagrant
3 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
3 10 (32.26%) EMC
4 4 (12.90%) Tripwire
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Perforce
6 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
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