The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank - 146 138
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.11% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Median daily rate - £600 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
516 451 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.42% 13.63% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 300 257
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 18
Median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 £31.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSpec across the South West region.

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 West region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (100.00%) Web Development
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) MongoDB

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Capybara
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) git-flow
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared