The first table below looks at the demand for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 31 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 West 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 130 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
393 236 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.92% 11.01% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 145 142
Average daily rate £361 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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England

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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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

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
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Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
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England

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Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (100.00%) Ruby
1 9 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 9 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (88.89%) MongoDB
2 8 (88.89%) Backbone.js
2 8 (88.89%) GitHub
2 8 (88.89%) Mac OS
2 8 (88.89%) Amazon S3
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
2 8 (88.89%) Heroku
2 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
2 8 (88.89%) Karma Test Runner
2 8 (88.89%) Sublime Text
2 8 (88.89%) SSH
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) Photoshop
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Sass
5 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (11.11%) Content Management
6 1 (11.11%) CMS
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Photoshop
1 8 (88.89%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Amazon S3
1 8 (88.89%) Heroku
1 8 (88.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (88.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (88.89%) Karma Test Runner
2 8 (88.89%) Sublime Text
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (88.89%) HTML5
2 8 (88.89%) Backbone.js
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
3 3 (33.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Ruby
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript