The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 88 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.076% 0.075% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.68% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£550 - £375
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 Surrey region.

Development Applications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
160 146 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 12.22% 10.95% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 87 97
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £289 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 18
Average hourly rate £33.99 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

RSpec
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Perforce
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Capybara
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Capybara
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Perforce