The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 525 538 513
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Contract jobs citing RSpec 70 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.085% 0.089%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 0.73% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 35 24
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£429 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £229
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +63.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7285 5995 5826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.20% 11.62% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5033 3850 3585
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 144 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend

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

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RSpec
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

RSpec Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RSpec
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RSpec within the UK.

RSpec Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RSpec
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England -13 61 £450 +20.00% 20
London +18 37 £439 +13.22% 13
South East -8 16 £440 +37.50% 5
Hampshire -10 11 £415 +29.68% 4
Southampton +1 7 £415 +29.68% 4
Scotland - 6 £381 - 1
North West -9 5 £325 -13.33% 1
Berkshire +5 4 £750 - 1
Manchester -10 3 £325 -13.33% 1
Glasgow - 3 £388 - 1
City of London +3 1 £525 +44.82% 1
Surrey - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £500 - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
West Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Warwick - - - -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 155 (84.70%) Ruby
2 131 (71.58%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (58.47%) Cucumber
4 98 (53.55%) Ruby on Rails
5 88 (48.09%) TDD
6 68 (37.16%) Linux
7 64 (34.97%) BDD
8 62 (33.88%) JavaScript
9 59 (32.24%) Scrum
10 55 (30.05%) CSS
10 55 (30.05%) Puppet
11 54 (29.51%) Java
12 51 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (27.32%) Selenium
14 47 (25.68%) Git (software)
15 46 (25.14%) HTML
16 44 (24.04%) Jenkins
17 42 (22.95%) Web Services
18 41 (22.40%) Sinatra
19 38 (20.77%) JUnit
20 37 (20.22%) Test Automation
21 36 (19.67%) MongoDB
22 34 (18.58%) UNIX
23 33 (18.03%) Opscode Chef
24 32 (17.49%) DevOps
25 31 (16.94%) Vagrant
26 30 (16.39%) Open Source
27 28 (15.30%) Amazon S3
28 25 (13.66%) jQuery
29 24 (13.11%) SQL

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (8.20%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.37%) Apache
3 7 (3.83%) Node.js
4 6 (3.28%) nginx
5 4 (2.19%) Confluence
6 3 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.09%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.55%) WordPress
8 1 (0.55%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.19%) MS Office
2 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.30%) Amazon S3
2 20 (10.93%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.65%) IaaS
4 14 (7.65%) PaaS
5 13 (7.10%) Heroku
6 11 (6.01%) GitHub
7 5 (2.73%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.20%) LDAP
2 10 (5.46%) SSH
3 8 (4.37%) Internet
4 7 (3.83%) SSL
5 5 (2.73%) Network Security
5 5 (2.73%) Firewall
5 5 (2.73%) DSL
6 2 (1.09%) HTTP
7 1 (0.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.67%) MongoDB
2 20 (10.93%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (9.84%) NoSQL
4 13 (7.10%) MySQL
5 11 (6.01%) Big Data
6 8 (4.37%) Redis
7 5 (2.73%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.19%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.64%) HBase
10 2 (1.09%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 107 (58.47%) Cucumber
2 50 (27.32%) Selenium
3 47 (25.68%) Git (software)
4 44 (24.04%) Jenkins
5 38 (20.77%) JUnit
6 19 (10.38%) WATIR
7 18 (9.84%) Capybara
8 14 (7.65%) Maven
8 14 (7.65%) Jasmine
9 11 (6.01%) WebDriver
10 10 (5.46%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (5.46%) Sublime Text
11 9 (4.92%) Hudson
11 9 (4.92%) Mockito
12 7 (3.83%) TeamCity
12 7 (3.83%) JIRA
13 6 (3.28%) JMeter
14 5 (2.73%) RubyGems
15 4 (2.19%) QuickTest Pro
15 4 (2.19%) Subversion
General
1 9 (4.92%) Finance
2 4 (2.19%) Games
3 3 (1.64%) Retail
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (43.17%) Developer
2 30 (16.39%) Ruby Developer
3 27 (14.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (14.21%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 12 (6.56%) Architect
6 11 (6.01%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.46%) Test Specialist
8 9 (4.92%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Programmer
10 7 (3.83%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Analyst
11 6 (3.28%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.28%) Tester
11 6 (3.28%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Automation Tester
12 5 (2.73%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 5 (2.73%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (53.55%) Ruby on Rails
2 55 (30.05%) CSS
3 46 (25.14%) HTML
4 42 (22.95%) Web Services
5 41 (22.40%) Sinatra
6 25 (13.66%) jQuery
7 24 (13.11%) HTML5
8 23 (12.57%) Backbone.js
9 21 (11.48%) AngularJS
10 17 (9.29%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (9.29%) ActiveMQ
11 16 (8.74%) LAMP
11 16 (8.74%) NSQ
11 16 (8.74%) Memcached
12 15 (8.20%) RESTful
12 15 (8.20%) .NET
13 14 (7.65%) Sass
14 13 (7.10%) Ajax
15 12 (6.56%) JSON
16 9 (4.92%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.39%) Open Source
2 16 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.37%) Performance Metrics
5 6 (3.28%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.19%) User Experience
6 4 (2.19%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.64%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.64%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.64%) Statistics
8 2 (1.09%) iPad
9 1 (0.55%) iPhone
9 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.55%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.55%) Derivative
9 1 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 68 (37.16%) Linux
2 34 (18.58%) UNIX
3 14 (7.65%) CentOS
4 10 (5.46%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.09%) AIX
5 2 (1.09%) Solaris
6 1 (0.55%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (71.58%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (48.09%) TDD
3 64 (34.97%) BDD
4 59 (32.24%) Scrum
5 51 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (20.22%) Test Automation
7 32 (17.49%) DevOps
8 22 (12.02%) Web Development
9 20 (10.93%) MVC
10 19 (10.38%) Configuration Management
10 19 (10.38%) Pair Programming
11 17 (9.29%) Refactoring
12 15 (8.20%) Kanban
13 14 (7.65%) SOA
14 13 (7.10%) Automated Testing
15 12 (6.56%) Test Scripting
16 11 (6.01%) Automation Testing
17 10 (5.46%) E-Commerce
17 10 (5.46%) OO
18 9 (4.92%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (84.70%) Ruby
2 62 (33.88%) JavaScript
3 54 (29.51%) Java
4 24 (13.11%) SQL
5 15 (8.20%) CoffeeScript
6 13 (7.10%) Scala
6 13 (7.10%) PHP
7 11 (6.01%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.46%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.92%) Golang
10 8 (4.37%) Perl
11 6 (3.28%) Python
12 5 (2.73%) C#
13 3 (1.64%) Clojure
13 3 (1.64%) R
13 3 (1.64%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.09%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) Degree
1 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) QA
System Software
1 19 (10.38%) Varnish
2 16 (8.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (5.46%) VirtualBox
4 9 (4.92%) vCloud
4 9 (4.92%) Docker
5 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (30.05%) Puppet
2 33 (18.03%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (16.94%) Vagrant
4 7 (3.83%) ZABBIX
5 6 (3.28%) Capistrano
6 5 (2.73%) yum
7 1 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (6.01%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.92%) VMware
3 8 (4.37%) Red Hat
3 8 (4.37%) Oracle
4 5 (2.73%) EMC
5 4 (2.19%) HP
6 3 (1.64%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.09%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.55%) SAP
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