The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 604 576 504
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -72
Contract jobs citing RSpec 47 70 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 0.92% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 95
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £321 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £358
% change year-on-year
-9.06% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £71.00
UK excluding London median 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
8752 7613 7007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.34% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5986 5020 4499
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 149
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 47 £450 +7.46% 29
London +8 40 £450 +5.88% 23
City of London +43 11 £488 +2.63% 4
South West +3 2 £356 -40.62%
Bristol +1 2 £356 -40.62%
West Yorkshire +1 2 £375 +15.38%
Yorkshire 0 2 £375 +15.38%
Leeds -4 2 £375 +15.38%
North West +3 1 - - 3
South East -1 1 £400 -5.88% 2
North East -43 1 £300 -2.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne -55 1 £300 -2.43%
Tyne and Wear -59 1 £300 -2.43%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Liverpool - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £488 -
Reading - 1 £400 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 with a requirement for RSpec.

1 77 (83.70%) Ruby
2 55 (59.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 51 (55.43%) TDD
4 48 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 43 (46.74%) BDD
7 42 (45.65%) JavaScript
8 35 (38.04%) Git (software)
9 34 (36.96%) Java
10 33 (35.87%) CSS
11 31 (33.70%) Web Services
11 31 (33.70%) JUnit
12 29 (31.52%) Jenkins
13 28 (30.43%) HTML
13 28 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (29.35%) Scrum
14 27 (29.35%) Capybara
15 26 (28.26%) NoSQL
16 25 (27.17%) OO
17 22 (23.91%) Selenium
17 22 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
17 22 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
18 20 (21.74%) Relational Database
19 19 (20.65%) Microservices
19 19 (20.65%) Test Automation
19 19 (20.65%) REST
19 19 (20.65%) Automated Testing
19 19 (20.65%) MVC
20 18 (19.57%) OOP
20 18 (19.57%) Python

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (11.96%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.17%) Confluence
2 2 (2.17%) JBoss
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (1.09%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (15.22%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (14.13%) Amazon S3
4 12 (13.04%) Amazon SQS
4 12 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (13.04%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (10.87%) GitHub
6 9 (9.78%) SaaS
7 4 (4.35%) Heroku
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.09%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) Internet
2 7 (7.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) IPsec
3 1 (1.09%) IPv6
3 1 (1.09%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.09%) OSPF
3 1 (1.09%) Quagga
3 1 (1.09%) SSH
3 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.26%) NoSQL
2 22 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 14 (15.22%) RDBMS
5 12 (13.04%) Redis
6 9 (9.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (9.78%) SimpleDB
7 8 (8.70%) Hadoop
8 7 (7.61%) MongoDB
8 7 (7.61%) MySQL
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
10 3 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.26%) Star Schema
11 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
11 2 (2.17%) Big Data
11 2 (2.17%) Sqoop
12 1 (1.09%) MariaDB
12 1 (1.09%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 46 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 35 (38.04%) Git (software)
3 31 (33.70%) JUnit
4 29 (31.52%) Jenkins
5 27 (29.35%) Capybara
6 22 (23.91%) Selenium
7 13 (14.13%) Mockito
7 13 (14.13%) Subversion
8 11 (11.96%) WebDriver
9 10 (10.87%) JIRA
9 10 (10.87%) Maven
10 9 (9.78%) Jasmine
11 7 (7.61%) git-flow
12 5 (5.43%) WATIR
13 4 (4.35%) NUnit
14 3 (3.26%) Bower
14 3 (3.26%) Grunt
14 3 (3.26%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (3.26%) Mocha
14 3 (3.26%) PyUnit
General
1 4 (4.35%) Games
1 4 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Finance
3 1 (1.09%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 61 (66.30%) Developer
2 32 (34.78%) Ruby Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Java Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Tester
6 10 (10.87%) Developer in Test
7 9 (9.78%) Ruby Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Test Automation Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) Automation Tester
9 7 (7.61%) Test Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (6.52%) Test Engineer
11 5 (5.43%) QA Tester
11 5 (5.43%) Senior Ruby Developer
12 4 (4.35%) Agile Developer
12 4 (4.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (59.78%) Ruby on Rails
2 33 (35.87%) CSS
3 31 (33.70%) Web Services
4 28 (30.43%) HTML
5 19 (20.65%) REST
6 18 (19.57%) Gherkin
7 13 (14.13%) HTML5
8 12 (13.04%) CSS3
9 10 (10.87%) Resque
9 10 (10.87%) Sass
10 9 (9.78%) Haml
10 9 (9.78%) RESTful
11 7 (7.61%) AngularJS
11 7 (7.61%) Node.js
12 6 (6.52%) Dropwizard
12 6 (6.52%) jQuery
12 6 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (5.43%) ActiveMQ
14 4 (4.35%) Sidekiq
14 4 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Visualisation
2 5 (5.43%) MPEG
3 4 (4.35%) Wiki
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.17%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Online Games
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.09%) Social Media
5 1 (1.09%) Telematics
5 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Linux
2 15 (16.30%) Unix
3 6 (6.52%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) CoreOS
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.09%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (55.43%) TDD
2 48 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (46.74%) BDD
4 28 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (29.35%) Scrum
6 25 (27.17%) OO
7 19 (20.65%) Automated Testing
7 19 (20.65%) Microservices
7 19 (20.65%) MVC
7 19 (20.65%) Test Automation
8 18 (19.57%) Front End Development
8 18 (19.57%) OOP
9 12 (13.04%) Auto-Scaling
9 12 (13.04%) Open Source
9 12 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 11 (11.96%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (11.96%) Unit Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Automation Testing
11 9 (9.78%) ETL
12 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 77 (83.70%) Ruby
2 42 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 34 (36.96%) Java
4 18 (19.57%) Python
5 10 (10.87%) C#
5 10 (10.87%) Scala
6 9 (9.78%) SQL
7 4 (4.35%) C++
8 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.26%) Clojure
8 3 (3.26%) RubyMotion
9 2 (2.17%) Go
10 1 (1.09%) ES6
10 1 (1.09%) PHP
10 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) QA
2 10 (10.87%) SDET
3 2 (2.17%) WCAG
4 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.09%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) HDFS
3 1 (1.09%) Btrfs
3 1 (1.09%) iptables
3 1 (1.09%) KVM
3 1 (1.09%) LXC
3 1 (1.09%) Snort
3 1 (1.09%) Squid
3 1 (1.09%) Varnish
3 1 (1.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Puppet
2 2 (2.17%) Capistrano
2 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.17%) Oozie
3 1 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (1.09%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.09%) Nessus
3 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) rkt
3 1 (1.09%) systemd
Vendors
1 4 (4.35%) Rackspace
2 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.09%) Apigee
3 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.09%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.09%) VMware
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