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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 523 506 529
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing RSpec 77 93 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.077%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 1.36% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 74 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £71.00 -
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
7416 6860 5553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.74% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 4357 3438
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 158 158
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £31.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £52.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 30 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 76 £425 +11.47% 21
London -17 55 £425 +6.25% 10
Surrey +9 13 £400 -20.07% 5
City of London +6 13 £475 +35.71% 6
South East -20 13 £400 +9.58% 6
Egham - 13 £400 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 3 £283 -18.70%
North East -25 3 £283 -19.28%
Tyne and Wear -29 3 £283 -19.28%
North West - 2 £335 - 3
East of England - 2 £425 -
Cambridge - 2 £425 -
Stockport - 2 £335 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 £335 -
Leeds - 1 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (95.09%) Ruby
2 100 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (60.12%) Ruby on Rails
4 86 (52.76%) Cucumber
5 79 (48.47%) TDD
6 78 (47.85%) JavaScript
7 65 (39.88%) BDD
8 55 (33.74%) Scrum
9 48 (29.45%) Git (software)
10 44 (26.99%) Selenium
11 41 (25.15%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (24.54%) Test Automation
13 39 (23.93%) Puppet
13 39 (23.93%) CSS
14 37 (22.70%) Web Services
14 37 (22.70%) UNIX
15 35 (21.47%) Linux
15 35 (21.47%) HTML
15 35 (21.47%) Sinatra
16 30 (18.40%) Java
17 28 (17.18%) Node.js
17 28 (17.18%) Backbone.js
18 27 (16.56%) AngularJS
19 26 (15.95%) Jenkins
19 26 (15.95%) MySQL
19 26 (15.95%) QA
20 24 (14.72%) PostgreSQL
21 23 (14.11%) JUnit
21 23 (14.11%) Capybara
22 20 (12.27%) DevOps

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 28 (17.18%) Node.js
2 9 (5.52%) Confluence
2 9 (5.52%) nginx
3 6 (3.68%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.68%) Apache
4 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) MS Office
1 7 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.27%) Heroku
2 19 (11.66%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (9.82%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.91%) SaaS
5 7 (4.29%) GitHub
6 6 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.84%) IaaS
7 3 (1.84%) PaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.45%) LDAP
2 3 (1.84%) Internet
3 2 (1.23%) HTTP
3 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.95%) MySQL
2 24 (14.72%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.36%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.13%) Redis
5 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.23%) HBase
8 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.61%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 86 (52.76%) Cucumber
2 48 (29.45%) Git (software)
3 44 (26.99%) Selenium
4 26 (15.95%) Jenkins
5 23 (14.11%) Capybara
5 23 (14.11%) JUnit
6 14 (8.59%) WebDriver
6 14 (8.59%) JIRA
6 14 (8.59%) Jasmine
7 9 (5.52%) WATIR
7 9 (5.52%) Maven
8 8 (4.91%) SoapUI
9 7 (4.29%) RubyGems
9 7 (4.29%) HP UFT
9 7 (4.29%) JMeter
10 5 (3.07%) Subversion
11 4 (2.45%) Calabash
12 2 (1.23%) Grunt
12 2 (1.23%) PhantomJS
12 2 (1.23%) Appium
General
1 17 (10.43%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Marketing
3 4 (2.45%) Publishing
4 3 (1.84%) Games
4 3 (1.84%) Retail
5 1 (0.61%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 84 (51.53%) Developer
2 41 (25.15%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 23 (14.11%) Ruby Developer
4 15 (9.20%) Senior Developer
5 14 (8.59%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 13 (7.98%) Lead Developer
6 13 (7.98%) QA Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (6.13%) Architect
9 9 (5.52%) Tester
10 8 (4.91%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.91%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.91%) Test Leader
11 7 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) AWS Developer
12 5 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
12 5 (3.07%) Analyst
12 5 (3.07%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (60.12%) Ruby on Rails
2 39 (23.93%) CSS
3 37 (22.70%) Web Services
4 35 (21.47%) HTML
4 35 (21.47%) Sinatra
5 28 (17.18%) Backbone.js
6 27 (16.56%) AngularJS
7 20 (12.27%) REST
8 17 (10.43%) Memcached
9 16 (9.82%) HTML5
10 13 (7.98%) .NET
10 13 (7.98%) Ember.js
10 13 (7.98%) React
11 12 (7.36%) jQuery
12 10 (6.13%) RESTful
13 9 (5.52%) CSS3
14 7 (4.29%) Gherkin
14 7 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
14 7 (4.29%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.84%) iPhone
2 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.23%) RIA
3 2 (1.23%) Online Gambling
3 2 (1.23%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.61%) iPad
4 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.70%) UNIX
2 35 (21.47%) Linux
3 3 (1.84%) Windows
4 2 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (48.47%) TDD
3 65 (39.88%) BDD
4 55 (33.74%) Scrum
5 41 (25.15%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (24.54%) Test Automation
7 20 (12.27%) DevOps
8 19 (11.66%) E-Commerce
9 18 (11.04%) Pair Programming
9 18 (11.04%) MVC
9 18 (11.04%) Open Source
10 16 (9.82%) OO
11 12 (7.36%) Software Engineering
11 12 (7.36%) Domain-Driven Design
11 12 (7.36%) Automation Testing
11 12 (7.36%) SDLC
12 11 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (6.75%) Refactoring
13 9 (5.52%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (5.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (95.09%) Ruby
2 78 (47.85%) JavaScript
3 30 (18.40%) Java
4 13 (7.98%) SQL
5 12 (7.36%) Go
6 5 (3.07%) PHP
6 5 (3.07%) Python
6 5 (3.07%) C#
7 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.84%) Clojure
8 2 (1.23%) Scala
8 2 (1.23%) Perl
8 2 (1.23%) Groovy
9 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.61%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 3 (1.84%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.61%) ISEB
2 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.95%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.91%) Varnish
2 7 (4.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.45%) Docker
4 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (23.93%) Puppet
2 13 (7.98%) Vagrant
3 12 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.13%) Ansible
4 10 (6.13%) Capistrano
5 3 (1.84%) Mesos
Vendors
1 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.29%) Rackspace
3 5 (3.07%) Oracle
4 2 (1.23%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (0.61%) Sencha
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Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
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