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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RSpec
Rank 496 537 534
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -3
Contract jobs citing RSpec 98 63 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.052%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.36% 0.92% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 45 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £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
7203 6846 5469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.40% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4361 3485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 138
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 17 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 24 April 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 +45 96 £425 +13.33% 22
London +52 75 £428 -10.00% 16
South East +8 17 £375 +29.31% 3
Hampshire -3 9 £385 +32.75%
Surrey - 8 £375 - 3
Egham - 7 £375 -
City of London +19 6 £475 +2.70% 7
Southampton -4 6 £395 -
South West - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Hackney - 2 £475 -
Swansea +6 1 £525 +50.00%
West Wales +3 1 £525 +50.00%
Wales -8 1 £525 +50.00%
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 3

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 151 (93.21%) Ruby
2 103 (63.58%) Ruby on Rails
3 98 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (52.47%) Cucumber
5 81 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 65 (40.12%) TDD
7 60 (37.04%) BDD
8 56 (34.57%) Scrum
9 54 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 54 (33.33%) Web Services
10 48 (29.63%) CSS
11 44 (27.16%) Java
11 44 (27.16%) Linux
12 42 (25.93%) Puppet
13 39 (24.07%) Selenium
13 39 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (23.46%) UNIX
14 38 (23.46%) Sinatra
15 35 (21.60%) HTML
15 35 (21.60%) Test Automation
16 33 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (17.90%) JUnit
18 28 (17.28%) Open Source
18 28 (17.28%) AngularJS
19 26 (16.05%) Memcached
19 26 (16.05%) MySQL
20 25 (15.43%) Jenkins
21 24 (14.81%) Node.js
21 24 (14.81%) MVC
22 23 (14.20%) PostgreSQL

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (14.81%) Node.js
2 14 (8.64%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.17%) nginx
4 9 (5.56%) Apache Solr
4 9 (5.56%) Confluence
5 6 (3.70%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.32%) MS Office
1 7 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (13.58%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (12.96%) Heroku
4 13 (8.02%) Amazon S3
5 12 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (7.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (5.56%) GitHub
6 9 (5.56%) SaaS
7 5 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.47%) PaaS
8 4 (2.47%) IaaS
9 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.56%) Internet
1 9 (5.56%) LDAP
2 5 (3.09%) Firewall
2 5 (3.09%) SSL
2 5 (3.09%) DSL
2 5 (3.09%) Network Security
3 4 (2.47%) HTTP
4 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.05%) MySQL
2 23 (14.20%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.17%) Redis
5 8 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.09%) Hazelcast
6 5 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.62%) HBase
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 85 (52.47%) Cucumber
2 54 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 39 (24.07%) Selenium
4 29 (17.90%) JUnit
5 25 (15.43%) Jenkins
6 19 (11.73%) Capybara
7 17 (10.49%) Jasmine
8 14 (8.64%) Maven
9 11 (6.79%) JIRA
10 8 (4.94%) SoapUI
11 7 (4.32%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (4.32%) JMeter
11 7 (4.32%) WATIR
11 7 (4.32%) Mockito
12 6 (3.70%) Subversion
13 5 (3.09%) WebDriver
14 3 (1.85%) Calabash
14 3 (1.85%) RubyGems
15 2 (1.23%) Behat
15 2 (1.23%) Hudson
General
1 13 (8.02%) Finance
2 3 (1.85%) Publishing
2 3 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (50.00%) Developer
2 39 (24.07%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 17 (10.49%) Senior Developer
4 14 (8.64%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 13 (8.02%) Ruby Developer
6 10 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.17%) QA Engineer
6 10 (6.17%) Lead Developer
7 9 (5.56%) Architect
8 8 (4.94%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.32%) Tester
9 7 (4.32%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.32%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.09%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.09%) AWS Developer
11 4 (2.47%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (63.58%) Ruby on Rails
2 54 (33.33%) Web Services
3 48 (29.63%) CSS
4 38 (23.46%) Sinatra
5 35 (21.60%) HTML
6 28 (17.28%) AngularJS
7 26 (16.05%) Memcached
8 21 (12.96%) Backbone.js
9 20 (12.35%) HTML5
10 19 (11.73%) jQuery
11 17 (10.49%) RESTful
12 15 (9.26%) .NET
12 15 (9.26%) ActiveMQ
12 15 (9.26%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (9.26%) NSQ
13 14 (8.64%) REST
14 13 (8.02%) React
15 9 (5.56%) LAMP
15 9 (5.56%) JSON
15 9 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.28%) Open Source
2 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.23%) iPhone
4 2 (1.23%) RIA
5 1 (0.62%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.62%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.62%) Statistics
5 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.62%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.16%) Linux
2 38 (23.46%) UNIX
3 5 (3.09%) CentOS
4 3 (1.85%) Android
5 2 (1.23%) Windows
6 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (40.12%) TDD
3 60 (37.04%) BDD
4 56 (34.57%) Scrum
5 39 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (21.60%) Test Automation
7 24 (14.81%) MVC
8 19 (11.73%) OO
9 18 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 17 (10.49%) DevOps
11 14 (8.64%) Refactoring
12 12 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (7.41%) Domain-Driven Design
12 12 (7.41%) Web Development
12 12 (7.41%) E-Commerce
13 11 (6.79%) Configuration Management
13 11 (6.79%) Software Architecture
14 10 (6.17%) Kanban
15 8 (4.94%) Project Management
16 7 (4.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 151 (93.21%) Ruby
2 81 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 44 (27.16%) Java
4 16 (9.88%) SQL
5 9 (5.56%) Go
6 7 (4.32%) PHP
6 7 (4.32%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.70%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (1.85%) Python
8 3 (1.85%) Perl
9 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.62%) C#
10 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.62%) Scala
10 1 (0.62%) RubyMotion
10 1 (0.62%) R
10 1 (0.62%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) ISEB
2 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.88%) Varnish
2 15 (9.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (6.17%) Docker
4 7 (4.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (25.93%) Puppet
2 21 (12.96%) Vagrant
3 10 (6.17%) Capistrano
3 10 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.62%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.32%) Rackspace
3 5 (3.09%) Oracle
4 2 (1.23%) Wall Street Systems
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