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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 596 584 526
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -58
Contract jobs citing RSpec 61 77 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 0.95% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 71 94
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
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
8958 8142 7291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 14.23% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6027 5367 4846
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 192 116
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 27 September 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 20 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 27 September 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 +15 61 £438 +2.94% 17
London -5 35 £450 +2.27% 11
Yorkshire - 11 £365 - 2
Leeds - 11 £365 - 1
West Yorkshire - 11 £365 - 2
North East -24 10 £300 -2.43% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 10 £300 -2.43% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 10 £300 -2.43% 1
West Midlands - 5 £350 -
City of London -4 3 £375 -25.00% 4
South East +3 2 £350 -17.64%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Stafford - 1 £350 -
Worthing - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 75 (70.09%) Ruby
2 69 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (64.49%) Cucumber
3 63 (58.88%) TDD
4 58 (54.21%) Ruby on Rails
5 51 (47.66%) JavaScript
6 49 (45.79%) Jenkins
7 45 (42.06%) Git (software)
8 42 (39.25%) JUnit
9 39 (36.45%) CSS
10 37 (34.58%) Web Services
10 37 (34.58%) Selenium
10 37 (34.58%) Automated Testing
11 36 (33.64%) BDD
12 35 (32.71%) HTML
13 33 (30.84%) Scrum
14 32 (29.91%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (28.97%) Java
16 30 (28.04%) OO
16 30 (28.04%) NoSQL
17 27 (25.23%) Test Automation
18 25 (23.36%) Capybara
19 24 (22.43%) Front End Development
19 24 (22.43%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (22.43%) WebDriver
20 23 (21.50%) JSON
20 23 (21.50%) QA
21 22 (20.56%) OOP
21 22 (20.56%) HTML5
21 22 (20.56%) Microservices

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 8 (7.48%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.43%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.82%) GitHub
3 15 (14.02%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (14.02%) Amazon S3
4 14 (13.08%) Amazon SQS
4 14 (13.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (11.21%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (10.28%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (9.35%) SaaS
8 4 (3.74%) Heroku
9 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.93%) Route 53
10 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.28%) Internet
2 5 (4.67%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.04%) NoSQL
2 17 (15.89%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (15.89%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.08%) RDBMS
4 12 (11.21%) Redis
5 8 (7.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (7.48%) SimpleDB
6 7 (6.54%) MySQL
7 6 (5.61%) Hadoop
8 5 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
9 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
10 3 (2.80%) Big Data
11 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.87%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.93%) DB2
12 1 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 69 (64.49%) Cucumber
2 49 (45.79%) Jenkins
3 45 (42.06%) Git (software)
4 42 (39.25%) JUnit
5 37 (34.58%) Selenium
6 25 (23.36%) Capybara
7 24 (22.43%) WebDriver
8 15 (14.02%) JIRA
8 15 (14.02%) Maven
8 15 (14.02%) Mockito
9 11 (10.28%) Subversion
10 6 (5.61%) Grunt
11 5 (4.67%) Vagrant
12 4 (3.74%) git-flow
12 4 (3.74%) WATIR
13 3 (2.80%) Bower
14 2 (1.87%) Jasmine
14 2 (1.87%) PyUnit
14 2 (1.87%) SonarQube
14 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (13.08%) Games
2 3 (2.80%) Marketing
3 2 (1.87%) Finance
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
3 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 58 (54.21%) Developer
2 30 (28.04%) Ruby Developer
3 20 (18.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 19 (17.76%) Test Engineer
5 17 (15.89%) QA Engineer
6 15 (14.02%) QA Test Engineer
7 14 (13.08%) Quality Engineer
8 10 (9.35%) Analyst
8 10 (9.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (9.35%) Test Analyst
9 9 (8.41%) Developer in Test
9 9 (8.41%) Java Developer
9 9 (8.41%) Ruby Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) Tester
10 8 (7.48%) Analyst Developer
10 8 (7.48%) Senior Developer
10 8 (7.48%) Software Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Test Automation Developer
11 6 (5.61%) Automation Tester
11 6 (5.61%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (54.21%) Ruby on Rails
2 39 (36.45%) CSS
3 37 (34.58%) Web Services
4 35 (32.71%) HTML
5 23 (21.50%) JSON
6 22 (20.56%) HTML5
7 18 (16.82%) REST
8 17 (15.89%) CSS3
9 15 (14.02%) Gherkin
10 13 (12.15%) jQuery
10 13 (12.15%) RESTful
11 12 (11.21%) Node.js
11 12 (11.21%) Resque
12 11 (10.28%) AngularJS
12 11 (10.28%) Haml
12 11 (10.28%) Sass
13 9 (8.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (6.54%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (6.54%) XML
15 6 (5.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) User Experience
2 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) Wiki
3 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.80%) MPEG
3 3 (2.80%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.87%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.93%) BBC
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) iPad
5 1 (0.93%) Online Games
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.63%) Linux
2 20 (18.69%) Unix
3 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (58.88%) TDD
3 37 (34.58%) Automated Testing
4 36 (33.64%) BDD
5 33 (30.84%) Scrum
6 32 (29.91%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (28.04%) OO
8 27 (25.23%) Test Automation
9 24 (22.43%) Front End Development
10 22 (20.56%) Microservices
10 22 (20.56%) OOP
11 21 (19.63%) Automation Testing
12 17 (15.89%) Web Testing
13 16 (14.95%) MVC
14 14 (13.08%) Auto-Scaling
14 14 (13.08%) Software Engineering
14 14 (13.08%) Test Scripting
15 13 (12.15%) Defect Tracking
16 12 (11.21%) User Stories
17 11 (10.28%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 75 (70.09%) Ruby
2 51 (47.66%) JavaScript
3 31 (28.97%) Java
4 21 (19.63%) Scala
5 11 (10.28%) SQL
6 10 (9.35%) Python
7 7 (6.54%) C#
8 4 (3.74%) PHP
9 3 (2.80%) C++
9 3 (2.80%) Clojure
9 3 (2.80%) Go
10 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.87%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.93%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.80%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.50%) QA
2 11 (10.28%) WCAG
3 10 (9.35%) SDET
4 3 (2.80%) GCP
5 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.74%) Puppet
3 2 (1.87%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.93%) Marathon
4 1 (0.93%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (3.74%) Apigee
2 2 (1.87%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle
3 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.93%) Teradata
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