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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RSpec
Rank 499 535 569
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +34
Contract jobs citing RSpec 113 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.097% 0.061%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.54% 0.81% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 28 27
Average daily rate
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£401 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £346 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 September 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 28 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 September 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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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 +37 97 £408 +9.39% 15
London +16 50 £450 +20.00% 14
South East +26 23 £413 +17.85% 2
Hampshire +2 14 £400 +14.28%
Southampton -3 8 £400 +14.28%
Swindon - 8 £350 -
South West - 8 £350 -
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
City of London +19 5 £375 +1.35% 7
Scotland - 4 £375 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £475 - 2
Reading - 4 £475 - 1
Swansea - 3 £500 - 1
West Wales - 3 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £375 - 1
North West - 3 £313 -
Wales - 3 £500 - 1
Manchester - 2 £306 -
Brighton - 2 £375 -
East Sussex - 2 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 £475 -
Burnley - 1 £475 -
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Warwick - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 174 (84.47%) Ruby
2 161 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (60.68%) Cucumber
4 97 (47.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 95 (46.12%) TDD
6 88 (42.72%) BDD
7 73 (35.44%) JavaScript
8 69 (33.50%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (32.04%) Linux
10 63 (30.58%) Scrum
11 61 (29.61%) Selenium
12 60 (29.13%) Jenkins
13 58 (28.16%) Test Automation
13 58 (28.16%) CSS
14 54 (26.21%) HTML
15 51 (24.76%) Puppet
16 48 (23.30%) Java
17 46 (22.33%) Git (software)
18 44 (21.36%) JUnit
19 39 (18.93%) MongoDB
20 38 (18.45%) Web Services
21 35 (16.99%) jQuery
22 34 (16.50%) Opscode Chef
23 33 (16.02%) Capybara
24 32 (15.53%) Vagrant
24 32 (15.53%) Sinatra
24 32 (15.53%) Backbone.js
24 32 (15.53%) QA
25 31 (15.05%) Automated Testing
26 30 (14.56%) Open Source

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (5.34%) Apache
2 9 (4.37%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.43%) Confluence
4 3 (1.46%) CMS
4 3 (1.46%) Node.js
4 3 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.97%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.49%) WordPress
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (4.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (4.85%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.68%) Amazon S3
2 20 (9.71%) GitHub
3 16 (7.77%) PaaS
3 16 (7.77%) IaaS
4 15 (7.28%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (5.83%) Heroku
6 6 (2.91%) SaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.28%) LDAP
2 11 (5.34%) SSH
3 5 (2.43%) Internet
4 4 (1.94%) SSL
5 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.93%) MongoDB
2 27 (13.11%) MySQL
3 26 (12.62%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (7.77%) NoSQL
4 16 (7.77%) Redis
5 13 (6.31%) Big Data
6 2 (0.97%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.97%) HBase
6 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 125 (60.68%) Cucumber
2 61 (29.61%) Selenium
3 60 (29.13%) Jenkins
4 46 (22.33%) Git (software)
5 44 (21.36%) JUnit
6 33 (16.02%) Capybara
7 28 (13.59%) Jasmine
8 27 (13.11%) WebDriver
9 25 (12.14%) WATIR
10 12 (5.83%) Calabash
10 12 (5.83%) Maven
11 11 (5.34%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (4.85%) Sublime Text
13 9 (4.37%) RubyGems
14 8 (3.88%) Hudson
14 8 (3.88%) JIRA
15 7 (3.40%) TeamCity
16 6 (2.91%) Mockito
17 5 (2.43%) JMeter
18 4 (1.94%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (4.85%) Games
2 6 (2.91%) Publishing
3 4 (1.94%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) Finance
5 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (43.69%) Developer
2 52 (25.24%) Ruby Developer
3 26 (12.62%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 21 (10.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.28%) Architect
6 14 (6.80%) Test Specialist
6 14 (6.80%) Consultant
7 12 (5.83%) Test Consultant
8 11 (5.34%) Programmer
9 10 (4.85%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.85%) Technical Architect
9 10 (4.85%) Tester
10 9 (4.37%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 9 (4.37%) Test Automation Consultant
10 9 (4.37%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) Automation Tester
11 8 (3.88%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.91%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.43%) Software Architect
13 5 (2.43%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (47.09%) Ruby on Rails
2 58 (28.16%) CSS
3 54 (26.21%) HTML
4 38 (18.45%) Web Services
5 35 (16.99%) jQuery
6 32 (15.53%) Sinatra
6 32 (15.53%) Backbone.js
7 27 (13.11%) HTML5
8 19 (9.22%) AngularJS
9 17 (8.25%) LAMP
10 15 (7.28%) .NET
10 15 (7.28%) Ember.js
11 14 (6.80%) CSS3
12 13 (6.31%) Sass
12 13 (6.31%) RESTful
13 10 (4.85%) XML
14 8 (3.88%) OAuth
14 8 (3.88%) OAuth2
15 7 (3.40%) Ajax
15 7 (3.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.56%) Open Source
2 22 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.25%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.43%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.46%) User Experience
7 3 (1.46%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.97%) iPad
8 2 (0.97%) iPhone
8 2 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.97%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.97%) Statistics
9 1 (0.49%) Derivative
9 1 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 66 (32.04%) Linux
2 27 (13.11%) UNIX
3 16 (7.77%) CentOS
4 12 (5.83%) Mac OS X
4 12 (5.83%) AIX
4 12 (5.83%) Solaris
5 10 (4.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (46.12%) TDD
3 88 (42.72%) BDD
4 69 (33.50%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (30.58%) Scrum
6 58 (28.16%) Test Automation
7 31 (15.05%) Automated Testing
8 29 (14.08%) Test Scripting
9 27 (13.11%) Pair Programming
10 26 (12.62%) DevOps
11 23 (11.17%) Automation Testing
12 22 (10.68%) MVC
12 22 (10.68%) Web Testing
13 21 (10.19%) Web Development
14 18 (8.74%) Configuration Management
15 16 (7.77%) SOA
16 15 (7.28%) Refactoring
17 14 (6.80%) Kanban
17 14 (6.80%) E-Commerce
18 13 (6.31%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (84.47%) Ruby
2 73 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 48 (23.30%) Java
4 25 (12.14%) SQL
5 18 (8.74%) CoffeeScript
6 17 (8.25%) PHP
6 17 (8.25%) Scala
7 13 (6.31%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.85%) Perl
9 9 (4.37%) Golang
10 7 (3.40%) Python
10 7 (3.40%) C#
11 5 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.97%) R
12 2 (0.97%) C++
12 2 (0.97%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.49%) C
13 1 (0.49%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 17 (8.25%) Degree
2 15 (7.28%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.37%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.53%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.80%) vCloud
2 9 (4.37%) Varnish
3 7 (3.40%) VirtualBox
4 6 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.97%) Docker
6 2 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (24.76%) Puppet
2 34 (16.50%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (15.53%) Vagrant
4 17 (8.25%) Capistrano
5 11 (5.34%) ZABBIX
6 9 (4.37%) YUM
7 2 (0.97%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (6.80%) Rackspace
1 14 (6.80%) VMware
2 11 (5.34%) Red Hat
3 10 (4.85%) EMC
3 10 (4.85%) Oracle
4 8 (3.88%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.94%) Tripwire
6 3 (1.46%) HP
7 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.97%) Perforce
7 2 (0.97%) IBM
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
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