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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RSpec
Rank 549 518 512
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing RSpec 74 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.99% 1.08% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £428 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.23%
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
7472 6915 5965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.74% 13.52% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4970 4643 3751
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 126 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.70 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -2.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £26.06 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 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 30 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 74 £350 -18.60% 15
London -22 29 £438 -2.77% 9
South East +14 20 £325 -17.72%
South West - 17 £350 - 1
Bristol - 13 £350 -
Surrey - 9 £330 -
Hampshire +6 6 £306 -22.95%
Berkshire +14 5 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £380 - 1
Reading - 4 £313 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Redhill - 3 £330 -
Reigate - 3 £330 -
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire - 3 £313 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 4
Cheltenham - 2 £405 -
Andover - 2 £350 -
Leeds - 2 £313 -
Bracknell - 2 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
City of London +43 1 £425 -5.55% 1
Newbury - 1 £325 -
Cirencester - 1 £325 -
Gloucester - 1 £400 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £313 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -

RSpec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (94.63%) Ruby
2 104 (69.80%) Ruby on Rails
3 94 (63.09%) Git (software)
4 89 (59.73%) Cucumber
5 81 (54.36%) JavaScript
6 80 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (48.99%) TDD
7 73 (48.99%) Jenkins
8 63 (42.28%) Scrum
8 63 (42.28%) Linux
9 62 (41.61%) CSS
10 61 (40.94%) BDD
11 55 (36.91%) Capybara
12 50 (33.56%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
13 49 (32.89%) HTML
14 45 (30.20%) Web Services
14 45 (30.20%) GitHub
15 41 (27.52%) Test Automation
15 41 (27.52%) Java
16 38 (25.50%) Unix
17 36 (24.16%) Capistrano
18 35 (23.49%) RESTful
18 35 (23.49%) Kanban
19 34 (22.82%) NoSQL
20 33 (22.15%) jQuery
21 31 (20.81%) Python
21 31 (20.81%) JUnit
22 30 (20.13%) HTTP
22 30 (20.13%) git-flow

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 14 (9.40%) Apache
2 12 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (8.05%) Node.js
3 5 (3.36%) nginx
4 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.01%) Confluence
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.67%) Drupal
6 1 (0.67%) Lightstreamer
6 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.34%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (30.20%) GitHub
3 25 (16.78%) Heroku
4 8 (5.37%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (4.03%) Amazon S3
6 6 (4.03%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.34%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.67%) PaaS
9 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.13%) HTTP
2 13 (8.72%) DHCP
2 13 (8.72%) DNS
3 7 (4.70%) Internet
4 3 (2.01%) IPsec
4 3 (2.01%) IPv6
4 3 (2.01%) OpenVPN
4 3 (2.01%) OSPF
4 3 (2.01%) SSH
5 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.82%) NoSQL
2 29 (19.46%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (12.08%) MongoDB
4 17 (11.41%) MySQL
5 14 (9.40%) Redis
6 13 (8.72%) Relational Database
7 10 (6.71%) Oracle Database
8 6 (4.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (4.03%) SimpleDB
9 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.01%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.34%) HBase
10 2 (1.34%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.67%) Datomic
11 1 (0.67%) GIS
11 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 94 (63.09%) Git (software)
2 89 (59.73%) Cucumber
3 73 (48.99%) Jenkins
4 55 (36.91%) Capybara
5 31 (20.81%) JUnit
6 30 (20.13%) git-flow
7 24 (16.11%) Selenium
8 19 (12.75%) JIRA
9 17 (11.41%) RubyGems
9 17 (11.41%) Subversion
10 14 (9.40%) WebDriver
11 11 (7.38%) Jasmine
12 8 (5.37%) Mockito
13 7 (4.70%) Vagrant
14 6 (4.03%) Maven
15 5 (3.36%) HP UFT
15 5 (3.36%) LoadRunner
15 5 (3.36%) Mocha
16 4 (2.68%) Appium
17 3 (2.01%) GitLab
General
1 15 (10.07%) Finance
2 7 (4.70%) Games
2 7 (4.70%) Marketing
3 1 (0.67%) Back Office
3 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (69.80%) Developer
2 56 (37.58%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 54 (36.24%) Ruby Developer
4 10 (6.71%) Administrator
5 9 (6.04%) HTML Developer
5 9 (6.04%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (6.04%) Tester
6 8 (5.37%) AWS Administrator
6 8 (5.37%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.70%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (4.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.03%) Developer in Test
8 6 (4.03%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.03%) Ruby Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) HTML CSS Developer
10 4 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (69.80%) Ruby on Rails
2 62 (41.61%) CSS
3 49 (32.89%) HTML
4 45 (30.20%) Web Services
5 35 (23.49%) RESTful
6 33 (22.15%) jQuery
7 24 (16.11%) Sass
8 18 (12.08%) Sinatra
9 15 (10.07%) HTML5
10 13 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (8.05%) Backbone.js
12 11 (7.38%) AngularJS
12 11 (7.38%) CSS3
12 11 (7.38%) Middleware
13 9 (6.04%) Gherkin
13 9 (6.04%) Phusion Passenger
13 9 (6.04%) Velocity
14 7 (4.70%) .NET
14 7 (4.70%) Ember.js
14 7 (4.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.72%) Visualisation
3 10 (6.71%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.36%) MPEG
6 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.68%) Social Media
6 4 (2.68%) User Experience
7 3 (2.01%) Wiki
8 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.34%) Derivative
8 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.34%) Fintech
8 2 (1.34%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.34%) Telematics
9 1 (0.67%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.28%) Linux
2 38 (25.50%) Unix
3 15 (10.07%) Mac OS X
4 11 (7.38%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.36%) Windows
6 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.01%) CoreOS
7 3 (2.01%) SmartOS
8 2 (1.34%) AIX
8 2 (1.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (48.99%) TDD
3 63 (42.28%) Scrum
4 61 (40.94%) BDD
5 50 (33.56%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (27.52%) Test Automation
7 35 (23.49%) Kanban
8 27 (18.12%) Open Source
9 23 (15.44%) DevOps
10 19 (12.75%) API Design
11 17 (11.41%) Configuration Management
11 17 (11.41%) Web Development
12 15 (10.07%) Migration
12 15 (10.07%) Unit Testing
13 13 (8.72%) Integration Testing
13 13 (8.72%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (8.72%) Web Design
14 12 (8.05%) Data Migration
14 12 (8.05%) ETL
14 12 (8.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 141 (94.63%) Ruby
2 81 (54.36%) JavaScript
3 41 (27.52%) Java
4 31 (20.81%) Python
5 21 (14.09%) SQL
6 20 (13.42%) Scala
7 10 (6.71%) CoffeeScript
8 9 (6.04%) C#
9 7 (4.70%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.03%) Clojure
11 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.36%) VB
12 3 (2.01%) PHP
13 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.67%) Erlang
14 1 (0.67%) ES6
14 1 (0.67%) Go
14 1 (0.67%) Groovy
14 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.41%) Degree
3 5 (3.36%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) ISEB
4 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) QA
2 6 (4.03%) SDET
3 5 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (2.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (6.71%) Docker
2 7 (4.70%) Varnish
3 4 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.68%) Squid
4 3 (2.01%) Btrfs
4 3 (2.01%) iptables
4 3 (2.01%) KVM
4 3 (2.01%) LXC
4 3 (2.01%) Snort
4 3 (2.01%) vCloud
5 1 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 36 (24.16%) Capistrano
2 23 (15.44%) Puppet
3 15 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.03%) Ansible
5 3 (2.01%) CFEngine
5 3 (2.01%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.01%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.01%) Nessus
5 3 (2.01%) systemd
6 2 (1.34%) Mesos
7 1 (0.67%) Nagios
7 1 (0.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (9.40%) Red Hat
2 10 (6.71%) Oracle
3 5 (3.36%) Facebook
3 5 (3.36%) HP
3 5 (3.36%) Twitter
4 3 (2.01%) Akamai
4 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.01%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.01%) VMware
5 2 (1.34%) New Relic
5 2 (1.34%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe
6 1 (0.67%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.67%) F5
6 1 (0.67%) Fiorano
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) Terracotta
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Oliver Bernard
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