The table below looks at the statistics for RSpec skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 126 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.079% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £71.00
RSpec
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
368 174 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.51% 7.98% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 102 116
Average daily rate £345 £371 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.07% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.10 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.08% -17.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

RSpec
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSpec across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

RSpec Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RSpec
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSpec across the West Midlands region.

RSpec Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
RSpec
England

RSpec
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Capistrano
1 2 (100.00%) Phusion Passenger
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins

RSpec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Phusion Passenger
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Capistrano