The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for RSpec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RSpec over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 125 135
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.041% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.49% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £325 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £386
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

RSpec is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 208 205 295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.47% 8.33% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 122 164
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Median hourly rate £23.25 £111.50 £73.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.14% +51.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £46.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing RSpec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RSpec in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in Berkshire