Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for RSpec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RSpec over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

RSpec
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 241 243
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 +52
Contract jobs citing RSpec 8 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.98% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 27
City of London median daily rate £505 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.22% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £440 £363 £388
90th Percentile £538 £525 £616
Central London median daily rate £505 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +12.22% -5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

RSpec is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1372 1220 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.53% 18.34% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 999 1105
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £307
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
City of London median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.54% -13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £23.24 £31.25 £35.38
90th Percentile £59.45 £33.75 £50.13
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% +3.45%

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in the City of London

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (50.00%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) MySQL
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (25.00%) HTML5
6 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (25.00%) Time Management
6 2 (25.00%) Apache
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) SOAP
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) JSON
6 2 (25.00%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (25.00%) Microservices

RSpec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (12.50%) Route 53
2 1 (12.50%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Appium
3 1 (12.50%) Capybara
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) WATIR
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) REST
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
4 1 (12.50%) CSS3
4 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) Sass
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) API Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Microservices
4 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Planning Poker
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Kibana
1 1 (12.50%) logstash
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com