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 3 months to 28 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.

RSpec
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 187
Rank change year-on-year -7 +34  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.065% 0.030% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.19% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Median daily rate £425 - £450
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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 565 522 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.45% 15.56% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 418 541
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 28 March 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Code Coverage
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (40.00%) GitHub

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 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Grunt
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (20.00%) Sahi
4 1 (20.00%) WATIR
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Dropwizard
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (40.00%) Redux
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) RESTEasy
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Code Coverage
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (40.00%) UX Design
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600 per day on a rolling 3 month contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago