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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 152 197
Rank change year-on-year -16 +45  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.031% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 1.88% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 12
City of London median daily rate - £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63%  
London median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

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 670 584 733
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.50% 17.47% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1185 1456
City of London median daily rate £476 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +2.77%  
10th Percentile £350 £319 £313
90th Percentile £613 £575 £625
London median daily rate £488 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
City of London median hourly rate - - £45.00
London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.30% +34.23%  

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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

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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 29 June 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 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) Code Coverage
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (66.67%) Redux
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Sass

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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 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Redux
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Code Coverage
1 2 (66.67%) Microservices
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
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