The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 573 542
Rank change year-on-year +36 -31  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 46 47 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.095% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 0.61% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 74
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £326 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -11.03% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding 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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7667 7740 6768
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.74% 15.65% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12692 13122 9813
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 189 161
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £25.00 £20.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £50.87 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSpec in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 27 £470 +4.44% 10
North of England +70 13 £320 +6.66% 2
North East - 12 £320 - 1
South East +27 4 £413 +3.12% 1
Yorkshire +17 1 £325 +8.33% 1
East of England -2 1 £300 -7.69%
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 £350 -
RSpec
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 74 (83.15%) Ruby
2 68 (76.40%) TDD
3 65 (73.03%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (56.18%) Test Automation
5 46 (51.69%) Java
6 42 (47.19%) Jenkins
7 41 (46.07%) Selenium
8 40 (44.94%) Cucumber
9 35 (39.33%) WebDriver
10 34 (38.20%) Python
11 33 (37.08%) JUnit
12 30 (33.71%) Scala
12 30 (33.71%) Web Testing
13 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
14 27 (30.34%) BDD
15 26 (29.21%) Ruby on Rails
16 25 (28.09%) Test Scripting
16 25 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
16 25 (28.09%) Defect Tracking
17 24 (26.97%) Git (software)
18 23 (25.84%) Scrum
19 20 (22.47%) DevOps
20 19 (21.35%) AWS CloudFormation
20 19 (21.35%) Elasticsearch
21 18 (20.22%) Heroku
21 18 (20.22%) Kanban
21 18 (20.22%) C#
22 17 (19.10%) Games
22 17 (19.10%) WCAG
23 16 (17.98%) Node.js

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (21.35%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.49%) CMS
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) CICS
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (21.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (20.22%) Heroku
4 14 (15.73%) GitHub
5 7 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (6.74%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (6.74%) BrowserStack
7 5 (5.62%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (3.37%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.37%) SaaS
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (1.12%) Office 365
9 1 (1.12%) PaaS
9 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) MySQL
2 11 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.62%) Redis
5 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.12%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 42 (47.19%) Jenkins
2 41 (46.07%) Selenium
3 40 (44.94%) Cucumber
4 35 (39.33%) WebDriver
5 33 (37.08%) JUnit
6 24 (26.97%) Git (software)
7 9 (10.11%) JIRA
8 4 (4.49%) Capybara
9 3 (3.37%) Maven
9 3 (3.37%) Mockito
10 2 (2.25%) CircleCI
10 2 (2.25%) JMeter
11 1 (1.12%) Calabash
11 1 (1.12%) GoCD
11 1 (1.12%) PhantomJS
11 1 (1.12%) Protractor
11 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (19.10%) Games
2 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Marketing
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (44.94%) Developer
2 23 (25.84%) Test Engineer
3 19 (21.35%) Automation Tester
3 19 (21.35%) Tester
4 17 (19.10%) Ruby Developer
5 15 (16.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 15 (16.85%) Selenium Tester
6 12 (13.48%) Agile Tester
6 12 (13.48%) QA Engineer
6 12 (13.48%) QA Test Engineer
6 12 (13.48%) Ruby Engineer
6 12 (13.48%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 11 (12.36%) Quality Engineer
7 11 (12.36%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (8.99%) PostgreSQL Developer
9 6 (6.74%) MySQL Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Ruby Developer
11 4 (4.49%) Applications Developer
11 4 (4.49%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.21%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (17.98%) Node.js
3 15 (16.85%) CSS
3 15 (16.85%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (15.73%) Gherkin
5 12 (13.48%) React
6 11 (12.36%) HTML
7 10 (11.24%) JSON
7 10 (11.24%) Web Services
8 9 (10.11%) jQuery
8 9 (10.11%) REST
9 8 (8.99%) CSS3
9 8 (8.99%) HTML5
10 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.49%) Resque
11 4 (4.49%) Sinatra
12 3 (3.37%) Haml
12 3 (3.37%) Spring
13 2 (2.25%) Phusion Passenger
13 2 (2.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Data Structures
1 13 (14.61%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (76.40%) TDD
2 65 (73.03%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (56.18%) Test Automation
4 30 (33.71%) Web Testing
5 27 (30.34%) BDD
6 25 (28.09%) Defect Tracking
6 25 (28.09%) Test Scripting
7 23 (25.84%) Scrum
8 20 (22.47%) DevOps
9 18 (20.22%) Kanban
10 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (13.48%) Test Strategy
11 12 (13.48%) User Stories
12 11 (12.36%) Microservices
12 11 (12.36%) OO
13 10 (11.24%) Performance Testing
14 8 (8.99%) Front End Development
15 6 (6.74%) Mentoring
15 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
16 5 (5.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (83.15%) Ruby
2 46 (51.69%) Java
3 34 (38.20%) Python
4 30 (33.71%) Scala
5 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
6 18 (20.22%) C#
7 6 (6.74%) Go
8 3 (3.37%) SQL
9 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.12%) Degree
1 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.10%) WCAG
2 15 (16.85%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) logstash
1 15 (16.85%) Terraform
2 6 (6.74%) Puppet
3 5 (5.62%) Capistrano
4 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.12%) Ansible
5 1 (1.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 1 (1.12%) Google
1 1 (1.12%) InterSystems
1 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (1.12%) SAP
1 1 (1.12%) Splunk
1 1 (1.12%) VMware
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