The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 April 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 411 347
Rank change year-on-year +20 -64  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 23 27 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.71% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 71
Median daily rate £460 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £375
% change year-on-year -1.53% -13.33%  
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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3751 3778 3140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.22% 16.40% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2795 2773 2202
Median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +24.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.93 £42.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.49% +14.17%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in London over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSpec in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the London region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Croydon - 3 £450 -
City of London -10 2 £425 - 2
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 London region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 44 (80.00%) Ruby
2 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (65.45%) TDD
4 31 (56.36%) Ruby on Rails
5 25 (45.45%) Java
6 24 (43.64%) JavaScript
7 23 (41.82%) BDD
8 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 20 (36.36%) Cucumber
9 20 (36.36%) CSS
10 18 (32.73%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (30.91%) GitHub
11 17 (30.91%) Linux
11 17 (30.91%) HTML
12 15 (27.27%) MySQL
12 15 (27.27%) Web Services
12 15 (27.27%) AngularJS
12 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
12 15 (27.27%) Puppet
13 14 (25.45%) OO
13 14 (25.45%) Scrum
14 13 (23.64%) Maven
14 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (23.64%) Microservices
15 12 (21.82%) Selenium
15 12 (21.82%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
16 11 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (18.18%) Front End Development
17 10 (18.18%) Mentoring

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (21.82%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (14.55%) CMS
3 6 (10.91%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.73%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (30.91%) GitHub
3 11 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (16.36%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (12.73%) Amazon S3
6 7 (12.73%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (12.73%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (12.73%) Heroku
7 3 (5.45%) SaaS
8 1 (1.82%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) MySQL
2 8 (14.55%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.64%) Redis
5 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 13 (23.64%) Maven
5 12 (21.82%) Selenium
6 7 (12.73%) Grunt
6 7 (12.73%) JIRA
6 7 (12.73%) JUnit
6 7 (12.73%) Mockito
7 6 (10.91%) Vagrant
7 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.45%) Capybara
9 2 (3.64%) JMeter
9 2 (3.64%) PhantomJS
10 1 (1.82%) Bower
10 1 (1.82%) Bundler
10 1 (1.82%) CasperJS
10 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.82%) Protractor
10 1 (1.82%) WATIR
General
1 4 (7.27%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (76.36%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Ruby Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.91%) MySQL Developer
4 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Developer in Test
5 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Ruby Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Ruby Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (56.36%) Ruby on Rails
2 20 (36.36%) CSS
3 17 (30.91%) HTML
4 15 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 15 (27.27%) Web Services
5 9 (16.36%) HTML5
5 9 (16.36%) REST
5 9 (16.36%) XML
6 8 (14.55%) jQuery
7 7 (12.73%) Backbone.js
7 7 (12.73%) JSON
7 7 (12.73%) Node.js
7 7 (12.73%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (12.73%) Spring
8 6 (10.91%) CSS3
8 6 (10.91%) Dropwizard
8 6 (10.91%) RESTEasy
9 5 (9.09%) Sass
10 4 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (7.27%) Resque
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Hybrid Cloud
1 6 (10.91%) User Experience
2 5 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.27%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Unix
3 3 (5.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (65.45%) TDD
3 23 (41.82%) BDD
4 14 (25.45%) OO
4 14 (25.45%) Scrum
5 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (23.64%) Microservices
6 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Front End Development
7 10 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 9 (16.36%) Kanban
9 7 (12.73%) API Development
9 7 (12.73%) Auto-Scaling
9 7 (12.73%) Video Processing
10 6 (10.91%) CRM
10 6 (10.91%) DevOps
10 6 (10.91%) Market Research
10 6 (10.91%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (10.91%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (80.00%) Ruby
2 25 (45.45%) Java
3 24 (43.64%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) SQL
5 6 (10.91%) Go
6 5 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (3.64%) Scala
8 1 (1.82%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) SDET
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) Puppet
2 4 (7.27%) logstash
2 4 (7.27%) Terraform
3 3 (5.45%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (7.27%) SAP
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