Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 542 488
Rank change year-on-year -11 -54 0
Contract jobs citing RSpec 46 64 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.83% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 60 105
London median daily rate £468 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £413 £374 £321
90th Percentile £543 £525 £538
England median daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.88% - +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7870 7708 6610
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.71% 16.99% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5800 5668 4706
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 23
London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.50 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.92% +56.59% -35.40%
10th Percentile £20.81 £10.00 £19.87
90th Percentile £56.56 £51.03 £52.70
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.79%

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in London

RSpec
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

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSpec in London

RSpec
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 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 4 £450 -
City of London -3 3 £425 -12.82% 5
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 38 (82.61%) Ruby
2 34 (73.91%) TDD
3 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (54.35%) JavaScript
5 24 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (47.83%) Java
7 19 (41.30%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (41.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (39.13%) DevOps
8 18 (39.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 18 (39.13%) Kanban
9 17 (36.96%) Scrum
9 17 (36.96%) Heroku
9 17 (36.96%) Node.js
10 16 (34.78%) BDD
11 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
11 15 (32.61%) logstash
11 15 (32.61%) Python
11 15 (32.61%) Elastic Stack
11 15 (32.61%) Terraform
12 14 (30.43%) React
13 13 (28.26%) Data Structures
13 13 (28.26%) Test Automation
14 12 (26.09%) GitHub
15 11 (23.91%) MySQL
15 11 (23.91%) CSS
15 11 (23.91%) Microservices
16 10 (21.74%) OO
16 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
17 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration

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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 19 (41.30%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (41.30%) AWS CloudFormation
3 17 (36.96%) Heroku
4 12 (26.09%) GitHub
5 6 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (10.87%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (6.52%) SaaS
8 2 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
8 2 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (2.17%) BrowserStack
9 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (2.17%) Office 365
9 1 (2.17%) Route 53
9 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) MySQL
2 8 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (13.04%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.52%) Redis
5 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
2 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.22%) JIRA
4 6 (13.04%) Selenium
5 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.52%) Capybara
6 3 (6.52%) Maven
7 2 (4.35%) CircleCI
7 2 (4.35%) JMeter
7 2 (4.35%) JUnit
7 2 (4.35%) Mockito
8 1 (2.17%) Calabash
8 1 (2.17%) GoCD
8 1 (2.17%) JBehave
8 1 (2.17%) PhantomJS
8 1 (2.17%) Protractor
8 1 (2.17%) Subversion
8 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (71.74%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Ruby Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (13.04%) MySQL Developer
4 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Applications Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Developer in Test
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Ruby Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Integration Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Tester
7 2 (4.35%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Cloud Administrator
8 1 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (39.13%) Ruby on Rails
2 17 (36.96%) Node.js
3 15 (32.61%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (30.43%) React
5 11 (23.91%) CSS
6 9 (19.57%) Web Services
7 8 (17.39%) REST
8 7 (15.22%) HTML
9 5 (10.87%) CSS3
9 5 (10.87%) HTML5
10 4 (8.70%) jQuery
11 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
11 3 (6.52%) Haml
11 3 (6.52%) Resque
11 3 (6.52%) Sinatra
12 2 (4.35%) Redux
12 2 (4.35%) Sass
12 2 (4.35%) Spring
13 1 (2.17%) Ajax
13 1 (2.17%) Marionette.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Data Structures
2 4 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) TDD
2 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (39.13%) DevOps
3 18 (39.13%) Kanban
4 17 (36.96%) Scrum
5 16 (34.78%) BDD
6 13 (28.26%) Test Automation
7 11 (23.91%) Microservices
8 10 (21.74%) OO
9 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
11 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
12 4 (8.70%) OOP
12 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.52%) MVC
13 3 (6.52%) SDET
13 3 (6.52%) Web Development
14 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 38 (82.61%) Ruby
2 25 (54.35%) JavaScript
3 22 (47.83%) Java
4 15 (32.61%) Python
5 6 (13.04%) Go
6 4 (8.70%) SQL
7 2 (4.35%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) logstash
1 15 (32.61%) Terraform
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) Capistrano
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
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