The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 160 149
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.026% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.21% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £335
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 469 486 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.00% 12.65% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 243
Median daily rate £405 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £36.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -6.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.18 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.15 £43.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Video Processing
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (100.00%) Mockito
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (100.00%) Auto-Scaling
1 1 (100.00%) AWS Lambda

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (100.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Auto-Scaling
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java