The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RSpec
UK / Scotland
Rank - - 122
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.036%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £386
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.56%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 268 298 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.28% 11.59% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 164 207
Median daily rate £390 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.89 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.27% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in Scotland