Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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 > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 202
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median daily rate - - £425
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

RSpec is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 839 722 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.96% 16.64% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 413 407
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £260
90th Percentile £538 £475 £470
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 21
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +6.49% +0.95%
10th Percentile £32.50 £14.00 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £48.54 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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