The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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 / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 259 270
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.033% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 0.23% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1277 1312 1208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.49% 14.64% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 803 738
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 23
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in the South East

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSpec in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSpec in the South East

RSpec
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSpec within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Hampshire - 3 £500 -
Surrey - 2 £388 -
RSpec
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (40.00%) GitHub
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Capistrano
4 2 (40.00%) Phusion Passenger
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) Puppet
5 1 (20.00%) Splunk
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

RSpec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux Developer
2 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) Phusion Passenger
3 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Capistrano
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Splunk
1 1 (20.00%) VMware