Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 6 months to 21 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
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 200 214
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.053% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.31% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 10
South West median daily rate - £363 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.95% +50.00%
England median daily rate £470 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +13.94% -2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 938 971 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.61% 17.02% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 668 671
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £525 £527 £500
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 55
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.42% +13.32%
10th Percentile £32.60 £24.72 £30.20
90th Percentile £57.05 £51.66 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing RSpec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for RSpec in the South West

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in the South West