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 3 months to 30 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.

RSpec
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 129 145
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.38% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.78% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £328 £388
% change year-on-year -2.29% -15.48%  
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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 522 396 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.08% 13.60% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 237 291
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 31
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.10 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Capybara
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) GitHub
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP

RSpec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 2 (66.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Capybara
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) git-flow
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
3 1 (33.33%) Financial Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Dropwizard
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
1 2 (66.67%) Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared