The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 28 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 98 95
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Contract jobs citing RSpec 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.085% 0.38% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 1.98% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £320 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.62% -41.81%  
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 Surrey with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 234 253 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.81% 19.46% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 185 125
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £345 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 20 7
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in Surrey

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Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region with a requirement for RSpec.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
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