The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 25 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 143 149
Contract jobs citing RSpec 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - 0.072% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 405 536 446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.35% 19.36% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 386 304
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 - £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

RSpec
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

RSpec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSpec in Yorkshire