The table below looks at the statistics for Calabash skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Calabash over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Calabash
Rank 194 186 206
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing Calabash 6 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.41% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.92% 3.09% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 1
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£450 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
653 809 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.76% 13.21% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 639 633
Average daily rate £432 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

Calabash
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Calabash across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Calabash Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Calabash
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Calabash across the City of London region.

Calabash Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Calabash also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Calabash.

1 12 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (73.33%) Ruby
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Android
4 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
5 7 (46.67%) BDD
5 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
6 6 (40.00%) Appium
7 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
7 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 5 (33.33%) QA
7 5 (33.33%) Java
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) Xcode
8 4 (26.67%) Android SDK
9 3 (20.00%) iOS SDK
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) Scrum
9 3 (20.00%) OO
9 3 (20.00%) Selenium
9 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
10 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
10 2 (13.33%) Scala
10 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
10 2 (13.33%) SQL
10 2 (13.33%) OOP
10 2 (13.33%) JUnit
10 2 (13.33%) Banking

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Calabash also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Calabash. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (40.00%) Appium
3 4 (26.67%) Xcode
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (13.33%) JUnit
5 2 (13.33%) Gradle
5 2 (13.33%) JBehave
6 1 (6.67%) Robolectric
6 1 (6.67%) Android Studio
6 1 (6.67%) Robotium
6 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (6.67%) WATIR
6 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (6.67%) RSpec
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Android Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Android Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Android SDK
2 3 (20.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.67%) RoboGuice
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) JSON
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Android
1 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) BDD
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Android Development
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
6 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (6.67%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Ruby
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Google