The table below looks at the statistics for Calabash skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Calabash over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Calabash
Rank 496 512 551
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +39
Contract jobs citing Calabash 95 52 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.10% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.32% 0.87% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 43 4
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£396 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £333 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7186 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4940 3815 3553
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 149 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.40 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Calabash
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Calabash Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Calabash
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Calabash within the UK.

Calabash Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Calabash
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 93 £396 -6.77% 20
London +27 68 £400 -5.88% 14
East Midlands - 15 £300 -
City of London +3 13 £392 -7.67% 4
South East -19 5 £288 +64.28% 3
East of England - 3 £255 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South West - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 129 (88.36%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (62.33%) Android
3 87 (59.59%) Cucumber
4 79 (54.11%) Apple iOS
5 78 (53.42%) BDD
6 73 (50.00%) TDD
7 71 (48.63%) Scrum
8 65 (44.52%) Java
9 56 (38.36%) Ruby
10 52 (35.62%) Appium
11 46 (31.51%) Mobile App
12 37 (25.34%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (25.34%) Selenium
13 36 (24.66%) QA
14 35 (23.97%) Test Automation
15 32 (21.92%) Objective-C
16 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
17 28 (19.18%) OO
18 27 (18.49%) Automation Testing
19 26 (17.81%) Jenkins
20 24 (16.44%) Test Scripting
21 20 (13.70%) Xcode
21 20 (13.70%) ATDD
21 20 (13.70%) WebDriver
22 19 (13.01%) JavaScript
23 18 (12.33%) iOS Development
24 17 (11.64%) User Experience
24 17 (11.64%) Android Development
24 17 (11.64%) JUnit
24 17 (11.64%) Finance

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.11%) uiautomator
2 4 (2.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) MySQL
2 1 (0.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 87 (59.59%) Cucumber
2 52 (35.62%) Appium
3 37 (25.34%) Selenium
4 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
5 26 (17.81%) Jenkins
6 20 (13.70%) WebDriver
6 20 (13.70%) Xcode
7 17 (11.64%) JUnit
7 17 (11.64%) JIRA
8 15 (10.27%) Robolectric
9 14 (9.59%) Android Studio
10 12 (8.22%) Robotium
11 10 (6.85%) TeamCity
12 9 (6.16%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (5.48%) Hudson
13 8 (5.48%) Maven
13 8 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (4.11%) Subversion
14 6 (4.11%) Jasmine
14 6 (4.11%) Spock
General
1 17 (11.64%) Finance
2 4 (2.74%) Games
3 3 (2.05%) Banking
3 3 (2.05%) Retail
3 3 (2.05%) Publishing
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (31.51%) Developer
2 39 (26.71%) Tester
3 20 (13.70%) Automation Tester
4 19 (13.01%) Test Engineer
5 17 (11.64%) iOS Developer
6 16 (10.96%) Mobile Tester
7 15 (10.27%) Android Developer
8 11 (7.53%) Analyst
8 11 (7.53%) Test Analyst
9 10 (6.85%) Consultant
9 10 (6.85%) Test Consultant
10 9 (6.16%) Test Automation Consultant
11 7 (4.79%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) QA Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.11%) Senior Android Developer
13 5 (3.42%) Test Leader
13 5 (3.42%) Mobile Developer
14 4 (2.74%) Automation Analyst
14 4 (2.74%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.90%) Web Services
2 12 (8.22%) Android SDK
3 11 (7.53%) REST
4 9 (6.16%) RESTful
4 9 (6.16%) JSON
5 6 (4.11%) HTML
6 5 (3.42%) CSS
7 3 (2.05%) XML
7 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.37%) Core Animation
8 2 (1.37%) UIKit
8 2 (1.37%) JSP
8 2 (1.37%) COM
8 2 (1.37%) Cocoa
9 1 (0.68%) Spring
9 1 (0.68%) Ajax
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.68%) SOAP
9 1 (0.68%) JMS
9 1 (0.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (31.51%) Mobile App
2 17 (11.64%) User Experience
3 11 (7.53%) iPad
4 9 (6.16%) Open Source
5 8 (5.48%) iPhone
5 8 (5.48%) Streaming Video
6 6 (4.11%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (2.05%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.05%) STB
7 3 (2.05%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.05%) Robotics
7 3 (2.05%) Handset
8 2 (1.37%) Online Games
8 2 (1.37%) Animation
9 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Kindle
9 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 91 (62.33%) Android
2 79 (54.11%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.16%) Windows
4 2 (1.37%) UNIX
4 2 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (88.36%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (53.42%) BDD
3 73 (50.00%) TDD
4 71 (48.63%) Scrum
5 37 (25.34%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (23.97%) Test Automation
7 28 (19.18%) OO
8 27 (18.49%) Automation Testing
9 24 (16.44%) Test Scripting
10 20 (13.70%) ATDD
11 18 (12.33%) iOS Development
12 17 (11.64%) Android Development
13 15 (10.27%) E-Commerce
14 14 (9.59%) Automated Testing
14 14 (9.59%) Kanban
15 13 (8.90%) Unit Testing
15 13 (8.90%) OOP
16 12 (8.22%) Software Engineering
16 12 (8.22%) Manual Testing
17 10 (6.85%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.52%) Java
2 56 (38.36%) Ruby
3 32 (21.92%) Objective-C
4 19 (13.01%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.90%) SQL
6 8 (5.48%) C#
7 7 (4.79%) Groovy
8 5 (3.42%) PHP
9 4 (2.74%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (5.48%) ISEB
2 3 (2.05%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.11%) Google
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.05%) Apple
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle
4 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.68%) ATG
4 1 (0.68%) Endeca
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Explore Group
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per hour DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago