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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Calabash
Rank 577 502 537
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +35
Contract jobs citing Calabash 36 87 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.16% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 1.29% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 70 6
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£413 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £324 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £406
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 - - -

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
7141 6747 5202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 12.79% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4656 4366 3254
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 155 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £52.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 27 May 2015.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 18 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 27 May 2015. 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 -73 33 £425 +6.25% 15
London -49 17 £444 +10.93% 13
North West -15 8 £400 - 1
City of London -19 6 £450 +20.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 £413 -
Nottingham - 4 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £413 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £413 -
South West - 3 £400 -
Scotland - 3 £413 -
Chester - 2 £400 -
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £288 -
Liverpool - 1 £650 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 £288 -
Merseyside - 1 £650 -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 110 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (59.52%) Android
3 74 (58.73%) Cucumber
4 73 (57.94%) Apple iOS
5 71 (56.35%) BDD
6 56 (44.44%) Java
7 55 (43.65%) TDD
7 55 (43.65%) Scrum
8 51 (40.48%) Appium
9 46 (36.51%) Ruby
10 43 (34.13%) Mobile App
11 40 (31.75%) Test Automation
12 31 (24.60%) Android Development
13 30 (23.81%) Git (software)
13 30 (23.81%) QA
13 30 (23.81%) Selenium
14 28 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (20.63%) Finance
16 25 (19.84%) JUnit
17 24 (19.05%) Kanban
17 24 (19.05%) Xcode
17 24 (19.05%) iOS Development
18 22 (17.46%) E-Commerce
19 20 (15.87%) WebDriver
19 20 (15.87%) Android Studio
19 20 (15.87%) Mobile Development
19 20 (15.87%) Jenkins
20 19 (15.08%) Software Engineering
20 19 (15.08%) OO
21 18 (14.29%) Objective-C

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2 (1.59%) CMS
1 2 (1.59%) Node.js
2 1 (0.79%) uiautomator
2 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) HTTP
2 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.38%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) MySQL
2 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.59%) Redis
3 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 74 (58.73%) Cucumber
2 51 (40.48%) Appium
3 30 (23.81%) Selenium
3 30 (23.81%) Git (software)
4 25 (19.84%) JUnit
5 24 (19.05%) Xcode
6 20 (15.87%) Android Studio
6 20 (15.87%) Jenkins
6 20 (15.87%) WebDriver
7 17 (13.49%) JIRA
8 13 (10.32%) Maven
8 13 (10.32%) TeamCity
9 8 (6.35%) IntelliJ
10 7 (5.56%) SpecFlow
11 6 (4.76%) Robotium
11 6 (4.76%) JBehave
11 6 (4.76%) Gradle
11 6 (4.76%) Hudson
11 6 (4.76%) eggPlant
11 6 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Front Office
4 3 (2.38%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (40.48%) Developer
2 25 (19.84%) Tester
2 25 (19.84%) Android Developer
3 18 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 14 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 14 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.11%) Analyst
4 14 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.32%) Mobile Tester
6 12 (9.52%) Senior Android Developer
7 11 (8.73%) Consultant
7 11 (8.73%) Test Consultant
8 8 (6.35%) AWS Developer
8 8 (6.35%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.76%) Test Automation Consultant
9 6 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (4.76%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) Android SDK
2 13 (10.32%) Web Services
3 12 (9.52%) JSON
4 10 (7.94%) RESTful
5 9 (7.14%) REST
5 9 (7.14%) HTML
6 6 (4.76%) CSS
6 6 (4.76%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.97%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.17%) iOS SDK
8 4 (3.17%) SOAP
8 4 (3.17%) XML
9 2 (1.59%) Middleware
9 2 (1.59%) .NET
10 1 (0.79%) JSP
10 1 (0.79%) Spring
10 1 (0.79%) WSDL
10 1 (0.79%) RoboGuice
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.13%) Mobile App
2 16 (12.70%) User Experience
3 9 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (3.97%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.97%) Robotics
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.79%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.79%) Online Games
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 75 (59.52%) Android
2 73 (57.94%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.56%) UNIX
4 6 (4.76%) Windows
5 3 (2.38%) Linux
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (56.35%) BDD
3 55 (43.65%) TDD
3 55 (43.65%) Scrum
4 40 (31.75%) Test Automation
5 31 (24.60%) Android Development
6 28 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (19.05%) Kanban
7 24 (19.05%) iOS Development
8 22 (17.46%) E-Commerce
9 20 (15.87%) Mobile Development
10 19 (15.08%) OO
10 19 (15.08%) Software Engineering
11 15 (11.90%) Mobile Application Development
12 14 (11.11%) Unit Testing
13 13 (10.32%) Open Source
13 13 (10.32%) OOP
13 13 (10.32%) Test Scripting
14 11 (8.73%) Automated Testing
15 9 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.44%) Java
2 46 (36.51%) Ruby
3 18 (14.29%) Objective-C
4 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.52%) C#
5 10 (7.94%) SQL
6 6 (4.76%) Apple Swift
7 4 (3.17%) C
8 3 (2.38%) Scala
9 2 (1.59%) Python
9 2 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) ISEB
2 7 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.59%) Degree
3 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Google
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (0.79%) Twitter
4 1 (0.79%) Apigee