The table below looks at the statistics for Capybara skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capybara over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capybara
Rank 574 550 541
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs citing Capybara 18 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.039% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 13
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£424 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.35% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £328 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate - £379 £313
% change year-on-year
- +21.20%
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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
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 £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
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 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Capybara
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Capybara Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Capybara
Daily Rate Trend

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

Capybara Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Capybara
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capybara within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Capybara Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Capybara
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capybara within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 -30 18 £424 +9.35% 2
London +15 17 £424 +9.35% 2
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Capybara 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 Capybara.

1 60 (93.75%) Cucumber
2 58 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (89.06%) Ruby
4 47 (73.44%) BDD
5 38 (59.38%) TDD
6 33 (51.56%) Scrum
6 33 (51.56%) Java
7 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
7 26 (40.63%) Git (software)
7 26 (40.63%) Selenium
8 25 (39.06%) TeamCity
9 23 (35.94%) CSS
9 23 (35.94%) HTML
10 20 (31.25%) HTML5
10 20 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (31.25%) CSS3
10 20 (31.25%) Sass
11 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
12 18 (28.13%) JSON
12 18 (28.13%) Sinatra
12 18 (28.13%) Open Source
12 18 (28.13%) Web Services
12 18 (28.13%) XML
13 17 (26.56%) RSpec
13 17 (26.56%) QA
13 17 (26.56%) Responsive Web Design
13 17 (26.56%) REST
14 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
15 15 (23.44%) Degree
15 15 (23.44%) Web Design

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Capybara 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 Capybara. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (23.44%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (3.13%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.13%) Redis
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (93.75%) Cucumber
2 26 (40.63%) Selenium
2 26 (40.63%) Git (software)
3 25 (39.06%) TeamCity
4 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
5 17 (26.56%) RSpec
6 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
7 13 (20.31%) IntelliJ
8 11 (17.19%) WATIR
8 11 (17.19%) Hudson
9 9 (14.06%) JMeter
9 9 (14.06%) Maven
10 7 (10.94%) Gradle
11 6 (9.38%) LoadRunner
11 6 (9.38%) JBehave
12 5 (7.81%) JIRA
13 4 (6.25%) JUnit
13 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
14 3 (4.69%) Subversion
14 3 (4.69%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) Ruby Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Tester
4 10 (15.63%) Automation Tester
5 8 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Agile Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Senior Automation Tester
9 1 (1.56%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.56%) Scala Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) HTML
1 23 (35.94%) CSS
2 20 (31.25%) HTML5
2 20 (31.25%) CSS3
2 20 (31.25%) Sass
3 18 (28.13%) Sinatra
3 18 (28.13%) Web Services
3 18 (28.13%) XML
3 18 (28.13%) JSON
4 17 (26.56%) REST
5 10 (15.63%) RESTful
6 7 (10.94%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (9.38%) SOAP
8 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (6.25%) Spring
9 4 (6.25%) jQuery
10 3 (4.69%) OAuth
10 3 (4.69%) SAML
10 3 (4.69%) Spring Security
10 3 (4.69%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Open Source
2 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
4 1 (1.56%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
1 2 (3.13%) Android
1 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (73.44%) BDD
3 38 (59.38%) TDD
4 33 (51.56%) Scrum
5 20 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (26.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 15 (23.44%) Web Design
9 11 (17.19%) Pair Programming
9 11 (17.19%) Kanban
9 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (15.63%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.63%) OOP
10 10 (15.63%) OO
11 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Security Testing
11 9 (14.06%) User Stories
12 6 (9.38%) Extreme Programming
13 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
14 4 (6.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (89.06%) Ruby
2 33 (51.56%) Java
3 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.63%) SQL
5 6 (9.38%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) Scala
6 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) Golang
7 1 (1.56%) XQuery
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.56%) QA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) Graylog2
2 2 (3.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) VMware
1 13 (20.31%) Akamai
2 12 (18.75%) New Relic
3 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.56%) SAP