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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capybara
Rank 539 562 589
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +27
Contract jobs citing Capybara 56 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.030% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 6 6
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £358 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £470 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014.

Capybara Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Capybara
Top 11 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 56 £400 -5.88% 9
London +49 50 £394 -7.35% 8
City of London +31 2 £388 -20.91% 1
South East - 2 £501 - 1
Leeds - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 92 (94.85%) Cucumber
2 86 (88.66%) Ruby
3 70 (72.16%) BDD
4 42 (43.30%) TDD
5 39 (40.21%) QA
6 38 (39.18%) Test Automation
6 38 (39.18%) Scrum
6 38 (39.18%) Java
7 36 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (35.05%) Selenium
8 34 (35.05%) Web Services
9 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
9 33 (34.02%) Git (software)
9 33 (34.02%) Jenkins
10 31 (31.96%) JSON
11 30 (30.93%) RSpec
12 28 (28.87%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (27.84%) REST
14 26 (26.80%) XML
14 26 (26.80%) CSS
15 23 (23.71%) HTML
16 22 (22.68%) Test Scripting
17 21 (21.65%) WATIR
18 19 (19.59%) Subversion
18 19 (19.59%) WebDriver
19 18 (18.56%) CSS3
19 18 (18.56%) Hudson
19 18 (18.56%) JIRA
20 17 (17.53%) Kanban
21 16 (16.49%) RESTful

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (8.25%) Node.js
2 7 (7.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (6.19%) Confluence
4 2 (2.06%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) SSH
2 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) MySQL
1 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.09%) Redis
2 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.03%) QlikView
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 92 (94.85%) Cucumber
2 34 (35.05%) Selenium
3 33 (34.02%) Git (software)
3 33 (34.02%) Jenkins
4 30 (30.93%) RSpec
5 21 (21.65%) WATIR
6 19 (19.59%) Subversion
6 19 (19.59%) WebDriver
7 18 (18.56%) Hudson
7 18 (18.56%) JIRA
8 16 (16.49%) TeamCity
9 15 (15.46%) IntelliJ
10 14 (14.43%) Eclipse
10 14 (14.43%) Calabash
11 13 (13.40%) JBehave
12 8 (8.25%) RubyMine
12 8 (8.25%) Maven
13 6 (6.19%) Gradle
13 6 (6.19%) NetBeans
14 5 (5.15%) JMeter
General
1 11 (11.34%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Publishing
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Marketing
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (43.30%) Developer
2 21 (21.65%) Tester
3 15 (15.46%) Ruby Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Test Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) Automation Tester
6 10 (10.31%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.15%) UI Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (3.09%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Consultant
11 3 (3.09%) Senior Test Engineer
12 2 (2.06%) Agile Tester
12 2 (2.06%) QA Consultant
12 2 (2.06%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (2.06%) QA Automation Engineer
12 2 (2.06%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.05%) Web Services
2 31 (31.96%) JSON
3 27 (27.84%) REST
4 26 (26.80%) XML
4 26 (26.80%) CSS
5 23 (23.71%) HTML
6 18 (18.56%) CSS3
7 16 (16.49%) RESTful
8 13 (13.40%) Sass
8 13 (13.40%) HTML5
9 12 (12.37%) SOAP
10 10 (10.31%) Sinatra
10 10 (10.31%) AngularJS
11 9 (9.28%) Gherkin
12 8 (8.25%) Ajax
13 6 (6.19%) LESS
13 6 (6.19%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (6.19%) jQuery
14 5 (5.15%) YUI
14 5 (5.15%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Open Source
2 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.09%) Taxonomies
3 3 (3.09%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.06%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.34%) Linux
2 5 (5.15%) UNIX
2 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.06%) Windows
3 2 (2.06%) Android
3 2 (2.06%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (72.16%) BDD
2 42 (43.30%) TDD
3 38 (39.18%) Test Automation
3 38 (39.18%) Scrum
4 36 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (28.87%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (22.68%) Test Scripting
7 17 (17.53%) Kanban
8 16 (16.49%) Automated Testing
9 14 (14.43%) OO
10 12 (12.37%) Pair Programming
11 11 (11.34%) Extreme Programming
12 10 (10.31%) OOP
12 10 (10.31%) User Stories
12 10 (10.31%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (7.22%) Web Design
14 7 (7.22%) Automation Testing
15 6 (6.19%) Load Testing
15 6 (6.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (88.66%) Ruby
2 38 (39.18%) Java
3 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.40%) SQL
5 12 (12.37%) Python
6 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.06%) C++
7 2 (2.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.03%) XPath
8 1 (1.03%) XQuery
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) ISEB
3 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (40.21%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Graylog2
2 3 (3.09%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 12 (12.37%) VMware
2 5 (5.15%) Adobe
2 5 (5.15%) Akamai
3 4 (4.12%) New Relic
4 2 (2.06%) Perforce
5 1 (1.03%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle
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