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 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
Capybara
Rank 575 553 536
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -17
Contract jobs citing Capybara 38 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.068% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.53% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 5
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £313 -
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -
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%

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 27 May 2015.

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 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 -21 38 £450 +12.50% 7
London 0 22 £428 +6.87% 7
Yorkshire - 15 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 14 £450 -
City of London -1 8 £500 +17.64% 2
Leeds - 5 £400 -
South East - 1 £300 -
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
Slough - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 59 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (84.62%) Ruby
3 54 (83.08%) Cucumber
4 47 (72.31%) TDD
5 41 (63.08%) Git (software)
6 35 (53.85%) JavaScript
6 35 (53.85%) QA
6 35 (53.85%) BDD
7 33 (50.77%) Sinatra
8 27 (41.54%) Java
8 27 (41.54%) CSS
9 26 (40.00%) Open Source
10 25 (38.46%) TeamCity
10 25 (38.46%) HTML
11 24 (36.92%) Scrum
11 24 (36.92%) RSpec
11 24 (36.92%) CSS3
11 24 (36.92%) Sass
12 23 (35.38%) HTML5
12 23 (35.38%) IntelliJ
13 22 (33.85%) VMware
13 22 (33.85%) Web Design
13 22 (33.85%) Akamai
13 22 (33.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (33.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (33.85%) Responsive Web Design
13 22 (33.85%) Cloud Foundry
13 22 (33.85%) New Relic
13 22 (33.85%) Graylog
14 21 (32.31%) Pair Programming

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 22 (33.85%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (13.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) Redis
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (83.08%) Cucumber
2 41 (63.08%) Git (software)
3 25 (38.46%) TeamCity
4 24 (36.92%) RSpec
5 23 (35.38%) IntelliJ
6 15 (23.08%) Selenium
7 12 (18.46%) Jasmine
8 11 (16.92%) WebDriver
9 10 (15.38%) WATIR
9 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
10 6 (9.23%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
11 5 (7.69%) Calabash
12 4 (6.15%) JBehave
12 4 (6.15%) JMeter
13 3 (4.62%) Subversion
13 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
14 2 (3.08%) JIRA
14 2 (3.08%) Hudson
15 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Developer
2 27 (41.54%) Ruby Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Tester
4 10 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Tester
7 3 (4.62%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) Mobile Tester
9 1 (1.54%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (50.77%) Sinatra
2 27 (41.54%) CSS
3 25 (38.46%) HTML
4 24 (36.92%) CSS3
4 24 (36.92%) Sass
5 23 (35.38%) HTML5
6 20 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
7 12 (18.46%) Web Services
8 9 (13.85%) Ember.js
8 9 (13.85%) AngularJS
9 8 (12.31%) Backbone.js
9 8 (12.31%) RESTful
10 7 (10.77%) React
11 5 (7.69%) SOAP
11 5 (7.69%) JSON
12 4 (6.15%) REST
12 4 (6.15%) Gherkin
13 3 (4.62%) XML
14 2 (3.08%) Ajax
15 1 (1.54%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Online Gambling
2 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 9 (13.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (72.31%) TDD
3 35 (53.85%) BDD
4 26 (40.00%) Open Source
5 24 (36.92%) Scrum
6 22 (33.85%) Web Design
6 22 (33.85%) Responsive Web Design
6 22 (33.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (32.31%) Pair Programming
8 16 (24.62%) Test Automation
9 11 (16.92%) Mentoring
10 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.85%) Security Testing
11 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
12 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
13 7 (10.77%) MVC
14 6 (9.23%) Load Testing
14 6 (9.23%) DevOps
14 6 (9.23%) Test Strategy
15 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 55 (84.62%) Ruby
2 35 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 27 (41.54%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) C#
5 4 (6.15%) SQL
5 4 (6.15%) Python
6 3 (4.62%) Go
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.54%) ISEB
2 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (53.85%) QA
System Software
1 22 (33.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (33.85%) Graylog
2 1 (1.54%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) VMware
1 22 (33.85%) Akamai
1 22 (33.85%) New Relic
2 1 (1.54%) Adobe
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