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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capybara
Rank 591 549 565
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +16
Contract jobs citing Capybara 31 51 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.093% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% 0.72% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £341 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £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
7561 7039 5888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.28% 12.88% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4527 3682
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 149 143
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 4 August 2015.

Capybara Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Capybara
Top 12 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 4 August 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 -41 29 £450 +12.50% 9
London -26 19 £475 +18.75% 4
City of London -6 8 £500 +14.28% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 3
South East -26 3 £375 -25.07%
West Sussex - 3 £375 -
Worthing - 3 £375 -
Leeds - 2 £363 - 1
Plymouth - 2 £338 -
Devon - 2 £338 -
South West - 2 £338 -

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 62 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (86.76%) Cucumber
3 50 (73.53%) TDD
4 49 (72.06%) Ruby
5 41 (60.29%) QA
5 41 (60.29%) Git (software)
6 37 (54.41%) BDD
7 33 (48.53%) JavaScript
8 29 (42.65%) Sinatra
9 26 (38.24%) Open Source
9 26 (38.24%) Java
10 25 (36.76%) CSS
10 25 (36.76%) Scrum
11 24 (35.29%) HTML
12 22 (32.35%) Selenium
12 22 (32.35%) CSS3
12 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
12 22 (32.35%) RSpec
13 21 (30.88%) TeamCity
13 21 (30.88%) IntelliJ
14 20 (29.41%) HTML5
14 20 (29.41%) Sass
15 19 (27.94%) Responsive Web Design
15 19 (27.94%) Cloud Foundry
15 19 (27.94%) New Relic
15 19 (27.94%) Akamai
15 19 (27.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (27.94%) Pair Programming
15 19 (27.94%) VMware

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 19 (27.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Heroku
2 1 (1.47%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (13.24%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Redis
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (86.76%) Cucumber
2 41 (60.29%) Git (software)
3 22 (32.35%) RSpec
3 22 (32.35%) Selenium
4 21 (30.88%) TeamCity
4 21 (30.88%) IntelliJ
5 16 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 15 (22.06%) Jenkins
7 14 (20.59%) WATIR
8 12 (17.65%) Jasmine
9 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
9 10 (14.71%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (7.35%) Calabash
11 4 (5.88%) JIRA
12 3 (4.41%) Subversion
13 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
13 2 (2.94%) Sublime Text
14 1 (1.47%) Selenium IDE
14 1 (1.47%) Appium
14 1 (1.47%) Sinon.JS
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (47.06%) Developer
2 23 (33.82%) Ruby Developer
3 9 (13.24%) Tester
4 7 (10.29%) Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (2.94%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.94%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.65%) Sinatra
2 25 (36.76%) CSS
3 24 (35.29%) HTML
4 22 (32.35%) CSS3
5 20 (29.41%) HTML5
5 20 (29.41%) Sass
6 16 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
7 15 (22.06%) RESTful
8 11 (16.18%) Web Services
9 10 (14.71%) Ember.js
9 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
10 9 (13.24%) Backbone.js
11 7 (10.29%) React
12 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
13 4 (5.88%) Play Framework
13 4 (5.88%) .NET
13 4 (5.88%) SOAP
14 3 (4.41%) Ajax
15 2 (2.94%) REST
15 2 (2.94%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Online Gambling
2 2 (2.94%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 9 (13.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (73.53%) TDD
3 37 (54.41%) BDD
4 26 (38.24%) Open Source
5 25 (36.76%) Scrum
6 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
7 19 (27.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (27.94%) Web Design
7 19 (27.94%) Pair Programming
7 19 (27.94%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
9 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (19.12%) Test Strategy
10 13 (19.12%) Software Engineering
11 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
12 11 (16.18%) DevOps
13 10 (14.71%) Load Testing
13 10 (14.71%) Security Testing
14 8 (11.76%) MVC
15 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 49 (72.06%) Ruby
2 33 (48.53%) JavaScript
3 26 (38.24%) Java
4 14 (20.59%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) Go
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (60.29%) QA
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (27.94%) Graylog
2 1 (1.47%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) VMware
1 19 (27.94%) Akamai
1 19 (27.94%) New Relic
2 2 (2.94%) Adobe
3 1 (1.47%) Talend
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.47%) Sitecore