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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capybara
Rank 556 557 544
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Capybara 33 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.058% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.47% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 6
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£428 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £299 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £439 £425
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 6557 5266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.31% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4575 4172 3340
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 115 146
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 31 March 2015.

Capybara Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Capybara
Top 7 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 31 March 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 -5 33 £428 +14.00% 3
London -1 22 £428 +6.87% 2
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
South East - 1 £300 -
Hammersmith - - - -
City of London - - - -
Windsor - - - -

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 49 (96.08%) Ruby
2 47 (92.16%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (80.39%) Cucumber
4 31 (60.78%) TDD
5 29 (56.86%) Git (software)
6 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
7 27 (52.94%) Sinatra
8 26 (50.98%) BDD
9 24 (47.06%) Java
10 23 (45.10%) QA
11 22 (43.14%) Scrum
11 22 (43.14%) CSS
12 21 (41.18%) HTML
13 20 (39.22%) HTML5
13 20 (39.22%) CSS3
13 20 (39.22%) Sass
14 19 (37.25%) TeamCity
15 18 (35.29%) RSpec
15 18 (35.29%) Open Source
15 18 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
15 18 (35.29%) Cloud Foundry
15 18 (35.29%) IntelliJ
15 18 (35.29%) VMware
15 18 (35.29%) Web Design
16 17 (33.33%) Pair Programming
16 17 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
16 17 (33.33%) New Relic
16 17 (33.33%) Graylog
16 17 (33.33%) Akamai

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 18 (35.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) Redis
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (80.39%) Cucumber
2 29 (56.86%) Git (software)
3 19 (37.25%) TeamCity
4 18 (35.29%) RSpec
4 18 (35.29%) IntelliJ
5 7 (13.73%) JMeter
5 7 (13.73%) Selenium
6 6 (11.76%) JBehave
6 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
7 5 (9.80%) Jasmine
8 4 (7.84%) JIRA
9 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.88%) Calabash
9 3 (5.88%) GitLab
10 2 (3.92%) Subversion
10 2 (3.92%) Hudson
11 1 (1.96%) WATIR
11 1 (1.96%) NetBeans
11 1 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Electronics
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) Ruby Developer
3 12 (23.53%) Tester
4 11 (21.57%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.84%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) Sinatra
2 22 (43.14%) CSS
3 21 (41.18%) HTML
4 20 (39.22%) HTML5
4 20 (39.22%) CSS3
4 20 (39.22%) Sass
5 17 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (27.45%) Web Services
7 7 (13.73%) SOAP
7 7 (13.73%) JSON
7 7 (13.73%) Ember.js
7 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
8 6 (11.76%) React
8 6 (11.76%) XML
8 6 (11.76%) Backbone.js
8 6 (11.76%) REST
9 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.96%) Resque
9 1 (1.96%) RSS
9 1 (1.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Open Source
2 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (92.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (60.78%) TDD
3 26 (50.98%) BDD
4 22 (43.14%) Scrum
5 18 (35.29%) Web Design
5 18 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 17 (33.33%) Pair Programming
7 8 (15.69%) Kanban
8 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.76%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.76%) Extreme Programming
9 6 (11.76%) MVC
9 6 (11.76%) User Stories
9 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Agile Testing
12 3 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 49 (96.08%) Ruby
2 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
3 24 (47.06%) Java
4 7 (13.73%) SQL
5 6 (11.76%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) Golang
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (45.10%) QA
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (33.33%) Graylog
2 1 (1.96%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) VMware
2 17 (33.33%) Akamai
2 17 (33.33%) New Relic
3 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
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