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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capybara
Rank 607 596 585
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Capybara 51 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.063% 0.060%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 0.48% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 32
Average daily rate £420 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £403 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £450 £313
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +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
8247 7225 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.75% 12.94% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5600 4623 4389
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 144 132
Average hourly rate £42.37 £37.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £25.47 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 51 £420 -3.44% 2
London +5 30 £420 -1.75% 1
Bristol - 17 £363 - 1
South West - 17 £363 - 1
City of London +45 6 £450 -10.00%
Peterborough - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
South East -21 1 £350 +16.66%
Worthing - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 123 (96.85%) Ruby
2 111 (87.40%) Cucumber
3 91 (71.65%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (46.46%) BDD
5 49 (38.58%) Test Automation
6 47 (37.01%) Gherkin
7 46 (36.22%) Git (software)
8 41 (32.28%) Ruby on Rails
9 40 (31.50%) RSpec
10 38 (29.92%) TDD
11 36 (28.35%) Scrum
12 29 (22.83%) Microsoft
13 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
13 28 (22.05%) Selenium
14 24 (18.90%) SQL
14 24 (18.90%) JIRA
14 24 (18.90%) GitHub
14 24 (18.90%) Jenkins
15 23 (18.11%) Web Services
16 22 (17.32%) HTML
16 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
17 21 (16.54%) Java
17 21 (16.54%) HTTP
17 21 (16.54%) ISTQB
17 21 (16.54%) QA
17 21 (16.54%) Time Management
17 21 (16.54%) WATIR
17 21 (16.54%) git-flow
18 19 (14.96%) Office 365
18 19 (14.96%) Subversion

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (11.02%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.72%) Confluence
3 2 (1.57%) JBoss
3 2 (1.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (14.96%) MS Office
2 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.90%) GitHub
2 19 (14.96%) Office 365
3 16 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.54%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) Extranet
2 3 (2.36%) Internet
2 3 (2.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.17%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (12.60%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.81%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.81%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.36%) Redis
5 1 (0.79%) GIS
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 111 (87.40%) Cucumber
2 46 (36.22%) Git (software)
3 40 (31.50%) RSpec
4 28 (22.05%) Selenium
5 24 (18.90%) Jenkins
5 24 (18.90%) JIRA
6 21 (16.54%) git-flow
6 21 (16.54%) WATIR
7 19 (14.96%) Subversion
8 16 (12.60%) JUnit
8 16 (12.60%) SpecFlow
8 16 (12.60%) Travis CI
9 14 (11.02%) WebDriver
10 10 (7.87%) HP UFT
11 8 (6.30%) Jasmine
12 5 (3.94%) Protractor
13 4 (3.15%) Appium
14 3 (2.36%) RubyGems
15 2 (1.57%) Calabash
15 2 (1.57%) Hudson
General
1 5 (3.94%) Finance
2 3 (2.36%) Marketing
2 3 (2.36%) Retail
3 2 (1.57%) Banking
3 2 (1.57%) Games
3 2 (1.57%) Publishing
4 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (41.73%) Developer
2 34 (26.77%) Tester
3 33 (25.98%) Ruby Developer
4 28 (22.05%) Analyst
5 27 (21.26%) Test Analyst
6 20 (15.75%) Automation Tester
7 18 (14.17%) Developer in Test
8 16 (12.60%) Test Automation Engineer
8 16 (12.60%) Test Engineer
9 14 (11.02%) Ruby Automation Tester
10 12 (9.45%) Lead Test Analyst
11 11 (8.66%) Test Automation Developer
12 10 (7.87%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (7.09%) Agile Developer
14 8 (6.30%) QA Automation Engineer
14 8 (6.30%) QA Engineer
15 7 (5.51%) Automation Engineer
15 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 7 (5.51%) Ruby Engineer
16 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.01%) Gherkin
2 41 (32.28%) Ruby on Rails
3 23 (18.11%) Web Services
4 22 (17.32%) HTML
5 19 (14.96%) CSS
6 17 (13.39%) Sass
7 12 (9.45%) RESTful
8 10 (7.87%) .NET
9 8 (6.30%) Behat
10 3 (2.36%) HTML5
10 3 (2.36%) jQuery
11 2 (1.57%) CSS3
11 2 (1.57%) Resque
11 2 (1.57%) RSS
11 2 (1.57%) Sinatra
11 2 (1.57%) Spring
11 2 (1.57%) Spring Boot
11 2 (1.57%) Spring MVC
12 1 (0.79%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Visualisation
2 5 (3.94%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.36%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.79%) Online Games
4 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.39%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) Mac OS X
2 15 (11.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (71.65%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.46%) BDD
3 49 (38.58%) Test Automation
4 38 (29.92%) TDD
5 36 (28.35%) Scrum
6 21 (16.54%) Time Management
7 18 (14.17%) ITIL
8 17 (13.39%) Manual Testing
9 16 (12.60%) Functional Testing
10 15 (11.81%) Automation Testing
10 15 (11.81%) Configuration Management
10 15 (11.81%) Integration Testing
10 15 (11.81%) Open Source
10 15 (11.81%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (11.81%) Unit Testing
10 15 (11.81%) Web Design
10 15 (11.81%) Web Development
11 14 (11.02%) ETL
11 14 (11.02%) Migration
11 14 (11.02%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (96.85%) Ruby
2 24 (18.90%) SQL
3 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.54%) Java
5 16 (12.60%) Python
6 15 (11.81%) Scala
7 10 (7.87%) C#
8 2 (1.57%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.79%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.54%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.02%) ISEB
4 12 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.54%) QA
2 11 (8.66%) SDET
3 7 (5.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.79%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.30%) Rally
3 6 (4.72%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.57%) Facebook
4 2 (1.57%) Twitter
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