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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capybara
Rank 564 571 597
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +26
Contract jobs citing Capybara 49 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 6 7
Average daily rate
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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 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £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
7343 6186 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 11.90% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4856 4000 3518
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 130 216
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 2014.

Capybara Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Capybara
Top 9 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 18 September 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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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 +6 49 £400 -5.88% 6
London +27 43 £400 -11.11% 5
City of London +24 2 £388 -20.91% 2
South East - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 87 (93.55%) Cucumber
2 83 (89.25%) Ruby
3 68 (73.12%) BDD
3 68 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (49.46%) TDD
5 39 (41.94%) Java
5 39 (41.94%) JavaScript
6 37 (39.78%) Scrum
7 34 (36.56%) Git (software)
7 34 (36.56%) QA
8 32 (34.41%) RSpec
9 31 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 31 (33.33%) CSS
10 30 (32.26%) Web Services
10 30 (32.26%) Selenium
11 29 (31.18%) HTML
11 29 (31.18%) Jenkins
12 28 (30.11%) JSON
12 28 (30.11%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (26.88%) CSS3
14 24 (25.81%) TeamCity
15 23 (24.73%) XML
15 23 (24.73%) REST
16 20 (21.51%) HTML5
16 20 (21.51%) Sass
17 19 (20.43%) WebDriver
17 19 (20.43%) WATIR
18 18 (19.35%) Automated Testing
18 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
18 18 (19.35%) IntelliJ

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (13.98%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (8.60%) Node.js
3 3 (3.23%) Confluence
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) SSH
2 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Redis
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 87 (93.55%) Cucumber
2 34 (36.56%) Git (software)
3 32 (34.41%) RSpec
4 30 (32.26%) Selenium
5 29 (31.18%) Jenkins
6 24 (25.81%) TeamCity
7 19 (20.43%) WebDriver
7 19 (20.43%) WATIR
8 18 (19.35%) IntelliJ
9 16 (17.20%) Subversion
9 16 (17.20%) Hudson
10 14 (15.05%) Calabash
11 11 (11.83%) JIRA
11 11 (11.83%) Eclipse
12 9 (9.68%) Maven
13 7 (7.53%) JBehave
13 7 (7.53%) Gradle
14 5 (5.38%) Sublime Text
14 5 (5.38%) RubyMine
15 4 (4.30%) Sinon.JS
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Publishing
3 2 (2.15%) Games
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (53.76%) Developer
2 21 (22.58%) Ruby Developer
3 17 (18.28%) Tester
4 12 (12.90%) Automation Tester
5 11 (11.83%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) UI Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) QA Consultant
10 2 (2.15%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) Automation Analyst
11 1 (1.08%) Senior Automation Tester
11 1 (1.08%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (33.33%) CSS
2 30 (32.26%) Web Services
3 29 (31.18%) HTML
4 28 (30.11%) JSON
5 25 (26.88%) CSS3
6 23 (24.73%) REST
6 23 (24.73%) XML
7 20 (21.51%) Sass
7 20 (21.51%) HTML5
8 17 (18.28%) Sinatra
8 17 (18.28%) RESTful
9 11 (11.83%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.60%) Gherkin
11 7 (7.53%) jQuery
11 7 (7.53%) Ajax
11 7 (7.53%) SOAP
12 6 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (6.45%) LESS
13 5 (5.38%) Ember.js
13 5 (5.38%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Open Source
2 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.38%) User Experience
4 4 (4.30%) Video on Demand
4 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.23%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.08%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) Linux
2 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.23%) UNIX
4 2 (2.15%) Windows
4 2 (2.15%) Android
4 2 (2.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
1 68 (73.12%) BDD
2 46 (49.46%) TDD
3 37 (39.78%) Scrum
4 31 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 28 (30.11%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (19.35%) Automated Testing
6 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.20%) Pair Programming
7 16 (17.20%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (16.13%) OO
9 13 (13.98%) Web Design
10 11 (11.83%) Kanban
10 11 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (10.75%) OOP
12 9 (9.68%) Manual Testing
12 9 (9.68%) User Stories
13 6 (6.45%) Automation Testing
14 5 (5.38%) Load Testing
14 5 (5.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (89.25%) Ruby
2 39 (41.94%) Java
2 39 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.83%) SQL
4 7 (7.53%) Python
5 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) Scala
6 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.15%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) C
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) XQuery
7 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (36.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) Graylog2
2 4 (4.30%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 15 (16.13%) VMware
2 11 (11.83%) Akamai
3 10 (10.75%) New Relic
4 5 (5.38%) Adobe
5 2 (2.15%) Perforce
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