The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Calabash skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Calabash over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Calabash
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 618 593
Rank change year-on-year +96 -25  
Contract jobs citing Calabash 81 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.048% 0.086%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.99% 0.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 31
Median daily rate £425 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £335 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -18.70% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

Calabash is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8205 8230 7252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.40% 14.73% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5577 5585 4642
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 160 140
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £27.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £49.90 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  

Calabash
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Calabash as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Calabash.

Contractor daily rate trend for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Calabash over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Calabash over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +95 80 £425 +8.97% 9
London +37 37 £475 +20.25% 6
East of England - 25 £348 -
City of London +9 15 £500 +37.93% 2
South East +37 14 £250 -35.48%
Essex - 14 £265 -
Buckinghamshire - 13 £238 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £225 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £425 -
Norfolk - 5 £450 -
Brentwood - 5 £265 -
Norwich - 4 £450 -
Bedford - 3 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 £413 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £315 -
Devon - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £325 -
Malmesbury - 1 £450 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £315 -
Exeter - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 £325 -
York - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Calabash also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Calabash.

1 77 (71.30%) Mobile App
2 75 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (61.11%) Java
4 64 (59.26%) TDD
5 58 (53.70%) Ruby
6 56 (51.85%) Android
7 55 (50.93%) Jenkins
8 47 (43.52%) Cucumber
8 47 (43.52%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (40.74%) Appium
10 41 (37.96%) JavaScript
11 40 (37.04%) BDD
12 38 (35.19%) Selenium
13 37 (34.26%) Apple iOS
14 36 (33.33%) Test Automation
14 36 (33.33%) Python
15 34 (31.48%) RESTful
16 33 (30.56%) JIRA
17 31 (28.70%) QA
17 31 (28.70%) JSON
18 30 (27.78%) XML
19 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
20 25 (23.15%) SQL
21 22 (20.37%) Pair Programming
21 22 (20.37%) GitHub
22 21 (19.44%) Gradle
22 21 (19.44%) Scrum
22 21 (19.44%) JUnit
22 21 (19.44%) Web Services
23 20 (18.52%) HTML

Calabash
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.56%) Confluence
2 4 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.70%) Mule
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.37%) GitHub
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.85%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) MQTT
2 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) Redis
2 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (50.93%) Jenkins
2 47 (43.52%) Cucumber
3 44 (40.74%) Appium
4 38 (35.19%) Selenium
5 33 (30.56%) JIRA
6 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
7 21 (19.44%) Gradle
7 21 (19.44%) JUnit
8 16 (14.81%) Capybara
9 13 (12.04%) WebDriver
10 12 (11.11%) SoapUI
11 11 (10.19%) Android Studio
11 11 (10.19%) SpecFlow
12 10 (9.26%) Xcode
13 7 (6.48%) JBehave
14 5 (4.63%) Robotium
15 4 (3.70%) JMeter
15 4 (3.70%) Protractor
15 4 (3.70%) webpack
16 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Retail
3 13 (12.04%) Banking
4 6 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (4.63%) Automotive
5 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.63%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Developer
2 31 (28.70%) Test Engineer
3 22 (20.37%) Tester
4 21 (19.44%) Android Developer
5 17 (15.74%) Applications Engineer
5 17 (15.74%) Mobile Engineer
6 15 (13.89%) Automation Tester
7 10 (9.26%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Developer in Test
8 9 (8.33%) Software Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) Mobile Tester
9 8 (7.41%) Test Analyst
10 7 (6.48%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) QA Engineer
12 5 (4.63%) QA Automation Tester
12 5 (4.63%) QA Tester
12 5 (4.63%) Test Leader
13 4 (3.70%) Java Developer
13 4 (3.70%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.48%) RESTful
2 31 (28.70%) JSON
3 30 (27.78%) XML
4 21 (19.44%) Web Services
5 20 (18.52%) HTML
6 19 (17.59%) Core Animation
6 19 (17.59%) Core Data
7 18 (16.67%) REST
8 17 (15.74%) Android SDK
9 14 (12.96%) Gherkin
10 12 (11.11%) SOAP
11 4 (3.70%) Angular 2
11 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
11 4 (3.70%) Hystrix
11 4 (3.70%) Node.js
11 4 (3.70%) RxJava
11 4 (3.70%) Spring
11 4 (3.70%) Spring Boot
12 2 (1.85%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 77 (71.30%) Mobile App
2 19 (17.59%) Animation
3 10 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.63%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.85%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.93%) Online Games
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 56 (51.85%) Android
2 37 (34.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (59.26%) TDD
3 47 (43.52%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (37.04%) BDD
5 36 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 22 (20.37%) Pair Programming
7 21 (19.44%) Scrum
8 20 (18.52%) Android Development
9 19 (17.59%) MVC
10 18 (16.67%) API Testing
11 17 (15.74%) OOA/OOD
11 17 (15.74%) OOD
11 17 (15.74%) Push Notifications
12 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
13 15 (13.89%) Automated Testing
14 14 (12.96%) Functional Testing
15 11 (10.19%) Manual Testing
16 10 (9.26%) DevOps
17 8 (7.41%) Mentoring
17 8 (7.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 66 (61.11%) Java
2 58 (53.70%) Ruby
3 41 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 36 (33.33%) Python
5 25 (23.15%) SQL
6 15 (13.89%) C#
7 12 (11.11%) Apple Swift
7 12 (11.11%) VB
8 6 (5.56%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.85%) C++
10 2 (1.85%) ES6
11 1 (0.93%) Go
11 1 (0.93%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) ISEB
1 7 (6.48%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.63%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (28.70%) QA
2 17 (15.74%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) Consul
2 1 (0.93%) Graphite
2 1 (0.93%) Kibana
2 1 (0.93%) logstash
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Xamarin
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.78%) Splunk
4 2 (1.85%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.85%) HP
4 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com