Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 779 801
Rank change year-on-year +18 +22 -80
Contract jobs citing Calabash 114 83 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.086% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 67 57
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +4.23%
10th Percentile £368 £321 £313
90th Percentile £488 £525 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +25.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.61% - -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18,554 16,027 15,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 16.59% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,021 10,731 10,438
UK median daily rate £451 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £606 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 237 388
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £20.07 £22.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.50 £50.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%

Calabash
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Calabash as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Top 11 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 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 112 £425 - 21
London -14 68 £425 - 10
UK excluding London +12 46 £425 -4.49% 11
North of England +36 12 £375 -6.31% 5
Yorkshire +26 12 £375 -6.31% 5
East of England -21 11 £425 -5.56% 1
East Midlands - 11 £425 -
Midlands - 11 £425 - 1
South East -19 9 £450 -10.00% 2
Scotland - 2 £325 -
South West - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 87 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (70.18%) Test Automation
3 73 (64.04%) Cucumber
4 71 (62.28%) TDD
5 69 (60.53%) Ruby
6 68 (59.65%) BDD
7 56 (49.12%) Appium
8 55 (48.25%) Mobile App
9 52 (45.61%) Android
10 50 (43.86%) JSON
11 48 (42.11%) RESTful
12 47 (41.23%) Java
13 44 (38.60%) Apple Swift
14 37 (32.46%) XML
15 36 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (29.82%) Gherkin
17 33 (28.95%) Apple iOS
18 31 (27.19%) Functional Testing
18 31 (27.19%) QA
19 30 (26.32%) Web Services
19 30 (26.32%) Scrum
20 29 (25.44%) Selenium
20 29 (25.44%) Git (software)
20 29 (25.44%) ATDD
21 27 (23.68%) Xcode
22 26 (22.81%) Android Development
23 25 (21.93%) Jenkins
23 25 (21.93%) Manual Testing
24 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
25 21 (18.42%) Kanban

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 7 (6.14%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.88%) Mule
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) GitHub
2 5 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.63%) npm
4 2 (1.75%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.75%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.75%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) Big Data
2 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.63%) Redis
3 2 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 73 (64.04%) Cucumber
2 56 (49.12%) Appium
3 29 (25.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (25.44%) Selenium
4 27 (23.68%) Xcode
5 25 (21.93%) Jenkins
6 19 (16.67%) JIRA
7 16 (14.04%) Capybara
7 16 (14.04%) Gradle
8 14 (12.28%) WebDriver
9 11 (9.65%) JUnit
9 11 (9.65%) SpecFlow
10 9 (7.89%) Android Studio
10 9 (7.89%) JMeter
11 5 (4.39%) Gatling
11 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.51%) Bitbucket
12 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
13 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (13.16%) Banking
2 10 (8.77%) Finance
3 8 (7.02%) Retail
4 7 (6.14%) Advertising
5 6 (5.26%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.51%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (50.88%) Developer
2 29 (25.44%) Tester
3 28 (24.56%) Developer in Test
4 27 (23.68%) Android Developer
5 24 (21.05%) Automation Tester
6 15 (13.16%) Test Engineer
7 12 (10.53%) Mobile Developer
7 12 (10.53%) Ruby Developer
8 11 (9.65%) Senior Developer
9 9 (7.89%) Mobile Tester
10 8 (7.02%) Software Developer
11 7 (6.14%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) QA Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) Software Test Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Mobile Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
12 6 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (43.86%) JSON
2 48 (42.11%) RESTful
3 37 (32.46%) XML
4 34 (29.82%) Gherkin
5 30 (26.32%) Web Services
6 19 (16.67%) Android SDK
7 13 (11.40%) HTML
7 13 (11.40%) Velocity
8 10 (8.77%) REST
8 10 (8.77%) SOAP
9 8 (7.02%) Core Animation
9 8 (7.02%) Core Data
10 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.51%) Angular 2
11 4 (3.51%) Apache Cordova
11 4 (3.51%) Node.js
11 4 (3.51%) React
12 3 (2.63%) .NET
12 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
13 2 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (48.25%) Mobile App
2 15 (13.16%) Video on Demand
3 10 (8.77%) Video\Live Streaming
4 9 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (7.02%) Animation
6 7 (6.14%) User Experience
7 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.75%) W3C
11 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.88%) IPTV
11 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.61%) Android
2 33 (28.95%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.77%) Unix
4 4 (3.51%) Windows
5 3 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (70.18%) Test Automation
3 71 (62.28%) TDD
4 68 (59.65%) BDD
5 36 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (27.19%) Functional Testing
7 30 (26.32%) Scrum
8 29 (25.44%) ATDD
9 26 (22.81%) Android Development
10 25 (21.93%) Manual Testing
11 21 (18.42%) Kanban
12 20 (17.54%) Acceptance Criteria
12 20 (17.54%) User Stories
13 19 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
13 19 (16.67%) Scrum-ban
14 15 (13.16%) Mobile Development
14 15 (13.16%) Unit Testing
15 14 (12.28%) Release Management
16 13 (11.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (11.40%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 69 (60.53%) Ruby
2 47 (41.23%) Java
3 44 (38.60%) Apple Swift
4 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 20 (17.54%) C#
6 11 (9.65%) Objective-C
7 9 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 9 (7.89%) SQL
8 6 (5.26%) Python
9 3 (2.63%) ES6
9 3 (2.63%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) C++
11 1 (0.88%) Groovy
11 1 (0.88%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
11 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (27.19%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (10.53%) Xamarin
2 4 (3.51%) Apple
3 3 (2.63%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.63%) HP
4 2 (1.75%) Google
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) Virgin Media