The first table below looks at the demand for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 119 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.080% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £333 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
543 569 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.17% 22.62% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 223 262
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 72 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Gherkin
South East

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the Berkshire region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin.

1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
1 5 (71.43%) Maven
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Alfresco
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) GIS
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Artifactory
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) JBoss
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Spring Security
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) Document Management

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Maven
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Artifactory
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) XHTML
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) Spring Security
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) GIS
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Document Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss