The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 71 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.84% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.67% 1.67% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£400 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cucumber
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
135 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.66% 7.20% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 29 42
Average daily rate £385 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.92% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £263 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £35.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -10.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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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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
Warrington - 5 £400 - 2
Chester -4 3 £303 -24.37% 1
Cucumber
North West

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber.

1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) TDD
2 15 (42.86%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 15 (42.86%) JSON
3 14 (40.00%) HTML
3 14 (40.00%) CSS
4 13 (37.14%) Selenium
5 12 (34.29%) RESTful
5 12 (34.29%) J2EE
5 12 (34.29%) Mobile App
6 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Degree
7 9 (25.71%) SDLC
8 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
8 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (22.86%) Spring
8 8 (22.86%) Scrum
8 8 (22.86%) SQL
8 8 (22.86%) JUnit
9 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (17.14%) Web Services
10 6 (17.14%) Servlets
10 6 (17.14%) HTTP
10 6 (17.14%) Android
10 6 (17.14%) WebSphere
10 6 (17.14%) QA
10 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
10 6 (17.14%) Relational Database

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.29%) Node.js
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) Jetty
3 1 (2.86%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Route 53
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) HTTP
2 5 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) Informix
3 4 (11.43%) Redis
3 4 (11.43%) Big Data
3 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
3 4 (11.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (22.86%) JUnit
3 6 (17.14%) Appium
4 5 (14.29%) Mockito
5 4 (11.43%) Mocha
5 4 (11.43%) Calabash
6 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
6 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.57%) Maven
7 2 (5.71%) Hudson
8 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.86%) JIRA
8 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.86%) Introscope
8 1 (2.86%) CasperJS
8 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.86%) Grunt
8 1 (2.86%) PhantomJS
8 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 5 (14.29%) UX Designer
3 5 (14.29%) Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Requirements Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) JSON
2 14 (40.00%) HTML
2 14 (40.00%) CSS
3 12 (34.29%) J2EE
3 12 (34.29%) RESTful
4 8 (22.86%) Spring
5 6 (17.14%) Servlets
5 6 (17.14%) Web Services
6 5 (14.29%) XML
6 5 (14.29%) XSL
6 5 (14.29%) WSDL
6 5 (14.29%) JAX-RPC
6 5 (14.29%) JDBC
6 5 (14.29%) SOAP
6 5 (14.29%) PowerMock
6 5 (14.29%) JAX-RS
7 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (8.57%) HTML5
9 2 (5.71%) Java EE
10 1 (2.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.29%) User Experience
3 3 (8.57%) Wiki
3 3 (8.57%) Telematics
4 2 (5.71%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Android
1 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 9 (25.71%) SDLC
5 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 5 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (11.43%) BDD
8 4 (11.43%) Web Application Development
8 4 (11.43%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (11.43%) Android Development
8 4 (11.43%) iOS Development
8 4 (11.43%) MVC
9 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
1 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Ruby
3 1 (2.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
1 5 (14.29%) IBM
2 3 (8.57%) Apigee
3 1 (2.86%) Compuware
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) Perforce
3 1 (2.86%) RightScale