The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 22 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.72% 5.12% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.56% 35.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.28% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cucumber
Cheshire

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

Development Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.04% 14.42% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 1
Average daily rate £313 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -10.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -16.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Jetty
1 4 (100.00%) CentOS
1 4 (100.00%) nginx
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
1 4 (100.00%) RightScale
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Hudson
1 4 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 4 (100.00%) Route 53
1 4 (100.00%) Big Data
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (100.00%) Java

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Jetty
1 4 (100.00%) nginx
1 4 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (100.00%) Route 53
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (100.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) Hudson
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) JVM Tuning
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) RightScale