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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 21 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.65% 2.91% -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.41% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£376 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
27 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.31% 14.56% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
Average daily rate £376 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £36.07 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 29 December 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Servlets
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
2 2 (66.67%) JVM Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (66.67%) Route 53
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 2 (66.67%) PaaS
2 2 (66.67%) RightScale
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Hudson
2 2 (66.67%) Jetty
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) nginx
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) DNS

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Jetty
2 2 (66.67%) nginx
2 2 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
1 2 (66.67%) PaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Route 53
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Hudson
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Mockito
3 1 (33.33%) Introscope
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Servlets
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) WSDL
2 1 (33.33%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) PowerMock
2 1 (33.33%) JAX-RS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) JVM Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
1 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) RightScale
2 1 (33.33%) Perforce
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Compuware
2 1 (33.33%) HP