The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 176 195 193
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 16 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.10% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 0.34% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 17
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£350 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1603 1783 1845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.54% 29.83% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1295 1377 1455
Average daily rate £425 £438 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 27
Average hourly rate £19.72 - £41.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 - £32.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 - £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 22 (84.62%) BDD
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) Cucumber
4 14 (53.85%) SpecFlow
5 12 (46.15%) C#
6 11 (42.31%) TDD
7 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
7 10 (38.46%) Scrum
8 9 (34.62%) .NET
8 9 (34.62%) Web Services
8 9 (34.62%) JIRA
9 8 (30.77%) QA
9 8 (30.77%) Selenium
9 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
9 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
9 8 (30.77%) Java
9 8 (30.77%) Finance
10 7 (26.92%) HTML
11 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
11 6 (23.08%) MVC
11 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (23.08%) JSON
11 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
12 5 (19.23%) Ruby
12 5 (19.23%) NUnit
12 5 (19.23%) XML
12 5 (19.23%) Linux
12 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (11.54%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) DTS
5 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Cucumber
2 14 (53.85%) SpecFlow
3 9 (34.62%) JIRA
4 8 (30.77%) Selenium
4 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
5 5 (19.23%) NUnit
6 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 4 (15.38%) Subversion
6 4 (15.38%) Maven
6 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
6 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 4 (15.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (15.38%) Moq
7 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (11.54%) JUnit
8 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
8 2 (7.69%) IntelliJ
8 2 (7.69%) RSpec
8 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Junior
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
2 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 7 (26.92%) HTML
4 6 (23.08%) JSON
4 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (19.23%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) NHibernate
6 4 (15.38%) jQuery
7 3 (11.54%) HTML5
7 3 (11.54%) CSS3
7 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
7 3 (11.54%) LINQ to SQL
7 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (11.54%) Kendo UI
7 3 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (11.54%) WCF
7 3 (11.54%) Spring
7 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
1 3 (11.54%) Derivative
1 3 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) Equities
2 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) BDD
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) TDD
4 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) MVC
6 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
7 4 (15.38%) OOP
7 4 (15.38%) OO
7 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Kanban
8 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (11.54%) OOD
9 2 (7.69%) SOA
9 2 (7.69%) Validation
9 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
9 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 5 (19.23%) Ruby
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Scala
6 2 (7.69%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Reuters
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
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