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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
London / City of London
Rank 148 133 183
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +50
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.44% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 1.39% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £400 £494 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £388 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £513 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1035 1005 1574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.19% 31.57% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 852 1269
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 9 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (38.89%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
4 6 (33.33%) User Experience
4 6 (33.33%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) CSS
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) MVC
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (33.33%) HTML5
4 6 (33.33%) Mocha
4 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) CSS3
5 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 5 (27.78%) Asset Management
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) Unix
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Front End Development
6 4 (22.22%) Protractor

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Couchbase
2 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Mocha
3 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) Bower
4 4 (22.22%) gulp
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (22.22%) Protractor
4 4 (22.22%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (11.11%) Android Studio
6 2 (11.11%) Appium
6 2 (11.11%) Maven
6 2 (11.11%) Mockito
6 2 (11.11%) Selenium
6 2 (11.11%) Spock
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Angular Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (16.67%) Asset Management Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Charles River Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Compliance Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Tester
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) CSS3
2 6 (33.33%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) HTML5
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) Chai
4 4 (22.22%) LINQ
4 4 (22.22%) RESTful
4 4 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) J2EE
5 3 (16.67%) Node.js
5 3 (16.67%) REST
5 3 (16.67%) SOAP
5 3 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) EJB
6 2 (11.11%) JDBC
6 2 (11.11%) XSD
6 2 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Equities
3 2 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) IVR
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (5.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) BDD
2 6 (33.33%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Asset Management
3 5 (27.78%) Front End Development
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) DevOps
4 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (22.22%) OOP
4 4 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (22.22%) Service Design
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Workflow
5 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Korn
3 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) XPath
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Charles River
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Solace
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) MuleSoft