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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 198 216 214
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.13% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.42% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +6.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.87%
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
1729 2127 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.49% 29.58% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1616 1656
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -6.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Alfresco
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
5 1 (20.00%) Drools
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Scala
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Mockito
5 1 (20.00%) Puppet
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Gradle

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Mockito
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Drools
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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