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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 130 183 204
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +21
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 13 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.14% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 0.46% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate £488 £450 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £310 £333
% change year-on-year
+16.77% -6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
London

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
965 1537 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.29% 30.30% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1245 1288
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -33.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) SpecFlow
3 13 (65.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (65.00%) .NET
4 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (55.00%) SQL
5 11 (55.00%) C#
6 10 (50.00%) QA
6 10 (50.00%) Scrum
7 9 (45.00%) BDD
8 8 (40.00%) Test Management
8 8 (40.00%) Data Analysis
8 8 (40.00%) Selenium
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (35.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (30.00%) TDD
10 6 (30.00%) Banking
10 6 (30.00%) Web Services
10 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
11 5 (25.00%) ATDD
11 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (25.00%) Microservices
11 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (25.00%) Protractor
11 5 (25.00%) XML
11 5 (25.00%) Java
11 5 (25.00%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 13 (65.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (40.00%) Selenium
4 5 (25.00%) Protractor
4 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (20.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (10.00%) JBehave
6 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) Subversion
7 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
7 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.00%) Hudson
7 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.00%) JIRA
7 1 (5.00%) JMeter
7 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 6 (30.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
1 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Automation Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Developer in Test
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Core Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) Behat
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) OSGi
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) IVR
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (25.00%) Smartcard
2 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) Fintech
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Scrum
4 9 (45.00%) BDD
5 8 (40.00%) Data Analysis
5 8 (40.00%) Test Management
6 7 (35.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (30.00%) TDD
7 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (25.00%) ATDD
8 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (25.00%) Microservices
9 4 (20.00%) Open Source
10 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
10 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (10.00%) OO
11 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) AWK
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) sed
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Perforce
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