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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 179 199 188
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.099% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £385 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
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
1549 1829 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.17% 30.15% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1360 1358
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Average hourly rate £27.37 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £28.05 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £190.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) BDD
3 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
4 9 (56.25%) Java
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
6 6 (37.50%) Selenium
6 6 (37.50%) SpecFlow
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) JIRA
6 6 (37.50%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Maven
7 5 (31.25%) Scala
7 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
8 4 (25.00%) Kanban
8 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Spring
8 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (25.00%) XML
8 4 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
9 3 (18.75%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
9 3 (18.75%) SOAP
9 3 (18.75%) Ruby
9 3 (18.75%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) ElastiCache
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (12.50%) IntelliJ
6 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (12.50%) Mockito
6 2 (12.50%) Hudson
6 2 (12.50%) JUnit
6 2 (12.50%) Subversion
6 2 (12.50%) Gradle
7 1 (6.25%) Calabash
7 1 (6.25%) Appium
7 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Market Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) OSGi
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) BDD
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Kanban
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) SOA
8 1 (6.25%) Project Management
8 1 (6.25%) OOP
8 1 (6.25%) DSDM
8 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Scala
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) Reuters
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