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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 157 180 206
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +26
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 15 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.15% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 0.49% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Median daily rate £434 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1209 1440 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.04% 31.09% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1201 1332
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £54.25 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.98% -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
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 26 September 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 26 September 2016, 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 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) BDD
3 13 (54.17%) TDD
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 11 (45.83%) Scrum
4 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
5 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
5 10 (41.67%) .NET
5 10 (41.67%) XML
6 9 (37.50%) OOP
6 9 (37.50%) C#
6 9 (37.50%) Java
6 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 8 (33.33%) HTML
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 8 (33.33%) CSS
7 8 (33.33%) HTML5
7 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (33.33%) Selenium
7 8 (33.33%) CSS3
8 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
8 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
8 7 (29.17%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (29.17%) Degree
8 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
8 7 (29.17%) MVC
9 6 (25.00%) SQL
9 6 (25.00%) Web Services
9 6 (25.00%) Unix

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 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.17%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Couchbase
2 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 5 (20.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (33.33%) Selenium
3 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
4 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
5 5 (20.83%) Bower
5 5 (20.83%) gulp
5 5 (20.83%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (20.83%) Mocha
5 5 (20.83%) Protractor
5 5 (20.83%) Sinon.JS
6 4 (16.67%) eggPlant
6 4 (16.67%) Fiddler
6 4 (16.67%) JIRA
6 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 4 (16.67%) Xcode
7 3 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
2 5 (20.83%) Retail
3 4 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Angular Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Automation Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Mobile Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Business Integration Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Lead
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
1 10 (41.67%) XML
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (33.33%) CSS3
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (33.33%) HTML5
3 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
4 6 (25.00%) JSON
4 6 (25.00%) RESTful
4 6 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (20.83%) Chai
5 5 (20.83%) LINQ
5 5 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (12.50%) J2EE
6 3 (12.50%) Spring
7 2 (8.33%) EJB
7 2 (8.33%) JDBC
7 2 (8.33%) JSP
7 2 (8.33%) Servlets
7 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) User Experience
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) Equities
2 5 (20.83%) Fixed Income
2 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
3 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (16.67%) iPhone
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (12.50%) IVR
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.50%) Smartcard
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) NHS
5 1 (4.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (16.67%) Android
2 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) BDD
3 13 (54.17%) TDD
4 11 (45.83%) Scrum
5 9 (37.50%) OOP
6 7 (29.17%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (29.17%) MVC
7 6 (25.00%) Asset Management
7 6 (25.00%) Front End Development
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (20.83%) Service Design
8 5 (20.83%) User Stories
8 5 (20.83%) Workflow
9 4 (16.67%) Agile Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) OO
9 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
1 9 (37.50%) Java
1 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Apple Swift
4 2 (8.33%) Korn
4 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) XPath
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Solace
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft