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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 191 205 189
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.098% 0.051% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
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£300 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £331 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.41% +20.45%
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
1565 1724 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.83% 29.15% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1288 1369
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
3 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (70.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) Scala
5 4 (40.00%) Kanban
5 4 (40.00%) Selenium
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Spring
5 4 (40.00%) Maven
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) Puppet
6 3 (30.00%) Mockito
6 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (30.00%) Gradle
6 3 (30.00%) Ansible
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Maven
4 3 (30.00%) Mockito
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (30.00%) Gradle
4 3 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (10.00%) Hudson
6 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (10.00%) Calabash
6 1 (10.00%) Appium
6 1 (10.00%) JUnit
6 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (10.00%) Xcode
6 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Spring
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) OSGi
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Kanban
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) ATDD
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) SOA
7 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
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