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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 140 182 205
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +23
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 14 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 0.85% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 6
Average daily rate £456 £438 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £350 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £585 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -7.69%
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
1132 1644 1872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.42% 29.90% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1305 1423
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £17.65 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 April 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 30 April 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 22 (84.62%) SpecFlow
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) .NET
4 16 (61.54%) Cucumber
5 14 (53.85%) Scrum
5 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
6 13 (50.00%) SQL
7 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 12 (46.15%) Selenium
8 11 (42.31%) Test Management
8 11 (42.31%) Data Analysis
9 10 (38.46%) QA
9 10 (38.46%) BDD
10 9 (34.62%) TDD
10 9 (34.62%) XML
11 8 (30.77%) Web Services
11 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
11 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
11 8 (30.77%) ISEB
11 8 (30.77%) Smartcard
11 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
11 8 (30.77%) Banking
11 8 (30.77%) IVR
11 8 (30.77%) ATDD
11 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
11 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (26.92%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (3.85%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) SpecFlow
2 16 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 12 (46.15%) Selenium
4 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
5 5 (19.23%) Protractor
6 4 (15.38%) FitNesse
6 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
7 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
8 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.69%) JBehave
8 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
8 2 (7.69%) JIRA
9 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
9 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
9 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
9 1 (3.85%) Maven
9 1 (3.85%) Subversion
9 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
1 15 (57.69%) Test Analyst
2 12 (46.15%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) XML
3 8 (30.77%) Web Services
4 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.69%) Behat
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) IVR
1 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
1 8 (30.77%) Smartcard
2 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.69%) Fintech
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Scrum
2 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 11 (42.31%) Data Analysis
3 11 (42.31%) Test Management
4 10 (38.46%) BDD
5 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 8 (30.77%) ATDD
6 8 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
8 5 (19.23%) Microservices
9 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
10 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (11.54%) OO
10 3 (11.54%) Open Source
10 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) C#
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.85%) AWK
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) sed
5 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
1 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SDET
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) OpenLink
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Perforce
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