The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 122 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.21% 0.23% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 0.80% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £431 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £310 £329
% change year-on-year
+16.77% -5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
631 747 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.48% 29.19% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 447 388
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 44
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £23.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £37.50
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 East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the East of England region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +4 3 - -
Norfolk - 2 £431 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Document Management
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Magento
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Flash
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) DbVisualizer
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Protractor

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
1 3 (60.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Protractor
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Web Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Flash
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Document Management
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA