The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 79 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% - 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% - 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
251 347 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.50% 27.63% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 228 82
Average daily rate £348 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £263 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.75 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
3 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 7 (77.78%) Java
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
4 6 (66.67%) Mockito
4 6 (66.67%) SDLC
4 6 (66.67%) CRM
4 6 (66.67%) J2EE
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle
4 6 (66.67%) JUnit
4 6 (66.67%) EJB
4 6 (66.67%) JSP
4 6 (66.67%) Servlets
4 6 (66.67%) Struts
4 6 (66.67%) EJB 3.0
4 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 6 (66.67%) Hibernate
4 6 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (66.67%) Subversion
4 6 (66.67%) Spring
4 6 (66.67%) JSF
4 6 (66.67%) Ajax
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
6 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 3 (33.33%) UML

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (33.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) Mockito
3 6 (66.67%) JUnit
3 6 (66.67%) Subversion
4 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
5 3 (33.33%) NUnit
6 1 (11.11%) JMeter
6 1 (11.11%) Ant
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) FitNesse
6 1 (11.11%) Maven
6 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) J2EE
1 6 (66.67%) EJB
1 6 (66.67%) JSP
1 6 (66.67%) Servlets
1 6 (66.67%) Struts
1 6 (66.67%) EJB 3.0
1 6 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 6 (66.67%) Spring
1 6 (66.67%) JSF
1 6 (66.67%) Ajax
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) LINQ
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 6 (66.67%) CRM
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) UML
4 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) DICOM
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) VMware