The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 503 519 526
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 97 69 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.48% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 38
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15389 14469 14352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.56% 28.27% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 9338 9387
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 199 250
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in England

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in England

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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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
London -3 51 £463 +8.82% 17
North West -2 19 £450 +40.62% 11
South West -6 11 £325 -
South East -19 7 £325 - 6
Yorkshire -26 6 £330 +20.00% 2
East of England - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 173 (81.60%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (65.09%) Cucumber
3 123 (58.02%) BDD
4 114 (53.77%) Selenium
5 93 (43.87%) Java
6 87 (41.04%) Scrum
7 82 (38.68%) QA
8 73 (34.43%) TDD
9 62 (29.25%) C#
10 54 (25.47%) HTML
11 52 (24.53%) JavaScript
11 52 (24.53%) SpecFlow
12 50 (23.58%) Web Services
13 47 (22.17%) Test Scripting
14 45 (21.23%) JIRA
14 45 (21.23%) WebDriver
15 43 (20.28%) Jenkins
15 43 (20.28%) Software Testing
15 43 (20.28%) Test Automation
15 43 (20.28%) SQL
15 43 (20.28%) .NET
16 41 (19.34%) Git (software)
17 39 (18.40%) CSS
18 38 (17.92%) E-Commerce
18 38 (17.92%) Automated Testing
19 36 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
20 34 (16.04%) HTML5
21 33 (15.57%) Automation Testing
22 32 (15.09%) OO
22 32 (15.09%) XML

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 19 (8.96%) Confluence
2 10 (4.72%) Apache
3 9 (4.25%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.77%) Drupal
4 8 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (3.30%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.36%) Node.js
7 4 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.89%) CMS
8 2 (0.94%) IIS
9 1 (0.47%) Jetty
9 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.77%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.47%) Intranet
2 1 (0.47%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.08%) MySQL
3 10 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.25%) DB2
4 9 (4.25%) DbVisualizer
4 9 (4.25%) Redis
5 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.94%) DTS
8 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 138 (65.09%) Cucumber
2 114 (53.77%) Selenium
3 52 (24.53%) SpecFlow
4 45 (21.23%) JIRA
4 45 (21.23%) WebDriver
5 43 (20.28%) Jenkins
6 41 (19.34%) Git (software)
7 24 (11.32%) Subversion
8 22 (10.38%) NUnit
9 17 (8.02%) JUnit
10 16 (7.55%) Visual Studio
11 15 (7.08%) JBehave
12 14 (6.60%) Maven
13 13 (6.13%) JMeter
13 13 (6.13%) TeamCity
14 11 (5.19%) HP UFT
14 11 (5.19%) Behat
15 10 (4.72%) Capybara
15 10 (4.72%) Mockito
16 9 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (14.62%) Finance
2 17 (8.02%) Retail
3 9 (4.25%) Banking
4 6 (2.83%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.83%) Marketing
4 6 (2.83%) Back Office
5 4 (1.89%) Automotive
5 4 (1.89%) Legal
6 3 (1.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (37.26%) Analyst
2 53 (25.00%) Developer
3 52 (24.53%) Test Analyst
4 48 (22.64%) Tester
5 23 (10.85%) Automation Tester
6 20 (9.43%) Business Analyst
7 18 (8.49%) Automation Analyst
8 17 (8.02%) Automation Test Analyst
9 15 (7.08%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (5.66%) Selenium Tester
11 11 (5.19%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.19%) Test Engineer
11 11 (5.19%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.72%) .NET Developer
12 10 (4.72%) Agile Test Analyst
13 9 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (4.25%) Agile Business Analyst
13 9 (4.25%) QA Analyst
14 8 (3.77%) Drupal Developer
14 8 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (25.47%) HTML
2 50 (23.58%) Web Services
3 43 (20.28%) .NET
4 39 (18.40%) CSS
5 34 (16.04%) HTML5
6 32 (15.09%) XML
7 31 (14.62%) AngularJS
8 29 (13.68%) jQuery
9 24 (11.32%) ASP.NET
9 24 (11.32%) CSS3
10 21 (9.91%) Ajax
11 17 (8.02%) RESTful
12 16 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (7.55%) JSON
13 11 (5.19%) Spring
14 10 (4.72%) JSP
14 10 (4.72%) J2EE
15 9 (4.25%) SOAP
15 9 (4.25%) Flash
15 9 (4.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 8 (3.77%) Derivative
3 7 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.36%) Equities
5 4 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.42%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.42%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.42%) Wiki
7 2 (0.94%) Blog
7 2 (0.94%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.94%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.94%) IPTV
7 2 (0.94%) NHS
7 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) iPad
8 1 (0.47%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.60%) Windows
2 12 (5.66%) UNIX
3 8 (3.77%) Linux
4 3 (1.42%) Android
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (81.60%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (58.02%) BDD
3 87 (41.04%) Scrum
4 73 (34.43%) TDD
5 47 (22.17%) Test Scripting
6 43 (20.28%) Test Automation
6 43 (20.28%) Software Testing
7 38 (17.92%) Automated Testing
7 38 (17.92%) E-Commerce
8 36 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (15.57%) Automation Testing
10 32 (15.09%) OO
11 31 (14.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (14.62%) User Stories
12 21 (9.91%) Software Engineering
13 19 (8.96%) SDLC
14 18 (8.49%) MVC
14 18 (8.49%) System Testing
15 17 (8.02%) Manual Testing
16 14 (6.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 93 (43.87%) Java
2 62 (29.25%) C#
3 52 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 43 (20.28%) SQL
5 30 (14.15%) Ruby
6 11 (5.19%) PHP
7 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.30%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.83%) Groovy
9 4 (1.89%) Scala
10 2 (0.94%) XPath
10 2 (0.94%) C++
10 2 (0.94%) VB
10 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) Python
11 1 (0.47%) C
11 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (8.49%) ISEB
2 16 (7.55%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.30%) Degree
5 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (38.68%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) EMIR
System Software
1 16 (7.55%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (4.72%) Puppet
2 8 (3.77%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.47%) Graylog
Vendors
1 22 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.13%) Oracle
3 10 (4.72%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.77%) Adobe
5 5 (2.36%) Talend
6 3 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.94%) OpenLink
7 2 (0.94%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.47%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.47%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.47%) Twitter
8 1 (0.47%) Reuters
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
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