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 28 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 510 518 537
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +19
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 68 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.091% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 36 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
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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
14120 14122 14670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.05% 29.36% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9090 9252 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 250 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 +22 51 £438 +9.37% 17
South West - 12 £325 - 2
South East - 2 - - 3
North West - 1 £320 - 3
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Gherkin
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 76 (59.38%) Cucumber
2 66 (51.56%) BDD
2 66 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (42.97%) Scrum
4 53 (41.41%) TDD
5 49 (38.28%) QA
6 45 (35.16%) Java
6 45 (35.16%) Selenium
7 42 (32.81%) C#
8 41 (32.03%) HTML
9 37 (28.91%) jQuery
10 36 (28.13%) SpecFlow
10 36 (28.13%) JavaScript
11 33 (25.78%) SQL
11 33 (25.78%) CSS
11 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
12 32 (25.00%) Test Scripting
13 30 (23.44%) HTML5
14 29 (22.66%) Jenkins
14 29 (22.66%) Web Services
15 27 (21.09%) CSS3
15 27 (21.09%) WebDriver
15 27 (21.09%) Git (software)
16 26 (20.31%) Software Testing
17 25 (19.53%) Ajax
17 25 (19.53%) OO
18 24 (18.75%) Finance
19 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
20 21 (16.41%) Ruby
21 18 (14.06%) Linux

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 9 (7.03%) CMS
2 7 (5.47%) Apache
3 5 (3.91%) Node.js
4 4 (3.13%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.34%) Confluence
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Mingle
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) GitHub
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Internet
2 3 (2.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) MySQL
2 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.47%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (3.91%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.34%) Riak
5 3 (2.34%) CouchDB
5 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.34%) BigTable
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 76 (59.38%) Cucumber
2 45 (35.16%) Selenium
3 36 (28.13%) SpecFlow
4 29 (22.66%) Jenkins
5 27 (21.09%) Git (software)
5 27 (21.09%) WebDriver
6 18 (14.06%) JIRA
7 15 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (10.94%) Visual Studio
9 11 (8.59%) Maven
10 10 (7.81%) JUnit
10 10 (7.81%) Jasmine
11 9 (7.03%) Capybara
12 8 (6.25%) MSTest
12 8 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (4.69%) JMeter
13 6 (4.69%) WATIR
14 5 (3.91%) Eclipse
14 5 (3.91%) IntelliJ
14 5 (3.91%) Behat
General
1 24 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Games
3 6 (4.69%) Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.34%) Publishing
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 2 (1.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (37.50%) Developer
2 42 (32.81%) Analyst
3 40 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.06%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (10.94%) Tester
6 13 (10.16%) Test Engineer
7 12 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (8.59%) Agile Test Analyst
9 9 (7.03%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.69%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.91%) Python/Django Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Python Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Test Team Leader
12 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) Agile Tester
12 4 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.03%) HTML
2 37 (28.91%) jQuery
3 33 (25.78%) CSS
4 30 (23.44%) HTML5
5 29 (22.66%) Web Services
6 27 (21.09%) CSS3
7 25 (19.53%) Ajax
8 18 (14.06%) JSP
9 17 (13.28%) SOAP
9 17 (13.28%) RESTful
10 15 (11.72%) .NET
10 15 (11.72%) AngularJS
11 14 (10.94%) Backbone.js
12 10 (7.81%) XML
12 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET
12 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (7.03%) WCF
13 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 8 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Open Source
2 7 (5.47%) Video on Demand
3 5 (3.91%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.34%) Online Games
5 2 (1.56%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.56%) IPTV
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.06%) Linux
2 8 (6.25%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) Android
3 7 (5.47%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.78%) UNIX
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
1 66 (51.56%) BDD
2 55 (42.97%) Scrum
3 53 (41.41%) TDD
4 32 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 26 (20.31%) Software Testing
6 25 (19.53%) OO
7 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
8 16 (12.50%) MVC
9 14 (10.94%) Pair Programming
9 14 (10.94%) User Stories
10 12 (9.38%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.38%) Unit Testing
11 11 (8.59%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.59%) Manual Testing
11 11 (8.59%) Automation Testing
11 11 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.03%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.16%) Java
2 42 (32.81%) C#
3 36 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 33 (25.78%) SQL
5 21 (16.41%) Ruby
6 13 (10.16%) Python
7 12 (9.38%) T-SQL
8 9 (7.03%) PHP
9 3 (2.34%) Scala
10 2 (1.56%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) Groovy
11 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (13.28%) ISEB
2 15 (11.72%) ISTQB
2 15 (11.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.47%) Degree
5 3 (2.34%) MBA
6 2 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (38.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.78%) logstash
Vendors
1 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.13%) HP
3 2 (1.56%) ATG
3 2 (1.56%) Zend
3 2 (1.56%) hybris
3 2 (1.56%) Demandware
4 1 (0.78%) New Relic
4 1 (0.78%) JBoss
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