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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 487 507 520
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 108 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.13% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.75% 0.45% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 46 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
14407 13884 13497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.13% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 9061 8749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 204 264
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 £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +22 65 £435 -3.33% 16
South East -1 13 £323 +7.50% 4
Yorkshire -14 10 £300 -3.22% 7
North West - 10 £450 - 8
East of England - 6 - -
South West -22 3 £323 -0.76%
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 174 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (64.81%) Cucumber
3 120 (55.56%) BDD
4 112 (51.85%) Selenium
5 97 (44.91%) Scrum
6 90 (41.67%) Java
7 80 (37.04%) QA
7 80 (37.04%) TDD
8 63 (29.17%) C#
8 63 (29.17%) SpecFlow
9 57 (26.39%) JavaScript
10 56 (25.93%) Web Services
11 54 (25.00%) HTML
12 48 (22.22%) SQL
13 46 (21.30%) .NET
13 46 (21.30%) JIRA
13 46 (21.30%) Git (software)
13 46 (21.30%) Jenkins
14 45 (20.83%) Test Automation
15 44 (20.37%) Test Scripting
16 43 (19.91%) WebDriver
16 43 (19.91%) CSS
17 42 (19.44%) E-Commerce
18 41 (18.98%) Automated Testing
19 39 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (17.13%) Software Testing
20 37 (17.13%) XML
21 35 (16.20%) AngularJS
22 34 (15.74%) Automation Testing
22 34 (15.74%) HTML5

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (12.50%) Confluence
2 12 (5.56%) Apache
3 9 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.17%) Drupal
4 8 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (3.24%) Node.js
6 6 (2.78%) CMS
7 3 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.93%) IIS
9 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.39%) SaaS
1 3 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 3 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.93%) SMTP
2 2 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) RTSP
3 1 (0.46%) HTTP
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.02%) MySQL
3 10 (4.63%) Redis
3 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.17%) DB2
4 9 (4.17%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.93%) DTS
9 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 140 (64.81%) Cucumber
2 112 (51.85%) Selenium
3 63 (29.17%) SpecFlow
4 46 (21.30%) Git (software)
4 46 (21.30%) JIRA
4 46 (21.30%) Jenkins
5 43 (19.91%) WebDriver
6 31 (14.35%) Subversion
7 23 (10.65%) Maven
8 20 (9.26%) NUnit
9 18 (8.33%) JUnit
10 16 (7.41%) Visual Studio
11 14 (6.48%) JBehave
12 13 (6.02%) JMeter
13 12 (5.56%) Behat
14 10 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (4.63%) Ant
14 10 (4.63%) HP UFT
15 9 (4.17%) FitNesse
15 9 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (15.28%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Retail
3 7 (3.24%) Back Office
4 6 (2.78%) Banking
4 6 (2.78%) Marketing
5 5 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.85%) Legal
6 4 (1.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 72 (33.33%) Analyst
2 55 (25.46%) Tester
2 55 (25.46%) Developer
3 46 (21.30%) Test Analyst
4 23 (10.65%) Automation Tester
5 20 (9.26%) Business Analyst
6 18 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
7 17 (7.87%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (6.02%) Senior Developer
9 13 (6.02%) Agile Tester
10 10 (4.63%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.63%) .NET Developer
10 10 (4.63%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) Selenium Tester
11 9 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (4.17%) Software Tester
11 9 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
12 8 (3.70%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (25.93%) Web Services
2 54 (25.00%) HTML
3 46 (21.30%) .NET
4 43 (19.91%) CSS
5 37 (17.13%) XML
6 35 (16.20%) AngularJS
7 34 (15.74%) HTML5
8 32 (14.81%) jQuery
9 30 (13.89%) JSON
10 25 (11.57%) RESTful
10 25 (11.57%) CSS3
11 22 (10.19%) Ajax
12 21 (9.72%) ASP.NET
13 13 (6.02%) Spring
13 13 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (5.56%) SOAP
15 11 (5.09%) JSP
16 10 (4.63%) LAMP
17 9 (4.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (2.78%) Derivative
4 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.85%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.39%) NHS
6 3 (1.39%) W3C
6 3 (1.39%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.39%) Equities
7 2 (0.93%) IPTV
7 2 (0.93%) DTV
7 2 (0.93%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.93%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.93%) Wiki
7 2 (0.93%) Blog
7 2 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.94%) Windows
2 14 (6.48%) UNIX
3 11 (5.09%) Linux
4 8 (3.70%) Android
5 5 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (55.56%) BDD
3 97 (44.91%) Scrum
4 80 (37.04%) TDD
5 45 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 44 (20.37%) Test Scripting
7 42 (19.44%) E-Commerce
8 41 (18.98%) Automated Testing
9 39 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (17.13%) Software Testing
11 34 (15.74%) Automation Testing
12 33 (15.28%) OO
13 31 (14.35%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (12.50%) User Stories
15 20 (9.26%) Software Engineering
16 19 (8.80%) Kanban
16 19 (8.80%) SDLC
17 17 (7.87%) MVC
18 16 (7.41%) Waterfall
18 16 (7.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (41.67%) Java
2 63 (29.17%) C#
3 57 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 48 (22.22%) SQL
5 27 (12.50%) Ruby
6 16 (7.41%) PHP
7 9 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.70%) Groovy
9 4 (1.85%) VB
10 3 (1.39%) XPath
10 3 (1.39%) Python
10 3 (1.39%) Scala
11 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.93%) VB6
11 2 (0.93%) F#
11 2 (0.93%) VBA
11 2 (0.93%) Perl
12 1 (0.46%) C++
12 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (7.41%) ISEB
2 11 (5.09%) ISTQB
2 11 (5.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (3.70%) Degree
4 6 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (37.04%) QA
System Software
1 17 (7.87%) Varnish
2 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.17%) Puppet
1 9 (4.17%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.11%) Oracle
3 15 (6.94%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.70%) Adobe
5 3 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.93%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.46%) Zend
7 1 (0.46%) Twitter
7 1 (0.46%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.46%) Reuters
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