The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 501 482 540
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +58
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 63 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.079% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.29% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 23
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13413 11531 14306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.99% 26.81% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8827 7372 8646
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 328 360
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Gherkin
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +18 49 £400 +15.10% 14
South East -4 10 £325 +8.33% 2
East of England -21 2 £425 +11.11%
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 81 (78.64%) Cucumber
2 67 (65.05%) BDD
3 61 (59.22%) TDD
4 60 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (45.63%) Java
6 45 (43.69%) QA
7 44 (42.72%) HTML
8 39 (37.86%) CSS
9 38 (36.89%) Selenium
10 36 (34.95%) Scrum
11 35 (33.98%) JavaScript
12 34 (33.01%) C#
13 32 (31.07%) Web Services
14 28 (27.18%) Test Automation
15 26 (25.24%) Jenkins
15 26 (25.24%) .NET
16 24 (23.30%) Ruby
17 23 (22.33%) Finance
17 23 (22.33%) SpecFlow
18 21 (20.39%) jQuery
18 21 (20.39%) OO
19 20 (19.42%) Open Source
20 19 (18.45%) HTML5
20 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
20 19 (18.45%) CSS3
21 18 (17.48%) WebDriver
21 18 (17.48%) SQL
21 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
22 17 (16.50%) MVC
22 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (7.77%) CMS
2 7 (6.80%) Alfresco
3 2 (1.94%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) GitHub
2 1 (0.97%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) HTTP
2 2 (1.94%) IPv4
2 2 (1.94%) IPv6
2 2 (1.94%) SAN
2 2 (1.94%) Internet
2 2 (1.94%) Firewall
2 2 (1.94%) NAS
3 1 (0.97%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.88%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.91%) Riak
4 3 (2.91%) BigTable
4 3 (2.91%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 81 (78.64%) Cucumber
2 38 (36.89%) Selenium
3 26 (25.24%) Jenkins
4 23 (22.33%) SpecFlow
5 18 (17.48%) WebDriver
6 17 (16.50%) Git (software)
7 15 (14.56%) Maven
8 13 (12.62%) JIRA
9 11 (10.68%) WATIR
10 9 (8.74%) JUnit
11 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (7.77%) RSpec
11 8 (7.77%) MSTest
12 7 (6.80%) TeamCity
12 7 (6.80%) Hudson
13 5 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (4.85%) Subversion
13 5 (4.85%) Eclipse
13 5 (4.85%) IntelliJ
14 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (22.33%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Games
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Back Office
4 2 (1.94%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (43.69%) Developer
2 26 (25.24%) Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) Tester
5 11 (10.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (9.71%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.77%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.85%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.85%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.88%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Architect
10 3 (2.91%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.91%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (42.72%) HTML
2 39 (37.86%) CSS
3 32 (31.07%) Web Services
4 26 (25.24%) .NET
5 21 (20.39%) jQuery
6 19 (18.45%) HTML5
6 19 (18.45%) CSS3
7 16 (15.53%) SOAP
8 15 (14.56%) .NET Framework
8 15 (14.56%) RESTful
9 14 (13.59%) Ajax
10 13 (12.62%) WCF
11 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET
11 11 (10.68%) JSP
12 10 (9.71%) Spring
13 9 (8.74%) XML
14 8 (7.77%) LINQ
14 8 (7.77%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 8 (7.77%) ELMAH
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.42%) Open Source
2 6 (5.83%) Video on Demand
3 5 (4.85%) Online Games
4 4 (3.88%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.91%) IVR
5 3 (2.91%) IPTV
5 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.94%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.94%) GIS
6 2 (1.94%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.97%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Linux
2 8 (7.77%) Android
3 7 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.91%) Windows
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (65.05%) BDD
2 61 (59.22%) TDD
3 60 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (34.95%) Scrum
5 28 (27.18%) Test Automation
6 21 (20.39%) OO
7 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
8 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
8 17 (16.50%) MVC
9 15 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (13.59%) Software Testing
11 13 (12.62%) Pair Programming
12 12 (11.65%) MVVM
13 10 (9.71%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (8.74%) Automation Testing
14 9 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (7.77%) Web Development
15 8 (7.77%) Content Management
15 8 (7.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (45.63%) Java
2 35 (33.98%) JavaScript
3 34 (33.01%) C#
4 24 (23.30%) Ruby
5 18 (17.48%) SQL
6 11 (10.68%) PHP
7 9 (8.74%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.94%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.97%) Groovy
10 1 (0.97%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) ISEB
2 5 (4.85%) Degree
3 3 (2.91%) MBA
3 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (43.69%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.88%) HP
3 3 (2.91%) Zend
4 2 (1.94%) JBoss
4 2 (1.94%) VMware
5 1 (0.97%) CODA
5 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
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