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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 486 501 490
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 93 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.48% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 28
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£373 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £329 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +5.20%
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
13838 13618 11678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.36% 27.49% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9108 9052 7466
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 198 345
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £18.30 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +16 62 £413 +3.12% 14
South East +3 23 £300 -7.69% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £350 -
North West - 3 £320 - 3
East of England +4 1 - - 1
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 118 (72.84%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (61.11%) BDD
3 93 (57.41%) Cucumber
4 76 (46.91%) Scrum
5 73 (45.06%) Selenium
6 59 (36.42%) SpecFlow
7 58 (35.80%) Java
8 57 (35.19%) TDD
9 55 (33.95%) QA
10 44 (27.16%) C#
11 41 (25.31%) Web Services
12 38 (23.46%) HTML
13 36 (22.22%) E-Commerce
13 36 (22.22%) Test Automation
13 36 (22.22%) Jenkins
14 34 (20.99%) JavaScript
14 34 (20.99%) SQL
15 33 (20.37%) Git (software)
16 31 (19.14%) Automation Testing
17 29 (17.90%) Test Scripting
17 29 (17.90%) Finance
18 28 (17.28%) JIRA
18 28 (17.28%) WebDriver
19 27 (16.67%) Software Testing
20 26 (16.05%) Subversion
20 26 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (16.05%) .NET
20 26 (16.05%) CSS
21 25 (15.43%) PHP
21 25 (15.43%) SQL Server

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (8.02%) Confluence
2 8 (4.94%) Drupal
3 7 (4.32%) Node.js
4 6 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.09%) Apache
5 5 (3.09%) CMS
6 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.47%) SaaS
3 3 (1.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) SMTP
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.79%) MySQL
3 9 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.94%) Redis
5 6 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.09%) DbVisualizer
6 5 (3.09%) DB2
6 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.23%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.23%) DTS
9 2 (1.23%) Riak
9 2 (1.23%) BigTable
10 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 93 (57.41%) Cucumber
2 73 (45.06%) Selenium
3 59 (36.42%) SpecFlow
4 36 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 33 (20.37%) Git (software)
6 28 (17.28%) JIRA
6 28 (17.28%) WebDriver
7 26 (16.05%) Subversion
8 22 (13.58%) Maven
9 16 (9.88%) JUnit
9 16 (9.88%) Behat
10 14 (8.64%) JMeter
11 12 (7.41%) Visual Studio
12 11 (6.79%) NUnit
13 10 (6.17%) TeamCity
14 9 (5.56%) JBehave
15 8 (4.94%) Rhino Mocks
15 8 (4.94%) Ant
16 7 (4.32%) SoapUI
17 6 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 6 (3.70%) Retail
3 5 (3.09%) Banking
4 4 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.85%) Back Office
5 3 (1.85%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (27.78%) Tester
2 42 (25.93%) Developer
3 40 (24.69%) Analyst
4 29 (17.90%) Test Analyst
5 18 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 14 (8.64%) Consultant
7 13 (8.02%) Test Consultant
7 13 (8.02%) Agile Tester
8 11 (6.79%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.79%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Automation Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Business Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Software Tester
9 10 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Drupal Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.32%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.31%) Web Services
2 38 (23.46%) HTML
3 26 (16.05%) .NET
3 26 (16.05%) CSS
4 25 (15.43%) XML
5 24 (14.81%) JSON
6 23 (14.20%) AngularJS
7 19 (11.73%) HTML5
8 18 (11.11%) RESTful
9 17 (10.49%) jQuery
10 16 (9.88%) CSS3
11 13 (8.02%) SOAP
11 13 (8.02%) Spring
12 12 (7.41%) Ajax
13 11 (6.79%) ASP.NET
14 10 (6.17%) Symfony
15 9 (5.56%) LAMP
16 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (4.94%) NHibernate
16 8 (4.94%) Drush
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.64%) Open Source
3 11 (6.79%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.47%) W3C
5 3 (1.85%) DTV
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) Blog
6 2 (1.23%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.23%) Derivative
6 2 (1.23%) Equities
6 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
6 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.79%) Linux
1 11 (6.79%) UNIX
2 8 (4.94%) Android
2 8 (4.94%) Windows
3 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (72.84%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (61.11%) BDD
3 76 (46.91%) Scrum
4 57 (35.19%) TDD
5 36 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 36 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 31 (19.14%) Automation Testing
7 29 (17.90%) Test Scripting
8 27 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 26 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (13.58%) OO
11 21 (12.96%) Automated Testing
12 16 (9.88%) SOA
12 16 (9.88%) User Stories
13 15 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (9.26%) Kanban
14 14 (8.64%) MVC
15 13 (8.02%) OOP
16 11 (6.79%) Software Engineering
16 11 (6.79%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (35.80%) Java
2 44 (27.16%) C#
3 34 (20.99%) JavaScript
3 34 (20.99%) SQL
4 25 (15.43%) PHP
5 23 (14.20%) Ruby
6 9 (5.56%) Scala
7 7 (4.32%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.47%) Groovy
9 4 (2.47%) Python
9 4 (2.47%) VB
10 3 (1.85%) XPath
11 2 (1.23%) F#
11 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.23%) VB6
11 2 (1.23%) Perl
11 2 (1.23%) VBA
12 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (12.35%) ISEB
2 18 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (10.49%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.56%) Degree
5 5 (3.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (33.95%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) Varnish
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Puppet
2 8 (4.94%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.23%) Ansible
3 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (14.20%) Oracle
2 11 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.09%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.23%) Zend
5 1 (0.62%) SAP
5 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.62%) VMware
5 1 (0.62%) Reuters
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