The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 383 452 553
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +101
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 234 163 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 1.11% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 106 52
Median daily rate £450 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
UK

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
14723 14677 13965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.27% 29.32% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10252 10292 9701
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 237 160
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.94 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +43 120 £500 +20.48% 13
East of England +33 25 £350 -30.00% 3
South East +19 23 £481 +37.50% 1
Yorkshire +11 14 £450 +63.63%
North West +9 14 £388 +19.23% 8
South West -18 13 £360 +2.85% 7
West Midlands -22 12 £320 - 2
North East - 9 £325 - 1
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 316 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (61.76%) Cucumber
3 247 (60.54%) BDD
4 236 (57.84%) Java
5 180 (44.12%) Selenium
6 174 (42.65%) Scrum
7 163 (39.95%) Jenkins
8 146 (35.78%) JIRA
9 139 (34.07%) Test Automation
10 130 (31.86%) Git (software)
11 125 (30.64%) JavaScript
12 121 (29.66%) HTML
13 118 (28.92%) TDD
14 113 (27.70%) QA
15 109 (26.72%) CSS
16 100 (24.51%) Continuous Integration
17 94 (23.04%) WebDriver
18 91 (22.30%) SQL
19 89 (21.81%) Automated Testing
20 88 (21.57%) Web Services
21 84 (20.59%) AngularJS
22 82 (20.10%) CSS3
23 81 (19.85%) Open Source
24 76 (18.63%) HTML5
25 71 (17.40%) User Stories
25 71 (17.40%) Finance
26 69 (16.91%) JUnit
27 67 (16.42%) RESTful
28 64 (15.69%) Kanban
28 64 (15.69%) Maven

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (13.97%) Confluence
2 35 (8.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 23 (5.64%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.98%) Apache
7 4 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.74%) CMS
8 3 (0.74%) Mule
9 2 (0.49%) IIS
9 2 (0.49%) nginx
9 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) GemFire
10 1 (0.25%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) Kentico
10 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 13 (3.19%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.74%) MS Office
4 2 (0.49%) Mingle
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Magento
2 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.41%) GitHub
2 15 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.98%) Slack
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.49%) Force.com
5 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.49%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.94%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) Internet
3 2 (0.49%) Network Security
3 2 (0.49%) SSL
3 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.25%) AMQP
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 20 (4.90%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.70%) Big Data
5 9 (2.21%) Couchbase
6 8 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (1.72%) DB2
7 7 (1.72%) DbVisualizer
8 6 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.23%) MySQL
9 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.98%) Redis
10 4 (0.98%) SimpleDB
11 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.25%) GIS
13 1 (0.25%) QGIS
13 1 (0.25%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 252 (61.76%) Cucumber
2 180 (44.12%) Selenium
3 163 (39.95%) Jenkins
4 146 (35.78%) JIRA
5 130 (31.86%) Git (software)
6 94 (23.04%) WebDriver
7 69 (16.91%) JUnit
8 64 (15.69%) Maven
9 61 (14.95%) SoapUI
10 47 (11.52%) Mockito
11 42 (10.29%) TeamCity
12 39 (9.56%) Spock
13 30 (7.35%) JBehave
14 28 (6.86%) Appium
14 28 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (6.86%) Visual Studio
15 27 (6.62%) gulp
16 25 (6.13%) Protractor
16 25 (6.13%) SpecFlow
17 22 (5.39%) Subversion
General
1 71 (17.40%) Finance
2 34 (8.33%) Banking
3 33 (8.09%) Retail
4 7 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.98%) Marketing
5 4 (0.98%) Publishing
6 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 153 (37.50%) Developer
2 102 (25.00%) Tester
3 83 (20.34%) Automation Tester
4 82 (20.10%) Analyst
5 49 (12.01%) Test Analyst
6 48 (11.76%) Test Engineer
7 41 (10.05%) Java Developer
8 38 (9.31%) Senior Developer
9 35 (8.58%) Developer in Test
10 30 (7.35%) Business Analyst
11 29 (7.11%) Test Automation Engineer
12 28 (6.86%) Java Automation Tester
13 27 (6.62%) Automation Test Analyst
13 27 (6.62%) Selenium Tester
14 26 (6.37%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 26 (6.37%) Test Automation Developer
15 24 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 20 (4.90%) QA Tester
17 19 (4.66%) Agile Business Analyst
18 18 (4.41%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (29.66%) HTML
2 109 (26.72%) CSS
3 88 (21.57%) Web Services
4 84 (20.59%) AngularJS
5 82 (20.10%) CSS3
6 76 (18.63%) HTML5
7 67 (16.42%) RESTful
8 63 (15.44%) J2EE
8 63 (15.44%) XML
9 60 (14.71%) Spring
10 58 (14.22%) Node.js
11 54 (13.24%) REST
12 53 (12.99%) jQuery
13 49 (12.01%) JSON
14 48 (11.76%) SOAP
15 47 (11.52%) .NET
16 39 (9.56%) JMS
17 38 (9.31%) Hibernate
18 33 (8.09%) Apache Camel
19 32 (7.84%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.09%) User Experience
2 28 (6.86%) Mobile App
3 24 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.72%) Equities
4 7 (1.72%) Fixed Income
4 7 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 6 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.47%) IVR
6 5 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.98%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (0.98%) Wiki
8 3 (0.74%) Fintech
8 3 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.49%) iPhone
9 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.49%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.73%) Unix
2 54 (13.24%) Linux
3 19 (4.66%) Android
4 17 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.47%) Windows
6 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (60.54%) BDD
3 174 (42.65%) Scrum
4 139 (34.07%) Test Automation
5 118 (28.92%) TDD
6 100 (24.51%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (21.81%) Automated Testing
8 81 (19.85%) Open Source
9 71 (17.40%) User Stories
10 64 (15.69%) Kanban
11 63 (15.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 61 (14.95%) Software Engineering
13 60 (14.71%) MVC
14 59 (14.46%) Unit Testing
15 56 (13.73%) Automation Testing
16 50 (12.25%) Performance Testing
17 48 (11.76%) Test Scripting
18 46 (11.27%) API Testing
19 45 (11.03%) Defect Management
20 38 (9.31%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 236 (57.84%) Java
2 125 (30.64%) JavaScript
3 91 (22.30%) SQL
4 58 (14.22%) C#
4 58 (14.22%) Ruby
5 43 (10.54%) Groovy
6 42 (10.29%) Shell Script
7 38 (9.31%) Korn
8 33 (8.09%) Scala
9 30 (7.35%) Python
10 25 (6.13%) XPath
11 22 (5.39%) PHP
12 16 (3.92%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.96%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.23%) C++
14 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.74%) Perl
16 2 (0.49%) C
16 2 (0.49%) Haskell
16 2 (0.49%) Lua
Qualifications
1 39 (9.56%) Degree
2 16 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.43%) ISEB
4 12 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (27.70%) QA
2 42 (10.29%) SDET
3 19 (4.66%) FATCA
4 13 (3.19%) WAI
5 4 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (5.39%) Docker
2 9 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.98%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.98%) Terraform
3 2 (0.49%) Grafana
3 2 (0.49%) Graphite
3 2 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.49%) Kibana
3 2 (0.49%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.25%) Ansible
4 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 48 (11.76%) Atlassian
2 39 (9.56%) Solace
3 34 (8.33%) Adobe
4 24 (5.88%) MuleSoft
5 21 (5.15%) Microsoft
5 21 (5.15%) Oracle
6 13 (3.19%) Zend
7 8 (1.96%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.72%) Apigee
8 7 (1.72%) hybris
8 7 (1.72%) IBM
9 6 (1.47%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.47%) HP
10 5 (1.23%) Charles River
11 4 (0.98%) Google
11 4 (0.98%) Splunk
12 3 (0.74%) Avaya
13 2 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
13 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.25%) CA
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