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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 477 493 488
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 79 53 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.43% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £472 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £333 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +6.40%
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
12810 12466 10858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.34% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8464 7964 6952
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 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 234 277
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +10 45 £425 +9.67% 21
Yorkshire - 14 £275 - 11
South East -22 12 £275 -17.29% 4
East of England +8 4 - -
North West -14 4 £320 -8.57% 1
South West - - - -
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 117 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (56.21%) Cucumber
3 84 (54.90%) BDD
4 69 (45.10%) Scrum
5 66 (43.14%) Selenium
6 65 (42.48%) TDD
7 57 (37.25%) Java
8 51 (33.33%) SpecFlow
9 43 (28.10%) QA
10 40 (26.14%) Web Services
11 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
11 35 (22.88%) C#
11 35 (22.88%) HTML
11 35 (22.88%) Test Automation
12 33 (21.57%) Git (software)
12 33 (21.57%) jQuery
12 33 (21.57%) SQL
13 31 (20.26%) Jenkins
14 30 (19.61%) WebDriver
15 28 (18.30%) Automated Testing
16 27 (17.65%) JIRA
16 27 (17.65%) Finance
17 25 (16.34%) Ruby
18 24 (15.69%) CSS
19 23 (15.03%) Linux
19 23 (15.03%) OO
19 23 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (14.38%) Test Scripting
20 22 (14.38%) E-Commerce
20 22 (14.38%) PHP

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 17 (11.11%) Apache
2 12 (7.84%) Confluence
3 9 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.27%) Node.js
5 3 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.96%) CMS
6 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.31%) Drupal
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.61%) SaaS
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.96%) ElastiCache
4 2 (1.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) HTTP
1 4 (2.61%) Internet
2 2 (1.31%) SMTP
2 2 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.31%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.80%) MySQL
3 11 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.31%) BigTable
6 2 (1.31%) Redis
6 2 (1.31%) Riak
6 2 (1.31%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.31%) DB2
6 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.31%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (56.21%) Cucumber
2 66 (43.14%) Selenium
3 51 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 33 (21.57%) Git (software)
5 31 (20.26%) Jenkins
6 30 (19.61%) WebDriver
7 27 (17.65%) JIRA
8 22 (14.38%) Subversion
9 20 (13.07%) Jasmine
9 20 (13.07%) Maven
10 12 (7.84%) Hudson
11 11 (7.19%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (6.54%) JMeter
13 9 (5.88%) SoapUI
13 9 (5.88%) Behat
14 8 (5.23%) Appium
14 8 (5.23%) JUnit
14 8 (5.23%) Visual Studio
14 8 (5.23%) TeamCity
15 7 (4.58%) Ant
General
1 27 (17.65%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Games
3 9 (5.88%) Banking
4 8 (5.23%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.96%) Retail
5 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 52 (33.99%) Developer
2 38 (24.84%) Analyst
3 37 (24.18%) Tester
4 31 (20.26%) Test Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Automation Tester
6 13 (8.50%) Agile Tester
7 12 (7.84%) Consultant
7 12 (7.84%) Test Consultant
8 11 (7.19%) Python Developer
8 11 (7.19%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.54%) Software Tester
10 9 (5.88%) Test Engineer
11 8 (5.23%) Python/Django Developer
11 8 (5.23%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (5.23%) Business Analyst
11 8 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (5.23%) Automation Analyst
11 8 (5.23%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (4.58%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (26.14%) Web Services
2 35 (22.88%) HTML
3 33 (21.57%) jQuery
4 24 (15.69%) CSS
5 21 (13.73%) JSON
6 19 (12.42%) XML
6 19 (12.42%) HTML5
7 17 (11.11%) RESTful
8 15 (9.80%) SOAP
9 13 (8.50%) Spring
9 13 (8.50%) AngularJS
10 12 (7.84%) .NET
11 11 (7.19%) CSS3
11 11 (7.19%) Ajax
11 11 (7.19%) Django
12 9 (5.88%) JSP
13 7 (4.58%) REST
13 7 (4.58%) Backbone.js
14 5 (3.27%) Hibernate
14 5 (3.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Open Source
2 12 (7.84%) Digital Media
3 9 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.58%) W3C
5 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.96%) DTV
7 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.31%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.31%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.65%) Online Games
8 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.03%) Linux
2 8 (5.23%) Android
3 7 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.92%) Windows
5 5 (3.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (54.90%) BDD
3 69 (45.10%) Scrum
4 65 (42.48%) TDD
5 35 (22.88%) Test Automation
6 28 (18.30%) Automated Testing
7 23 (15.03%) OO
7 23 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (14.38%) Test Scripting
8 22 (14.38%) E-Commerce
9 21 (13.73%) SOA
9 21 (13.73%) Automation Testing
10 19 (12.42%) Software Testing
10 19 (12.42%) Kanban
11 15 (9.80%) OOP
11 15 (9.80%) User Stories
12 13 (8.50%) Manual Testing
13 12 (7.84%) MVC
14 10 (6.54%) Software Engineering
15 9 (5.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.25%) Java
2 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
2 35 (22.88%) C#
3 33 (21.57%) SQL
4 25 (16.34%) Ruby
5 22 (14.38%) PHP
6 19 (12.42%) Python
7 15 (9.80%) Scala
8 4 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.96%) F#
9 3 (1.96%) Groovy
9 3 (1.96%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.96%) Perl
9 3 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.31%) VBA
10 2 (1.31%) VB
10 2 (1.31%) VB6
10 2 (1.31%) XPath
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.07%) ISTQB
1 20 (13.07%) ISEB
2 13 (8.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (4.58%) Degree
4 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (28.10%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.31%) Varnish
2 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.92%) Puppet
3 3 (1.96%) Ansible
3 3 (1.96%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Oracle
2 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.27%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.96%) Google
5 2 (1.31%) Zend
5 2 (1.31%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.65%) Telerik
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
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