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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 406 529 544
Rank change year-on-year
+123 +15
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 214 108 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 0.71% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 74 63
Median daily rate £438 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
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
15257 15166 14319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.18% 28.88% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10613 10596 9505
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 261 156
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +66 105 £450 -2.70% 19
South East +32 32 £435 +33.84% 1
North West 0 18 £388 -13.88% 2
East of England - 18 £350 - 1
East Midlands +6 17 £395 - 1
Yorkshire +18 10 £400 - 1
South West +4 6 £313 -3.84% 1
West Midlands -13 6 £400 -
North East - 4 £300 -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 250 (78.86%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (69.09%) Cucumber
3 197 (62.15%) BDD
4 158 (49.84%) Java
5 147 (46.37%) Selenium
6 124 (39.12%) Scrum
7 111 (35.02%) Jenkins
8 101 (31.86%) Test Automation
9 95 (29.97%) JIRA
10 94 (29.65%) HTML
11 93 (29.34%) TDD
12 89 (28.08%) JavaScript
13 87 (27.44%) QA
14 86 (27.13%) Git (software)
15 83 (26.18%) CSS
16 82 (25.87%) WebDriver
16 82 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
17 65 (20.50%) SQL
18 63 (19.87%) Automated Testing
19 60 (18.93%) User Stories
20 57 (17.98%) Open Source
20 57 (17.98%) Web Services
21 54 (17.03%) CSS3
21 54 (17.03%) RESTful
22 53 (16.72%) C#
23 50 (15.77%) AngularJS
24 49 (15.46%) HTML5
25 48 (15.14%) Automation Testing
26 47 (14.83%) MVC
26 47 (14.83%) Ruby

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 39 (12.30%) Confluence
2 26 (8.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 19 (5.99%) WebSphere
4 13 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.79%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.21%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.89%) Apache
8 4 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.95%) CMS
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.63%) IIS
10 2 (0.63%) Mule
10 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.32%) JBoss
11 1 (0.32%) Kentico
11 1 (0.32%) nginx
11 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (4.10%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.95%) Mingle
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Magento
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.84%) GitHub
3 6 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.26%) Slack
5 3 (0.95%) Force.com
6 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.63%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.15%) HTTP
2 3 (0.95%) Network Security
3 2 (0.63%) SSH
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.36%) MongoDB
3 14 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (2.52%) DB2
4 8 (2.52%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (1.58%) Couchbase
6 4 (1.26%) MySQL
6 4 (1.26%) Redis
6 4 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.26%) SimpleDB
6 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.63%) Big Data
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 219 (69.09%) Cucumber
2 147 (46.37%) Selenium
3 111 (35.02%) Jenkins
4 95 (29.97%) JIRA
5 86 (27.13%) Git (software)
6 82 (25.87%) WebDriver
7 43 (13.56%) SoapUI
8 34 (10.73%) JUnit
8 34 (10.73%) Maven
9 27 (8.52%) SpecFlow
10 25 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (7.57%) Appium
12 23 (7.26%) JBehave
13 22 (6.94%) gulp
13 22 (6.94%) Protractor
14 21 (6.62%) Subversion
14 21 (6.62%) Visual Studio
15 20 (6.31%) TeamCity
16 18 (5.68%) Mockito
17 17 (5.36%) Grunt
General
1 44 (13.88%) Finance
2 30 (9.46%) Retail
3 24 (7.57%) Banking
4 6 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.95%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 109 (34.38%) Developer
2 82 (25.87%) Tester
3 73 (23.03%) Analyst
4 63 (19.87%) Automation Tester
5 36 (11.36%) Business Analyst
6 34 (10.73%) Test Analyst
7 30 (9.46%) Senior Developer
7 30 (9.46%) Test Engineer
8 27 (8.52%) Developer in Test
9 24 (7.57%) Agile Business Analyst
9 24 (7.57%) Java Developer
10 22 (6.94%) Java Automation Tester
10 22 (6.94%) Test Automation Developer
11 21 (6.62%) Automation Test Analyst
11 21 (6.62%) Selenium Tester
12 20 (6.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 20 (6.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 20 (6.31%) Test Automation Engineer
13 18 (5.68%) QA Tester
14 15 (4.73%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.65%) HTML
2 83 (26.18%) CSS
3 57 (17.98%) Web Services
4 54 (17.03%) CSS3
4 54 (17.03%) RESTful
5 50 (15.77%) AngularJS
6 49 (15.46%) HTML5
7 45 (14.20%) XML
8 44 (13.88%) J2EE
9 38 (11.99%) .NET
10 34 (10.73%) jQuery
11 31 (9.78%) Node.js
12 28 (8.83%) Spring
13 26 (8.20%) JSON
14 25 (7.89%) Apache Camel
15 22 (6.94%) .NET Framework
16 20 (6.31%) SOAP
17 18 (5.68%) ASP.NET
17 18 (5.68%) REST
18 17 (5.36%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.94%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.99%) User Experience
4 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.89%) IVR
5 5 (1.58%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.58%) Equities
5 5 (1.58%) Fixed Income
5 5 (1.58%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.26%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.26%) iPhone
6 4 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.26%) Wiki
7 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.95%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.63%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.52%) Unix
2 21 (6.62%) Linux
3 13 (4.10%) Android
4 11 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.84%) Windows
6 4 (1.26%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (78.86%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (62.15%) BDD
3 124 (39.12%) Scrum
4 101 (31.86%) Test Automation
5 93 (29.34%) TDD
6 82 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (19.87%) Automated Testing
8 60 (18.93%) User Stories
9 57 (17.98%) Open Source
10 48 (15.14%) Automation Testing
11 47 (14.83%) MVC
12 40 (12.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (11.67%) Kanban
13 37 (11.67%) Software Engineering
14 34 (10.73%) Front End Development
14 34 (10.73%) OO
14 34 (10.73%) Performance Testing
14 34 (10.73%) Test Scripting
15 33 (10.41%) Unit Testing
16 30 (9.46%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (49.84%) Java
2 89 (28.08%) JavaScript
3 65 (20.50%) SQL
4 53 (16.72%) C#
5 47 (14.83%) Ruby
6 30 (9.46%) Groovy
7 24 (7.57%) PHP
8 20 (6.31%) Scala
9 13 (4.10%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.79%) Python
11 11 (3.47%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.15%) XPath
13 9 (2.84%) Korn
14 6 (1.89%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.26%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.95%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.95%) C
16 3 (0.95%) C++
16 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (6.94%) Degree
2 12 (3.79%) ISEB
3 10 (3.15%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.52%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (27.44%) QA
2 37 (11.67%) SDET
3 13 (4.10%) WAI
4 6 (1.89%) FATCA
5 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (5.68%) Docker
2 5 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.26%) Kubernetes
1 4 (1.26%) Terraform
2 1 (0.32%) Ansible
2 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.32%) Grafana
2 1 (0.32%) Graphite
2 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.32%) Kibana
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (8.83%) Atlassian
2 23 (7.26%) Adobe
3 20 (6.31%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.68%) Oracle
5 13 (4.10%) Zend
6 10 (3.15%) MuleSoft
6 10 (3.15%) Solace
7 9 (2.84%) hybris
7 9 (2.84%) IBM
8 7 (2.21%) Apigee
9 5 (1.58%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.58%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.26%) Splunk
11 3 (0.95%) Avaya
11 3 (0.95%) Google
11 3 (0.95%) Rally
12 2 (0.63%) HP
12 2 (0.63%) SAP
13 1 (0.32%) CA
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