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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 495 511 492
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 88 64 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.48% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £490 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
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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
13560 13453 11630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.28% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8939 8729 7486
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £263 £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 165 210 314
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.01 £16.10 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +15 54 £425 +9.67% 28
South East -17 16 £300 -8.74% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £281 - 3
East of England +12 2 - - 1
South West - - - -
Gherkin
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 121 (78.06%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (61.94%) BDD
3 88 (56.77%) Cucumber
4 79 (50.97%) Selenium
4 79 (50.97%) Scrum
5 57 (36.77%) TDD
5 57 (36.77%) Java
5 57 (36.77%) SpecFlow
6 51 (32.90%) QA
7 41 (26.45%) C#
8 39 (25.16%) Web Services
8 39 (25.16%) Test Automation
9 36 (23.23%) Jenkins
10 34 (21.94%) SQL
10 34 (21.94%) WebDriver
11 32 (20.65%) HTML
12 29 (18.71%) JavaScript
12 29 (18.71%) E-Commerce
12 29 (18.71%) Automated Testing
12 29 (18.71%) Test Scripting
13 26 (16.77%) JIRA
13 26 (16.77%) Finance
13 26 (16.77%) Automation Testing
14 25 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (16.13%) Git (software)
15 23 (14.84%) Software Testing
15 23 (14.84%) Maven
15 23 (14.84%) PHP
16 22 (14.19%) ISEB
16 22 (14.19%) Ruby

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (7.74%) Confluence
2 7 (4.52%) Apache
2 7 (4.52%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.87%) Drupal
4 5 (3.23%) Node.js
5 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.94%) CMS
6 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.58%) SaaS
3 3 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.94%) ElastiCache
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (1.94%) Internet
3 2 (1.29%) SMTP
3 2 (1.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.81%) MySQL
3 6 (3.87%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.87%) Redis
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.29%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.29%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.29%) DB2
5 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.29%) BigTable
5 2 (1.29%) Riak
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 88 (56.77%) Cucumber
2 79 (50.97%) Selenium
3 57 (36.77%) SpecFlow
4 36 (23.23%) Jenkins
5 34 (21.94%) WebDriver
6 26 (16.77%) JIRA
7 25 (16.13%) Git (software)
8 23 (14.84%) Maven
9 21 (13.55%) Subversion
10 14 (9.03%) JMeter
10 14 (9.03%) JUnit
11 13 (8.39%) Behat
12 12 (7.74%) Visual Studio
13 10 (6.45%) SoapUI
14 9 (5.81%) Hudson
15 8 (5.16%) Ant
15 8 (5.16%) Jasmine
15 8 (5.16%) Appium
16 6 (3.87%) TeamCity
16 6 (3.87%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (16.77%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.58%) Retail
5 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.94%) Games
6 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (26.45%) Analyst
2 40 (25.81%) Tester
3 38 (24.52%) Developer
4 33 (21.29%) Test Analyst
5 16 (10.32%) Consultant
6 15 (9.68%) Test Consultant
7 13 (8.39%) Agile Tester
7 13 (8.39%) Automation Tester
8 11 (7.10%) Automation Analyst
8 11 (7.10%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.45%) Software Tester
9 10 (6.45%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (5.81%) Java Developer
10 9 (5.81%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.81%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.52%) AWS Developer
11 7 (4.52%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.87%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.16%) Web Services
2 32 (20.65%) HTML
3 22 (14.19%) JSON
4 21 (13.55%) XML
4 21 (13.55%) CSS
5 17 (10.97%) .NET
6 16 (10.32%) HTML5
6 16 (10.32%) jQuery
6 16 (10.32%) SOAP
6 16 (10.32%) AngularJS
7 14 (9.03%) RESTful
8 13 (8.39%) Spring
9 10 (6.45%) CSS3
10 8 (5.16%) Symfony
10 8 (5.16%) Ajax
11 7 (4.52%) LAMP
12 6 (3.87%) REST
12 6 (3.87%) Drush
13 5 (3.23%) Android SDK
13 5 (3.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) Open Source
2 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.10%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.58%) W3C
5 3 (1.94%) DTV
5 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.29%) Blog
6 2 (1.29%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.29%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.29%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.03%) Linux
2 8 (5.16%) Android
3 7 (4.52%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.87%) Windows
5 5 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (78.06%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (61.94%) BDD
3 79 (50.97%) Scrum
4 57 (36.77%) TDD
5 39 (25.16%) Test Automation
6 29 (18.71%) E-Commerce
6 29 (18.71%) Automated Testing
6 29 (18.71%) Test Scripting
7 26 (16.77%) Automation Testing
8 25 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (14.84%) Software Testing
10 19 (12.26%) User Stories
11 18 (11.61%) SOA
12 17 (10.97%) OO
13 16 (10.32%) Kanban
14 13 (8.39%) Manual Testing
14 13 (8.39%) OOP
14 13 (8.39%) Agile Testing
15 12 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (36.77%) Java
2 41 (26.45%) C#
3 34 (21.94%) SQL
4 29 (18.71%) JavaScript
5 23 (14.84%) PHP
6 22 (14.19%) Ruby
7 11 (7.10%) Scala
8 7 (4.52%) Python
9 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.58%) Groovy
10 4 (2.58%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.58%) VB
11 3 (1.94%) Perl
11 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.29%) XPath
12 2 (1.29%) F#
12 2 (1.29%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.29%) VB6
12 2 (1.29%) VBA
13 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) ISEB
2 19 (12.26%) ISTQB
3 15 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.81%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.87%) Degree
6 1 (0.65%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (32.90%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.87%) Varnish
2 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) Puppet
2 6 (3.87%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (12.90%) Oracle
2 12 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.29%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.29%) Zend
5 1 (0.65%) SAP
5 1 (0.65%) Reuters
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) VMware
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago