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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 477 489 481
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 102 64 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 34
Average daily rate
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£370 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
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
13442 13306 11554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.74% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8992 8932 7437
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 168 346
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £16.66 £17.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 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 22 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 +7 67 £399 -0.31% 16
South East +4 24 £350 +7.69% 5
Yorkshire -9 6 £350 +12.90% 5
North West - 3 £320 - 5
East of England - 2 - - 3
Gherkin
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 137 (74.05%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (60.54%) Cucumber
3 104 (56.22%) BDD
4 89 (48.11%) Selenium
5 82 (44.32%) Scrum
6 75 (40.54%) Java
7 68 (36.76%) TDD
8 64 (34.59%) QA
9 58 (31.35%) SpecFlow
10 48 (25.95%) C#
10 48 (25.95%) HTML
10 48 (25.95%) Web Services
11 45 (24.32%) JavaScript
11 45 (24.32%) E-Commerce
12 41 (22.16%) SQL
12 41 (22.16%) Git (software)
12 41 (22.16%) Jenkins
13 40 (21.62%) Test Automation
14 37 (20.00%) Test Scripting
15 36 (19.46%) WebDriver
16 34 (18.38%) CSS
16 34 (18.38%) Automation Testing
17 33 (17.84%) JIRA
18 32 (17.30%) XML
19 31 (16.76%) Software Testing
20 30 (16.22%) Subversion
20 30 (16.22%) Finance
20 30 (16.22%) AngularJS
21 29 (15.68%) .NET
21 29 (15.68%) JSON

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 15 (8.11%) Confluence
2 9 (4.86%) Drupal
2 9 (4.86%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.32%) Node.js
4 7 (3.78%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.78%) Apache
5 6 (3.24%) CMS
6 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.08%) IIS
7 2 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.16%) SaaS
3 3 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.86%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.08%) SMTP
2 2 (1.08%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.03%) MySQL
3 10 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.41%) Redis
4 7 (3.78%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (3.78%) DB2
5 6 (3.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.08%) DTS
9 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.08%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.08%) Riak
9 2 (1.08%) BigTable
10 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 112 (60.54%) Cucumber
2 89 (48.11%) Selenium
3 58 (31.35%) SpecFlow
4 41 (22.16%) Git (software)
4 41 (22.16%) Jenkins
5 36 (19.46%) WebDriver
6 33 (17.84%) JIRA
7 30 (16.22%) Subversion
8 24 (12.97%) Maven
9 19 (10.27%) JUnit
10 17 (9.19%) Behat
11 16 (8.65%) JMeter
12 13 (7.03%) JBehave
13 12 (6.49%) NUnit
14 11 (5.95%) Visual Studio
15 9 (4.86%) Rhino Mocks
15 9 (4.86%) Gerrit
15 9 (4.86%) TeamCity
15 9 (4.86%) Ant
16 8 (4.32%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (16.22%) Finance
2 12 (6.49%) Retail
3 6 (3.24%) Back Office
3 6 (3.24%) Banking
4 5 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.16%) Legal
6 3 (1.62%) Marketing
6 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.62%) Automotive
7 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (29.73%) Analyst
2 50 (27.03%) Tester
3 48 (25.95%) Developer
4 40 (21.62%) Test Analyst
5 21 (11.35%) Automation Tester
6 14 (7.57%) Automation Analyst
6 14 (7.57%) Automation Test Analyst
7 13 (7.03%) Agile Tester
7 13 (7.03%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (7.03%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.95%) Software Tester
9 10 (5.41%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.41%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (5.41%) Consultant
10 9 (4.86%) Drupal Developer
10 9 (4.86%) Test Consultant
11 8 (4.32%) QA Engineer
12 7 (3.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.95%) HTML
1 48 (25.95%) Web Services
2 34 (18.38%) CSS
3 32 (17.30%) XML
4 30 (16.22%) AngularJS
5 29 (15.68%) .NET
5 29 (15.68%) JSON
6 24 (12.97%) HTML5
7 22 (11.89%) jQuery
8 20 (10.81%) RESTful
9 19 (10.27%) CSS3
10 15 (8.11%) Ajax
10 15 (8.11%) SOAP
11 14 (7.57%) Spring
12 13 (7.03%) ASP.NET
13 11 (5.95%) Symfony
14 10 (5.41%) LAMP
15 9 (4.86%) REST
15 9 (4.86%) Drush
15 9 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.11%) Open Source
3 10 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.70%) Derivative
4 5 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.62%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.62%) Equities
6 3 (1.62%) DTV
6 3 (1.62%) W3C
6 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.08%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.08%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.08%) Blog
7 2 (1.08%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.08%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.57%) Linux
2 13 (7.03%) UNIX
3 9 (4.86%) Windows
4 8 (4.32%) Android
5 5 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (74.05%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (56.22%) BDD
3 82 (44.32%) Scrum
4 68 (36.76%) TDD
5 45 (24.32%) E-Commerce
6 40 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 37 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 34 (18.38%) Automation Testing
9 31 (16.76%) Software Testing
10 29 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (15.14%) Automated Testing
12 27 (14.59%) OO
13 19 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (10.27%) User Stories
14 16 (8.65%) SOA
14 16 (8.65%) Kanban
15 15 (8.11%) Waterfall
16 14 (7.57%) MVC
16 14 (7.57%) Software Engineering
17 13 (7.03%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (40.54%) Java
2 48 (25.95%) C#
3 45 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 41 (22.16%) SQL
5 26 (14.05%) Ruby
6 25 (13.51%) PHP
7 10 (5.41%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.78%) Scala
9 5 (2.70%) Groovy
10 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.16%) VB
10 4 (2.16%) XPath
11 3 (1.62%) Python
12 2 (1.08%) Perl
12 2 (1.08%) VBA
12 2 (1.08%) VB6
12 2 (1.08%) F#
12 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (10.27%) ISEB
2 17 (9.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (7.03%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.41%) Degree
5 4 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (34.59%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.95%) Varnish
2 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.41%) Puppet
2 9 (4.86%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.16%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (14.05%) Oracle
2 12 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.78%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.08%) Adobe
4 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.08%) Zend
4 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.54%) VMware
5 1 (0.54%) Reuters
5 1 (0.54%) SAP
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