The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 498 496 508
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 62 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.094% 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13333 12872 13501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.89% 28.29% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8766 8302 8365
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 304 339
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.45 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
Gherkin
UK

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 9 July 2014.

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 9 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +29 41 £433 +23.57% 20
South West - 14 £325 - 1
South East -16 5 £300 - 6
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
Gherkin
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Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 90 (68.18%) BDD
2 89 (67.42%) Cucumber
3 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (46.21%) TDD
5 57 (43.18%) Scrum
6 56 (42.42%) Java
7 51 (38.64%) Selenium
8 48 (36.36%) QA
9 45 (34.09%) C#
9 45 (34.09%) HTML
10 41 (31.06%) JavaScript
10 41 (31.06%) Web Services
11 38 (28.79%) Jenkins
12 37 (28.03%) CSS
13 35 (26.52%) SpecFlow
14 34 (25.76%) Test Automation
15 31 (23.48%) Software Testing
16 29 (21.97%) SQL
16 29 (21.97%) jQuery
17 28 (21.21%) Test Scripting
18 27 (20.45%) WebDriver
18 27 (20.45%) Microsoft
18 27 (20.45%) Ruby
18 27 (20.45%) Finance
19 26 (19.70%) HTML5
20 25 (18.94%) CSS3
20 25 (18.94%) .NET
21 24 (18.18%) Open Source
22 23 (17.42%) OO
23 21 (15.91%) ISEB

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 10 (7.58%) Alfresco
2 9 (6.82%) CMS
3 5 (3.79%) Node.js
4 3 (2.27%) Confluence
5 2 (1.52%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Mingle
1 2 (1.52%) MS Project
1 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) GitHub
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) HTTP
2 3 (2.27%) Internet
3 2 (1.52%) NAS
3 2 (1.52%) SAN
3 2 (1.52%) IPv4
3 2 (1.52%) IPv6
3 2 (1.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.27%) MySQL
4 3 (2.27%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.27%) BigTable
4 3 (2.27%) Riak
5 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 89 (67.42%) Cucumber
2 51 (38.64%) Selenium
3 38 (28.79%) Jenkins
4 35 (26.52%) SpecFlow
5 27 (20.45%) WebDriver
6 19 (14.39%) Git (software)
6 19 (14.39%) Maven
7 16 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (11.36%) JIRA
8 15 (11.36%) JUnit
9 12 (9.09%) Visual Studio
10 9 (6.82%) WATIR
10 9 (6.82%) Capybara
11 8 (6.06%) Hudson
11 8 (6.06%) MSTest
12 7 (5.30%) Eclipse
12 7 (5.30%) IntelliJ
13 6 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (4.55%) TeamCity
14 5 (3.79%) Calabash
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Banking
2 5 (3.79%) Games
3 4 (3.03%) Back Office
3 4 (3.03%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.52%) Publishing
4 2 (1.52%) Billing
5 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (37.12%) Developer
2 41 (31.06%) Analyst
3 37 (28.03%) Test Analyst
4 17 (12.88%) Tester
5 15 (11.36%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (10.61%) Java Developer
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.82%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Automation Tester
9 8 (6.06%) .NET Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.79%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.79%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
12 4 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (3.03%) Senior Developer
13 3 (2.27%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (34.09%) HTML
2 41 (31.06%) Web Services
3 37 (28.03%) CSS
4 29 (21.97%) jQuery
5 26 (19.70%) HTML5
6 25 (18.94%) CSS3
6 25 (18.94%) .NET
7 20 (15.15%) Ajax
7 20 (15.15%) RESTful
8 18 (13.64%) SOAP
9 15 (11.36%) JSP
9 15 (11.36%) XML
10 14 (10.61%) Spring
10 14 (10.61%) AngularJS
11 13 (9.85%) .NET Framework
12 11 (8.33%) WCF
12 11 (8.33%) Backbone.js
13 10 (7.58%) Spring MVC
13 10 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (7.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Open Source
2 10 (7.58%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.03%) Online Games
3 4 (3.03%) IPTV
3 4 (3.03%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.27%) IVR
4 3 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.52%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.52%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.61%) Linux
2 9 (6.82%) Android
3 7 (5.30%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.03%) Windows
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (68.18%) BDD
2 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (46.21%) TDD
4 57 (43.18%) Scrum
5 34 (25.76%) Test Automation
6 31 (23.48%) Software Testing
7 28 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 23 (17.42%) OO
9 21 (15.91%) MVC
10 19 (14.39%) Unit Testing
11 18 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (12.88%) Pair Programming
13 15 (11.36%) User Stories
14 13 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (9.85%) SOA
15 11 (8.33%) Automated Testing
15 11 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (8.33%) Test Strategy
16 10 (7.58%) MVVM
16 10 (7.58%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (42.42%) Java
2 45 (34.09%) C#
3 41 (31.06%) JavaScript
4 29 (21.97%) SQL
5 27 (20.45%) Ruby
6 9 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.82%) PHP
7 4 (3.03%) Python
8 2 (1.52%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) Jython
9 1 (0.76%) Scala
9 1 (0.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (15.91%) ISEB
2 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.30%) Degree
5 3 (2.27%) MBA
6 2 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) HP
3 3 (2.27%) JBoss
4 2 (1.52%) Demandware
4 2 (1.52%) hybris
4 2 (1.52%) Zend
4 2 (1.52%) ATG
4 2 (1.52%) VMware
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago