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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 433 508 527
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +19
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 148 77 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.17% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 0.61% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 56 36
Average daily rate £408 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £310 £333
% change year-on-year
+16.77% -6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
13292 12534 12300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.60% 26.93% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9301 8453 7834
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 177 253
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.33 £46.33 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 79 £438 +2.94% 18
South West +29 32 £355 +9.23% 1
South East +18 21 £373 -0.66% 1
East of England +2 5 £431 -
North West -10 4 £425 +32.81% 3
East Midlands - 3 £500 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire -23 2 - - 4
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 218 (78.14%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (67.03%) Cucumber
3 142 (50.90%) BDD
4 116 (41.58%) Ruby
4 116 (41.58%) Scrum
5 115 (41.22%) Selenium
6 98 (35.13%) TDD
7 78 (27.96%) SpecFlow
8 76 (27.24%) Test Automation
9 69 (24.73%) Java
10 68 (24.37%) C#
10 68 (24.37%) JIRA
10 68 (24.37%) QA
11 56 (20.07%) Web Services
12 55 (19.71%) .NET
12 55 (19.71%) Capybara
13 54 (19.35%) Microsoft
13 54 (19.35%) Automated Testing
14 50 (17.92%) Git (software)
15 45 (16.13%) Jenkins
16 44 (15.77%) Test Scripting
17 40 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (13.98%) Software Engineering
19 38 (13.62%) E-Commerce
19 38 (13.62%) JavaScript
20 37 (13.26%) Kanban
21 36 (12.90%) Functional Testing
21 36 (12.90%) SQL
22 35 (12.54%) OO
22 35 (12.54%) Manual Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (6.45%) Confluence
2 11 (3.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (2.87%) Node.js
3 8 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.51%) Apache
5 5 (1.79%) CMS
6 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.72%) WordPress
7 1 (0.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Jetty
7 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (9.68%) MS Office
2 6 (2.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.38%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.08%) Magento
3 3 (1.08%) Sonata
3 3 (1.08%) Tercero
4 2 (0.72%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.32%) Office 365
2 18 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.15%) GitHub
5 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.32%) Internet
2 3 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.73%) SQL Server 2014
3 15 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.87%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.79%) MySQL
7 4 (1.43%) Redis
8 3 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.08%) DB2
8 3 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.08%) SimpleDB
9 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 187 (67.03%) Cucumber
2 115 (41.22%) Selenium
3 78 (27.96%) SpecFlow
4 68 (24.37%) JIRA
5 55 (19.71%) Capybara
6 50 (17.92%) Git (software)
7 45 (16.13%) Jenkins
8 35 (12.54%) WebDriver
9 31 (11.11%) SoapUI
10 25 (8.96%) Subversion
11 22 (7.89%) NUnit
12 21 (7.53%) HP UFT
13 19 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (6.09%) Protractor
15 15 (5.38%) Maven
15 15 (5.38%) Mockito
15 15 (5.38%) Moq
15 15 (5.38%) Rhino Mocks
16 14 (5.02%) TeamCity
16 14 (5.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (10.75%) Finance
2 19 (6.81%) Banking
3 7 (2.51%) Retail
4 5 (1.79%) Publishing
5 4 (1.43%) Back Office
5 4 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.43%) Law
6 2 (0.72%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (38.71%) Analyst
2 89 (31.90%) Test Analyst
3 58 (20.79%) Tester
4 55 (19.71%) Developer
5 40 (14.34%) Automation Analyst
6 39 (13.98%) Automation Test Analyst
7 23 (8.24%) Developer in Test
8 21 (7.53%) Software Engineer
9 20 (7.17%) Automation Tester
9 20 (7.17%) Lead Test Analyst
10 19 (6.81%) Java Developer
11 18 (6.45%) Business Analyst
12 16 (5.73%) Technical Leader
13 15 (5.38%) C# Software Engineer
13 15 (5.38%) E-Commerce Engineer
14 14 (5.02%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (5.02%) Technical Analyst
14 14 (5.02%) Test Leader
15 12 (4.30%) C# Developer
15 12 (4.30%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.07%) Web Services
2 55 (19.71%) .NET
3 31 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 28 (10.04%) HTML
5 25 (8.96%) SOAP
6 24 (8.60%) RESTful
7 23 (8.24%) CSS
7 23 (8.24%) XML
8 21 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (7.53%) REST
9 19 (6.81%) AngularJS
9 19 (6.81%) jQuery
10 17 (6.09%) WCF
11 16 (5.73%) .NET Framework
12 15 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 15 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 15 (5.38%) JSON
12 15 (5.38%) MSMQ
13 14 (5.02%) HTML5
13 14 (5.02%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 15 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.23%) User Experience
4 6 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.15%) IVR
5 5 (1.79%) Derivative
5 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.79%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.43%) Wiki
7 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) Fintech
8 2 (0.72%) MPEG
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.02%) Windows
2 11 (3.94%) Unix
3 6 (2.15%) Linux
4 5 (1.79%) Android
4 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (78.14%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (50.90%) BDD
3 116 (41.58%) Scrum
4 98 (35.13%) TDD
5 76 (27.24%) Test Automation
6 54 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 44 (15.77%) Test Scripting
8 40 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (13.98%) Software Engineering
10 38 (13.62%) E-Commerce
11 37 (13.26%) Kanban
12 36 (12.90%) Functional Testing
13 35 (12.54%) Manual Testing
13 35 (12.54%) OO
14 34 (12.19%) Automation Testing
15 25 (8.96%) MVC
16 24 (8.60%) ITIL
16 24 (8.60%) Software Testing
16 24 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (8.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 116 (41.58%) Ruby
2 69 (24.73%) Java
3 68 (24.37%) C#
4 38 (13.62%) JavaScript
5 36 (12.90%) SQL
6 9 (3.23%) Python
7 6 (2.15%) PHP
7 6 (2.15%) Scala
8 3 (1.08%) Groovy
8 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) AWK
10 1 (0.36%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) sed
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (12.19%) ISTQB
2 29 (10.39%) ISEB
3 25 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (6.09%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.58%) Degree
5 10 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.36%) CCNA
7 1 (0.36%) CCNP
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (24.37%) QA
2 8 (2.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.51%) SDET
4 1 (0.36%) FATCA
4 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.94%) Varnish
3 3 (1.08%) Docker
4 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (0.36%) Graylog
Vendors
1 54 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.94%) Adobe
3 10 (3.58%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.87%) Oracle
5 6 (2.15%) HP
6 5 (1.79%) SaltStack
7 4 (1.43%) ATG
7 4 (1.43%) hybris
7 4 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.08%) Avaloq
8 3 (1.08%) Rally
8 3 (1.08%) Talend
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco
9 2 (0.72%) OpenLink
9 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.36%) IBM
10 1 (0.36%) Perforce
10 1 (0.36%) SAP
10 1 (0.36%) VMware
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