The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 149 169 187
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +18
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 331 295 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 1.39% 1.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.33% 9.32% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 232 219
Average daily rate £475 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.26% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Cucumber
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3205 3165 2963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.10% 14.94% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2376 2398 2143
Average daily rate £475 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -34.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the London region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in London

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the London region over the 3 months to 9 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
City of London +12 51 £400 -5.88% 17
Canary Wharf +2 2 £600 +14.28%
Croydon -11 2 £338 -15.62%
Hammersmith - 2 £310 -
Osterley +1 1 £500 +19.04%
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber.

1 522 (77.79%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (60.21%) BDD
3 400 (59.61%) Java
4 349 (52.01%) TDD
5 270 (40.24%) Git (software)
6 268 (39.94%) Selenium
7 252 (37.56%) Scrum
8 238 (35.47%) Continuous Integration
9 235 (35.02%) Jenkins
10 213 (31.74%) Ruby
11 172 (25.63%) Test Automation
12 164 (24.44%) JavaScript
13 157 (23.40%) Web Services
14 147 (21.91%) Spring
15 134 (19.97%) Maven
16 132 (19.67%) HTML
16 132 (19.67%) REST
16 132 (19.67%) JIRA
17 124 (18.48%) QA
18 120 (17.88%) Mockito
19 119 (17.73%) WebDriver
20 111 (16.54%) Linux
21 108 (16.10%) RESTful
22 107 (15.95%) NoSQL
23 104 (15.50%) CSS
24 103 (15.35%) Pair Programming
25 101 (15.05%) SQL
26 95 (14.16%) JUnit
27 94 (14.01%) HTTP
28 93 (13.86%) Subversion

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 75 (11.18%) Node.js
2 67 (9.99%) Tomcat
3 56 (8.35%) Confluence
4 52 (7.75%) Jetty
5 36 (5.37%) Apache
6 19 (2.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 16 (2.38%) JBoss
8 10 (1.49%) CMS
8 10 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.04%) Mule
11 5 (0.75%) Apache TomEE
11 5 (0.75%) SharePoint Foundation
12 4 (0.60%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.45%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.45%) Drupal
13 3 (0.45%) nginx
14 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.60%) MS Office
4 3 (0.45%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.30%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (1.79%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.60%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
4 1 (0.15%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 88 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (9.99%) GitHub
3 19 (2.83%) Heroku
4 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.30%) Office 365
10 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.15%) IaaS
10 1 (0.15%) SaaS
10 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (14.01%) HTTP
2 28 (4.17%) Internet
3 26 (3.87%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.19%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.89%) DVB
6 4 (0.60%) DSL
7 3 (0.45%) Extranet
7 3 (0.45%) Firewall
7 3 (0.45%) Intranet
8 2 (0.30%) DNS
8 2 (0.30%) IMAP
8 2 (0.30%) SMTP
8 2 (0.30%) SNMP
9 1 (0.15%) IPsec
9 1 (0.15%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.15%) SSH
9 1 (0.15%) SSL
9 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (15.95%) NoSQL
2 71 (10.58%) MongoDB
3 58 (8.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 52 (7.75%) SQL Server
5 38 (5.66%) Hadoop
5 38 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.22%) MySQL
7 27 (4.02%) HBase
8 23 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (3.13%) Neo4j
10 10 (1.49%) Redis
11 8 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.04%) Big Data
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.75%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.60%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 270 (40.24%) Git (software)
2 268 (39.94%) Selenium
3 235 (35.02%) Jenkins
4 134 (19.97%) Maven
5 132 (19.67%) JIRA
6 120 (17.88%) Mockito
7 119 (17.73%) WebDriver
8 95 (14.16%) JUnit
9 93 (13.86%) Subversion
10 77 (11.48%) Gradle
11 68 (10.13%) Capybara
12 66 (9.84%) JMeter
13 56 (8.35%) RSpec
14 52 (7.75%) SpecFlow
15 48 (7.15%) JBehave
16 39 (5.81%) IntelliJ
17 36 (5.37%) gulp
18 35 (5.22%) Geb
18 35 (5.22%) Jasmine
19 33 (4.92%) Spock
General
1 71 (10.58%) Finance
2 60 (8.94%) Banking
3 18 (2.68%) Retail
4 17 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.79%) Front Office
5 12 (1.79%) Publishing
6 8 (1.19%) Marketing
7 7 (1.04%) Games
8 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 347 (51.71%) Developer
2 192 (28.61%) Java Developer
3 98 (14.61%) Tester
4 76 (11.33%) Analyst
5 68 (10.13%) Test Analyst
6 66 (9.84%) Automation Tester
7 65 (9.69%) Agile Developer
8 64 (9.54%) Senior Developer
9 44 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 37 (5.51%) Agile Java Developer
10 37 (5.51%) Automation Engineer
11 35 (5.22%) QA Engineer
11 35 (5.22%) Test Engineer
12 34 (5.07%) Automation Analyst
12 34 (5.07%) Automation Test Analyst
12 34 (5.07%) Developer in Test
13 32 (4.77%) JavaScript Developer
14 30 (4.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 29 (4.32%) Scala Developer
16 27 (4.02%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (23.40%) Web Services
2 147 (21.91%) Spring
3 132 (19.67%) HTML
3 132 (19.67%) REST
4 108 (16.10%) RESTful
5 104 (15.50%) CSS
6 87 (12.97%) AngularJS
7 82 (12.22%) Gherkin
8 68 (10.13%) XML
9 64 (9.54%) HTML5
9 64 (9.54%) JAX-RS
9 64 (9.54%) JSON
10 62 (9.24%) jQuery
11 55 (8.20%) .NET
12 51 (7.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 50 (7.45%) Sass
14 46 (6.86%) Ruby on Rails
15 39 (5.81%) CSS3
16 37 (5.51%) Apache Camel
16 37 (5.51%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.56%) User Experience
2 26 (3.87%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.34%) STB
7 8 (1.19%) Derivative
7 8 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (1.19%) IPTV
7 8 (1.19%) MPEG
7 8 (1.19%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.04%) Equities
8 7 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (0.89%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.89%) Interactive TV
9 6 (0.89%) Thin Client
9 6 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 111 (16.54%) Linux
2 92 (13.71%) Unix
3 35 (5.22%) Apple iOS
4 32 (4.77%) Android
5 31 (4.62%) CentOS
5 31 (4.62%) Ubuntu
6 27 (4.02%) Windows
7 21 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.30%) Debian
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (77.79%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (60.21%) BDD
3 349 (52.01%) TDD
4 252 (37.56%) Scrum
5 238 (35.47%) Continuous Integration
6 172 (25.63%) Test Automation
7 103 (15.35%) Pair Programming
8 92 (13.71%) Kanban
9 91 (13.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 88 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 77 (11.48%) OO
12 74 (11.03%) Open Source
13 71 (10.58%) Test Scripting
14 69 (10.28%) E-Commerce
15 68 (10.13%) Unit Testing
16 59 (8.79%) Automation Testing
16 59 (8.79%) Multithreading
16 59 (8.79%) Non-Functional Testing
17 56 (8.35%) Functional Testing
18 55 (8.20%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 400 (59.61%) Java
2 213 (31.74%) Ruby
3 164 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 101 (15.05%) SQL
5 85 (12.67%) Groovy
6 75 (11.18%) Python
7 65 (9.69%) Scala
8 64 (9.54%) C#
9 43 (6.41%) PHP
10 18 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.24%) Perl
12 13 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.64%) C++
14 7 (1.04%) ActionScript
14 7 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.89%) ANSI C
15 6 (0.89%) C
15 6 (0.89%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.92%) ISEB
4 29 (4.32%) ISTQB
5 23 (3.43%) Degree
6 15 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (18.48%) QA
2 18 (2.68%) SDET
3 9 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.75%) WAI
5 3 (0.45%) SLA
6 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 93 (13.86%) Docker
2 15 (2.24%) Varnish
3 8 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.60%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (4.32%) Graphite
1 29 (4.32%) Puppet
2 20 (2.98%) Ansible
2 20 (2.98%) Capistrano
3 17 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.45%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.30%) Mesos
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Shiro
8 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.15%) Cacti
8 1 (0.15%) Control-M
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) Nagios
8 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (5.66%) SOASTA, Inc
2 36 (5.37%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.47%) Oracle
4 17 (2.53%) Atlassian
5 16 (2.38%) Adobe
6 13 (1.94%) Informatica
7 8 (1.19%) HP
7 8 (1.19%) hybris
7 8 (1.19%) VMware
8 7 (1.04%) Akamai
8 7 (1.04%) Facebook
8 7 (1.04%) Twitter
9 6 (0.89%) IBM
9 6 (0.89%) OpenTV
9 6 (0.89%) Splunk
10 5 (0.75%) Zend
11 4 (0.60%) ATG
11 4 (0.60%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.60%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.60%) Vertica
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