The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Development Applications category for the London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 137 200 317
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +117
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 376 211 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.55% 0.98% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.66% 7.83% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 176 76
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3226 2694 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.33% 12.47% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 2006 1817
Average daily rate £413 £420 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Average hourly rate £33.75 £41.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.60 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £54.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Cucumber
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 72 £440 +10.00% 20
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 411 (65.76%) Java
2 388 (62.08%) TDD
3 367 (58.72%) BDD
4 352 (56.32%) Selenium
5 332 (53.12%) Ruby
6 310 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
7 251 (40.16%) Test Automation
8 242 (38.72%) Scrum
9 226 (36.16%) QA
10 207 (33.12%) WebDriver
11 175 (28.00%) HTML
12 174 (27.84%) Web Services
13 173 (27.68%) JavaScript
14 161 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
15 141 (22.56%) SQL
16 138 (22.08%) Jenkins
17 135 (21.60%) XML
18 125 (20.00%) Git (software)
19 114 (18.24%) CSS
20 113 (18.08%) JBehave
21 93 (14.88%) Finance
22 91 (14.56%) Open Source
23 87 (13.92%) RESTful
24 86 (13.76%) WATIR
25 85 (13.60%) E-Commerce
26 82 (13.12%) Software Engineering
26 82 (13.12%) Calabash
27 81 (12.96%) C#
28 79 (12.64%) Test Scripting
29 78 (12.48%) JIRA

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 38 (6.08%) CMS
2 31 (4.96%) Node.js
3 15 (2.40%) Apache
4 12 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
5 10 (1.60%) Alfresco
6 6 (0.96%) Drupal
6 6 (0.96%) Jetty
6 6 (0.96%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.80%) Confluence
8 4 (0.64%) Mule
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.16%) Liferay
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Mingle
1 3 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
1 2 (0.32%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.44%) Amazon S3
3 9 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
3 9 (1.44%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.96%) Heroku
5 6 (0.96%) SaaS
6 5 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.92%) HTTP
2 17 (2.72%) Internet
3 6 (0.96%) SSL
4 4 (0.64%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.48%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.32%) SNMP
7 1 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.08%) MySQL
2 40 (6.40%) MongoDB
3 31 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (3.36%) Big Data
7 20 (3.20%) SQL Server
8 8 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.96%) Redis
9 6 (0.96%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.48%) Riak
11 3 (0.48%) BigTable
11 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.48%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.32%) DB2
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.16%) QlikView
13 1 (0.16%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 352 (56.32%) Selenium
2 207 (33.12%) WebDriver
3 138 (22.08%) Jenkins
4 125 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 113 (18.08%) JBehave
6 86 (13.76%) WATIR
7 82 (13.12%) Calabash
8 78 (12.48%) JIRA
9 76 (12.16%) Subversion
10 75 (12.00%) Maven
11 74 (11.84%) JUnit
12 59 (9.44%) Hudson
13 50 (8.00%) Mockito
14 47 (7.52%) Capybara
15 46 (7.36%) SpecFlow
15 46 (7.36%) RSpec
16 44 (7.04%) TeamCity
17 38 (6.08%) SoapUI
18 32 (5.12%) QuickTest Pro
19 31 (4.96%) CruiseControl
General
1 93 (14.88%) Finance
2 35 (5.60%) Banking
3 18 (2.88%) Games
4 13 (2.08%) Marketing
5 9 (1.44%) Retail
5 9 (1.44%) Back Office
6 6 (0.96%) Advertising
6 6 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.96%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.80%) Publishing
8 3 (0.48%) Local Government
8 3 (0.48%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
9 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 241 (38.56%) Developer
2 132 (21.12%) Tester
3 78 (12.48%) Analyst
4 76 (12.16%) Java Developer
5 71 (11.36%) Automation Tester
6 66 (10.56%) Test Analyst
7 52 (8.32%) QA Engineer
8 50 (8.00%) Test Engineer
9 36 (5.76%) QA Tester
10 29 (4.64%) Ruby Developer
11 28 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
12 21 (3.36%) Mobile Tester
12 21 (3.36%) Software Engineer
13 20 (3.20%) Agile Coach
14 18 (2.88%) Test Leader
15 16 (2.56%) Test Manager
16 15 (2.40%) Senior Tester
16 15 (2.40%) QA Analyst
16 15 (2.40%) Senior Developer
17 14 (2.24%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (28.00%) HTML
2 174 (27.84%) Web Services
3 135 (21.60%) XML
4 114 (18.24%) CSS
5 87 (13.92%) RESTful
6 76 (12.16%) SOAP
7 70 (11.20%) Gherkin
8 69 (11.04%) Spring
9 66 (10.56%) JSON
10 63 (10.08%) HTML5
11 56 (8.96%) .NET
12 54 (8.64%) REST
13 52 (8.32%) CSS3
14 46 (7.36%) jQuery
14 46 (7.36%) Ruby on Rails
15 43 (6.88%) Hibernate
16 29 (4.64%) Sass
17 28 (4.48%) Ajax
18 23 (3.68%) Sinatra
19 22 (3.52%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.56%) Open Source
2 69 (11.04%) Mobile App
3 29 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.48%) Digital Media
5 22 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.04%) Mobile Banking
7 15 (2.40%) Video on Demand
8 13 (2.08%) IPTV
9 9 (1.44%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.12%) iPhone
10 7 (1.12%) Online Games
10 7 (1.12%) iPad
10 7 (1.12%) Streaming Video
11 5 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (0.80%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.64%) STB
12 4 (0.64%) Smartcard
12 4 (0.64%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.48%) Blog
13 3 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.00%) Linux
2 53 (8.48%) Android
3 50 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 38 (6.08%) UNIX
5 11 (1.76%) Windows
6 1 (0.16%) CentOS
6 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.16%) AIX
6 1 (0.16%) Solaris
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (62.08%) TDD
2 367 (58.72%) BDD
3 310 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (40.16%) Test Automation
5 242 (38.72%) Scrum
6 161 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
7 85 (13.60%) E-Commerce
8 82 (13.12%) Software Engineering
9 79 (12.64%) Test Scripting
10 77 (12.32%) Automation Testing
11 64 (10.24%) OO
12 62 (9.92%) SOA
12 62 (9.92%) Automated Testing
13 61 (9.76%) Pair Programming
14 57 (9.12%) Kanban
15 52 (8.32%) User Stories
16 48 (7.68%) MVC
17 40 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
18 37 (5.92%) Software Testing
19 31 (4.96%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 411 (65.76%) Java
2 332 (53.12%) Ruby
3 173 (27.68%) JavaScript
4 141 (22.56%) SQL
5 81 (12.96%) C#
6 53 (8.48%) Python
7 42 (6.72%) Scala
8 37 (5.92%) Groovy
9 31 (4.96%) PHP
10 18 (2.88%) Shell Script
10 18 (2.88%) XPath
11 16 (2.56%) XQuery
12 12 (1.92%) Objective-C
12 12 (1.92%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.76%) Perl
14 10 (1.60%) C++
15 7 (1.12%) F#
15 7 (1.12%) C
16 6 (0.96%) Clojure
17 4 (0.64%) AWK
Qualifications
1 44 (7.04%) ISEB
2 34 (5.44%) Degree
3 24 (3.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.48%) MBA
5 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (36.16%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.64%) Varnish
1 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.48%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 24 (3.84%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.88%) Puppet
3 4 (0.64%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.32%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.32%) Nagios
5 2 (0.32%) Cacti
5 2 (0.32%) Munin
6 1 (0.16%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 45 (7.20%) Oracle
2 19 (3.04%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.72%) Akamai
4 16 (2.56%) VMware
5 14 (2.24%) HP
6 11 (1.76%) Adobe
6 11 (1.76%) JBoss
7 5 (0.80%) Zend
7 5 (0.80%) Business Objects
7 5 (0.80%) Cognos
7 5 (0.80%) New Relic
8 4 (0.64%) Twitter
9 3 (0.48%) Foundry
9 3 (0.48%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.48%) Apple
10 2 (0.32%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.32%) Sony
10 2 (0.32%) Splunk
10 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum - dep on exp
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago