The first table below looks at the demand for Gherkin 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 Gherkin over the 3 months to 17 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 364 360 410
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +50
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 48 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.083% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 16
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7050 6222 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.11% 28.77% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5075 4508 5114
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.50 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in London

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in London

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in London

Gherkin
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 Gherkin within the London region over the 3 months to 17 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 -11 6 £475 +26.66% 6
Docklands, London - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 66 (89.19%) Cucumber
2 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (63.51%) TDD
4 45 (60.81%) BDD
5 39 (52.70%) Java
6 36 (48.65%) HTML
7 33 (44.59%) QA
8 32 (43.24%) Selenium
9 31 (41.89%) CSS
10 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
11 28 (37.84%) Scrum
12 26 (35.14%) C#
13 22 (29.73%) Web Services
14 21 (28.38%) Test Automation
15 20 (27.03%) Finance
15 20 (27.03%) HTML5
15 20 (27.03%) CSS3
16 19 (25.68%) Jenkins
16 19 (25.68%) jQuery
17 18 (24.32%) .NET
17 18 (24.32%) WebDriver
18 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
18 17 (22.97%) Ruby
19 15 (20.27%) Ajax
19 15 (20.27%) RESTful
19 15 (20.27%) OO
19 15 (20.27%) Open Source
19 15 (20.27%) SpecFlow
20 14 (18.92%) SQL
21 13 (17.57%) MVC

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (10.81%) CMS
2 2 (2.70%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.35%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (1.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) Riak
3 3 (4.05%) BigTable
3 3 (4.05%) CouchDB
3 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 66 (89.19%) Cucumber
2 32 (43.24%) Selenium
3 19 (25.68%) Jenkins
4 18 (24.32%) WebDriver
5 15 (20.27%) SpecFlow
6 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
7 10 (13.51%) WATIR
7 10 (13.51%) JUnit
8 9 (12.16%) JIRA
9 8 (10.81%) Maven
9 8 (10.81%) MSTest
10 7 (9.46%) Hudson
11 5 (6.76%) Eclipse
11 5 (6.76%) IntelliJ
11 5 (6.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (5.41%) Gradle
12 4 (5.41%) Calabash
13 3 (4.05%) Capybara
13 3 (4.05%) RSpec
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Games
4 4 (5.41%) Back Office
5 2 (2.70%) Billing
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Developer
2 14 (18.92%) Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Test Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Tester
5 8 (10.81%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.05%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.05%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.05%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.65%) HTML
2 31 (41.89%) CSS
3 22 (29.73%) Web Services
4 20 (27.03%) HTML5
4 20 (27.03%) CSS3
5 19 (25.68%) jQuery
6 18 (24.32%) .NET
7 15 (20.27%) RESTful
7 15 (20.27%) Ajax
8 13 (17.57%) SOAP
9 12 (16.22%) WCF
9 12 (16.22%) JSP
9 12 (16.22%) .NET Framework
10 9 (12.16%) XML
11 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
11 8 (10.81%) LINQ
11 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (10.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 8 (10.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (10.81%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Open Source
2 6 (8.11%) Video on Demand
3 5 (6.76%) Online Games
4 4 (5.41%) Smartcard
5 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) IVR
5 3 (4.05%) IPTV
5 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.70%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Linux
1 8 (10.81%) Android
2 7 (9.46%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (63.51%) TDD
3 45 (60.81%) BDD
4 28 (37.84%) Scrum
5 21 (28.38%) Test Automation
6 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
7 15 (20.27%) OO
8 13 (17.57%) MVC
8 13 (17.57%) Pair Programming
9 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
9 12 (16.22%) MVVM
10 10 (13.51%) Unit Testing
11 9 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.81%) Automation Testing
12 8 (10.81%) Dependency Injection
12 8 (10.81%) Web Development
12 8 (10.81%) UML
12 8 (10.81%) Content Management
12 8 (10.81%) Validation
13 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.70%) Java
2 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 26 (35.14%) C#
4 17 (22.97%) Ruby
5 14 (18.92%) SQL
6 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.41%) PHP
8 2 (2.70%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.35%) Groovy
9 1 (1.35%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) ISEB
2 5 (6.76%) Degree
3 3 (4.05%) MBA
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) HP
3 3 (4.05%) Zend
4 1 (1.35%) JBoss
4 1 (1.35%) CODA
4 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
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