The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 359 392 386
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -6
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 50 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.40% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7382 8002 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.41% 31.75% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 5785 5523
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 53 78
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
City of London +27 1 - - 3
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 79 (76.70%) Cucumber
2 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (53.40%) TDD
4 47 (45.63%) BDD
5 44 (42.72%) Scrum
6 43 (41.75%) Java
7 41 (39.81%) QA
8 39 (37.86%) HTML
9 36 (34.95%) Selenium
10 35 (33.98%) jQuery
11 34 (33.01%) JavaScript
12 32 (31.07%) CSS
13 30 (29.13%) HTML5
14 29 (28.16%) C#
15 28 (27.18%) WebDriver
15 28 (27.18%) CSS3
15 28 (27.18%) Jenkins
16 26 (25.24%) Git (software)
17 25 (24.27%) Web Services
17 25 (24.27%) OO
18 23 (22.33%) Ajax
18 23 (22.33%) Test Scripting
19 22 (21.36%) Ruby
19 22 (21.36%) Microsoft
19 22 (21.36%) Finance
20 19 (18.45%) SQL
20 19 (18.45%) SpecFlow
21 18 (17.48%) Test Automation
21 18 (17.48%) .NET
21 18 (17.48%) JSP

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (8.74%) CMS
2 6 (5.83%) Apache
3 5 (4.85%) Node.js
4 3 (2.91%) Confluence
5 2 (1.94%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.97%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) GitHub
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.68%) MySQL
3 6 (5.83%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.91%) CouchDB
5 3 (2.91%) Riak
5 3 (2.91%) BigTable
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (76.70%) Cucumber
2 36 (34.95%) Selenium
3 28 (27.18%) WebDriver
3 28 (27.18%) Jenkins
4 26 (25.24%) Git (software)
5 19 (18.45%) SpecFlow
6 13 (12.62%) JIRA
7 9 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (8.74%) Jasmine
8 8 (7.77%) Capybara
8 8 (7.77%) Hudson
8 8 (7.77%) MSTest
8 8 (7.77%) JUnit
9 7 (6.80%) Maven
9 7 (6.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (6.80%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (5.83%) JMeter
11 5 (4.85%) WATIR
11 5 (4.85%) Eclipse
11 5 (4.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 22 (21.36%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Games
3 5 (4.85%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Back Office
4 4 (3.88%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.91%) Publishing
6 2 (1.94%) Front Office
6 2 (1.94%) Billing
6 2 (1.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (43.69%) Developer
2 29 (28.16%) Analyst
3 28 (27.18%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.48%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (10.68%) Tester
6 10 (9.71%) Test Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.80%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.83%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.88%) Python/Django Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Agile Tester
10 4 (3.88%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (2.91%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.91%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (37.86%) HTML
2 35 (33.98%) jQuery
3 32 (31.07%) CSS
4 30 (29.13%) HTML5
5 28 (27.18%) CSS3
6 25 (24.27%) Web Services
7 23 (22.33%) Ajax
8 18 (17.48%) .NET
8 18 (17.48%) JSP
9 17 (16.50%) SOAP
10 16 (15.53%) RESTful
10 16 (15.53%) AngularJS
11 13 (12.62%) Backbone.js
11 13 (12.62%) XML
12 9 (8.74%) WCF
12 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET
12 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (7.77%) ELMAH
13 8 (7.77%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Open Source
2 10 (9.71%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.88%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.88%) Smartcard
3 4 (3.88%) Online Games
3 4 (3.88%) IPTV
4 3 (2.91%) IVR
4 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.94%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.97%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.56%) Linux
2 11 (10.68%) Android
3 9 (8.74%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.80%) Windows
5 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (53.40%) TDD
3 47 (45.63%) BDD
4 44 (42.72%) Scrum
5 25 (24.27%) OO
6 23 (22.33%) Test Scripting
7 18 (17.48%) Test Automation
8 15 (14.56%) Pair Programming
9 14 (13.59%) Software Testing
10 13 (12.62%) MVC
11 11 (10.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (10.68%) Automation Testing
11 11 (10.68%) Unit Testing
11 11 (10.68%) Manual Testing
12 10 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.74%) Test Strategy
14 8 (7.77%) MVVM
14 8 (7.77%) Dependency Injection
14 8 (7.77%) Validation
14 8 (7.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.75%) Java
2 34 (33.01%) JavaScript
3 29 (28.16%) C#
4 22 (21.36%) Ruby
5 19 (18.45%) SQL
6 12 (11.65%) T-SQL
7 10 (9.71%) Python
8 5 (4.85%) PHP
9 2 (1.94%) Scala
10 1 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) ISEB
3 5 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.91%) MBA
5 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (39.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) logstash
Vendors
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.88%) HP
3 2 (1.94%) Zend
4 1 (0.97%) New Relic
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