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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 352 357 361
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 50 47 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.21% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 0.71% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £493 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
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
6364 6665 6048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.76% 29.75% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4598 4750 4433
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £293 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 50
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £49.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +20 10 £450 -5.26% 7
Hammersmith - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 65 (73.03%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (65.17%) BDD
3 50 (56.18%) Cucumber
4 45 (50.56%) Selenium
5 40 (44.94%) Scrum
5 40 (44.94%) Java
6 33 (37.08%) TDD
7 28 (31.46%) QA
7 28 (31.46%) Test Automation
7 28 (31.46%) WebDriver
8 24 (26.97%) C#
8 24 (26.97%) HTML
9 23 (25.84%) Jenkins
10 22 (24.72%) Web Services
11 21 (23.60%) PHP
11 21 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (22.47%) SpecFlow
12 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
13 19 (21.35%) JIRA
13 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
14 18 (20.22%) Ruby
14 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
15 17 (19.10%) Maven
15 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
16 16 (17.98%) Subversion
17 15 (16.85%) XML
17 15 (16.85%) OO
17 15 (16.85%) CSS
18 14 (15.73%) SQL
18 14 (15.73%) Finance

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (8.99%) Apache
2 7 (7.87%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.74%) Confluence
4 5 (5.62%) Drupal
5 4 (4.49%) Node.js
6 3 (3.37%) CMS
7 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.37%) ElastiCache
3 2 (2.25%) GitHub
4 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (2.25%) Internet
2 2 (2.25%) SMTP
2 2 (2.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) MySQL
2 5 (5.62%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.62%) Redis
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.37%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.25%) DB2
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.25%) BigTable
5 2 (2.25%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (2.25%) Riak
5 2 (2.25%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (56.18%) Cucumber
2 45 (50.56%) Selenium
3 28 (31.46%) WebDriver
4 23 (25.84%) Jenkins
5 20 (22.47%) SpecFlow
6 19 (21.35%) JIRA
6 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
7 17 (19.10%) Maven
8 16 (17.98%) Subversion
9 13 (14.61%) JMeter
10 12 (13.48%) Behat
11 8 (8.99%) Appium
11 8 (8.99%) Hudson
11 8 (8.99%) Jasmine
12 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
13 6 (6.74%) JUnit
14 5 (5.62%) SoapUI
14 5 (5.62%) Ant
15 4 (4.49%) Eclipse
16 3 (3.37%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Games
5 3 (3.37%) Retail
6 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Developer
2 17 (19.10%) Analyst
3 16 (17.98%) Tester
4 15 (16.85%) Test Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Test Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Automation Tester
6 7 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Test Consultant
7 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Consultant
7 6 (6.74%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) AWS Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Drupal Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Automation Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Automated Test Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Python/Django Developer
9 3 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.37%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.97%) HTML
2 22 (24.72%) Web Services
3 15 (16.85%) XML
3 15 (16.85%) CSS
4 14 (15.73%) JSON
4 14 (15.73%) HTML5
5 13 (14.61%) RESTful
5 13 (14.61%) jQuery
6 10 (11.24%) AngularJS
7 9 (10.11%) SOAP
7 9 (10.11%) .NET
8 8 (8.99%) Spring
8 8 (8.99%) CSS3
9 7 (7.87%) Symfony
10 6 (6.74%) LAMP
10 6 (6.74%) REST
11 5 (5.62%) Android SDK
11 5 (5.62%) Drush
12 4 (4.49%) JSP
12 4 (4.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Open Source
4 4 (4.49%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.37%) W3C
6 2 (2.25%) DTV
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.12%) Blog
7 1 (1.12%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.12%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Linux
2 8 (8.99%) Android
3 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.74%) Windows
5 5 (5.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (73.03%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (65.17%) BDD
3 40 (44.94%) Scrum
4 33 (37.08%) TDD
5 28 (31.46%) Test Automation
6 21 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
8 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
9 15 (16.85%) OO
10 12 (13.48%) OOP
11 11 (12.36%) Kanban
11 11 (12.36%) SOA
11 11 (12.36%) E-Commerce
12 9 (10.11%) Test Strategy
12 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
13 8 (8.99%) User Stories
14 7 (7.87%) Agile Testing
14 7 (7.87%) ATDD
14 7 (7.87%) DevOps
14 7 (7.87%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.94%) Java
2 24 (26.97%) C#
3 21 (23.60%) PHP
4 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
5 18 (20.22%) Ruby
6 14 (15.73%) SQL
7 10 (11.24%) Scala
8 8 (8.99%) Python
9 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.37%) Perl
11 2 (2.25%) VB
11 2 (2.25%) VBA
11 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.25%) VB6
11 2 (2.25%) XPath
11 2 (2.25%) F#
12 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.74%) ISEB
2 6 (6.74%) Degree
3 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Varnish
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Puppet
2 5 (5.62%) Vagrant
2 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.25%) Zend
2 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.12%) VMware
3 1 (1.12%) Reuters
3 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago