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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 349 368 368
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 46 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.16% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.54% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £310 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £464 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +10.83%
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
6316 6496 5976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.69% 29.59% 29.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4623 4564 4345
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 58 51
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +81.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £147.50 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 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 3 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 +16 10 £450 +12.50% 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 73 (73.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (56.00%) BDD
3 55 (55.00%) Cucumber
4 48 (48.00%) TDD
5 44 (44.00%) Java
6 39 (39.00%) Selenium
7 36 (36.00%) Scrum
8 32 (32.00%) jQuery
9 31 (31.00%) Git (software)
10 29 (29.00%) HTML
11 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
11 28 (28.00%) Web Services
12 26 (26.00%) WebDriver
12 26 (26.00%) Test Automation
13 25 (25.00%) Linux
14 23 (23.00%) QA
14 23 (23.00%) Jenkins
15 22 (22.00%) Jasmine
15 22 (22.00%) OO
15 22 (22.00%) PHP
15 22 (22.00%) Python
16 21 (21.00%) Ruby
17 20 (20.00%) Apache
18 19 (19.00%) CSS
18 19 (19.00%) C#
18 19 (19.00%) JIRA
18 19 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (19.00%) HTML5
19 18 (18.00%) Subversion
20 17 (17.00%) Maven

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 20 (20.00%) Apache
2 9 (9.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.00%) Confluence
4 4 (4.00%) Node.js
5 2 (2.00%) CMS
5 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.00%) Drupal
6 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.00%) ElastiCache
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.00%) GitHub
4 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (2.00%) AMQP
2 2 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) MySQL
2 14 (14.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 14 (14.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.00%) DB2
6 2 (2.00%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (2.00%) Redis
6 2 (2.00%) Riak
6 2 (2.00%) BigTable
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.00%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (55.00%) Cucumber
2 39 (39.00%) Selenium
3 31 (31.00%) Git (software)
4 26 (26.00%) WebDriver
5 23 (23.00%) Jenkins
6 22 (22.00%) Jasmine
7 19 (19.00%) JIRA
8 18 (18.00%) Subversion
9 17 (17.00%) Maven
10 16 (16.00%) SpecFlow
11 14 (14.00%) Karma Test Runner
12 11 (11.00%) Hudson
13 10 (10.00%) JMeter
14 9 (9.00%) Behat
15 8 (8.00%) Appium
16 5 (5.00%) SoapUI
16 5 (5.00%) Ant
16 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
17 4 (4.00%) JUnit
17 4 (4.00%) QUnit
General
1 16 (16.00%) Games
2 15 (15.00%) Finance
3 9 (9.00%) Banking
4 8 (8.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (49.00%) Developer
2 17 (17.00%) Analyst
3 16 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 16 (16.00%) Tester
4 14 (14.00%) Python Developer
5 11 (11.00%) Automation Tester
6 9 (9.00%) Python/Django Developer
6 9 (9.00%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.00%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) PHP Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Test Consultant
11 3 (3.00%) LAMP Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.00%) jQuery
2 29 (29.00%) HTML
3 28 (28.00%) Web Services
4 19 (19.00%) CSS
4 19 (19.00%) HTML5
5 16 (16.00%) RESTful
5 16 (16.00%) XML
6 15 (15.00%) JSON
7 14 (14.00%) Django
8 11 (11.00%) CSS3
8 11 (11.00%) AngularJS
9 10 (10.00%) Spring
9 10 (10.00%) Ajax
10 9 (9.00%) SOAP
11 8 (8.00%) JSP
12 7 (7.00%) Backbone.js
13 6 (6.00%) REST
13 6 (6.00%) .NET
14 5 (5.00%) LAMP
14 5 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Digital Media
2 9 (9.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.00%) W3C
3 6 (6.00%) Open Source
4 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) DTV
7 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.00%) Online Games
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) User Experience
7 1 (1.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.00%) Linux
2 8 (8.00%) Android
3 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.00%) Windows
4 5 (5.00%) UNIX
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (73.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (56.00%) BDD
3 48 (48.00%) TDD
4 36 (36.00%) Scrum
5 26 (26.00%) Test Automation
6 22 (22.00%) OO
7 19 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 15 (15.00%) OOP
9 15 (15.00%) SOA
10 13 (13.00%) Test Scripting
10 13 (13.00%) Kanban
11 11 (11.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
13 8 (8.00%) Pair Programming
13 8 (8.00%) Test Strategy
14 7 (7.00%) ATDD
14 7 (7.00%) MVC
15 6 (6.00%) Waterfall
16 5 (5.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.00%) Java
2 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (22.00%) PHP
3 22 (22.00%) Python
4 21 (21.00%) Ruby
5 19 (19.00%) C#
6 16 (16.00%) SQL
7 15 (15.00%) Scala
8 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.00%) Perl
9 3 (3.00%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.00%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.00%) VBA
10 2 (2.00%) VB6
10 2 (2.00%) XPath
10 2 (2.00%) F#
10 2 (2.00%) VB
11 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.00%) C
11 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.00%) Degree
3 6 (6.00%) ISEB
4 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.00%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (17.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.00%) Puppet
3 3 (3.00%) Ansible
4 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.00%) Google
3 2 (2.00%) Zend
3 2 (2.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (1.00%) HP
4 1 (1.00%) VMware
4 1 (1.00%) Telerik
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