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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 344 383 414
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +31
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 67 42 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.17% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 0.53% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 15
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -21.87%
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
7409 7855 7710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.19% 31.11% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5372 5705 5422
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £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 40 42 68
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £85.00 £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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +24 3 £375 -1.63% 5
Docklands, London - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 92 (86.79%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (62.26%) Cucumber
3 53 (50.00%) TDD
4 48 (45.28%) jQuery
5 45 (42.45%) BDD
6 43 (40.57%) Java
7 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
7 38 (35.85%) QA
8 36 (33.96%) HTML
8 36 (33.96%) Scrum
8 36 (33.96%) Git (software)
9 30 (28.30%) OO
10 29 (27.36%) Selenium
10 29 (27.36%) HTML5
11 28 (26.42%) CSS
12 26 (24.53%) Linux
12 26 (24.53%) Python
13 25 (23.58%) MySQL
13 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
13 25 (23.58%) Jasmine
14 24 (22.64%) CSS3
14 24 (22.64%) Finance
15 23 (21.70%) Games
16 22 (20.75%) Jenkins
17 21 (19.81%) JSP
17 21 (19.81%) Ruby
17 21 (19.81%) Ajax
18 20 (18.87%) Apache
18 20 (18.87%) Karma Test Runner
18 20 (18.87%) Opscode Chef

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 20 (18.87%) Apache
2 5 (4.72%) Node.js
3 3 (2.83%) Confluence
3 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.89%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) HTTP
1 1 (0.94%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.58%) MySQL
2 19 (17.92%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (17.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.89%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.89%) Riak
5 2 (1.89%) BigTable
6 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 66 (62.26%) Cucumber
2 36 (33.96%) Git (software)
3 29 (27.36%) Selenium
4 25 (23.58%) Jasmine
5 22 (20.75%) Jenkins
6 20 (18.87%) Karma Test Runner
6 20 (18.87%) WebDriver
7 14 (13.21%) JIRA
8 10 (9.43%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.60%) Capybara
10 6 (5.66%) JUnit
10 6 (5.66%) JMeter
10 6 (5.66%) Subversion
10 6 (5.66%) Maven
11 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.77%) WATIR
12 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.77%) Hudson
13 3 (2.83%) Gradle
13 3 (2.83%) QUnit
General
1 24 (22.64%) Finance
2 23 (21.70%) Games
3 7 (6.60%) Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.83%) Marketing
5 3 (2.83%) Publishing
6 2 (1.89%) Front Office
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (53.77%) Developer
2 22 (20.75%) Analyst
3 21 (19.81%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.81%) JavaScript Developer
4 17 (16.04%) Python Developer
5 13 (12.26%) Tester
6 12 (11.32%) Python/Django Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.60%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Agile Tester
9 4 (3.77%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (1.89%) LAMP Developer
11 2 (1.89%) Test Leader
11 2 (1.89%) Manual Test Analyst
11 2 (1.89%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 2 (1.89%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (45.28%) jQuery
2 36 (33.96%) HTML
3 29 (27.36%) HTML5
4 28 (26.42%) CSS
5 24 (22.64%) CSS3
6 21 (19.81%) JSP
6 21 (19.81%) Ajax
7 19 (17.92%) Django
8 18 (16.98%) Web Services
9 17 (16.04%) AngularJS
10 15 (14.15%) Backbone.js
11 11 (10.38%) Sass
12 9 (8.49%) RESTful
13 8 (7.55%) XML
14 7 (6.60%) SOAP
14 7 (6.60%) Spring
14 7 (6.60%) REST
15 6 (5.66%) .NET
16 4 (3.77%) J2EE
16 4 (3.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Digital Media
2 13 (12.26%) Open Source
3 4 (3.77%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.77%) Online Games
4 3 (2.83%) W3C
5 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.94%) IPTV
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.53%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) Windows
3 5 (4.72%) Android
4 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (86.79%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (50.00%) TDD
3 45 (42.45%) BDD
4 36 (33.96%) Scrum
5 30 (28.30%) OO
6 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
7 14 (13.21%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.32%) Pair Programming
9 11 (10.38%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing
10 10 (9.43%) MVC
11 9 (8.49%) SOA
12 8 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (6.60%) OOP
13 7 (6.60%) Software Testing
14 6 (5.66%) Test Strategy
15 5 (4.72%) User Stories
15 5 (4.72%) Kanban
15 5 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 4 (3.77%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) Java
2 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 26 (24.53%) Python
4 21 (19.81%) Ruby
5 17 (16.04%) C#
6 13 (12.26%) SQL
7 9 (8.49%) PHP
8 8 (7.55%) Scala
9 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) ISEB
2 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (35.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) logstash
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.72%) Google
3 1 (0.94%) Zend
3 1 (0.94%) New Relic
3 1 (0.94%) HP
3 1 (0.94%) Telerik
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle
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Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago