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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 336 366 387
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +21
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 71 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 0.57% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 33 22
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£425 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
7355 7334 7715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.21% 31.09% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5227 5554
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 81
Average hourly rate £24.23 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £53.00 £55.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 July 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 July 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 +3 14 £388 - 7
Croydon - 3 - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 97 (75.19%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 80 (62.02%) BDD
4 59 (45.74%) Scrum
5 58 (44.96%) Selenium
6 52 (40.31%) QA
7 51 (39.53%) Java
8 44 (34.11%) C#
9 41 (31.78%) TDD
10 38 (29.46%) HTML
10 38 (29.46%) CSS
10 38 (29.46%) SpecFlow
11 36 (27.91%) JIRA
12 35 (27.13%) Git (software)
12 35 (27.13%) Web Services
13 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
14 32 (24.81%) HTML5
15 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
15 30 (23.26%) Jenkins
16 29 (22.48%) .NET
16 29 (22.48%) OO
17 27 (20.93%) jQuery
18 26 (20.16%) Finance
19 25 (19.38%) AngularJS
20 24 (18.60%) Ruby
21 23 (17.83%) JSON
21 23 (17.83%) CSS3
22 22 (17.05%) XML
23 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
23 21 (16.28%) Software Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 19 (14.73%) Confluence
2 12 (9.30%) Apache
3 9 (6.98%) Drupal
4 8 (6.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (5.43%) Node.js
6 5 (3.88%) CMS
7 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.55%) IIS
9 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 3 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.55%) SMTP
2 2 (1.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) RTSP
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.30%) MySQL
3 10 (7.75%) Redis
4 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.55%) DTS
9 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 86 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 58 (44.96%) Selenium
3 38 (29.46%) SpecFlow
4 36 (27.91%) JIRA
5 35 (27.13%) Git (software)
6 30 (23.26%) Jenkins
7 21 (16.28%) WebDriver
8 18 (13.95%) Subversion
9 14 (10.85%) NUnit
10 13 (10.08%) JMeter
10 13 (10.08%) Visual Studio
11 12 (9.30%) Maven
11 12 (9.30%) Behat
12 11 (8.53%) JBehave
13 10 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (6.20%) FitNesse
14 8 (6.20%) Mockito
15 7 (5.43%) Calabash
15 7 (5.43%) JUnit
15 7 (5.43%) HP UFT
General
1 26 (20.16%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Back Office
2 6 (4.65%) Banking
2 6 (4.65%) Marketing
3 5 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (36.43%) Developer
2 33 (25.58%) Analyst
3 19 (14.73%) Tester
4 18 (13.95%) Test Analyst
5 14 (10.85%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (10.08%) Senior Developer
6 13 (10.08%) Automation Tester
7 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Drupal Developer
9 8 (6.20%) QA Analyst
9 8 (6.20%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) Senior QA Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.46%) HTML
1 38 (29.46%) CSS
2 35 (27.13%) Web Services
3 32 (24.81%) HTML5
4 29 (22.48%) .NET
5 27 (20.93%) jQuery
6 25 (19.38%) AngularJS
7 23 (17.83%) CSS3
7 23 (17.83%) JSON
8 22 (17.05%) XML
9 20 (15.50%) ASP.NET
10 18 (13.95%) Ajax
11 15 (11.63%) RESTful
12 12 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (7.75%) LAMP
14 9 (6.98%) JSP
14 9 (6.98%) Symfony
14 9 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (6.98%) Drush
15 8 (6.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (4.65%) Derivative
2 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.10%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.10%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.33%) W3C
4 3 (2.33%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.33%) Equities
5 2 (1.55%) IPTV
5 2 (1.55%) DTV
5 2 (1.55%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.55%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.55%) Wiki
5 2 (1.55%) Blog
5 2 (1.55%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.63%) Windows
2 9 (6.98%) Linux
3 8 (6.20%) Android
4 5 (3.88%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.88%) UNIX
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (75.19%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (62.02%) BDD
3 59 (45.74%) Scrum
4 41 (31.78%) TDD
5 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 29 (22.48%) OO
7 21 (16.28%) Software Testing
8 20 (15.50%) Test Scripting
8 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.18%) Software Engineering
9 17 (13.18%) E-Commerce
9 17 (13.18%) SDLC
10 14 (10.85%) MVC
10 14 (10.85%) Kanban
10 14 (10.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (10.85%) User Stories
11 11 (8.53%) DevOps
11 11 (8.53%) OOP
12 10 (7.75%) SOA
12 10 (7.75%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (39.53%) Java
2 44 (34.11%) C#
3 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
4 24 (18.60%) Ruby
5 16 (12.40%) PHP
6 13 (10.08%) SQL
7 8 (6.20%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.10%) Groovy
9 3 (2.33%) XPath
9 3 (2.33%) Python
9 3 (2.33%) Scala
10 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.55%) VB6
10 2 (1.55%) F#
10 2 (1.55%) VBA
10 2 (1.55%) VB
10 2 (1.55%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) C++
11 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.88%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) ISEB
3 3 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (40.31%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) Varnish
2 2 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) Puppet
1 9 (6.98%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.20%) Adobe
2 8 (6.20%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.55%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.55%) OpenLink
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Zend
5 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.78%) Reuters
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