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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 363 375 404
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +29
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 65 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.17% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.56% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 39 15
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.83% -25.00%
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
7469 7851 7505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.32% 30.99% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5488 5718 5331
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
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 39 48 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £59.87 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +19 4 £375 -1.63% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 90 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (60.58%) Cucumber
3 50 (48.08%) jQuery
4 49 (47.12%) TDD
5 46 (44.23%) Java
6 38 (36.54%) JavaScript
6 38 (36.54%) BDD
7 37 (35.58%) Git (software)
8 36 (34.62%) HTML
9 32 (30.77%) QA
10 31 (29.81%) Scrum
10 31 (29.81%) HTML5
11 30 (28.85%) Linux
11 30 (28.85%) Selenium
12 29 (27.88%) OO
12 29 (27.88%) Python
12 29 (27.88%) Jasmine
13 27 (25.96%) CSS
13 27 (25.96%) MySQL
14 24 (23.08%) Games
14 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
15 23 (22.12%) Finance
15 23 (22.12%) CSS3
15 23 (22.12%) Jenkins
16 22 (21.15%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (21.15%) Karma Test Runner
16 22 (21.15%) Apache
17 21 (20.19%) PostgreSQL
17 21 (20.19%) Django
17 21 (20.19%) Ajax

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 22 (21.15%) Apache
2 7 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.81%) Node.js
4 3 (2.88%) Confluence
5 2 (1.92%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.96%) IIS
6 1 (0.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) AMQP
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.96%) MySQL
2 21 (20.19%) Amazon Redshift
2 21 (20.19%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.96%) Riak
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.96%) BigTable
6 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (60.58%) Cucumber
2 37 (35.58%) Git (software)
3 30 (28.85%) Selenium
4 29 (27.88%) Jasmine
5 23 (22.12%) Jenkins
6 22 (21.15%) Karma Test Runner
7 20 (19.23%) WebDriver
8 14 (13.46%) JIRA
9 10 (9.62%) SpecFlow
10 9 (8.65%) Subversion
11 8 (7.69%) Maven
12 7 (6.73%) JMeter
12 7 (6.73%) Hudson
13 6 (5.77%) Capybara
13 6 (5.77%) JUnit
14 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
16 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
16 3 (2.88%) IntelliJ
16 3 (2.88%) WATIR
General
1 24 (23.08%) Games
2 23 (22.12%) Finance
3 10 (9.62%) Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.92%) Front Office
6 2 (1.92%) Publishing
7 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (57.69%) Developer
2 20 (19.23%) JavaScript Developer
3 19 (18.27%) Python Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Analyst
4 16 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 14 (13.46%) Python/Django Developer
6 13 (12.50%) Tester
7 10 (9.62%) Java Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.81%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Agile Tester
11 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
12 3 (2.88%) PHP Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.88%) Automated Tester
13 2 (1.92%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 2 (1.92%) Automation Analyst
13 2 (1.92%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (48.08%) jQuery
2 36 (34.62%) HTML
3 31 (29.81%) HTML5
4 27 (25.96%) CSS
5 23 (22.12%) CSS3
6 21 (20.19%) Django
6 21 (20.19%) Ajax
7 20 (19.23%) JSP
8 19 (18.27%) AngularJS
9 18 (17.31%) Web Services
10 15 (14.42%) Backbone.js
11 11 (10.58%) Sass
12 9 (8.65%) RESTful
12 9 (8.65%) Spring
13 8 (7.69%) .NET
14 7 (6.73%) XML
14 7 (6.73%) REST
15 6 (5.77%) SOAP
16 5 (4.81%) Akka
16 5 (4.81%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Digital Media
2 14 (13.46%) Open Source
3 4 (3.85%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.88%) Online Games
4 3 (2.88%) W3C
5 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.96%) IPTV
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.85%) Linux
2 9 (8.65%) Windows
3 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.81%) Android
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.96%) UNIX
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (47.12%) TDD
3 38 (36.54%) BDD
4 31 (29.81%) Scrum
5 29 (27.88%) OO
6 17 (16.35%) Test Scripting
7 16 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.58%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.58%) MVC
9 10 (9.62%) SOA
10 9 (8.65%) Pair Programming
10 9 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.69%) OOP
11 8 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.73%) Manual Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Kanban
14 5 (4.81%) Responsive Web Design
15 4 (3.85%) Agile Testing
15 4 (3.85%) User Stories
15 4 (3.85%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) Java
2 38 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 29 (27.88%) Python
4 20 (19.23%) Ruby
5 18 (17.31%) C#
6 12 (11.54%) SQL
7 10 (9.62%) Scala
8 9 (8.65%) PHP
9 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) Perl
10 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (21.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) logstash
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.81%) Google
3 1 (0.96%) New Relic
3 1 (0.96%) HP
3 1 (0.96%) Telerik
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle
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