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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 348 352 366
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 58 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.22% 0.088%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 0.73% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
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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
6837 7001 6300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.53% 29.99% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4868 5064 4575
Average daily rate £425 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 67
Average hourly rate £22.18 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +28 14 £438 +1.44% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (68.48%) BDD
3 54 (58.70%) Cucumber
4 45 (48.91%) Scrum
5 44 (47.83%) Selenium
6 35 (38.04%) Java
7 33 (35.87%) QA
8 32 (34.78%) TDD
9 28 (30.43%) HTML
9 28 (30.43%) Test Automation
10 27 (29.35%) C#
11 25 (27.17%) SpecFlow
11 25 (27.17%) Jenkins
12 24 (26.09%) WebDriver
12 24 (26.09%) PHP
13 21 (22.83%) CSS
14 20 (21.74%) Web Services
14 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
14 20 (21.74%) OO
14 20 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (20.65%) Ruby
16 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
16 18 (19.57%) HTML5
16 18 (19.57%) Git (software)
17 17 (18.48%) JSON
18 16 (17.39%) JIRA
18 16 (17.39%) Behat
18 16 (17.39%) AngularJS
19 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
19 15 (16.30%) XML

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (8.70%) Drupal
2 7 (7.61%) Node.js
3 6 (6.52%) Confluence
4 5 (5.43%) Apache
5 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.26%) CMS
6 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.17%) GitHub
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (2.17%) SMTP
2 2 (2.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) MySQL
2 8 (8.70%) Redis
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.17%) DB2
6 2 (2.17%) Riak
6 2 (2.17%) BigTable
6 2 (2.17%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 54 (58.70%) Cucumber
2 44 (47.83%) Selenium
3 25 (27.17%) SpecFlow
3 25 (27.17%) Jenkins
4 24 (26.09%) WebDriver
5 18 (19.57%) Git (software)
6 16 (17.39%) Behat
6 16 (17.39%) JIRA
7 14 (15.22%) Maven
7 14 (15.22%) JMeter
8 13 (14.13%) Subversion
9 7 (7.61%) JUnit
9 7 (7.61%) Visual Studio
10 6 (6.52%) Appium
11 5 (5.43%) Calabash
11 5 (5.43%) Ant
11 5 (5.43%) Hudson
11 5 (5.43%) JBehave
12 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
12 4 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Developer
2 18 (19.57%) Tester
3 16 (17.39%) Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Test Analyst
5 12 (13.04%) Automation Tester
6 10 (10.87%) Senior Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Drupal Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Test Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) AWS Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Automated Test Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) QA Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.43%) HTML
2 21 (22.83%) CSS
3 20 (21.74%) Web Services
4 18 (19.57%) HTML5
5 17 (18.48%) JSON
6 16 (17.39%) AngularJS
7 15 (16.30%) CSS3
7 15 (16.30%) XML
8 13 (14.13%) jQuery
8 13 (14.13%) RESTful
9 11 (11.96%) .NET
10 10 (10.87%) Symfony
11 9 (9.78%) LAMP
12 8 (8.70%) SOAP
12 8 (8.70%) Ajax
12 8 (8.70%) Drush
13 6 (6.52%) REST
13 6 (6.52%) Spring
14 5 (5.43%) JSP
14 5 (5.43%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Open Source
4 3 (3.26%) W3C
5 2 (2.17%) DTV
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) Blog
6 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.09%) Equities
6 1 (1.09%) Derivative
6 1 (1.09%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.09%) NHS
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Linux
1 8 (8.70%) Android
2 6 (6.52%) UNIX
3 5 (5.43%) Windows
3 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (68.48%) BDD
3 45 (48.91%) Scrum
4 32 (34.78%) TDD
5 28 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 20 (21.74%) OO
6 20 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
8 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
9 13 (14.13%) OOP
10 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
11 10 (10.87%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.87%) SOA
11 10 (10.87%) Kanban
11 10 (10.87%) DevOps
12 9 (9.78%) User Stories
13 8 (8.70%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.70%) OOD
13 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
14 7 (7.61%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.04%) Java
2 27 (29.35%) C#
3 24 (26.09%) PHP
4 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 19 (20.65%) Ruby
6 14 (15.22%) SQL
7 9 (9.78%) Scala
8 4 (4.35%) Python
8 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.17%) VB
9 2 (2.17%) Perl
9 2 (2.17%) VBA
9 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.17%) XPath
9 2 (2.17%) F#
9 2 (2.17%) VB6
10 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.52%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) ISEB
3 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (35.87%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Varnish
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Puppet
2 8 (8.70%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.17%) Zend
2 2 (2.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle
3 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.09%) Reuters
3 1 (1.09%) VMware
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