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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 364 382 392
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 51 51 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.69% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 42 31
Average daily rate
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£463 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
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
7449 7391 8050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.41% 30.87% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5470 5160 5812
Average daily rate £438 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 52
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £17.50 £23.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 August 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 August 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 +11 8 £481 - 3
Canary Wharf - 2 £513 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 95 (77.24%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (65.85%) Cucumber
3 76 (61.79%) BDD
4 60 (48.78%) Selenium
5 55 (44.72%) Scrum
6 54 (43.90%) Java
7 49 (39.84%) QA
8 44 (35.77%) C#
9 39 (31.71%) HTML
10 37 (30.08%) CSS
10 37 (30.08%) JIRA
11 35 (28.46%) TDD
12 34 (27.64%) JavaScript
12 34 (27.64%) SpecFlow
13 31 (25.20%) .NET
13 31 (25.20%) Web Services
13 31 (25.20%) HTML5
13 31 (25.20%) Git (software)
14 27 (21.95%) Test Automation
14 27 (21.95%) jQuery
14 27 (21.95%) Finance
15 25 (20.33%) OO
16 23 (18.70%) ASP.NET
16 23 (18.70%) AngularJS
17 22 (17.89%) CSS3
17 22 (17.89%) Jenkins
18 21 (17.07%) Software Testing
18 21 (17.07%) Test Scripting
18 21 (17.07%) WebDriver
19 19 (15.45%) Microsoft

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (13.01%) Confluence
2 10 (8.13%) Apache
3 8 (6.50%) Drupal
3 8 (6.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (4.07%) Node.js
5 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.44%) CMS
6 2 (1.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) Jetty
7 1 (0.81%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.81%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.76%) MySQL
3 9 (7.32%) Redis
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.63%) DTS
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (65.85%) Cucumber
2 60 (48.78%) Selenium
3 37 (30.08%) JIRA
4 34 (27.64%) SpecFlow
5 31 (25.20%) Git (software)
6 22 (17.89%) Jenkins
7 21 (17.07%) WebDriver
8 18 (14.63%) NUnit
9 13 (10.57%) Subversion
9 13 (10.57%) JMeter
10 12 (9.76%) JBehave
11 11 (8.94%) Behat
11 11 (8.94%) Visual Studio
12 10 (8.13%) Mockito
13 9 (7.32%) TeamCity
13 9 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (6.50%) JUnit
14 8 (6.50%) FitNesse
15 7 (5.69%) RSpec
15 7 (5.69%) Calabash
General
1 27 (21.95%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Marketing
3 6 (4.88%) Back Office
4 5 (4.07%) Retail
5 3 (2.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (35.77%) Developer
2 33 (26.83%) Analyst
3 18 (14.63%) Tester
4 16 (13.01%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.57%) Automation Tester
6 12 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (8.13%) .NET Developer
7 10 (8.13%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.13%) Business Analyst
7 10 (8.13%) Test Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (6.50%) QA Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Drupal Developer
9 8 (6.50%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Senior QA Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
12 5 (4.07%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (31.71%) HTML
2 37 (30.08%) CSS
3 31 (25.20%) .NET
3 31 (25.20%) Web Services
3 31 (25.20%) HTML5
4 27 (21.95%) jQuery
5 23 (18.70%) ASP.NET
5 23 (18.70%) AngularJS
6 22 (17.89%) CSS3
7 18 (14.63%) Ajax
8 17 (13.82%) XML
9 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (11.38%) JSON
11 9 (7.32%) LAMP
11 9 (7.32%) JSP
11 9 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (6.50%) Drush
12 8 (6.50%) PowerMock
12 8 (6.50%) Symfony
12 8 (6.50%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Derivative
1 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.07%) Equities
4 4 (3.25%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.44%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.63%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.63%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.63%) Wiki
6 2 (1.63%) Blog
6 2 (1.63%) IPTV
6 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) EFT
7 1 (0.81%) W3C
7 1 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.38%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) Linux
3 3 (2.44%) Android
3 3 (2.44%) UNIX
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (77.24%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (61.79%) BDD
3 55 (44.72%) Scrum
4 35 (28.46%) TDD
5 27 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 25 (20.33%) OO
7 21 (17.07%) Software Testing
7 21 (17.07%) Test Scripting
8 18 (14.63%) E-Commerce
9 17 (13.82%) MVC
9 17 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.82%) User Stories
10 16 (13.01%) SDLC
11 15 (12.20%) Software Engineering
11 15 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (8.94%) Kanban
13 10 (8.13%) Unit Testing
14 9 (7.32%) Automation Testing
14 9 (7.32%) Migration
14 9 (7.32%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.90%) Java
2 44 (35.77%) C#
3 34 (27.64%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.82%) Ruby
5 13 (10.57%) SQL
6 11 (8.94%) PHP
7 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.25%) Groovy
9 2 (1.63%) XPath
9 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.81%) Python
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.81%) Scala
10 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.25%) ISEB
1 4 (3.25%) ISTQB
1 4 (3.25%) Degree
2 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (39.84%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) EMIR
System Software
1 16 (13.01%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Puppet
2 8 (6.50%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) Atlassian
3 8 (6.50%) Adobe
4 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.63%) OpenLink
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle
6 1 (0.81%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.81%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.81%) Reuters
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