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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 336 343 370
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +27
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 67 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.75% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 25
Average daily rate
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£399 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
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
6790 6944 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.63% 30.69% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4882 5091 4668
Average daily rate £420 £413 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 16 90
Average hourly rate £22.18 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £175.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +19 16 £350 -26.31% 3
Croydon - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 77 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (62.83%) BDD
3 70 (61.95%) Cucumber
4 54 (47.79%) Scrum
5 48 (42.48%) Selenium
6 42 (37.17%) QA
7 41 (36.28%) Java
8 36 (31.86%) TDD
8 36 (31.86%) C#
8 36 (31.86%) HTML
9 31 (27.43%) Test Automation
9 31 (27.43%) SpecFlow
10 29 (25.66%) Git (software)
10 29 (25.66%) CSS
11 28 (24.78%) Jenkins
12 26 (23.01%) Web Services
12 26 (23.01%) JavaScript
13 25 (22.12%) OO
13 25 (22.12%) JIRA
14 24 (21.24%) Ruby
14 24 (21.24%) PHP
15 23 (20.35%) WebDriver
15 23 (20.35%) HTML5
16 22 (19.47%) Finance
17 21 (18.58%) JSON
18 20 (17.70%) .NET
18 20 (17.70%) XML
18 20 (17.70%) AngularJS
19 19 (16.81%) E-Commerce
19 19 (16.81%) Subversion

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (7.96%) Confluence
1 9 (7.96%) Drupal
2 8 (7.08%) Node.js
3 7 (6.19%) Apache
4 5 (4.42%) CMS
5 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.77%) IIS
6 2 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.77%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.77%) SMTP
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
2 2 (1.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.62%) MySQL
3 10 (8.85%) Redis
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.77%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.77%) Riak
8 2 (1.77%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (1.77%) DTS
8 2 (1.77%) DB2
8 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.77%) BigTable
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 70 (61.95%) Cucumber
2 48 (42.48%) Selenium
3 31 (27.43%) SpecFlow
4 29 (25.66%) Git (software)
5 28 (24.78%) Jenkins
6 25 (22.12%) JIRA
7 23 (20.35%) WebDriver
8 19 (16.81%) Subversion
9 17 (15.04%) Behat
10 16 (14.16%) JMeter
11 13 (11.50%) Maven
12 10 (8.85%) JBehave
13 9 (7.96%) NUnit
13 9 (7.96%) Visual Studio
14 8 (7.08%) JUnit
15 7 (6.19%) TeamCity
16 6 (5.31%) RSpec
16 6 (5.31%) Rhino Mocks
16 6 (5.31%) Moq
16 6 (5.31%) Appium
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 5 (4.42%) Back Office
3 5 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Marketing
4 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (34.51%) Developer
2 27 (23.89%) Analyst
3 20 (17.70%) Tester
4 18 (15.93%) Test Analyst
5 14 (12.39%) Automation Tester
6 11 (9.73%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (9.73%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.85%) Test Engineer
8 9 (7.96%) Drupal Developer
9 8 (7.08%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Business Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) QA Engineer
11 6 (5.31%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (5.31%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) Senior Automation Tester
11 6 (5.31%) Senior Tester
11 6 (5.31%) .NET Developer
11 6 (5.31%) Automated Test Engineer
12 5 (4.42%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (31.86%) HTML
2 29 (25.66%) CSS
3 26 (23.01%) Web Services
4 23 (20.35%) HTML5
5 21 (18.58%) JSON
6 20 (17.70%) .NET
6 20 (17.70%) XML
6 20 (17.70%) AngularJS
7 18 (15.93%) CSS3
8 17 (15.04%) jQuery
9 13 (11.50%) RESTful
10 12 (10.62%) ASP.NET
11 11 (9.73%) Ajax
11 11 (9.73%) Symfony
12 10 (8.85%) LAMP
13 9 (7.96%) Drush
14 8 (7.08%) REST
14 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (6.19%) JSP
15 7 (6.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.19%) Open Source
3 5 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.42%) Derivative
4 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.65%) Equities
5 3 (2.65%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.65%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.77%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.77%) Blog
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.77%) DTV
6 2 (1.77%) W3C
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.88%) IPTV
7 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Linux
2 9 (7.96%) Windows
3 8 (7.08%) Android
3 8 (7.08%) UNIX
4 5 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (62.83%) BDD
3 54 (47.79%) Scrum
4 36 (31.86%) TDD
5 31 (27.43%) Test Automation
6 25 (22.12%) OO
7 19 (16.81%) E-Commerce
7 19 (16.81%) Test Scripting
7 19 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (15.04%) Software Testing
9 13 (11.50%) Software Engineering
9 13 (11.50%) User Stories
10 11 (9.73%) OOP
10 11 (9.73%) Kanban
10 11 (9.73%) DevOps
11 10 (8.85%) MVC
12 9 (7.96%) OOD
12 9 (7.96%) SOA
12 9 (7.96%) Automation Testing
13 8 (7.08%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.28%) Java
2 36 (31.86%) C#
3 26 (23.01%) JavaScript
4 24 (21.24%) Ruby
4 24 (21.24%) PHP
5 16 (14.16%) SQL
6 7 (6.19%) Scala
7 4 (3.54%) XPath
7 4 (3.54%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.65%) Python
9 2 (1.77%) F#
9 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.77%) VB
9 2 (1.77%) Perl
9 2 (1.77%) VBA
9 2 (1.77%) VB6
10 1 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Degree
2 6 (5.31%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.31%) ISEB
3 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.88%) IIBA
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (37.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) Varnish
2 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) Puppet
2 9 (7.96%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.77%) Zend
2 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
2 2 (1.77%) Adobe
2 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle
3 1 (0.88%) VMware
3 1 (0.88%) Reuters
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