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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 357 371 394
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +23
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 67 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.18% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 0.57% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 18
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£425 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +27.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.15% -
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
7217 7157 7283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.94% 31.23% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5232 5147 5222
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 33 96
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 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 3 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 +2 12 £350 -8.79% 3
Croydon - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 88 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (66.94%) Cucumber
3 75 (60.48%) BDD
4 56 (45.16%) Selenium
4 56 (45.16%) Scrum
5 52 (41.94%) QA
6 48 (38.71%) Java
7 42 (33.87%) C#
8 39 (31.45%) HTML
9 37 (29.84%) TDD
10 36 (29.03%) CSS
10 36 (29.03%) SpecFlow
11 34 (27.42%) Git (software)
12 33 (26.61%) Web Services
13 32 (25.81%) JIRA
14 31 (25.00%) JavaScript
15 30 (24.19%) OO
15 30 (24.19%) HTML5
16 29 (23.39%) Test Automation
16 29 (23.39%) Jenkins
17 28 (22.58%) .NET
18 26 (20.97%) Finance
19 25 (20.16%) jQuery
20 24 (19.35%) Ruby
20 24 (19.35%) AngularJS
21 23 (18.55%) WebDriver
22 22 (17.74%) JSON
22 22 (17.74%) CSS3
23 20 (16.13%) Software Testing
23 20 (16.13%) XML

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 15 (12.10%) Confluence
2 10 (8.06%) Apache
3 9 (7.26%) Drupal
4 7 (5.65%) Node.js
5 6 (4.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (4.03%) CMS
7 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.61%) IIS
9 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.61%) GitHub
3 2 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (2.42%) HTTP
3 2 (1.61%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) SMTP
4 1 (0.81%) RTSP
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.68%) MySQL
3 10 (8.06%) Redis
4 9 (7.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.61%) DTS
9 1 (0.81%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.81%) Riak
9 1 (0.81%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 83 (66.94%) Cucumber
2 56 (45.16%) Selenium
3 36 (29.03%) SpecFlow
4 34 (27.42%) Git (software)
5 32 (25.81%) JIRA
6 29 (23.39%) Jenkins
7 23 (18.55%) WebDriver
8 17 (13.71%) Subversion
9 14 (11.29%) Behat
10 13 (10.48%) Visual Studio
11 12 (9.68%) JMeter
12 11 (8.87%) NUnit
12 11 (8.87%) JBehave
13 10 (8.06%) Maven
14 8 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (5.65%) RSpec
15 7 (5.65%) TeamCity
15 7 (5.65%) FitNesse
15 7 (5.65%) HP UFT
15 7 (5.65%) JUnit
General
1 26 (20.97%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Banking
2 6 (4.84%) Marketing
3 5 (4.03%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Back Office
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (33.87%) Developer
2 33 (26.61%) Analyst
3 20 (16.13%) Test Analyst
4 19 (15.32%) Tester
5 13 (10.48%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Automation Tester
6 11 (8.87%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Drupal Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) .NET Developer
9 8 (6.45%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.84%) Senior QA Analyst
11 6 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) QA Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (31.45%) HTML
2 36 (29.03%) CSS
3 33 (26.61%) Web Services
4 30 (24.19%) HTML5
5 28 (22.58%) .NET
6 25 (20.16%) jQuery
7 24 (19.35%) AngularJS
8 22 (17.74%) CSS3
8 22 (17.74%) JSON
9 20 (16.13%) XML
10 17 (13.71%) Ajax
10 17 (13.71%) ASP.NET
11 12 (9.68%) RESTful
12 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (8.06%) Symfony
12 10 (8.06%) JSP
12 10 (8.06%) LAMP
13 9 (7.26%) Drush
14 8 (6.45%) REST
15 6 (4.84%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.84%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.03%) Derivative
3 5 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.23%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.42%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.42%) Equities
6 2 (1.61%) IPTV
6 2 (1.61%) W3C
6 2 (1.61%) DTV
6 2 (1.61%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.61%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.61%) Wiki
6 2 (1.61%) Blog
6 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.48%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Linux
3 8 (6.45%) Android
4 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.03%) UNIX
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (60.48%) BDD
3 56 (45.16%) Scrum
4 37 (29.84%) TDD
5 30 (24.19%) OO
6 29 (23.39%) Test Automation
7 20 (16.13%) Software Testing
8 18 (14.52%) Test Scripting
8 18 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
10 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
11 14 (11.29%) SDLC
12 13 (10.48%) Kanban
12 13 (10.48%) User Stories
13 12 (9.68%) MVC
14 11 (8.87%) OOP
14 11 (8.87%) DevOps
14 11 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (8.06%) API Testing
15 10 (8.06%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (38.71%) Java
2 42 (33.87%) C#
3 31 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 24 (19.35%) Ruby
5 19 (15.32%) PHP
6 14 (11.29%) SQL
7 6 (4.84%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.84%) Scala
8 4 (3.23%) XPath
8 4 (3.23%) Groovy
9 3 (2.42%) Python
10 2 (1.61%) VBA
10 2 (1.61%) VB
10 2 (1.61%) Perl
10 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.61%) VB6
10 2 (1.61%) F#
11 1 (0.81%) C++
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.84%) ISEB
1 6 (4.84%) Degree
2 5 (4.03%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (41.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.10%) Varnish
2 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) Puppet
1 9 (7.26%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.84%) Adobe
2 6 (4.84%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.61%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (0.81%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.81%) Reuters
5 1 (0.81%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.81%) Zend
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