The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 360 389 395
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +6
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 40 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 21
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£450 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7069 7571 7513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.86% 31.23% 28.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 5470 5212
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 78 78
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.51 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.90% +7.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Gherkin
England

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 July 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 22 July 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 +14 2 £388 +19.23% 6
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 73 (81.11%) Cucumber
2 61 (67.78%) BDD
3 55 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (55.56%) TDD
5 44 (48.89%) Java
6 39 (43.33%) HTML
6 39 (43.33%) QA
7 37 (41.11%) Scrum
8 35 (38.89%) JavaScript
9 31 (34.44%) CSS
9 31 (34.44%) Selenium
10 29 (32.22%) jQuery
11 28 (31.11%) Jenkins
12 27 (30.00%) HTML5
12 27 (30.00%) C#
13 26 (28.89%) Web Services
14 25 (27.78%) CSS3
15 24 (26.67%) WebDriver
16 22 (24.44%) OO
16 22 (24.44%) Ruby
17 21 (23.33%) Ajax
18 20 (22.22%) Finance
19 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
20 18 (20.00%) Git (software)
21 17 (18.89%) SpecFlow
21 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
21 17 (18.89%) .NET
22 16 (17.78%) JSP
22 16 (17.78%) Software Testing
22 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (10.00%) CMS
2 5 (5.56%) Node.js
3 4 (4.44%) Alfresco
4 3 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.11%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.33%) CouchDB
3 3 (3.33%) Riak
3 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.33%) BigTable
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 73 (81.11%) Cucumber
2 31 (34.44%) Selenium
3 28 (31.11%) Jenkins
4 24 (26.67%) WebDriver
5 18 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 17 (18.89%) SpecFlow
7 10 (11.11%) JUnit
7 10 (11.11%) Maven
8 8 (8.89%) MSTest
8 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (8.89%) Capybara
8 8 (8.89%) Hudson
8 8 (8.89%) JIRA
9 6 (6.67%) WATIR
9 6 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
9 6 (6.67%) IntelliJ
10 4 (4.44%) Calabash
10 4 (4.44%) Jasmine
10 4 (4.44%) RSpec
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Multimedia
2 4 (4.44%) Games
2 4 (4.44%) Back Office
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Billing
4 2 (2.22%) Front Office
4 2 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (45.56%) Developer
2 26 (28.89%) Analyst
3 25 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 16 (17.78%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (13.33%) Tester
6 8 (8.89%) Automation Tester
6 8 (8.89%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.44%) Agile Tester
9 4 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.33%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.33%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) PHP Zend Developer
11 2 (2.22%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (43.33%) HTML
2 31 (34.44%) CSS
3 29 (32.22%) jQuery
4 27 (30.00%) HTML5
5 26 (28.89%) Web Services
6 25 (27.78%) CSS3
7 21 (23.33%) Ajax
8 17 (18.89%) .NET
9 16 (17.78%) JSP
9 16 (17.78%) RESTful
9 16 (17.78%) AngularJS
10 14 (15.56%) SOAP
11 13 (14.44%) XML
12 12 (13.33%) Backbone.js
13 8 (8.89%) Durandal
13 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (8.89%) Sass
13 8 (8.89%) ELMAH
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Open Source
2 10 (11.11%) Video on Demand
3 4 (4.44%) IPTV
3 4 (4.44%) Smartcard
4 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) IVR
4 3 (3.33%) Online Games
4 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.22%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Linux
2 8 (8.89%) Android
3 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.78%) BDD
2 55 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (55.56%) TDD
4 37 (41.11%) Scrum
5 22 (24.44%) OO
6 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
7 16 (17.78%) Software Testing
7 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting
8 15 (16.67%) Pair Programming
9 13 (14.44%) MVC
9 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 9 (10.00%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Dependency Injection
13 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
13 8 (8.89%) MVVM
13 8 (8.89%) Validation
13 8 (8.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 44 (48.89%) Java
2 35 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 27 (30.00%) C#
4 22 (24.44%) Ruby
5 14 (15.56%) SQL
6 9 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.56%) PHP
8 2 (2.22%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.22%) Scala
8 2 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) ISEB
2 7 (7.78%) Degree
3 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.33%) MBA
4 3 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (43.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) HP
3 2 (2.22%) Zend
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
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