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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 357 391 393
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +2
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 63 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.17% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 0.55% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 13
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £340 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.87%
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
7422 7872 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.31% 31.32% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5323 5679 5365
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.95 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +21 2 £300 -22.58% 4
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 88 (86.27%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (62.75%) Cucumber
3 50 (49.02%) TDD
4 44 (43.14%) BDD
5 41 (40.20%) jQuery
5 41 (40.20%) Java
6 40 (39.22%) QA
7 35 (34.31%) JavaScript
7 35 (34.31%) Scrum
8 34 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 33 (32.35%) HTML
10 30 (29.41%) Selenium
11 28 (27.45%) OO
12 26 (25.49%) CSS
12 26 (25.49%) HTML5
13 25 (24.51%) Linux
14 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
15 23 (22.55%) CSS3
16 22 (21.57%) Jenkins
16 22 (21.57%) Finance
16 22 (21.57%) Python
16 22 (21.57%) MySQL
17 21 (20.59%) Ruby
17 21 (20.59%) Jasmine
17 21 (20.59%) WebDriver
18 20 (19.61%) Test Scripting
18 20 (19.61%) JSP
18 20 (19.61%) Games
19 19 (18.63%) Ajax
20 18 (17.65%) C#

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (16.67%) Apache
2 5 (4.90%) Node.js
3 3 (2.94%) Confluence
4 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.96%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.98%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) MySQL
2 16 (15.69%) Amazon Redshift
2 16 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.96%) BigTable
5 2 (1.96%) Riak
5 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.96%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 64 (62.75%) Cucumber
2 34 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 30 (29.41%) Selenium
4 22 (21.57%) Jenkins
5 21 (20.59%) Jasmine
5 21 (20.59%) WebDriver
6 17 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
7 15 (14.71%) JIRA
8 11 (10.78%) SpecFlow
9 8 (7.84%) Capybara
10 7 (6.86%) Maven
10 7 (6.86%) JUnit
11 6 (5.88%) JMeter
11 6 (5.88%) Subversion
11 6 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (4.90%) WATIR
12 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio
13 4 (3.92%) Eclipse
13 4 (3.92%) IntelliJ
13 4 (3.92%) RSpec
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 20 (19.61%) Games
3 5 (4.90%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.94%) Marketing
5 3 (2.94%) Publishing
6 2 (1.96%) Front Office
7 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (50.00%) Developer
2 24 (23.53%) Analyst
3 23 (22.55%) Test Analyst
4 20 (19.61%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (13.73%) Python Developer
6 13 (12.75%) Tester
7 10 (9.80%) Python/Django Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Test Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (6.86%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.90%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.92%) Agile Tester
12 3 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.94%) PHP Developer
13 2 (1.96%) Web Developer
13 2 (1.96%) Manual Test Analyst
13 2 (1.96%) Automated Tester
13 2 (1.96%) Test Leader
14 1 (0.98%) Automation Analyst
14 1 (0.98%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (40.20%) jQuery
2 33 (32.35%) HTML
3 26 (25.49%) CSS
3 26 (25.49%) HTML5
4 23 (22.55%) CSS3
5 20 (19.61%) JSP
6 19 (18.63%) Ajax
7 16 (15.69%) Web Services
7 16 (15.69%) Django
8 15 (14.71%) AngularJS
9 14 (13.73%) Backbone.js
10 10 (9.80%) Sass
11 9 (8.82%) XML
12 8 (7.84%) SOAP
12 8 (7.84%) RESTful
13 7 (6.86%) REST
14 6 (5.88%) .NET
15 5 (4.90%) Spring
16 4 (3.92%) J2EE
16 4 (3.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Open Source
1 14 (13.73%) Digital Media
2 4 (3.92%) Online Games
2 4 (3.92%) Video on Demand
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) W3C
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.98%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) IPTV
5 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.51%) Linux
2 8 (7.84%) Windows
3 5 (4.90%) Android
4 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (86.27%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.02%) TDD
3 44 (43.14%) BDD
4 35 (34.31%) Scrum
5 28 (27.45%) OO
6 20 (19.61%) Test Scripting
7 15 (14.71%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.75%) Pair Programming
9 12 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 11 (10.78%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.84%) MVC
11 8 (7.84%) Software Testing
12 7 (6.86%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (5.88%) OOP
13 6 (5.88%) SOA
13 6 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (4.90%) Agile Testing
14 5 (4.90%) User Stories
14 5 (4.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 41 (40.20%) Java
2 35 (34.31%) JavaScript
3 22 (21.57%) Python
4 21 (20.59%) Ruby
5 18 (17.65%) C#
6 15 (14.71%) SQL
7 8 (7.84%) PHP
8 6 (5.88%) Scala
9 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.98%) Groovy
10 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) ISEB
2 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (39.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Ansible
2 1 (0.98%) logstash
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.92%) Google
3 1 (0.98%) New Relic
3 1 (0.98%) Telerik
3 1 (0.98%) Zend
3 1 (0.98%) HP
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago