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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 359 392 375
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -17
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 43 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.14% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.45% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 9
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £299 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
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
6901 7306 6635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.83% 30.02% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5275 5295 4834
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 67
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +15 7 £375 +7.14% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 87 (83.65%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (54.81%) Cucumber
3 50 (48.08%) TDD
4 46 (44.23%) Java
5 45 (43.27%) jQuery
6 43 (41.35%) BDD
7 42 (40.38%) Selenium
8 35 (33.65%) Scrum
9 33 (31.73%) JavaScript
9 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
10 32 (30.77%) HTML
11 30 (28.85%) Python
11 30 (28.85%) Jasmine
12 29 (27.88%) Linux
12 29 (27.88%) QA
13 27 (25.96%) WebDriver
14 26 (25.00%) OO
14 26 (25.00%) MySQL
15 24 (23.08%) Games
15 24 (23.08%) HTML5
15 24 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
16 23 (22.12%) Test Automation
17 22 (21.15%) Apache
17 22 (21.15%) CSS
18 21 (20.19%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (20.19%) Django
18 21 (20.19%) Karma Test Runner
18 21 (20.19%) Amazon Redshift
19 20 (19.23%) JIRA
19 20 (19.23%) Web Services

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 22 (21.15%) Apache
2 7 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.81%) Node.js
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.96%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) AMQP
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.00%) MySQL
2 21 (20.19%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (20.19%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.92%) DB2
5 2 (1.92%) BigTable
5 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.92%) Riak
5 2 (1.92%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.92%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (54.81%) Cucumber
2 42 (40.38%) Selenium
3 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
4 30 (28.85%) Jasmine
5 27 (25.96%) WebDriver
6 21 (20.19%) Karma Test Runner
7 20 (19.23%) JIRA
8 16 (15.38%) Jenkins
9 11 (10.58%) Subversion
9 11 (10.58%) JMeter
10 10 (9.62%) SpecFlow
11 8 (7.69%) Maven
12 7 (6.73%) Hudson
13 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (4.81%) SoapUI
13 5 (4.81%) Behat
14 4 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (3.85%) JUnit
14 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
14 4 (3.85%) Gradle
General
1 24 (23.08%) Games
2 16 (15.38%) Finance
3 12 (11.54%) Banking
4 9 (8.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Marketing
5 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
5 2 (1.92%) Front Office
5 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (49.04%) Developer
2 19 (18.27%) Python Developer
3 18 (17.31%) Analyst
3 18 (17.31%) Test Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) Python/Django Developer
4 14 (13.46%) Tester
5 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 13 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (9.62%) Automation Tester
7 8 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) PHP Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
12 3 (2.88%) LAMP Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Automated Tester
12 3 (2.88%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.88%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (43.27%) jQuery
2 32 (30.77%) HTML
3 24 (23.08%) HTML5
4 22 (21.15%) CSS
5 21 (20.19%) Django
6 20 (19.23%) Web Services
7 17 (16.35%) CSS3
8 16 (15.38%) Ajax
9 14 (13.46%) JSP
10 12 (11.54%) AngularJS
11 11 (10.58%) Backbone.js
12 10 (9.62%) SOAP
12 10 (9.62%) RESTful
13 9 (8.65%) XML
14 8 (7.69%) Spring
14 8 (7.69%) Sass
15 7 (6.73%) REST
16 6 (5.77%) .NET
17 5 (4.81%) JSON
18 4 (3.85%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Digital Media
2 9 (8.65%) Open Source
3 4 (3.85%) W3C
3 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.92%) Online Games
4 2 (1.92%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.88%) Linux
2 9 (8.65%) Windows
3 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.85%) UNIX
5 3 (2.88%) Android
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Phone
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (83.65%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (48.08%) TDD
3 43 (41.35%) BDD
4 35 (33.65%) Scrum
5 26 (25.00%) OO
6 23 (22.12%) Test Automation
7 19 (18.27%) Test Scripting
8 15 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (13.46%) Automated Testing
10 13 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
12 11 (10.58%) OOP
13 9 (8.65%) MVC
13 9 (8.65%) SOA
14 7 (6.73%) Kanban
14 7 (6.73%) Pair Programming
15 5 (4.81%) Coaching
16 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
16 4 (3.85%) Mentoring
16 4 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) Java
2 33 (31.73%) JavaScript
3 30 (28.85%) Python
4 20 (19.23%) C#
5 16 (15.38%) SQL
5 16 (15.38%) Ruby
6 13 (12.50%) PHP
7 12 (11.54%) Scala
8 5 (4.81%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.96%) Groovy
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) ISTQB
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) ISEB
2 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.88%) Puppet
2 3 (2.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.96%) logstash
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.81%) Google
3 1 (0.96%) New Relic
3 1 (0.96%) HP
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle
3 1 (0.96%) Telerik
3 1 (0.96%) VMware
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