The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 102 103 136
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +33
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 56 61 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.46% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.99% 9.50% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 3
Median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £297 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £560 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 - £34.25
Cucumber
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
467 642 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.67% 15.33% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 360 250
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £27.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber across the North West region.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 42 £388 +3.33% 15
Cheshire +9 10 £360 -21.73% 1
Merseyside +2 2 £350 +12.00% 2
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 86 (75.44%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (62.28%) TDD
3 70 (61.40%) BDD
4 57 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 51 (44.74%) Java
6 48 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (39.47%) Scrum
8 43 (37.72%) HTML
9 42 (36.84%) CSS
10 41 (35.96%) Jenkins
11 34 (29.82%) Web Development
12 33 (28.95%) JSON
12 33 (28.95%) JIRA
13 31 (27.19%) Ruby
14 30 (26.32%) SQL
14 30 (26.32%) Selenium
15 28 (24.56%) Git (software)
16 24 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (21.05%) Open Source
16 24 (21.05%) Node.js
17 23 (20.18%) jQuery
18 22 (19.30%) Test Automation
18 22 (19.30%) AngularJS
19 19 (16.67%) Sass
19 19 (16.67%) Gherkin
19 19 (16.67%) Configuration Management
20 18 (15.79%) Kanban
21 16 (14.04%) Spring
22 15 (13.16%) Maven
22 15 (13.16%) SDLC

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.53%) CMS
2 11 (9.65%) GeoServer
3 9 (7.89%) Confluence
4 8 (7.02%) Drupal
5 7 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.75%) JBoss
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.89%) Slack
3 8 (7.02%) GitHub
4 7 (6.14%) Google Analytics
5 6 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Internet
1 1 (0.88%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) MySQL
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.77%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.88%) GIS
8 1 (0.88%) Informix
8 1 (0.88%) QGIS
8 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.88%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 41 (35.96%) Jenkins
2 33 (28.95%) JIRA
3 30 (26.32%) Selenium
4 28 (24.56%) Git (software)
5 15 (13.16%) Maven
6 12 (10.53%) Gradle
6 12 (10.53%) JBehave
7 10 (8.77%) JMeter
8 8 (7.02%) JUnit
8 8 (7.02%) WebDriver
9 7 (6.14%) Bitbucket
10 6 (5.26%) PhantomJS
11 3 (2.63%) Appium
11 3 (2.63%) CocoaPods
11 3 (2.63%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.63%) Xcode
12 2 (1.75%) Ant
12 2 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.75%) TestRail
General
1 8 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Electronics
3 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (60.53%) Developer
2 18 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Senior Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Tester
4 11 (9.65%) SQL Developer
5 10 (8.77%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Automation Tester
5 10 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) C# Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior .NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior C# Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior SQL Developer
6 8 (7.02%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (37.72%) HTML
2 42 (36.84%) CSS
3 33 (28.95%) JSON
4 24 (21.05%) Node.js
5 23 (20.18%) jQuery
6 22 (19.30%) AngularJS
7 19 (16.67%) Gherkin
7 19 (16.67%) Sass
8 16 (14.04%) Spring
9 13 (11.40%) .NET
9 13 (11.40%) Ajax
9 13 (11.40%) REST
9 13 (11.40%) RESTful
10 12 (10.53%) .NET Framework
10 12 (10.53%) ASP.NET
10 12 (10.53%) CSS3
10 12 (10.53%) Entity Framework
10 12 (10.53%) HTML5
10 12 (10.53%) NHibernate
10 12 (10.53%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.63%) User Experience
3 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.88%) Fintech
3 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.88%) Telematics
3 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) Linux
2 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.75%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (75.44%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (62.28%) TDD
3 70 (61.40%) BDD
4 48 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (39.47%) Scrum
6 34 (29.82%) Web Development
7 24 (21.05%) Open Source
8 22 (19.30%) Test Automation
9 19 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 18 (15.79%) Kanban
11 15 (13.16%) SDLC
12 13 (11.40%) MVC
12 13 (11.40%) Pair Programming
13 12 (10.53%) Content Management
13 12 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
13 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce
13 12 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (9.65%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (9.65%) Migration
14 11 (9.65%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 51 (44.74%) Java
3 31 (27.19%) Ruby
4 30 (26.32%) SQL
5 14 (12.28%) Python
6 13 (11.40%) C#
7 10 (8.77%) PHP
8 3 (2.63%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.88%) Groovy
9 1 (0.88%) Scala
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.28%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) SDET
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) Ansible
2 8 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (7.02%) Puppet
3 7 (6.14%) Kibana
3 7 (6.14%) logstash
4 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (9.65%) ATG
1 11 (9.65%) ESRI
1 11 (9.65%) hybris
2 8 (7.02%) Splunk
3 7 (6.14%) Google
4 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.51%) HP
6 3 (2.63%) Apple
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Compuware
7 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle
7 1 (0.88%) Perforce
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
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