The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin 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 Gherkin over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 140 148 139
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 11 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.43% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 1.74% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 1
Median daily rate £388 £450 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +40.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.85% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
945 1036 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.46% 24.49% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 670 472
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Gherkin
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 Gherkin within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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 -10 8 £388 -13.88% 3
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £313 - 2
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (75.00%) BDD
3 7 (58.33%) jQuery
3 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) CSS
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 5 (41.67%) C#
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
5 5 (41.67%) NHibernate
5 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (41.67%) QA
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (25.00%) JIRA
7 3 (25.00%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) PHP
8 2 (16.67%) OO
8 2 (16.67%) CRM
8 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (16.67%) ERP

Gherkin
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 2 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) QGIS
2 1 (8.33%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Grunt
4 2 (16.67%) gulp
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior C# Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior SQL Developer
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) HTML Developer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) jQuery
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
2 5 (41.67%) NHibernate
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (8.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) BDD
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Web Development
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe