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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 155 148 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.054% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.48% +3.84%
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
951 822 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.35% 22.10% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 538 421
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -8 3 £425 +32.81%
Cheshire - 2 £400 - 1
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) jQuery
5 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) CSS3
6 2 (22.22%) Grunt
6 2 (22.22%) gulp
6 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
6 2 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) OO
6 2 (22.22%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce

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 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Grunt
4 2 (22.22%) gulp
5 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) HTML Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe