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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 142 136 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.032% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
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£450 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1030 823 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.54% 26.19% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 484 460
Average daily rate £388 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
Manchester -1 16 £450 +40.62% 5
Lancashire - 3 £500 - 1
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
2 16 (72.73%) QA
2 16 (72.73%) BDD
3 10 (45.45%) Selenium
3 10 (45.45%) User Stories
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
5 7 (31.82%) Automation Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Software Delivery
6 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 6 (27.27%) Java
6 6 (27.27%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
8 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 3 (13.64%) SOAP
9 3 (13.64%) Web Services
9 3 (13.64%) C#
9 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Scala
9 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) Open Source
9 3 (13.64%) Ruby
9 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
10 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.55%) nginx
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
4 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
6 2 (9.09%) Subversion
6 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
7 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Tester
3 7 (31.82%) QA Tester
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (13.64%) Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Scala Developer
8 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Scala Developer
8 1 (4.55%) QA Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
8 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Wiki
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
2 16 (72.73%) BDD
3 10 (45.45%) User Stories
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
5 7 (31.82%) Automation Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Software Delivery
6 6 (27.27%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Open Source
8 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
9 2 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Ruby
2 3 (13.64%) Scala
3 2 (9.09%) Groovy
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Graylog
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) SaltStack
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter
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