The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
UK / Scotland
Rank 97 118 123
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.09% 1.08% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Median daily rate £410 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
526 648 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.55% 25.13% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 352 355
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 8
Median hourly rate £52.09 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Moray - 6 £400 -
Edinburgh +16 4 £423 +11.18%
Fife - 1 £325 -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
6 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 7 (43.75%) CSS
6 7 (43.75%) HTML
6 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 7 (43.75%) JBoss
6 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 7 (43.75%) JIRA
7 6 (37.50%) Web Design
7 6 (37.50%) Pair Programming
7 6 (37.50%) Maven
7 6 (37.50%) JMS
7 6 (37.50%) SOA
7 6 (37.50%) SAML
7 6 (37.50%) JDBC
7 6 (37.50%) SOAP
7 6 (37.50%) Apache Camel
7 6 (37.50%) Play Framework
7 6 (37.50%) REST
7 6 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (37.50%) Apache CXF
7 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (37.50%) Ehcache
7 6 (37.50%) Scala
7 6 (37.50%) Front End Development

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 4 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) GIS
1 3 (18.75%) QGIS
1 3 (18.75%) Spatial Data
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
4 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 6 (37.50%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
9 1 (6.25%) MSTest
9 1 (6.25%) NUnit
9 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 1 (6.25%) Subversion
9 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 5 (31.25%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Scala Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) CSS
1 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Camel
2 6 (37.50%) Apache CXF
2 6 (37.50%) Ehcache
2 6 (37.50%) JDBC
2 6 (37.50%) JMS
2 6 (37.50%) Play Framework
2 6 (37.50%) REST
2 6 (37.50%) SAML
2 6 (37.50%) SOAP
3 5 (31.25%) J2EE
4 4 (25.00%) Java EE
4 4 (25.00%) OSGi
5 3 (18.75%) PostGIS
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) Front End Development
4 6 (37.50%) Microservices
4 6 (37.50%) Pair Programming
4 6 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (37.50%) SOA
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Web Design
5 5 (31.25%) User Stories
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Testing
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Data Validation
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Validation
8 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Scala
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP