The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 118 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.039% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
UK

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
587 782 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.47% 30.25% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 493 376
Average daily rate £361 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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
Edinburgh - 3 £300 -
Glasgow -2 1 - -
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) Spring
4 6 (60.00%) JSF
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) JUnit
5 5 (50.00%) EJB
5 5 (50.00%) JSP
5 5 (50.00%) Servlets
5 5 (50.00%) Struts
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) J2EE
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) CRM
5 5 (50.00%) Subversion
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (50.00%) Ajax
5 5 (50.00%) Mockito
5 5 (50.00%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (50.00%) SDLC
6 4 (40.00%) BDD
6 4 (40.00%) jQuery
6 4 (40.00%) JBoss

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (40.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Alfresco
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) JUnit
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
3 5 (50.00%) Mockito
4 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (30.00%) Maven
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Artifactory
5 2 (20.00%) NUnit
6 1 (10.00%) JMeter
6 1 (10.00%) Ant
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (60.00%) Spring
1 6 (60.00%) JSF
2 5 (50.00%) EJB
2 5 (50.00%) JSP
2 5 (50.00%) Servlets
2 5 (50.00%) Struts
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) Ajax
2 5 (50.00%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) JSON
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) LINQ
6 1 (10.00%) XHTML
6 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) CRM
4 5 (50.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) Web Application Development
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
7 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) SOA
7 2 (20.00%) UML
8 1 (10.00%) ETL
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Kanban
8 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Document Management
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) DICOM
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) VMware