The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 171 222 234
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +12
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 76 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.42% 2.32% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 12
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£330 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Cucumber
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1024 907 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.03% 10.52% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 553 499
Average daily rate £363 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 45
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cucumber
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber across the South East region.

Cucumber Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
Hampshire +52 67 £315 -10.00% 8
Berkshire -5 4 £525 +31.25%
Oxfordshire - 3 £413 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 - 4
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber.

1 81 (85.26%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (67.37%) Jenkins
3 58 (61.05%) Scrum
3 58 (61.05%) Web Services
4 49 (51.58%) Puppet
5 44 (46.32%) Java
6 42 (44.21%) RESTful
7 38 (40.00%) Maven
7 38 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (37.89%) Selenium
9 32 (33.68%) JIRA
9 32 (33.68%) Vagrant
10 30 (31.58%) BDD
10 30 (31.58%) TDD
11 29 (30.53%) Test Automation
11 29 (30.53%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (28.42%) Eclipse
13 26 (27.37%) JUnit
14 25 (26.32%) FitNesse
15 22 (23.16%) SOAP
16 21 (22.11%) Apache
16 21 (22.11%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (21.05%) Spring
18 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
18 19 (20.00%) Internet
18 19 (20.00%) SoapUI
18 19 (20.00%) DevOps
19 18 (18.95%) Git (software)
19 18 (18.95%) J2EE
19 18 (18.95%) QA

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (22.11%) Apache
2 12 (12.63%) Apache Solr
3 7 (7.37%) Confluence
3 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.26%) Node.js
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Office
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.11%) Mingle
2 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (30.53%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (14.74%) SaaS
3 13 (13.68%) Amazon S3
4 10 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.11%) Heroku
5 2 (2.11%) GitHub
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.11%) DAB
2 2 (2.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.11%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.11%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.05%) DB2
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 64 (67.37%) Jenkins
2 38 (40.00%) Maven
3 36 (37.89%) Selenium
4 32 (33.68%) JIRA
5 27 (28.42%) Eclipse
6 26 (27.37%) JUnit
7 25 (26.32%) FitNesse
8 19 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 18 (18.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (18.95%) Git (software)
10 16 (16.84%) SpecFlow
11 14 (14.74%) Mockito
12 13 (13.68%) JMeter
13 12 (12.63%) Subversion
14 11 (11.58%) RSpec
15 8 (8.42%) LoadRunner
16 7 (7.37%) WebDriver
17 5 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
18 4 (4.21%) Grunt
19 3 (3.16%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2 (2.11%) Retail
2 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Developer
2 23 (24.21%) Analyst
2 23 (24.21%) Test Analyst
3 19 (20.00%) Architect
4 18 (18.95%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (13.68%) Java Developer
6 10 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) J2EE Architect
8 5 (5.26%) J2EE Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 2 (2.11%) QA Engineer
11 2 (2.11%) Senior Test Analyst
11 2 (2.11%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (61.05%) Web Services
2 42 (44.21%) RESTful
3 22 (23.16%) SOAP
4 20 (21.05%) Spring
5 18 (18.95%) J2EE
6 17 (17.89%) PostGIS
7 14 (14.74%) .NET
7 14 (14.74%) CSS
8 13 (13.68%) Hibernate
8 13 (13.68%) JSON
9 12 (12.63%) Ajax
10 10 (10.53%) Spring MVC
10 10 (10.53%) JPA
11 6 (6.32%) HTML
12 5 (5.26%) .NET Framework
12 5 (5.26%) JTS
12 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
13 4 (4.21%) jQuery
13 4 (4.21%) HTML5
13 4 (4.21%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Open Source
2 6 (6.32%) GIS
3 3 (3.16%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.05%) iPhone
4 1 (1.05%) iPad
4 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.63%) Linux
2 4 (4.21%) CentOS
3 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.11%) UNIX
4 1 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (85.26%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (61.05%) Scrum
3 38 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (31.58%) BDD
4 30 (31.58%) TDD
5 29 (30.53%) Test Automation
6 19 (20.00%) DevOps
7 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
8 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
9 11 (11.58%) User Stories
9 11 (11.58%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering
10 10 (10.53%) MVC
10 10 (10.53%) Data Transformation
11 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
11 8 (8.42%) Kanban
12 7 (7.37%) Web Development
12 7 (7.37%) Manual Testing
13 5 (5.26%) Performance Testing
13 5 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.32%) Java
2 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.95%) Ruby
4 16 (16.84%) SQL
5 7 (7.37%) Python
5 7 (7.37%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.32%) C#
6 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.05%) Groovy
8 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) ISEB
2 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.95%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) VirtualBox
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.32%) Docker
3 3 (3.16%) vCloud
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 49 (51.58%) Puppet
2 32 (33.68%) Vagrant
3 5 (5.26%) WebInspect
4 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.05%) YUM
5 1 (1.05%) Capistrano
5 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) VMware
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 7 (7.37%) ESRI
4 5 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (3.16%) EMC
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.11%) ATG
6 2 (2.11%) hybris
6 2 (2.11%) Demandware
7 1 (1.05%) Twitter
7 1 (1.05%) Akamai
7 1 (1.05%) Cadence
7 1 (1.05%) Google
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago