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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 193 208 219
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 65 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.38% 2.20% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 9
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £317 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
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
1209 908 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.29% 10.64% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 507 491
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 57
Average hourly rate £35.25 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £17.96 £22.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
Hampshire +26 51 £341 +5.00% 12
Surrey +2 7 £500 +33.33% 1
Berkshire -7 5 £525 +23.52% 5
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cucumber
England

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 112 (80.58%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (64.03%) Jenkins
3 84 (60.43%) Scrum
4 71 (51.08%) Java
5 70 (50.36%) Puppet
6 62 (44.60%) Selenium
7 61 (43.88%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (42.45%) Web Services
9 52 (37.41%) BDD
10 48 (34.53%) Vagrant
11 46 (33.09%) TDD
11 46 (33.09%) Maven
12 44 (31.65%) RESTful
13 37 (26.62%) Test Automation
13 37 (26.62%) JUnit
14 35 (25.18%) JIRA
15 33 (23.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 33 (23.74%) DevOps
16 31 (22.30%) QA
16 31 (22.30%) Spring
16 31 (22.30%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (17.99%) FitNesse
17 25 (17.99%) JavaScript
17 25 (17.99%) Eclipse
18 24 (17.27%) Configuration Management
18 24 (17.27%) Mockito
19 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
19 23 (16.55%) Ruby
20 22 (15.83%) Internet
20 22 (15.83%) Hibernate

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (11.51%) Apache
2 12 (8.63%) Apache Solr
3 10 (7.19%) Tomcat
4 9 (6.47%) Confluence
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (2.16%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) MS Office
1 4 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.44%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.30%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.95%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (12.95%) Amazon S3
3 15 (10.79%) SaaS
4 3 (2.16%) PaaS
4 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.16%) IaaS
5 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.44%) Heroku
5 2 (1.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.83%) Internet
2 3 (2.16%) DAB
3 2 (1.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.11%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.32%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.88%) Hazelcast
5 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) Redis
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 89 (64.03%) Jenkins
2 62 (44.60%) Selenium
3 46 (33.09%) Maven
4 37 (26.62%) JUnit
5 35 (25.18%) JIRA
6 33 (23.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (17.99%) FitNesse
7 25 (17.99%) Eclipse
8 24 (17.27%) Mockito
9 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
10 22 (15.83%) SoapUI
11 20 (14.39%) SpecFlow
12 18 (12.95%) JMeter
13 16 (11.51%) RSpec
14 10 (7.19%) LoadRunner
14 10 (7.19%) Subversion
15 9 (6.47%) WebDriver
16 7 (5.04%) TeamCity
17 5 (3.60%) Zephyr
17 5 (3.60%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.44%) Advertising
2 2 (1.44%) Games
3 1 (0.72%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (33.09%) Developer
2 32 (23.02%) Analyst
2 32 (23.02%) Test Analyst
3 19 (13.67%) Java Developer
4 18 (12.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (12.23%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (12.23%) Architect
6 15 (10.79%) Tester
7 13 (9.35%) Automation Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Automation Tester
8 12 (8.63%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 4 (2.88%) J2EE Architect
11 4 (2.88%) J2EE Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (42.45%) Web Services
2 44 (31.65%) RESTful
3 31 (22.30%) Spring
4 22 (15.83%) Hibernate
5 20 (14.39%) SOAP
6 18 (12.95%) JSON
6 18 (12.95%) Ajax
6 18 (12.95%) Spring MVC
6 18 (12.95%) JPA
7 17 (12.23%) PostGIS
7 17 (12.23%) CSS
8 16 (11.51%) .NET
9 15 (10.79%) J2EE
10 5 (3.60%) HTML
10 5 (3.60%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.60%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.60%) JTS
10 5 (3.60%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.88%) Backbone.js
11 4 (2.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Open Source
2 8 (5.76%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.88%) GIS
4 3 (2.16%) Robotics
4 3 (2.16%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.72%) Linked Data
5 1 (0.72%) iPad
5 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.67%) Linux
2 5 (3.60%) CentOS
3 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.88%) Android
4 3 (2.16%) Windows
5 2 (1.44%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (80.58%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (60.43%) Scrum
3 61 (43.88%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (37.41%) BDD
5 46 (33.09%) TDD
6 37 (26.62%) Test Automation
7 33 (23.74%) DevOps
8 24 (17.27%) Configuration Management
9 19 (13.67%) MVC
10 18 (12.95%) Kanban
11 16 (11.51%) Test Scripting
12 15 (10.79%) Test Strategy
13 11 (7.91%) Software Engineering
13 11 (7.91%) Web Development
14 10 (7.19%) E-Commerce
14 10 (7.19%) Automation Testing
15 8 (5.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (5.76%) Performance Testing
16 7 (5.04%) Integration Testing
16 7 (5.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 71 (51.08%) Java
2 25 (17.99%) JavaScript
3 23 (16.55%) Ruby
4 16 (11.51%) C#
4 16 (11.51%) SQL
5 8 (5.76%) Python
6 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.60%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.16%) PHP
8 2 (1.44%) C
9 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) F#
9 1 (0.72%) Scala
9 1 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) ISEB
2 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.88%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (22.30%) QA
System Software
1 16 (11.51%) VirtualBox
2 11 (7.91%) Docker
3 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (50.36%) Puppet
2 48 (34.53%) Vagrant
3 5 (3.60%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.72%) yum
4 1 (0.72%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (5.76%) VMware
2 7 (5.04%) ESRI
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle
3 5 (3.60%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.60%) HP
4 1 (0.72%) EMC
4 1 (0.72%) IBM
4 1 (0.72%) Cadence
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