The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
England / South East
Rank 225 238 257
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 16 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.23% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.86% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £346 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £456 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1838 2206 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.70% 26.51% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1435 1366
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 45
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
West Sussex +15 10 £538 +11.76% 1
Berkshire +8 2 £350 -
Hampshire +8 2 - - 2
Kent +1 2 £425 -5.55%
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (74.51%) Java
3 35 (68.63%) Selenium
4 29 (56.86%) Cucumber
5 28 (54.90%) Automated Testing
6 27 (52.94%) BDD
7 24 (47.06%) Scrum
8 22 (43.14%) QA
9 21 (41.18%) Test Automation
9 21 (41.18%) User Stories
10 20 (39.22%) Groovy
10 20 (39.22%) Unit Testing
11 19 (37.25%) Scala
12 16 (31.37%) Defect Management
13 15 (29.41%) SoapUI
13 15 (29.41%) C#
13 15 (29.41%) JIRA
14 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
15 13 (25.49%) Ruby
15 13 (25.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (25.49%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (23.53%) Confluence
16 12 (23.53%) API Testing
16 12 (23.53%) RESTful
16 12 (23.53%) Kanban
16 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
16 12 (23.53%) Usability Testing
16 12 (23.53%) Performance Testing
16 12 (23.53%) Security Testing
16 12 (23.53%) Atlassian

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (23.53%) Confluence
2 7 (13.73%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.76%) nginx
4 2 (3.92%) Apache
4 2 (3.92%) JBoss
4 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.96%) GemFire
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) GitHub
2 6 (11.76%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) HTTP
2 6 (11.76%) SSL
2 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
1 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.96%) HBase
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (68.63%) Selenium
2 29 (56.86%) Cucumber
3 15 (29.41%) JIRA
3 15 (29.41%) SoapUI
4 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
7 6 (11.76%) Ant
7 6 (11.76%) Appium
7 6 (11.76%) Gatling
7 6 (11.76%) Grunt
7 6 (11.76%) gulp
7 6 (11.76%) IntelliJ
7 6 (11.76%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (11.76%) Sublime Text
8 5 (9.80%) Calabash
9 4 (7.84%) Capybara
9 4 (7.84%) Subversion
10 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
10 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.80%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Developer
2 17 (33.33%) Tester
3 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) Automation Tester
4 9 (17.65%) Developer in Test
4 9 (17.65%) Test Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) QA Tester
6 7 (13.73%) Scala Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Java Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) QA Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) RESTful
1 12 (23.53%) Web Services
2 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
3 7 (13.73%) jQuery
4 6 (11.76%) CSS
4 6 (11.76%) HTML
4 6 (11.76%) JSON
4 6 (11.76%) Node.js
4 6 (11.76%) REST
4 6 (11.76%) Servlets
5 5 (9.80%) .NET
5 5 (9.80%) SOAP
5 5 (9.80%) XML
6 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.88%) Spring
8 2 (3.92%) EJB
8 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.92%) HTML5
8 2 (3.92%) J2EE
8 2 (3.92%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) IVR
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Ubuntu
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) Automated Testing
3 27 (52.94%) BDD
4 24 (47.06%) Scrum
5 21 (41.18%) Test Automation
5 21 (41.18%) User Stories
6 20 (39.22%) Unit Testing
7 16 (31.37%) Defect Management
8 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
9 13 (25.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (25.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (23.53%) API Testing
10 12 (23.53%) Kanban
10 12 (23.53%) Performance Testing
10 12 (23.53%) Security Testing
10 12 (23.53%) Usability Testing
11 11 (21.57%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (13.73%) Open Source
14 6 (11.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (74.51%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) Groovy
3 19 (37.25%) Scala
4 15 (29.41%) C#
5 13 (25.49%) Ruby
6 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
7 10 (19.61%) Python
8 6 (11.76%) Haskell
8 6 (11.76%) Perl
9 5 (9.80%) SQL
10 2 (3.92%) C++
10 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
10 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (43.14%) QA
2 6 (11.76%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Grafana
1 6 (11.76%) Kibana
2 3 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Atlassian
2 6 (11.76%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) Avaya
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) webMethods
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.96%) Xamarin