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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 225 254 258
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 22 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.19% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.70% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 5
Median daily rate £488 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
England

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
2024 2566 2289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.50% 26.92% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1653 1384
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 74 39
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.40 £15.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 7 £500 +3.89%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £386 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 -
Hampshire +21 3 £500 +35.13%
Berkshire +6 3 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £525 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (64.15%) Java
3 31 (58.49%) BDD
4 30 (56.60%) Selenium
5 28 (52.83%) Scrum
5 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
6 23 (43.40%) User Stories
7 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
8 20 (37.74%) Automated Testing
8 20 (37.74%) Unit Testing
9 19 (35.85%) QA
10 16 (30.19%) JIRA
10 16 (30.19%) Groovy
11 13 (24.53%) Software Engineering
11 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
11 13 (24.53%) RESTful
11 13 (24.53%) Scala
11 13 (24.53%) Defect Management
12 12 (22.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (22.64%) Confluence
12 12 (22.64%) Kanban
12 12 (22.64%) SoapUI
12 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (20.75%) Usability Testing
13 11 (20.75%) API Testing
13 11 (20.75%) Security Testing
13 11 (20.75%) Atlassian
13 11 (20.75%) C#
13 11 (20.75%) Web Services
14 10 (18.87%) Exploratory Testing

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 (22.64%) Confluence
2 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) Apache
3 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.89%) GemFire
5 1 (1.89%) JBoss
5 1 (1.89%) nginx
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) Force.com
1 2 (3.77%) GitHub
2 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) AMQP
2 1 (1.89%) SSL
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) HBase
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Selenium
2 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
3 16 (30.19%) JIRA
4 12 (22.64%) SoapUI
5 8 (15.09%) WebDriver
6 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
7 6 (11.32%) Appium
8 5 (9.43%) Calabash
8 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
8 5 (9.43%) Subversion
9 4 (7.55%) Capybara
9 4 (7.55%) SpecFlow
9 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
10 3 (5.66%) Gradle
10 3 (5.66%) JUnit
11 2 (3.77%) Checkstyle
11 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
11 2 (3.77%) FitNesse
11 2 (3.77%) JMeter
General
1 5 (9.43%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Tester
2 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Automation Tester
3 10 (18.87%) Test Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Developer in Test
5 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
6 7 (13.21%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) QA Tester
7 5 (9.43%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Java Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) QA Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) RESTful
2 11 (20.75%) Web Services
3 8 (15.09%) XML
4 7 (13.21%) JSON
5 6 (11.32%) .NET
6 5 (9.43%) REST
7 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
7 4 (7.55%) CSS
7 4 (7.55%) HTML
7 4 (7.55%) Spring
8 2 (3.77%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (3.77%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
8 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.77%) Java EE
8 2 (3.77%) JPA
8 2 (3.77%) jQuery
8 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.77%) SOAP
9 1 (1.89%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.55%) IVR
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Android
1 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) BDD
3 28 (52.83%) Scrum
4 23 (43.40%) User Stories
5 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
6 20 (37.74%) Automated Testing
6 20 (37.74%) Unit Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Defect Management
7 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Software Engineering
8 12 (22.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (22.64%) Kanban
9 11 (20.75%) API Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Security Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Usability Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Automation Testing
12 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (64.15%) Java
2 16 (30.19%) Groovy
3 13 (24.53%) Scala
4 11 (20.75%) C#
5 8 (15.09%) Ruby
6 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.43%) Python
6 5 (9.43%) SQL
7 4 (7.55%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) Apex Code
8 2 (3.77%) C
9 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.89%) Haskell
9 1 (1.89%) Perl
9 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) QA
2 7 (13.21%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Grafana
2 1 (1.89%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.66%) Avaya
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe
4 1 (1.89%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.89%) webMethods
4 1 (1.89%) Xamarin
West Malling, Kent
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago