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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 232 244 228
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 21 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 0.48% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 5
Average daily rate £373 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £310 £329
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
2205 2273 1985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.77% 24.45% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1307 1080
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 62
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £32.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £17.75 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +11 11 £360 +40.48%
Kent - 5 £450 -
West Sussex - 3 £450 -
Hampshire -1 2 £370 -7.50%
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) Cucumber
3 18 (47.37%) Ruby
3 18 (47.37%) Selenium
4 16 (42.11%) BDD
5 15 (39.47%) Java
5 15 (39.47%) SpecFlow
6 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
6 12 (31.58%) Web Services
6 12 (31.58%) SOAP
7 11 (28.95%) C#
7 11 (28.95%) Scrum
7 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
8 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Automated Testing
9 9 (23.68%) JIRA
9 9 (23.68%) QA
9 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
10 8 (21.05%) REST
10 8 (21.05%) Finance
10 8 (21.05%) SQL
10 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
10 8 (21.05%) TeamCity
11 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
11 7 (18.42%) Spring
11 7 (18.42%) HTML
11 7 (18.42%) XML
11 7 (18.42%) CSS
11 7 (18.42%) TDD

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (13.16%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) Node.js
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) Cucumber
2 18 (47.37%) Selenium
3 15 (39.47%) SpecFlow
4 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 9 (23.68%) JIRA
6 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
6 8 (21.05%) TeamCity
7 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
9 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
10 4 (10.53%) JUnit
10 4 (10.53%) Maven
10 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
11 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
11 3 (7.89%) Subversion
11 3 (7.89%) WATIR
12 2 (5.26%) Appium
12 2 (5.26%) Build Forge
12 2 (5.26%) JMeter
13 1 (2.63%) Mockito
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Automation Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Python Software Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Manual Tester
7 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) SOAP
1 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 8 (21.05%) REST
3 7 (18.42%) CSS
3 7 (18.42%) HTML
3 7 (18.42%) Spring
3 7 (18.42%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 5 (13.16%) Grails
4 5 (13.16%) jQuery
4 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (10.53%) Apache Commons
5 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 4 (10.53%) JSON
5 4 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (7.89%) HTML5
7 2 (5.26%) J2EE
7 2 (5.26%) JAX-WS
7 2 (5.26%) JMS
7 2 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) BDD
3 11 (28.95%) Scrum
3 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 10 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
6 7 (18.42%) SDLC
6 7 (18.42%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.16%) Kanban
8 5 (13.16%) User Stories
9 4 (10.53%) Coaching
9 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Ruby
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 11 (28.95%) C#
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.53%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) ATG
2 4 (10.53%) hybris
3 2 (5.26%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe