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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 242 249 245
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 20 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.22% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 0.88% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +1.15%
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
2393 2400 2187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.82% 25.47% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1527 1239
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 31 57
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.45 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Berkshire +3 9 £368 +5.00% 2
Hampshire +1 6 £425 +14.09%
West Sussex - 3 £475 -
East Sussex - 2 £388 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 21 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 20 (47.62%) Selenium
5 19 (45.24%) BDD
6 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
6 13 (30.95%) Java
7 12 (28.57%) CSS
7 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (28.57%) User Stories
8 11 (26.19%) SOAP
8 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
9 10 (23.81%) C#
9 10 (23.81%) Web Services
9 10 (23.81%) Ruby
9 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
10 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 9 (21.43%) XML
10 9 (21.43%) HTML
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.05%) Test Management
11 8 (19.05%) Spring
12 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 7 (16.67%) Apache
12 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
13 6 (14.29%) Node.js
13 6 (14.29%) REST
13 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
13 6 (14.29%) UML

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 7 (16.67%) Apache
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) Confluence
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Force.com
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.52%) MySQL
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 20 (47.62%) Selenium
3 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
5 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 6 (14.29%) JIRA
6 4 (9.52%) JUnit
6 4 (9.52%) Maven
7 3 (7.14%) Appium
7 3 (7.14%) CruiseControl
7 3 (7.14%) Gradle
7 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
7 3 (7.14%) Hudson
7 3 (7.14%) JMeter
7 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.14%) Subversion
7 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.76%) FindBugs
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Developer
4 10 (23.81%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Tester
6 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
7 5 (11.90%) Developer in Test
7 5 (11.90%) Test Automation Developer
8 4 (9.52%) Architect
9 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce Architect
9 3 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 3 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
9 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
10 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
10 2 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
10 2 (4.76%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) CSS
2 11 (26.19%) SOAP
3 10 (23.81%) Web Services
4 9 (21.43%) HTML
4 9 (21.43%) XML
5 8 (19.05%) Spring
6 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
7 6 (14.29%) .NET
7 6 (14.29%) jQuery
7 6 (14.29%) JSON
7 6 (14.29%) Node.js
7 6 (14.29%) REST
7 6 (14.29%) RESTful
8 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
8 4 (9.52%) Apache Commons
8 4 (9.52%) Entity Framework
8 4 (9.52%) Grails
8 4 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 19 (45.24%) BDD
4 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
5 12 (28.57%) User Stories
6 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 8 (19.05%) Test Management
8 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 6 (14.29%) UML
10 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.90%) TDD
11 4 (9.52%) Defect Management
11 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
12 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
12 3 (7.14%) OWASP
12 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.81%) C#
3 10 (23.81%) Ruby
4 6 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Groovy
5 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Apex Code
6 2 (4.76%) C
6 2 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) ISEB
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) ATG
2 4 (9.52%) hybris
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) SaltStack