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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 249 241 243
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 21 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.25% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 1.05% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 4
Median daily rate £389 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £373 £370
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 - - -
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
2402 2200 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.27% 23.54% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1374 1229
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 30 46
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -5 7 £355 +1.42% 1
Hampshire -9 4 £438 +17.44% 1
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 £463 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Cucumber
3 18 (45.00%) BDD
3 18 (45.00%) Selenium
3 18 (45.00%) Scrum
4 13 (32.50%) Java
4 13 (32.50%) CSS
5 12 (30.00%) Ruby
6 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
6 11 (27.50%) SOAP
6 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (27.50%) User Stories
7 10 (25.00%) HTML
7 10 (25.00%) Web Services
8 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
9 8 (20.00%) Spring
10 7 (17.50%) Test Management
10 7 (17.50%) XML
10 7 (17.50%) C#
10 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
10 7 (17.50%) REST
11 6 (15.00%) Node.js
11 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
11 6 (15.00%) Apache
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
11 6 (15.00%) jQuery
11 6 (15.00%) JIRA
11 6 (15.00%) QA

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 6 (15.00%) Apache
1 6 (15.00%) Node.js
2 3 (7.50%) Confluence
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) Cucumber
2 18 (45.00%) Selenium
3 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
5 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.00%) JIRA
6 4 (10.00%) JUnit
6 4 (10.00%) Maven
6 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.50%) HP UFT
7 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.00%) Appium
8 2 (5.00%) Build Forge
8 2 (5.00%) Gradle
8 2 (5.00%) Hudson
8 2 (5.00%) JMeter
8 2 (5.00%) Protractor
8 2 (5.00%) Subversion
8 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Business Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 5 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Angular Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) CSS
2 11 (27.50%) SOAP
3 10 (25.00%) HTML
3 10 (25.00%) Web Services
4 8 (20.00%) Spring
5 7 (17.50%) REST
5 7 (17.50%) XML
6 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
6 6 (15.00%) jQuery
7 4 (10.00%) .NET
7 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.00%) Apache Commons
7 4 (10.00%) Grails
7 4 (10.00%) JSON
7 4 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (7.50%) Entity Framework
8 3 (7.50%) HTML5
8 3 (7.50%) RESTful
9 2 (5.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) BDD
2 18 (45.00%) Scrum
3 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
3 11 (27.50%) User Stories
4 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.50%) Test Management
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Kanban
6 5 (12.50%) UML
7 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (10.00%) TDD
7 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) Ruby
3 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.50%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Groovy
6 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) Scala
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) ATG
2 4 (10.00%) hybris
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) SaltStack