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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 242 233 222
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 21 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.066% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.27% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.15% -
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
2415 2230 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.67% 24.44% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1258 1093
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 57 99
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £19.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
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 30 June 2015. 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
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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
Hampshire +9 16 £373 +24.16% 2
Berkshire +4 5 £350 - 5
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 26 (74.29%) Java
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (62.86%) Selenium
4 19 (54.29%) BDD
4 19 (54.29%) TDD
5 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
6 17 (48.57%) E-Commerce
6 17 (48.57%) Cucumber
7 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
8 13 (37.14%) Web Services
8 13 (37.14%) SQL
9 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
9 12 (34.29%) Waterfall
10 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (28.57%) Maven
11 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
11 10 (28.57%) JUnit
11 10 (28.57%) Oracle
12 9 (25.71%) WebLogic
12 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
12 9 (25.71%) XML
12 9 (25.71%) ISEB
12 9 (25.71%) Scrum
12 9 (25.71%) Spring
12 9 (25.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
12 9 (25.71%) Gerrit
12 9 (25.71%) Automation Testing
13 8 (22.86%) WebDriver

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 9 (25.71%) WebLogic
2 6 (17.14%) Confluence
3 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) DB2
1 3 (8.57%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (62.86%) Selenium
2 17 (48.57%) Cucumber
3 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 10 (28.57%) JUnit
3 10 (28.57%) Maven
4 9 (25.71%) Gerrit
5 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
6 6 (17.14%) JIRA
7 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 4 (11.43%) Ant
9 3 (8.57%) Subversion
9 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
9 3 (8.57%) JBehave
10 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
11 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
11 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (11.43%) Legal
2 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Analyst
2 18 (51.43%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Regression Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) Web Services
2 9 (25.71%) XML
2 9 (25.71%) Spring
2 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
3 6 (17.14%) Hibernate
4 4 (11.43%) JAXB
4 4 (11.43%) HTML
5 3 (8.57%) J2EE
5 3 (8.57%) Flash
5 3 (8.57%) RESTful
5 3 (8.57%) Ajax
6 2 (5.71%) JSTL
6 2 (5.71%) Struts
6 2 (5.71%) JMS
6 2 (5.71%) JSP
7 1 (2.86%) SOAP
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (54.29%) TDD
2 19 (54.29%) BDD
3 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
4 17 (48.57%) E-Commerce
5 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (34.29%) Waterfall
7 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (25.71%) Automation Testing
8 9 (25.71%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
11 5 (14.29%) User Stories
11 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (11.43%) Kanban
13 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
13 3 (8.57%) System Testing
13 3 (8.57%) Document Management
13 3 (8.57%) Coaching
14 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) Java
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) C#
6 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) ISEB
1 9 (25.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.86%) SAP