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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 262 249 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.022% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.086% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£323 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2531 2335 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.05% 25.17% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1645 1319 1289
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 63
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

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 27 August 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 - 3 £325 - 3
Berkshire - 1 £250 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Surrey - 1 £320 - 1
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (73.33%) Java
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (66.67%) Selenium
3 18 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 16 (53.33%) E-Commerce
4 16 (53.33%) TDD
4 16 (53.33%) Automated Testing
4 16 (53.33%) BDD
5 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (40.00%) SQL
6 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 11 (36.67%) Web Services
8 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (30.00%) ISEB
9 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
11 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
11 7 (23.33%) Oracle
11 7 (23.33%) XML
11 7 (23.33%) JUnit
11 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
11 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (23.33%) Spring
11 7 (23.33%) Maven
11 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
11 7 (23.33%) Gerrit
11 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
12 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
1 3 (10.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Selenium
2 18 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (23.33%) Gerrit
3 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
3 7 (23.33%) JUnit
3 7 (23.33%) Maven
4 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (10.00%) Subversion
5 3 (10.00%) Ant
5 3 (10.00%) JBehave
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (13.33%) Automotive
1 4 (13.33%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
2 17 (56.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Tester
4 6 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Regression Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Web Services
2 7 (23.33%) XML
2 7 (23.33%) Spring
2 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 4 (13.33%) HTML
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE
4 3 (10.00%) Flash
4 3 (10.00%) JAXB
4 3 (10.00%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) Ajax
6 1 (3.33%) JSTL
6 1 (3.33%) jQuery
6 1 (3.33%) JMS
6 1 (3.33%) JSP
6 1 (3.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
2 16 (53.33%) E-Commerce
2 16 (53.33%) Automated Testing
2 16 (53.33%) BDD
3 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.33%) System Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Scrum
10 3 (10.00%) Document Management
10 3 (10.00%) Coaching
11 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
12 1 (3.33%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISEB
1 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
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