The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South East region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 229 225 249
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 10 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.15% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.64% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2165 2028 2371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.18% 24.17% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 1067 1195
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 133 104
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.33 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Gherkin
England

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 24 April 2014. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -8 5 £333 -
Hampshire +8 2 £300 -7.69% 1
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 13 (72.22%) BDD
2 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (44.44%) Web Services
3 7 (38.89%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) TeamCity
3 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Maven
3 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 5 (27.78%) Alfresco
5 5 (27.78%) QA
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Spring
5 5 (27.78%) MVC
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) SOA
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) JSON
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) PowerShell

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (27.78%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Maven
1 7 (38.89%) TeamCity
1 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
1 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.11%) Ant
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (11.11%) Behat
5 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) JSON
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) REST
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (16.67%) XHTML
5 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (16.67%) CSS
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) J2EE
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
7 1 (5.56%) WCF
7 1 (5.56%) Spring Security
7 1 (5.56%) RESTful
7 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) BDD
2 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) SOA
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) Kanban
8 1 (5.56%) Document Management
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss