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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 242 225 224
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 14 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.14% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.61% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
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£275 £329 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% -15.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £374 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
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
2354 2144 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.75% 23.43% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1222 1008
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 120
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire 0 8 £275 -20.86%
Hampshire - 6 £388 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (70.00%) BDD
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) Selenium
4 11 (55.00%) Java
5 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (45.00%) TDD
5 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
6 8 (40.00%) Scrum
7 7 (35.00%) Web Services
7 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (30.00%) Confluence
8 6 (30.00%) C#
8 6 (30.00%) JIRA
8 6 (30.00%) QA
9 5 (25.00%) SQL
9 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
9 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
9 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (25.00%) User Stories
9 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (20.00%) Kanban
10 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
10 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 4 (20.00%) JUnit
10 4 (20.00%) XML
10 4 (20.00%) Oracle
10 4 (20.00%) Maven
10 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (30.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Selenium
2 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (30.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (20.00%) Maven
5 4 (20.00%) JUnit
5 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.00%) WATIR
6 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.00%) Gerrit
7 2 (10.00%) Ant
7 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
8 1 (5.00%) MSBuild
8 1 (5.00%) Zephyr
8 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.00%) RSpec
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Regression Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) Spring
3 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (10.00%) Ajax
4 2 (10.00%) JAXB
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware
5 1 (5.00%) JMS
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) JSP
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) Struts
5 1 (5.00%) JSTL
5 1 (5.00%) WCF
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) BDD
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (40.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) User Stories
6 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Kanban
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (10.00%) ERP
10 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.00%) MVC
10 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) F#
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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