The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 223 298 365
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +67
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 526 314 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.25% 5.02% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 249 178
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Cucumber Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cucumber
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cucumber within the UK.

Cucumber Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cucumber
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Cucumber Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cucumber
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber within the UK.

Cucumber Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cucumber
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
England +69 491 £400 - 141
London +60 354 £425 +6.25% 93
City of London +35 59 £450 +12.50% 24
South East +34 57 £335 -16.25% 14
Hampshire +35 46 £315 -7.35% 7
Southampton +24 37 £314 -7.72% 4
Scotland +5 22 £375 +6.38% 2
Yorkshire +14 21 £340 +25.34% 10
South West -19 16 £363 +3.57% 7
West Yorkshire +14 14 £453 +66.82% 5
North West -3 13 £350 +7.69% 7
East of England -18 12 £400 - 5
Leeds +9 11 £453 +66.82% 4
Manchester -6 11 £338 +3.84%
East Midlands +5 10 £335 -13.54% 4
Glasgow -6 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
West Lothian +8 7 £375 +6.99%
Hertfordshire -10 7 £400 - 2
Wales -7 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Berkshire +1 5 £488 +21.87% 2
South Wales -2 5 £313 +4.16% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £425 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £225 - 3
Cambridge - 5 £425 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £313 - 1
Edinburgh -13 4 £425 +20.56% 1
Bristol -17 4 £375 +7.14% 6
Northampton - 4 £225 - 2

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber.

1 643 (62.85%) Java
2 573 (56.01%) BDD
3 572 (55.91%) TDD
4 511 (49.95%) Selenium
5 489 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
6 458 (44.77%) Ruby
7 412 (40.27%) Scrum
8 356 (34.80%) Test Automation
9 304 (29.72%) QA
10 279 (27.27%) JavaScript
11 272 (26.59%) WebDriver
12 265 (25.90%) Continuous Integration
13 240 (23.46%) Jenkins
14 239 (23.36%) Web Services
15 217 (21.21%) HTML
16 195 (19.06%) XML
17 193 (18.87%) SQL
18 174 (17.01%) Git (software)
19 166 (16.23%) CSS
20 159 (15.54%) JUnit
21 145 (14.17%) OO
22 143 (13.98%) Spring
23 140 (13.69%) Linux
24 139 (13.59%) Open Source
25 134 (13.10%) Automated Testing
26 132 (12.90%) Test Scripting
27 128 (12.51%) JSON
28 127 (12.41%) RESTful
29 124 (12.12%) JBehave
30 123 (12.02%) Maven

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cucumber 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 Cucumber. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 49 (4.79%) Node.js
2 47 (4.59%) Tomcat
3 35 (3.42%) Apache
4 27 (2.64%) CMS
5 26 (2.54%) Adobe CQ
6 13 (1.27%) Confluence
7 11 (1.08%) Apache Solr
7 11 (1.08%) Jetty
7 11 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.78%) nginx
10 7 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.59%) Alfresco
11 6 (0.59%) WordPress
12 5 (0.49%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.49%) Mule
13 4 (0.39%) Drupal
13 4 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.29%) OpenCms
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 16 (1.56%) Photoshop
2 14 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.78%) MS Office
5 4 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.20%) Mingle
7 1 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 24 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.47%) GitHub
5 12 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
6 11 (1.08%) SaaS
6 11 (1.08%) Heroku
7 7 (0.68%) Route 53
8 5 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.20%) PaaS
11 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.99%) HTTP
2 29 (2.83%) Internet
3 11 (1.08%) SSH
4 7 (0.68%) DNS
4 7 (0.68%) DHCP
4 7 (0.68%) Firewall
5 4 (0.39%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.29%) SSL
7 2 (0.20%) AMQP
8 1 (0.098%) LDAP
8 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (7.53%) MongoDB
1 77 (7.53%) NoSQL
2 71 (6.94%) MySQL
3 43 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (3.13%) Big Data
5 27 (2.64%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.54%) SQL Server
7 16 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 16 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.08%) Redis
9 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.49%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.39%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.39%) SQL Navigator
12 4 (0.39%) HBase
13 3 (0.29%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.29%) Riak
13 3 (0.29%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 511 (49.95%) Selenium
2 272 (26.59%) WebDriver
3 240 (23.46%) Jenkins
4 174 (17.01%) Git (software)
5 159 (15.54%) JUnit
6 124 (12.12%) JBehave
7 123 (12.02%) Maven
8 121 (11.83%) Hudson
9 120 (11.73%) RSpec
10 107 (10.46%) JIRA
11 103 (10.07%) Subversion
12 100 (9.78%) Mockito
13 94 (9.19%) WATIR
14 92 (8.99%) Capybara
15 84 (8.21%) Calabash
16 74 (7.23%) TeamCity
17 73 (7.14%) FitNesse
18 57 (5.57%) SoapUI
19 55 (5.38%) QuickTest Pro
20 54 (5.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 102 (9.97%) Finance
2 29 (2.83%) Banking
3 28 (2.74%) Retail
4 27 (2.64%) Games
5 20 (1.96%) Marketing
6 15 (1.47%) Publishing
7 13 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.88%) Legal
10 7 (0.68%) Back Office
11 6 (0.59%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.59%) Advertising
12 5 (0.49%) Electronics
13 3 (0.29%) Front Office
13 3 (0.29%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Billing
15 1 (0.098%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 407 (39.78%) Developer
2 200 (19.55%) Tester
3 137 (13.39%) Analyst
4 136 (13.29%) Java Developer
5 130 (12.71%) Test Analyst
6 107 (10.46%) Automation Tester
7 91 (8.90%) Test Engineer
8 58 (5.67%) Ruby Developer
9 53 (5.18%) QA Engineer
10 48 (4.69%) Automation Engineer
11 38 (3.71%) Software Engineer
12 32 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
13 29 (2.83%) QA Tester
13 29 (2.83%) Test Leader
14 26 (2.54%) Agile Coach
14 26 (2.54%) Automation Analyst
15 24 (2.35%) Senior Developer
15 24 (2.35%) Consultant
15 24 (2.35%) Agile Tester
15 24 (2.35%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (23.36%) Web Services
2 217 (21.21%) HTML
3 195 (19.06%) XML
4 166 (16.23%) CSS
5 143 (13.98%) Spring
6 128 (12.51%) JSON
7 127 (12.41%) RESTful
8 99 (9.68%) HTML5
9 93 (9.09%) .NET
10 88 (8.60%) Gherkin
11 83 (8.11%) jQuery
12 82 (8.02%) Ruby on Rails
13 79 (7.72%) SOAP
14 76 (7.43%) REST
15 71 (6.94%) CSS3
16 70 (6.84%) Backbone.js
17 65 (6.35%) AngularJS
18 62 (6.06%) Ajax
19 59 (5.77%) Hibernate
20 52 (5.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 139 (13.59%) Open Source
2 88 (8.60%) Mobile App
3 51 (4.99%) Enterprise Software
4 37 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.64%) Digital Media
6 15 (1.47%) New Media
7 14 (1.37%) Video on Demand
8 10 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.88%) Streaming Video
9 9 (0.88%) IPTV
10 7 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.68%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.68%) iPhone
10 7 (0.68%) iPad
10 7 (0.68%) Online Games
11 6 (0.59%) STB
11 6 (0.59%) GIS
12 5 (0.49%) DTV
13 4 (0.39%) Smartcard
14 3 (0.29%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 140 (13.69%) Linux
2 84 (8.21%) Android
3 70 (6.84%) Apple iOS
4 48 (4.69%) UNIX
5 21 (2.05%) Windows
6 13 (1.27%) Solaris
7 12 (1.17%) CentOS
7 12 (1.17%) AIX
7 12 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.98%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (56.01%) BDD
2 572 (55.91%) TDD
3 489 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
4 412 (40.27%) Scrum
5 356 (34.80%) Test Automation
6 265 (25.90%) Continuous Integration
7 145 (14.17%) OO
8 134 (13.10%) Automated Testing
9 132 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 117 (11.44%) Automation Testing
11 116 (11.34%) User Stories
12 112 (10.95%) Software Engineering
13 111 (10.85%) E-Commerce
14 101 (9.87%) Pair Programming
15 97 (9.48%) Kanban
16 93 (9.09%) MVC
17 76 (7.43%) SOA
18 60 (5.87%) Software Testing
19 56 (5.47%) ATDD
20 53 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 643 (62.85%) Java
2 458 (44.77%) Ruby
3 279 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 193 (18.87%) SQL
5 114 (11.14%) C#
6 85 (8.31%) Python
7 68 (6.65%) PHP
8 49 (4.79%) Scala
9 43 (4.20%) Groovy
10 30 (2.93%) Objective-C
11 29 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.27%) Perl
12 13 (1.27%) C++
13 12 (1.17%) CoffeeScript
14 10 (0.98%) XPath
14 10 (0.98%) VBScript
15 9 (0.88%) Golang
15 9 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.88%) Clojure
15 9 (0.88%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 57 (5.57%) Degree
2 56 (5.47%) ISEB
3 32 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 16 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.29%) MBA
7 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.20%) CEH
7 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.098%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (29.72%) QA
System Software
1 9 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (0.88%) Varnish
2 8 (0.78%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.49%) Docker
4 3 (0.29%) Cygwin
4 3 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.29%) vCloud
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.20%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 47 (4.59%) Puppet
2 36 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (2.93%) Vagrant
4 14 (1.37%) Capistrano
5 7 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.39%) Nessus
6 4 (0.39%) Graylog2
7 3 (0.29%) Oozie
7 3 (0.29%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.20%) Ansible
9 1 (0.098%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.098%) logstash
9 1 (0.098%) Salt
9 1 (0.098%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 37 (3.62%) Oracle
2 35 (3.42%) Adobe
3 33 (3.23%) HP
4 27 (2.64%) Microsoft
5 20 (1.96%) Zend
6 18 (1.76%) VMware
6 18 (1.76%) Akamai
7 11 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 9 (0.88%) JBoss
9 7 (0.68%) ESRI
9 7 (0.68%) RightScale
10 5 (0.49%) New Relic
10 5 (0.49%) SAP
10 5 (0.49%) hybris
11 3 (0.29%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.29%) Cognos
11 3 (0.29%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.29%) EMC
11 3 (0.29%) Apple
11 3 (0.29%) TIBCO
London
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £525 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
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Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
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