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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cucumber
Rank 236 238 313
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +75
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 491 488 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.87% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.76% 7.10% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 376 208
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £289 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
7264 6877 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.20% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4378 3472
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 122 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
England -6 443 £400 -1.53% 124
London -58 241 £425 - 90
South East +47 89 £385 +23.20% 7
Hampshire +44 62 £375 +25.00% 4
City of London +2 53 £425 -2.85% 24
Southampton +23 44 £375 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +13 40 £363 +5.68% 2
North West +3 36 £375 +7.14% 11
West Yorkshire +21 34 £375 -28.57%
Leeds +10 27 £338 -35.71%
Scotland +15 23 £400 -3.03% 3
Wales +14 23 £350 -12.50% 2
Cheshire +7 22 £365 -14.11% 5
South Wales +16 20 £350 -12.50% 2
Newport - 20 £350 - 1
Edinburgh +10 16 £400 +21.21% 2
South West +3 16 £350 +7.69% 3
Chester +11 11 £350 -17.64% 5
East of England +24 10 £364 +16.40% 2
Berkshire +9 8 £355 +18.33% 2
East Midlands +9 8 £400 - 3
Reading +11 7 £355 -21.11% 1
Northamptonshire -5 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Bristol -8 7 £363 +11.53% 3
Manchester -5 6 £500 +60.00% 6
Hertfordshire +13 5 £388 +19.23%
Buckinghamshire +7 5 £500 +110.52%
West Lothian 0 5 £381 +7.39% 1
Northampton -3 4 £425 -15.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 3 £325 -7.14%

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 760 (76.08%) Agile Software Development
2 597 (59.76%) Java
3 511 (51.15%) BDD
4 496 (49.65%) TDD
5 481 (48.15%) Selenium
6 406 (40.64%) Scrum
7 339 (33.93%) Ruby
8 266 (26.63%) Web Services
9 262 (26.23%) JavaScript
10 253 (25.33%) HTML
11 251 (25.13%) QA
12 249 (24.92%) Git (software)
13 247 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
14 245 (24.52%) Test Automation
15 229 (22.92%) Jenkins
16 198 (19.82%) WebDriver
17 192 (19.22%) JUnit
18 186 (18.62%) Linux
19 176 (17.62%) SQL
20 173 (17.32%) JSON
21 172 (17.22%) CSS
22 166 (16.62%) Spring
23 164 (16.42%) Maven
24 163 (16.32%) RESTful
25 155 (15.52%) REST
26 149 (14.91%) XML
27 145 (14.51%) Open Source
28 129 (12.91%) Test Scripting
29 127 (12.71%) JIRA
30 124 (12.41%) Subversion

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 73 (7.31%) Tomcat
2 58 (5.81%) Node.js
3 40 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 36 (3.60%) Confluence
5 34 (3.40%) JBoss
5 34 (3.40%) WebSphere
6 32 (3.20%) Apache
7 31 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.90%) CMS
9 17 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
10 12 (1.20%) nginx
11 9 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.90%) Jetty
11 9 (0.90%) IIS
12 7 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.10%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Magento
2 4 (0.40%) Summit
3 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 74 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.50%) GitHub
3 25 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.90%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 13 (1.30%) Heroku
7 12 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (1.10%) SaaS
9 7 (0.70%) IaaS
9 7 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.60%) PaaS
11 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.10%) Trello
14 1 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.71%) HTTP
2 56 (5.61%) Internet
3 16 (1.60%) AMQP
4 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.60%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.40%) SSL
7 3 (0.30%) Intranet
7 3 (0.30%) RTSP
8 2 (0.20%) DVB
8 2 (0.20%) Firewall
9 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.10%) Network Security
9 1 (0.10%) LTE
9 1 (0.10%) 4G
9 1 (0.10%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.10%) 3G
9 1 (0.10%) DNS
9 1 (0.10%) ATM
9 1 (0.10%) DHCP
9 1 (0.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.21%) MongoDB
2 61 (6.11%) NoSQL
3 53 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 40 (4.00%) SQL Server
6 35 (3.50%) Oracle Database
7 33 (3.30%) Hadoop
8 31 (3.10%) Big Data
9 29 (2.90%) Redis
10 27 (2.70%) Neo4j
11 26 (2.60%) MySQL
12 20 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.90%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.70%) Informix
16 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.60%) Hazelcast
17 5 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
17 5 (0.50%) DB2
18 4 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 481 (48.15%) Selenium
2 249 (24.92%) Git (software)
3 229 (22.92%) Jenkins
4 198 (19.82%) WebDriver
5 192 (19.22%) JUnit
6 164 (16.42%) Maven
7 127 (12.71%) JIRA
8 124 (12.41%) Subversion
9 113 (11.31%) Mockito
10 99 (9.91%) SpecFlow
11 87 (8.71%) RSpec
12 86 (8.61%) Calabash
13 68 (6.81%) Hudson
14 64 (6.41%) Appium
15 61 (6.11%) Eclipse
16 53 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
16 53 (5.31%) TeamCity
17 47 (4.70%) IntelliJ
18 43 (4.30%) JMeter
18 43 (4.30%) WATIR
General
1 86 (8.61%) Finance
2 31 (3.10%) Banking
3 21 (2.10%) Games
4 15 (1.50%) Retail
5 13 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.20%) Front Office
7 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.80%) Legal
9 6 (0.60%) Publishing
10 5 (0.50%) Marketing
10 5 (0.50%) Back Office
11 3 (0.30%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 424 (42.44%) Developer
2 199 (19.92%) Java Developer
3 152 (15.22%) Analyst
4 148 (14.81%) Tester
5 140 (14.01%) Test Analyst
6 75 (7.51%) Automation Tester
7 58 (5.81%) AWS Developer
8 55 (5.51%) Test Engineer
9 53 (5.31%) Senior Developer
10 46 (4.60%) Automation Analyst
11 45 (4.50%) Automation Engineer
12 43 (4.30%) QA Engineer
13 40 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
14 30 (3.00%) Test Leader
15 28 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
16 26 (2.60%) Senior Test Analyst
17 25 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
18 23 (2.30%) Software Tester
19 22 (2.20%) Software Engineer
19 22 (2.20%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (26.63%) Web Services
2 253 (25.33%) HTML
3 173 (17.32%) JSON
4 172 (17.22%) CSS
5 166 (16.62%) Spring
6 163 (16.32%) RESTful
7 155 (15.52%) REST
8 149 (14.91%) XML
9 101 (10.11%) HTML5
10 99 (9.91%) Gherkin
11 91 (9.11%) .NET
12 87 (8.71%) AngularJS
13 86 (8.61%) Hibernate
14 81 (8.11%) SOAP
15 67 (6.71%) jQuery
16 56 (5.61%) Ruby on Rails
17 54 (5.41%) CSS3
18 53 (5.31%) Sass
19 48 (4.80%) Sinatra
20 41 (4.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 145 (14.51%) Open Source
2 51 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 50 (5.01%) User Experience
4 35 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.60%) Digital Media
6 15 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
7 12 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.00%) Linked Data
8 10 (1.00%) Video on Demand
8 10 (1.00%) Derivative
9 9 (0.90%) Equities
10 8 (0.80%) Blackberry
10 8 (0.80%) iPhone
10 8 (0.80%) Telematics
10 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.70%) Clustering
11 7 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (0.60%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 186 (18.62%) Linux
2 85 (8.51%) UNIX
3 80 (8.01%) Android
4 74 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 70 (7.01%) Windows
6 24 (2.40%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.50%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.40%) CentOS
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.10%) Solaris
11 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (76.08%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (51.15%) BDD
3 496 (49.65%) TDD
4 406 (40.64%) Scrum
5 247 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
6 245 (24.52%) Test Automation
7 129 (12.91%) Test Scripting
8 121 (12.11%) OO
9 111 (11.11%) Kanban
10 106 (10.61%) Automated Testing
11 94 (9.41%) Automation Testing
12 89 (8.91%) E-Commerce
13 79 (7.91%) SOA
13 79 (7.91%) Software Engineering
14 68 (6.81%) Web Development
15 67 (6.71%) User Stories
16 63 (6.31%) Pair Programming
16 63 (6.31%) MVC
17 59 (5.91%) DevOps
18 55 (5.51%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 597 (59.76%) Java
2 339 (33.93%) Ruby
3 262 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 176 (17.62%) SQL
5 95 (9.51%) C#
6 71 (7.11%) Python
7 59 (5.91%) Scala
8 44 (4.40%) PHP
9 36 (3.60%) Groovy
10 19 (1.90%) C
10 19 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.70%) Perl
12 10 (1.00%) XPath
13 9 (0.90%) ActionScript
13 9 (0.90%) ActionScript 3.0
13 9 (0.90%) Golang
14 8 (0.80%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.80%) C++
15 7 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (7.31%) ISEB
2 62 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 51 (5.11%) Degree
4 30 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.10%) IIBA
8 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (25.13%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.40%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (2.40%) Docker
2 19 (1.90%) Varnish
3 17 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (1.20%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 82 (8.21%) Puppet
2 71 (7.11%) Vagrant
3 30 (3.00%) Ansible
4 17 (1.70%) Graylog
5 13 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.20%) SCOM
8 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.10%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.10%) Mesos
8 1 (0.10%) Graphite
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) Salt
8 1 (0.10%) Nessus
Vendors
1 77 (7.71%) Oracle
2 45 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.30%) Adobe
4 22 (2.20%) Atlassian
4 22 (2.20%) Akamai
5 19 (1.90%) VMware
5 19 (1.90%) Google
6 17 (1.70%) New Relic
7 16 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.00%) HP
8 10 (1.00%) IBM
9 7 (0.70%) Apigee
10 6 (0.60%) WSO2
10 6 (0.60%) Zend
10 6 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.50%) hybris
12 3 (0.30%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.30%) Splunk
12 3 (0.30%) ESRI
12 3 (0.30%) Perforce
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mosaic Island
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
London
The Creative Emporium
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago