The table below looks at the statistics for Cucumber skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cucumber
Rank 216 254 240
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -14
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 637 466 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.86% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.76% 6.61% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 352 394
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £302 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.90 - -

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
8204 7045 6850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 13.01% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5635 4569 4443
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 136 154
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.52 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

Cucumber
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cucumber as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 560 £425 +6.25% 121
London +28 295 £450 +5.26% 71
South East +16 86 £425 +10.38% 10
City of London +35 54 £440 -6.38% 16
Yorkshire +11 52 £331 -22.05% 11
West Yorkshire +5 49 £331 -26.38% 5
Wales +25 44 £375 +7.14% 2
South Wales +19 42 £375 +7.14% 2
South West +19 41 £375 +3.44% 11
Leeds +1 41 £338 -15.62% 5
Scotland +4 28 £400 - 1
North West -22 27 £338 -10.00% 14
East of England +23 26 £375 -6.25% 2
Hampshire -15 26 £375 -2.59% 3
Cardiff - 26 £375 -
Edinburgh +2 25 £425 +6.25% 1
Bristol +3 19 £400 +14.28% 2
East Sussex +18 17 £425 -
North East -41 14 £378 +0.66%
West Sussex - 14 £435 -
West Midlands +7 13 £150 -29.41% 1
Tyne and Wear -39 13 £378 +0.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 13 £378 +0.66%
Surrey +1 12 £450 +12.50% 4
Newport +11 11 £337 -3.71%
Manchester -1 11 £350 -30.00% 13
Cheshire -22 11 £325 -11.56%
Cambridgeshire +18 10 £325 -
Chester -4 10 £325 -16.12%
Brighton +12 9 £475 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 1047 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 852 (65.79%) Java
3 688 (53.13%) Selenium
4 620 (47.88%) BDD
5 590 (45.56%) TDD
6 454 (35.06%) Scrum
7 401 (30.97%) Jenkins
8 374 (28.88%) JavaScript
9 367 (28.34%) JIRA
10 314 (24.25%) Spring
11 311 (24.02%) Ruby
12 293 (22.63%) Git (software)
13 291 (22.47%) SQL
14 290 (22.39%) JUnit
15 283 (21.85%) Maven
16 276 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
17 271 (20.93%) QA
17 271 (20.93%) Web Services
18 253 (19.54%) WebDriver
19 251 (19.38%) HTML
20 239 (18.46%) Test Automation
21 225 (17.37%) REST
22 215 (16.60%) Unix
23 204 (15.75%) XML
23 204 (15.75%) CSS
24 202 (15.60%) RESTful
25 200 (15.44%) Linux
26 198 (15.29%) NoSQL
27 190 (14.67%) OO
28 183 (14.13%) Software Engineering

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 101 (7.80%) Confluence
2 86 (6.64%) Node.js
3 83 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 72 (5.56%) Apache
5 65 (5.02%) JBoss
6 53 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (2.93%) GeoServer
8 36 (2.78%) Jetty
8 36 (2.78%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.54%) Apache ServiceMix
10 18 (1.39%) WebLogic
11 16 (1.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 15 (1.16%) Mule
13 12 (0.93%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.77%) IIS
15 9 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
17 5 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.39%) MS Office
3 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.077%) Mingle
6 1 (0.077%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (1.47%) Magento
2 9 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 101 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (4.86%) GitHub
3 21 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 13 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
5 13 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.85%) Google App Engine
7 10 (0.77%) Office 365
8 8 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.54%) IaaS
10 6 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.46%) SaaS
11 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.39%) PaaS
12 4 (0.31%) Lucidchart
13 3 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.15%) Heroku
14 2 (0.15%) Route 53
14 2 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 127 (9.81%) HTTP
2 26 (2.01%) Internet
3 23 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.16%) SNMP
5 8 (0.62%) SSL
6 7 (0.54%) LDAP
6 7 (0.54%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.39%) DVB
8 4 (0.31%) Firewall
9 3 (0.23%) DNS
9 3 (0.23%) Extranet
9 3 (0.23%) Intranet
9 3 (0.23%) SSH
10 2 (0.15%) DHCP
10 2 (0.15%) Network Security
10 2 (0.15%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.15%) SAN
10 2 (0.15%) WinSCP
11 1 (0.077%) SNA
11 1 (0.077%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (15.29%) NoSQL
2 157 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 87 (6.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 69 (5.33%) MySQL
5 68 (5.25%) SQL Server
6 65 (5.02%) Relational Database
7 58 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (3.32%) Redis
9 39 (3.01%) GIS
9 39 (3.01%) Oracle Database
10 31 (2.39%) Hadoop
11 29 (2.24%) Big Data
12 19 (1.47%) Neo4j
13 14 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.93%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.85%) DB2
15 11 (0.85%) HBase
16 10 (0.77%) Hazelcast
16 10 (0.77%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 688 (53.13%) Selenium
2 401 (30.97%) Jenkins
3 367 (28.34%) JIRA
4 293 (22.63%) Git (software)
5 290 (22.39%) JUnit
6 283 (21.85%) Maven
7 253 (19.54%) WebDriver
8 166 (12.82%) Gradle
9 155 (11.97%) Subversion
10 153 (11.81%) Mockito
11 141 (10.89%) JMeter
12 101 (7.80%) Capybara
13 96 (7.41%) SpecFlow
14 91 (7.03%) JBehave
15 74 (5.71%) SoapUI
16 63 (4.86%) Hudson
17 59 (4.56%) HP UFT
18 54 (4.17%) RSpec
19 51 (3.94%) LoadRunner
20 44 (3.40%) IntelliJ
General
1 156 (12.05%) Finance
2 80 (6.18%) Banking
3 53 (4.09%) Legal
4 34 (2.63%) Retail
5 21 (1.62%) Games
5 21 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.31%) Publishing
7 16 (1.24%) Marketing
8 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.69%) Electronics
10 5 (0.39%) Advertising
10 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.31%) Back Office
11 4 (0.31%) Front Office
11 4 (0.31%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Automotive
13 2 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.077%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 631 (48.73%) Developer
2 346 (26.72%) Java Developer
3 221 (17.07%) Tester
4 185 (14.29%) Analyst
5 163 (12.59%) Test Analyst
6 136 (10.50%) Test Engineer
7 133 (10.27%) Automation Tester
8 93 (7.18%) Test Automation Engineer
9 85 (6.56%) Automation Test Analyst
10 83 (6.41%) Senior Developer
11 74 (5.71%) Agile Developer
12 73 (5.64%) Developer in Test
13 64 (4.94%) QA Engineer
14 61 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
15 49 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
16 46 (3.55%) Scala Developer
17 45 (3.47%) Selenium Tester
18 44 (3.40%) Test Automation Developer
19 43 (3.32%) Agile Java Developer
19 43 (3.32%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (24.25%) Spring
2 271 (20.93%) Web Services
3 251 (19.38%) HTML
4 225 (17.37%) REST
5 204 (15.75%) CSS
5 204 (15.75%) XML
6 202 (15.60%) RESTful
7 168 (12.97%) Gherkin
8 161 (12.43%) jQuery
9 137 (10.58%) AngularJS
10 129 (9.96%) JSON
11 98 (7.57%) Hibernate
12 91 (7.03%) HTML5
13 90 (6.95%) SOAP
14 82 (6.33%) .NET
15 78 (6.02%) JAX-RS
16 74 (5.71%) Apache Camel
17 68 (5.25%) Sass
18 59 (4.56%) Dropwizard
19 55 (4.25%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.32%) Mobile App
2 38 (2.93%) User Experience
3 34 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 31 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 12 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 12 (0.93%) Wiki
7 11 (0.85%) iPad
7 11 (0.85%) PKI
8 10 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
9 9 (0.69%) IVR
9 9 (0.69%) Smart Meter
9 9 (0.69%) Social Media
10 8 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.62%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.54%) IPTV
11 7 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
11 7 (0.54%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 215 (16.60%) Unix
2 200 (15.44%) Linux
3 50 (3.86%) Mac OS X
4 49 (3.78%) Windows
5 43 (3.32%) Android
6 31 (2.39%) Apple iOS
7 28 (2.16%) Ubuntu
8 19 (1.47%) CentOS
9 2 (0.15%) AIX
9 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.077%) Solaris
10 1 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.077%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1047 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (47.88%) BDD
3 590 (45.56%) TDD
4 454 (35.06%) Scrum
5 276 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
6 239 (18.46%) Test Automation
7 190 (14.67%) OO
8 183 (14.13%) Software Engineering
9 167 (12.90%) Functional Testing
10 166 (12.82%) Open Source
11 146 (11.27%) Automation Testing
12 142 (10.97%) Pair Programming
13 116 (8.96%) Automated Testing
14 110 (8.49%) Test Scripting
15 109 (8.42%) Kanban
16 105 (8.11%) Web Development
17 104 (8.03%) Microservices
18 102 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing
19 101 (7.80%) Unit Testing
20 96 (7.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 852 (65.79%) Java
2 374 (28.88%) JavaScript
3 311 (24.02%) Ruby
4 291 (22.47%) SQL
5 171 (13.20%) Python
6 161 (12.43%) Scala
7 123 (9.50%) C#
8 95 (7.34%) Perl
9 92 (7.10%) Groovy
10 39 (3.01%) PHP
11 32 (2.47%) Shell Script
12 31 (2.39%) Go
12 31 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 29 (2.24%) C
14 25 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.54%) C++
16 12 (0.93%) VBA
16 12 (0.93%) VBScript
17 10 (0.77%) CoffeeScript
17 10 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 101 (7.80%) ISEB
3 96 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 72 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 60 (4.63%) Degree
6 56 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.077%) IIBA
10 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (20.93%) QA
2 30 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (1.78%) WCAG
4 14 (1.08%) SDET
5 12 (0.93%) WAI
6 7 (0.54%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.077%) GPG13
8 1 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.077%) SLA
System Software
1 124 (9.58%) Docker
2 13 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.62%) Varnish
4 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.15%) GridGain
5 2 (0.15%) HDFS
5 2 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 38 (2.93%) Puppet
2 32 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (2.08%) Ansible
4 17 (1.31%) Graphite
4 17 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.77%) Capistrano
6 7 (0.54%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.31%) Kibana
8 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.15%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.15%) Control-M
9 2 (0.15%) logstash
9 2 (0.15%) Nagios
9 2 (0.15%) Oozie
9 2 (0.15%) yum
9 2 (0.15%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.077%) Apache Shiro
10 1 (0.077%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.077%) Packer
10 1 (0.077%) Terraform
Vendors
1 136 (10.50%) Oracle
2 65 (5.02%) Microsoft
3 61 (4.71%) HP
4 40 (3.09%) SOASTA, Inc
5 37 (2.86%) IBM
6 31 (2.39%) Atlassian
7 30 (2.32%) ESRI
7 30 (2.32%) Red Hat
8 27 (2.08%) VMware
9 25 (1.93%) Rally
10 20 (1.54%) Google
11 12 (0.93%) SAP
12 11 (0.85%) AppDynamics
12 11 (0.85%) New Relic
13 10 (0.77%) Dynatrace
14 9 (0.69%) Adobe
14 9 (0.69%) hybris
15 8 (0.62%) Zend
16 6 (0.46%) Perforce
16 6 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
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West London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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West London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per day
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Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £570 per day
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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