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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cucumber
Rank 227 288 383
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +95
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 542 340 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.65% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.39% 5.45% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 268 172
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 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +19.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
7331 6242 6395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.84% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4863 4041 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 125 228
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +56 484 £400 - 109
London +34 307 £425 +6.25% 74
South East +46 75 £335 -16.25% 12
Hampshire +48 67 £315 -10.00% 5
Southampton +27 52 £315 -10.00% 1
City of London +2 49 £450 +15.68% 26
South West +2 30 £375 +7.14% 6
Scotland +10 28 £375 +6.38% 5
Yorkshire +19 27 £340 +25.34% 4
Wales -4 23 £313 +4.16% 3
West Yorkshire +2 19 £375 +38.24% 1
Bristol +1 19 £406 +16.07% 3
East Midlands +12 15 £400 -5.88% 1
Leeds +4 13 £453 +66.82% 1
Glasgow -9 13 £350 - 2
North West -19 12 £350 +7.69% 9
East of England - 10 £400 - 2
Manchester -13 9 £325 -10.34% 4
Wiltshire - 8 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire - 8 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £450 -
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Edinburgh +3 7 £375 +6.38% 1
West Lothian +2 6 £375 +4.09%
South Wales -5 5 £313 +4.16% 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £313 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £375 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
Sheffield - 4 £288 -

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 802 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (60.92%) Java
3 549 (52.84%) BDD
4 534 (51.40%) TDD
5 513 (49.37%) Selenium
6 412 (39.65%) Ruby
7 409 (39.36%) Scrum
8 319 (30.70%) Test Automation
9 285 (27.43%) QA
10 282 (27.14%) Continuous Integration
11 278 (26.76%) JavaScript
12 264 (25.41%) Jenkins
13 250 (24.06%) WebDriver
14 234 (22.52%) Web Services
15 207 (19.92%) HTML
16 186 (17.90%) SQL
17 176 (16.94%) XML
18 172 (16.55%) CSS
19 164 (15.78%) Git (software)
20 163 (15.69%) Spring
21 157 (15.11%) Open Source
22 154 (14.82%) JUnit
23 153 (14.73%) OO
24 150 (14.44%) Maven
25 148 (14.24%) Linux
26 147 (14.15%) RESTful
27 144 (13.86%) Test Scripting
28 133 (12.80%) Automated Testing
29 132 (12.70%) JSON
30 125 (12.03%) RSpec

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 46 (4.43%) Node.js
2 45 (4.33%) Tomcat
3 41 (3.95%) Apache
4 21 (2.02%) Adobe CQ
5 18 (1.73%) Apache Solr
6 16 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (1.35%) CMS
8 13 (1.25%) Confluence
9 10 (0.96%) nginx
10 7 (0.67%) Jetty
11 6 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.48%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.48%) Mule
12 5 (0.48%) WordPress
12 5 (0.48%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.38%) Drupal
13 4 (0.38%) SAS
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.06%) MS Excel
3 10 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.67%) MS Office
5 4 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.98%) Amazon S3
3 23 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.83%) SaaS
5 14 (1.35%) GitHub
6 12 (1.15%) Heroku
7 8 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.38%) Route 53
9 2 (0.19%) PaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.096%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.95%) Internet
2 37 (3.56%) HTTP
3 17 (1.64%) Firewall
4 10 (0.96%) SSH
5 4 (0.38%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.38%) DNS
5 4 (0.38%) DHCP
6 3 (0.29%) AMQP
7 2 (0.19%) DAB
7 2 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.096%) LDAP
8 1 (0.096%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.31%) NoSQL
2 71 (6.83%) MongoDB
3 58 (5.58%) MySQL
4 50 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.31%) Big Data
7 19 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 14 (1.35%) SQL Server
10 13 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.06%) Redis
12 9 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.48%) DB2
13 5 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.38%) SQL Navigator
14 4 (0.38%) HBase
14 4 (0.38%) Hazelcast
15 3 (0.29%) Apache Hive
15 3 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 513 (49.37%) Selenium
2 264 (25.41%) Jenkins
3 250 (24.06%) WebDriver
4 164 (15.78%) Git (software)
5 154 (14.82%) JUnit
6 150 (14.44%) Maven
7 125 (12.03%) RSpec
8 115 (11.07%) JIRA
9 104 (10.01%) JBehave
10 103 (9.91%) Hudson
11 97 (9.34%) Subversion
12 94 (9.05%) Mockito
13 86 (8.28%) Capybara
13 86 (8.28%) FitNesse
14 83 (7.99%) Calabash
15 80 (7.70%) WATIR
16 67 (6.45%) TeamCity
17 66 (6.35%) QuickTest Pro
18 63 (6.06%) SoapUI
19 59 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 107 (10.30%) Finance
2 29 (2.79%) Games
3 27 (2.60%) Retail
4 24 (2.31%) Banking
5 15 (1.44%) Marketing
6 14 (1.35%) Publishing
7 12 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.87%) Advertising
8 9 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.77%) Legal
10 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.58%) Electronics
11 6 (0.58%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
13 2 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.096%) Back Office
14 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 428 (41.19%) Developer
2 192 (18.48%) Tester
3 145 (13.96%) Java Developer
4 141 (13.57%) Analyst
5 138 (13.28%) Test Analyst
6 110 (10.59%) Automation Tester
7 90 (8.66%) Test Engineer
8 62 (5.97%) Ruby Developer
9 46 (4.43%) Automation Engineer
10 41 (3.95%) QA Engineer
11 37 (3.56%) Software Engineer
12 36 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
13 31 (2.98%) QA Tester
14 30 (2.89%) Senior Developer
15 28 (2.69%) Automation Analyst
16 27 (2.60%) Test Leader
17 26 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
17 26 (2.50%) Agile Tester
17 26 (2.50%) Architect
18 25 (2.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (22.52%) Web Services
2 207 (19.92%) HTML
3 176 (16.94%) XML
4 172 (16.55%) CSS
5 163 (15.69%) Spring
6 147 (14.15%) RESTful
7 132 (12.70%) JSON
8 106 (10.20%) HTML5
9 94 (9.05%) jQuery
10 88 (8.47%) SOAP
11 85 (8.18%) REST
12 83 (7.99%) .NET
13 79 (7.60%) Ruby on Rails
14 78 (7.51%) Backbone.js
15 76 (7.31%) CSS3
16 75 (7.22%) Gherkin
17 64 (6.16%) AngularJS
18 63 (6.06%) Hibernate
19 61 (5.87%) Ajax
20 58 (5.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 157 (15.11%) Open Source
2 78 (7.51%) Mobile App
3 42 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.12%) Digital Media
7 20 (1.92%) User Experience
8 15 (1.44%) New Media
9 10 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.87%) Streaming Video
11 8 (0.77%) GIS
11 8 (0.77%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.67%) Online Games
12 7 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.58%) DTV
13 6 (0.58%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
14 5 (0.48%) iPad
14 5 (0.48%) iPhone
15 4 (0.38%) STB
Operating Systems
1 148 (14.24%) Linux
2 71 (6.83%) Android
3 60 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 53 (5.10%) UNIX
5 20 (1.92%) Windows
6 13 (1.25%) CentOS
6 13 (1.25%) Solaris
7 12 (1.15%) AIX
7 12 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (52.84%) BDD
3 534 (51.40%) TDD
4 409 (39.36%) Scrum
5 319 (30.70%) Test Automation
6 282 (27.14%) Continuous Integration
7 153 (14.73%) OO
8 144 (13.86%) Test Scripting
9 133 (12.80%) Automated Testing
10 119 (11.45%) User Stories
11 115 (11.07%) Automation Testing
12 112 (10.78%) MVC
13 108 (10.39%) E-Commerce
14 106 (10.20%) Software Engineering
15 97 (9.34%) Kanban
16 93 (8.95%) Pair Programming
17 73 (7.03%) SOA
18 54 (5.20%) Software Testing
19 44 (4.23%) Manual Testing
20 43 (4.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 633 (60.92%) Java
2 412 (39.65%) Ruby
3 278 (26.76%) JavaScript
4 186 (17.90%) SQL
5 96 (9.24%) C#
6 82 (7.89%) Python
7 77 (7.41%) PHP
8 59 (5.68%) Scala
9 35 (3.37%) Groovy
10 30 (2.89%) Objective-C
11 21 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.54%) CoffeeScript
13 13 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.25%) Perl
14 11 (1.06%) C++
14 11 (1.06%) PHP5
15 10 (0.96%) VBScript
16 9 (0.87%) Golang
17 8 (0.77%) Clojure
17 8 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (5.58%) Degree
2 48 (4.62%) ISEB
3 31 (2.98%) ISTQB
4 20 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (27.43%) QA
System Software
1 19 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.96%) VirtualBox
3 9 (0.87%) Varnish
4 8 (0.77%) Docker
5 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.29%) vCloud
6 3 (0.29%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.19%) HDFS
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.096%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (6.74%) Puppet
2 39 (3.75%) Vagrant
3 37 (3.56%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (1.64%) Capistrano
5 11 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.96%) Graylog2
7 7 (0.67%) Ansible
8 5 (0.48%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.38%) Nessus
10 3 (0.29%) Nagios
10 3 (0.29%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.29%) Oozie
10 3 (0.29%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.19%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.096%) logstash
12 1 (0.096%) Salt
12 1 (0.096%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.096%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.096%) YUM
Vendors
1 45 (4.33%) HP
2 32 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.98%) Adobe
4 29 (2.79%) VMware
5 25 (2.41%) Oracle
6 22 (2.12%) Zend
7 20 (1.92%) Akamai
8 11 (1.06%) New Relic
8 11 (1.06%) JBoss
9 9 (0.87%) hybris
10 8 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.67%) SAP
11 7 (0.67%) ESRI
12 4 (0.38%) RightScale
13 3 (0.29%) ATG
13 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.29%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.29%) EMC
13 3 (0.29%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.29%) Mercator
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago