The table below looks at the statistics for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
TestPlant eggPlant
UK
Rank 582 623 609
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -14
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 19 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.025% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 5
Median daily rate £450 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £260 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7798 7444 7053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 14.54% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5253 4912 4659
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 200 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £30.32 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

eggPlant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing eggPlant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

eggPlant
Daily Rate Trend

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

eggPlant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

eggPlant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing eggPlant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

eggPlant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

eggPlant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

eggPlant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

eggPlant
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +17 18 £450 +28.57% 2
South East +28 13 £450 +28.57%
Berkshire +24 13 £450 +12.50%
Bracknell - 13 £450 -
London +22 4 £350 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant 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 eggPlant.

1 19 (82.61%) BDD
2 18 (78.26%) REST
2 18 (78.26%) WebDriver
2 18 (78.26%) JSON
2 18 (78.26%) Selenium
2 18 (78.26%) Groovy
2 18 (78.26%) Java
2 18 (78.26%) XML
2 18 (78.26%) Python
2 18 (78.26%) HTTP
2 18 (78.26%) TDD
2 18 (78.26%) Ruby
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (65.22%) Content Management
4 15 (65.22%) Maven
4 15 (65.22%) JMeter
4 15 (65.22%) CMS
4 15 (65.22%) Project Management
4 15 (65.22%) OOP
4 15 (65.22%) OO
4 15 (65.22%) Ant
4 15 (65.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (65.22%) Sitecore
4 15 (65.22%) Splunk
4 15 (65.22%) Bitbucket
4 15 (65.22%) Gradle
4 15 (65.22%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (60.87%) Scrum
5 14 (60.87%) C++
5 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing

eggPlant
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 15 (65.22%) CMS
1 15 (65.22%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Selenium
1 18 (78.26%) WebDriver
2 15 (65.22%) Ant
2 15 (65.22%) Apache Ivy
2 15 (65.22%) Bitbucket
2 15 (65.22%) Gradle
2 15 (65.22%) JMeter
2 15 (65.22%) Maven
3 5 (21.74%) JIRA
4 4 (17.39%) Gatling
4 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
4 4 (17.39%) NeoLoad
5 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
1 13 (56.52%) Developer in Test
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Functional Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Development Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) JSON
1 18 (78.26%) REST
1 18 (78.26%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) React
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Mac OS
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) BDD
2 18 (78.26%) TDD
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (65.22%) Content Management
4 15 (65.22%) OO
4 15 (65.22%) OOP
4 15 (65.22%) Project Management
5 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing
5 14 (60.87%) Scrum
6 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
6 12 (52.17%) Visualisation
7 11 (47.83%) Manual Testing
7 11 (47.83%) Security Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Test Management
9 4 (17.39%) Document Management
9 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
10 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
11 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Groovy
1 18 (78.26%) Java
1 18 (78.26%) Python
1 18 (78.26%) Ruby
2 14 (60.87%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
1 4 (17.39%) XenApp
1 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Fortify
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Sitecore
1 15 (65.22%) Splunk
2 8 (34.78%) HP