The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 494 521 502
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 119 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.088%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 0.47% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 33
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£370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14925 14611 12668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.71% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9832 9673 7948
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 189 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend

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

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Gherkin
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
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 Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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 +24 113 £371 -1.00% 29
London +36 73 £400 +4.23% 13
South East 0 24 £350 +12.00% 4
Hampshire +22 18 £373 +24.16% 3
City of London +10 16 £350 -26.31% 3
Yorkshire -10 10 £300 -3.22% 2
Basingstoke - 9 - -
Berkshire +3 6 £350 -12.50%
West Yorkshire -8 6 £300 -3.22%
Scotland 0 4 £300 -7.69%
Leeds -7 4 £295 -4.83%
Croydon - 4 - -
Reading -2 3 £350 -12.50%
Manchester - 3 £320 - 4
Edinburgh - 3 £300 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Watford - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 3
North West - 3 £320 - 5
East of England - 3 - - 3
Wales - 2 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 2
Sheffield - 2 £350 - 2
Glasgow -3 1 - -
Swansea - 1 £500 -
Newport - 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
York - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin.

1 160 (77.29%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (62.32%) Cucumber
3 115 (55.56%) BDD
4 109 (52.66%) Selenium
5 93 (44.93%) Scrum
6 89 (43.00%) Java
7 79 (38.16%) TDD
8 73 (35.27%) QA
9 63 (30.43%) SpecFlow
10 56 (27.05%) C#
11 55 (26.57%) HTML
12 53 (25.60%) Web Services
13 51 (24.64%) JavaScript
14 49 (23.67%) SQL
15 48 (23.19%) WebDriver
16 44 (21.26%) Jenkins
16 44 (21.26%) E-Commerce
17 42 (20.29%) Test Automation
18 41 (19.81%) Git (software)
19 39 (18.84%) Test Scripting
19 39 (18.84%) Automated Testing
20 38 (18.36%) SQL Server
21 37 (17.87%) CSS
21 37 (17.87%) Automation Testing
22 36 (17.39%) .NET
22 36 (17.39%) Oracle
22 36 (17.39%) Finance
22 36 (17.39%) JIRA
22 36 (17.39%) Subversion
23 35 (16.91%) Continuous Integration

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (8.70%) Confluence
2 9 (4.35%) Drupal
2 9 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.86%) Apache
3 8 (3.86%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.86%) Node.js
4 6 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.90%) CMS
5 5 (2.42%) JBoss
6 3 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.97%) IIS
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.93%) SaaS
3 3 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (1.45%) HTTP
2 3 (1.45%) Intranet
3 2 (0.97%) Internet
3 2 (0.97%) SMTP
4 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.28%) MySQL
3 10 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.83%) Redis
4 8 (3.86%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (3.86%) DB2
5 6 (2.90%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.93%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.97%) BigTable
9 2 (0.97%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.97%) Riak
9 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.97%) DTS
Development Applications
1 129 (62.32%) Cucumber
2 109 (52.66%) Selenium
3 63 (30.43%) SpecFlow
4 48 (23.19%) WebDriver
5 44 (21.26%) Jenkins
6 41 (19.81%) Git (software)
7 36 (17.39%) Subversion
7 36 (17.39%) JIRA
8 26 (12.56%) Maven
8 26 (12.56%) JUnit
9 18 (8.70%) NUnit
10 17 (8.21%) Behat
11 16 (7.73%) JMeter
12 13 (6.28%) JBehave
13 12 (5.80%) Visual Studio
14 11 (5.31%) TeamCity
15 10 (4.83%) Ant
15 10 (4.83%) Mockito
16 9 (4.35%) Eclipse
16 9 (4.35%) Gerrit
General
1 36 (17.39%) Finance
2 13 (6.28%) Retail
3 6 (2.90%) Banking
3 6 (2.90%) Back Office
4 5 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.93%) Marketing
5 4 (1.93%) Legal
6 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.45%) Automotive
6 3 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (28.50%) Analyst
2 58 (28.02%) Tester
3 56 (27.05%) Developer
4 44 (21.26%) Test Analyst
5 25 (12.08%) Automation Tester
6 17 (8.21%) Java Developer
7 16 (7.73%) Agile Tester
8 15 (7.25%) Automation Analyst
8 15 (7.25%) Automation Test Analyst
9 14 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (6.28%) Senior Developer
10 13 (6.28%) Business Analyst
11 11 (5.31%) Test Engineer
11 11 (5.31%) Senior Test Analyst
11 11 (5.31%) Software Tester
12 10 (4.83%) Consultant
13 9 (4.35%) Test Consultant
13 9 (4.35%) Drupal Developer
14 8 (3.86%) QA Engineer
14 8 (3.86%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (26.57%) HTML
2 53 (25.60%) Web Services
3 37 (17.87%) CSS
4 36 (17.39%) .NET
5 34 (16.43%) XML
6 32 (15.46%) JSON
7 31 (14.98%) AngularJS
8 29 (14.01%) HTML5
9 28 (13.53%) jQuery
10 24 (11.59%) RESTful
11 22 (10.63%) Ajax
12 21 (10.14%) Spring
13 20 (9.66%) CSS3
14 16 (7.73%) Hibernate
15 15 (7.25%) SOAP
15 15 (7.25%) J2EE
15 15 (7.25%) JSP
16 13 (6.28%) ASP.NET
17 11 (5.31%) Symfony
18 10 (4.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.90%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.42%) Derivative
5 4 (1.93%) NHS
5 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.45%) W3C
6 3 (1.45%) DTV
6 3 (1.45%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.45%) Equities
7 2 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.97%) Wiki
7 2 (0.97%) Blog
7 2 (0.97%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.97%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.28%) UNIX
1 13 (6.28%) Linux
2 10 (4.83%) Windows
3 8 (3.86%) Android
4 5 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (77.29%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (55.56%) BDD
3 93 (44.93%) Scrum
4 79 (38.16%) TDD
5 44 (21.26%) E-Commerce
6 42 (20.29%) Test Automation
7 39 (18.84%) Test Scripting
7 39 (18.84%) Automated Testing
8 37 (17.87%) Automation Testing
9 35 (16.91%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (16.43%) Software Testing
11 28 (13.53%) OO
12 25 (12.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (10.14%) User Stories
14 20 (9.66%) Kanban
15 18 (8.70%) Open Source
15 18 (8.70%) SOA
16 17 (8.21%) SDLC
17 16 (7.73%) Software Engineering
17 16 (7.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (43.00%) Java
2 56 (27.05%) C#
3 51 (24.64%) JavaScript
4 49 (23.67%) SQL
5 25 (12.08%) PHP
6 24 (11.59%) Ruby
7 10 (4.83%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.35%) Groovy
9 8 (3.86%) Scala
10 5 (2.42%) XPath
10 5 (2.42%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.93%) VB
12 2 (0.97%) Perl
12 2 (0.97%) VB6
12 2 (0.97%) VBA
12 2 (0.97%) Python
12 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.97%) F#
13 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (10.14%) ISEB
2 17 (8.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (7.25%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.83%) Degree
5 7 (3.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (35.27%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) DICOM
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) Varnish
2 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.83%) Puppet
2 9 (4.35%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.93%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 36 (17.39%) Oracle
2 15 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.86%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.45%) Adobe
5 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.97%) Zend
6 1 (0.48%) Reuters
6 1 (0.48%) VMware
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.48%) SAP
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