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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 509 546 543
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -3
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 111 65 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 48 25
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£400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +20 108 £400 +6.66% 44
London +22 65 £435 -3.33% 17
South East -1 13 £323 +7.50% 5
Hampshire +2 10 £325 +8.33% 1
City of London 0 10 £425 - 6
Yorkshire -14 10 £300 -3.22% 8
North West - 10 £450 - 9
Manchester - 10 £450 - 6
West Yorkshire -17 8 £300 -3.22% 1
Leeds -19 6 £300 -3.22% 1
Watford - 6 - -
East of England - 6 - -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Basingstoke - 5 £300 -
South West -22 3 £323 -0.76%
Devon - 3 £323 -
Edinburgh - 3 £338 -
Scotland - 3 £338 - 1
Plymouth - 3 £323 -
Croydon - 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 £300 -
Reading -2 1 £350 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £330 - 7
Reigate - 1 £320 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £330 - 7
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £320 - 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 3

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 186 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (64.91%) Cucumber
3 124 (54.39%) BDD
4 122 (53.51%) Selenium
5 103 (45.18%) Scrum
6 98 (42.98%) Java
7 87 (38.16%) TDD
8 82 (35.96%) QA
9 65 (28.51%) C#
9 65 (28.51%) SpecFlow
10 60 (26.32%) HTML
10 60 (26.32%) JavaScript
11 58 (25.44%) Web Services
12 52 (22.81%) SQL
13 51 (22.37%) Jenkins
14 49 (21.49%) .NET
15 47 (20.61%) JIRA
15 47 (20.61%) Test Automation
16 46 (20.18%) WebDriver
16 46 (20.18%) Test Scripting
16 46 (20.18%) Git (software)
16 46 (20.18%) CSS
17 44 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (18.86%) Automated Testing
19 42 (18.42%) E-Commerce
20 41 (17.98%) XML
21 39 (17.11%) HTML5
22 38 (16.67%) Finance
22 38 (16.67%) Software Testing
23 37 (16.23%) jQuery

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (11.84%) Confluence
2 12 (5.26%) Apache
3 9 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.95%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.95%) Drupal
4 8 (3.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (3.07%) Node.js
6 6 (2.63%) CMS
7 4 (1.75%) JBoss
8 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.88%) IIS
9 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.32%) SaaS
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.95%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.88%) SMTP
2 2 (0.88%) HTTP
2 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.88%) Intranet
2 2 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.44%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.70%) MySQL
3 10 (4.39%) Redis
3 10 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.95%) DB2
4 9 (3.95%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.88%) DTS
9 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 148 (64.91%) Cucumber
2 122 (53.51%) Selenium
3 65 (28.51%) SpecFlow
4 51 (22.37%) Jenkins
5 47 (20.61%) JIRA
6 46 (20.18%) WebDriver
6 46 (20.18%) Git (software)
7 33 (14.47%) Subversion
8 25 (10.96%) Maven
9 24 (10.53%) JUnit
10 21 (9.21%) NUnit
11 17 (7.46%) Visual Studio
12 14 (6.14%) JMeter
12 14 (6.14%) JBehave
13 13 (5.70%) Mockito
14 12 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (5.26%) Behat
15 11 (4.82%) Ant
15 11 (4.82%) HP UFT
16 10 (4.39%) FitNesse
General
1 38 (16.67%) Finance
2 16 (7.02%) Retail
3 7 (3.07%) Back Office
4 6 (2.63%) Banking
4 6 (2.63%) Marketing
5 5 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Legal
6 4 (1.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 75 (32.89%) Analyst
2 61 (26.75%) Developer
3 57 (25.00%) Tester
4 49 (21.49%) Test Analyst
5 25 (10.96%) Automation Tester
6 20 (8.77%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
8 18 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (7.02%) Java Developer
11 14 (6.14%) Senior Developer
12 13 (5.70%) Agile Tester
13 10 (4.39%) .NET Developer
13 10 (4.39%) Test Engineer
13 10 (4.39%) Senior Test Analyst
13 10 (4.39%) Selenium Tester
14 9 (3.95%) Software Tester
14 9 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (3.95%) Drupal Developer
15 8 (3.51%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (26.32%) HTML
2 58 (25.44%) Web Services
3 49 (21.49%) .NET
4 46 (20.18%) CSS
5 41 (17.98%) XML
6 39 (17.11%) HTML5
7 37 (16.23%) jQuery
8 35 (15.35%) AngularJS
9 32 (14.04%) JSON
10 27 (11.84%) RESTful
11 25 (10.96%) CSS3
12 24 (10.53%) Ajax
13 21 (9.21%) ASP.NET
14 16 (7.02%) JSP
15 15 (6.58%) Spring
15 15 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (6.14%) Hibernate
16 14 (6.14%) J2EE
17 13 (5.70%) SOAP
17 13 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.39%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (2.63%) Derivative
4 5 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.75%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.32%) NHS
6 3 (1.32%) W3C
6 3 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.32%) Equities
7 2 (0.88%) IPTV
7 2 (0.88%) DTV
7 2 (0.88%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.88%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.88%) Wiki
7 2 (0.88%) Blog
7 2 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.02%) Windows
2 14 (6.14%) UNIX
3 11 (4.82%) Linux
4 8 (3.51%) Android
5 5 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (54.39%) BDD
3 103 (45.18%) Scrum
4 87 (38.16%) TDD
5 47 (20.61%) Test Automation
6 46 (20.18%) Test Scripting
7 44 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (18.86%) Automated Testing
9 42 (18.42%) E-Commerce
10 38 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 34 (14.91%) Automation Testing
12 33 (14.47%) OO
13 32 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (13.16%) User Stories
15 21 (9.21%) SDLC
15 21 (9.21%) Software Engineering
16 20 (8.77%) Kanban
17 17 (7.46%) Manual Testing
17 17 (7.46%) MVC
18 16 (7.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 98 (42.98%) Java
2 65 (28.51%) C#
3 60 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 52 (22.81%) SQL
5 27 (11.84%) Ruby
6 16 (7.02%) PHP
7 9 (3.95%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.51%) Groovy
9 4 (1.75%) Scala
9 4 (1.75%) VB
9 4 (1.75%) XPath
10 3 (1.32%) Python
11 2 (0.88%) VBA
11 2 (0.88%) Perl
11 2 (0.88%) C++
11 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.88%) VB6
11 2 (0.88%) F#
12 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (7.02%) ISEB
2 11 (4.82%) ISTQB
2 11 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (3.51%) Degree
4 7 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.32%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (35.96%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) DICOM
System Software
1 17 (7.46%) Varnish
2 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.95%) Puppet
1 9 (3.95%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.40%) Oracle
3 15 (6.58%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.51%) Adobe
5 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.88%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.44%) VMware
7 1 (0.44%) Zend
7 1 (0.44%) Twitter
7 1 (0.44%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.44%) Reuters
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
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