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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 515 519 510
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 62 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.086% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.32% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 15
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£369 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £344 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% +25.00%
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
13731 13141 12896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.00% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9225 8312 8170
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 276 337
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -10 56 £375 - 28
London +10 34 £400 +6.66% 22
East of England - 7 - -
City of London +13 6 £300 -17.24% 4
South East -24 6 £400 +23.07% 3
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Scotland -3 5 £350 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 1
Leeds - 5 £275 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
Manchester -7 3 £320 -14.66% 1
North West -8 3 £320 -14.66% 1
Berkshire -1 1 - - 1
Surrey -2 1 £325 -
South West - 1 £325 - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £325 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Livingston - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 129 (81.65%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (55.06%) Cucumber
3 78 (49.37%) Selenium
4 73 (46.20%) BDD
4 73 (46.20%) TDD
5 67 (42.41%) Java
6 63 (39.87%) Scrum
7 51 (32.28%) QA
8 48 (30.38%) jQuery
9 43 (27.22%) Git (software)
10 41 (25.95%) C#
11 40 (25.32%) HTML
12 37 (23.42%) WebDriver
12 37 (23.42%) SpecFlow
13 36 (22.78%) JavaScript
14 35 (22.15%) Web Services
14 35 (22.15%) Test Automation
15 34 (21.52%) SQL
16 33 (20.89%) Linux
17 32 (20.25%) Test Scripting
18 31 (19.62%) Python
18 31 (19.62%) Jasmine
19 30 (18.99%) Finance
20 29 (18.35%) Automated Testing
21 28 (17.72%) MySQL
22 25 (15.82%) OO
22 25 (15.82%) JIRA
22 25 (15.82%) Jenkins
23 24 (15.19%) HTML5
24 23 (14.56%) Ruby

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 22 (13.92%) Apache
2 8 (5.06%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.16%) JBoss
4 3 (1.90%) Node.js
4 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.27%) IIS
5 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.27%) Confluence
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
1 2 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) HTTP
2 4 (2.53%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) AMQP
4 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.72%) MySQL
2 20 (12.66%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (12.66%) Amazon Redshift
3 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.27%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (1.27%) Riak
6 2 (1.27%) BigTable
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.27%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.27%) DB2
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (55.06%) Cucumber
2 78 (49.37%) Selenium
3 43 (27.22%) Git (software)
4 37 (23.42%) WebDriver
4 37 (23.42%) SpecFlow
5 31 (19.62%) Jasmine
6 25 (15.82%) JIRA
6 25 (15.82%) Jenkins
7 20 (12.66%) Karma Test Runner
8 18 (11.39%) Subversion
9 13 (8.23%) JMeter
10 12 (7.59%) Maven
11 11 (6.96%) JUnit
11 11 (6.96%) Hudson
12 10 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (6.33%) TeamCity
13 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
14 8 (5.06%) Eclipse
14 8 (5.06%) SoapUI
14 8 (5.06%) Mockito
General
1 30 (18.99%) Finance
2 23 (14.56%) Games
3 11 (6.96%) Banking
4 9 (5.70%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.16%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (41.77%) Developer
2 36 (22.78%) Analyst
3 34 (21.52%) Test Analyst
4 29 (18.35%) Tester
5 19 (12.03%) Python Developer
6 17 (10.76%) Automation Tester
7 15 (9.49%) Java Developer
7 15 (9.49%) Test Engineer
8 14 (8.86%) Python/Django Developer
9 11 (6.96%) Consultant
9 11 (6.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (6.96%) Test Consultant
10 9 (5.70%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (5.70%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (5.06%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Automation Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Web Developer
13 5 (3.16%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.38%) jQuery
2 40 (25.32%) HTML
3 35 (22.15%) Web Services
4 24 (15.19%) HTML5
5 23 (14.56%) CSS
6 21 (13.29%) Ajax
7 20 (12.66%) Django
8 17 (10.76%) JSP
9 16 (10.13%) SOAP
10 15 (9.49%) CSS3
11 14 (8.86%) Spring
12 13 (8.23%) RESTful
12 13 (8.23%) XML
13 11 (6.96%) J2EE
14 10 (6.33%) .NET
14 10 (6.33%) Backbone.js
14 10 (6.33%) AngularJS
15 8 (5.06%) Sass
15 8 (5.06%) REST
16 7 (4.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.66%) Digital Media
2 15 (9.49%) Open Source
3 8 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.80%) W3C
5 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.27%) Online Games
7 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.63%) DTV
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.89%) Linux
2 9 (5.70%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.06%) Android
4 7 (4.43%) Windows
5 4 (2.53%) UNIX
6 3 (1.90%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (81.65%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (46.20%) TDD
2 73 (46.20%) BDD
3 63 (39.87%) Scrum
4 35 (22.15%) Test Automation
5 32 (20.25%) Test Scripting
6 29 (18.35%) Automated Testing
7 25 (15.82%) OO
8 22 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (13.29%) E-Commerce
10 17 (10.76%) Software Testing
11 16 (10.13%) SOA
11 16 (10.13%) MVC
12 13 (8.23%) Manual Testing
13 12 (7.59%) Automation Testing
13 12 (7.59%) OOP
14 11 (6.96%) Test Strategy
15 10 (6.33%) Kanban
16 9 (5.70%) Performance Testing
17 8 (5.06%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 67 (42.41%) Java
2 41 (25.95%) C#
3 36 (22.78%) JavaScript
4 34 (21.52%) SQL
5 31 (19.62%) Python
6 23 (14.56%) Ruby
7 20 (12.66%) Scala
8 19 (12.03%) PHP
9 5 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.53%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.27%) Groovy
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) F#
12 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) XPath
12 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.63%) Perl
12 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (12.03%) ISEB
1 19 (12.03%) ISTQB
2 12 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.80%) Degree
4 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (32.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.53%) Puppet
3 3 (1.90%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) logstash
4 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.59%) Oracle
3 5 (3.16%) Google
4 4 (2.53%) HP
5 1 (0.63%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
5 1 (0.63%) Zend
5 1 (0.63%) New Relic
5 1 (0.63%) SAP
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