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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 523 539 546
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 102 77 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.49% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 61 38
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
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
16607 15856 15326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.97% 28.03% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 10074 9835
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 222 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +16 97 £425 +3.03% 42
London -3 51 £463 +8.82% 19
North West -2 19 £450 +40.62% 11
Manchester +5 16 £450 +40.62% 7
South West -6 11 £325 -
Devon - 11 £325 -
Plymouth - 10 £325 -
City of London +11 8 £481 - 3
South East -19 7 £325 - 6
Yorkshire -26 6 £330 +20.00% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £338 - 1
Scotland - 4 £338 - 1
South Yorkshire -10 3 £330 +20.00% 1
Sheffield -16 3 £330 +20.00% 1
Hampshire - 3 £325 - 2
Lancashire - 3 £500 - 2
Canary Wharf - 2 £513 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £338 -
East of England - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £338 -
Watford - 2 - -
Preston - 2 £500 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Cardiff -11 1 £363 +16.00%
South Wales -15 1 £363 +16.00% 1
Wales -17 1 £363 -9.37% 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £250 - 2
Surrey - 1 £320 -
York - 1 - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 184 (82.51%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (64.57%) Cucumber
3 126 (56.50%) BDD
4 122 (54.71%) Selenium
5 101 (45.29%) Java
6 92 (41.26%) Scrum
7 82 (36.77%) QA
8 79 (35.43%) TDD
9 63 (28.25%) C#
10 60 (26.91%) HTML
11 54 (24.22%) JavaScript
12 53 (23.77%) SpecFlow
13 52 (23.32%) Web Services
14 48 (21.52%) Test Scripting
14 48 (21.52%) WebDriver
14 48 (21.52%) Jenkins
15 46 (20.63%) Test Automation
15 46 (20.63%) JIRA
15 46 (20.63%) .NET
16 45 (20.18%) SQL
17 44 (19.73%) Software Testing
18 43 (19.28%) CSS
19 42 (18.83%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (18.39%) Git (software)
21 40 (17.94%) Automated Testing
22 39 (17.49%) HTML5
23 38 (17.04%) E-Commerce
24 36 (16.14%) XML
25 35 (15.70%) Finance
26 34 (15.25%) jQuery

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19 (8.52%) Confluence
2 10 (4.48%) Apache
3 9 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.59%) Drupal
4 8 (3.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (3.14%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.24%) Node.js
7 4 (1.79%) JBoss
7 4 (1.79%) CMS
7 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.90%) IIS
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.45%) Jetty
9 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.59%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.90%) HTTP
2 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.45%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.73%) MySQL
3 10 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.04%) DB2
4 9 (4.04%) DbVisualizer
4 9 (4.04%) Redis
5 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.90%) DTS
8 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 144 (64.57%) Cucumber
2 122 (54.71%) Selenium
3 53 (23.77%) SpecFlow
4 48 (21.52%) Jenkins
4 48 (21.52%) WebDriver
5 46 (20.63%) JIRA
6 41 (18.39%) Git (software)
7 25 (11.21%) Subversion
8 23 (10.31%) JUnit
8 23 (10.31%) NUnit
9 16 (7.17%) Visual Studio
10 15 (6.73%) Maven
10 15 (6.73%) JBehave
10 15 (6.73%) Mockito
11 14 (6.28%) JMeter
12 13 (5.83%) TeamCity
13 11 (4.93%) HP UFT
13 11 (4.93%) Behat
14 10 (4.48%) Capybara
14 10 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (15.70%) Finance
2 17 (7.62%) Retail
3 9 (4.04%) Banking
4 6 (2.69%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.69%) Marketing
4 6 (2.69%) Back Office
5 4 (1.79%) Automotive
5 4 (1.79%) Legal
6 3 (1.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (37.22%) Analyst
2 59 (26.46%) Developer
3 56 (25.11%) Test Analyst
4 49 (21.97%) Tester
5 24 (10.76%) Automation Tester
6 20 (8.97%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.52%) Automation Analyst
8 18 (8.07%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (7.62%) Java Developer
10 16 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (5.38%) Senior Developer
11 12 (5.38%) Selenium Tester
12 11 (4.93%) Test Engineer
13 10 (4.48%) .NET Developer
13 10 (4.48%) Agile Test Analyst
14 9 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (4.04%) Agile Business Analyst
14 9 (4.04%) QA Analyst
14 9 (4.04%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (3.59%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (26.91%) HTML
2 52 (23.32%) Web Services
3 46 (20.63%) .NET
4 43 (19.28%) CSS
5 39 (17.49%) HTML5
6 36 (16.14%) XML
7 34 (15.25%) jQuery
8 31 (13.90%) AngularJS
9 24 (10.76%) CSS3
9 24 (10.76%) ASP.NET
10 22 (9.87%) Ajax
11 18 (8.07%) RESTful
12 17 (7.62%) JSON
13 16 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (6.73%) J2EE
14 15 (6.73%) JSP
15 13 (5.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (5.38%) Spring
17 10 (4.48%) Hibernate
18 9 (4.04%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.04%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.59%) Derivative
4 7 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.24%) Equities
6 4 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.35%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.35%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.35%) Wiki
8 2 (0.90%) Blog
8 2 (0.90%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.90%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.90%) IPTV
8 2 (0.90%) NHS
8 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.90%) User Experience
9 1 (0.45%) iPad
9 1 (0.45%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.73%) Windows
2 12 (5.38%) UNIX
3 8 (3.59%) Linux
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.35%) Android
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (82.51%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (56.50%) BDD
3 92 (41.26%) Scrum
4 79 (35.43%) TDD
5 48 (21.52%) Test Scripting
6 46 (20.63%) Test Automation
7 44 (19.73%) Software Testing
8 42 (18.83%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (17.94%) Automated Testing
10 38 (17.04%) E-Commerce
11 33 (14.80%) Automation Testing
12 32 (14.35%) User Stories
12 32 (14.35%) OO
12 32 (14.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (9.42%) Software Engineering
14 20 (8.97%) SDLC
15 19 (8.52%) System Testing
16 18 (8.07%) MVC
17 17 (7.62%) Manual Testing
18 14 (6.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 101 (45.29%) Java
2 63 (28.25%) C#
3 54 (24.22%) JavaScript
4 45 (20.18%) SQL
5 30 (13.45%) Ruby
6 11 (4.93%) PHP
7 7 (3.14%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.69%) Groovy
9 5 (2.24%) Scala
10 3 (1.35%) C++
11 2 (0.90%) XPath
11 2 (0.90%) VB
11 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.45%) Python
12 1 (0.45%) C
12 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (8.07%) ISEB
2 16 (7.17%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.59%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.14%) Degree
6 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (36.77%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) DICOM
2 1 (0.45%) EMIR
System Software
1 16 (7.17%) Varnish
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.48%) Puppet
2 8 (3.59%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.45%) Graylog
Vendors
1 23 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.28%) Oracle
3 10 (4.48%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.59%) Adobe
5 5 (2.24%) Talend
6 3 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.90%) OpenLink
7 2 (0.90%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.45%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.45%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.45%) VMware
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter
8 1 (0.45%) Reuters
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Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day
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Glamorgan
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Rate: 300-425 Per Day
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Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
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Wales
TRG
Rate: 325-400 Per Day
Posted: 15 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Yorkshire
TRG
Rate: 375-425 Per Day
Posted: 27 days ago