The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
UK
Rank 397 438 542
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +104
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 205 180 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.49% 1.24% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 123 50
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
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 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
13717 14470 13679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.64% 29.00% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9939 9261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 258 181
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 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 +47 199 £400 +3.22% 48
London +10 84 £475 +14.45% 16
East of England +21 20 £400 -20.00% 3
South West -11 18 £360 +2.85% 7
South East +15 16 £425 +14.86% 4
North West +27 14 £318 -12.41% 7
West Midlands +2 14 £290 - 2
Manchester +27 13 £318 - 6
Yorkshire +23 13 £410 +49.09% 7
Hertfordshire +11 13 £413 - 1
North East - 13 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £300 -
West Sussex +10 10 £538 +11.76% 1
West Yorkshire +22 8 £410 +49.09% 3
Leeds +8 8 £410 +49.09% 3
Shropshire - 7 £469 -
Somerset - 6 £365 - 1
Wiltshire - 6 £325 -
Swindon - 6 £325 -
Taunton - 6 £365 -
Watford +4 5 £425 - 1
Worthing -3 5 £538 +4.95%
Rickmansworth - 5 £311 -
Scotland +27 4 £325 -11.56%
City of London -14 4 £605 +42.35% 3
Bedford - 4 £450 -
Sheffield - 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Birmingham - 4 £290 - 1

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin.

1 348 (77.68%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (62.28%) BDD
3 275 (61.38%) Cucumber
4 260 (58.04%) Java
5 222 (49.55%) Selenium
6 195 (43.53%) Scrum
7 179 (39.96%) Jenkins
8 165 (36.83%) Test Automation
9 161 (35.94%) JIRA
10 135 (30.13%) Git (software)
11 134 (29.91%) TDD
12 130 (29.02%) JavaScript
13 128 (28.57%) QA
14 123 (27.46%) Continuous Integration
15 118 (26.34%) Automated Testing
16 115 (25.67%) HTML
17 112 (25.00%) WebDriver
18 103 (22.99%) CSS
19 98 (21.88%) Web Services
20 97 (21.65%) SQL
21 86 (19.20%) AngularJS
22 85 (18.97%) User Stories
22 85 (18.97%) Open Source
22 85 (18.97%) C#
23 84 (18.75%) Finance
24 80 (17.86%) JUnit
25 77 (17.19%) RESTful
26 76 (16.96%) Kanban
26 76 (16.96%) Linux
27 75 (16.74%) CSS3

Gherkin
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 63 (14.06%) Confluence
2 35 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 30 (6.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 20 (4.46%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.46%) nginx
6 8 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.34%) JBoss
8 4 (0.89%) Apache
8 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.67%) Mule
10 2 (0.45%) CMS
10 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.22%) GemFire
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.79%) Pixelmator
3 6 (1.34%) MS Office
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Magento
2 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.36%) GitHub
2 11 (2.46%) Google Analytics
3 9 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.89%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.45%) Lucidchart
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.45%) Slack
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.13%) HTTP
2 11 (2.46%) SSL
2 11 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.89%) SSH
4 3 (0.67%) IMAP
4 3 (0.67%) Internet
5 2 (0.45%) POP3
5 2 (0.45%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.22%) AMQP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.60%) MongoDB
2 38 (8.48%) SQL Server
3 27 (6.03%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.35%) Big Data
5 11 (2.46%) Couchbase
6 8 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.34%) Redis
9 5 (1.12%) DB2
9 5 (1.12%) DbVisualizer
10 4 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.89%) GIS
10 4 (0.89%) QGIS
10 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.89%) SimpleDB
10 4 (0.89%) Spatial Data
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 275 (61.38%) Cucumber
2 222 (49.55%) Selenium
3 179 (39.96%) Jenkins
4 161 (35.94%) JIRA
5 135 (30.13%) Git (software)
6 112 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 80 (17.86%) JUnit
8 74 (16.52%) Maven
9 73 (16.29%) SoapUI
10 53 (11.83%) Mockito
11 51 (11.38%) TeamCity
12 41 (9.15%) Spock
13 35 (7.81%) SpecFlow
14 34 (7.59%) JBehave
14 34 (7.59%) Visual Studio
15 31 (6.92%) Appium
16 29 (6.47%) gulp
16 29 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (4.46%) Protractor
General
1 84 (18.75%) Finance
2 39 (8.71%) Banking
3 32 (7.14%) Retail
4 7 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.12%) Marketing
7 4 (0.89%) Games
7 4 (0.89%) Publishing
8 2 (0.45%) Electronics
8 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 163 (36.38%) Developer
2 127 (28.35%) Tester
3 106 (23.66%) Automation Tester
4 82 (18.30%) Analyst
5 49 (10.94%) Test Analyst
6 47 (10.49%) Test Engineer
7 46 (10.27%) Java Developer
7 46 (10.27%) Selenium Tester
8 45 (10.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 40 (8.93%) Developer in Test
10 36 (8.04%) Senior Developer
11 33 (7.37%) Java Automation Tester
12 30 (6.70%) Business Analyst
13 27 (6.03%) Automation Test Analyst
13 27 (6.03%) Test Automation Engineer
14 24 (5.36%) Test Automation Developer
15 21 (4.69%) QA Engineer
15 21 (4.69%) QA Tester
16 18 (4.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 17 (3.79%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (25.67%) HTML
2 103 (22.99%) CSS
3 98 (21.88%) Web Services
4 86 (19.20%) AngularJS
5 77 (17.19%) RESTful
6 75 (16.74%) CSS3
7 74 (16.52%) HTML5
8 68 (15.18%) Spring
9 66 (14.73%) Node.js
10 63 (14.06%) jQuery
11 62 (13.84%) XML
12 59 (13.17%) J2EE
13 58 (12.95%) REST
14 56 (12.50%) SOAP
15 52 (11.61%) .NET
15 52 (11.61%) Hibernate
16 49 (10.94%) JSON
17 43 (9.60%) JMS
18 36 (8.04%) JDBC
19 31 (6.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 32 (7.14%) User Experience
2 18 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.56%) Equities
4 7 (1.56%) Fixed Income
4 7 (1.56%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.12%) IVR
6 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
6 4 (0.89%) Wiki
7 3 (0.67%) Fintech
7 3 (0.67%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.96%) Linux
2 64 (14.29%) Unix
3 14 (3.13%) Android
3 14 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.68%) Windows
5 11 (2.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (77.68%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (62.28%) BDD
3 195 (43.53%) Scrum
4 165 (36.83%) Test Automation
5 134 (29.91%) TDD
6 123 (27.46%) Continuous Integration
7 118 (26.34%) Automated Testing
8 85 (18.97%) Open Source
8 85 (18.97%) User Stories
9 76 (16.96%) Kanban
10 74 (16.52%) Automation Testing
11 72 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 67 (14.96%) Software Engineering
12 67 (14.96%) Unit Testing
13 63 (14.06%) Test Scripting
14 58 (12.95%) API Testing
15 54 (12.05%) MVC
16 52 (11.61%) Defect Management
17 51 (11.38%) Performance Testing
18 48 (10.71%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 260 (58.04%) Java
2 130 (29.02%) JavaScript
3 97 (21.65%) SQL
4 85 (18.97%) C#
5 71 (15.85%) Ruby
6 54 (12.05%) Scala
7 53 (11.83%) Python
7 53 (11.83%) Shell Script
8 48 (10.71%) Groovy
9 41 (9.15%) Korn
10 25 (5.58%) XPath
11 14 (3.13%) PHP
12 13 (2.90%) Perl
12 13 (2.90%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.46%) Haskell
14 9 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.89%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.67%) C++
17 2 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (9.38%) Degree
2 20 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.02%) ISEB
4 13 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (28.57%) QA
2 39 (8.71%) SDET
3 20 (4.46%) FATCA
4 8 (1.79%) WAI
5 7 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (4.02%) Docker
2 9 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.45%) Dovecot
3 2 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.46%) Grafana
1 11 (2.46%) Kibana
2 5 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.89%) Ansible
3 4 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.67%) Puppet
5 2 (0.45%) Graphite
5 2 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.45%) Terraform
5 2 (0.45%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 58 (12.95%) Atlassian
2 41 (9.15%) Solace
3 29 (6.47%) Adobe
4 25 (5.58%) Microsoft
5 24 (5.36%) MuleSoft
6 17 (3.79%) Oracle
7 13 (2.90%) Google
8 11 (2.46%) Xamarin
9 8 (1.79%) HP
9 8 (1.79%) Zend
10 5 (1.12%) Charles River
10 5 (1.12%) hybris
10 5 (1.12%) IBM
11 4 (0.89%) Apigee
11 4 (0.89%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.67%) Avaya
13 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.45%) SAP
13 2 (0.45%) Splunk
13 2 (0.45%) webMethods
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