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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 516 529 571
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +42
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 90 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.085% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 21
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.87%
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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -2 80 £413 +3.12% 27
London +27 65 £413 +3.12% 16
South West - 8 £336 - 2
Wales - 6 £400 -
West Wales - 4 £413 -
Swansea - 4 £413 -
City of London +18 2 £300 -22.58% 4
South East -6 2 £350 +7.69% 4
Scotland - 2 £350 -
Staines - 2 £350 - 3
Surrey - 2 £350 - 4
Edinburgh - 2 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £500 - 2
Manchester - 1 £320 - 3
North West - 1 £320 - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 126 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (51.02%) Cucumber
3 69 (46.94%) BDD
4 61 (41.50%) TDD
5 60 (40.82%) Scrum
6 53 (36.05%) Java
7 50 (34.01%) QA
8 48 (32.65%) Selenium
9 46 (31.29%) jQuery
10 40 (27.21%) C#
11 39 (26.53%) JavaScript
11 39 (26.53%) Git (software)
12 37 (25.17%) HTML
12 37 (25.17%) Microsoft
13 36 (24.49%) Test Scripting
14 34 (23.13%) SQL
15 30 (20.41%) OO
15 30 (20.41%) SpecFlow
16 29 (19.73%) Linux
16 29 (19.73%) CSS
17 28 (19.05%) Jenkins
17 28 (19.05%) HTML5
18 27 (18.37%) Python
19 26 (17.69%) MySQL
19 26 (17.69%) Ruby
20 25 (17.01%) Software Testing
20 25 (17.01%) Finance
20 25 (17.01%) Web Services
20 25 (17.01%) WebDriver
20 25 (17.01%) CSS3

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (12.24%) Apache
2 5 (3.40%) Node.js
3 4 (2.72%) Alfresco
4 3 (2.04%) Confluence
4 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.36%) CMS
5 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) Internet
2 4 (2.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.69%) MySQL
2 17 (11.56%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (11.56%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.36%) BigTable
6 2 (1.36%) Riak
6 2 (1.36%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (51.02%) Cucumber
2 48 (32.65%) Selenium
3 39 (26.53%) Git (software)
4 30 (20.41%) SpecFlow
5 28 (19.05%) Jenkins
6 25 (17.01%) WebDriver
7 24 (16.33%) Jasmine
8 23 (15.65%) JIRA
9 19 (12.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (12.24%) Karma Test Runner
11 16 (10.88%) Visual Studio
12 10 (6.80%) Maven
13 9 (6.12%) JUnit
13 9 (6.12%) Subversion
14 8 (5.44%) Capybara
15 6 (4.08%) Behat
15 6 (4.08%) JMeter
16 5 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
16 5 (3.40%) WATIR
16 5 (3.40%) Hudson
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 21 (14.29%) Games
3 6 (4.08%) Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Marketing
5 3 (2.04%) Retail
5 3 (2.04%) Publishing
6 2 (1.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (42.18%) Developer
2 42 (28.57%) Analyst
3 40 (27.21%) Test Analyst
4 20 (13.61%) Tester
4 20 (13.61%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (10.20%) Python Developer
6 12 (8.16%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Agile Test Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) Automation Tester
7 11 (7.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Python/Django Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.08%) Test Team Leader
11 4 (2.72%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Senior Tester
11 4 (2.72%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.72%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.29%) jQuery
2 37 (25.17%) HTML
3 29 (19.73%) CSS
4 28 (19.05%) HTML5
5 25 (17.01%) Web Services
5 25 (17.01%) CSS3
6 23 (15.65%) Ajax
7 21 (14.29%) JSP
8 17 (11.56%) Django
9 15 (10.20%) AngularJS
10 14 (9.52%) Backbone.js
11 12 (8.16%) Sass
12 11 (7.48%) RESTful
13 9 (6.12%) XML
13 9 (6.12%) Spring
14 8 (5.44%) J2EE
15 7 (4.76%) .NET
15 7 (4.76%) SOAP
15 7 (4.76%) REST
16 6 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Open Source
2 15 (10.20%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.72%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.72%) Online Games
3 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) W3C
4 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.73%) Linux
2 9 (6.12%) Windows
3 7 (4.76%) Android
4 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.68%) UNIX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (46.94%) BDD
3 61 (41.50%) TDD
4 60 (40.82%) Scrum
5 36 (24.49%) Test Scripting
6 30 (20.41%) OO
7 25 (17.01%) Software Testing
8 23 (15.65%) Test Automation
9 16 (10.88%) E-Commerce
10 15 (10.20%) User Stories
11 14 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 14 (9.52%) Manual Testing
11 14 (9.52%) MVC
12 13 (8.84%) Automated Testing
13 12 (8.16%) Pair Programming
13 12 (8.16%) SOA
13 12 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (6.12%) Regression Testing
14 9 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (5.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.05%) Java
2 40 (27.21%) C#
3 39 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 34 (23.13%) SQL
5 27 (18.37%) Python
6 26 (17.69%) Ruby
7 14 (9.52%) PHP
8 12 (8.16%) Scala
9 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.36%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.36%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (12.24%) ISEB
2 17 (11.56%) ISTQB
3 16 (10.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.84%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.84%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.08%) Degree
6 2 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (34.01%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) logstash
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.08%) HP
3 5 (3.40%) Google
4 3 (2.04%) JBoss
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle
5 2 (1.36%) ATG
5 2 (1.36%) hybris
5 2 (1.36%) Demandware
6 1 (0.68%) New Relic
6 1 (0.68%) Telerik
6 1 (0.68%) Zend
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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