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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 497 525 539
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +14
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 146 121 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 0.77% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 83 49
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
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
15657 15670 14656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.52% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10952 10538 9499
Median daily rate £415 £397 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% +5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 220 208
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -17 115 £415 +3.75% 37
London -13 59 £425 - 23
South East -3 18 £400 +23.07% 2
Wales - 17 £475 -
Cardiff - 17 £475 -
South Wales - 17 £475 -
City of London +42 9 £390 +0.64% 3
Berkshire +12 9 £355 +1.42% 2
Reading +12 8 £360 +2.85% 1
East Midlands +9 8 £420 - 1
Nottingham - 8 £420 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £420 -
Scotland +8 7 - - 1
East of England +17 6 £500 - 1
Yorkshire 0 6 £325 +8.33%
North West -7 6 £394 -5.97% 2
South West +3 5 £345 +6.97% 4
West Yorkshire -2 5 £325 +8.33%
Leeds -2 5 £325 +8.33%
Edinburgh -3 5 - -
Hampshire -9 5 £450 +38.46%
North East - 5 - - 2
Essex - 5 £500 -
Manchester -15 4 £388 -7.46% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £500 -
Worthing - 3 £513 -
West Sussex - 3 £513 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £363 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £400 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 230 (81.85%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (63.70%) BDD
3 167 (59.43%) Cucumber
4 149 (53.02%) Selenium
5 122 (43.42%) Scrum
6 97 (34.52%) Java
7 93 (33.10%) TDD
8 91 (32.38%) Test Automation
9 76 (27.05%) QA
9 76 (27.05%) Jenkins
10 68 (24.20%) Git (software)
10 68 (24.20%) WebDriver
11 66 (23.49%) JIRA
12 65 (23.13%) JavaScript
12 65 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (22.78%) SpecFlow
13 64 (22.78%) C#
14 54 (19.22%) Web Services
15 52 (18.51%) .NET
16 51 (18.15%) HTML
17 49 (17.44%) CSS
18 47 (16.73%) SQL
18 47 (16.73%) Ruby
19 44 (15.66%) Finance
19 44 (15.66%) User Stories
20 42 (14.95%) AngularJS
21 38 (13.52%) Test Scripting
22 35 (12.46%) SQL Server
22 35 (12.46%) OO
23 34 (12.10%) XML

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 19 (6.76%) Confluence
2 10 (3.56%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (3.20%) Apache
4 8 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.85%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.07%) JBoss
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.71%) CMS
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) Kentico
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.36%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.71%) Mingle
3 2 (0.71%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.42%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.56%) GitHub
3 5 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.42%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.07%) Force.com
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.27%) HTTP
2 4 (1.42%) SSH
3 3 (1.07%) Network Security
4 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.05%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.69%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.85%) MySQL
5 7 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.49%) Couchbase
5 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.42%) DB2
7 4 (1.42%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (1.42%) GIS
7 4 (1.42%) QGIS
7 4 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.42%) Spatial Data
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.71%) Big Data
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 167 (59.43%) Cucumber
2 149 (53.02%) Selenium
3 76 (27.05%) Jenkins
4 68 (24.20%) Git (software)
4 68 (24.20%) WebDriver
5 66 (23.49%) JIRA
6 64 (22.78%) SpecFlow
7 29 (10.32%) Protractor
8 26 (9.25%) JUnit
9 25 (8.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (7.47%) SoapUI
10 21 (7.47%) Visual Studio
11 20 (7.12%) Maven
12 19 (6.76%) NUnit
13 16 (5.69%) RSpec
13 16 (5.69%) Subversion
14 15 (5.34%) TeamCity
15 13 (4.63%) Appium
15 13 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (4.63%) JBehave
General
1 44 (15.66%) Finance
2 33 (11.74%) Banking
3 9 (3.20%) Retail
4 7 (2.49%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.14%) Marketing
6 5 (1.78%) Electronics
6 5 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (32.74%) Analyst
2 82 (29.18%) Developer
3 60 (21.35%) Tester
4 49 (17.44%) Test Analyst
5 42 (14.95%) Business Analyst
6 40 (14.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 39 (13.88%) Automation Tester
8 31 (11.03%) Agile Business Analyst
9 30 (10.68%) Developer in Test
9 30 (10.68%) Java Developer
10 27 (9.61%) Test Engineer
11 26 (9.25%) Test Automation Developer
12 23 (8.19%) QA Tester
13 20 (7.12%) Test Automation Engineer
14 17 (6.05%) .NET Developer
15 15 (5.34%) Banking Analyst
16 13 (4.63%) Ruby Developer
16 13 (4.63%) Selenium Tester
17 12 (4.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
17 12 (4.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (19.22%) Web Services
2 52 (18.51%) .NET
3 51 (18.15%) HTML
4 49 (17.44%) CSS
5 42 (14.95%) AngularJS
6 34 (12.10%) XML
7 31 (11.03%) RESTful
8 27 (9.61%) ASP.NET
9 23 (8.19%) CSS3
9 23 (8.19%) jQuery
10 21 (7.47%) HTML5
10 21 (7.47%) REST
11 20 (7.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (6.76%) SOAP
13 18 (6.41%) JSON
14 15 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (4.98%) .NET Framework
15 14 (4.98%) J2EE
16 13 (4.63%) Spring
17 11 (3.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.98%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.14%) Algorithms
3 6 (2.14%) IVR
3 6 (2.14%) User Experience
3 6 (2.14%) Wiki
4 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.42%) AS400
5 4 (1.42%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.42%) iPhone
5 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.42%) Smartcard
5 4 (1.42%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.07%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.41%) Unix
2 15 (5.34%) Linux
3 9 (3.20%) Windows
4 8 (2.85%) Android
5 6 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.07%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (81.85%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (63.70%) BDD
3 122 (43.42%) Scrum
4 93 (33.10%) TDD
5 91 (32.38%) Test Automation
6 65 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (15.66%) User Stories
8 38 (13.52%) Test Scripting
9 35 (12.46%) OO
10 33 (11.74%) Automation Testing
11 31 (11.03%) Functional Testing
12 30 (10.68%) Automated Testing
12 30 (10.68%) MVC
13 24 (8.54%) Kanban
13 24 (8.54%) Open Source
13 24 (8.54%) Test Management
14 22 (7.83%) Front End Development
15 20 (7.12%) ATDD
15 20 (7.12%) Software Testing
16 19 (6.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (34.52%) Java
2 65 (23.13%) JavaScript
3 64 (22.78%) C#
4 47 (16.73%) Ruby
4 47 (16.73%) SQL
5 19 (6.76%) Groovy
6 14 (4.98%) PHP
7 12 (4.27%) Python
8 9 (3.20%) C++
9 8 (2.85%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.49%) Apple Swift
10 7 (2.49%) Scala
11 6 (2.14%) C
11 6 (2.14%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.07%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.71%) Perl
15 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (9.61%) ISEB
2 16 (5.69%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.91%) Degree
3 11 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (2.85%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (27.05%) QA
2 23 (8.19%) SDET
3 8 (2.85%) WAI
4 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (3.91%) Docker
2 4 (1.42%) Varnish
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) Puppet
2 5 (1.78%) Ansible
3 4 (1.42%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) Grafana
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 33 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.56%) Oracle
3 9 (3.20%) HP
4 8 (2.85%) Adobe
4 8 (2.85%) Zend
5 7 (2.49%) IBM
6 5 (1.78%) hybris
6 5 (1.78%) SAP
7 4 (1.42%) Apigee
7 4 (1.42%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.42%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.42%) Splunk
8 3 (1.07%) IBM Sterling
8 3 (1.07%) Solace
8 3 (1.07%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.71%) Google
9 2 (0.71%) Rally
9 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months+
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £180 to £250 per day 6months+
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 6months+
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago