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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 400 464 573
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +109
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 236 185 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 1.16% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 127 59
Median daily rate £450 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
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
15333 15939 15512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.79% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10591 11100 10567
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 261 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +68 230 £450 +23.28% 38
London +42 119 £500 +20.48% 17
East of England +30 25 £350 -30.00% 2
South East +25 22 £488 +39.28% 2
Hertfordshire - 16 £325 - 2
North West +10 14 £388 +19.23% 7
Yorkshire +20 13 £450 +63.63%
South West -15 13 £360 +2.85% 7
City of London 0 12 £513 +20.58% 2
West Midlands -3 12 £320 - 1
Leeds +24 11 £450 +63.63%
West Yorkshire +20 11 £450 +63.63%
Manchester +9 11 £388 +19.23% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £325 - 1
North East - 9 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £450 -
West Sussex +16 7 £500 +3.89%
Worthing +5 7 £500 -2.43%
Bedford - 7 £450 -
Somerset - 7 £350 -
Taunton - 6 £350 -
Scotland +17 5 £375 +31.57% 3
Rickmansworth - 5 £327 -
Shropshire - 5 £400 -
Edinburgh - 4 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £290 - 1
Watford - 4 - - 2
Telford - 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £386 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 343 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (61.29%) Cucumber
3 263 (60.60%) BDD
4 236 (54.38%) Java
5 194 (44.70%) Selenium
6 178 (41.01%) Jenkins
7 177 (40.78%) Scrum
8 149 (34.33%) JIRA
9 146 (33.64%) Test Automation
10 144 (33.18%) Git (software)
11 132 (30.41%) JavaScript
12 128 (29.49%) HTML
13 124 (28.57%) TDD
14 122 (28.11%) QA
15 117 (26.96%) CSS
16 115 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
17 99 (22.81%) SQL
18 95 (21.89%) WebDriver
19 90 (20.74%) Web Services
20 89 (20.51%) AngularJS
21 88 (20.28%) CSS3
22 85 (19.59%) Automated Testing
23 83 (19.12%) Open Source
24 81 (18.66%) HTML5
25 80 (18.43%) User Stories
26 79 (18.20%) Finance
27 70 (16.13%) JUnit
28 68 (15.67%) RESTful
29 67 (15.44%) MVC
30 66 (15.21%) Maven

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 55 (12.67%) Confluence
2 35 (8.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 23 (5.30%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.15%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.92%) Apache
7 4 (0.92%) JBoss
7 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.69%) CMS
8 3 (0.69%) Mule
9 2 (0.46%) IIS
9 2 (0.46%) nginx
9 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.23%) GemFire
10 1 (0.23%) Kentico
10 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.69%) MS Office
4 2 (0.46%) Mingle
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.61%) Magento
2 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.15%) GitHub
2 15 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.92%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.92%) Slack
5 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.46%) Force.com
5 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.46%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.76%) HTTP
2 3 (0.69%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) Network Security
3 2 (0.46%) SSL
3 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.23%) AMQP
4 1 (0.23%) DNS
4 1 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.22%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.99%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.46%) Couchbase
5 11 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.30%) Big Data
7 8 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (1.84%) GIS
7 8 (1.84%) QGIS
7 8 (1.84%) Spatial Data
8 7 (1.61%) DB2
8 7 (1.61%) DbVisualizer
9 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.15%) MySQL
10 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.92%) Redis
11 4 (0.92%) SimpleDB
12 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 266 (61.29%) Cucumber
2 194 (44.70%) Selenium
3 178 (41.01%) Jenkins
4 149 (34.33%) JIRA
5 144 (33.18%) Git (software)
6 95 (21.89%) WebDriver
7 70 (16.13%) JUnit
8 66 (15.21%) Maven
9 58 (13.36%) SoapUI
10 48 (11.06%) TeamCity
11 47 (10.83%) Mockito
12 39 (8.99%) Spock
13 35 (8.06%) Visual Studio
14 30 (6.91%) JBehave
14 30 (6.91%) SpecFlow
15 28 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (6.22%) Appium
16 27 (6.22%) gulp
17 26 (5.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 25 (5.76%) Protractor
General
1 79 (18.20%) Finance
2 34 (7.83%) Retail
3 33 (7.60%) Banking
4 8 (1.84%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.92%) Marketing
5 4 (0.92%) Publishing
6 2 (0.46%) Front Office
6 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Back Office
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 161 (37.10%) Developer
2 106 (24.42%) Tester
3 92 (21.20%) Analyst
4 87 (20.05%) Automation Tester
5 55 (12.67%) Test Analyst
6 46 (10.60%) Test Engineer
7 42 (9.68%) Java Developer
8 39 (8.99%) Senior Developer
9 35 (8.06%) Business Analyst
10 34 (7.83%) Developer in Test
11 31 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
12 28 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
13 26 (5.99%) Java Automation Tester
13 26 (5.99%) QA Tester
13 26 (5.99%) Selenium Tester
14 25 (5.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 25 (5.76%) Test Automation Developer
15 24 (5.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 23 (5.30%) Agile Business Analyst
17 20 (4.61%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (29.49%) HTML
2 117 (26.96%) CSS
3 90 (20.74%) Web Services
4 89 (20.51%) AngularJS
5 88 (20.28%) CSS3
6 81 (18.66%) HTML5
7 68 (15.67%) RESTful
8 63 (14.52%) J2EE
9 61 (14.06%) XML
10 60 (13.82%) jQuery
10 60 (13.82%) Spring
11 58 (13.36%) Node.js
12 56 (12.90%) REST
13 54 (12.44%) .NET
14 50 (11.52%) JSON
15 48 (11.06%) SOAP
16 41 (9.45%) JMS
17 40 (9.22%) Hibernate
18 33 (7.60%) Apache Camel
19 32 (7.37%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.83%) User Experience
2 26 (5.99%) Mobile App
3 24 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.61%) Equities
4 7 (1.61%) Fixed Income
4 7 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (1.61%) Mathematics
5 6 (1.38%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.38%) IVR
6 4 (0.92%) AS400
6 4 (0.92%) Digital Media
6 4 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (0.92%) Wiki
7 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.69%) Fintech
7 3 (0.69%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.46%) iPhone
8 2 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.67%) Unix
2 53 (12.21%) Linux
3 18 (4.15%) Android
4 16 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.38%) Windows
6 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (60.60%) BDD
3 177 (40.78%) Scrum
4 146 (33.64%) Test Automation
5 124 (28.57%) TDD
6 115 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
7 85 (19.59%) Automated Testing
8 83 (19.12%) Open Source
9 80 (18.43%) User Stories
10 67 (15.44%) MVC
11 64 (14.75%) Unit Testing
12 63 (14.52%) Kanban
13 62 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 62 (14.29%) Software Engineering
14 56 (12.90%) Automation Testing
15 49 (11.29%) Performance Testing
16 46 (10.60%) Test Scripting
17 45 (10.37%) API Testing
18 43 (9.91%) Defect Management
18 43 (9.91%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 236 (54.38%) Java
2 132 (30.41%) JavaScript
3 99 (22.81%) SQL
4 64 (14.75%) C#
5 58 (13.36%) Ruby
6 42 (9.68%) Groovy
7 41 (9.45%) Shell Script
8 38 (8.76%) Korn
9 31 (7.14%) Scala
10 29 (6.68%) Python
11 25 (5.76%) XPath
12 22 (5.07%) PHP
13 16 (3.69%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.38%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.15%) C++
16 5 (1.15%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.46%) C
17 2 (0.46%) Lua
17 2 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (8.99%) Degree
2 22 (5.07%) ISEB
3 14 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.38%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (28.11%) QA
2 42 (9.68%) SDET
3 19 (4.38%) FATCA
4 13 (3.00%) WAI
5 9 (2.07%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (5.07%) Docker
2 9 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.92%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (2.07%) Ansible
2 5 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.92%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.92%) Terraform
4 2 (0.46%) Grafana
4 2 (0.46%) Graphite
4 2 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.46%) Kibana
4 2 (0.46%) Puppet
4 2 (0.46%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 46 (10.60%) Atlassian
2 39 (8.99%) Solace
3 34 (7.83%) Adobe
4 24 (5.53%) MuleSoft
5 22 (5.07%) Oracle
6 21 (4.84%) Microsoft
7 13 (3.00%) Zend
8 10 (2.30%) HP
9 8 (1.84%) Xamarin
10 7 (1.61%) Apigee
10 7 (1.61%) hybris
10 7 (1.61%) IBM
11 6 (1.38%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.15%) Charles River
13 4 (0.92%) Google
13 4 (0.92%) Splunk
14 3 (0.69%) Avaya
15 2 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
15 2 (0.46%) Red Hat
15 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £420 per day
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West Malling, Kent
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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London
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Rate: From £200 to £300 per day TBC
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