The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 508 527 553
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +26
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 64 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.077% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 22
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£375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 July 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 July 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 +17 62 £375 +7.14% 34
London +29 40 £450 +24.13% 27
South West - 16 £325 - 1
South East -4 4 £300 -7.69% 3
City of London +14 2 £388 +19.23% 6
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 97 (70.80%) BDD
2 80 (58.39%) Cucumber
3 70 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (47.45%) Scrum
5 61 (44.53%) Java
6 56 (40.88%) TDD
7 50 (36.50%) Selenium
8 49 (35.77%) HTML
9 47 (34.31%) QA
10 46 (33.58%) C#
11 45 (32.85%) JavaScript
12 44 (32.12%) Web Services
12 44 (32.12%) Jenkins
13 40 (29.20%) CSS
14 37 (27.01%) SpecFlow
14 37 (27.01%) jQuery
15 33 (24.09%) Software Testing
16 31 (22.63%) SQL
17 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
18 28 (20.44%) Test Automation
19 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
19 27 (19.71%) HTML5
20 26 (18.98%) Unit Testing
20 26 (18.98%) WebDriver
20 26 (18.98%) Open Source
21 25 (18.25%) CSS3
21 25 (18.25%) Ruby
21 25 (18.25%) Maven
22 24 (17.52%) Finance
22 24 (17.52%) OO

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (11.68%) Alfresco
2 9 (6.57%) CMS
3 5 (3.65%) Node.js
4 3 (2.19%) Confluence
5 2 (1.46%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Mingle
1 2 (1.46%) MS Project
2 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.73%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) GitHub
2 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) Internet
1 3 (2.19%) HTTP
2 2 (1.46%) NAS
2 2 (1.46%) Firewall
2 2 (1.46%) IPv4
2 2 (1.46%) IPv6
2 2 (1.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.92%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.19%) MySQL
4 3 (2.19%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.19%) BigTable
4 3 (2.19%) Riak
5 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 80 (58.39%) Cucumber
2 50 (36.50%) Selenium
3 44 (32.12%) Jenkins
4 37 (27.01%) SpecFlow
5 26 (18.98%) WebDriver
6 25 (18.25%) Maven
7 19 (13.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (13.14%) Git (software)
9 15 (10.95%) Visual Studio
10 13 (9.49%) JIRA
11 12 (8.76%) JUnit
12 9 (6.57%) Capybara
13 8 (5.84%) Artifactory
13 8 (5.84%) MSTest
13 8 (5.84%) Hudson
14 7 (5.11%) WATIR
15 6 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (4.38%) Eclipse
15 6 (4.38%) IntelliJ
16 5 (3.65%) Behat
General
1 24 (17.52%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Banking
2 4 (2.92%) Multimedia
2 4 (2.92%) Back Office
2 4 (2.92%) Games
3 2 (1.46%) Front Office
3 2 (1.46%) Billing
3 2 (1.46%) Marketing
3 2 (1.46%) Publishing
4 1 (0.73%) Retail
4 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (40.15%) Developer
2 43 (31.39%) Analyst
3 39 (28.47%) Test Analyst
4 20 (14.60%) Java Developer
5 16 (11.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (10.95%) Tester
7 12 (8.76%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (8.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (6.57%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.84%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.84%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.11%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.38%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Test Team Leader
12 5 (3.65%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.92%) Agile Tester
13 4 (2.92%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (2.92%) Automation Engineer
13 4 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (35.77%) HTML
2 44 (32.12%) Web Services
3 40 (29.20%) CSS
4 37 (27.01%) jQuery
5 27 (19.71%) HTML5
6 25 (18.25%) CSS3
7 24 (17.52%) RESTful
8 22 (16.06%) Ajax
9 21 (15.33%) .NET
10 20 (14.60%) Spring
11 17 (12.41%) SOAP
12 16 (11.68%) JSP
12 16 (11.68%) Hibernate
12 16 (11.68%) AngularJS
13 14 (10.22%) XML
13 14 (10.22%) JSON
14 12 (8.76%) Backbone.js
15 10 (7.30%) .NET Framework
16 9 (6.57%) XHTML
16 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.98%) Open Source
2 10 (7.30%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.92%) Smartcard
3 4 (2.92%) IPTV
4 3 (2.19%) IVR
4 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) Online Games
4 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.46%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.46%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.76%) Linux
2 8 (5.84%) Android
3 7 (5.11%) Windows
4 6 (4.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (70.80%) BDD
2 70 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (47.45%) Scrum
4 56 (40.88%) TDD
5 33 (24.09%) Software Testing
6 28 (20.44%) Test Automation
7 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
8 26 (18.98%) Unit Testing
9 24 (17.52%) OO
10 21 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (14.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (14.60%) SOA
12 18 (13.14%) MVC
13 16 (11.68%) User Stories
14 15 (10.95%) Pair Programming
15 14 (10.22%) Test Strategy
16 12 (8.76%) Manual Testing
17 11 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (7.30%) Automation Testing
18 10 (7.30%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 61 (44.53%) Java
2 46 (33.58%) C#
3 45 (32.85%) JavaScript
4 31 (22.63%) SQL
5 25 (18.25%) Ruby
6 9 (6.57%) PHP
6 9 (6.57%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.92%) Python
8 2 (1.46%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (1.46%) Scala
8 2 (1.46%) Perl
9 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (16.79%) ISEB
2 19 (13.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (12.41%) ISTQB
4 13 (9.49%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.11%) Degree
7 3 (2.19%) MBA
8 2 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (34.31%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) JBoss
3 6 (4.38%) HP
4 2 (1.46%) Demandware
4 2 (1.46%) hybris
4 2 (1.46%) Zend
4 2 (1.46%) VMware
4 2 (1.46%) ATG
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
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