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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 511 529 546
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +17
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 81 41 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.080% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.29% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 12
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +7 74 £375 - 14
London +26 43 £400 - 6
City of London +11 7 £375 +13.20% 3
East of England - 7 - - 2
South West - 7 £325 -
South East -27 6 £388 +19.23% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £275 - 4
Hertfordshire - 6 - - 1
Scotland -4 5 £350 +16.66% 2
North West -10 5 £313 -16.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 3
Leeds - 5 £275 - 3
Edinburgh -10 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Manchester -13 4 £305 -18.66% 1
Hampshire - 4 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
Norwich - 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 £325 -
Warrington - 1 £375 -
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £325 -
West Lothian - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 137 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (54.88%) Cucumber
3 75 (45.73%) BDD
3 75 (45.73%) Selenium
4 72 (43.90%) TDD
5 67 (40.85%) Scrum
6 66 (40.24%) Java
7 52 (31.71%) jQuery
7 52 (31.71%) QA
8 45 (27.44%) C#
9 42 (25.61%) Git (software)
10 41 (25.00%) HTML
11 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
11 39 (23.78%) SpecFlow
12 37 (22.56%) WebDriver
13 36 (21.95%) Test Automation
14 34 (20.73%) Test Scripting
14 34 (20.73%) SQL
15 33 (20.12%) Web Services
15 33 (20.12%) Linux
15 33 (20.12%) Jasmine
16 32 (19.51%) Python
17 28 (17.07%) Automated Testing
17 28 (17.07%) OO
17 28 (17.07%) MySQL
18 27 (16.46%) CSS
18 27 (16.46%) Finance
18 27 (16.46%) HTML5
19 26 (15.85%) JIRA
19 26 (15.85%) Microsoft

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (14.02%) Apache
2 8 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.66%) Node.js
4 5 (3.05%) JBoss
5 4 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.22%) IIS
7 2 (1.22%) Confluence
7 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.61%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) HTTP
2 4 (2.44%) Internet
3 2 (1.22%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.07%) MySQL
2 21 (12.80%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (12.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 15 (9.15%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.22%) DB2
6 2 (1.22%) BigTable
6 2 (1.22%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.22%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (1.22%) Riak
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 90 (54.88%) Cucumber
2 75 (45.73%) Selenium
3 42 (25.61%) Git (software)
4 39 (23.78%) SpecFlow
5 37 (22.56%) WebDriver
6 33 (20.12%) Jasmine
7 26 (15.85%) JIRA
8 25 (15.24%) Jenkins
9 21 (12.80%) Karma Test Runner
10 18 (10.98%) Subversion
11 13 (7.93%) JMeter
11 13 (7.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (6.71%) Hudson
12 11 (6.71%) Maven
13 10 (6.10%) JUnit
13 10 (6.10%) Visual Studio
14 8 (4.88%) Eclipse
14 8 (4.88%) TeamCity
15 7 (4.27%) Mockito
15 7 (4.27%) QUnit
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 24 (14.63%) Games
3 12 (7.32%) Banking
4 9 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.66%) Retail
6 2 (1.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.22%) Front Office
6 2 (1.22%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (42.07%) Developer
2 39 (23.78%) Analyst
3 37 (22.56%) Test Analyst
4 29 (17.68%) Tester
5 19 (11.59%) Python Developer
6 18 (10.98%) Automation Tester
7 15 (9.15%) Test Engineer
8 14 (8.54%) Java Developer
8 14 (8.54%) Python/Django Developer
9 13 (7.93%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (6.71%) Agile Test Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) Test Consultant
11 10 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (6.10%) Consultant
12 8 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.27%) Automation Analyst
13 7 (4.27%) Automation Test Analyst
14 6 (3.66%) Web Developer
15 5 (3.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (31.71%) jQuery
2 41 (25.00%) HTML
3 33 (20.12%) Web Services
4 27 (16.46%) CSS
4 27 (16.46%) HTML5
5 22 (13.41%) Ajax
6 21 (12.80%) Django
7 19 (11.59%) CSS3
8 18 (10.98%) JSP
9 15 (9.15%) SOAP
10 14 (8.54%) RESTful
11 13 (7.93%) Spring
11 13 (7.93%) AngularJS
12 12 (7.32%) XML
13 11 (6.71%) Backbone.js
14 10 (6.10%) Sass
14 10 (6.10%) J2EE
15 9 (5.49%) .NET
16 8 (4.88%) REST
17 7 (4.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Digital Media
2 15 (9.15%) Open Source
3 6 (3.66%) W3C
3 6 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.22%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.22%) Online Games
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.12%) Linux
2 10 (6.10%) Windows
3 8 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.66%) Android
5 4 (2.44%) UNIX
6 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.83%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (45.73%) BDD
3 72 (43.90%) TDD
4 67 (40.85%) Scrum
5 36 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 34 (20.73%) Test Scripting
7 28 (17.07%) OO
7 28 (17.07%) Automated Testing
8 23 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (12.80%) E-Commerce
10 18 (10.98%) Software Testing
11 16 (9.76%) SOA
11 16 (9.76%) MVC
12 14 (8.54%) Manual Testing
12 14 (8.54%) Test Strategy
13 13 (7.93%) OOP
14 11 (6.71%) Kanban
15 10 (6.10%) Automation Testing
16 9 (5.49%) Mentoring
16 9 (5.49%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.24%) Java
2 45 (27.44%) C#
3 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
4 34 (20.73%) SQL
5 32 (19.51%) Python
6 24 (14.63%) Ruby
7 18 (10.98%) Scala
7 18 (10.98%) PHP
8 6 (3.66%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.44%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) Groovy
10 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) F#
Qualifications
1 18 (10.98%) ISEB
1 18 (10.98%) ISTQB
2 12 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (31.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.44%) Puppet
3 3 (1.83%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) logstash
4 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) Oracle
3 5 (3.05%) Google
4 4 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (0.61%) VMware
5 1 (0.61%) Telerik
5 1 (0.61%) Zend
5 1 (0.61%) New Relic
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago