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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 523 527 531
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 66 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
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
15092 14279 14974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.92% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9704 9080 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 285 365
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 £17.60 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 29 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 29 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 64 £375 - 26
London +11 42 £450 +20.00% 16
South West - 17 £325 -
South East - 4 £300 - 5
City of London +15 1 - - 5
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 3
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Watford - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 98 (70.50%) BDD
2 80 (57.55%) Cucumber
3 70 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (46.76%) Scrum
5 61 (43.88%) Java
6 57 (41.01%) TDD
7 50 (35.97%) Selenium
8 49 (35.25%) HTML
9 48 (34.53%) QA
10 47 (33.81%) C#
11 45 (32.37%) JavaScript
12 44 (31.65%) Jenkins
13 42 (30.22%) Web Services
14 40 (28.78%) CSS
15 38 (27.34%) jQuery
16 37 (26.62%) SpecFlow
17 34 (24.46%) Software Testing
18 33 (23.74%) SQL
19 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
20 28 (20.14%) HTML5
20 28 (20.14%) Test Scripting
20 28 (20.14%) Test Automation
21 27 (19.42%) WebDriver
22 26 (18.71%) CSS3
23 25 (17.99%) Open Source
23 25 (17.99%) Unit Testing
23 25 (17.99%) OO
23 25 (17.99%) Ruby
24 24 (17.27%) Maven
24 24 (17.27%) Finance

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 15 (10.79%) Alfresco
2 9 (6.47%) CMS
3 5 (3.60%) Node.js
4 3 (2.16%) Confluence
5 2 (1.44%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.44%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Project
1 2 (1.44%) Mingle
2 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) GitHub
2 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.16%) HTTP
1 3 (2.16%) Internet
2 2 (1.44%) Firewall
2 2 (1.44%) NAS
2 2 (1.44%) IPv4
2 2 (1.44%) IPv6
2 2 (1.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.88%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.88%) MySQL
4 3 (2.16%) BigTable
4 3 (2.16%) Riak
4 3 (2.16%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (57.55%) Cucumber
2 50 (35.97%) Selenium
3 44 (31.65%) Jenkins
4 37 (26.62%) SpecFlow
5 27 (19.42%) WebDriver
6 24 (17.27%) Maven
7 20 (14.39%) Git (software)
8 19 (13.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (10.79%) Visual Studio
10 13 (9.35%) JIRA
11 12 (8.63%) JUnit
12 9 (6.47%) Capybara
13 8 (5.76%) MSTest
13 8 (5.76%) Hudson
14 7 (5.04%) WATIR
14 7 (5.04%) Artifactory
15 6 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (4.32%) Eclipse
15 6 (4.32%) IntelliJ
16 5 (3.60%) Behat
General
1 24 (17.27%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Games
2 5 (3.60%) Banking
3 4 (2.88%) Multimedia
3 4 (2.88%) Back Office
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.44%) Billing
4 2 (1.44%) Publishing
4 2 (1.44%) Front Office
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (40.29%) Developer
2 43 (30.94%) Analyst
3 39 (28.06%) Test Analyst
4 19 (13.67%) Java Developer
5 17 (12.23%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (10.79%) Tester
7 11 (7.91%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (7.91%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.76%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.76%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.04%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (5.04%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.32%) Test Team Leader
12 5 (3.60%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.88%) Automation Test Analyst
13 4 (2.88%) Agile Tester
13 4 (2.88%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (35.25%) HTML
2 42 (30.22%) Web Services
3 40 (28.78%) CSS
4 38 (27.34%) jQuery
5 28 (20.14%) HTML5
6 26 (18.71%) CSS3
7 23 (16.55%) RESTful
7 23 (16.55%) Ajax
8 20 (14.39%) .NET
9 19 (13.67%) Spring
10 17 (12.23%) JSP
10 17 (12.23%) AngularJS
11 16 (11.51%) SOAP
12 15 (10.79%) Hibernate
13 14 (10.07%) XML
14 13 (9.35%) JSON
14 13 (9.35%) Backbone.js
15 9 (6.47%) Sass
15 9 (6.47%) J2EE
15 9 (6.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.99%) Open Source
2 10 (7.19%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.88%) Smartcard
3 4 (2.88%) IPTV
4 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.16%) Online Games
4 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.16%) IVR
5 2 (1.44%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.44%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.44%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.35%) Linux
2 8 (5.76%) Android
3 7 (5.04%) Windows
4 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (70.50%) BDD
2 70 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (46.76%) Scrum
4 57 (41.01%) TDD
5 34 (24.46%) Software Testing
6 28 (20.14%) Test Scripting
6 28 (20.14%) Test Automation
7 25 (17.99%) Unit Testing
7 25 (17.99%) OO
8 19 (13.67%) SOA
8 19 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (12.95%) MVC
10 16 (11.51%) User Stories
11 15 (10.79%) Pair Programming
12 14 (10.07%) Test Strategy
13 12 (8.63%) Manual Testing
14 11 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (7.91%) Automated Testing
15 10 (7.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (43.88%) Java
2 47 (33.81%) C#
3 45 (32.37%) JavaScript
4 33 (23.74%) SQL
5 25 (17.99%) Ruby
6 10 (7.19%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.47%) PHP
8 5 (3.60%) Python
9 2 (1.44%) Perl
9 2 (1.44%) Scala
9 2 (1.44%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.72%) Groovy
10 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (16.55%) ISEB
2 20 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (12.95%) ISTQB
4 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.04%) Degree
7 3 (2.16%) MBA
8 2 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (34.53%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.47%) JBoss
3 6 (4.32%) HP
4 2 (1.44%) ATG
4 2 (1.44%) VMware
4 2 (1.44%) Zend
4 2 (1.44%) hybris
4 2 (1.44%) Demandware
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
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