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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 471 546 556
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +10
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 181 109 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 0.67% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 85 63
Median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £521 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
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
16161 16327 15634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 27.94% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11202 11022 9940
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 289 220
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.27 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +40 152 £450 +5.88% 39
London +16 84 £450 -2.70% 18
South East +26 24 £400 +24.03% 5
Wales +39 18 £475 +31.03%
South Wales +33 18 £475 +31.03%
Cardiff +34 17 £475 +31.03%
City of London +46 15 £450 -6.49% 3
East Midlands +12 15 £420 - 4
Nottingham - 14 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 14 £425 - 1
North West +3 10 £394 -12.50% 3
Scotland +18 8 - -
West Sussex - 8 £500 - 1
Yorkshire 0 7 £350 +16.66%
Manchester -10 7 £388 -13.88% 2
Worthing - 7 £506 - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £375 +11.11%
Berkshire +14 5 £388 +55.00% 2
Edinburgh +8 5 - -
Leeds +7 5 £350 +16.66%
Hampshire +5 5 £450 +38.46%
West Yorkshire +4 5 £350 +16.66%
Reading - 5 £388 - 2
North East - 5 £300 -
Milton Keynes +16 4 £375 +11.11%
East of England +15 4 £500 -
South West +3 3 - - 7
Glasgow - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £500 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 266 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (63.81%) BDD
3 197 (62.54%) Cucumber
4 152 (48.25%) Selenium
5 120 (38.10%) Scrum
6 117 (37.14%) Java
7 112 (35.56%) TDD
8 105 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 97 (30.79%) Jenkins
10 85 (26.98%) JavaScript
10 85 (26.98%) QA
11 84 (26.67%) Git (software)
12 79 (25.08%) Continuous Integration
12 79 (25.08%) JIRA
13 77 (24.44%) WebDriver
14 66 (20.95%) C#
14 66 (20.95%) HTML
15 64 (20.32%) CSS
16 61 (19.37%) Web Services
17 55 (17.46%) AngularJS
18 53 (16.83%) SpecFlow
19 52 (16.51%) User Stories
19 52 (16.51%) .NET
20 50 (15.87%) SQL
21 47 (14.92%) Finance
21 47 (14.92%) Ruby
22 43 (13.65%) MVC
22 43 (13.65%) Automated Testing
23 42 (13.33%) SQL Server
24 40 (12.70%) RESTful

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 27 (8.57%) Confluence
2 14 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 13 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (2.54%) Apache
5 8 (2.54%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.27%) JBoss
6 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) IIS
8 2 (0.63%) Mule
8 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.32%) Kentico
9 1 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.32%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (4.13%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.95%) Mingle
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.32%) MS Office
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Magento
1 5 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.86%) GitHub
3 7 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.27%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.27%) Slack
6 3 (0.95%) Force.com
7 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.63%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.17%) HTTP
2 4 (1.27%) SSH
3 3 (0.95%) Network Security
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.62%) MongoDB
3 22 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.81%) Couchbase
5 9 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.22%) MySQL
8 5 (1.59%) DB2
8 5 (1.59%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (1.59%) GIS
8 5 (1.59%) QGIS
8 5 (1.59%) Redis
8 5 (1.59%) SimpleDB
8 5 (1.59%) Spatial Data
9 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 197 (62.54%) Cucumber
2 152 (48.25%) Selenium
3 97 (30.79%) Jenkins
4 84 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 79 (25.08%) JIRA
6 77 (24.44%) WebDriver
7 53 (16.83%) SpecFlow
8 31 (9.84%) Protractor
9 29 (9.21%) JUnit
10 28 (8.89%) Visual Studio
11 27 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (7.94%) Maven
13 22 (6.98%) gulp
13 22 (6.98%) RSpec
14 21 (6.67%) SoapUI
15 19 (6.03%) NUnit
16 18 (5.71%) Subversion
16 18 (5.71%) TeamCity
17 17 (5.40%) Appium
17 17 (5.40%) Grunt
General
1 47 (14.92%) Finance
2 26 (8.25%) Banking
3 19 (6.03%) Retail
4 7 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.90%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.90%) Marketing
6 5 (1.59%) Electronics
6 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (32.06%) Developer
2 91 (28.89%) Analyst
3 65 (20.63%) Tester
4 46 (14.60%) Business Analyst
5 44 (13.97%) Automation Tester
6 43 (13.65%) Test Analyst
7 36 (11.43%) Test Engineer
8 35 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
9 33 (10.48%) Developer in Test
10 31 (9.84%) Automation Test Analyst
11 28 (8.89%) Java Developer
12 27 (8.57%) Test Automation Developer
12 27 (8.57%) Test Automation Engineer
13 24 (7.62%) QA Tester
14 21 (6.67%) Senior Developer
15 20 (6.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 19 (6.03%) .NET Developer
17 16 (5.08%) Ruby Developer
18 13 (4.13%) Selenium Tester
19 12 (3.81%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (20.95%) HTML
2 64 (20.32%) CSS
3 61 (19.37%) Web Services
4 55 (17.46%) AngularJS
5 52 (16.51%) .NET
6 40 (12.70%) RESTful
7 39 (12.38%) XML
8 36 (11.43%) CSS3
9 29 (9.21%) HTML5
10 28 (8.89%) jQuery
11 26 (8.25%) JSON
11 26 (8.25%) Node.js
12 22 (6.98%) ASP.NET
12 22 (6.98%) REST
12 22 (6.98%) SOAP
13 17 (5.40%) .NET Framework
13 17 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (5.40%) J2EE
14 16 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.08%) User Experience
3 15 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.86%) Wiki
5 8 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.90%) IVR
7 5 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.59%) Equities
7 5 (1.59%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.27%) AS400
8 4 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.27%) iPhone
8 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.27%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.27%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.62%) Unix
2 22 (6.98%) Linux
3 9 (2.86%) Android
3 9 (2.86%) Windows
4 7 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.27%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (63.81%) BDD
3 120 (38.10%) Scrum
4 112 (35.56%) TDD
5 105 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 79 (25.08%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (16.51%) User Stories
8 43 (13.65%) Automated Testing
8 43 (13.65%) MVC
9 35 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 35 (11.11%) OO
10 34 (10.79%) Front End Development
11 30 (9.52%) Test Scripting
12 29 (9.21%) Functional Testing
13 28 (8.89%) DevOps
13 28 (8.89%) Open Source
14 26 (8.25%) Kanban
14 26 (8.25%) Unit Testing
15 25 (7.94%) Software Engineering
16 24 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (37.14%) Java
2 85 (26.98%) JavaScript
3 66 (20.95%) C#
4 50 (15.87%) SQL
5 47 (14.92%) Ruby
6 24 (7.62%) PHP
7 23 (7.30%) Groovy
8 14 (4.44%) Python
9 10 (3.17%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.17%) Scala
9 10 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.86%) C++
11 7 (2.22%) Apple Swift
11 7 (2.22%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.90%) C
13 5 (1.59%) Korn
13 5 (1.59%) XPath
14 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.95%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 29 (9.21%) ISEB
2 20 (6.35%) Degree
3 17 (5.40%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (26.98%) QA
2 32 (10.16%) SDET
3 13 (4.13%) WAI
4 4 (1.27%) FATCA
5 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (6.03%) Docker
2 5 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.90%) Ansible
2 5 (1.59%) Puppet
3 4 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.27%) Terraform
4 1 (0.32%) Grafana
4 1 (0.32%) Graphite
4 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 31 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.76%) Oracle
3 13 (4.13%) Zend
4 10 (3.17%) Adobe
4 10 (3.17%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.54%) HP
5 8 (2.54%) IBM
6 7 (2.22%) Apigee
6 7 (2.22%) MuleSoft
7 6 (1.90%) hybris
7 6 (1.90%) Solace
8 5 (1.59%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.59%) SAP
9 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.27%) Splunk
10 3 (0.95%) Google
10 3 (0.95%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (0.95%) Rally
10 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.95%) Xamarin
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Bite Consulting
Posted: 20 days ago