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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 425 547 552
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +5
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 233 113 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.42% 0.69% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 81 65
Median daily rate £445 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
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
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +119 213 £439 +9.68% 31
London +51 107 £450 -4.25% 19
South East +35 30 £435 +33.84% 1
North West +8 18 £388 -13.88% 2
East of England - 18 £350 - 2
East Midlands +13 17 £395 - 1
City of London +30 15 £434 -13.25% 3
West Sussex - 15 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 14 £425 -
Nottingham - 14 £425 -
Worthing - 14 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 12 £275 - 1
Wales +26 11 £438 +1.44%
South Wales +22 11 £438 +1.44%
Manchester -20 11 £388 -13.88% 2
Cardiff +28 10 £475 +10.14%
Buckinghamshire +32 8 £375 +11.11%
Yorkshire +7 8 £350 -12.50% 3
West Yorkshire +20 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Milton Keynes +19 7 £375 +11.11%
Leeds +13 7 £350 -12.50% 2
South West +2 7 £313 -3.84% 2
Scotland +13 6 £375 +11.11% 1
West Midlands - 6 £400 - 1
Southport - 5 £331 -
Merseyside - 5 £331 -
Edinburgh +16 4 £375 +11.11%
Hampshire +15 4 £475 +45.03%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 -
Rickmansworth - 4 £304 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 285 (80.74%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (66.86%) Cucumber
3 221 (62.61%) BDD
4 172 (48.73%) Selenium
5 164 (46.46%) Java
6 134 (37.96%) Scrum
7 124 (35.13%) Jenkins
8 113 (32.01%) Test Automation
9 108 (30.59%) TDD
10 103 (29.18%) HTML
11 101 (28.61%) JIRA
12 99 (28.05%) JavaScript
12 99 (28.05%) Git (software)
13 98 (27.76%) QA
14 96 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
15 93 (26.35%) CSS
16 90 (25.50%) WebDriver
17 71 (20.11%) SQL
18 69 (19.55%) C#
19 64 (18.13%) User Stories
20 63 (17.85%) Web Services
20 63 (17.85%) Automated Testing
21 58 (16.43%) Open Source
21 58 (16.43%) CSS3
21 58 (16.43%) RESTful
22 57 (16.15%) AngularJS
23 54 (15.30%) .NET
23 54 (15.30%) MVC
24 53 (15.01%) Finance
24 53 (15.01%) HTML5

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 40 (11.33%) Confluence
2 24 (6.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 20 (5.67%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.40%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.55%) Apache
7 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.13%) JBoss
9 3 (0.85%) CMS
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.57%) IIS
10 2 (0.57%) Mule
10 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.28%) Kentico
11 1 (0.28%) nginx
11 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.68%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.85%) Mingle
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Magento
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.55%) GitHub
3 6 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.13%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.13%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.13%) Slack
5 3 (0.85%) Force.com
6 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.57%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.83%) HTTP
2 3 (0.85%) Network Security
3 2 (0.57%) SSH
4 1 (0.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.80%) MongoDB
3 21 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.40%) Couchbase
5 10 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.27%) DB2
6 8 (2.27%) DbVisualizer
6 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.98%) MySQL
8 5 (1.42%) GIS
8 5 (1.42%) QGIS
8 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.42%) Spatial Data
9 4 (1.13%) Redis
9 4 (1.13%) SimpleDB
9 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 236 (66.86%) Cucumber
2 172 (48.73%) Selenium
3 124 (35.13%) Jenkins
4 101 (28.61%) JIRA
5 99 (28.05%) Git (software)
6 90 (25.50%) WebDriver
7 42 (11.90%) SoapUI
8 40 (11.33%) SpecFlow
9 37 (10.48%) JUnit
10 36 (10.20%) Maven
11 31 (8.78%) Visual Studio
12 27 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (7.65%) TeamCity
13 23 (6.52%) JBehave
13 23 (6.52%) Protractor
14 22 (6.23%) gulp
14 22 (6.23%) Subversion
15 21 (5.95%) Appium
16 20 (5.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (5.67%) NUnit
General
1 53 (15.01%) Finance
2 32 (9.07%) Retail
3 25 (7.08%) Banking
4 7 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Marketing
6 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Electronics
7 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 120 (33.99%) Developer
2 87 (24.65%) Tester
3 84 (23.80%) Analyst
4 66 (18.70%) Automation Tester
5 42 (11.90%) Business Analyst
6 39 (11.05%) Test Analyst
7 32 (9.07%) Test Engineer
8 31 (8.78%) Senior Developer
9 29 (8.22%) Agile Business Analyst
9 29 (8.22%) Java Developer
10 27 (7.65%) Developer in Test
11 24 (6.80%) .NET Developer
11 24 (6.80%) Automation Test Analyst
11 24 (6.80%) QA Tester
12 23 (6.52%) Test Automation Developer
13 21 (5.95%) Java Automation Tester
13 21 (5.95%) Test Automation Engineer
14 20 (5.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 20 (5.67%) Selenium Tester
15 19 (5.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (29.18%) HTML
2 93 (26.35%) CSS
3 63 (17.85%) Web Services
4 58 (16.43%) CSS3
4 58 (16.43%) RESTful
5 57 (16.15%) AngularJS
6 54 (15.30%) .NET
7 53 (15.01%) HTML5
8 45 (12.75%) XML
9 41 (11.61%) J2EE
9 41 (11.61%) jQuery
10 31 (8.78%) Node.js
11 28 (7.93%) JSON
12 27 (7.65%) Spring
13 26 (7.37%) .NET Framework
13 26 (7.37%) ASP.NET
14 23 (6.52%) Apache Camel
15 22 (6.23%) SOAP
16 21 (5.95%) REST
17 20 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 18 (5.10%) User Experience
4 8 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.98%) IVR
6 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.42%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.42%) Equities
7 5 (1.42%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.42%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.42%) Wiki
8 4 (1.13%) AS400
8 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.13%) iPhone
8 4 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.85%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.85%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.37%) Unix
2 23 (6.52%) Linux
3 12 (3.40%) Android
4 10 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.55%) Windows
6 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (80.74%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (62.61%) BDD
3 134 (37.96%) Scrum
4 113 (32.01%) Test Automation
5 108 (30.59%) TDD
6 96 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (18.13%) User Stories
8 63 (17.85%) Automated Testing
9 58 (16.43%) Open Source
10 54 (15.30%) MVC
11 49 (13.88%) Automation Testing
12 40 (11.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 40 (11.33%) Unit Testing
13 38 (10.76%) Test Scripting
14 37 (10.48%) Software Engineering
15 36 (10.20%) Kanban
16 35 (9.92%) Functional Testing
16 35 (9.92%) OO
17 34 (9.63%) Front End Development
18 33 (9.35%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (46.46%) Java
2 99 (28.05%) JavaScript
3 71 (20.11%) SQL
4 69 (19.55%) C#
5 46 (13.03%) Ruby
6 30 (8.50%) Groovy
7 24 (6.80%) PHP
8 21 (5.95%) Scala
9 12 (3.40%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.12%) Python
11 10 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.55%) XPath
13 8 (2.27%) Korn
14 7 (1.98%) C++
14 7 (1.98%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.70%) C
15 6 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.13%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 22 (6.23%) Degree
2 21 (5.95%) ISEB
3 11 (3.12%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (27.76%) QA
2 36 (10.20%) SDET
3 13 (3.68%) WAI
4 5 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.42%) FATCA
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (5.10%) Docker
2 5 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.70%) Ansible
2 4 (1.13%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.13%) Terraform
3 1 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.28%) Grafana
3 1 (0.28%) Graphite
3 1 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (7.93%) Atlassian
2 26 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.95%) Adobe
4 18 (5.10%) Oracle
5 13 (3.68%) Zend
6 11 (3.12%) IBM
7 10 (2.83%) MuleSoft
8 9 (2.55%) hybris
8 9 (2.55%) Solace
9 7 (1.98%) Apigee
10 6 (1.70%) HP
11 5 (1.42%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.13%) Splunk
13 3 (0.85%) Avaya
13 3 (0.85%) Google
13 3 (0.85%) IBM Sterling
13 3 (0.85%) Rally
13 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.85%) Xamarin
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day Increase after 65 days work
Posted: 22 days ago