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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 514 513 562
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +49
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 73 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.065% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 21
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 2014.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
Top 24 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -53 64 £378 +16.15% 19
London +9 50 £400 +14.28% 17
South East -13 10 £325 +8.33% 1
Scotland - 9 £325 -
City of London -14 6 £475 +26.66% 4
Glasgow - 6 £350 -
Berkshire -5 5 £333 -
Edinburgh - 3 £313 -
Hampshire +3 2 £300 -7.69% 1
East of England -25 2 £425 +11.11%
West Midlands - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Watford - - - -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 84 (72.41%) Cucumber
2 76 (65.52%) BDD
3 70 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (53.45%) TDD
5 59 (50.86%) Java
6 52 (44.83%) HTML
7 47 (40.52%) Selenium
8 46 (39.66%) QA
8 46 (39.66%) CSS
9 44 (37.93%) Scrum
10 43 (37.07%) JavaScript
11 41 (35.34%) Web Services
12 35 (30.17%) C#
12 35 (30.17%) Jenkins
13 29 (25.00%) jQuery
14 28 (24.14%) Test Automation
14 28 (24.14%) Open Source
15 27 (23.28%) .NET
16 26 (22.41%) Unit Testing
17 25 (21.55%) Finance
18 24 (20.69%) Maven
18 24 (20.69%) Ruby
19 23 (19.83%) RESTful
19 23 (19.83%) SpecFlow
20 22 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (18.97%) OO
21 21 (18.10%) Spring
22 20 (17.24%) HTML5
22 20 (17.24%) CSS3
23 19 (16.38%) Test Scripting

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (12.07%) Alfresco
2 9 (7.76%) CMS
3 2 (1.72%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.86%) WordPress
4 1 (0.86%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Magento
1 1 (0.86%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) GitHub
2 1 (0.86%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) HTTP
2 2 (1.72%) Firewall
2 2 (1.72%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) SAN
2 2 (1.72%) IPv4
2 2 (1.72%) IPv6
2 2 (1.72%) NAS
3 1 (0.86%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.45%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.59%) BigTable
4 3 (2.59%) Riak
4 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.59%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (72.41%) Cucumber
2 47 (40.52%) Selenium
3 35 (30.17%) Jenkins
4 24 (20.69%) Maven
5 23 (19.83%) SpecFlow
6 18 (15.52%) WebDriver
7 17 (14.66%) Git (software)
8 15 (12.93%) JIRA
9 11 (9.48%) WATIR
10 10 (8.62%) JUnit
11 9 (7.76%) Artifactory
11 9 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (6.90%) RSpec
12 8 (6.90%) MSTest
13 7 (6.03%) Hudson
13 7 (6.03%) TeamCity
14 5 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (4.31%) Eclipse
14 5 (4.31%) IntelliJ
14 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (21.55%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Games
2 8 (6.90%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Back Office
4 2 (1.72%) Billing
4 2 (1.72%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (50.00%) Developer
2 26 (22.41%) Analyst
3 21 (18.10%) Test Analyst
3 21 (18.10%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (10.34%) Tester
5 9 (7.76%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Automation Tester
7 5 (4.31%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.31%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.31%) QA Tester
8 4 (3.45%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.59%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.59%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (44.83%) HTML
2 46 (39.66%) CSS
3 41 (35.34%) Web Services
4 29 (25.00%) jQuery
5 27 (23.28%) .NET
6 23 (19.83%) RESTful
7 21 (18.10%) Spring
8 20 (17.24%) HTML5
8 20 (17.24%) CSS3
9 16 (13.79%) SOAP
9 16 (13.79%) .NET Framework
10 15 (12.93%) Ajax
11 13 (11.21%) WCF
11 13 (11.21%) JSON
11 13 (11.21%) Hibernate
12 12 (10.34%) JSP
12 12 (10.34%) ASP.NET
12 12 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (9.48%) XHTML
14 10 (8.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.14%) Open Source
2 6 (5.17%) Video on Demand
3 5 (4.31%) Online Games
4 4 (3.45%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.59%) IVR
5 3 (2.59%) IPTV
6 2 (1.72%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.72%) GIS
6 2 (1.72%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.86%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Linux
2 8 (6.90%) Android
3 7 (6.03%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.59%) Windows
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (65.52%) BDD
2 70 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (53.45%) TDD
4 44 (37.93%) Scrum
5 28 (24.14%) Test Automation
6 26 (22.41%) Unit Testing
7 22 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (18.97%) OO
8 19 (16.38%) Test Scripting
8 19 (16.38%) MVC
9 16 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (12.93%) SOA
11 14 (12.07%) Software Testing
12 13 (11.21%) Pair Programming
13 12 (10.34%) MVVM
14 10 (8.62%) Dependency Injection
15 9 (7.76%) Automation Testing
15 9 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (6.90%) Validation
16 8 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (50.86%) Java
2 43 (37.07%) JavaScript
3 35 (30.17%) C#
4 24 (20.69%) Ruby
5 18 (15.52%) SQL
6 11 (9.48%) PHP
7 9 (7.76%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.59%) Groovy
8 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.72%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (8.62%) ISEB
2 5 (4.31%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) MBA
3 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (39.66%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.62%) JBoss
3 4 (3.45%) HP
4 3 (2.59%) Zend
5 2 (1.72%) VMware
5 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.86%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.86%) CODA
6 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
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