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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 502 528 516
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -12
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 111 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 51 31
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£386 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.15% -
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
15302 14868 13755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.09% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10241 9644 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 213 332
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +11 105 £400 +6.66% 36
London +14 67 £425 +2.40% 15
South East -1 18 £361 +20.41% 6
Hampshire +14 15 £373 +24.16% 1
City of London +2 12 £350 -8.79% 3
Yorkshire -11 10 £300 -3.22% 2
West Yorkshire -12 8 £300 -3.22%
Basingstoke - 7 - -
Leeds -20 6 £300 -3.22%
East of England - 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Watford - 6 - -
Edinburgh - 5 £338 -
Scotland - 5 £338 -
Croydon - 4 - -
Berkshire +16 3 £350 - 3
Manchester - 3 £320 - 5
North West - 3 £320 - 7
Bracknell - 2 - - 2
Reading +7 1 £350 - 1
South West -21 1 £275 -15.38% 3
Wales - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
York - 1 £375 -
Devon - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Newport - 1 £350 -
Plymouth - 1 £275 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 163 (77.99%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (66.03%) Cucumber
3 114 (54.55%) Selenium
4 112 (53.59%) BDD
5 93 (44.50%) Java
6 90 (43.06%) Scrum
7 81 (38.76%) TDD
8 79 (37.80%) QA
9 63 (30.14%) SpecFlow
10 61 (29.19%) HTML
11 60 (28.71%) C#
12 57 (27.27%) JavaScript
13 55 (26.32%) Web Services
14 52 (24.88%) SQL
15 49 (23.44%) WebDriver
16 48 (22.97%) Jenkins
17 46 (22.01%) .NET
18 45 (21.53%) Git (software)
18 45 (21.53%) Test Automation
19 44 (21.05%) CSS
20 41 (19.62%) Automated Testing
21 40 (19.14%) Test Scripting
21 40 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
21 40 (19.14%) JIRA
21 40 (19.14%) XML
21 40 (19.14%) E-Commerce
22 37 (17.70%) Finance
22 37 (17.70%) HTML5
23 35 (16.75%) jQuery
24 34 (16.27%) Software Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 21 (10.05%) Confluence
2 10 (4.78%) Apache
3 9 (4.31%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.31%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.31%) Drupal
4 7 (3.35%) Node.js
5 6 (2.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.87%) CMS
6 4 (1.91%) JBoss
7 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.96%) IIS
8 2 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Endur
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.39%) SaaS
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.31%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (1.91%) HTTP
3 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.96%) Intranet
3 2 (0.96%) Internet
3 2 (0.96%) SMTP
4 1 (0.48%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.22%) MySQL
3 10 (4.78%) Redis
3 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.31%) DB2
4 9 (4.31%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (2.39%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.96%) DTS
9 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.48%) Riak
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.48%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 138 (66.03%) Cucumber
2 114 (54.55%) Selenium
3 63 (30.14%) SpecFlow
4 49 (23.44%) WebDriver
5 48 (22.97%) Jenkins
6 45 (21.53%) Git (software)
7 40 (19.14%) JIRA
8 33 (15.79%) Subversion
9 24 (11.48%) JUnit
10 23 (11.00%) Maven
11 18 (8.61%) NUnit
12 16 (7.66%) Visual Studio
13 14 (6.70%) Behat
13 14 (6.70%) JBehave
14 13 (6.22%) JMeter
15 11 (5.26%) Mockito
15 11 (5.26%) TeamCity
16 10 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (4.78%) Ant
17 9 (4.31%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 37 (17.70%) Finance
2 14 (6.70%) Retail
3 7 (3.35%) Marketing
4 6 (2.87%) Banking
4 6 (2.87%) Back Office
5 5 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.91%) Legal
7 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.44%) Automotive
7 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (31.10%) Analyst
2 56 (26.79%) Developer
3 53 (25.36%) Tester
4 47 (22.49%) Test Analyst
5 24 (11.48%) Automation Tester
6 17 (8.13%) Automation Analyst
6 17 (8.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 16 (7.66%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (7.18%) Java Developer
9 13 (6.22%) Business Analyst
10 12 (5.74%) Senior Developer
10 12 (5.74%) Agile Tester
11 10 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (4.78%) Test Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (4.31%) Drupal Developer
13 8 (3.83%) QA Analyst
13 8 (3.83%) Software Tester
13 8 (3.83%) QA Engineer
13 8 (3.83%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (29.19%) HTML
2 55 (26.32%) Web Services
3 46 (22.01%) .NET
4 44 (21.05%) CSS
5 40 (19.14%) XML
6 37 (17.70%) HTML5
7 35 (16.75%) jQuery
8 34 (16.27%) AngularJS
9 32 (15.31%) JSON
10 24 (11.48%) RESTful
10 24 (11.48%) CSS3
11 23 (11.00%) Ajax
12 18 (8.61%) ASP.NET
13 17 (8.13%) JSP
14 15 (7.18%) Spring
15 14 (6.70%) Hibernate
15 14 (6.70%) J2EE
15 14 (6.70%) SOAP
16 12 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.83%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.35%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.39%) Derivative
5 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.91%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.44%) NHS
6 3 (1.44%) DTV
6 3 (1.44%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.44%) Equities
7 2 (0.96%) IPTV
7 2 (0.96%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.96%) W3C
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.96%) Wiki
7 2 (0.96%) Blog
7 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.96%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.70%) UNIX
1 14 (6.70%) Windows
2 12 (5.74%) Linux
3 8 (3.83%) Android
4 5 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (77.99%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (53.59%) BDD
3 90 (43.06%) Scrum
4 81 (38.76%) TDD
5 45 (21.53%) Test Automation
6 41 (19.62%) Automated Testing
7 40 (19.14%) E-Commerce
7 40 (19.14%) Test Scripting
7 40 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (16.27%) Software Testing
9 32 (15.31%) OO
9 32 (15.31%) Automation Testing
10 29 (13.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (11.00%) User Stories
12 18 (8.61%) Kanban
12 18 (8.61%) Software Engineering
13 17 (8.13%) Open Source
13 17 (8.13%) SDLC
14 16 (7.66%) System Testing
15 15 (7.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 93 (44.50%) Java
2 60 (28.71%) C#
3 57 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 52 (24.88%) SQL
5 25 (11.96%) Ruby
6 19 (9.09%) PHP
7 9 (4.31%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.31%) Groovy
8 7 (3.35%) Scala
8 7 (3.35%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.39%) XPath
10 4 (1.91%) VB
11 3 (1.44%) Python
12 2 (0.96%) VBA
12 2 (0.96%) Perl
12 2 (0.96%) C++
12 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.96%) VB6
12 2 (0.96%) F#
13 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (9.09%) ISEB
2 13 (6.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (5.74%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.31%) Degree
5 6 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.44%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (37.80%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) DICOM
System Software
1 15 (7.18%) Varnish
2 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.31%) Puppet
1 9 (4.31%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (12.92%) Oracle
2 24 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.87%) Adobe
5 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.96%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.48%) Twitter
7 1 (0.48%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.48%) Reuters
7 1 (0.48%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.48%) VMware
7 1 (0.48%) Zend
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.48%) SAP
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