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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gherkin
Rank 497 523 517
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 103 72 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.48% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 60 31
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
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
15010 14998 13126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 27.53% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9785 8213
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 216 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 2015.

Gherkin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Gherkin
Top 29 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 1 May 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 +21 94 £361 -6.77% 21
London +7 61 £413 +3.12% 14
South East +7 24 £300 -7.69% 2
City of London +12 17 £413 -4.34% 2
Hampshire +13 13 £373 +24.16% 2
Berkshire +2 11 £275 -17.29%
Scotland -2 6 £338 +3.84% 1
Basingstoke - 6 - -
Edinburgh +6 5 £338 +8.00%
Reading -4 4 £338 +1.50%
North West - 4 £320 - 3
Manchester - 4 £320 - 3
Yorkshire - 4 £350 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
East of England +5 1 - - 2
Glasgow -9 1 - - 1
Swansea - 1 £500 -
Thatcham - 1 £163 -
York - 1 £375 -
Newport - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
West Wales - 1 £500 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 135 (75.84%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (58.99%) BDD
3 104 (58.43%) Cucumber
4 88 (49.44%) Selenium
5 80 (44.94%) Scrum
6 70 (39.33%) Java
7 67 (37.64%) TDD
8 62 (34.83%) SpecFlow
9 58 (32.58%) QA
10 50 (28.09%) C#
11 45 (25.28%) Web Services
12 44 (24.72%) HTML
13 41 (23.03%) Test Automation
14 40 (22.47%) Jenkins
15 39 (21.91%) JavaScript
16 38 (21.35%) SQL
17 36 (20.22%) E-Commerce
18 35 (19.66%) Finance
19 34 (19.10%) Git (software)
19 34 (19.10%) WebDriver
20 32 (17.98%) SQL Server
20 32 (17.98%) Test Scripting
20 32 (17.98%) Subversion
21 31 (17.42%) Automation Testing
22 30 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
23 29 (16.29%) JIRA
23 29 (16.29%) .NET
23 29 (16.29%) Oracle
24 28 (15.73%) Software Testing
25 27 (15.17%) JSON

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (7.30%) Confluence
2 8 (4.49%) Drupal
3 7 (3.93%) Node.js
4 6 (3.37%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.37%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.81%) CMS
5 5 (2.81%) JBoss
5 5 (2.81%) Apache
6 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.12%) IIS
8 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.25%) SaaS
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (1.69%) Intranet
2 3 (1.69%) HTTP
3 2 (1.12%) SMTP
3 2 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.18%) MySQL
3 9 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.49%) Redis
5 6 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.81%) DB2
6 5 (2.81%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.12%) Riak
9 2 (1.12%) BigTable
9 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.12%) DTS
9 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.12%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 104 (58.43%) Cucumber
2 88 (49.44%) Selenium
3 62 (34.83%) SpecFlow
4 40 (22.47%) Jenkins
5 34 (19.10%) Git (software)
5 34 (19.10%) WebDriver
6 32 (17.98%) Subversion
7 29 (16.29%) JIRA
8 26 (14.61%) Maven
9 24 (13.48%) JUnit
10 16 (8.99%) Behat
11 15 (8.43%) JMeter
11 15 (8.43%) NUnit
12 13 (7.30%) Visual Studio
13 10 (5.62%) Eclipse
13 10 (5.62%) TeamCity
14 9 (5.06%) Ant
14 9 (5.06%) JBehave
15 8 (4.49%) SoapUI
15 8 (4.49%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 35 (19.66%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Retail
3 5 (2.81%) Banking
4 4 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
5 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.69%) Back Office
5 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (28.65%) Developer
2 48 (26.97%) Tester
3 44 (24.72%) Analyst
4 33 (18.54%) Test Analyst
5 21 (11.80%) Automation Tester
6 16 (8.99%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.87%) Consultant
8 13 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.30%) Agile Tester
8 13 (7.30%) Test Consultant
8 13 (7.30%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (7.30%) Automation Analyst
9 12 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.62%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (5.62%) Business Analyst
10 10 (5.62%) Software Tester
11 8 (4.49%) Test Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Drupal Developer
11 8 (4.49%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.37%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.28%) Web Services
2 44 (24.72%) HTML
3 29 (16.29%) .NET
4 27 (15.17%) JSON
4 27 (15.17%) CSS
5 26 (14.61%) XML
6 23 (12.92%) AngularJS
7 22 (12.36%) HTML5
8 21 (11.80%) RESTful
8 21 (11.80%) jQuery
9 20 (11.24%) Spring
10 18 (10.11%) Ajax
11 16 (8.99%) CSS3
12 15 (8.43%) SOAP
13 14 (7.87%) Hibernate
14 13 (7.30%) J2EE
15 12 (6.74%) JSP
16 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET
17 10 (5.62%) Symfony
18 9 (5.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.11%) Open Source
3 11 (6.18%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.25%) W3C
6 3 (1.69%) DTV
7 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.12%) Equities
7 2 (1.12%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.12%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
7 2 (1.12%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.12%) Blog
7 2 (1.12%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.74%) Linux
2 11 (6.18%) UNIX
3 9 (5.06%) Windows
4 8 (4.49%) Android
5 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (75.84%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (58.99%) BDD
3 80 (44.94%) Scrum
4 67 (37.64%) TDD
5 41 (23.03%) Test Automation
6 36 (20.22%) E-Commerce
7 32 (17.98%) Test Scripting
8 31 (17.42%) Automation Testing
9 30 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (15.73%) Software Testing
11 25 (14.04%) Automated Testing
12 23 (12.92%) OO
13 19 (10.67%) User Stories
14 18 (10.11%) SOA
15 17 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (8.99%) Kanban
17 14 (7.87%) Unit Testing
17 14 (7.87%) OOP
17 14 (7.87%) MVC
18 13 (7.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 70 (39.33%) Java
2 50 (28.09%) C#
3 39 (21.91%) JavaScript
4 38 (21.35%) SQL
5 25 (14.04%) PHP
6 23 (12.92%) Ruby
7 10 (5.62%) Scala
8 7 (3.93%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.37%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.25%) VB
10 4 (2.25%) Python
10 4 (2.25%) Groovy
11 3 (1.69%) XPath
12 2 (1.12%) Perl
12 2 (1.12%) VBA
12 2 (1.12%) F#
12 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.12%) VB6
13 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) ISEB
2 18 (10.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (9.55%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.06%) Degree
5 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (32.58%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) DICOM
System Software
1 8 (4.49%) Varnish
2 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.62%) Puppet
2 8 (4.49%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.12%) Ansible
3 2 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 29 (16.29%) Oracle
2 13 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.81%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.12%) VMware
4 2 (1.12%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.12%) Zend
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.56%) Reuters
5 1 (0.56%) SAP
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