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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
UK
Rank 399 481 536
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +55
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 207 137 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 0.94% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 83 62
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +25.00%
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
14102 14557 14091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.10% 28.46% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9793 10039 9321
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 245 190
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +103 192 £375 -9.63% 39
London +1 65 £406 -9.72% 17
South West +15 31 £355 +1.42% 3
North East - 20 £300 - 1
East of England +11 19 £375 -12.99% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £300 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 19 £300 - 1
West Midlands +16 15 £406 - 1
South East +9 15 £438 +18.24% 5
Wiltshire - 15 £375 - 1
Swindon - 15 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +30 11 £320 - 3
North West +22 11 £360 -15.29% 4
Hertfordshire +5 11 £375 - 4
Scotland +23 10 £400 -11.11% 3
West Sussex -3 10 £500 +9.56% 2
Manchester +18 9 £318 - 4
Somerset - 9 £360 -
Shropshire - 8 £469 -
Taunton - 7 £365 -
Leeds - 6 £320 - 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £320 - 2
Moray - 6 £400 -
South Yorkshire +2 5 - - 1
Sheffield - 5 - -
Rickmansworth - 5 £310 -
Bedford - 5 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £450 -
Watford +3 4 £425 - 3
City of London -9 4 £425 -12.82% 8

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 356 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (63.44%) Cucumber
3 285 (62.78%) BDD
4 274 (60.35%) Java
5 250 (55.07%) Selenium
6 229 (50.44%) Scrum
7 190 (41.85%) Jenkins
8 174 (38.33%) JIRA
9 173 (38.11%) Test Automation
10 143 (31.50%) TDD
11 141 (31.06%) Git (software)
12 135 (29.74%) QA
13 132 (29.07%) JavaScript
14 125 (27.53%) Automated Testing
14 125 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
15 123 (27.09%) WebDriver
16 120 (26.43%) HTML
17 110 (24.23%) SQL
17 110 (24.23%) CSS
18 107 (23.57%) Web Services
19 101 (22.25%) C#
20 93 (20.48%) Kanban
21 92 (20.26%) Linux
22 90 (19.82%) User Stories
23 88 (19.38%) Open Source
23 88 (19.38%) JUnit
24 85 (18.72%) Finance
25 84 (18.50%) Maven
25 84 (18.50%) Automation Testing
26 83 (18.28%) AngularJS

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 68 (14.98%) Confluence
2 42 (9.25%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 19 (4.19%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.52%) JBoss
6 15 (3.30%) Apache
7 14 (3.08%) nginx
8 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.66%) CMS
10 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.22%) GemFire
11 1 (0.22%) Mule
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) HipChat
4 1 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) Magento
3 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.73%) GitHub
2 14 (3.08%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.19%) HTTP
2 14 (3.08%) SSL
2 14 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.88%) SSH
4 3 (0.66%) IMAP
4 3 (0.66%) Internet
5 2 (0.44%) POP3
5 2 (0.44%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.22%) AMQP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.71%) MongoDB
2 31 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.30%) Big Data
5 8 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.10%) Couchbase
7 5 (1.10%) Redis
8 4 (0.88%) DB2
8 4 (0.88%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (0.88%) GIS
8 4 (0.88%) QGIS
8 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.88%) Spatial Data
9 3 (0.66%) MySQL
10 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.22%) HBase
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 288 (63.44%) Cucumber
2 250 (55.07%) Selenium
3 190 (41.85%) Jenkins
4 174 (38.33%) JIRA
5 141 (31.06%) Git (software)
6 123 (27.09%) WebDriver
7 88 (19.38%) JUnit
8 84 (18.50%) Maven
9 80 (17.62%) SoapUI
10 59 (13.00%) TeamCity
11 56 (12.33%) Mockito
12 53 (11.67%) SpecFlow
13 44 (9.69%) Spock
14 36 (7.93%) JBehave
15 29 (6.39%) Appium
16 28 (6.17%) Visual Studio
17 27 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (5.07%) Gradle
19 21 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 18 (3.96%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 85 (18.72%) Finance
2 41 (9.03%) Banking
3 21 (4.63%) Retail
4 7 (1.54%) Marketing
5 6 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.88%) Games
6 4 (0.88%) Publishing
6 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.44%) Electronics
7 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.44%) French Language
7 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Front Office
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (37.00%) Developer
2 136 (29.96%) Tester
3 114 (25.11%) Automation Tester
4 72 (15.86%) Analyst
5 53 (11.67%) Selenium Tester
6 52 (11.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 47 (10.35%) Java Developer
8 46 (10.13%) Test Engineer
9 45 (9.91%) Test Analyst
10 39 (8.59%) Developer in Test
11 34 (7.49%) Java Automation Tester
12 32 (7.05%) Senior Developer
13 26 (5.73%) Test Automation Engineer
14 23 (5.07%) Automation Test Analyst
14 23 (5.07%) QA Tester
15 22 (4.85%) Business Analyst
16 21 (4.63%) QA Engineer
17 19 (4.19%) Agile Tester
17 19 (4.19%) Scala Developer
18 18 (3.96%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (26.43%) HTML
2 110 (24.23%) CSS
3 107 (23.57%) Web Services
4 83 (18.28%) AngularJS
5 82 (18.06%) HTML5
6 80 (17.62%) RESTful
7 79 (17.40%) jQuery
8 74 (16.30%) REST
9 73 (16.08%) Spring
10 72 (15.86%) SOAP
11 68 (14.98%) XML
12 67 (14.76%) CSS3
13 65 (14.32%) J2EE
14 64 (14.10%) Node.js
15 59 (13.00%) Hibernate
16 56 (12.33%) .NET
17 55 (12.11%) JMS
18 53 (11.67%) JSON
19 49 (10.79%) JDBC
20 39 (8.59%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.05%) Mobile App
2 29 (6.39%) User Experience
3 15 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.76%) Smartphone
5 6 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.10%) Video on Demand
7 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.88%) IVR
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.66%) Fintech
9 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.44%) Equities
9 2 (0.44%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.22%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.22%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 92 (20.26%) Linux
2 64 (14.10%) Unix
3 15 (3.30%) Windows
4 14 (3.08%) Ubuntu
5 13 (2.86%) Android
5 13 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (62.78%) BDD
3 229 (50.44%) Scrum
4 173 (38.11%) Test Automation
5 143 (31.50%) TDD
6 125 (27.53%) Automated Testing
6 125 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
7 93 (20.48%) Kanban
8 90 (19.82%) User Stories
9 88 (19.38%) Open Source
10 84 (18.50%) Automation Testing
11 73 (16.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 69 (15.20%) Test Scripting
12 69 (15.20%) Unit Testing
13 65 (14.32%) API Testing
13 65 (14.32%) Software Engineering
14 58 (12.78%) MVC
15 53 (11.67%) Defect Management
16 50 (11.01%) Performance Testing
16 50 (11.01%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 274 (60.35%) Java
2 132 (29.07%) JavaScript
3 110 (24.23%) SQL
4 101 (22.25%) C#
5 78 (17.18%) Ruby
6 76 (16.74%) Scala
7 60 (13.22%) Python
8 54 (11.89%) Groovy
8 54 (11.89%) Shell Script
9 44 (9.69%) Korn
10 28 (6.17%) XPath
11 16 (3.52%) Perl
12 14 (3.08%) Haskell
13 13 (2.86%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.32%) C++
16 5 (1.10%) ECMAScript
16 5 (1.10%) ES6
17 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (9.03%) Degree
2 25 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.08%) ISEB
5 12 (2.64%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (29.74%) QA
2 33 (7.27%) SDET
3 23 (5.07%) FATCA
4 7 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (1.76%) Docker
2 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 14 (3.08%) Grafana
1 14 (3.08%) Kibana
2 5 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.88%) Ansible
3 4 (0.88%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.22%) Graphite
5 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 60 (13.22%) Atlassian
2 44 (9.69%) Solace
3 27 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 26 (5.73%) Adobe
5 21 (4.63%) MuleSoft
6 14 (3.08%) Google
6 14 (3.08%) Oracle
7 12 (2.64%) Xamarin
8 9 (1.98%) Sencha
9 8 (1.76%) HP
10 5 (1.10%) Charles River
11 4 (0.88%) hybris
11 4 (0.88%) IBM
12 3 (0.66%) Avaya
12 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.66%) webMethods
13 2 (0.44%) SAP
14 1 (0.22%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.22%) CA
14 1 (0.22%) CA Agile Central
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