The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Gherkin skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gherkin
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 111 109
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 1.61% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £365 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £376 £338
% change year-on-year -0.33% +11.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 381 496 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 21.04% 21.33% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 299 304
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.06 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.57% -46.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in Berkshire

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Gherkin in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Berkshire

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Reading +9 2 £365 +1.38%
Gherkin
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Web Design
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (60.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (60.00%) Scala
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (40.00%) JMS
4 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Java EE

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Scala Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) Play Framework
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
3 2 (40.00%) Apache CXF
3 2 (40.00%) Ehcache
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) Java EE
3 2 (40.00%) JDBC
3 2 (40.00%) JMS
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) OSGi
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) SAML
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) Web Design
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) CRM
4 2 (40.00%) DSDM
4 2 (40.00%) Microservices
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) V-Model
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) Scala
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat