Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 2018 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
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 150 156
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 +33
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 5 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.13% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.72% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Berkshire median daily rate £310 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% - +30.23%
10th Percentile £302 £308 £314
90th Percentile £318 £436 £382
South East median daily rate £415 £463 £370
% change year-on-year -10.27% +25.00% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

Gherkin is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 963 829 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.34% 20.96% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 496 596
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £46.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.26% +3.95% +36.15%
10th Percentile £8.00 £14.45 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +18.38%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 2 - -
Reading +5 1 £300 - 1
Gherkin
South East

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Java EE
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) JSP
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) FishEye
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Mockito
4 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Kafka
4 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (40.00%) Vaadin
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (40.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (40.00%) jMock

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 2 (40.00%) Apache TomEE
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
1 2 (40.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (40.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (40.00%) Google Compute Engine
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Artifactory
4 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) FishEye
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (40.00%) jMock
4 2 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (40.00%) Mockito
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Angular Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Application Development Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Development Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (80.00%) Java EE
1 4 (80.00%) JSP
2 3 (60.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) EJB
3 2 (40.00%) Facelets
3 2 (40.00%) JPA
3 2 (40.00%) JSF
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Kafka
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) PrimeFaces
3 2 (40.00%) RichFaces
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (40.00%) Vaadin
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat