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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
South East / Berkshire
Rank 94 116 131
Rank change year-on-year +22 +15  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 2.33% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £425 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -17.64% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 320 429 631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 17.67% 17.43% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 260 378
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +70.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 27 March 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 +16 1 - - 1
Gherkin
South East

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) REST
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Scala
4 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (50.00%) Maven
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) Web Design
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) SOAP
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Apache
4 3 (50.00%) SOA
4 3 (50.00%) Play Framework
4 3 (50.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (33.33%) eggPlant
5 2 (33.33%) Microservices
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) JMS

Gherkin
Top Related 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 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Maven
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) eggPlant
5 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (33.33%) Developer in Test
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Scala Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Play Framework
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
3 2 (33.33%) Ehcache
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) Java EE
3 2 (33.33%) JDBC
3 2 (33.33%) JMS
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) OSGi
3 2 (33.33%) SAML
3 2 (33.33%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (50.00%) Web Design
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Microservices
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) Scala
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Groovy
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
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