The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cucumber
London / City of London
Rank 115 107 133
Rank change year-on-year -8 +26  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 40 53 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.32% 1.59% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.19% 10.25% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 52
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year - -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 556 517 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.35% 15.54% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 411 535
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the City of London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the City of London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the City of London

Cucumber
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 58 (71.60%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (61.73%) Selenium
3 48 (59.26%) Java
4 44 (54.32%) TDD
5 41 (50.62%) JavaScript
5 41 (50.62%) BDD
6 28 (34.57%) Jenkins
7 27 (33.33%) HTML
7 27 (33.33%) JIRA
8 25 (30.86%) Linux
9 24 (29.63%) Git (software)
10 23 (28.40%) WebDriver
10 23 (28.40%) SQL
10 23 (28.40%) Scrum
11 22 (27.16%) QA
11 22 (27.16%) CSS
11 22 (27.16%) REST
12 21 (25.93%) Node.js
12 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
12 21 (25.93%) Software Engineering
12 21 (25.93%) Microservices
13 19 (23.46%) Finance
13 19 (23.46%) HTML5
14 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
14 18 (22.22%) SOAP
15 16 (19.75%) Unix
16 15 (18.52%) JUnit
16 15 (18.52%) XML
16 15 (18.52%) DevOps
17 14 (17.28%) Ruby

Cucumber
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.64%) Confluence
3 6 (7.41%) Mule
3 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) GitHub
2 5 (6.17%) Slack
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.70%) OpenShift
3 3 (3.70%) SaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) FTP
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) NoSQL
2 6 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.94%) MySQL
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.47%) Big Data
6 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.47%) Neo4j
6 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.23%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.23%) HBase
7 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.23%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 50 (61.73%) Selenium
2 28 (34.57%) Jenkins
3 27 (33.33%) JIRA
4 24 (29.63%) Git (software)
5 23 (28.40%) WebDriver
6 15 (18.52%) JUnit
7 13 (16.05%) Maven
8 9 (11.11%) SoapUI
9 8 (9.88%) gulp
10 7 (8.64%) Appium
10 7 (8.64%) Mocha
10 7 (8.64%) Mockito
11 6 (7.41%) EasyMock
11 6 (7.41%) Jasmine
12 5 (6.17%) Android Studio
12 5 (6.17%) Calabash
12 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
12 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
13 4 (4.94%) HP UFT
13 4 (4.94%) JMeter
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 6 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.17%) Advertising
4 5 (6.17%) Games
5 4 (4.94%) Marketing
6 2 (2.47%) Back Office
6 2 (2.47%) Front Office
7 1 (1.23%) Publishing
7 1 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (53.09%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.52%) JavaScript Developer
3 15 (18.52%) Senior Developer
4 12 (14.81%) Automation Tester
4 12 (14.81%) Tester
5 11 (13.58%) Test Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (11.11%) Software Engineer
7 8 (9.88%) Developer in Test
8 7 (8.64%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (7.41%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 6 (7.41%) Test Automation Developer
10 5 (6.17%) QA Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.94%) Angular Developer
11 4 (4.94%) HTML Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Test Leader
11 4 (4.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.33%) HTML
2 22 (27.16%) CSS
2 22 (27.16%) REST
3 21 (25.93%) Node.js
4 19 (23.46%) HTML5
5 18 (22.22%) SOAP
6 15 (18.52%) XML
7 13 (16.05%) JSON
8 12 (14.81%) AngularJS
9 10 (12.35%) CSS3
9 10 (12.35%) Sass
10 9 (11.11%) Apache Camel
10 9 (11.11%) jQuery
10 9 (11.11%) React
10 9 (11.11%) RESTful
11 8 (9.88%) .NET
11 8 (9.88%) Hibernate
11 8 (9.88%) Spring
12 7 (8.64%) JMS
12 7 (8.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) User Experience
2 7 (8.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (7.41%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.94%) Fintech
5 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.23%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.23%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.86%) Linux
2 16 (19.75%) Unix
3 9 (11.11%) Android
4 8 (9.88%) Apple iOS
5 7 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.70%) Windows
7 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (71.60%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (54.32%) TDD
3 41 (50.62%) BDD
4 23 (28.40%) Scrum
5 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 21 (25.93%) Microservices
5 21 (25.93%) Software Engineering
6 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 15 (18.52%) DevOps
8 13 (16.05%) OO
9 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
9 12 (14.81%) Kanban
10 11 (13.58%) API Testing
10 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
11 9 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (11.11%) Multithreading
11 9 (11.11%) Open Source
12 8 (9.88%) Pair Programming
12 8 (9.88%) Performance Testing
13 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (59.26%) Java
2 41 (50.62%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.40%) SQL
4 14 (17.28%) Ruby
5 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
5 8 (9.88%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.64%) C#
7 6 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 6 (7.41%) Python
8 5 (6.17%) Perl
8 5 (6.17%) PHP
8 5 (6.17%) Scala
9 4 (4.94%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.47%) C
10 2 (2.47%) C++
11 1 (1.23%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.23%) ES6
11 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) ISEB
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.16%) QA
2 8 (9.88%) SDET
3 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Ansible
1 4 (4.94%) Puppet
2 3 (3.70%) Grafana
2 3 (3.70%) Kibana
2 3 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
2 7 (8.64%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Splunk
4 3 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.47%) Google
5 2 (2.47%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) Apple
6 1 (1.23%) Facebook
6 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.23%) Sybase
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago