Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 22 May 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 220 201
Rank change year-on-year +6 -19 +60
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 37 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.16% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 0.45% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 16
City of London median daily rate £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.54% -4.41%
10th Percentile £370 £318 £356
90th Percentile £538 £466 £538
Central London median daily rate £450 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +15.76% -2.81% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,647 2,240 2,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.28% 36.58% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,182 1,849 1,806
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £365 £331 £313
90th Percentile £663 £644 £638
Central London median daily rate £505 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +6.32% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.86 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -42.94% +79.82%
10th Percentile £21.08 £23.98 £17.09
90th Percentile £58.23 £33.73 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.86 £43.57
% change year-on-year -11.50% -42.94% +59.19%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the City of London

Gherkin
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 Gherkin in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the City of London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (62.16%) Selenium
2 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 22 (59.46%) Cucumber
3 20 (54.05%) Finance
4 15 (40.54%) SQL
5 14 (37.84%) Java
5 14 (37.84%) TDD
6 13 (35.14%) BDD
7 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 12 (32.43%) Banking
8 11 (29.73%) C#
9 10 (27.03%) Linux
9 10 (27.03%) SpecFlow
9 10 (27.03%) Microservices
10 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
10 9 (24.32%) .NET
10 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
10 9 (24.32%) Maven
11 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (21.62%) Node.js
11 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
11 8 (21.62%) Scrum
11 8 (21.62%) MVC
11 8 (21.62%) VB.NET
11 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
11 8 (21.62%) SOLID
12 7 (18.92%) Chai
12 7 (18.92%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (18.92%) npm

Gherkin
Co-occurring 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 4 (10.81%) Apache
1 4 (10.81%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Jetty
2 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (18.92%) npm
3 4 (10.81%) GitHub
3 4 (10.81%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) HTTP
2 3 (8.11%) AMQP
2 3 (8.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (62.16%) Selenium
2 22 (59.46%) Cucumber
3 10 (27.03%) SpecFlow
4 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
4 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
4 9 (24.32%) Maven
5 7 (18.92%) Mocha
5 7 (18.92%) Protractor
5 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
6 6 (16.22%) JUnit
7 5 (13.51%) Appium
7 5 (13.51%) JIRA
7 5 (13.51%) JMeter
7 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (10.81%) Jasmine
8 4 (10.81%) webpack
9 3 (8.11%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
9 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
10 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Financial Institution
4 4 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Angular Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Azure Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Developer in Test
5 4 (10.81%) Java Developer in Test
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
2 8 (21.62%) Node.js
3 7 (18.92%) Chai
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (13.51%) REST
4 5 (13.51%) WinForms
5 4 (10.81%) Apache POI
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) Vue (Vue.js)
6 3 (8.11%) GraphQL
6 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.41%) HTML
7 2 (5.41%) HTML5
7 2 (5.41%) Java EE
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (10.81%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.41%) Derivative
4 2 (5.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) CentOS
2 4 (10.81%) Ubuntu
2 4 (10.81%) Unix
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
3 14 (37.84%) TDD
4 13 (35.14%) BDD
5 10 (27.03%) Microservices
6 8 (21.62%) MVC
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) SOLID
7 6 (16.22%) Analytics
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.51%) Kanban
8 5 (13.51%) Open Source
8 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.51%) Release Management
9 4 (10.81%) DevOps
9 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) OO
9 4 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Software Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) Java
3 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 11 (29.73%) C#
5 8 (21.62%) VB.NET
6 4 (10.81%) ES6
7 3 (8.11%) Java 8
7 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
7 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.70%) Korn
8 1 (2.70%) VB
8 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (8.11%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.41%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 3 (8.11%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Charles River
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.70%) Solace
4 1 (2.70%) VMware