Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 213 259
Rank change year-on-year +14 +46 +39
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 49 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 0.42% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 1.17% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 10
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +41.67%
10th Percentile £324 £370 £351
90th Percentile £639 £624 £525
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +41.67%
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 2696 2403 2806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.76% 35.88% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 2031 2316
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £464
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.43% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the City of London

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Gherkin
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (75.51%) BDD
3 33 (67.35%) Cucumber
3 33 (67.35%) Test Automation
4 27 (55.10%) Java
5 21 (42.86%) TDD
6 20 (40.82%) Selenium
7 19 (38.78%) Finance
8 17 (34.69%) Scrum
8 17 (34.69%) Banking
9 16 (32.65%) SQL
9 16 (32.65%) Appium
10 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
10 15 (30.61%) Mobile App
11 12 (24.49%) JIRA
11 12 (24.49%) RESTful
12 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
13 10 (20.41%) HTML5
13 10 (20.41%) SpecFlow
13 10 (20.41%) Functional Testing
13 10 (20.41%) HTML
13 10 (20.41%) Investment Banking
14 9 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
15 8 (16.33%) QA
15 8 (16.33%) Big Data
15 8 (16.33%) Maven
15 8 (16.33%) Front Office
15 8 (16.33%) MVC
15 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling

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 7 (14.29%) Confluence
2 4 (8.16%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (4.08%) CMS
4 2 (4.08%) EPiServer
4 2 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.08%) GitHub
3 2 (4.08%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Big Data
2 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
3 4 (8.16%) HBase
4 3 (6.12%) Spark SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (67.35%) Cucumber
2 20 (40.82%) Selenium
3 16 (32.65%) Appium
4 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
5 12 (24.49%) JIRA
6 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
7 10 (20.41%) SpecFlow
8 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
9 8 (16.33%) Maven
10 6 (12.24%) LoadRunner
10 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (10.20%) Calabash
11 5 (10.20%) TeamCity
12 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (8.16%) Xcode
13 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
13 3 (6.12%) JMeter
13 3 (6.12%) JUnit
13 3 (6.12%) Mocha
13 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) Banking
3 10 (20.41%) Investment Banking
4 8 (16.33%) Front Office
5 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
6 3 (6.12%) Marketing
7 2 (4.08%) Advertising
8 1 (2.04%) Retail
8 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
2 17 (34.69%) Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Test Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Developer in Test
6 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) RESTful
2 10 (20.41%) HTML
2 10 (20.41%) HTML5
3 7 (14.29%) .NET
3 7 (14.29%) Web Services
4 6 (12.24%) JSON
5 4 (8.16%) Akka
5 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.16%) Apache Avro
5 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (8.16%) jQuery
5 4 (8.16%) Kafka
5 4 (8.16%) OpenCL
5 4 (8.16%) WinForms
5 4 (8.16%) XML
6 3 (6.12%) CSS
6 3 (6.12%) CSS3
6 3 (6.12%) SOAP
7 2 (4.08%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) Derivative
4 4 (8.16%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (8.16%) PDA
5 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk
5 3 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (6.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (6.12%) Market Risk
5 3 (6.12%) User Experience
6 2 (4.08%) Cloud Native
6 2 (4.08%) Fintech
7 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.04%) Media Streaming
7 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.04%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Android
1 7 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 6 (12.24%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (75.51%) BDD
3 33 (67.35%) Test Automation
4 21 (42.86%) TDD
5 17 (34.69%) Scrum
6 10 (20.41%) Functional Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling
8 8 (16.33%) MVC
8 8 (16.33%) SDET
9 7 (14.29%) Asset Management
9 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.24%) API Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Microservices
10 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Wealth Management
11 5 (10.20%) ATDD
11 5 (10.20%) Load Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) C#
3 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) Apple Swift
4 4 (8.16%) Ruby
4 4 (8.16%) Scala
4 4 (8.16%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.12%) C
5 3 (6.12%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.08%) XPath
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (8.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Mesos
2 1 (2.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Marketo
3 2 (4.08%) Perforce
3 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Murex
4 1 (2.04%) Solace