Period
to 23 February 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 23 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 209 209
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 +74
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 45 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 0.81% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 10
City of London median daily rate £511 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +8.24% -5.56%
10th Percentile £354 £355 £354
90th Percentile £670 £618 £526
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
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 2,701 2,226 2,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.97% 36.31% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,303 1,886 1,801
City of London median daily rate £513 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £54.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +44.65% +30.73%
10th Percentile £21.25 £51.62 £19.95
90th Percentile £67.50 £56.87 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £54.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -60.37% +44.65% +25.00%

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 February 2018.

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 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Gherkin
Central London

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

1 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) BDD
3 30 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 28 (62.22%) Test Automation
5 24 (53.33%) Finance
6 23 (51.11%) Java
7 22 (48.89%) Selenium
8 18 (40.00%) TDD
9 15 (33.33%) SQL
10 14 (31.11%) Scrum
10 14 (31.11%) Banking
10 14 (31.11%) SpecFlow
11 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
12 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
13 10 (22.22%) Appium
14 9 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (20.00%) C#
14 9 (20.00%) Front Office
14 9 (20.00%) RESTful
15 8 (17.78%) Maven
15 8 (17.78%) Investment Banking
15 8 (17.78%) Linux
15 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
15 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (15.56%) WebDriver
16 7 (15.56%) Microservices
17 6 (13.33%) API Testing
17 6 (13.33%) SDET
17 6 (13.33%) SOLID
17 6 (13.33%) Big Data

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 (8.89%) Apache Spark
1 4 (8.89%) Confluence
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.89%) npm
2 4 (8.89%) Yarn
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Big Data
2 4 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (8.89%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.89%) HBase
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) Spark SQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 22 (48.89%) Selenium
3 14 (31.11%) SpecFlow
4 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
5 10 (22.22%) Appium
6 8 (17.78%) Maven
7 7 (15.56%) WebDriver
8 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (8.89%) HP UFT
10 4 (8.89%) Jasmine
10 4 (8.89%) JIRA
10 4 (8.89%) JUnit
10 4 (8.89%) Mocha
10 4 (8.89%) Protractor
10 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
10 4 (8.89%) webpack
11 3 (6.67%) Calabash
11 3 (6.67%) JMeter
11 3 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 24 (53.33%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Banking
3 9 (20.00%) Front Office
4 8 (17.78%) Investment Banking
5 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Developer in Test
5 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Angular Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) RESTful
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 6 (13.33%) HTML5
2 6 (13.33%) Node.js
3 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
3 5 (11.11%) JSON
3 5 (11.11%) Web Services
3 5 (11.11%) WinForms
4 4 (8.89%) Akka
4 4 (8.89%) Apache Avro
4 4 (8.89%) Chai
4 4 (8.89%) Kafka
4 4 (8.89%) OpenCL
4 4 (8.89%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 4 (8.89%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.89%) Derivative
3 4 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (6.67%) Credit Risk
4 3 (6.67%) Fintech
4 3 (6.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 3 (6.67%) Market Risk
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.22%) Media Streaming
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (2.22%) PDA
6 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Android
2 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) BDD
3 28 (62.22%) Test Automation
4 18 (40.00%) TDD
5 14 (31.11%) Scrum
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (15.56%) Microservices
8 6 (13.33%) API Testing
8 6 (13.33%) MVC
8 6 (13.33%) SDET
8 6 (13.33%) SOLID
9 5 (11.11%) Analytics
9 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Release Management
9 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.89%) Kanban
10 4 (8.89%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.89%) ES6
6 4 (8.89%) Scala
7 3 (6.67%) Apple Swift
7 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.67%) Ruby
8 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.44%) VB
8 2 (4.44%) XPath
9 1 (2.22%) Korn
9 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISEB
1 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (8.89%) HDFS
2 2 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Mesos
2 2 (4.44%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Cypress Semiconductor
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.22%) Perforce
3 1 (2.22%) Solace