Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 208 222
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 +42
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 53 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.54% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.89% 1.41% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 18
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +15.27% -2.25%
10th Percentile £413 £270 £332
90th Percentile £603 £585 £568
Central London median daily rate £473 £448 £418
% change year-on-year +5.47% +7.31% -1.76%
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 2,808 2,615 2,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.06% 38.16% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,338 2,155 1,998
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.36 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.36% -30.40% -3.45%
10th Percentile £19.14 £19.80 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £26.61 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +48.84% -38.57% -3.45%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -30 8 £475 -
Moorgate - 2 £475 -
Gherkin
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 39 (73.58%) Selenium
2 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (66.04%) Test Automation
4 33 (62.26%) Cucumber
5 23 (43.40%) Java
6 20 (37.74%) Finance
6 20 (37.74%) Git (software)
7 19 (35.85%) SQL
7 19 (35.85%) Linux
8 18 (33.96%) .NET
8 18 (33.96%) C#
8 18 (33.96%) TDD
9 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
9 16 (30.19%) Python
9 16 (30.19%) MVC
9 16 (30.19%) Microservices
10 14 (26.42%) SDET
11 13 (24.53%) API Testing
11 13 (24.53%) Unix
11 13 (24.53%) VB.NET
12 12 (22.64%) Financial Institution
12 12 (22.64%) WebDriver
12 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (22.64%) Release Management
12 12 (22.64%) SOLID
12 12 (22.64%) SpecFlow
12 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (20.75%) Jenkins

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 6 (11.32%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) Apache
3 2 (3.77%) Jetty
3 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.32%) GitHub
4 4 (7.55%) npm
5 3 (5.66%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) AMQP
2 4 (7.55%) SMS
3 3 (5.66%) HTTP
3 3 (5.66%) Internet
3 3 (5.66%) MQTT
4 1 (1.89%) DHCP
4 1 (1.89%) DNS
4 1 (1.89%) ICMP
4 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) HBase
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (73.58%) Selenium
2 33 (62.26%) Cucumber
3 20 (37.74%) Git (software)
4 12 (22.64%) SpecFlow
4 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (22.64%) WebDriver
5 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
6 7 (13.21%) JIRA
6 7 (13.21%) Maven
7 5 (9.43%) Appium
7 5 (9.43%) JMeter
8 4 (7.55%) GoogleTest
8 4 (7.55%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
8 4 (7.55%) Mocha
8 4 (7.55%) Protractor
9 3 (5.66%) JBehave
9 3 (5.66%) JUnit
10 2 (3.77%) TestComplete
10 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Financial Institution
3 10 (18.87%) Banking
4 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) .NET Developer
3 12 (22.64%) Azure Developer
3 12 (22.64%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (22.64%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Developer in Test
4 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Java Developer in Test
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Lead .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Lead C# Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Python Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Python Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) .NET
2 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
3 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (16.98%) WinForms
5 8 (15.09%) React
6 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.43%) Node.js
8 4 (7.55%) Chai
8 4 (7.55%) GraphQL
8 4 (7.55%) JSON
8 4 (7.55%) Kafka
8 4 (7.55%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (7.55%) XML
9 3 (5.66%) Apache POI
9 3 (5.66%) REST
9 3 (5.66%) Swagger
9 3 (5.66%) XMPP
10 2 (3.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.77%) Derivative
4 2 (3.77%) Equities
4 2 (3.77%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.89%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Linux
2 13 (24.53%) Unix
3 3 (5.66%) CentOS
3 3 (5.66%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (66.04%) Test Automation
3 18 (33.96%) TDD
4 16 (30.19%) Microservices
4 16 (30.19%) MVC
5 14 (26.42%) SDET
6 13 (24.53%) API Testing
7 12 (22.64%) Release Management
7 12 (22.64%) SOLID
8 10 (18.87%) BDD
8 10 (18.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 10 (18.87%) Front End Development
8 10 (18.87%) OO
8 10 (18.87%) Scrum
9 8 (15.09%) Migration
10 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Open Source
11 6 (11.32%) OOP
11 6 (11.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) Java
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) C#
4 16 (30.19%) Python
5 13 (24.53%) VB.NET
6 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.43%) C++
8 4 (7.55%) Java 8
8 4 (7.55%) Kotlin
8 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.77%) Ruby
9 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.89%) Groovy
10 1 (1.89%) Korn
10 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (7.55%) HP ALM
2 3 (5.66%) Ansible
2 3 (5.66%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (5.66%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.89%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Google
1 4 (7.55%) HP
2 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.89%) VMware