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 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
Gherkin
London / City of London
Rank 149 144 186
Rank change year-on-year -5 +42  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 1.37% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Median daily rate £406 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £398 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1060 1091 1521
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 34.98% 32.80% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 918 1214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) QA
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Mocha
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
2 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 6 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) User Experience
3 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) RESTful
4 4 (25.00%) HTML5
4 4 (25.00%) LINQ
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (25.00%) Sinon.JS
4 4 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (25.00%) Bower
4 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (25.00%) Couchbase
4 4 (25.00%) CSS3
4 4 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design

Gherkin
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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Couchbase
1 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Mocha
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (25.00%) Bower
4 4 (25.00%) gulp
4 4 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (25.00%) Protractor
4 4 (25.00%) Sinon.JS
4 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 2 (12.50%) Android Studio
6 2 (12.50%) Appium
6 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 1 (6.25%) JMeter
7 1 (6.25%) Mockito
7 1 (6.25%) Selenium
7 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Angular Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Charles River Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Compliance Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Chai
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) CSS3
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) HTML5
2 4 (25.00%) LINQ
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (12.50%) Express
3 2 (12.50%) Node.js
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) Java RMI
4 1 (6.25%) JMS
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XSD
4 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Equities
3 2 (12.50%) Fixed Income
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (25.00%) OOP
4 4 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Service Design
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Charles River
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Solace