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 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 159 196
Rank change year-on-year +6 +37  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 12 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 0.84% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Median daily rate £378 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £330 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1251 1184 1730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.96% 34.78% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1013 1407
Median daily rate £500 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 12
Median hourly rate £24.86 £31.79 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.78% +31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.36 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £41.21 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) JIRA
4 7 (38.89%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 5 (27.78%) Docker
6 5 (27.78%) Selenium
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
7 4 (22.22%) CMS
7 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (22.22%) C
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
7 4 (22.22%) User Experience
8 3 (16.67%) Microservices
8 3 (16.67%) gulp
8 3 (16.67%) Marketing Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Chai
8 3 (16.67%) Cloud Native
8 3 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 3 (16.67%) Protractor
8 3 (16.67%) MEAN Stack
8 3 (16.67%) D3.js

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 (22.22%) CMS
2 3 (16.67%) EPiServer
2 3 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Eloqua
2 1 (5.56%) Sonata
2 1 (5.56%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Couchbase
1 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
2 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (38.89%) JIRA
3 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium
4 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 3 (16.67%) Bower
5 3 (16.67%) gulp
5 3 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (16.67%) Mocha
5 3 (16.67%) Protractor
5 3 (16.67%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 1 (5.56%) Geb
7 1 (5.56%) JMeter
7 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
7 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (16.67%) Advertising
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Business Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (16.67%) CSS Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (16.67%) HTML Developer
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Lead Analyst Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
7 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 3 (16.67%) Backbone.js
1 3 (16.67%) Chai
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) CSS3
1 3 (16.67%) D3.js
1 3 (16.67%) Ember.js
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) HTML5
1 3 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
1 3 (16.67%) jQuery
1 3 (16.67%) LESS
1 3 (16.67%) MEAN Stack
1 3 (16.67%) RESTful
1 3 (16.67%) Sass
1 3 (16.67%) SVG
1 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Cloud Native
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Derivative
4 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) Content Management
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Content Management
5 3 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 3 (16.67%) Marketing Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Microservices
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (16.67%) SEO
5 3 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
6 2 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
1 4 (22.22%) C#
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Marketo
1 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.56%) Avaloq
2 1 (5.56%) Murex
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