Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 205 212
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 +36
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 35 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.74% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 1.95% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 16
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £425 £345 £385
90th Percentile £625 £608 £628
Central London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
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 2,821 2,722 2,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.52% 37.87% 35.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,351 2,299 1,968
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £406 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.79 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -26.32% -9.68%
10th Percentile £14.90 £19.33 £19.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £41.25 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.58% -38.57% -9.68%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -43 8 £475 -
Moorgate - 4 £475 -
Gherkin
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (65.71%) Cucumber
4 16 (45.71%) Python
5 15 (42.86%) Java
6 14 (40.00%) Finance
6 14 (40.00%) API Testing
7 13 (37.14%) SDET
7 13 (37.14%) Linux
8 12 (34.29%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
9 11 (31.43%) BDD
10 10 (28.57%) Unix
10 10 (28.57%) .NET
10 10 (28.57%) C#
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) SpecFlow
10 10 (28.57%) Front End Development
10 10 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 8 (22.86%) React
11 8 (22.86%) Migration
12 7 (20.00%) Financial Institution
12 7 (20.00%) Scrum
12 7 (20.00%) TDD
12 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
13 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio Team System

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 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) GitHub
3 3 (8.57%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) AMQP
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) MQTT
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) ICMP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) HBase
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 23 (65.71%) Cucumber
3 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
6 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.43%) GoogleTest
8 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
9 2 (5.71%) Appium
9 2 (5.71%) JIRA
9 2 (5.71%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.86%) Gerrit
10 1 (2.86%) JBehave
10 1 (2.86%) MSTest
10 1 (2.86%) QUnit
10 1 (2.86%) TestComplete
10 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 6 (17.14%) Banking
4 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) .NET Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Azure Developer
2 6 (17.14%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 5 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (8.57%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Developer in Test
4 3 (8.57%) Python Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Python Software Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Lead C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) React
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (11.43%) Kafka
4 4 (11.43%) Swagger
4 4 (11.43%) WinForms
5 3 (8.57%) JSON
5 3 (8.57%) XML
5 3 (8.57%) XMPP
6 2 (5.71%) SOAP
7 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.71%) Fintech
4 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) API Testing
4 13 (37.14%) SDET
5 11 (31.43%) BDD
6 10 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 10 (28.57%) Front End Development
7 8 (22.86%) Migration
8 7 (20.00%) Scrum
8 7 (20.00%) TDD
9 6 (17.14%) Microservices
9 6 (17.14%) MVC
9 6 (17.14%) OO
9 6 (17.14%) Release Management
9 6 (17.14%) SOLID
10 5 (14.29%) OOP
11 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
11 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
12 3 (8.57%) Kanban
12 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Python
2 15 (42.86%) Java
3 10 (28.57%) C#
3 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) C++
5 4 (11.43%) Kotlin
5 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) Groovy
7 1 (2.86%) Java 8
7 1 (2.86%) Korn
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Ansible
1 3 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.86%) Oozie
2 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Google
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft