Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 214 221
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 +46
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 52 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.74% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 1.03% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 22 20
City of London median daily rate £450 £389 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.76% -6.33% -2.35%
10th Percentile £413 £266 £370
90th Percentile £605 £563 £538
Central London median daily rate £460 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +15.00% +1.27% -7.06%
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 2,772 2,513 2,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.65% 37.75% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,265 2,022 1,993
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £370 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £452
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.74% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +22.43% -32.47%
10th Percentile £20.38 £20.75 £16.69
90th Percentile £45.63 £29.62 £50.43
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.69% +21.80% -42.86%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 - 5 £475 -
Moorgate - 1 £475 -
Gherkin
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 36 (69.23%) Selenium
2 34 (65.38%) Test Automation
3 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (57.69%) Cucumber
5 21 (40.38%) Finance
5 21 (40.38%) SQL
6 20 (38.46%) Java
7 17 (32.69%) C#
7 17 (32.69%) .NET
7 17 (32.69%) TDD
8 16 (30.77%) Git (software)
8 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
8 16 (30.77%) Linux
8 16 (30.77%) MVC
8 16 (30.77%) Microservices
9 13 (25.00%) VB.NET
9 13 (25.00%) Banking
10 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
10 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (23.08%) Release Management
10 12 (23.08%) Python
10 12 (23.08%) Financial Institution
10 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (23.08%) SpecFlow
10 12 (23.08%) SOLID
11 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
11 11 (21.15%) OO
12 10 (19.23%) Scrum

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 (11.54%) Confluence
2 4 (7.69%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) Jetty
3 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (13.46%) GitHub
4 4 (7.69%) npm
5 3 (5.77%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) AMQP
2 4 (7.69%) HTTP
2 4 (7.69%) SMS
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) MQTT
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) ICMP
4 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (69.23%) Selenium
2 30 (57.69%) Cucumber
3 16 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 12 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 12 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
6 8 (15.38%) Maven
7 7 (13.46%) JIRA
8 6 (11.54%) Appium
9 5 (9.62%) JMeter
10 4 (7.69%) GoogleTest
10 4 (7.69%) JUnit
10 4 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
10 4 (7.69%) Mocha
10 4 (7.69%) Protractor
10 4 (7.69%) TestComplete
10 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
11 2 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 12 (23.08%) Financial Institution
4 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (23.08%) Azure Developer
3 12 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Developer in Test
4 7 (13.46%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Java Developer in Test
5 5 (9.62%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (5.77%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Lead .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Lead C# Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Python Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Python Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) .NET
2 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (17.31%) WinForms
5 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.62%) Node.js
6 5 (9.62%) React
7 4 (7.69%) Apache POI
7 4 (7.69%) Chai
7 4 (7.69%) GraphQL
7 4 (7.69%) JSON
7 4 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (7.69%) REST
7 4 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (7.69%) XML
8 3 (5.77%) Kafka
8 3 (5.77%) Swagger
8 3 (5.77%) XMPP
9 2 (3.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Derivative
3 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.85%) Equities
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
4 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.92%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Unix
3 4 (7.69%) CentOS
3 4 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) Test Automation
2 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) TDD
4 16 (30.77%) Microservices
4 16 (30.77%) MVC
5 12 (23.08%) Release Management
5 12 (23.08%) SOLID
6 11 (21.15%) OO
7 10 (19.23%) Scrum
7 10 (19.23%) SDET
8 9 (17.31%) API Testing
8 9 (17.31%) BDD
9 7 (13.46%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Open Source
10 6 (11.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (11.54%) Front End Development
10 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
10 6 (11.54%) OOP
10 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 20 (38.46%) Java
3 17 (32.69%) C#
4 13 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 12 (23.08%) Python
6 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.62%) C++
8 4 (7.69%) Java 8
8 4 (7.69%) Kotlin
8 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.92%) Korn
10 1 (1.92%) Perl
10 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (7.69%) HP ALM
2 3 (5.77%) Ansible
2 3 (5.77%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (5.77%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Google
1 4 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Charles River
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.92%) VMware