The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Cucumber
England / London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 181 221
Rank change year-on-year +13 +40  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 304 317 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.48% 1.38% 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.10% 8.42% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 258 178
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £371 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% -1.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3752 3765 3143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.23% 16.36% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2798 2758 2201
Median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +24.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.93 £42.70 £20.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in London over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in London

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the London region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 54 £450 - 23
Croydon - 4 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £500 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £500 -
Greenwich - 1 £425 -
West End of London - 1 £575 - 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber 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 London region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 447 (69.41%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (60.87%) Java
3 345 (53.57%) Selenium
4 319 (49.53%) BDD
5 277 (43.01%) TDD
6 212 (32.92%) JavaScript
7 211 (32.76%) Jenkins
8 171 (26.55%) Scrum
9 167 (25.93%) Git (software)
10 165 (25.62%) QA
11 162 (25.16%) JIRA
12 149 (23.14%) WebDriver
13 144 (22.36%) SQL
14 142 (22.05%) JUnit
15 141 (21.89%) HTML
16 137 (21.27%) Test Automation
17 130 (20.19%) Microservices
18 124 (19.25%) Node.js
19 123 (19.10%) Docker
20 119 (18.48%) Ruby
21 118 (18.32%) Finance
21 118 (18.32%) CSS
22 116 (18.01%) REST
23 114 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
23 114 (17.70%) Kanban
24 110 (17.08%) AngularJS
25 106 (16.46%) Linux
26 104 (16.15%) Spring
26 104 (16.15%) RESTful
27 102 (15.84%) JSON

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 80 (12.42%) Confluence
2 35 (5.43%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (2.02%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.55%) CMS
7 8 (1.24%) Anypoint
7 8 (1.24%) Mule
7 8 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.78%) Apache
8 5 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.62%) Jetty
10 3 (0.47%) JBoss
10 3 (0.47%) nginx
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.31%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
12 1 (0.16%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) HipChat
3 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 75 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (8.70%) GitHub
3 30 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.80%) PaaS
5 13 (2.02%) Slack
6 12 (1.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 12 (1.86%) Heroku
7 11 (1.71%) BrowserStack
7 11 (1.71%) Sauce Labs
8 9 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.40%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (1.24%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.78%) SaaS
12 4 (0.62%) Google Play
12 4 (0.62%) vREST
13 3 (0.47%) IaaS
14 2 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.66%) HTTP
2 6 (0.93%) Internet
3 2 (0.31%) Firewall
3 2 (0.31%) Network Security
3 2 (0.31%) SSL
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) LDAP
4 1 (0.16%) SMS
4 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.56%) MongoDB
2 58 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 43 (6.68%) NoSQL
5 40 (6.21%) MySQL
6 25 (3.88%) DB2
7 24 (3.73%) Hadoop
8 23 (3.57%) Big Data
8 23 (3.57%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.48%) HBase
10 14 (2.17%) Redis
11 11 (1.71%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.40%) Neo4j
12 9 (1.40%) SQL Server
13 7 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.93%) MarkLogic
15 5 (0.78%) RethinkDB
16 4 (0.62%) DbVisualizer
17 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 345 (53.57%) Selenium
2 211 (32.76%) Jenkins
3 167 (25.93%) Git (software)
4 162 (25.16%) JIRA
5 149 (23.14%) WebDriver
6 142 (22.05%) JUnit
7 89 (13.82%) Maven
8 56 (8.70%) Mockito
9 55 (8.54%) JBehave
10 53 (8.23%) Subversion
11 52 (8.07%) Jasmine
12 45 (6.99%) gulp
13 43 (6.68%) JMeter
13 43 (6.68%) SoapUI
14 36 (5.59%) Gradle
15 34 (5.28%) Mocha
16 31 (4.81%) TeamCity
17 30 (4.66%) HP UFT
18 29 (4.50%) Concordion
19 27 (4.19%) FitNesse
General
1 118 (18.32%) Finance
2 84 (13.04%) Banking
3 34 (5.28%) Games
4 20 (3.11%) Retail
5 17 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.48%) Marketing
7 13 (2.02%) Publishing
8 12 (1.86%) Back Office
9 10 (1.55%) Advertising
9 10 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.09%) Electronics
10 7 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) French Language
13 2 (0.31%) Front Office
13 2 (0.31%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 319 (49.53%) Developer
2 132 (20.50%) Java Developer
3 86 (13.35%) Tester
4 70 (10.87%) Test Engineer
5 68 (10.56%) Automation Tester
6 60 (9.32%) Senior Developer
7 58 (9.01%) JavaScript Developer
8 55 (8.54%) Developer in Test
9 48 (7.45%) Analyst
10 45 (6.99%) QA Engineer
11 36 (5.59%) Test Automation Engineer
12 34 (5.28%) Java Engineer
12 34 (5.28%) Software Engineer
13 33 (5.12%) Test Analyst
14 31 (4.81%) Agile Developer
14 31 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
15 29 (4.50%) HTML Developer
16 28 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
17 27 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
17 27 (4.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (21.89%) HTML
2 124 (19.25%) Node.js
3 118 (18.32%) CSS
4 116 (18.01%) REST
5 110 (17.08%) AngularJS
6 104 (16.15%) RESTful
6 104 (16.15%) Spring
7 102 (15.84%) JSON
8 83 (12.89%) HTML5
9 80 (12.42%) XML
10 72 (11.18%) Web Services
11 67 (10.40%) SOAP
12 65 (10.09%) Gherkin
13 62 (9.63%) React
14 58 (9.01%) jQuery
14 58 (9.01%) Sass
15 56 (8.70%) CSS3
16 49 (7.61%) Spring Boot
17 42 (6.52%) .NET
18 38 (5.90%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.68%) User Experience
2 26 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.24%) Video on Demand
8 6 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.93%) Equities
9 5 (0.78%) Fintech
9 5 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (0.78%) Wiki
10 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.62%) Online Games
11 3 (0.47%) Derivative
11 3 (0.47%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.31%) BBC
12 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.31%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 106 (16.46%) Linux
2 90 (13.98%) Unix
3 27 (4.19%) Apple iOS
4 24 (3.73%) Android
5 15 (2.33%) Windows
6 13 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (69.41%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (49.53%) BDD
3 277 (43.01%) TDD
4 171 (26.55%) Scrum
5 137 (21.27%) Test Automation
6 130 (20.19%) Microservices
7 114 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (17.70%) Kanban
8 102 (15.84%) DevOps
9 95 (14.75%) Automated Testing
10 94 (14.60%) Continuous Delivery
11 79 (12.27%) Automation Testing
12 75 (11.65%) Open Source
13 62 (9.63%) Software Engineering
14 59 (9.16%) High Availability
15 57 (8.85%) OO
16 54 (8.39%) E-Commerce
17 52 (8.07%) Test Strategy
18 46 (7.14%) Mentoring
19 45 (6.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 392 (60.87%) Java
2 212 (32.92%) JavaScript
3 144 (22.36%) SQL
4 119 (18.48%) Ruby
5 71 (11.02%) Python
6 52 (8.07%) Scala
7 49 (7.61%) C#
8 44 (6.83%) Shell Script
9 39 (6.06%) Perl
10 36 (5.59%) ES6
11 21 (3.26%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.95%) Objective-C
13 18 (2.80%) PHP
14 16 (2.48%) C++
14 16 (2.48%) PL/SQL
15 14 (2.17%) ActionScript
16 11 (1.71%) Apple Swift
16 11 (1.71%) VBA
17 6 (0.93%) ECMAScript
17 6 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.57%) Degree
4 19 (2.95%) ISEB
5 13 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.93%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (25.62%) QA
2 47 (7.30%) SDET
3 20 (3.11%) MiFID
4 17 (2.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 17 (2.64%) EMIR
5 11 (1.71%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 123 (19.10%) Docker
2 2 (0.31%) LXC
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (6.06%) Puppet
2 28 (4.35%) Ansible
3 18 (2.80%) Grafana
4 14 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.02%) Kibana
6 10 (1.55%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.55%) logstash
7 8 (1.24%) rkt
8 6 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.78%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.62%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.47%) StatsD
12 2 (0.31%) Consul
12 2 (0.31%) Graphite
12 2 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.31%) Nagios
13 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.16%) CA Endevor
13 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 43 (6.68%) Splunk
2 34 (5.28%) Oracle
3 23 (3.57%) AppDynamics
4 18 (2.80%) HP
5 17 (2.64%) Google
6 15 (2.33%) Atlassian
7 14 (2.17%) IBM
7 14 (2.17%) MuleSoft
8 12 (1.86%) New Relic
8 12 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.71%) Hortonworks
9 11 (1.71%) Perforce
10 10 (1.55%) Zend
11 9 (1.40%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.40%) WorldPay
11 9 (1.40%) Xamarin
12 8 (1.24%) Telerik
13 7 (1.09%) Apple
13 7 (1.09%) hybris
13 7 (1.09%) Sybase
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Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £400 - £430 per day + 6 Months
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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LA International
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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Parallel Consulting
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C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
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I4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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City, London
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