The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 385 364
Rank change year-on-year +51 -21  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 88 49 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 0.70% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 53
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £326 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £566 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £329
% change year-on-year -0.66% +14.82%  
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7474 7044 7223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.99% 32.45% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20428 21388 18863
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 51 163
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.23 £15.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £195.00 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Gherkin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in London

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in London

Gherkin
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 Gherkin within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +2 12 £378 -4.43% 6
Bromley +5 1 £575 +4.54%
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 125 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (69.66%) BDD
3 87 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 85 (58.62%) Cucumber
5 72 (49.66%) Java
6 71 (48.97%) Scrum
7 68 (46.90%) Jenkins
8 67 (46.21%) Selenium
9 64 (44.14%) TDD
10 63 (43.45%) JIRA
11 61 (42.07%) Git (software)
12 47 (32.41%) WebDriver
13 46 (31.72%) Web Services
14 43 (29.66%) Finance
15 41 (28.28%) RESTful
15 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (25.52%) JavaScript
17 33 (22.76%) HTML
17 33 (22.76%) HTML5
18 32 (22.07%) SQL
18 32 (22.07%) XML
19 31 (21.38%) CSS
19 31 (21.38%) JSON
20 30 (20.69%) QA
20 30 (20.69%) jQuery
20 30 (20.69%) Kanban
20 30 (20.69%) Unix
20 30 (20.69%) User Stories
21 29 (20.00%) CSS3
22 27 (18.62%) AngularJS

Gherkin
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 26 (17.93%) Confluence
2 16 (11.03%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.21%) CMS
4 7 (4.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (4.14%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.76%) EPiServer
7 3 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (2.07%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.07%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.38%) Apache
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) HipChat
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Magento
2 4 (2.76%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.69%) Sonata
3 1 (0.69%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.38%) GitHub
4 1 (0.69%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.69%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) SMS
2 2 (1.38%) IMAP
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) LDAP
3 1 (0.69%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) DB2
1 13 (8.97%) DbVisualizer
2 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.76%) Big Data
3 4 (2.76%) Couchbase
3 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.76%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.76%) Redis
4 3 (2.07%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.07%) Impala
4 3 (2.07%) Power BI
4 3 (2.07%) QlikView
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.38%) MySQL
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 85 (58.62%) Cucumber
2 68 (46.90%) Jenkins
3 67 (46.21%) Selenium
4 63 (43.45%) JIRA
5 61 (42.07%) Git (software)
6 47 (32.41%) WebDriver
7 24 (16.55%) JUnit
8 21 (14.48%) Maven
9 19 (13.10%) Mockito
10 18 (12.41%) TeamCity
11 16 (11.03%) SpecFlow
12 14 (9.66%) SoapUI
12 14 (9.66%) Subversion
13 13 (8.97%) Spock
13 13 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (8.28%) JBehave
15 9 (6.21%) Calabash
16 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
17 6 (4.14%) Karma Test Runner
17 6 (4.14%) Sinon.JS
General
1 43 (29.66%) Finance
2 20 (13.79%) Banking
3 15 (10.34%) Retail
4 14 (9.66%) Games
5 8 (5.52%) Marketing
6 5 (3.45%) Advertising
6 5 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.38%) French Language
7 2 (1.38%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.69%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (31.72%) Developer
2 45 (31.03%) Analyst
3 32 (22.07%) Tester
4 28 (19.31%) Automation Tester
5 24 (16.55%) Business Analyst
6 20 (13.79%) Java Developer
7 17 (11.72%) Developer in Test
8 15 (10.34%) Test Analyst
9 13 (8.97%) Agile Business Analyst
10 12 (8.28%) Java Automation Tester
10 12 (8.28%) Senior Developer
11 9 (6.21%) Selenium Tester
12 8 (5.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 8 (5.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 7 (4.83%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (4.83%) Test Engineer
14 6 (4.14%) QA Analyst
14 6 (4.14%) Ruby Automation Tester
14 6 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
14 6 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.72%) Web Services
2 41 (28.28%) RESTful
3 33 (22.76%) HTML
3 33 (22.76%) HTML5
4 32 (22.07%) XML
5 31 (21.38%) CSS
5 31 (21.38%) JSON
6 30 (20.69%) jQuery
7 29 (20.00%) CSS3
8 27 (18.62%) AngularJS
9 25 (17.24%) Node.js
10 19 (13.10%) LESS
10 19 (13.10%) Sass
11 16 (11.03%) SOAP
12 15 (10.34%) REST
12 15 (10.34%) Spring
13 14 (9.66%) Hibernate
14 13 (8.97%) JMS
14 13 (8.97%) React
14 13 (8.97%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.97%) User Experience
3 9 (6.21%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.21%) Video on Demand
4 7 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.76%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.07%) Derivative
7 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.38%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.69%) Fintech
8 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.69%) Unix
2 18 (12.41%) Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (69.66%) BDD
3 87 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 71 (48.97%) Scrum
5 64 (44.14%) TDD
6 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (20.69%) Kanban
7 30 (20.69%) User Stories
8 26 (17.93%) ATDD
9 23 (15.86%) Open Source
10 20 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 20 (13.79%) OO
11 18 (12.41%) High Availability
12 17 (11.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 17 (11.72%) OOD
12 17 (11.72%) OOP
12 17 (11.72%) Scenario Testing
12 17 (11.72%) Scrum-ban
13 16 (11.03%) Exploratory Testing
14 15 (10.34%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (49.66%) Java
2 37 (25.52%) JavaScript
3 32 (22.07%) SQL
4 20 (13.79%) Ruby
5 19 (13.10%) C#
6 14 (9.66%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.59%) Korn
7 11 (7.59%) Python
8 8 (5.52%) Scala
9 7 (4.83%) XPath
10 6 (4.14%) C
11 4 (2.76%) C++
11 4 (2.76%) ECMAScript
11 4 (2.76%) ES6
12 3 (2.07%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.38%) PHP
13 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Degree
2 7 (4.83%) ISEB
3 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) AAT
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.69%) QA
2 6 (4.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (7.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Oozie
2 2 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.69%) Graphite
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (12.41%) Oracle
2 13 (8.97%) hybris
2 13 (8.97%) IBM
3 11 (7.59%) Solace
4 9 (6.21%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.83%) Sitecore
6 5 (3.45%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.76%) Marketo
8 3 (2.07%) Adobe
8 3 (2.07%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.07%) ForgeRock
8 3 (2.07%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.07%) Tableau
9 2 (1.38%) Murex
9 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.69%) Avaloq
10 1 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.69%) Xamarin
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