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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 347 362
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 57 79 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 1.11% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 34
Median daily rate £419 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £314 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -17.64% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 6789 7106 6491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.82% 31.86% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5057 5320 4694
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 £345 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.17 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 March 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 March 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 -17 6 £406 -18.75% 8
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 119 (73.46%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (71.60%) BDD
3 94 (58.02%) Java
4 88 (54.32%) Scrum
5 81 (50.00%) JIRA
6 77 (47.53%) Cucumber
7 73 (45.06%) Jenkins
8 69 (42.59%) Git (software)
9 58 (35.80%) TDD
9 58 (35.80%) Selenium
10 56 (34.57%) JavaScript
11 53 (32.72%) JUnit
12 52 (32.10%) Web Services
12 52 (32.10%) Test Automation
13 51 (31.48%) HTML
14 50 (30.86%) Unix
14 50 (30.86%) Linux
15 49 (30.25%) Finance
16 48 (29.63%) SQL
16 48 (29.63%) HTML5
17 47 (29.01%) Maven
18 46 (28.40%) Spring
18 46 (28.40%) CSS
18 46 (28.40%) AngularJS
19 44 (27.16%) Mockito
20 43 (26.54%) SOAP
20 43 (26.54%) Shell Script
20 43 (26.54%) CSS3
21 41 (25.31%) REST
21 41 (25.31%) Hibernate

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 23 (14.20%) Confluence
2 14 (8.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 13 (8.02%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.79%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.47%) CMS
6 2 (1.23%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.62%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) HipChat
4 1 (0.62%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) GitHub
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) IMAP
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) POP3
3 1 (0.62%) DNS
3 1 (0.62%) LDAP
3 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.73%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.26%) Big Data
3 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.09%) Redis
5 4 (2.47%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.85%) DB2
6 3 (1.85%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (1.85%) MySQL
6 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 81 (50.00%) JIRA
2 77 (47.53%) Cucumber
3 73 (45.06%) Jenkins
4 69 (42.59%) Git (software)
5 58 (35.80%) Selenium
6 53 (32.72%) JUnit
7 47 (29.01%) Maven
8 44 (27.16%) Mockito
9 41 (25.31%) TeamCity
9 41 (25.31%) WebDriver
10 36 (22.22%) Spock
11 21 (12.96%) SoapUI
12 20 (12.35%) Gradle
13 11 (6.79%) JBehave
14 9 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (5.56%) FitNesse
14 9 (5.56%) Mocha
15 8 (4.94%) Protractor
15 8 (4.94%) Robot Framework
15 8 (4.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 49 (30.25%) Finance
2 32 (19.75%) Banking
3 11 (6.79%) Retail
4 6 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.70%) Marketing
5 4 (2.47%) Games
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) French Language
6 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Advertising
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (41.36%) Developer
2 38 (23.46%) Analyst
3 33 (20.37%) Tester
4 29 (17.90%) Java Developer
5 28 (17.28%) Automation Tester
6 20 (12.35%) Business Analyst
7 15 (9.26%) Test Engineer
8 14 (8.64%) Developer in Test
8 14 (8.64%) Test Analyst
9 13 (8.02%) Senior Developer
10 11 (6.79%) Selenium Tester
11 10 (6.17%) Agile Business Analyst
11 10 (6.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 10 (6.17%) UI Developer
12 9 (5.56%) Java Engineer
12 9 (5.56%) QA Analyst
12 9 (5.56%) QA Engineer
12 9 (5.56%) Ruby Automation Tester
12 9 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (4.94%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (32.10%) Web Services
2 51 (31.48%) HTML
3 48 (29.63%) HTML5
4 46 (28.40%) AngularJS
4 46 (28.40%) CSS
4 46 (28.40%) Spring
5 43 (26.54%) CSS3
5 43 (26.54%) SOAP
6 41 (25.31%) Hibernate
6 41 (25.31%) REST
7 39 (24.07%) Node.js
8 36 (22.22%) JMS
8 36 (22.22%) jQuery
9 33 (20.37%) XML
10 30 (18.52%) JDBC
10 30 (18.52%) JSON
11 27 (16.67%) RESTful
12 26 (16.05%) J2EE
13 22 (13.58%) XSLT
14 21 (12.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.58%) User Experience
2 14 (8.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.09%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.85%) Fintech
5 3 (1.85%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) Equities
6 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.62%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (30.86%) Linux
1 50 (30.86%) Unix
2 6 (3.70%) Android
3 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (73.46%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (71.60%) BDD
3 88 (54.32%) Scrum
4 58 (35.80%) TDD
5 52 (32.10%) Test Automation
6 36 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (20.99%) Open Source
8 33 (20.37%) Refactoring
9 27 (16.67%) Kanban
10 21 (12.96%) Automated Testing
10 21 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (11.73%) Automation Testing
11 19 (11.73%) Regression Testing
11 19 (11.73%) Software Testing
11 19 (11.73%) Test Strategy
12 18 (11.11%) API Testing
12 18 (11.11%) User Stories
13 17 (10.49%) ATDD
13 17 (10.49%) Functional Testing
13 17 (10.49%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 94 (58.02%) Java
2 56 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 48 (29.63%) SQL
4 43 (26.54%) Shell Script
5 36 (22.22%) Korn
6 23 (14.20%) C#
7 21 (12.96%) XPath
8 17 (10.49%) Ruby
9 7 (4.32%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.70%) Python
11 5 (3.09%) ECMAScript
11 5 (3.09%) ES6
12 2 (1.23%) C
12 2 (1.23%) C++
12 2 (1.23%) Perl
12 2 (1.23%) Scala
12 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.23%) VBScript
13 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.47%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (22.84%) QA
2 17 (10.49%) FATCA
3 8 (4.94%) SDET
4 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Docker
2 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.23%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Graphite
2 1 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 36 (22.22%) Solace
2 18 (11.11%) MuleSoft
3 14 (8.64%) Adobe
4 13 (8.02%) Atlassian
5 10 (6.17%) Oracle
6 8 (4.94%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.09%) Charles River
7 5 (3.09%) HP
8 3 (1.85%) hybris
8 3 (1.85%) IBM
9 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.62%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.62%) SAP
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Posted: 5 days ago