Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Cucumber
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 105 157
Rank change year-on-year -21 +52 +20
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 81 113 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 1.84% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.22% 11.70% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 70 52
North West median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £318 £312 £292
90th Percentile £580 £453 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year +118.60% - -

Cucumber is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 985 966 1,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.09% 15.76% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 655 755
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £284 £250
90th Percentile £550 £500 £521
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 60
North West median hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.42% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £36.25 £34.70 £30.75
90th Percentile £56.75 £50.00 £41.10
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +8.11%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the North West over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the North West

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Manchester -30 36 £468 +20.65% 24
Merseyside +19 17 £475 +43.40% 2
Lancashire - 16 £425 - 1
Cheshire -11 8 £375 - 8
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 59 (72.84%) Java
2 52 (64.20%) TDD
2 52 (64.20%) Test Automation
3 49 (60.49%) BDD
3 49 (60.49%) Git (software)
4 45 (55.56%) JIRA
5 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (48.15%) Linux
7 36 (44.44%) Open Source
8 35 (43.21%) MongoDB
8 35 (43.21%) Scrum
9 33 (40.74%) JavaScript
9 33 (40.74%) REST
10 31 (38.27%) NoSQL
11 30 (37.04%) SQL
11 30 (37.04%) Selenium
12 28 (34.57%) MySQL
13 27 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (32.10%) Software Engineering
14 26 (32.10%) Node.js
14 26 (32.10%) Mentoring
14 26 (32.10%) Coaching
14 26 (32.10%) Microservices
15 25 (30.86%) Confluence
15 25 (30.86%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (30.86%) Slack
16 23 (28.40%) Jenkins
17 21 (25.93%) SDLC
17 21 (25.93%) SFIA
18 18 (22.22%) Kanban

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (30.86%) Confluence
2 10 (12.35%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (9.88%) Apache Spark
4 4 (4.94%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.70%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.47%) Anypoint
6 2 (2.47%) Drupal
7 1 (1.23%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.86%) Slack
2 11 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.58%) GitHub
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (4.94%) Datadog
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.47%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.70%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.47%) DNS
2 2 (2.47%) FTP
2 2 (2.47%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (43.21%) MongoDB
2 31 (38.27%) NoSQL
3 28 (34.57%) MySQL
4 25 (30.86%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (13.58%) Big Data
6 9 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (9.88%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (1.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 49 (60.49%) Git (software)
2 45 (55.56%) JIRA
3 30 (37.04%) Selenium
4 23 (28.40%) Jenkins
5 13 (16.05%) JUnit
6 11 (13.58%) JMeter
6 11 (13.58%) TeamCity
7 10 (12.35%) WebDriver
8 9 (11.11%) Jasmine
9 6 (7.41%) Artifactory
9 6 (7.41%) Bitbucket
9 6 (7.41%) Gradle
9 6 (7.41%) Maven
9 6 (7.41%) SonarQube
10 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.94%) Spock
11 4 (4.94%) TestNG
11 4 (4.94%) WATIR
12 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.70%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 17 (20.99%) Manufacturing
2 14 (17.28%) Marketing
3 13 (16.05%) Finance
4 11 (13.58%) Electronics
4 11 (13.58%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.70%) Automotive
6 1 (1.23%) Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Games
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (48.15%) Developer
2 25 (30.86%) Java Developer
3 19 (23.46%) Software Developer
4 18 (22.22%) Java Software Developer
5 13 (16.05%) Analyst
5 13 (16.05%) Software Engineer
5 13 (16.05%) Test Analyst
6 11 (13.58%) Java Engineer
6 11 (13.58%) Scala Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Java Software Engineer
8 9 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (9.88%) Apache Spark Developer
9 8 (9.88%) Hadoop Developer
10 7 (8.64%) Java Hadoop Developer
10 7 (8.64%) Java Scala Developer
10 7 (8.64%) Senior Developer
11 6 (7.41%) JavaScript Engineer
12 5 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
13 4 (4.94%) AWS Engineer
13 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.74%) REST
2 26 (32.10%) Node.js
3 11 (13.58%) Akka
4 10 (12.35%) CSS
4 10 (12.35%) HTML
5 9 (11.11%) Web Services
6 8 (9.88%) Spring Boot
7 7 (8.64%) Gherkin
8 6 (7.41%) Dropwizard
9 5 (6.17%) .NET
9 5 (6.17%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.94%) J2EE
11 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.70%) CSS3
11 3 (3.70%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.70%) HTML5
11 3 (3.70%) NHibernate
11 3 (3.70%) Spring
11 3 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Smart Home
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.15%) Linux
2 27 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (64.20%) TDD
1 52 (64.20%) Test Automation
2 49 (60.49%) BDD
3 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (44.44%) Open Source
5 35 (43.21%) Scrum
6 26 (32.10%) Coaching
6 26 (32.10%) Mentoring
6 26 (32.10%) Microservices
6 26 (32.10%) Software Engineering
7 21 (25.93%) SDLC
7 21 (25.93%) SFIA
8 18 (22.22%) Kanban
9 16 (19.75%) User Stories
10 13 (16.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (16.05%) DevOps
11 11 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (13.58%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (13.58%) Programme Management
12 8 (9.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (72.84%) Java
2 33 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 30 (37.04%) SQL
4 13 (16.05%) Python
5 11 (13.58%) C#
6 10 (12.35%) Shell Script
7 8 (9.88%) Clojure
8 5 (6.17%) VB
9 4 (4.94%) F#
9 4 (4.94%) Ruby
9 4 (4.94%) VBA
10 3 (3.70%) PHP
10 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) MCSA
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) Docker
2 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Puppet
2 9 (11.11%) Ansible
3 8 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.47%) Kibana
4 2 (2.47%) logstash
4 2 (2.47%) Rundeck
4 2 (2.47%) Terraform
5 1 (1.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) SAP
2 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.70%) VMware
5 2 (2.47%) Google
5 2 (2.47%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.47%) Pega
5 2 (2.47%) Splunk
6 1 (1.23%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle