Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 November 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 > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 191 217
Rank change year-on-year +6 +26 -21
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 21 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 1.40% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 15
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -13.89% +44.00%
10th Percentile £210 £321 £318
90th Percentile £447 £425 £475
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1810 1924 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.70% 28.05% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1348 1250
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.45 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.68 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the North West

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the North West

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the North West

Gherkin
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 Gherkin within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +14 14 £390 +0.65% 6
Merseyside +2 3 £431 +30.19% 1
Cheshire +7 2 £350 -12.50% 2
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
3 10 (47.62%) TDD
3 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
4 9 (42.86%) JIRA
5 8 (38.10%) OWASP
5 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
5 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
5 8 (38.10%) Confluence
5 8 (38.10%) Python
5 8 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (38.10%) DevOps
5 8 (38.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (33.33%) Selenium
7 6 (28.57%) BDD
7 6 (28.57%) Scrum
7 6 (28.57%) C#
7 6 (28.57%) .NET
8 5 (23.81%) SOAP
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) SQL
8 5 (23.81%) REST
9 4 (19.05%) CSS3
9 4 (19.05%) NServiceBus
9 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
9 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (19.05%) Project Management

Gherkin
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 8 (38.10%) Confluence
2 4 (19.05%) NServiceBus
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Cucumber
2 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
3 9 (42.86%) JIRA
4 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (38.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (33.33%) Selenium
6 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (9.52%) Vagrant
7 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Full Stack Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Python Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) REST
2 5 (23.81%) SOAP
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) CSS3
3 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
3 4 (19.05%) NHibernate
3 4 (19.05%) WCF
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) TDD
3 8 (38.10%) DevOps
3 8 (38.10%) OWASP
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 6 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) MVC
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) Microservices
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Opscode Chef