The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 123 124
Rank change year-on-year +34 +1  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 14 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.77% 1.20% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £420 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £324 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £436 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 506 585 558
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.25% 22.71% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 338 344
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Median hourly rate £52.17 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.86% -50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in Scotland

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Moray - 7 £400 -
Edinburgh +18 5 £425 +11.84% 1
Fife - 1 £320 - 1
Gherkin
UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
2 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
2 13 (68.42%) Cucumber
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
5 10 (52.63%) Linux
6 9 (47.37%) JBoss
6 9 (47.37%) JIRA
7 8 (42.11%) Apache CXF
7 8 (42.11%) Web Design
7 8 (42.11%) Pair Programming
7 8 (42.11%) Maven
7 8 (42.11%) JMS
7 8 (42.11%) SOA
7 8 (42.11%) SAML
7 8 (42.11%) MVC
7 8 (42.11%) CSS
7 8 (42.11%) JDBC
7 8 (42.11%) SOAP
7 8 (42.11%) HTML
7 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
7 8 (42.11%) Apache Camel
7 8 (42.11%) Play Framework
7 8 (42.11%) REST
7 8 (42.11%) Microservices
7 8 (42.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (42.11%) Ehcache
7 8 (42.11%) Scala
7 8 (42.11%) Front End Development

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (47.37%) JBoss
2 5 (26.32%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) GIS
1 3 (15.79%) QGIS
1 3 (15.79%) Spatial Data
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Cucumber
1 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
3 9 (47.37%) JIRA
4 8 (42.11%) Maven
5 5 (26.32%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
7 2 (10.53%) MSTest
7 2 (10.53%) NUnit
7 2 (10.53%) Subversion
7 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (26.32%) Automation Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Scala Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Development Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum Master
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software Verification Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Apache Camel
1 8 (42.11%) Apache CXF
1 8 (42.11%) CSS
1 8 (42.11%) Ehcache
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
1 8 (42.11%) JDBC
1 8 (42.11%) JMS
1 8 (42.11%) Play Framework
1 8 (42.11%) REST
1 8 (42.11%) SAML
1 8 (42.11%) SOAP
2 7 (36.84%) J2EE
3 5 (26.32%) Java EE
3 5 (26.32%) OSGi
4 3 (15.79%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (15.79%) PostGIS
5 2 (10.53%) .NET
5 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
3 8 (42.11%) Front End Development
3 8 (42.11%) Microservices
3 8 (42.11%) MVC
3 8 (42.11%) Pair Programming
3 8 (42.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (42.11%) SOA
3 8 (42.11%) Web Design
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Testing
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Data Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) Scala
3 3 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Data Quality
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
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