The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 3 months to 25 April 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.

Cucumber
England / South East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 203 185
Rank change year-on-year +30 -18  
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 78 74 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.08% 5.84% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 63
Median daily rate £500 £378 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.45% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £327 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £461 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £375
% change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1283 1268 1244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.86% 13.02% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 832 737
Median daily rate £413 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 36
Median hourly rate £46.00 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +11.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £33.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.25 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
% change year-on-year - +14.80%  

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Cucumber as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber in the South East over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the South East

Cucumber
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Oxfordshire - 32 £550 - 4
Berkshire +35 18 £313 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire - 17 - -
Hampshire -8 8 £407 +8.53% 2
West Sussex -2 5 £500 +23.04% 1
Surrey 0 1 £330 -28.64% 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 117 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (69.57%) Java
3 95 (68.84%) Selenium
4 86 (62.32%) Jenkins
5 71 (51.45%) TDD
6 65 (47.10%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (41.30%) Scrum
8 53 (38.41%) SQL
9 49 (35.51%) JUnit
10 48 (34.78%) DevOps
11 46 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 46 (33.33%) Spring
12 43 (31.16%) QA
12 43 (31.16%) GitHub
13 42 (30.43%) JIRA
14 41 (29.71%) BDD
15 40 (28.99%) JBoss
16 39 (28.26%) Maven
17 38 (27.54%) Unit Testing
18 36 (26.09%) Git (software)
18 36 (26.09%) Mockito
19 35 (25.36%) Java EE
19 35 (25.36%) Pair Programming
20 33 (23.91%) WebSphere
20 33 (23.91%) WebDriver
21 30 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
22 29 (21.01%) SOAP
22 29 (21.01%) BPEL
23 28 (20.29%) REST
23 28 (20.29%) BPMN

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 40 (28.99%) JBoss
2 33 (23.91%) WebSphere
3 30 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 24 (17.39%) WebSphere Process Server
5 20 (14.49%) Tomcat
6 13 (9.42%) Apache
7 12 (8.70%) WebLogic
8 11 (7.97%) nginx
9 10 (7.25%) Confluence
10 9 (6.52%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.72%) GemFire
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 43 (31.16%) GitHub
2 11 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.97%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.87%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.42%) HTTP
2 13 (9.42%) Internet
3 11 (7.97%) SSL
4 2 (1.45%) Intranet
5 1 (0.72%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.49%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.42%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.07%) RDBMS
3 7 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.90%) MySQL
6 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.72%) Big Data
8 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.72%) HBase
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 95 (68.84%) Selenium
2 86 (62.32%) Jenkins
3 49 (35.51%) JUnit
4 42 (30.43%) JIRA
5 39 (28.26%) Maven
6 36 (26.09%) Git (software)
6 36 (26.09%) Mockito
7 33 (23.91%) WebDriver
8 13 (9.42%) Ant
8 13 (9.42%) Gatling
9 12 (8.70%) Jasmine
9 12 (8.70%) Karma Test Runner
10 11 (7.97%) Grunt
10 11 (7.97%) gulp
10 11 (7.97%) IntelliJ
10 11 (7.97%) Sublime Text
11 9 (6.52%) HP UFT
12 8 (5.80%) Protractor
13 7 (5.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (5.07%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (13.04%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Publishing
3 8 (5.80%) Retail
4 6 (4.35%) Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Games
5 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.45%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (44.93%) Developer
2 41 (29.71%) Java Developer
3 25 (18.12%) Tester
4 22 (15.94%) Automation Tester
5 17 (12.32%) Test Engineer
6 16 (11.59%) Analyst
6 16 (11.59%) QA Engineer
7 15 (10.87%) Test Analyst
8 13 (9.42%) Java Engineer
8 13 (9.42%) QA Tester
9 12 (8.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 12 (8.70%) Scala Developer
9 12 (8.70%) Software Engineer
10 11 (7.97%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (7.97%) QA Automation Tester
10 11 (7.97%) Software Developer
11 10 (7.25%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (7.25%) SQL Developer
11 10 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (7.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.33%) Spring
2 35 (25.36%) Java EE
3 29 (21.01%) SOAP
4 28 (20.29%) REST
5 25 (18.12%) Web Services
6 23 (16.67%) XML
7 21 (15.22%) Node.js
8 20 (14.49%) Hibernate
9 19 (13.77%) Gherkin
10 16 (11.59%) AngularJS
10 16 (11.59%) HTML
10 16 (11.59%) JSON
11 14 (10.14%) RESTful
12 12 (8.70%) CSS
12 12 (8.70%) EJB
12 12 (8.70%) J2EE
12 12 (8.70%) JMS
12 12 (8.70%) jQuery
13 11 (7.97%) Servlets
14 10 (7.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.72%) User Experience
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.94%) Linux
2 16 (11.59%) Unix
2 16 (11.59%) Windows
3 12 (8.70%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.45%) Android
4 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (51.45%) TDD
3 65 (47.10%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (41.30%) Scrum
5 48 (34.78%) DevOps
6 41 (29.71%) BDD
7 38 (27.54%) Unit Testing
8 35 (25.36%) Pair Programming
9 29 (21.01%) BPEL
10 28 (20.29%) BPMN
11 27 (19.57%) Migration
11 27 (19.57%) Test Automation
12 20 (14.49%) Automated Testing
13 18 (13.04%) Open Source
14 16 (11.59%) Test Scripting
14 16 (11.59%) Test Strategy
15 13 (9.42%) Software Engineering
16 12 (8.70%) Analytics
16 12 (8.70%) Functional Testing
17 11 (7.97%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (69.57%) Java
2 53 (38.41%) SQL
3 46 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 21 (15.22%) Ruby
5 20 (14.49%) Scala
6 18 (13.04%) C#
6 18 (13.04%) Python
7 12 (8.70%) Groovy
7 12 (8.70%) Perl
8 11 (7.97%) Haskell
8 11 (7.97%) PHP
9 7 (5.07%) C++
9 7 (5.07%) VB
10 5 (3.62%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (7.25%) ISEB
2 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.17%) Degree
5 3 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.72%) HND
7 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (31.16%) QA
2 5 (3.62%) WCAG
3 2 (1.45%) SDET
4 1 (0.72%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (8.70%) Docker
2 3 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Grafana
1 11 (7.97%) Kibana
2 9 (6.52%) Puppet
3 4 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.17%) Marathon
4 3 (2.17%) Mesos
4 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.45%) Ansible
5 2 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.72%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 22 (15.94%) Oracle
2 11 (7.97%) Google
3 6 (4.35%) webMethods
4 5 (3.62%) Adobe
5 3 (2.17%) IBM
5 3 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.72%) HP
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
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