Period
to 19 January 2018

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 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 172 213
Rank change year-on-year -47 +41 +18
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 154 205 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 1.33% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.34% 9.00% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 135 128
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £310 £322 £290
90th Percentile £579 £575 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,882 2,279 2,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.47% 14.79% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,760 1,378 1,526
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £580 £538 £513
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 64 86
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -6.82% +17.33%
10th Percentile £26.00 £33.25 £28.73
90th Percentile £63.25 £54.60 £55.00
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 South East

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 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
Thames Valley -46 75 £415 -7.78% 22
Hampshire +17 43 £375 -11.24% 9
Buckinghamshire -4 32 £325 -15.86% 5
West Sussex -14 26 £438 -7.89% 1
Oxfordshire -44 26 £500 +11.11% 8
Berkshire -9 17 £401 +14.64% 9
Surrey -26 4 £430 +6.17% 6
Kent - 3 £500 -
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 South East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 110 (71.43%) Selenium
2 107 (69.48%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (65.58%) Test Automation
4 98 (63.64%) Java
5 71 (46.10%) DevOps
6 70 (45.45%) Jenkins
7 68 (44.16%) Git (software)
8 67 (43.51%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (37.01%) BDD
10 54 (35.06%) SQL
10 54 (35.06%) Docker
11 48 (31.17%) JavaScript
11 48 (31.17%) TDD
12 47 (30.52%) Maven
13 41 (26.62%) Puppet
14 40 (25.97%) JIRA
15 39 (25.32%) Scrum
16 38 (24.68%) QA
17 35 (22.73%) WebDriver
17 35 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
18 32 (20.78%) REST
19 30 (19.48%) Linux
19 30 (19.48%) AngularJS
20 29 (18.83%) Oracle
20 29 (18.83%) JUnit
21 28 (18.18%) Open Source
21 28 (18.18%) Gherkin
21 28 (18.18%) Windows
22 27 (17.53%) SOAP
22 27 (17.53%) Web Services

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 22 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 21 (13.64%) Confluence
3 19 (12.34%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.79%) JBoss
5 10 (6.49%) Apache
5 10 (6.49%) Apache Spark
5 10 (6.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (5.84%) nginx
7 4 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.30%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (1.30%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.30%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 19 (12.34%) AWS Lambda
3 19 (12.34%) GitHub
3 19 (12.34%) Serverless
4 18 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (11.69%) Amazon S3
5 17 (11.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (5.84%) Google Analytics
6 9 (5.84%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (1.30%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.30%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.79%) Internet
2 10 (6.49%) HTTP
3 9 (5.84%) SSL
3 9 (5.84%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.30%) Skype
5 1 (0.65%) DSL
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.65%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.79%) Big Data
2 12 (7.79%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.84%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.84%) Redis
4 8 (5.19%) MySQL
5 5 (3.25%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.95%) HBase
7 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.65%) DataStax
9 1 (0.65%) DB2
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 110 (71.43%) Selenium
2 70 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 68 (44.16%) Git (software)
4 47 (30.52%) Maven
5 40 (25.97%) JIRA
6 35 (22.73%) WebDriver
7 29 (18.83%) JUnit
8 26 (16.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (12.34%) Artifactory
10 18 (11.69%) Bitbucket
10 18 (11.69%) Gatling
11 17 (11.04%) Ant
12 16 (10.39%) Eclipse
12 16 (10.39%) gulp
13 15 (9.74%) Appium
14 14 (9.09%) SoapUI
15 13 (8.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (8.44%) IntelliJ
16 12 (7.79%) SpecFlow
17 11 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 16 (10.39%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Banking
3 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.84%) Retail
5 5 (3.25%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.95%) Advertising
6 3 (1.95%) Publishing
6 3 (1.95%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (27.27%) Developer
2 40 (25.97%) Tester
3 33 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (18.83%) Automation Tester
5 21 (13.64%) Java Developer
6 16 (10.39%) QA Tester
7 14 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
8 12 (7.79%) Scala Developer
9 11 (7.14%) QA Engineer
9 11 (7.14%) Test Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) Analyst
10 10 (6.49%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) Software Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) Test Analyst
11 9 (5.84%) Java Automation Tester
12 8 (5.19%) Development Engineer
12 8 (5.19%) Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.55%) Angular Developer
13 7 (4.55%) Java Engineer
14 6 (3.90%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.78%) REST
2 30 (19.48%) AngularJS
3 28 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 27 (17.53%) Node.js
4 27 (17.53%) SOAP
4 27 (17.53%) Web Services
5 20 (12.99%) Spring
6 19 (12.34%) JSON
7 18 (11.69%) CSS
8 17 (11.04%) Java EE
9 15 (9.74%) RESTful
9 15 (9.74%) XML
10 14 (9.09%) HTML
11 13 (8.44%) Hibernate
11 13 (8.44%) Servlets
12 11 (7.14%) .NET
12 11 (7.14%) jQuery
13 10 (6.49%) Kafka
14 8 (5.19%) Play Framework
14 8 (5.19%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.60%) Grid Computing
4 3 (1.95%) User Experience
5 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.65%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.48%) Linux
2 28 (18.18%) Windows
3 14 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 13 (8.44%) Android
5 12 (7.79%) Mac OS X
6 11 (7.14%) Unix
7 10 (6.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (69.48%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (65.58%) Test Automation
3 71 (46.10%) DevOps
4 67 (43.51%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (37.01%) BDD
6 48 (31.17%) TDD
7 39 (25.32%) Scrum
8 28 (18.18%) Open Source
9 25 (16.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (13.64%) Configuration Management
11 20 (12.99%) Microservices
12 19 (12.34%) Kanban
12 19 (12.34%) Software Engineering
13 18 (11.69%) Acceptance Criteria
14 13 (8.44%) API Testing
15 12 (7.79%) User Stories
16 11 (7.14%) Mentoring
16 11 (7.14%) SDLC
17 10 (6.49%) Analytics
17 10 (6.49%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (63.64%) Java
2 54 (35.06%) SQL
3 48 (31.17%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.88%) C#
5 18 (11.69%) Ruby
6 17 (11.04%) Groovy
7 16 (10.39%) Scala
8 13 (8.44%) Apple Swift
9 11 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 11 (7.14%) Python
10 10 (6.49%) Perl
11 9 (5.84%) Haskell
12 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.60%) VBA
13 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.30%) C
14 2 (1.30%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.65%) F#
15 1 (0.65%) GraphQL
15 1 (0.65%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.95%) Degree
2 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (24.68%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (35.06%) Docker
2 9 (5.84%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.95%) HDFS
4 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (26.62%) Puppet
2 24 (15.58%) Terraform
3 14 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.84%) Grafana
4 9 (5.84%) Kibana
5 7 (4.55%) Ansible
6 5 (3.25%) Galera Cluster
6 5 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (3.25%) OpenNebula
7 3 (1.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (18.83%) Oracle
2 15 (9.74%) Google
3 7 (4.55%) HP
4 6 (3.90%) webMethods
5 5 (3.25%) Talend
6 3 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.95%) Splunk
7 2 (1.30%) Adobe
7 2 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.65%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.65%) Software AG
8 1 (0.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Xamarin