Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 216 220
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4 +13
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 192 139 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 0.90% 0.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.36% 6.07% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 78 134
South East median daily rate £425 £469 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +17.19% +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £300
90th Percentile £575 £600 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £115.25 - -

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 3,020 2,289 2,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.03% 14.83% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,832 1,312 1,609
South East median daily rate £450 £404 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.46% +6.25% +4.83%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 73 95
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +17.33%
10th Percentile £27.50 £15.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £67.25 £73.84 £59.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.19 £42.25
% change year-on-year +3.19% -2.51% +14.19%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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
Hampshire +50 78 £419 -6.69% 8
Thames Valley -26 70 £411 -17.75% 16
Berkshire -5 25 £411 +17.50% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 25 £325 - 3
West Sussex -3 23 £485 -0.67% 1
Oxfordshire -38 20 £523 -5.72% 3
Surrey -17 18 £438 +8.02% 1
Kent - 4 £500 - 2
Cucumber
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 140 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (64.06%) Java
3 119 (61.98%) Test Automation
4 108 (56.25%) Selenium
5 92 (47.92%) Jenkins
6 83 (43.23%) Git (software)
7 82 (42.71%) DevOps
8 75 (39.06%) TDD
9 70 (36.46%) Linux
10 65 (33.85%) Scrum
11 62 (32.29%) Oracle
11 62 (32.29%) BDD
12 59 (30.73%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (28.13%) Docker
14 48 (25.00%) JavaScript
15 44 (22.92%) Unix
15 44 (22.92%) REST
16 42 (21.88%) Node.js
16 42 (21.88%) JIRA
17 41 (21.35%) RESTful
18 40 (20.83%) QA
19 39 (20.31%) JUnit
19 39 (20.31%) Spring
19 39 (20.31%) Maven
20 38 (19.79%) JSON
20 38 (19.79%) Gherkin
20 38 (19.79%) Puppet
21 37 (19.27%) Web Services
22 35 (18.23%) SQL
23 34 (17.71%) Finance

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 30 (15.63%) WebLogic
2 22 (11.46%) Cloud Foundry
2 22 (11.46%) Confluence
2 22 (11.46%) Tomcat
3 18 (9.38%) Apache Spark
4 17 (8.85%) GemFire
5 15 (7.81%) Apache
6 14 (7.29%) JBoss
7 11 (5.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (4.69%) nginx
8 9 (4.69%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (2.60%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (13.54%) GitHub
3 18 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (7.29%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (7.29%) Amazon S3
4 14 (7.29%) AWS Lambda
4 14 (7.29%) Serverless
5 13 (6.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (6.25%) PaaS
7 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (4.17%) Google Analytics
9 7 (3.65%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.29%) HTTP
3 9 (4.69%) SSL
4 8 (4.17%) Internet
5 3 (1.56%) PuTTY
5 3 (1.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.98%) Oracle Database
2 20 (10.42%) NoSQL
3 19 (9.90%) RDBMS
3 19 (9.90%) Relational Database
4 15 (7.81%) Big Data
4 15 (7.81%) HBase
5 13 (6.77%) MySQL
5 13 (6.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (5.73%) Hadoop
7 11 (5.73%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.65%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.08%) Redis
10 3 (1.56%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.56%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 108 (56.25%) Selenium
2 92 (47.92%) Jenkins
3 83 (43.23%) Git (software)
4 42 (21.88%) JIRA
5 39 (20.31%) JUnit
5 39 (20.31%) Maven
6 31 (16.15%) WebDriver
7 28 (14.58%) SoapUI
8 27 (14.06%) Eclipse
8 27 (14.06%) IntelliJ
9 26 (13.54%) Subversion
10 22 (11.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 20 (10.42%) gulp
12 17 (8.85%) Bitbucket
13 16 (8.33%) Artifactory
14 13 (6.77%) Gatling
14 13 (6.77%) Protractor
15 12 (6.25%) SpecFlow
15 12 (6.25%) Vagrant
16 11 (5.73%) Ant
General
1 34 (17.71%) Finance
2 12 (6.25%) Banking
3 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.56%) Advertising
4 3 (1.56%) Publishing
5 2 (1.04%) Military
5 2 (1.04%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (33.33%) Developer
2 39 (20.31%) Tester
3 37 (19.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (17.19%) Java Developer
5 24 (12.50%) Automation Tester
6 15 (7.81%) Test Engineer
7 14 (7.29%) Analyst
7 14 (7.29%) QA Tester
7 14 (7.29%) Test Analyst
8 11 (5.73%) QA Automation Tester
8 11 (5.73%) Scala Developer
9 10 (5.21%) Big Data Engineer
9 10 (5.21%) Java Automation Tester
9 10 (5.21%) Java Engineer
9 10 (5.21%) QA Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Development Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) Angular Developer
12 7 (3.65%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.92%) REST
2 42 (21.88%) Node.js
3 41 (21.35%) RESTful
4 39 (20.31%) Spring
5 38 (19.79%) Gherkin
5 38 (19.79%) JSON
6 37 (19.27%) Web Services
7 31 (16.15%) AngularJS
8 29 (15.10%) XML
9 28 (14.58%) Java EE
10 25 (13.02%) SOAP
11 24 (12.50%) Kafka
12 22 (11.46%) HTML
13 20 (10.42%) JMS
14 18 (9.38%) J2EE
15 17 (8.85%) Ajax
15 17 (8.85%) CSS
15 17 (8.85%) Middleware
16 16 (8.33%) .NET
16 16 (8.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (9.90%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (8.85%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (4.69%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.17%) Virtual Team
6 7 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.08%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.04%) User Experience
9 1 (0.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 70 (36.46%) Linux
2 44 (22.92%) Unix
3 24 (12.50%) Windows
4 9 (4.69%) Android
4 9 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.69%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.65%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (61.98%) Test Automation
3 82 (42.71%) DevOps
4 75 (39.06%) TDD
5 65 (33.85%) Scrum
6 62 (32.29%) BDD
7 59 (30.73%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (15.63%) Configuration Management
9 26 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 25 (13.02%) Kanban
11 23 (11.98%) Open Source
12 20 (10.42%) OO
13 19 (9.90%) Microservices
14 17 (8.85%) Acceptance Criteria
14 17 (8.85%) ATDD
15 14 (7.29%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (7.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 14 (7.29%) SOA
15 14 (7.29%) Unit Testing
15 14 (7.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 123 (64.06%) Java
2 48 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 35 (18.23%) SQL
4 27 (14.06%) C#
5 25 (13.02%) Python
6 17 (8.85%) Shell Script
7 16 (8.33%) Scala
8 14 (7.29%) Java 8
8 14 (7.29%) Ruby
9 12 (6.25%) Groovy
10 9 (4.69%) Haskell
11 8 (4.17%) Apple Swift
11 8 (4.17%) Perl
12 4 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.56%) F#
13 3 (1.56%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.04%) C++
14 2 (1.04%) VBA
15 1 (0.52%) VB
15 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 8 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.13%) ISEB
2 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.56%) Degree
4 3 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.04%) OCA
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (28.13%) Docker
2 14 (7.29%) HDFS
3 9 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (3.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (19.79%) Puppet
2 21 (10.94%) Ansible
3 20 (10.42%) Terraform
4 16 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.17%) Grafana
6 8 (4.17%) Kibana
7 3 (1.56%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (1.56%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.56%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 62 (32.29%) Oracle
2 12 (6.25%) Google
3 8 (4.17%) webMethods
4 5 (2.60%) HP
4 5 (2.60%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.56%) Adobe
5 3 (1.56%) Apple
5 3 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.56%) Software AG
5 3 (1.56%) VMware
6 2 (1.04%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.04%) Xamarin