Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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.

Gherkin
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 307 355
Rank change year-on-year -14 +48 +15
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 58 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.23% 1.24% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 19
South East median daily rate £420 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.19% +32.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £347 £325 £309
90th Percentile £528 £529 £450
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.50 - -

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 South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,726 4,184 4,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.49% 27.43% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,952 2,511 3,160
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 99 138
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £21.91 £18.22 £14.46
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £55.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Gherkin in the South East

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the South East

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the South East

Gherkin
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 Gherkin within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
West Sussex -13 18 £520 +4.00% 1
Surrey - 16 £400 - 2
Thames Valley -20 13 £402 +4.48% 3
Berkshire -10 7 £320 -8.57%
Kent -10 5 £500 +17.65%
Oxfordshire -12 4 £400 -13.51% 3
Hampshire +4 3 £345 -29.23% 3
Buckinghamshire -36 2 £415 +9.21%
East Sussex -5 1 £425 -19.05% 1
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin.

1 51 (87.93%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (75.86%) Test Automation
3 38 (65.52%) Selenium
4 28 (48.28%) Java
4 28 (48.28%) Cucumber
5 22 (37.93%) Scrum
6 21 (36.21%) Scala
7 20 (34.48%) C#
8 19 (32.76%) SQL
8 19 (32.76%) Groovy
8 19 (32.76%) User Stories
9 18 (31.03%) JIRA
10 17 (29.31%) SpecFlow
10 17 (29.31%) Defect Management
10 17 (29.31%) Kanban
10 17 (29.31%) QA
11 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
12 15 (25.86%) Ruby
12 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
12 15 (25.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (25.86%) Acceptance Criteria
13 14 (24.14%) BDD
13 14 (24.14%) Confluence
13 14 (24.14%) DevOps
13 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
14 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
14 13 (22.41%) RESTful
14 13 (22.41%) Performance Testing
14 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
14 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration

Gherkin
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 14 (24.14%) Confluence
2 11 (18.97%) Tomcat
3 9 (15.52%) nginx
4 7 (12.07%) JBoss
4 7 (12.07%) WebLogic
5 5 (8.62%) Apache
6 2 (3.45%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (3.45%) GlassFish
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) GitHub
1 9 (15.52%) Google Analytics
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) Google App Engine
3 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.45%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) HTTP
1 10 (17.24%) SSL
2 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) Skype
4 1 (1.72%) DSL
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) MongoDB
2 9 (15.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) Big Data
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (65.52%) Selenium
2 28 (48.28%) Cucumber
3 18 (31.03%) JIRA
4 17 (29.31%) SpecFlow
5 13 (22.41%) Git (software)
5 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
6 12 (20.69%) SoapUI
7 11 (18.97%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (17.24%) Gatling
8 10 (17.24%) IntelliJ
8 10 (17.24%) JUnit
9 9 (15.52%) Ant
9 9 (15.52%) Grunt
9 9 (15.52%) gulp
9 9 (15.52%) Sublime Text
10 7 (12.07%) Eclipse
11 6 (10.34%) HP UFT
12 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
13 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Advertising
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Tester
3 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Automation Tester
3 11 (18.97%) Scala Developer
4 10 (17.24%) Test Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) QA Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Developer in Test
6 5 (8.62%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Ruby Automation Tester
8 3 (5.17%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Azure Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Programmer
9 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.45%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
2 13 (22.41%) JSON
2 13 (22.41%) RESTful
2 13 (22.41%) Web Services
3 12 (20.69%) CSS
3 12 (20.69%) Node.js
4 11 (18.97%) Servlets
4 11 (18.97%) XML
5 10 (17.24%) jQuery
5 10 (17.24%) REST
6 9 (15.52%) .NET
6 9 (15.52%) SOAP
7 8 (13.79%) Hibernate
7 8 (13.79%) J2EE
7 8 (13.79%) Play Framework
8 7 (12.07%) EJB
8 7 (12.07%) HTML
9 6 (10.34%) HTML5
9 6 (10.34%) Spring
10 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Linux
2 10 (17.24%) Ubuntu
3 5 (8.62%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (87.93%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (75.86%) Test Automation
3 22 (37.93%) Scrum
4 19 (32.76%) User Stories
5 17 (29.31%) Defect Management
5 17 (29.31%) Kanban
6 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
7 15 (25.86%) Acceptance Criteria
7 15 (25.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (24.14%) BDD
8 14 (24.14%) DevOps
9 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (22.41%) Performance Testing
9 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Microservices
11 11 (18.97%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (17.24%) API Testing
12 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (17.24%) Usability Testing
13 9 (15.52%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) Java
2 21 (36.21%) Scala
3 20 (34.48%) C#
4 19 (32.76%) Groovy
4 19 (32.76%) SQL
5 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
5 15 (25.86%) Ruby
6 10 (17.24%) Python
7 9 (15.52%) Haskell
7 9 (15.52%) Perl
8 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
9 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.45%) VBA
11 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (8.62%) ISEB
4 4 (6.90%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.31%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Puppet
2 9 (15.52%) Grafana
2 9 (15.52%) Kibana
3 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Google
2 8 (13.79%) Atlassian
3 5 (8.62%) webMethods
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.45%) Adobe
5 2 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.72%) Xamarin