Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 304 302 342
Rank change year-on-year -2 +40 -9
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 38 73 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.44% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.34% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 17
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% -5.68%
10th Percentile £401 £306 £393
90th Percentile £638 £526 £522
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 3,702 5,444 4,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.04% 33.10% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,265 3,554 2,788
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 83 86
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £19.13 £20.00 £15.82
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.57 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.25% +3.93% +6.67%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 -6 13 £425 -4.57% 1
Hampshire +6 8 £506 +35.00% 4
Surrey +25 7 £625 +38.89% 4
Thames Valley +18 7 £438 +41.13% 6
Buckinghamshire +23 5 £419 +4.69%
Oxfordshire +25 2 £550 +20.88% 1
Kent - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (89.47%) Cucumber
3 31 (81.58%) Test Automation
4 27 (71.05%) Java
5 25 (65.79%) Selenium
6 20 (52.63%) BDD
6 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
7 18 (47.37%) Scrum
8 17 (44.74%) Scala
9 16 (42.11%) Docker
10 15 (39.47%) TDD
10 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
11 14 (36.84%) QA
11 14 (36.84%) GitHub
11 14 (36.84%) Microservices
12 13 (34.21%) Groovy
12 13 (34.21%) C#
12 13 (34.21%) Unix
13 12 (31.58%) Kanban
14 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
14 11 (28.95%) JIRA
14 11 (28.95%) Web Services
14 11 (28.95%) Python
14 11 (28.95%) IntelliJ
15 10 (26.32%) Linux
15 10 (26.32%) Spring
15 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
15 10 (26.32%) RESTful
15 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (26.32%) User Stories

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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
1 7 (18.42%) nginx
1 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 6 (15.79%) Apache
2 6 (15.79%) JBoss
2 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Mule
3 2 (5.26%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) GitHub
2 8 (21.05%) Azure
3 7 (18.42%) AWS
3 7 (18.42%) Google Analytics
4 4 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (5.26%) TestFlight
6 1 (2.63%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (2.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) HTTP
1 7 (18.42%) SSL
1 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) MQTT
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
2 7 (18.42%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.53%) Big Data
3 4 (10.53%) Data Lake
3 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.26%) RethinkDB
4 2 (5.26%) SAP HANA
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (89.47%) Cucumber
2 25 (65.79%) Selenium
3 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
4 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
4 11 (28.95%) IntelliJ
4 11 (28.95%) JIRA
5 8 (21.05%) Eclipse
5 8 (21.05%) Gatling
5 8 (21.05%) JUnit
6 7 (18.42%) Ant
6 7 (18.42%) Grunt
6 7 (18.42%) gulp
6 7 (18.42%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (18.42%) Sublime Text
7 6 (15.79%) Maven
7 6 (15.79%) TeamCity
7 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
8 5 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (10.53%) EasyMock
9 4 (10.53%) Mockito
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Scala Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Azure Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Data Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Hadoop Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Web Services
2 10 (26.32%) RESTful
2 10 (26.32%) Spring
3 9 (23.68%) AngularJS
3 9 (23.68%) CSS
3 9 (23.68%) JSON
3 9 (23.68%) Node.js
4 8 (21.05%) Hibernate
4 8 (21.05%) HTML
4 8 (21.05%) REST
4 8 (21.05%) SOAP
5 7 (18.42%) jQuery
5 7 (18.42%) Play Framework
5 7 (18.42%) Servlets
5 7 (18.42%) XML
6 6 (15.79%) EJB
6 6 (15.79%) HTML5
6 6 (15.79%) J2EE
6 6 (15.79%) J2SE
7 3 (7.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.26%) DataPower
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Unix
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 8 (21.05%) Windows
4 7 (18.42%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.63%) Android
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (81.58%) Test Automation
3 20 (52.63%) BDD
4 18 (47.37%) Scrum
5 15 (39.47%) TDD
6 14 (36.84%) Microservices
7 12 (31.58%) Kanban
8 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (26.32%) DevOps
8 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
8 10 (26.32%) User Stories
9 9 (23.68%) API Testing
10 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (21.05%) Open Source
10 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (18.42%) Analytics
11 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
11 7 (18.42%) Lean Software Development
11 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
12 6 (15.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) Scala
3 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
4 13 (34.21%) C#
4 13 (34.21%) Groovy
5 11 (28.95%) Python
6 9 (23.68%) SQL
7 7 (18.42%) Haskell
7 7 (18.42%) Perl
7 7 (18.42%) Ruby
8 3 (7.89%) Apple Swift
8 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.26%) C
9 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Grafana
1 7 (18.42%) Kibana
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
2 6 (15.79%) Kubernetes
3 4 (10.53%) Ansible
3 4 (10.53%) Terraform
4 1 (2.63%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Adobe
1 7 (18.42%) Google
2 6 (15.79%) webMethods
3 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
4 3 (7.89%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) hybris
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Xamarin