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 3 months to 23 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.

Gherkin
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 253 246
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 10 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.88% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 11
Median daily rate £469 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.67% +19.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £459 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -2.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Gherkin is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2234 2398 2310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.12% 24.63% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1601 1406
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 43
Median hourly rate £43.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.47% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £47.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Gherkin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +23 5 £395 +4.98%
West Sussex +9 4 £512 +12.10% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin 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 Gherkin.

1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Selenium
3 18 (69.23%) Automated Testing
3 18 (69.23%) Cucumber
4 17 (65.38%) Scala
4 17 (65.38%) Java
4 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
5 16 (61.54%) C#
5 16 (61.54%) Git (software)
5 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
6 15 (57.69%) Scrum
7 14 (53.85%) Groovy
7 14 (53.85%) Linux
8 13 (50.00%) HTTP
8 13 (50.00%) Open Source
9 12 (46.15%) REST
9 12 (46.15%) AngularJS
9 12 (46.15%) Python
9 12 (46.15%) Windows
9 12 (46.15%) Ruby
10 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (42.31%) Tomcat
10 11 (42.31%) CSS
10 11 (42.31%) SOAP
10 11 (42.31%) MongoDB
10 11 (42.31%) NoSQL
10 11 (42.31%) GitHub
11 10 (38.46%) Node.js
11 10 (38.46%) nginx
11 10 (38.46%) Analytics

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 11 (42.31%) Tomcat
2 10 (38.46%) nginx
3 8 (30.77%) Apache
4 7 (26.92%) JBoss
5 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
6 4 (15.38%) Confluence
7 2 (7.69%) IIS
8 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
8 1 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (3.85%) CMS
8 1 (3.85%) GemFire
8 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) GitHub
2 10 (38.46%) Google Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) HTTP
2 10 (38.46%) SSL
2 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) MongoDB
1 11 (42.31%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.85%) HBase
Development Applications
1 19 (73.08%) Selenium
2 18 (69.23%) Cucumber
3 16 (61.54%) Git (software)
3 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
4 10 (38.46%) Ant
4 10 (38.46%) Gatling
4 10 (38.46%) Grunt
4 10 (38.46%) gulp
4 10 (38.46%) IntelliJ
4 10 (38.46%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (38.46%) Sublime Text
5 9 (34.62%) JIRA
6 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
6 6 (23.08%) JUnit
6 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
6 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
7 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (11.54%) Maven
8 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
9 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) Scala Developer
3 7 (26.92%) QA Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Automation Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (11.54%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Scala Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 2 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Digital Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Scala Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 12 (46.15%) REST
2 11 (42.31%) CSS
2 11 (42.31%) SOAP
3 10 (38.46%) HTML
3 10 (38.46%) jQuery
3 10 (38.46%) JSON
3 10 (38.46%) Node.js
3 10 (38.46%) Servlets
4 9 (34.62%) XML
5 8 (30.77%) Play Framework
6 7 (26.92%) J2EE
7 6 (23.08%) RESTful
7 6 (23.08%) Spring
8 5 (19.23%) .NET
8 5 (19.23%) EJB
8 5 (19.23%) Hibernate
8 5 (19.23%) HTML5
8 5 (19.23%) J2SE
8 5 (19.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) Ubuntu
4 5 (19.23%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Automated Testing
3 15 (57.69%) Scrum
4 13 (50.00%) Open Source
5 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (38.46%) Analytics
6 10 (38.46%) DevOps
6 10 (38.46%) Microservices
7 8 (30.77%) Defect Management
8 7 (26.92%) User Stories
9 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
10 5 (19.23%) BDD
10 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
10 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
10 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
11 4 (15.38%) Kanban
12 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (11.54%) Pair Programming
12 3 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) Java
1 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
1 17 (65.38%) Scala
2 16 (61.54%) C#
3 14 (53.85%) Groovy
4 12 (46.15%) Python
4 12 (46.15%) Ruby
5 10 (38.46%) Haskell
5 10 (38.46%) Perl
6 9 (34.62%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) C++
8 2 (7.69%) C
8 2 (7.69%) TypeScript
8 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Grafana
1 10 (38.46%) Kibana
2 6 (23.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Google
2 5 (19.23%) webMethods
3 4 (15.38%) Adobe
3 4 (15.38%) Atlassian
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) SaltStack
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
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