Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 304 321 300
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 +51
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 74 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 1.24% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 28
South East median daily rate £400 £420 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -9.19% +37.04%
10th Percentile £263 £347 £325
90th Percentile £536 £528 £529
England median daily rate £450 £438 £430
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £70.50 -
% change year-on-year -52.13% - -

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 5,173 4,689 4,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.32% 28.44% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,330 2,928 2,533
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 106
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +7.60% +4.55%
10th Percentile £26.65 £21.91 £18.22
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +2 32 £470 -9.71% 1
Surrey -14 19 £400 - 3
Hampshire -15 11 £338 -2.17% 2
Thames Valley +22 8 £300 -25.42% 8
Berkshire +2 5 £288 -10.16% 5
Oxfordshire +26 3 £455 +13.75% 2
East Sussex -7 2 £425 - 1
Kent +9 1 - -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (83.78%) Test Automation
3 57 (77.03%) Cucumber
4 54 (72.97%) Selenium
5 48 (64.86%) Java
6 37 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 35 (47.30%) Open Source
8 33 (44.59%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (41.89%) BDD
9 31 (41.89%) Microservices
10 30 (40.54%) User Stories
11 29 (39.19%) Docker
11 29 (39.19%) DevOps
11 29 (39.19%) JUnit
12 28 (37.84%) GitHub
12 28 (37.84%) Groovy
12 28 (37.84%) Scala
13 27 (36.49%) Git (software)
13 27 (36.49%) C#
14 25 (33.78%) CSS
14 25 (33.78%) Scrum
15 24 (32.43%) Linux
15 24 (32.43%) SQL
15 24 (32.43%) MongoDB
16 23 (31.08%) NoSQL
16 23 (31.08%) AngularJS
16 23 (31.08%) IntelliJ
16 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
16 23 (31.08%) Performance Testing
16 23 (31.08%) Google

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 21 (28.38%) nginx
1 21 (28.38%) Tomcat
2 19 (25.68%) Apache
2 19 (25.68%) Confluence
3 17 (22.97%) JBoss
3 17 (22.97%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.70%) GemFire
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (37.84%) GitHub
2 21 (28.38%) Google Analytics
3 11 (14.86%) BrowserStack
4 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (4.05%) TestFlight
7 2 (2.70%) Apigee
7 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.70%) PaaS
8 1 (1.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.38%) HTTP
1 21 (28.38%) SSL
1 21 (28.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) MongoDB
2 23 (31.08%) NoSQL
3 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 57 (77.03%) Cucumber
2 54 (72.97%) Selenium
3 37 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 29 (39.19%) JUnit
5 27 (36.49%) Git (software)
6 23 (31.08%) IntelliJ
7 21 (28.38%) Ant
7 21 (28.38%) Gatling
7 21 (28.38%) gulp
8 20 (27.03%) Grunt
8 20 (27.03%) Karma Test Runner
8 20 (27.03%) Sublime Text
9 19 (25.68%) Eclipse
10 18 (24.32%) JMeter
11 17 (22.97%) JIRA
11 17 (22.97%) SoapUI
12 12 (16.22%) SonarQube
12 12 (16.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
14 9 (12.16%) Maven
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Tester
2 24 (32.43%) Developer
3 19 (25.68%) Automation Tester
4 17 (22.97%) Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Test Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) Scala Developer
7 8 (10.81%) QA Automation Tester
7 8 (10.81%) QA Tester
8 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
10 5 (6.76%) Software Analyst
10 5 (6.76%) Software Tester
10 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) Java Developer
11 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
12 3 (4.05%) Automation Test Analyst
12 3 (4.05%) iOS Developer
13 2 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
13 2 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
13 2 (2.70%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) CSS
2 23 (31.08%) AngularJS
3 22 (29.73%) jQuery
3 22 (29.73%) Node.js
4 21 (28.38%) Servlets
5 20 (27.03%) HTML
5 20 (27.03%) JSON
5 20 (27.03%) SOAP
5 20 (27.03%) Spring
6 19 (25.68%) Play Framework
7 18 (24.32%) HTML5
7 18 (24.32%) REST
7 18 (24.32%) XML
8 17 (22.97%) EJB
8 17 (22.97%) Hibernate
8 17 (22.97%) J2EE
8 17 (22.97%) J2SE
9 16 (21.62%) Web Services
10 12 (16.22%) RESTful
11 10 (13.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.70%) Fintech
3 2 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.35%) New Media
4 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Linux
2 22 (29.73%) Windows
3 21 (28.38%) Ubuntu
4 19 (25.68%) Unix
5 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (83.78%) Test Automation
3 35 (47.30%) Open Source
4 33 (44.59%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (41.89%) BDD
5 31 (41.89%) Microservices
6 30 (40.54%) User Stories
7 29 (39.19%) DevOps
8 25 (33.78%) Scrum
9 23 (31.08%) Performance Testing
10 21 (28.38%) Analytics
10 21 (28.38%) Configuration Management
10 21 (28.38%) Lean Software Development
11 19 (25.68%) Defect Management
12 17 (22.97%) API Testing
13 16 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (17.57%) Integration Testing
16 12 (16.22%) Functional Testing
17 11 (14.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (64.86%) Java
2 28 (37.84%) Groovy
2 28 (37.84%) Scala
3 27 (36.49%) C#
4 24 (32.43%) SQL
5 22 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 22 (29.73%) Python
5 22 (29.73%) Ruby
6 21 (28.38%) Haskell
6 21 (28.38%) Perl
7 6 (8.11%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.05%) Apple Swift
8 3 (4.05%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) VB
10 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.70%) ISEB
2 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.27%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (28.38%) Grafana
1 21 (28.38%) Kibana
1 21 (28.38%) Puppet
2 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Google
1 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) webMethods
3 12 (16.22%) Adobe
4 8 (10.81%) Atlassian
5 7 (9.46%) Oracle
6 3 (4.05%) HP
6 3 (4.05%) Workday
7 1 (1.35%) Splunk
7 1 (1.35%) Xamarin