Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 360 359
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 23 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.84% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 16
South East median daily rate £475 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.19% +19.62% -
10th Percentile £378 £325 £241
90th Percentile £512 £521 £380
England median daily rate £413 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.31% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 4381 4761 4786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.28% 25.52% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2685 3108 2947
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £281 £263
90th Percentile £544 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 115 77
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £14.53
90th Percentile £55.75 £54.40 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 +18 9 £488 +2.79%
Berkshire +23 6 £400 +7.38% 3
Oxfordshire - 6 £411 -
East Sussex +5 1 £525 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Cucumber
3 16 (69.57%) Selenium
4 14 (60.87%) Java
5 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
5 12 (52.17%) Scala
5 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
5 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (52.17%) Jenkins
6 11 (47.83%) REST
6 11 (47.83%) C#
6 11 (47.83%) JUnit
6 11 (47.83%) Configuration Management
6 11 (47.83%) Linux
7 10 (43.48%) Windows
7 10 (43.48%) HTTP
7 10 (43.48%) SQL
7 10 (43.48%) CSS
7 10 (43.48%) SOAP
7 10 (43.48%) JBoss
7 10 (43.48%) Apache
7 10 (43.48%) Open Source
7 10 (43.48%) Play Framework
8 9 (39.13%) Microservices
8 9 (39.13%) BDD
8 9 (39.13%) Groovy
8 9 (39.13%) JSON
8 9 (39.13%) JIRA
8 9 (39.13%) Scrum

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 10 (43.48%) Apache
1 10 (43.48%) JBoss
2 8 (34.78%) nginx
2 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
3 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
4 6 (26.09%) Confluence
5 2 (8.70%) IIS
6 1 (4.35%) CMS
6 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) GitHub
1 8 (34.78%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) HTTP
2 8 (34.78%) SSL
2 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) MongoDB
1 8 (34.78%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Cucumber
2 16 (69.57%) Selenium
3 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
3 12 (52.17%) Jenkins
4 11 (47.83%) JUnit
5 9 (39.13%) IntelliJ
5 9 (39.13%) JIRA
6 8 (34.78%) Ant
6 8 (34.78%) Gatling
6 8 (34.78%) Grunt
6 8 (34.78%) gulp
6 8 (34.78%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (34.78%) Sublime Text
7 7 (30.43%) Eclipse
8 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
9 4 (17.39%) JMeter
9 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
9 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
10 3 (13.04%) Maven
11 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Scala Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
5 4 (17.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Digital Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Scala Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Scala Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Development Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) REST
2 10 (43.48%) CSS
2 10 (43.48%) Play Framework
2 10 (43.48%) SOAP
3 9 (39.13%) HTML
3 9 (39.13%) J2EE
3 9 (39.13%) JSON
3 9 (39.13%) XML
4 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
4 8 (34.78%) jQuery
4 8 (34.78%) Node.js
4 8 (34.78%) Servlets
5 7 (30.43%) EJB
5 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
5 7 (30.43%) HTML5
5 7 (30.43%) J2SE
5 7 (30.43%) Spring
6 4 (17.39%) RESTful
7 2 (8.70%) Apache CXF
7 2 (8.70%) Ehcache
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Ubuntu
4 7 (30.43%) Unix
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
3 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (47.83%) Configuration Management
5 10 (43.48%) Open Source
6 9 (39.13%) BDD
6 9 (39.13%) Microservices
6 9 (39.13%) Scrum
7 8 (34.78%) Analytics
7 8 (34.78%) DevOps
8 7 (30.43%) SOA
9 6 (26.09%) SDLC
10 5 (21.74%) API Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
10 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
10 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 5 (21.74%) User Stories
11 4 (17.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 12 (52.17%) Scala
3 11 (47.83%) C#
4 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Groovy
5 9 (39.13%) Python
6 8 (34.78%) Haskell
6 8 (34.78%) Perl
6 8 (34.78%) Ruby
7 2 (8.70%) C
7 2 (8.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) HND
1 1 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Grafana
1 8 (34.78%) Kibana
2 7 (30.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Google
2 7 (30.43%) Adobe
2 7 (30.43%) webMethods
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat