Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 307 329 336
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 +36
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 74 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 0.88% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 35
South East median daily rate £400 £415 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -5.68% +31.84%
10th Percentile £290 £352 £325
90th Percentile £517 £525 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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 5,495 4,640 4,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.51% 27.78% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,588 2,875 2,811
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £574 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 89 136
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25.00 £14.55 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 November 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 18 November 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 +21 35 £450 -7.83%
Surrey -7 17 £400 - 1
Hampshire -12 10 £356 +3.26% 2
Thames Valley +17 8 £310 -25.30% 7
Berkshire -9 5 £288 -28.13% 2
East Sussex -7 4 £425 -19.05%
Oxfordshire +11 2 £455 +10.64% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 1 £400 -3.61% 2
Kent +2 1 - - 1
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (82.43%) Test Automation
3 57 (77.03%) Selenium
4 50 (67.57%) Cucumber
5 42 (56.76%) Java
6 33 (44.59%) Scrum
7 29 (39.19%) Scala
7 29 (39.19%) Groovy
7 29 (39.19%) Jenkins
7 29 (39.19%) User Stories
8 28 (37.84%) Open Source
9 26 (35.14%) BDD
9 26 (35.14%) C#
10 25 (33.78%) QA
10 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (33.78%) Defect Management
11 22 (29.73%) Performance Testing
11 22 (29.73%) DevOps
12 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
12 21 (28.38%) CSS
13 20 (27.03%) JIRA
13 20 (27.03%) Ruby
13 20 (27.03%) Google
13 20 (27.03%) Microservices
13 20 (27.03%) Docker
13 20 (27.03%) MongoDB
13 20 (27.03%) NoSQL
13 20 (27.03%) Confluence
14 19 (25.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (25.68%) Kanban

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 20 (27.03%) Confluence
2 17 (22.97%) nginx
2 17 (22.97%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.11%) Apache
3 6 (8.11%) JBoss
3 6 (8.11%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.97%) Google Analytics
2 13 (17.57%) GitHub
3 7 (9.46%) BrowserStack
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.35%) Apigee
6 1 (1.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) HTTP
1 17 (22.97%) SSL
1 17 (22.97%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.03%) MongoDB
1 20 (27.03%) NoSQL
2 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.05%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 57 (77.03%) Selenium
2 50 (67.57%) Cucumber
3 29 (39.19%) Jenkins
4 20 (27.03%) JIRA
5 18 (24.32%) Ant
5 18 (24.32%) Gatling
6 17 (22.97%) Git (software)
6 17 (22.97%) IntelliJ
6 17 (22.97%) SoapUI
7 12 (16.22%) gulp
7 12 (16.22%) JMeter
7 12 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (14.86%) Grunt
8 11 (14.86%) JUnit
8 11 (14.86%) Karma Test Runner
8 11 (14.86%) Sublime Text
9 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
10 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (9.46%) SonarQube
12 6 (8.11%) GitLab
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
2 24 (32.43%) Developer
3 20 (27.03%) Tester
4 17 (22.97%) Test Analyst
5 15 (20.27%) Automation Tester
6 11 (14.86%) Scala Developer
7 8 (10.81%) Business Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Test Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Software Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) QA Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) QA Automation Tester
10 4 (5.41%) QA Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) QA Tester
11 3 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
12 2 (2.70%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) CSS
2 18 (24.32%) Node.js
3 17 (22.97%) AngularJS
3 17 (22.97%) Servlets
3 17 (22.97%) Web Services
4 16 (21.62%) RESTful
5 14 (18.92%) jQuery
6 13 (17.57%) Play Framework
7 12 (16.22%) HTML
7 12 (16.22%) JSON
7 12 (16.22%) XML
8 8 (10.81%) HTML5
8 8 (10.81%) SOAP
9 7 (9.46%) REST
9 7 (9.46%) Spring
10 6 (8.11%) .NET
10 6 (8.11%) EJB
10 6 (8.11%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.11%) J2EE
10 6 (8.11%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) Fintech
3 1 (1.35%) New Media
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Linux
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Ubuntu
3 7 (9.46%) Unix
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (82.43%) Test Automation
3 33 (44.59%) Scrum
4 29 (39.19%) User Stories
5 28 (37.84%) Open Source
6 26 (35.14%) BDD
7 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (33.78%) Defect Management
8 22 (29.73%) DevOps
8 22 (29.73%) Performance Testing
9 20 (27.03%) Microservices
10 19 (25.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (25.68%) Kanban
11 18 (24.32%) Analytics
11 18 (24.32%) API Testing
11 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
12 16 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (16.22%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (16.22%) Software Engineering
14 11 (14.86%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.76%) Java
2 29 (39.19%) Groovy
2 29 (39.19%) Scala
3 26 (35.14%) C#
4 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
5 20 (27.03%) Ruby
6 19 (25.68%) SQL
7 18 (24.32%) Python
8 17 (22.97%) Haskell
8 17 (22.97%) Perl
9 3 (4.05%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.35%) C
10 1 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.35%) VB
10 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.05%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (33.78%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (27.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) Grafana
1 17 (22.97%) Kibana
1 17 (22.97%) Puppet
2 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) Google
2 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.22%) Adobe
3 12 (16.22%) Atlassian
4 6 (8.11%) webMethods
5 3 (4.05%) HP
6 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.35%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.35%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.35%) MapR
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle