Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cucumber skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cucumber over the 6 months to 21 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.

Cucumber
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 219 244
Rank change year-on-year +39 +25 +21
Contract jobs citing Cucumber 1376 1310 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.19% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.11% 7.78% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 963 784
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £306 £288
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £42.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.37% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £42.90 -
% change year-on-year -53.37% - -

Cucumber is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16973 16842 14914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.70% 15.31% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11579 11441 9680
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £297 £269
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 295 257
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.74% -2.01%
10th Percentile £28.75 £26.35 £21.95
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.37%

Cucumber
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cucumber as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cucumber.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cucumber over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cucumber in the UK

Cucumber
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cucumber within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +47 1256 £425 - 199
London +27 682 £460 -1.34% 99
UK excluding London +38 676 £390 +4.00% 109
North of England +74 211 £375 +10.29% 40
South East +2 147 £450 +5.88% 22
South West +30 106 £400 +0.63% 13
Yorkshire +40 97 £401 +20.91% 15
Scotland +38 75 £375 -7.41% 7
North West +30 66 £400 +17.65% 21
Midlands +26 59 £375 +10.29% 14
East of England +4 53 £375 -6.25% 11
North East +70 48 £320 -14.67% 4
East Midlands -5 37 £375 - 7
West Midlands +29 23 £500 +233.33% 7
Wales -36 23 £330 -12.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £263 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cucumber also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cucumber.

1 994 (72.24%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (66.21%) Java
3 847 (61.56%) Test Automation
4 769 (55.89%) Selenium
5 674 (48.98%) BDD
6 597 (43.39%) TDD
7 547 (39.75%) Jenkins
8 422 (30.67%) Scrum
9 392 (28.49%) JavaScript
10 387 (28.13%) JIRA
11 353 (25.65%) Git (software)
12 349 (25.36%) QA
13 321 (23.33%) WebDriver
14 314 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
15 313 (22.75%) SQL
16 298 (21.66%) Spring
17 271 (19.69%) HTML
18 265 (19.26%) REST
19 251 (18.24%) JUnit
20 228 (16.57%) Gherkin
21 224 (16.28%) Finance
22 220 (15.99%) DevOps
22 220 (15.99%) Microservices
23 215 (15.63%) Linux
23 215 (15.63%) Ruby
24 213 (15.48%) CSS
25 205 (14.90%) Python
26 204 (14.83%) AngularJS
27 199 (14.46%) Docker
28 192 (13.95%) Web Services

Cucumber
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 191 (13.88%) Confluence
2 66 (4.80%) JBoss
3 64 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 63 (4.58%) Tomcat
5 55 (4.00%) Apache
6 47 (3.42%) Apache Spark
7 45 (3.27%) Apache Solr
8 36 (2.62%) WebSphere Application Server
9 26 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
11 23 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
12 21 (1.53%) WebLogic
13 18 (1.31%) nginx
14 14 (1.02%) CMS
15 10 (0.73%) Anypoint
16 8 (0.58%) Jetty
17 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
18 5 (0.36%) Mule
18 5 (0.36%) SharePoint
19 4 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.073%) HipChat
4 1 (0.073%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.16%) Magento
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.073%) Endur
3 1 (0.073%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.073%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 166 (12.06%) GitHub
2 120 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.82%) Sauce Labs
5 21 (1.53%) BrowserStack
5 21 (1.53%) OpenShift
6 17 (1.24%) PaaS
7 16 (1.16%) Slack
8 15 (1.09%) Google Analytics
8 15 (1.09%) SaaS
9 13 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.51%) Basecamp
13 6 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.44%) Datadog
14 5 (0.36%) IaaS
15 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.98%) HTTP
2 37 (2.69%) Kerberos
3 35 (2.54%) Internet
4 18 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.24%) SSL
6 7 (0.51%) SMS
7 6 (0.44%) LDAP
7 6 (0.44%) X.509
8 4 (0.29%) DSL
9 2 (0.15%) Intranet
10 1 (0.073%) DHCP
10 1 (0.073%) DNS
10 1 (0.073%) FTP
10 1 (0.073%) IPsec
10 1 (0.073%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (8.87%) MongoDB
2 107 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
3 81 (5.89%) NoSQL
4 75 (5.45%) Big Data
4 75 (5.45%) HBase
5 74 (5.38%) Hadoop
6 66 (4.80%) Relational Database
7 60 (4.36%) MySQL
8 38 (2.76%) SQL Server
9 31 (2.25%) DB2
10 26 (1.89%) Redis
11 25 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.45%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.16%) DbVisualizer
14 13 (0.94%) MarkLogic
15 9 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
17 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 769 (55.89%) Selenium
2 547 (39.75%) Jenkins
3 387 (28.13%) JIRA
4 353 (25.65%) Git (software)
5 321 (23.33%) WebDriver
6 251 (18.24%) JUnit
7 162 (11.77%) Maven
8 115 (8.36%) JMeter
9 100 (7.27%) Jasmine
10 91 (6.61%) Mockito
11 82 (5.96%) Subversion
12 74 (5.38%) SpecFlow
13 73 (5.31%) TeamCity
14 72 (5.23%) JBehave
15 68 (4.94%) SoapUI
16 63 (4.58%) gulp
17 61 (4.43%) Appium
18 60 (4.36%) Calabash
19 56 (4.07%) IntelliJ
20 52 (3.78%) Ant
General
1 224 (16.28%) Finance
2 148 (10.76%) Banking
3 64 (4.65%) Retail
4 59 (4.29%) Games
5 45 (3.27%) Marketing
6 36 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.74%) Electronics
8 24 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.16%) Publishing
10 13 (0.94%) Advertising
11 11 (0.80%) Back Office
12 8 (0.58%) Front Office
13 6 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.22%) Legal
17 2 (0.15%) Automotive
17 2 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 531 (38.59%) Developer
2 277 (20.13%) Tester
3 256 (18.60%) Java Developer
4 223 (16.21%) Automation Tester
5 155 (11.26%) Analyst
6 145 (10.54%) Test Engineer
7 119 (8.65%) Test Analyst
8 95 (6.90%) QA Engineer
9 84 (6.10%) Senior Developer
10 80 (5.81%) Test Automation Engineer
11 75 (5.45%) Developer in Test
12 73 (5.31%) Selenium Tester
13 67 (4.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 66 (4.80%) Java Engineer
15 65 (4.72%) Java Automation Tester
16 54 (3.92%) QA Tester
17 53 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
18 52 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
19 51 (3.71%) Agile Developer
20 46 (3.34%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (21.66%) Spring
2 271 (19.69%) HTML
3 265 (19.26%) REST
4 228 (16.57%) Gherkin
5 213 (15.48%) CSS
6 204 (14.83%) AngularJS
7 192 (13.95%) Web Services
8 179 (13.01%) Node.js
9 165 (11.99%) RESTful
10 156 (11.34%) JSON
10 156 (11.34%) SOAP
11 153 (11.12%) XML
12 124 (9.01%) HTML5
13 114 (8.28%) .NET
14 105 (7.63%) Spring Boot
15 101 (7.34%) jQuery
16 97 (7.05%) Hibernate
17 93 (6.76%) React
18 92 (6.69%) Apache Camel
19 86 (6.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.03%) Mobile App
2 70 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (2.83%) User Experience
5 38 (2.76%) Algorithms
6 31 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.16%) Video on Demand
8 15 (1.09%) Equities
9 11 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.73%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.44%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.44%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.44%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.44%) Online Games
12 6 (0.44%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.36%) Derivative
13 5 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 215 (15.63%) Linux
2 112 (8.14%) Unix
3 64 (4.65%) Windows
4 58 (4.22%) Apple iOS
5 57 (4.14%) Android
6 24 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.87%) Solaris
10 8 (0.58%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.073%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (72.24%) Agile Software Development
2 847 (61.56%) Test Automation
3 674 (48.98%) BDD
4 597 (43.39%) TDD
5 422 (30.67%) Scrum
6 314 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
7 220 (15.99%) DevOps
7 220 (15.99%) Microservices
8 145 (10.54%) Test Scripting
9 141 (10.25%) Kanban
10 127 (9.23%) Open Source
11 115 (8.36%) SDLC
12 113 (8.21%) User Stories
13 110 (7.99%) E-Commerce
13 110 (7.99%) MVC
14 109 (7.92%) Test Strategy
15 97 (7.05%) Unit Testing
16 94 (6.83%) Performance Testing
17 92 (6.69%) Pair Programming
18 88 (6.40%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 911 (66.21%) Java
2 392 (28.49%) JavaScript
3 313 (22.75%) SQL
4 215 (15.63%) Ruby
5 205 (14.90%) Python
6 153 (11.12%) C#
7 135 (9.81%) Scala
8 46 (3.34%) Perl
8 46 (3.34%) PHP
9 31 (2.25%) Bash Shell
9 31 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 30 (2.18%) Groovy
11 25 (1.82%) ES6
12 20 (1.45%) Apple Swift
13 19 (1.38%) C++
14 18 (1.31%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.24%) VBA
16 12 (0.87%) Haskell
16 12 (0.87%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 92 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.80%) ISEB
4 41 (2.98%) Degree
5 40 (2.91%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.29%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.073%) AAT
13 1 (0.073%) CFA
13 1 (0.073%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.073%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (25.36%) QA
2 18 (1.31%) WCAG
3 12 (0.87%) WAI
4 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.65%) MiFID
6 6 (0.44%) EMIR
7 5 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.22%) GDPR
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 199 (14.46%) Docker
2 41 (2.98%) HDFS
3 38 (2.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (0.65%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.15%) LXC
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.073%) Varnish
8 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (5.23%) Ansible
2 71 (5.16%) Puppet
3 67 (4.87%) Kubernetes
4 44 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (2.69%) Kibana
6 35 (2.54%) Terraform
7 34 (2.47%) Grafana
8 14 (1.02%) Prometheus
9 11 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.73%) logstash
11 5 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 5 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.36%) Marathon
11 5 (0.36%) Mesos
11 5 (0.36%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.29%) StatsD
13 3 (0.22%) Nagios
14 2 (0.15%) Capistrano
14 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (6.98%) Oracle
2 45 (3.27%) Splunk
3 41 (2.98%) IBM
4 39 (2.83%) Red Hat
5 38 (2.76%) hybris
6 35 (2.54%) Google
7 27 (1.96%) HP
8 26 (1.89%) SAP
9 24 (1.74%) Atlassian
10 22 (1.60%) AppDynamics
10 22 (1.60%) Microsoft
10 22 (1.60%) MuleSoft
11 18 (1.31%) TIBCO
12 16 (1.16%) New Relic
12 16 (1.16%) Sencha
13 13 (0.94%) Xamarin
14 12 (0.87%) Adobe
15 9 (0.65%) Telerik
16 8 (0.58%) ATG
16 8 (0.58%) webMethods
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Tech Associates
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Accenture
Rate: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £401 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £325 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Digital Skills
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Oblix IT
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day + Work from home flexibility
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Martin & Conley
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: From £425 to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oblix IT
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
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London
Experis Ltd
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