The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gherkin
UK
Rank 403 503 540
Rank change year-on-year +100 +37  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 193 141 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 0.95% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 86 58
Median daily rate £386 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.11% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gherkin over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gherkin in the UK

Gherkin
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +67 170 £375 -11.76% 43
London +16 60 £413 -2.94% 19
South West +20 31 £325 -23.52% 2
Tyne and Wear - 30 £300 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 30 £300 - 2
North East - 30 £300 - 2
Wiltshire - 15 £358 -
Swindon - 15 £358 -
Scotland +30 14 £420 +10.52% 4
South East +9 11 £481 +27.35% 4
Somerset - 11 £266 -
East of England 0 10 £381 +19.14% 2
Yorkshire +22 9 £300 - 4
West Midlands +17 8 £413 - 2
North West +30 7 £388 -11.42% 5
West Sussex +6 7 £512 +10.59% 1
Taunton - 7 £303 -
Moray - 7 £400 -
West Yorkshire +13 6 £375 - 4
City of London -5 6 £406 -18.75% 7
Leeds - 6 £375 - 4
Edinburgh +18 5 £425 +11.84% 1
Wales +13 5 £313 -30.55%
Hertfordshire +8 5 £313 - 2
Manchester +15 4 £331 -26.38% 3
Shropshire - 4 £475 - 1
Cardiff +21 3 £350 -22.22%
Berkshire +18 3 £425 +13.33% 2
South Wales +18 3 £350 -22.22%
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 -

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 342 (82.21%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (61.54%) BDD
3 246 (59.13%) Selenium
4 245 (58.89%) Java
4 245 (58.89%) Cucumber
5 220 (52.88%) Scrum
6 178 (42.79%) Test Automation
7 173 (41.59%) Jenkins
8 166 (39.90%) JIRA
9 139 (33.41%) TDD
10 130 (31.25%) Git (software)
11 126 (30.29%) QA
12 123 (29.57%) Automated Testing
13 122 (29.33%) JavaScript
14 117 (28.13%) WebDriver
15 113 (27.16%) Continuous Integration
16 109 (26.20%) Web Services
17 105 (25.24%) C#
18 98 (23.56%) SQL
19 94 (22.60%) Linux
20 92 (22.12%) HTML
21 90 (21.63%) Kanban
21 90 (21.63%) Scala
21 90 (21.63%) User Stories
22 85 (20.43%) CSS
23 83 (19.95%) JUnit
24 82 (19.71%) Automation Testing
25 78 (18.75%) Ruby
26 76 (18.27%) Finance
26 76 (18.27%) AngularJS

Gherkin
Top Related 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 63 (15.14%) Confluence
2 36 (8.65%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.57%) JBoss
4 17 (4.09%) Apache
5 15 (3.61%) nginx
5 15 (3.61%) WebSphere
6 14 (3.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.20%) CMS
7 5 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.24%) GemFire
9 1 (0.24%) Mule
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.68%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) HipChat
4 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.20%) Magento
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.49%) GitHub
2 15 (3.61%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.81%) HTTP
2 15 (3.61%) SSL
2 15 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.96%) SSH
4 3 (0.72%) IMAP
5 2 (0.48%) Internet
5 2 (0.48%) POP3
5 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) AMQP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.89%) MongoDB
2 21 (5.05%) NoSQL
2 21 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.61%) Big Data
4 8 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.44%) Redis
6 5 (1.20%) Couchbase
6 5 (1.20%) DB2
6 5 (1.20%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.72%) GIS
8 3 (0.72%) MySQL
8 3 (0.72%) QGIS
8 3 (0.72%) Spatial Data
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 246 (59.13%) Selenium
2 245 (58.89%) Cucumber
3 173 (41.59%) Jenkins
4 166 (39.90%) JIRA
5 130 (31.25%) Git (software)
6 117 (28.13%) WebDriver
7 83 (19.95%) JUnit
8 72 (17.31%) Maven
9 71 (17.07%) SoapUI
10 57 (13.70%) SpecFlow
11 51 (12.26%) Mockito
12 50 (12.02%) TeamCity
13 40 (9.62%) Spock
14 27 (6.49%) JBehave
14 27 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (6.25%) Visual Studio
16 24 (5.77%) Gradle
17 21 (5.05%) Karma Test Runner
18 19 (4.57%) gulp
19 18 (4.33%) Appium
General
1 76 (18.27%) Finance
2 39 (9.38%) Banking
3 14 (3.37%) Retail
4 8 (1.92%) Games
5 7 (1.68%) Marketing
6 6 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.96%) Publishing
7 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) French Language
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 143 (34.38%) Developer
2 137 (32.93%) Tester
3 114 (27.40%) Automation Tester
4 70 (16.83%) Analyst
5 61 (14.66%) Selenium Tester
6 58 (13.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 43 (10.34%) Test Analyst
7 43 (10.34%) Test Engineer
8 40 (9.62%) Java Developer
9 36 (8.65%) Developer in Test
10 35 (8.41%) Java Automation Tester
11 25 (6.01%) QA Tester
11 25 (6.01%) Test Automation Engineer
12 23 (5.53%) Business Analyst
13 22 (5.29%) Agile Tester
14 20 (4.81%) Scala Developer
14 20 (4.81%) Senior Developer
15 19 (4.57%) Java Engineer
16 18 (4.33%) Automation Test Analyst
16 18 (4.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (26.20%) Web Services
2 92 (22.12%) HTML
3 85 (20.43%) CSS
4 76 (18.27%) AngularJS
5 75 (18.03%) RESTful
6 74 (17.79%) REST
7 71 (17.07%) SOAP
8 67 (16.11%) jQuery
9 65 (15.63%) XML
10 62 (14.90%) HTML5
11 61 (14.66%) Spring
12 60 (14.42%) Node.js
13 56 (13.46%) Hibernate
14 53 (12.74%) .NET
14 53 (12.74%) JMS
15 50 (12.02%) JSON
16 48 (11.54%) JDBC
17 46 (11.06%) CSS3
18 44 (10.58%) J2EE
19 30 (7.21%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.01%) User Experience
2 24 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (3.13%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.72%) Fintech
8 3 (0.72%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.48%) Equities
9 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.48%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.24%) IVR
10 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (22.60%) Linux
2 63 (15.14%) Unix
3 17 (4.09%) Windows
4 15 (3.61%) Ubuntu
5 10 (2.40%) Android
6 8 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (82.21%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (61.54%) BDD
3 220 (52.88%) Scrum
4 178 (42.79%) Test Automation
5 139 (33.41%) TDD
6 123 (29.57%) Automated Testing
7 113 (27.16%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (21.63%) Kanban
8 90 (21.63%) User Stories
9 82 (19.71%) Automation Testing
10 68 (16.35%) Unit Testing
11 67 (16.11%) API Testing
12 66 (15.87%) Software Engineering
13 64 (15.38%) Open Source
14 62 (14.90%) Continuous Delivery
14 62 (14.90%) Test Scripting
15 54 (12.98%) Defect Management
16 52 (12.50%) Security Testing
17 51 (12.26%) Performance Testing
18 50 (12.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 245 (58.89%) Java
2 122 (29.33%) JavaScript
3 105 (25.24%) C#
4 98 (23.56%) SQL
5 90 (21.63%) Scala
6 78 (18.75%) Ruby
7 66 (15.87%) Python
8 58 (13.94%) Groovy
9 50 (12.02%) Shell Script
10 40 (9.62%) Korn
11 23 (5.53%) XPath
12 18 (4.33%) Perl
13 15 (3.61%) Haskell
14 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.92%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.44%) C++
15 6 (1.44%) ECMAScript
15 6 (1.44%) ES6
16 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (8.17%) Degree
2 27 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.85%) ISEB
5 13 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 11 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) HND
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (30.29%) QA
2 20 (4.81%) FATCA
3 18 (4.33%) SDET
4 6 (1.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (2.40%) Docker
2 4 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 15 (3.61%) Grafana
1 15 (3.61%) Kibana
2 5 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.20%) Puppet
3 3 (0.72%) Ansible
4 2 (0.48%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.24%) Graphite
5 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 52 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 40 (9.62%) Solace
3 28 (6.73%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.33%) MuleSoft
5 17 (4.09%) Adobe
6 15 (3.61%) Google
7 12 (2.88%) Oracle
8 9 (2.16%) HP
8 9 (2.16%) Sencha
8 9 (2.16%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.20%) Charles River
9 5 (1.20%) hybris
9 5 (1.20%) IBM
10 4 (0.96%) webMethods
11 3 (0.72%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.48%) SAP
13 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.24%) SaltStack
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