The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 April 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 130 -
Rank change year-on-year +22 -  
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.094% 0.17% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £300
% change year-on-year +1.09% +22.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 514 706 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.23% 24.41% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 425 428
Median daily rate £375 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.88% -34.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

Gherkin
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Gherkin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gherkin in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Gherkin
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (94.44%) Cucumber
2 16 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 10 (55.56%) Node.js
3 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Ruby
5 8 (44.44%) Scrum
5 8 (44.44%) Java
5 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 8 (44.44%) GitHub
6 7 (38.89%) BDD
6 7 (38.89%) HTTP
6 7 (38.89%) Python
6 7 (38.89%) Groovy
7 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 6 (33.33%) nginx
7 6 (33.33%) Scala
7 6 (33.33%) Open Source
7 6 (33.33%) Google Analytics
7 6 (33.33%) jQuery
7 6 (33.33%) Haskell
7 6 (33.33%) IntelliJ
7 6 (33.33%) Google
7 6 (33.33%) Ubuntu
7 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (33.33%) SSL
7 6 (33.33%) Servlets
7 6 (33.33%) Windows

Gherkin
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (33.33%) nginx
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) GitHub
2 6 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) HTTP
2 6 (33.33%) SSL
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Cucumber
2 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 6 (33.33%) Ant
3 6 (33.33%) Gatling
3 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (33.33%) Grunt
3 6 (33.33%) gulp
3 6 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 6 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (33.33%) Sublime Text
4 4 (22.22%) Hudson
4 4 (22.22%) PhantomJS
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
7 1 (5.56%) eggPlant
7 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Scala Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Node.js
2 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 6 (33.33%) jQuery
2 6 (33.33%) Servlets
3 3 (16.67%) JSON
3 3 (16.67%) REST
3 3 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) BDD
6 6 (33.33%) Analytics
6 6 (33.33%) DevOps
6 6 (33.33%) Open Source
7 5 (27.78%) CRM
7 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
7 5 (27.78%) Kanban
7 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 5 (27.78%) System Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
10 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Ruby
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) Groovy
3 7 (38.89%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) Haskell
4 6 (33.33%) Perl
4 6 (33.33%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Grafana
1 6 (33.33%) Kibana
2 2 (11.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Google
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft