The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 50 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.98% 1.22% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 3.02% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 14
Median daily rate £550 £513 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.66%
Ruby
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
158 232 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 38.73% 40.56% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 127 169
Median daily rate £350 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £26.15 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Essex region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Essex region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby 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 Essex region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SAP
2 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (83.33%) Electronics
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Programme Management
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (83.33%) Marketing
2 5 (83.33%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) XPath
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (50.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) API Design
3 3 (50.00%) Swagger
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) SOA

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (83.33%) Electronics
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Manufacturing
1 5 (83.33%) Marketing
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) SOA Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) Play Framework
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (50.00%) Swagger
1 3 (50.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) CentOS
2 2 (33.33%) Fedora
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Digital Marketing
1 5 (83.33%) Programme Management
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) API Design
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) XPath
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Go
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
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