The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 39 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 17 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.82% 0.17% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.76% 0.57% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
Median daily rate £450 £365 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £365 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £365 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £411
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -47.18%

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

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
194 174 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.17% 30.26% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 96 104
Median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £624 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 13
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.66% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Watford - 7 £450 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £335 -
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 18 (64.29%) Python
2 17 (60.71%) Linux
2 17 (60.71%) Java
2 17 (60.71%) MySQL
3 15 (53.57%) Perl
3 15 (53.57%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (46.43%) Finance
4 13 (46.43%) Apache
4 13 (46.43%) Puppet
5 12 (42.86%) LAPP Stack
6 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
6 11 (39.29%) Firewall
6 11 (39.29%) LAMP
6 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (35.71%) Scrum
8 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (32.14%) Ansible
8 9 (32.14%) DevOps
9 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
9 8 (28.57%) PHP
9 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 8 (28.57%) SSL
9 8 (28.57%) Clustering
9 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
10 7 (25.00%) Selenium
10 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 7 (25.00%) C
10 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 7 (25.00%) Test Automation

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 13 (46.43%) Apache
2 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
3 5 (17.86%) nginx
4 3 (10.71%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Magento
2 2 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) SSL
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 5 (17.86%) DNS
4 4 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) MySQL
2 15 (53.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
1 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (10.71%) Ant
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
2 4 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Lead Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Unix Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (39.29%) LAMP
3 5 (17.86%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Clustering
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) iPad
3 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Unix
4 3 (10.71%) AIX
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) DevOps
4 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.71%) Line Management
7 3 (10.71%) SDLC
7 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (10.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Python
2 17 (60.71%) Java
3 15 (53.57%) Perl
4 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 8 (28.57%) PHP
6 7 (25.00%) C
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) RHCE
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (17.86%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Puppet
2 9 (32.14%) Ansible
2 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (17.86%) Nagios
4 3 (10.71%) Salt
5 1 (3.57%) Nessus
5 1 (3.57%) Packer
5 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) hybris
3 3 (10.71%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) xMatters