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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 43 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 19 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.74% 0.37% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.82% 1.03% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Median daily rate £400 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £8.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -88.73%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
243 290 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.01% 35.71% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 134 217
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.94 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £40.50
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 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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 8 £400 -15.78%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £325 - 1
Hertford - 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 20 (83.33%) Python
2 18 (75.00%) PHP
3 16 (66.67%) SQL
4 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
5 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (45.83%) MySQL
6 11 (45.83%) Puppet
7 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (41.67%) Ansible
7 10 (41.67%) Java
7 10 (41.67%) Linux
8 9 (37.50%) Unix
9 8 (33.33%) Ant
9 8 (33.33%) Web Services
9 8 (33.33%) Oracle
9 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
9 8 (33.33%) MATLAB
9 8 (33.33%) Teradata
9 8 (33.33%) Firewall
9 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (33.33%) Retail
9 8 (33.33%) Subversion
9 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
9 8 (33.33%) API Development
9 8 (33.33%) RESTful
10 7 (29.17%) Magento
10 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (29.17%) hybris
10 7 (29.17%) Translating Business Requirements

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 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (29.17%) Drupal
3 2 (8.33%) Confluence
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
2 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) MySQL
2 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (29.17%) DB2
4 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (33.33%) Ant
2 8 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) Hudson
5 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 8 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Architect
1 7 (29.17%) Unix Architect
2 5 (20.83%) MATLAB Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) RESTful
1 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) LAMP
4 1 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Unix
3 7 (29.17%) AIX
3 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) API Development
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
3 7 (29.17%) Mentoring
3 7 (29.17%) Software Delivery
3 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 7 (29.17%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Workflow
6 3 (12.50%) DevOps
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Kanban
7 2 (8.33%) Line Management
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) Python
2 18 (75.00%) PHP
3 16 (66.67%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) MATLAB
6 5 (20.83%) R
7 4 (16.67%) Perl
8 1 (4.17%) AWK
8 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.17%) C
8 1 (4.17%) C#
8 1 (4.17%) C++
8 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 8583
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Puppet
2 10 (41.67%) Ansible
2 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Salt
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
1 8 (33.33%) Teradata
2 7 (29.17%) hybris
2 7 (29.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) F5
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk