The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 127 207 177
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -30
Contract jobs citing Ruby 153 59 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.72% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.83% 1.77% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 36 55
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% -43.66%
Ruby
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3166 3330 2883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.61% 34.89% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1960 2092 1566
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 88 100
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the South East region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Surrey +28 59 £450 +5.88% 16
West Sussex - 43 £475 - 1
Hampshire +17 20 £425 - 17
Berkshire -2 9 £438 -2.77% 10
East Sussex +13 6 £413 - 5
Oxfordshire +8 6 £400 -17.94% 11
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Kent +4 2 £750 - 1
Middlesex -4 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £500 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 272 (79.53%) Python
2 195 (57.02%) Java
3 177 (51.75%) Linux
4 166 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 137 (40.06%) Jenkins
7 129 (37.72%) Ruby on Rails
8 123 (35.96%) CSS
9 120 (35.09%) HTML
10 119 (34.80%) Open Source
10 119 (34.80%) Continuous Integration
11 110 (32.16%) Scala
11 110 (32.16%) REST
12 109 (31.87%) DevOps
13 107 (31.29%) Subversion
14 101 (29.53%) Ajax
15 100 (29.24%) Automated Testing
15 100 (29.24%) JSON
16 98 (28.65%) HTML5
17 97 (28.36%) CSS3
18 95 (27.78%) Scrum
18 95 (27.78%) HTTP
19 94 (27.49%) Puppet
20 90 (26.32%) Play Framework
21 88 (25.73%) Amazon AWS
21 88 (25.73%) Django
21 88 (25.73%) Spring
22 86 (25.15%) JUnit
23 85 (24.85%) C#
24 82 (23.98%) Google

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 54 (15.79%) Confluence
2 51 (14.91%) OpenStack
3 30 (8.77%) Cloud Foundry
3 30 (8.77%) WebLogic
4 27 (7.89%) Tomcat
5 26 (7.60%) Apache
6 18 (5.26%) WebSphere
7 11 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.75%) IIS
9 4 (1.17%) CMS
9 4 (1.17%) JBoss
10 3 (0.88%) Drupal
11 2 (0.58%) nginx
11 2 (0.58%) WordPress
12 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Magento
2 1 (0.29%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 88 (25.73%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (14.33%) PaaS
4 26 (7.60%) Heroku
5 23 (6.73%) IaaS
6 15 (4.39%) SaaS
7 12 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (3.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (2.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 9 (2.63%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.46%) GitHub
13 3 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.58%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.29%) Bluemix
15 1 (0.29%) Engine Yard
15 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 95 (27.78%) HTTP
2 12 (3.51%) DNS
3 10 (2.92%) SSL
4 8 (2.34%) AMQP
5 6 (1.75%) DHCP
5 6 (1.75%) Firewall
5 6 (1.75%) Internet
5 6 (1.75%) IPsec
5 6 (1.75%) NetScaler
5 6 (1.75%) VPN
6 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.46%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.17%) SSH
8 3 (0.88%) LDAP
9 2 (0.58%) LAN
9 2 (0.58%) Network Security
9 2 (0.58%) WAN
10 1 (0.29%) MQTT
10 1 (0.29%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.29%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 26 (7.60%) MySQL
3 22 (6.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (6.14%) NoSQL
5 18 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 18 (5.26%) Redis
6 17 (4.97%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.51%) Big Data
8 9 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (2.05%) MariaDB
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.29%) GIS
11 1 (0.29%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 152 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 137 (40.06%) Jenkins
3 107 (31.29%) Subversion
4 86 (25.15%) JUnit
5 67 (19.59%) JIRA
6 42 (12.28%) Selenium
7 18 (5.26%) Ant
7 18 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 18 (5.26%) Maven
7 18 (5.26%) Vagrant
8 11 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (2.63%) Hudson
10 8 (2.34%) Gradle
10 8 (2.34%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.46%) Fiddler
12 4 (1.17%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.17%) RSpec
12 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.17%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 45 (13.16%) Finance
2 8 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.17%) Banking
3 4 (1.17%) Law
4 3 (0.88%) Marketing
5 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.29%) Back Office
6 1 (0.29%) Billing
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Games
6 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 158 (46.20%) Developer
2 76 (22.22%) Scala Developer
3 74 (21.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 66 (19.30%) Java Developer
5 40 (11.70%) Java Scala Developer
6 33 (9.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 26 (7.60%) Administrator
8 25 (7.31%) Software Engineer
9 22 (6.43%) Software Developer
10 21 (6.14%) Senior DevOps
11 19 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 18 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (4.97%) Java Engineer
14 16 (4.68%) Architect
14 16 (4.68%) Ruby Developer
15 15 (4.39%) Lead Developer
16 14 (4.09%) Java Software Engineer
17 13 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails Developer
17 13 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
18 12 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (37.72%) Ruby on Rails
2 123 (35.96%) CSS
3 120 (35.09%) HTML
4 110 (32.16%) REST
5 101 (29.53%) Ajax
6 100 (29.24%) JSON
7 98 (28.65%) HTML5
8 97 (28.36%) CSS3
9 90 (26.32%) Play Framework
10 88 (25.73%) Django
10 88 (25.73%) Spring
11 80 (23.39%) Guice
12 52 (15.20%) RESTful
13 42 (12.28%) Spring MVC
14 33 (9.65%) Web Services
15 26 (7.60%) RabbitMQ
16 14 (4.09%) .NET
17 9 (2.63%) JMS
17 9 (2.63%) jQuery
18 8 (2.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.23%) User Experience
2 18 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.05%) VCE vBlock
7 6 (1.75%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Clustering
10 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.29%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.29%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.29%) NHS
11 1 (0.29%) PKI
11 1 (0.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 177 (51.75%) Linux
2 53 (15.50%) Windows
3 33 (9.65%) Unix
4 21 (6.14%) Mac OS X
5 17 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.51%) CentOS
7 10 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 9 (2.63%) VMS
9 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.75%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.88%) Solaris
12 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Debian
13 1 (0.29%) Fedora
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (34.80%) Continuous Integration
2 119 (34.80%) Open Source
3 109 (31.87%) DevOps
4 100 (29.24%) Automated Testing
5 95 (27.78%) Scrum
6 77 (22.51%) Configuration Management
7 71 (20.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 71 (20.76%) Web Design
8 57 (16.67%) Web Development
9 56 (16.37%) Mentoring
10 55 (16.08%) OWASP
11 52 (15.20%) MVC
12 50 (14.62%) Software Engineering
13 47 (13.74%) TDD
14 36 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
15 33 (9.65%) Front End Development
16 30 (8.77%) Service Design
17 28 (8.19%) Line Management
18 25 (7.31%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 272 (79.53%) Python
2 195 (57.02%) Java
3 110 (32.16%) Scala
4 85 (24.85%) C#
5 57 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 56 (16.37%) Bash Shell
7 50 (14.62%) Perl
8 49 (14.33%) JavaScript
9 38 (11.11%) SQL
10 26 (7.60%) Go
11 19 (5.56%) C++
11 19 (5.56%) PHP
12 17 (4.97%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.34%) C
14 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.58%) ES6
16 1 (0.29%) C-shell
16 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.29%) Groovy
16 1 (0.29%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 49 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 43 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.51%) Degree
5 10 (2.92%) MCSE
6 5 (1.46%) ISEB
6 5 (1.46%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.17%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.17%) CCNP
7 4 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.17%) EMC Certification
7 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.17%) MCITP
7 4 (1.17%) VCAP
8 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.88%) CCNA
8 3 (0.88%) MCTS
9 2 (0.58%) PMP
9 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.34%) QA
2 4 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (11.11%) vSphere
2 37 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.85%) Docker
4 14 (4.09%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.05%) vCloud
7 3 (0.88%) Xen
8 2 (0.58%) iptables
9 1 (0.29%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) KVM
9 1 (0.29%) LXC
9 1 (0.29%) Samba
9 1 (0.29%) Snort
9 1 (0.29%) Squid
9 1 (0.29%) Varnish
9 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 94 (27.49%) Puppet
2 68 (19.88%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (14.62%) Ansible
4 9 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.63%) SCCM
4 9 (2.63%) SCOM
5 7 (2.05%) Nagios
6 2 (0.58%) SELinux
7 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.29%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.29%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.29%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.29%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.29%) Nessus
7 1 (0.29%) rkt
7 1 (0.29%) Salt
7 1 (0.29%) Scalr
7 1 (0.29%) systemd
7 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 82 (23.98%) Google
2 48 (14.04%) VMware
3 21 (6.14%) Oracle
4 18 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.92%) Splunk
6 9 (2.63%) Cisco
6 9 (2.63%) EMC
7 8 (2.34%) Rackspace
8 6 (1.75%) Citrix
8 6 (1.75%) Dell
8 6 (1.75%) Juniper
9 5 (1.46%) LANDesk
10 4 (1.17%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.17%) F5
10 4 (1.17%) IBM
10 4 (1.17%) SaltStack
10 4 (1.17%) Serena
11 3 (0.88%) SAP
11 3 (0.88%) Telelogic
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