The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Ruby
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.96% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.09% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £480 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 115 60 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.12% 18.87% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 48 49
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -10.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Bedfordshire

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Bedfordshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Luton - 7 £480 -
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 23 (100.00%) Python
2 19 (82.61%) JIRA
3 16 (69.57%) Java
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
5 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
5 14 (60.87%) API Testing
6 12 (52.17%) Mobile App
6 12 (52.17%) Calabash
7 11 (47.83%) QA
8 10 (43.48%) Selenium
8 10 (43.48%) TeamCity
8 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
9 9 (39.13%) Capybara
9 9 (39.13%) Apple iOS
9 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (39.13%) Android
9 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
9 9 (39.13%) SQL
9 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
10 8 (34.78%) Ant
10 8 (34.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (34.78%) Ansible
10 8 (34.78%) SDET
10 8 (34.78%) DevOps
11 7 (30.43%) Functional Programming
11 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
11 7 (30.43%) Confluence
11 7 (30.43%) MSBuild

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 7 (30.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) JIRA
2 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
3 12 (52.17%) Calabash
4 10 (43.48%) Selenium
4 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
4 10 (43.48%) TeamCity
5 9 (39.13%) Capybara
6 8 (34.78%) Ant
6 8 (34.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
7 7 (30.43%) MSBuild
8 6 (26.09%) Artifactory
8 6 (26.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (21.74%) Appium
10 3 (13.04%) JUnit
10 3 (13.04%) TestNG
11 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
11 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
12 1 (4.35%) JBehave
12 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Test Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Mobile Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Release Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Release Automation Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Web Applications Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Expert
8 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
8 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Ruby Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.70%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Mobile App
2 5 (21.74%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (21.74%) RIA
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Android
1 9 (39.13%) Apple iOS
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 14 (60.87%) API Testing
4 8 (34.78%) DevOps
4 8 (34.78%) SDET
5 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (30.43%) Functional Programming
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) Release Automation
7 3 (13.04%) ATDD
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.04%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
8 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
9 1 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Python
2 16 (69.57%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
5 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) Xamarin