Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 40 59
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 +15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 24 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.48% 3.66% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.97% 12.11% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -15.63%
10th Percentile £400 £263 £319
90th Percentile £500 £480 £356
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £40.00

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 185 190 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 26.85% 30.21% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 130 108
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £217 £274
90th Percentile £575 £500 £606
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 23
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.39 £31.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.60% -21.53% -11.95%
10th Percentile £38.83 £15.43 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.95 £46.95 £51.20
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton 0 16 £478 -2.55% 2
Bedford -2 4 £400 -11.11%
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 19 (79.17%) Python
1 19 (79.17%) JIRA
2 17 (70.83%) Java
3 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 16 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 14 (58.33%) Confluence
4 14 (58.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (58.33%) TeamCity
4 14 (58.33%) Ant
5 12 (50.00%) RIA
5 12 (50.00%) QA
6 11 (45.83%) Selenium
6 11 (45.83%) Retail
6 11 (45.83%) SoapUI
6 11 (45.83%) SDET
7 10 (41.67%) C#
7 10 (41.67%) Perl
8 9 (37.50%) E-Commerce
8 9 (37.50%) JBehave
8 9 (37.50%) SpecFlow
9 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 8 (33.33%) DevOps
9 8 (33.33%) BDD
9 8 (33.33%) Ansible
9 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 7 (29.17%) Android
10 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
10 7 (29.17%) Maven

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 14 (58.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (79.17%) JIRA
2 16 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 14 (58.33%) Ant
3 14 (58.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (58.33%) TeamCity
4 11 (45.83%) Selenium
4 11 (45.83%) SoapUI
5 9 (37.50%) JBehave
5 9 (37.50%) SpecFlow
6 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (29.17%) Calabash
7 7 (29.17%) JUnit
7 7 (29.17%) Maven
7 7 (29.17%) MSBuild
7 7 (29.17%) TestNG
7 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
8 6 (25.00%) Artifactory
9 5 (20.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (8.33%) Capybara
General
1 11 (45.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Developer in Test
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Development Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Ruby Automation Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Release Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) RIA
2 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
3 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Android
1 7 (29.17%) Apple iOS
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (45.83%) SDET
3 9 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 8 (33.33%) BDD
4 8 (33.33%) DevOps
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (29.17%) Functional Programming
6 6 (25.00%) ATDD
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 6 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
6 6 (25.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Release Automation
8 2 (8.33%) API Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.17%) OOP
9 1 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Python
2 17 (70.83%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) Perl
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Atlassian
2 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.17%) CA
4 1 (4.17%) Nimsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy