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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 38 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.56% 0.94% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.29% 3.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Median daily rate £448 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.69% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £408
% change year-on-year +4.65% +5.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 85 92 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 29.82% 28.75% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 74
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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
Bedford - 5 £450 - 1
Luton +12 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (91.30%) Cucumber
4 18 (78.26%) API Testing
5 17 (73.91%) Mobile App
6 16 (69.57%) Calabash
7 15 (65.22%) JIRA
8 14 (60.87%) QA
9 13 (56.52%) SoapUI
10 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
10 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
10 12 (52.17%) Selenium
10 12 (52.17%) Android
10 12 (52.17%) Java
10 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
11 11 (47.83%) SDET
12 10 (43.48%) SQL
12 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
12 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (43.48%) Capybara
13 9 (39.13%) BDD
13 9 (39.13%) Appium
14 7 (30.43%) Xamarin
14 7 (30.43%) Gherkin
15 6 (26.09%) C#
16 5 (21.74%) JUnit
16 5 (21.74%) Perl
16 5 (21.74%) TestNG
16 5 (21.74%) TeamCity

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) 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%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) Cucumber
2 16 (69.57%) Calabash
3 15 (65.22%) JIRA
4 13 (56.52%) SoapUI
5 12 (52.17%) Selenium
6 10 (43.48%) Capybara
7 9 (39.13%) Appium
8 5 (21.74%) JUnit
8 5 (21.74%) TeamCity
8 5 (21.74%) TestNG
9 3 (13.04%) JBehave
9 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
9 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
10 2 (8.70%) Ant
10 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (8.70%) Maven
10 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
11 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Test Engineer
2 14 (60.87%) Applications Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Mobile Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Android Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Android Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Expert
6 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Gherkin
2 3 (13.04%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Android
1 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) API Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (39.13%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
7 4 (17.39%) ATDD
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
7 4 (17.39%) Feature Driven Development
7 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Defect Tracking
10 1 (4.35%) DevOps
10 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Python
2 12 (52.17%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (60.87%) QA
2 11 (47.83%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Xamarin