The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 27 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 112 104
Rank change year-on-year +32 -8  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 18 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.98% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.94% 1.62% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 9
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £391 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 457 619 583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.86% 26.01% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 364 355
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 13
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.28% -65.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £9.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
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 Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Berkshire

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Berkshire

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in Berkshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Reading +18 4 £500 +17.64% 6
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
Slough +7 3 £375 -25.00% 2
Windsor - 3 £575 -
Ruby
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 31 (79.49%) Python
2 21 (53.85%) Java
3 18 (46.15%) Linux
3 18 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (41.03%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 14 (35.90%) Bitbucket
6 14 (35.90%) Maven
6 14 (35.90%) Selenium
7 13 (33.33%) JSON
7 13 (33.33%) Groovy
7 13 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (33.33%) Sitecore
7 13 (33.33%) Content Management
7 13 (33.33%) CMS
7 13 (33.33%) TDD
7 13 (33.33%) OOP
7 13 (33.33%) OO
7 13 (33.33%) HTTP
7 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 13 (33.33%) Ant
7 13 (33.33%) XML
7 13 (33.33%) Project Management
7 13 (33.33%) JMeter
7 13 (33.33%) Gradle
7 13 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
7 13 (33.33%) eggPlant
7 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 13 (33.33%) BDD
7 13 (33.33%) Puppet

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 13 (33.33%) CMS
1 13 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) WordPress
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 18 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) GitHub
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) SoftLayer
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) HTTP
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (5.13%) VSAN
5 1 (2.56%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (2.56%) IMAP
5 1 (2.56%) LDAP
5 1 (2.56%) SMPP
5 1 (2.56%) SMTP
5 1 (2.56%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.56%) Big Data
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Bitbucket
1 14 (35.90%) Maven
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 13 (33.33%) Ant
2 13 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
2 13 (33.33%) eggPlant
2 13 (33.33%) Gradle
2 13 (33.33%) JMeter
2 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 9 (23.08%) Gatling
3 9 (23.08%) NeoLoad
4 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.26%) JIRA
6 3 (7.69%) Subversion
6 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.56%) Hudson
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Performance Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Developer in Test
4 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (10.26%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) EMC Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) JSON
1 13 (33.33%) REST
1 13 (33.33%) XML
2 12 (30.77%) Web Services
3 9 (23.08%) React
4 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 3 (7.69%) Node.js
5 3 (7.69%) Sass
6 2 (5.13%) LAMP
6 2 (5.13%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (5.13%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.56%) .NET
7 1 (2.56%) CORBA
7 1 (2.56%) CSS
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) JSP
7 1 (2.56%) JSTL
7 1 (2.56%) SAML
7 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) FlexPod
2 3 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) CentOS
3 5 (12.82%) Ubuntu
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Windows
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.56%) SUSE
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 13 (33.33%) BDD
2 13 (33.33%) Content Management
2 13 (33.33%) OO
2 13 (33.33%) OOP
2 13 (33.33%) Project Management
2 13 (33.33%) TDD
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) DevOps
4 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.95%) Visualisation
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (12.82%) Data Management
7 4 (10.26%) High Availability
7 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Web Development
8 3 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) Python
2 21 (53.85%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) Groovy
3 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) PHP
5 6 (15.38%) Perl
6 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
7 4 (10.26%) C++
7 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 2 (5.13%) SQL
10 1 (2.56%) C#
10 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) CCNP
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) VCDX
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Docker
2 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) vCloud
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
4 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) KVM
4 2 (5.13%) Xen
4 2 (5.13%) XenServer
5 1 (2.56%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (33.33%) Puppet
3 9 (23.08%) Ansible
3 9 (23.08%) HP Fortify
3 9 (23.08%) Nagios
4 3 (7.69%) vRealize
5 2 (5.13%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.56%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (2.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Sitecore
1 13 (33.33%) Splunk
2 10 (25.64%) HP
2 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
3 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco
5 5 (12.82%) EMC
6 4 (10.26%) Rackspace
7 3 (7.69%) Nimsoft
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle
9 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.56%) CA
9 1 (2.56%) Capita
9 1 (2.56%) IBM
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