The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
South West / Bristol
Rank 63 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -28 -4  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.88% 4.15% 4.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.29% 12.37% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 30
Median daily rate £475 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £308 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £406 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
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 Bristol with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 306 299 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 38.25% 33.52% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 200 229
Median daily rate £375 £360 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -6.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £49.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.14% +106.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Bristol

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (45.00%) DevOps
4 8 (40.00%) Java
4 8 (40.00%) BDD
5 7 (35.00%) NoSQL
5 7 (35.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (35.00%) Scala
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) TDD
5 7 (35.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (30.00%) Node.js
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (25.00%) GitHub
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (25.00%) Kanban
7 5 (25.00%) .NET
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (20.00%) Dropwizard
8 4 (20.00%) Public Cloud
8 4 (20.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (20.00%) Web Development
8 4 (20.00%) Cucumber

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (25.00%) GitHub
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (10.00%) Capybara
4 2 (10.00%) git-flow
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) RSpec
4 2 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.00%) Valgrind
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Polyglot Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (30.00%) Node.js
3 5 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) Dropwizard
5 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) Ember.js
5 3 (15.00%) hapi
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (15.00%) Spring
5 3 (15.00%) Web Services
6 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.00%) JAX-RS
6 2 (10.00%) MCollective
6 2 (10.00%) REST
6 2 (10.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (15.00%) Blog
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) CentOS
2 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) DevOps
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) Kanban
5 5 (25.00%) Open Source
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.00%) High Availability
7 3 (15.00%) Information Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (40.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) Scala
5 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) Clojure
9 1 (5.00%) C++
9 1 (5.00%) Go
9 1 (5.00%) Perl
9 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Intel
2 1 (5.00%) SAP