The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 West / Devon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 32 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 15 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 4.42% 1.82% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.62% 3.67% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Median daily rate £433 £331 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.71% -21.13%  
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 Devon with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 156 109 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 46.02% 49.55% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 60 60
Median daily rate £399 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +74.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £13.00 £19.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £49.60 £35.50
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 Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Devon

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Devon 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
Plymouth - 9 £433 -
Exeter - 4 - -
Ruby
South West

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 Devon region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
3 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (64.00%) Python
4 15 (60.00%) Software Testing
5 13 (52.00%) ISEB
5 13 (52.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 12 (48.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (48.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 10 (40.00%) Vagrant
8 9 (36.00%) Hudson
9 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
9 8 (32.00%) QA
10 7 (28.00%) Java
10 7 (28.00%) GitHub
10 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) VirtualBox
11 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (24.00%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
13 4 (16.00%) User Stories
13 4 (16.00%) JRuby
13 4 (16.00%) Refactoring
14 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 9 (36.00%) Hudson
4 1 (4.00%) Calabash
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Test Leader
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Team Leader
2 7 (28.00%) Test Team Leader
3 6 (24.00%) Python Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (16.00%) JRuby
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (60.00%) Software Testing
5 13 (52.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 12 (48.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.00%) Refactoring
9 4 (16.00%) User Stories
10 2 (8.00%) API Testing
10 2 (8.00%) BDD
10 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Analytics
11 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
11 1 (4.00%) DevOps
11 1 (4.00%) Open Source
11 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
11 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ISEB
2 12 (48.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (8.00%) Degree
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VirtualBox
2 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Kibana
1 2 (8.00%) logstash
2 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet