The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 105 106
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 38 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.79% 0.91% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.60% 2.92% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 5
Median daily rate £448 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.29% +1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £488 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £408
% change year-on-year +4.65% +5.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 the East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 826 788 916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 38.82% 31.34% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 463 496
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 61
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £18.85 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the East of England

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the East of England

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the East of England

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the East of England 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
Hertfordshire +20 20 £413 +13.01% 9
Bedfordshire +12 13 £448 +37.69% 3
Essex -13 3 £550 +62.96% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £350 -24.32% 9
Ruby
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 East of England region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 59 (75.64%) Python
2 52 (66.67%) Java
3 48 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (43.59%) Perl
4 34 (43.59%) Linux
5 31 (39.74%) Cucumber
6 28 (35.90%) Finance
7 26 (33.33%) Apache
7 26 (33.33%) SQL
8 24 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (30.77%) Puppet
8 24 (30.77%) LAPP Stack
9 22 (28.21%) Selenium
10 21 (26.92%) Scrum
10 21 (26.92%) Tomcat
10 21 (26.92%) DevOps
10 21 (26.92%) Bash Shell
10 21 (26.92%) Test Automation
11 20 (25.64%) MySQL
11 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
12 19 (24.36%) SSL
12 19 (24.36%) Mobile App
13 18 (23.08%) API Testing
13 18 (23.08%) Firewall
13 18 (23.08%) C#
13 18 (23.08%) Clustering
13 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
14 17 (21.79%) TDD
14 17 (21.79%) QA
14 17 (21.79%) LAMP

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 26 (33.33%) Apache
2 21 (26.92%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.41%) nginx
4 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.28%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.28%) JBoss
5 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.28%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
2 19 (24.36%) SSL
3 18 (23.08%) Firewall
4 5 (6.41%) DHCP
4 5 (6.41%) DNS
4 5 (6.41%) HTTP
5 1 (1.28%) Internet
5 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (25.64%) MySQL
3 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (39.74%) Cucumber
2 22 (28.21%) Selenium
3 16 (20.51%) Calabash
3 16 (20.51%) JIRA
4 13 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 10 (12.82%) Capybara
5 10 (12.82%) WebDriver
6 9 (11.54%) Appium
7 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
8 6 (7.69%) JUnit
9 5 (6.41%) TeamCity
9 5 (6.41%) TestNG
10 3 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.85%) JBehave
10 3 (3.85%) Maven
10 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.56%) Ant
12 1 (1.28%) Hudson
12 1 (1.28%) NUnit
12 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Electronics
2 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.69%) Marketing
2 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Test Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (17.95%) Applications Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Software Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) Mobile Engineer
7 8 (10.26%) Architect
8 6 (7.69%) SOA Architect
8 6 (7.69%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Test Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.85%) Developer in Test
11 3 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 3 (3.85%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) LAPP Stack
2 17 (21.79%) LAMP
3 12 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (10.26%) Gherkin
5 7 (8.97%) REST
6 6 (7.69%) JSON
6 6 (7.69%) Middleware
6 6 (7.69%) Play Framework
6 6 (7.69%) RESTful
6 6 (7.69%) Swagger
6 6 (7.69%) XSLT
7 5 (6.41%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (5.13%) CSS
9 3 (3.85%) Django
9 3 (3.85%) HTML
10 2 (2.56%) Web Services
11 1 (1.28%) .NET
11 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.28%) J2EE
11 1 (1.28%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Mobile App
2 18 (23.08%) Clustering
3 14 (17.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) e-Health
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.59%) Linux
2 12 (15.38%) Android
2 12 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 10 (12.82%) Windows
4 6 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.28%) CentOS
6 1 (1.28%) Fedora
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) DevOps
2 21 (26.92%) Scrum
2 21 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 18 (23.08%) API Testing
3 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (21.79%) TDD
5 15 (19.23%) BDD
6 14 (17.95%) Configuration Management
6 14 (17.95%) High Availability
7 10 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Open Source
9 7 (8.97%) API Design
9 7 (8.97%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.69%) Programme Management
10 6 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (75.64%) Python
2 52 (66.67%) Java
3 34 (43.59%) Perl
4 26 (33.33%) SQL
5 21 (26.92%) Bash Shell
6 18 (23.08%) C#
7 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
8 10 (12.82%) PHP
9 8 (10.26%) C
10 6 (7.69%) XPath
11 5 (6.41%) VB
12 3 (3.85%) C++
13 2 (2.56%) Go
13 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.28%) Haskell
14 1 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) RHCE
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) ISEB
2 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) CISA
3 1 (1.28%) CISM
3 1 (1.28%) CISSP
3 1 (1.28%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.79%) QA
2 11 (14.10%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) Docker
2 5 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.41%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (5.13%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.28%) KVM
4 1 (1.28%) LXC
4 1 (1.28%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (30.77%) Puppet
2 12 (15.38%) Salt
3 10 (12.82%) Ansible
4 8 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.41%) Nagios
6 1 (1.28%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.28%) Mesos
6 1 (1.28%) Nessus
6 1 (1.28%) Packer
6 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) Xamarin
3 6 (7.69%) SAP
3 6 (7.69%) VMware
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.28%) Google
6 1 (1.28%) IBM
6 1 (1.28%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.28%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) Splunk
6 1 (1.28%) xMatters
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