Period
to 29 May 2020

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 6 months to 29 May 2020 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
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 133 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Ruby 9 53 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 1.30% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 3.54% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 38 52
Median daily rate £476 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% - +2.78%
10th Percentile £361 £311 £378
90th Percentile £610 £645 £562
England median daily rate £525 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -2.33% +7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.50 £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -60.95% +31.25% -23.81%

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 857 1,497 1,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 36.08% 36.60% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 873 970
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £588 £588 £569
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 60 65
Median hourly rate £26.60 £45.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.22% +13.13% -2.74%
10th Percentile £14.87 £17.93 £16.35
90th Percentile £52.88 £57.50 £54.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the East of England

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Ruby in the East of England

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ruby in the East of England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ruby in the East of England

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the East of England.

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 6 months to 29 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +27 5 £476 -4.90%
Suffolk -8 2 £444 +18.33%
Essex +9 1 £650 +54.30%
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £450 -21.40% 4
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) MySQL
2 5 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (44.44%) RESTful
3 4 (44.44%) B2B
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Fintech
4 3 (33.33%) Ansible
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Docker
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Debt
6 1 (11.11%) Postman
6 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) Go
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) React
6 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Server Hardening

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
1 5 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (11.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) GitLab
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Postman
1 1 (11.11%) RSpec
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (44.44%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) B2B
2 4 (44.44%) Fintech
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Server Hardening
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Go
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy