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 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 101 72
Rank change year-on-year -18 -29  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 14 31 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.60% 1.22% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 3.50% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 69
Median daily rate £480 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £513 £415
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 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 938 886 1074
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.09% 34.88% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 517 644
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 69 59
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £27.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £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 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 27 June 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 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
Bedfordshire - 7 £480 -
Essex - 4 £500 -
Hertfordshire -13 2 £413 +3.12% 9
Cambridgeshire -15 1 £300 -36.84% 4
Ruby
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 44 (81.48%) Python
2 41 (75.93%) Java
3 29 (53.70%) Linux
4 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (46.30%) Perl
6 23 (42.59%) Bash Shell
7 21 (38.89%) DevOps
7 21 (38.89%) SQL
8 20 (37.04%) JIRA
9 19 (35.19%) Finance
9 19 (35.19%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (33.33%) Apache
10 18 (33.33%) Tomcat
10 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 18 (33.33%) SSL
10 18 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
10 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
11 17 (31.48%) Puppet
11 17 (31.48%) Firewall
11 17 (31.48%) Clustering
12 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
13 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
13 14 (25.93%) Selenium
14 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
14 13 (24.07%) Windows
15 12 (22.22%) API Testing
15 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
15 12 (22.22%) QA
16 11 (20.37%) C#
16 11 (20.37%) RHCE

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 18 (33.33%) Apache
1 18 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.96%) Confluence
3 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.85%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.85%) GitHub
4 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.85%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) SSL
1 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 17 (31.48%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) 802.11
3 2 (3.70%) ADSL
3 2 (3.70%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.70%) Broadband
3 2 (3.70%) IPv4
3 2 (3.70%) IPv6
3 2 (3.70%) NAS
3 2 (3.70%) UPnP
3 2 (3.70%) VDSL
3 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 2 (3.70%) Wireless
3 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (18.52%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) Redis
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) JIRA
2 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 14 (25.93%) Selenium
4 10 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (18.52%) Calabash
4 10 (18.52%) TeamCity
5 9 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 8 (14.81%) Ant
6 8 (14.81%) Capybara
7 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
7 7 (12.96%) MSBuild
8 6 (11.11%) Artifactory
8 6 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (9.26%) JUnit
10 4 (7.41%) Appium
10 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
10 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
11 3 (5.56%) TestNG
12 2 (3.70%) Redmine
12 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Retail
3 5 (9.26%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Electronics
4 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Test Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Mobile Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Release Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) SOA Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.70%) Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (18.52%) LAMP
3 9 (16.67%) .NET
4 5 (9.26%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (5.56%) JSON
5 3 (5.56%) Middleware
5 3 (5.56%) Play Framework
5 3 (5.56%) REST
5 3 (5.56%) RESTful
5 3 (5.56%) Swagger
5 3 (5.56%) XSLT
6 2 (3.70%) 802.1X
6 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.85%) CSS
7 1 (1.85%) HTML
7 1 (1.85%) J2EE
7 1 (1.85%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Clustering
2 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
3 10 (18.52%) Mobile App
4 7 (12.96%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (9.26%) RIA
6 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.70%) STB
7 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.85%) CMDB
7 1 (1.85%) e-Health
7 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (53.70%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
3 8 (14.81%) Android
3 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) DevOps
3 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
5 12 (22.22%) API Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Configuration Management
6 11 (20.37%) High Availability
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) TDD
8 7 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.96%) Functional Programming
8 7 (12.96%) SDET
9 6 (11.11%) Release Automation
9 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.26%) BDD
10 5 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (9.26%) Defect Management
10 5 (9.26%) Open Source
11 4 (7.41%) API Design
11 4 (7.41%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 44 (81.48%) Python
2 41 (75.93%) Java
3 25 (46.30%) Perl
4 23 (42.59%) Bash Shell
5 21 (38.89%) SQL
6 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 11 (20.37%) C#
8 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 5 (9.26%) C
9 5 (9.26%) VB
10 3 (5.56%) PHP
10 3 (5.56%) XPath
11 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.85%) C++
12 1 (1.85%) Go
12 1 (1.85%) Haskell
12 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) RHCE
2 4 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.70%) ISEB
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) CISA
4 1 (1.85%) CISM
4 1 (1.85%) CISSP
4 1 (1.85%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
1 2 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (1.85%) KVM
2 1 (1.85%) LXC
2 1 (1.85%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) Puppet
2 11 (20.37%) Salt
3 9 (16.67%) Ansible
4 1 (1.85%) Mesos
4 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.85%) Rackspace