Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 16 February 2019 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
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 75 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 18 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.12% 1.41% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.42% 3.38% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Essex median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £358 £461 £438
90th Percentile £613 £600 £585
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 407 266 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.94% 41.76% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 205 201
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +46.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £338 £340 £255
90th Percentile £576 £638 £545
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +2.35% +8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 38
Essex median hourly rate £28.04 £41.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +12.16% +1.37%
10th Percentile £9.63 £36.10 £30.25
90th Percentile £62.12 £63.75 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.50 £41.19
% change year-on-year +7.23% +0.76% +5.61%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Essex

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Essex

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Essex over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Essex

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Essex region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea -15 10 £550 +2.37%
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 17 (94.44%) Java
1 17 (94.44%) DevOps
2 16 (88.89%) Python
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) Linux
4 12 (66.67%) Unix
4 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (61.11%) JIRA
5 11 (61.11%) GitHub
6 10 (55.56%) Open Source
6 10 (55.56%) Perl
6 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
7 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 9 (50.00%) Ansible
8 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
8 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
8 7 (38.89%) Scrum
9 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 6 (33.33%) Terraform
9 6 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (27.78%) Artifactory
10 5 (27.78%) Confluence
10 5 (27.78%) Pentaho
10 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
10 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
10 5 (27.78%) SAS
11 4 (22.22%) CSS
11 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 4 (22.22%) Scala

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (27.78%) Confluence
1 5 (27.78%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) nginx
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) GitHub
2 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (11.11%) Google Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Pentaho
2 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.11%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) JIRA
2 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 5 (27.78%) Artifactory
5 3 (16.67%) GitLab
6 2 (11.11%) Ant
6 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 2 (11.11%) Gatling
6 2 (11.11%) Grunt
6 2 (11.11%) gulp
6 2 (11.11%) IntelliJ
6 2 (11.11%) JUnit
6 2 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
6 2 (11.11%) Selenium
6 2 (11.11%) Sublime Text
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) HTML5
1 4 (22.22%) Node.js
2 3 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (16.67%) RESTful
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) J2SE
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) Play Framework
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) Servlets
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) Spring
3 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) Unix
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) DevOps
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 10 (55.56%) Open Source
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) Microservices
7 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.11%) Analytics
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) Lean Software Development
9 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
9 2 (11.11%) TDD
9 2 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 16 (88.89%) Python
3 10 (55.56%) Perl
4 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
5 4 (22.22%) Groovy
5 4 (22.22%) Haskell
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) Scala
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) Clojure
6 2 (11.11%) Erlang
6 2 (11.11%) F#
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Ansible
2 6 (33.33%) Terraform
3 2 (11.11%) Grafana
3 2 (11.11%) Kibana
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Adobe
1 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.11%) Google
1 2 (11.11%) webMethods