Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 89 80
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 13 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.32% 1.65% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.84% 3.47% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Essex median daily rate £544 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -18.18% +1.62%
10th Percentile £438 £234 £500
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +16.13%
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 457 404 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 46.44% 47.53% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 269 185
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +46.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £362 £312 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 33 51
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24.50 £27.15 £26.25
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 +13 8 £500 -5.17% 1
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 13 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) Python
2 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) GitHub
2 12 (92.31%) DevOps
3 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 11 (84.62%) Configuration Management
3 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (76.92%) Perl
4 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
5 9 (69.23%) GitLab
5 9 (69.23%) Ansible
5 9 (69.23%) JIRA
5 9 (69.23%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (61.54%) ITIL
6 8 (61.54%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (61.54%) Atlassian
6 8 (61.54%) Open Source
7 7 (53.85%) Software Delivery
7 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
7 7 (53.85%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (38.46%) C
10 4 (30.77%) HTTP
10 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
10 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
11 3 (23.08%) Server Hardening
11 3 (23.08%) Docker
11 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef

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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) nginx
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (7.69%) Mongrel
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) GitHub
2 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) PaaS
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Google App Engine
4 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Impala
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) GitLab
1 9 (69.23%) JIRA
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
5 1 (7.69%) Ant
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) Gatling
5 1 (7.69%) Grunt
5 1 (7.69%) gulp
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (7.69%) Sahi
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Sublime Text
5 1 (7.69%) Travis CI
5 1 (7.69%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Servlets
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) EJB
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) J2SE
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) Play Framework
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (92.31%) DevOps
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Configuration Management
3 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
4 9 (69.23%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (61.54%) Continuous Deployment
5 8 (61.54%) ITIL
5 8 (61.54%) Open Source
6 7 (53.85%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (53.85%) Software Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) Server Hardening
9 2 (15.38%) High Availability
10 1 (7.69%) Analytics
10 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Scrum
10 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) Python
3 10 (76.92%) Perl
4 5 (38.46%) C
5 3 (23.08%) Scala
6 2 (15.38%) Go
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) C#
7 1 (7.69%) Groovy
7 1 (7.69%) Haskell
7 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Ansible
2 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 2 (15.38%) Salt
4 1 (7.69%) Grafana
4 1 (7.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Atlassian
2 2 (15.38%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods