Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 77 78
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Ruby 17 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.14% 0.34% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.93% 1.02% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 9
Essex median daily rate £505 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +10.00% +99.00%
10th Percentile £260 £500 £323
90th Percentile £600 £600 £611
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 345 295 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 43.34% 33.60% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 193 253
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £242 £235
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 62
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +14.96%
10th Percentile £26.35 £29.38 £25.33
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.88 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 - 8 £550 - 1
Brentwood - 5 £325 -
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 13 (76.47%) Perl
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 11 (64.71%) JIRA
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) Ansible
5 8 (47.06%) GitHub
5 8 (47.06%) DevOps
5 8 (47.06%) Python
5 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
5 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Atlassian
6 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (41.18%) GitLab
6 7 (41.18%) Software Delivery
7 6 (35.29%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (35.29%) Open Source
7 6 (35.29%) PHP
7 6 (35.29%) .NET
7 6 (35.29%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) Selenium
8 5 (29.41%) Release Management
8 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
8 5 (29.41%) Marketing
8 5 (29.41%) UPnP
8 5 (29.41%) VDSL
8 5 (29.41%) Finance

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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) GitHub
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) 802.11
1 5 (29.41%) ADSL
1 5 (29.41%) Bluetooth
1 5 (29.41%) Broadband
1 5 (29.41%) IPv4
1 5 (29.41%) IPv6
1 5 (29.41%) UPnP
1 5 (29.41%) VDSL
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
1 5 (29.41%) Wireless
1 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
2 4 (23.53%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.88%) Redis
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) JIRA
2 7 (41.18%) GitLab
3 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (29.41%) JUnit
5 4 (23.53%) Bugzilla
5 4 (23.53%) Redmine
5 4 (23.53%) Trac
6 3 (17.65%) Robot Framework
7 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
8 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
8 1 (5.88%) JMeter
8 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.88%) Subversion
8 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
1 5 (29.41%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Software Tester
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Specialist
4 3 (17.65%) Test Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Scripter
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) 802.1X
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) Ember.js
5 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware
5 1 (5.88%) Node.js
5 1 (5.88%) React
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (23.53%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
3 8 (47.06%) DevOps
3 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Software Delivery
5 6 (35.29%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (35.29%) Open Source
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (29.41%) Network Packet Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) Release Management
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
7 4 (23.53%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (23.53%) Server Hardening
7 4 (23.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Perl
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Python
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) PHP
6 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
7 4 (23.53%) C
8 2 (11.76%) Elixir
9 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) WSO2