Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 88 97
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9 -17
Contract jobs citing Ruby 11 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.45% 2.14% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.12% 4.42% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 10
Essex median daily rate £405 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +27.27% -25.00%
10th Percentile £310 £438 £222
90th Percentile £588 £600 £607
East of England median daily rate £450 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 - -

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 353 475 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 46.51% 48.32% 50.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 298 305
Essex median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +46.15%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £300
90th Percentile £554 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 27
Essex median hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +1.97% +10.14%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.96 £26.26
90th Percentile £50.10 £73.59 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% +13.33% -6.25%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -2 4 £480 -8.48% 1
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 9 (81.82%) Java
1 9 (81.82%) Shell Script
1 9 (81.82%) Configuration Management
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) JIRA
1 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (81.82%) AWS
1 9 (81.82%) Jenkins
1 9 (81.82%) Ansible
1 9 (81.82%) DevOps
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Deployment
2 8 (72.73%) Open Source
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 7 (63.64%) ETL
3 7 (63.64%) SAS
3 7 (63.64%) Confluence
3 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
3 7 (63.64%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (63.64%) Terraform
3 7 (63.64%) Artifactory
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon S3
6 2 (18.18%) Groovy
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) GitHub

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 7 (63.64%) Confluence
1 7 (63.64%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon S3
2 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SSH
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Jenkins
1 9 (81.82%) JIRA
2 7 (63.64%) Artifactory
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) GitLab
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Configuration Management
1 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (81.82%) DevOps
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Deployment
2 8 (72.73%) Open Source
3 7 (63.64%) ETL
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Server Hardening
6 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
1 9 (81.82%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) Groovy
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) Ansible
2 7 (63.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Atlassian