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 3 months to 25 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 - 59
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.94% - 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% - 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +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 Essex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 222 175 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 51.99% 37.23% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 87 114
Median daily rate £465 £311 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.39% -17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 15
Median hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 £41.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £27.00 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.33 £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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
Brentwood - 2 £325 -
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Essex region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Marketing
1 5 (71.43%) Open Source
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
3 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (42.86%) XPath
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) SAP
3 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 3 (42.86%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) Play Framework
3 3 (42.86%) API Design
3 3 (42.86%) Swagger
3 3 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (28.57%) Network Packet Analysis

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 (14.29%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) 802.11
1 2 (28.57%) ADSL
1 2 (28.57%) Bluetooth
1 2 (28.57%) Broadband
1 2 (28.57%) IPv4
1 2 (28.57%) IPv6
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
1 2 (28.57%) UPnP
1 2 (28.57%) VDSL
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
1 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Redmine
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Trac
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) SOA Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Principal Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Principal Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) JSON
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
1 3 (42.86%) Play Framework
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (42.86%) Swagger
1 3 (42.86%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
3 1 (14.29%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) STB
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Open Source
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) API Design
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Network Packet Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Bioinformatics
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) XPath
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Go
4 1 (14.29%) Haskell
4 1 (14.29%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) KVM
2 1 (14.29%) LXC
2 1 (14.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Pegasus