The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 24 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 38 33
Contract jobs citing Ruby 0 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire - 3.13% 3.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.25% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 14
Median daily rate - £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.62%  
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 116 240 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 36.02% 50.10% 51.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 120 140
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 14
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 7 (87.50%) Python
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (50.00%) Confluence
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) C
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Bitbucket
4 4 (50.00%) Docker
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) ISEB
5 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
5 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Google

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 4 (50.00%) Confluence
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Pig
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) AMQP
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
1 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) dBASE
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) CMake
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) GoogleTest
3 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (12.50%) Hudson
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Valgrind
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Applications Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Big Data Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Camel
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Kibana
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Google
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle