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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 39 39 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.42% 2.88% 4.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.56% 5.58% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 20
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £348 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 144 233 272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 43.64% 51.66% 58.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 93 183
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Cheltenham +5 1 £425 -
Ruby
South West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (68.75%) Python
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (50.00%) Perl
3 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (50.00%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) Test Management
4 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Bitbucket
4 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) REST
5 5 (31.25%) Confluence
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) CMake
6 4 (25.00%) Docker
6 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) VoIP

Ruby
Top Related 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 5 (31.25%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Pig
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VoIP
1 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (18.75%) AMQP
2 3 (18.75%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Accumulo
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) dBASE
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (12.50%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Bitbucket
2 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (25.00%) CMake
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) GoogleTest
4 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
4 3 (18.75%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (18.75%) Zephyr
5 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (6.25%) Hudson
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (6.25%) Valgrind
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Applications Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Big Data Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) REST
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Camel
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (12.50%) Wiki
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
3 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Data Transformation
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Python
2 10 (62.50%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (50.00%) Perl
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 4 (25.00%) C
6 4 (25.00%) C++
7 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Kibana
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Google
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SAP