Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 47 57
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10 -19
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.22% 0.24% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.62% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Kent median daily rate £463 - £550
10th Percentile £444 - £535
90th Percentile £481 - £675
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.41% +8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £22.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year - +16.61% +114.39%

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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 184 162 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 39.91% 38.39% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 105 137
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.94% -1.43%
10th Percentile £323 £271 £275
90th Percentile £575 £470 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 1
Kent median hourly rate £42.88 £42.06 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.95% -6.54% +116.03%
South East median hourly rate £46.84 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +10.20% -0.58% +6.88%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Kent

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Kent

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Kent region over the 6 months to 23 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
Folkestone - 1 £463 -
Ruby
South East

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

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Backend Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Python