Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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 East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 44 51
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing Ruby 13 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.45% 1.80% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.91% 4.95% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Kent median daily rate £650 £613 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% - -
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £19.30 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year +92.95% - -

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 220 182 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 41.43% 36.47% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 118 180
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £279 £260 £261
90th Percentile £557 £508 £475
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 16
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.40% -53.56% -6.25%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 21 November 2017. 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
Tonbridge 0 1 £650 +4.00%
Ruby
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (76.92%) Go
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (61.54%) TDD
5 7 (53.85%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (30.77%) Kanban
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Pair Programming
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) Hindi Language
7 3 (23.08%) Japanese Language
7 3 (23.08%) Selenium
7 3 (23.08%) C#
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) JMeter
7 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) ISEB
7 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) JMeter
1 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Hindi Language
3 3 (23.08%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) AWS Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Test Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) AWS Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Platform Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Native
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Extreme Programming
4 4 (30.77%) Kanban
4 4 (30.77%) Pair Programming
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Component Testing
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Go
1 10 (76.92%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Rackspace