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 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 28 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 -  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.59% 4.02% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.49% 8.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 0
Median daily rate - £750 -
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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 89 145 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 35.46% 44.89% 50.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 86 83
Median daily rate £345 £434 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +27.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.39% -56.46%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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

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 Kent region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (66.67%) JMeter
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (66.67%) Confluence
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Component Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins

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 4 (66.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation Consultant
2 4 (66.67%) Test Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Unix Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Unix Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Component Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) CFEngine
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) SaltStack