Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 47 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 3 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.73% 2.71% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 6.67% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 8
Kent median daily rate - £650 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% -
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £10.00
% change year-on-year +16.61% +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 220 210 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 53.53% 40.62% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 155 117
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £281 £288 £260
90th Percentile £513 £563 £510
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +158.40% -53.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £13.78
90th Percentile £46.00 £45.00 £20.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) SaltStack
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) GitHub
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Law
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) VMS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) GitLab
2 2 (66.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (66.67%) GDPR
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) React

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 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) NServiceBus
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) GitHub
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) GitLab
1 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (33.33%) Calabash
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SaltStack
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Xamarin