Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 56 40
Contract jobs citing Ruby 0 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.48% 3.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 4.23% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 23
Kent median daily rate - £550 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.43% -
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £9.00
% change year-on-year +16.61% +114.39% -77.50%

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 161 189 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 37.62% 35.06% 46.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 137 212
Kent median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £271 £275 £255
90th Percentile £470 £475 £631
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Kent median hourly rate £41.61 £45.00 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.53% +116.03% -44.63%
10th Percentile £28.50 £45.00 £14.57
90th Percentile £55.05 £45.00 £36.97
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%

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