The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.08% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 152 104 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 54.68% 43.88% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 87 117
Median daily rate £405 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +12.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £54.50 £11.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +395.45% -50.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Oxford

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

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

1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) Subversion
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 4 (30.77%) Puppet
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
5 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Apache
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Publishing
6 3 (23.08%) FitNesse
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) CentOS
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (23.08%) JBehave
6 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (15.38%) React
7 2 (15.38%) Meteor

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 2 (15.38%) nginx
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
3 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (7.69%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) GitHub
2 2 (15.38%) Heroku
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Route 53
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) FitNesse
3 3 (23.08%) JBehave
4 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
5 1 (7.69%) Gradle
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Angular Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) Ember.js
2 2 (15.38%) Express
2 2 (15.38%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (15.38%) Meteor
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) React
2 2 (15.38%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) Lucene
3 1 (7.69%) POSIX
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) CentOS
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Debian
3 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) BDD
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) AWK
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (7.69%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) iptables
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) HAProxy
2 2 (15.38%) SELinux
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) Nagios
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds