The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 66 56
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% 0.69% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 2.28% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 Reading with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 263 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 27.53% 30.40% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 160 155
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.08 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.88% -77.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £9.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Reading

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 6 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Nagios
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
5 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (16.67%) Hudson
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
5 1 (16.67%) HBase
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data
5 1 (16.67%) GitHub

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) HBase
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Chief Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Chief Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Server Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) SUSE
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Ansible
3 2 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) HP