The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 16 39 29
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 46 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 12.20% 3.00% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.71% 7.18% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 1
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
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 Sheffield with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 166 181 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 44.03% 41.80% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 133 49
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £725 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.97 £16.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.09% -58.75%  
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 Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Sheffield

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Sheffield over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Sheffield

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 25 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 57 (85.07%) Linux
2 54 (80.60%) Python
3 42 (62.69%) Java
3 42 (62.69%) DevOps
4 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (55.22%) Git (software)
6 34 (50.75%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (47.76%) HTTP
8 30 (44.78%) Web Development
9 28 (41.79%) HTML
9 28 (41.79%) CSS
9 28 (41.79%) Unix
10 27 (40.30%) Configuration Management
11 25 (37.31%) Mac OS X
12 24 (35.82%) Puppet
13 22 (32.84%) TDD
14 21 (31.34%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
16 18 (26.87%) Web Design
16 18 (26.87%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
18 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
19 15 (22.39%) Docker
20 14 (20.90%) Relational Database
20 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
21 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
21 13 (19.40%) Mentoring
21 13 (19.40%) SSL
21 13 (19.40%) Web Services
22 12 (17.91%) PostgreSQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 6 (8.96%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.99%) nginx
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.94%) GitHub
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.48%) IaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (47.76%) HTTP
2 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
3 13 (19.40%) SSL
4 4 (5.97%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) Relational Database
2 12 (17.91%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (16.42%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.45%) Redis
5 5 (7.46%) MySQL
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.49%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (55.22%) Git (software)
2 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.96%) Bitbucket
3 6 (8.96%) Subversion
4 4 (5.97%) GoCD
4 4 (5.97%) Maven
4 4 (5.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (4.48%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.99%) DbUnit
6 2 (2.99%) GitLab
6 2 (2.99%) jMock
6 2 (2.99%) JUnit
6 2 (2.99%) Mockito
6 2 (2.99%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Electronics
2 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.99%) Marketing
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Developer
2 25 (37.31%) Java Developer
3 23 (34.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) HTML Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Python Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (2.99%) Architect
6 2 (2.99%) Lead Developer
6 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
6 2 (2.99%) WebOps Engineer
7 1 (1.49%) Digital Developer
7 1 (1.49%) Java Scala Developer
7 1 (1.49%) Linux Developer
7 1 (1.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (1.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (1.49%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 1 (1.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.79%) CSS
1 28 (41.79%) HTML
2 13 (19.40%) Web Services
3 8 (11.94%) Node.js
4 5 (7.46%) RESTful
5 3 (4.48%) Middleware
5 3 (4.48%) REST
5 3 (4.48%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.99%) J2EE
6 2 (2.99%) MCollective
6 2 (2.99%) PowerMock
6 2 (2.99%) Sensu
6 2 (2.99%) Spring
6 2 (2.99%) XML
7 1 (1.49%) Dojo
7 1 (1.49%) JSON
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.49%) SAML
7 1 (1.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) User Experience
3 3 (4.48%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Blog
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (85.07%) Linux
2 28 (41.79%) Unix
3 25 (37.31%) Mac OS X
4 10 (14.93%) CoreOS
5 6 (8.96%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (62.69%) DevOps
2 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (50.75%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (44.78%) Web Development
5 27 (40.30%) Configuration Management
6 22 (32.84%) TDD
7 21 (31.34%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (26.87%) Responsive Web Design
8 18 (26.87%) Web Design
9 13 (19.40%) Mentoring
10 12 (17.91%) Line Management
10 12 (17.91%) Rapid Prototyping
10 12 (17.91%) Visualisation
11 10 (14.93%) Open Source
12 9 (13.43%) Security Hardening
13 4 (5.97%) High Availability
13 4 (5.97%) Migration
13 4 (5.97%) Software Delivery
13 4 (5.97%) Web Operations
14 3 (4.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (80.60%) Python
2 42 (62.69%) Java
3 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.42%) Bash Shell
4 11 (16.42%) Go
5 5 (7.46%) Scala
6 3 (4.48%) SQL
7 1 (1.49%) C#
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Docker
2 11 (16.42%) etcd
2 11 (16.42%) flannel
3 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.99%) Ceph
4 2 (2.99%) GlusterFS
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (35.82%) Puppet
2 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (17.91%) Salt
4 11 (16.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 11 (16.42%) Kubernetes
4 11 (16.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 10 (14.93%) Ansible
6 6 (8.96%) Consul
6 6 (8.96%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (8.96%) Marathon
6 6 (8.96%) Mesos
6 6 (8.96%) Rancher
7 5 (7.46%) rkt
8 2 (2.99%) Graphite
8 2 (2.99%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.99%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (5.97%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) IBM
4 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.49%) VMware