The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 22 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 / Slough
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 26 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.16% 0.62% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.14% 2.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £411
% change year-on-year +2.22% +9.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Slough with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 42 37 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 30.22% 22.84% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 42
Median daily rate £400 £383 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +18.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 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 Slough region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) KVM
2 2 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (50.00%) Xen
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) LAMP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (50.00%) XenServer
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Nagios

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Support
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
1 2 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) KVM
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Xen
1 2 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) vCloud
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Nagios
2 2 (50.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Nimsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Rackspace