Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 February 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 165 160
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5 +72
Contract jobs citing Ruby 217 203 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.63% 3.95% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 144 197
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £300
90th Percentile £638 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5,978 5,143 6,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.21% 33.53% 34.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,658 3,121 3,940
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 184 261
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.53 £15.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £51.20 £53.38 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the South East

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the South East

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the South East over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the South East

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the South East

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -21 79 £450 - 38
Surrey -26 41 £450 +5.88% 17
Buckinghamshire +3 40 £500 +17.65% 6
Hampshire +22 37 £475 +18.75% 25
West Sussex +2 35 £485 +4.86% 8
Berkshire -34 26 £450 - 18
Oxfordshire -20 13 £363 -26.58% 14
Kent -11 9 £644 +5.10% 4
Middlesex +2 4 £413 +10.00%
Sussex - 3 £525 -
East Sussex -7 2 £525 +16.67% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 119 (54.84%) Python
2 115 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (43.32%) Linux
4 87 (40.09%) DevOps
5 86 (39.63%) Java
6 76 (35.02%) Jenkins
7 66 (30.41%) Git (software)
8 64 (29.49%) TDD
9 61 (28.11%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (26.27%) Perl
10 57 (26.27%) Test Automation
11 54 (24.88%) Amazon AWS
11 54 (24.88%) HTML
11 54 (24.88%) JSON
12 53 (24.42%) JavaScript
13 52 (23.96%) Scrum
14 51 (23.50%) REST
15 50 (23.04%) CSS
16 47 (21.66%) Open Source
17 46 (21.20%) Windows
17 46 (21.20%) Configuration Management
18 41 (18.89%) HTML5
19 40 (18.43%) Scala
19 40 (18.43%) Finance
20 38 (17.51%) JIRA
21 37 (17.05%) Ruby on Rails
21 37 (17.05%) Puppet
22 36 (16.59%) Bash Shell
22 36 (16.59%) Ansible
23 35 (16.13%) Go

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (10.14%) Confluence
2 17 (7.83%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (7.83%) nginx
3 14 (6.45%) Apache
4 9 (4.15%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.23%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (3.23%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.23%) Luigi
6 5 (2.30%) CMS
6 5 (2.30%) WordPress
7 4 (1.84%) JBoss
7 4 (1.84%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.38%) Drupal
9 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (3.23%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (0.46%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.46%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 54 (24.88%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.22%) GitHub
2 20 (9.22%) OpenShift
3 18 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.29%) PaaS
4 14 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (4.15%) Google Analytics
6 7 (3.23%) IaaS
7 4 (1.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (1.38%) Akamai
8 3 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.38%) Serverless
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.46%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.46%) Heroku
9 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.22%) HTTP
2 14 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.15%) SSL
4 6 (2.76%) SMS
5 5 (2.30%) Network Security
6 3 (1.38%) BGP
6 3 (1.38%) DMZ
6 3 (1.38%) Internet
6 3 (1.38%) MPLS
6 3 (1.38%) OSPF
7 2 (0.92%) DNS
8 1 (0.46%) DHCP
8 1 (0.46%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.46%) Firewall
8 1 (0.46%) LAN
8 1 (0.46%) VoIP
8 1 (0.46%) VPN
8 1 (0.46%) VRRP
8 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.98%) MongoDB
1 26 (11.98%) NoSQL
2 24 (11.06%) MySQL
3 23 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (8.29%) Relational Database
5 13 (5.99%) Big Data
6 12 (5.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (5.07%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.23%) Data Mining
8 7 (3.23%) KNIME
9 5 (2.30%) Redis
10 3 (1.38%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.38%) Power BI
11 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.46%) GIS
12 1 (0.46%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 76 (35.02%) Jenkins
2 66 (30.41%) Git (software)
3 38 (17.51%) JIRA
4 27 (12.44%) Selenium
5 20 (9.22%) Cucumber
5 20 (9.22%) JUnit
5 20 (9.22%) Subversion
6 16 (7.37%) Bitbucket
7 12 (5.53%) IntelliJ
8 10 (4.61%) gulp
8 10 (4.61%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (4.61%) RSpec
9 9 (4.15%) Ant
9 9 (4.15%) Gatling
9 9 (4.15%) Grunt
9 9 (4.15%) Sublime Text
10 8 (3.69%) Vagrant
10 8 (3.69%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.23%) Artifactory
11 7 (3.23%) Calabash
General
1 40 (18.43%) Finance
2 24 (11.06%) Banking
3 9 (4.15%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.76%) Automotive
6 5 (2.30%) Retail
7 4 (1.84%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.38%) Hindi Language
8 3 (1.38%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (32.72%) Developer
2 46 (21.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (11.52%) Scala Developer
4 18 (8.29%) Architect
5 17 (7.83%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
7 13 (5.99%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (5.99%) Java Developer
8 12 (5.53%) Automation Tester
8 12 (5.53%) Ruby Engineer
8 12 (5.53%) Tester
9 10 (4.61%) Ruby Developer
9 10 (4.61%) Software Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (4.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Digital Architect
10 9 (4.15%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.15%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.69%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.88%) HTML
1 54 (24.88%) JSON
2 51 (23.50%) REST
3 50 (23.04%) CSS
4 41 (18.89%) HTML5
5 37 (17.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 32 (14.75%) Ajax
6 32 (14.75%) CSS3
7 30 (13.82%) RESTful
8 29 (13.36%) Play Framework
9 25 (11.52%) Spring
10 23 (10.60%) Django
11 20 (9.22%) Node.js
12 19 (8.76%) XML
13 17 (7.83%) AngularJS
14 15 (6.91%) Gherkin
14 15 (6.91%) jQuery
15 14 (6.45%) SOAP
16 11 (5.07%) Guice
16 11 (5.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.37%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.53%) User Experience
3 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.69%) Cloud Native
3 8 (3.69%) CMDB
4 7 (3.23%) Life Science
5 6 (2.76%) Fintech
6 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) Animation
9 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.46%) Replication
9 1 (0.46%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.32%) Linux
2 46 (21.20%) Windows
3 21 (9.68%) Unix
4 15 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (6.91%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.23%) CentOS
6 4 (1.84%) Android
6 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.84%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.38%) Solaris
8 2 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (40.09%) DevOps
3 64 (29.49%) TDD
4 61 (28.11%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (26.27%) Test Automation
6 52 (23.96%) Scrum
7 47 (21.66%) Open Source
8 46 (21.20%) Configuration Management
9 34 (15.67%) Kanban
10 31 (14.29%) Microservices
11 30 (13.82%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (11.06%) ITIL
13 23 (10.60%) User Stories
13 23 (10.60%) Web Development
14 21 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
15 19 (8.76%) Software Engineering
16 16 (7.37%) Mentoring
17 15 (6.91%) Analytics
17 15 (6.91%) OO
18 14 (6.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 119 (54.84%) Python
2 86 (39.63%) Java
3 57 (26.27%) Perl
4 53 (24.42%) JavaScript
5 40 (18.43%) Scala
6 36 (16.59%) Bash Shell
7 35 (16.13%) Go
8 34 (15.67%) PHP
9 31 (14.29%) C#
10 24 (11.06%) SQL
11 19 (8.76%) Groovy
12 12 (5.53%) C++
12 12 (5.53%) PowerShell
13 9 (4.15%) Haskell
14 6 (2.76%) C
15 5 (2.30%) Apex Code
15 5 (2.30%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.84%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.15%) Degree
4 8 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.23%) PhD
6 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.46%) OCA
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.15%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) GCP
2 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (14.29%) Docker
2 9 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (17.05%) Puppet
2 36 (16.59%) Ansible
3 34 (15.67%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (10.14%) Terraform
5 12 (5.53%) Kubernetes
6 11 (5.07%) Grafana
7 10 (4.61%) HAProxy
8 9 (4.15%) Kibana
9 7 (3.23%) Packer
10 4 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 2 (0.92%) CSIRT
12 2 (0.92%) SELinux
13 1 (0.46%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.46%) Graphite
13 1 (0.46%) Mesos
13 1 (0.46%) Nagios
13 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (15.21%) Google
2 20 (9.22%) Red Hat
3 13 (5.99%) Oracle
4 10 (4.61%) ServiceNow
4 10 (4.61%) VMware
5 8 (3.69%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.23%) Netezza
6 7 (3.23%) RapidMiner
7 5 (2.30%) CA
7 5 (2.30%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.30%) Nimsoft
7 5 (2.30%) Remedy
7 5 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.84%) Cisco
8 4 (1.84%) IBM
8 4 (1.84%) Splunk
8 4 (1.84%) webMethods
9 3 (1.38%) New Relic
9 3 (1.38%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.38%) WSO2