Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 242 181
Rank change year-on-year +35 -61 -11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 84 136 229
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 0.86% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.56% 2.18% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 158
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £359 £363 £359
90th Percentile £632 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.50 £70.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -70.71% +100.00% -33.33%

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 3,286 6,246 6,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.47% 39.53% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,025 3,999 3,794
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 153 155
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £18.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £41.09 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.32% +6.25% -

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ruby as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Ruby in the South East

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ruby in the South East over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ruby in the South East

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the South East.

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 30 March 2020. 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 +37 24 £450 - 15
West Sussex +16 19 £488 +2.63% 1
Surrey +48 17 £475 +5.56% 6
Hampshire +38 13 £375 -16.67% 10
Berkshire +23 13 £450 +4.35% 4
Oxfordshire +24 8 £463 +2.78% 8
Kent +25 7 £685 - 2
East Sussex +11 4 £350 - 7
Buckinghamshire +18 3 £375 - 3
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 57 (67.86%) Python
2 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (40.48%) DevOps
4 31 (36.90%) Linux
4 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
5 30 (35.71%) Java
6 27 (32.14%) AWS
7 23 (27.38%) Ansible
8 21 (25.00%) Docker
8 21 (25.00%) Node.js
9 20 (23.81%) Test Automation
9 20 (23.81%) Terraform
10 19 (22.62%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (19.05%) Web Development
11 16 (19.05%) Scala
11 16 (19.05%) Bash Shell
11 16 (19.05%) Go
11 16 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (17.86%) HTML
12 15 (17.86%) CSS
13 14 (16.67%) Perl
13 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 13 (15.48%) Puppet
14 13 (15.48%) Open Source
14 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
14 13 (15.48%) Scrum
15 12 (14.29%) Google
15 12 (14.29%) TDD
15 12 (14.29%) PHP
15 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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 6 (7.14%) Apache
1 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.95%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.76%) JBoss
4 3 (3.57%) Drupal
4 3 (3.57%) nginx
5 2 (2.38%) ArcGIS
5 2 (2.38%) FileNet
5 2 (2.38%) Jetty
5 2 (2.38%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.38%) SAS
5 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.38%) WildFly
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
6 1 (1.19%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) Luigi
6 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 27 (32.14%) AWS
2 9 (10.71%) Azure
3 8 (9.52%) Serverless
4 6 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (7.14%) GCP
4 6 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (5.95%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (5.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (5.95%) GitHub
6 4 (4.76%) Heroku
6 4 (4.76%) PaaS
7 3 (3.57%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (2.38%) Akamai
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (2.38%) AWS CodeBuild
8 2 (2.38%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (2.38%) Cloudflare
8 2 (2.38%) IaaS
8 2 (2.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) HTTP
2 5 (5.95%) DNS
3 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.57%) Internet
4 3 (3.57%) VPN
5 2 (2.38%) SSH
5 2 (2.38%) SSL
5 2 (2.38%) tcpdump
5 2 (2.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.19%) BGP
6 1 (1.19%) DHCP
6 1 (1.19%) Firewall
6 1 (1.19%) IPsec
6 1 (1.19%) SMTP
6 1 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 8 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.76%) MySQL
5 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.57%) MOLAP
6 3 (3.57%) Neo4j
6 3 (3.57%) ROLAP
7 2 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (2.38%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.38%) QGIS
7 2 (2.38%) Semantic Layer
7 2 (2.38%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (2.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.52%) Selenium
4 6 (7.14%) Bitbucket
4 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.95%) JIRA
6 3 (3.57%) Mocha
7 2 (2.38%) JUnit
7 2 (2.38%) Maven
7 2 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.38%) Subversion
8 1 (1.19%) Appium
8 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.19%) GitLab
8 1 (1.19%) Grunt
8 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.19%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.19%) Toad
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
2 5 (5.95%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.38%) Front Office
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (42.86%) Developer
2 21 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) React Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Scala Developer
6 5 (5.95%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (5.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (4.76%) AWS Developer
7 4 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Python Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Python Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Data Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) Node.js
2 19 (22.62%) Ruby on Rails
3 15 (17.86%) CSS
3 15 (17.86%) HTML
4 12 (14.29%) React
5 11 (13.10%) REST
5 11 (13.10%) Vue.js
6 10 (11.90%) HTML5
6 10 (11.90%) Spring
7 9 (10.71%) Ajax
7 9 (10.71%) CSS3
8 7 (8.33%) JSON
8 7 (8.33%) Play Framework
8 7 (8.33%) RESTful
9 6 (7.14%) Django
9 6 (7.14%) Guice
10 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.95%) Spring MVC
10 5 (5.95%) Web Services
11 4 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.90%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) CentOS
3 3 (3.57%) Unix
4 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.48%) DevOps
3 20 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 16 (19.05%) Web Development
5 13 (15.48%) Open Source
5 13 (15.48%) Scrum
6 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (14.29%) TDD
7 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.90%) Configuration Management
9 9 (10.71%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (9.52%) SDET
10 8 (9.52%) SDLC
11 7 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (7.14%) MVC
13 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (5.95%) ETL
13 5 (5.95%) Pair Programming
13 5 (5.95%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 57 (67.86%) Python
2 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
3 30 (35.71%) Java
4 16 (19.05%) Bash Shell
4 16 (19.05%) Go
4 16 (19.05%) Scala
5 14 (16.67%) Perl
6 12 (14.29%) PHP
7 11 (13.10%) C++
7 11 (13.10%) SQL
8 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
9 8 (9.52%) TypeScript
10 6 (7.14%) C#
10 6 (7.14%) Haskell
11 5 (5.95%) C
11 5 (5.95%) Rust
12 3 (3.57%) ES6
12 3 (3.57%) Groovy
12 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Degree
1 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (25.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) HDFS
3 2 (2.38%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) NFS
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (27.38%) Ansible
2 20 (23.81%) Terraform
3 16 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (15.48%) Puppet
5 9 (10.71%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.95%) Consul
6 5 (5.95%) Packer
7 4 (4.76%) Kibana
8 3 (3.57%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.38%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.38%) Perfmon
9 2 (2.38%) Salt
10 1 (1.19%) Grafana
10 1 (1.19%) logstash
10 1 (1.19%) Nagios
10 1 (1.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Google
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 3 (3.57%) Splunk
4 3 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) Cognos
5 2 (2.38%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.38%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.38%) Talend
5 2 (2.38%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.19%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.19%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (1.19%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Sophos
6 1 (1.19%) webMethods