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 3 months to 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 117 183
Rank change year-on-year -16 +66  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 114 171 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.48% 1.90% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.23% 5.44% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 99 44
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £660 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -75.00%  
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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2693 3144 3207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.85% 35.02% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 1950 1999
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 119 85
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 40 £475 - 4
Berkshire +27 17 £450 +5.88% 10
Surrey -20 16 £351 -22.11% 9
West Sussex -27 16 £506 +12.38% 6
Oxfordshire +3 14 £400 - 7
Hampshire -9 8 £487 +14.47% 23
Kent -11 4 - - 3
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 129 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (58.45%) Java
3 114 (55.07%) Python
4 110 (53.14%) Linux
5 87 (42.03%) Git (software)
6 84 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
7 77 (37.20%) Test Automation
8 72 (34.78%) Jenkins
9 67 (32.37%) DevOps
10 66 (31.88%) REST
11 61 (29.47%) JIRA
12 59 (28.50%) TDD
13 56 (27.05%) JavaScript
13 56 (27.05%) Puppet
14 55 (26.57%) Spring
15 53 (25.60%) JSON
16 50 (24.15%) Open Source
17 49 (23.67%) Amazon AWS
18 48 (23.19%) Windows
19 47 (22.71%) HTTP
20 43 (20.77%) HTML
21 41 (19.81%) Ruby on Rails
22 40 (19.32%) CSS
22 40 (19.32%) Confluence
23 39 (18.84%) C#
23 39 (18.84%) Configuration Management
23 39 (18.84%) Selenium
24 38 (18.36%) Perl
24 38 (18.36%) Ansible
24 38 (18.36%) Docker

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 40 (19.32%) Confluence
2 25 (12.08%) Apache
3 18 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (7.25%) Tomcat
5 14 (6.76%) CMS
5 14 (6.76%) OpenStack
6 12 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (5.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (5.31%) nginx
8 10 (4.83%) JBoss
9 8 (3.86%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.42%) WordPress
11 4 (1.93%) Drupal
12 2 (0.97%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.97%) Liferay
12 2 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.48%) CICS
13 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (23.67%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.49%) GitHub
3 20 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (6.76%) PaaS
5 11 (5.31%) Google Analytics
6 8 (3.86%) IaaS
6 8 (3.86%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (2.90%) Bluemix
8 5 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.45%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.97%) Route 53
11 2 (0.97%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.48%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.48%) Heroku
12 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.71%) HTTP
2 13 (6.28%) Internet
2 13 (6.28%) SSL
3 12 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.83%) Firewall
5 7 (3.38%) DNS
5 7 (3.38%) SAN
6 4 (1.93%) LDAP
7 3 (1.45%) VPN
8 2 (0.97%) BGP
8 2 (0.97%) SSH
8 2 (0.97%) VLAN
8 2 (0.97%) VSAN
9 1 (0.48%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.48%) IMAP
9 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.48%) Network Security
9 1 (0.48%) SMPP
9 1 (0.48%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.56%) MongoDB
2 23 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 22 (10.63%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.76%) MySQL
5 12 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.35%) Redis
7 5 (2.42%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.93%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.48%) Big Data
10 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.48%) HBase
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 87 (42.03%) Git (software)
2 72 (34.78%) Jenkins
3 61 (29.47%) JIRA
4 39 (18.84%) Selenium
5 29 (14.01%) Subversion
6 28 (13.53%) Ant
7 22 (10.63%) Bitbucket
7 22 (10.63%) Cucumber
8 21 (10.14%) JUnit
8 21 (10.14%) WebDriver
9 20 (9.66%) Gatling
10 19 (9.18%) Calabash
10 19 (9.18%) Maven
11 16 (7.73%) Gradle
11 16 (7.73%) JMeter
12 12 (5.80%) Apache Ivy
12 12 (5.80%) eggPlant
13 11 (5.31%) Grunt
13 11 (5.31%) Karma Test Runner
13 11 (5.31%) Sublime Text
General
1 27 (13.04%) Finance
2 17 (8.21%) Banking
3 11 (5.31%) Retail
4 7 (3.38%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.42%) Legal
6 2 (0.97%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (43.96%) Developer
2 34 (16.43%) Scala Developer
3 21 (10.14%) Administrator
3 21 (10.14%) Java Developer
4 19 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.18%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (7.73%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (7.25%) Architect
7 14 (6.76%) Linux Administrator
7 14 (6.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (6.76%) Tester
8 13 (6.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 12 (5.80%) Node.js Developer
9 12 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.83%) Automation Tester
10 10 (4.83%) Ruby Developer
11 9 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (4.35%) Consultant
12 8 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (3.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (31.88%) REST
2 55 (26.57%) Spring
3 53 (25.60%) JSON
4 43 (20.77%) HTML
5 41 (19.81%) Ruby on Rails
6 40 (19.32%) CSS
7 36 (17.39%) Web Services
8 31 (14.98%) HTML5
8 31 (14.98%) Node.js
9 30 (14.49%) Play Framework
10 24 (11.59%) CSS3
11 23 (11.11%) Ajax
11 23 (11.11%) Django
11 23 (11.11%) Guice
12 22 (10.63%) SOAP
13 20 (9.66%) RESTful
13 20 (9.66%) Spring MVC
13 20 (9.66%) XML
14 18 (8.70%) Akka
14 18 (8.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.86%) User Experience
5 7 (3.38%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.42%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.97%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 110 (53.14%) Linux
2 48 (23.19%) Windows
3 21 (10.14%) Ubuntu
4 20 (9.66%) Unix
5 16 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (6.76%) CentOS
7 7 (3.38%) Android
7 7 (3.38%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.42%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.45%) AIX
10 3 (1.45%) Debian
10 3 (1.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.48%) SUSE
11 1 (0.48%) VMS
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
3 77 (37.20%) Test Automation
4 67 (32.37%) DevOps
5 59 (28.50%) TDD
6 50 (24.15%) Open Source
7 39 (18.84%) Configuration Management
8 38 (18.36%) Microservices
9 37 (17.87%) BDD
10 33 (15.94%) Scrum
11 30 (14.49%) MVC
12 27 (13.04%) OO
13 23 (11.11%) OWASP
13 23 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
13 23 (11.11%) Web Design
14 21 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (9.66%) Kanban
15 20 (9.66%) Software Engineering
16 19 (9.18%) OOP
16 19 (9.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (58.45%) Java
2 114 (55.07%) Python
3 56 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 39 (18.84%) C#
5 38 (18.36%) Perl
6 35 (16.91%) Scala
7 34 (16.43%) SQL
8 23 (11.11%) Groovy
9 22 (10.63%) Bash Shell
9 22 (10.63%) PHP
10 21 (10.14%) Go
11 14 (6.76%) VB
12 13 (6.28%) C++
13 11 (5.31%) Haskell
14 10 (4.83%) PowerShell
15 6 (2.90%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.93%) TypeScript
17 3 (1.45%) C
18 1 (0.48%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 13 (6.28%) Degree
1 13 (6.28%) SC Cleared
1 13 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.42%) CCNA
2 5 (2.42%) CCNP
2 5 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.42%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.93%) ISEB
3 4 (1.93%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.45%) MCSE
4 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.97%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.76%) QA
2 3 (1.45%) SLA
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (18.36%) Docker
2 12 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.42%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.45%) NFS
5 3 (1.45%) vSphere
5 3 (1.45%) Xen
6 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.97%) KVM
6 2 (0.97%) vCloud
6 2 (0.97%) XenServer
6 2 (0.97%) zsh
7 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 56 (27.05%) Puppet
2 38 (18.36%) Ansible
3 33 (15.94%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (8.70%) Kibana
5 17 (8.21%) Nagios
6 11 (5.31%) Grafana
6 11 (5.31%) logstash
7 9 (4.35%) HP Fortify
8 8 (3.86%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (2.90%) Salt
9 6 (2.90%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.42%) Rsyslog
11 4 (1.93%) Fluentd
11 4 (1.93%) Graphite
11 4 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.93%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.93%) StatsD
12 3 (1.45%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.45%) Hyperic
12 3 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (17.87%) Google
2 24 (11.59%) VMware
3 21 (10.14%) HP
3 21 (10.14%) Red Hat
4 14 (6.76%) Splunk
5 12 (5.80%) Sitecore
6 10 (4.83%) Oracle
7 8 (3.86%) Rackspace
8 7 (3.38%) Adobe
8 7 (3.38%) Cisco
8 7 (3.38%) Microsoft
8 7 (3.38%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.38%) webMethods
9 6 (2.90%) IBM
9 6 (2.90%) LANDesk
10 5 (2.42%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.42%) EMC
10 5 (2.42%) Symantec
11 4 (1.93%) Apigee
11 4 (1.93%) MuleSoft
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