Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 239 195
Rank change year-on-year +42 -44 -14
Contract jobs citing Ruby 108 145 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.01% 0.91% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.93% 2.26% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 59 148
South East median daily rate £500 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £336 £350
90th Percentile £586 £575 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £62.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% +78.57% -

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 3,681 6,411 6,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.44% 40.40% 36.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,298 4,123 3,709
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 171 149
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £19.37
90th Percentile £73.23 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 +26 26 £450 - 16
West Sussex +10 23 £494 +1.80% 1
Surrey +41 21 £500 +11.11% 13
Hampshire +37 19 £500 +8.70% 19
East Sussex +24 15 £550 +25.71% 12
Berkshire +23 14 £450 - 7
Oxfordshire +20 8 £463 +2.78% 6
Buckinghamshire +22 4 £375 +11.94% 3
Kent +14 4 £655 - 4
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 69 (63.89%) Python
2 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (40.74%) DevOps
4 38 (35.19%) Linux
5 37 (34.26%) Java
6 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 32 (29.63%) Test Automation
8 30 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
8 30 (27.78%) Docker
9 28 (25.93%) AWS
10 27 (25.00%) Bash Shell
10 27 (25.00%) Node.js
11 26 (24.07%) Ansible
12 25 (23.15%) Scala
12 25 (23.15%) HTML
12 25 (23.15%) CSS
13 24 (22.22%) Web Development
13 24 (22.22%) Google
14 21 (19.44%) Terraform
14 21 (19.44%) Perl
15 20 (18.52%) Spring
16 19 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (17.59%) Puppet
16 19 (17.59%) Scrum
17 18 (16.67%) Configuration Management
17 18 (16.67%) HTTP
17 18 (16.67%) REST
17 18 (16.67%) Go
17 18 (16.67%) Jenkins
18 17 (15.74%) Opscode Chef

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 9 (8.33%) Apache
2 6 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.63%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.63%) nginx
4 4 (3.70%) Confluence
4 4 (3.70%) IIS
4 4 (3.70%) JBoss
5 3 (2.78%) Drupal
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.85%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.85%) FileNet
6 2 (1.85%) Jetty
6 2 (1.85%) Jupyter
6 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.85%) SAS
6 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (25.93%) AWS
2 15 (13.89%) Azure
3 10 (9.26%) GCP
4 9 (8.33%) GitHub
5 8 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.63%) PaaS
6 5 (4.63%) Serverless
7 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.70%) Heroku
7 4 (3.70%) IaaS
7 4 (3.70%) Office 365
8 3 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.78%) Mimecast
8 3 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.85%) Akamai
9 2 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.85%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.93%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) HTTP
2 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.56%) DNS
4 5 (4.63%) SSH
5 3 (2.78%) Internet
5 3 (2.78%) SSL
6 2 (1.85%) DVB
6 2 (1.85%) Firewall
6 2 (1.85%) VPN
7 1 (0.93%) AMQP
7 1 (0.93%) DHCP
7 1 (0.93%) IPsec
7 1 (0.93%) SMTP
7 1 (0.93%) SNMP
7 1 (0.93%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) Relational Database
2 10 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.56%) MySQL
5 6 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.70%) Neo4j
7 3 (2.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.78%) MOLAP
7 3 (2.78%) ROLAP
8 2 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.85%) Redis
8 2 (1.85%) Semantic Layer
8 2 (1.85%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.04%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.19%) JIRA
4 10 (9.26%) Selenium
5 8 (7.41%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.48%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.70%) Artifactory
7 4 (3.70%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.78%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.78%) Gerrit
8 3 (2.78%) JUnit
8 3 (2.78%) Subversion
9 2 (1.85%) Ant
9 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.85%) Grunt
9 2 (1.85%) gulp
9 2 (1.85%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.85%) Maven
9 2 (1.85%) Mocha
General
1 6 (5.56%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (40.74%) Developer
2 23 (21.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (12.96%) Scala Developer
4 8 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) React Developer
5 6 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Administrator
6 5 (4.63%) Architect
6 5 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Consultant
6 5 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
7 4 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
2 27 (25.00%) Node.js
3 25 (23.15%) CSS
3 25 (23.15%) HTML
4 20 (18.52%) Spring
5 18 (16.67%) REST
6 17 (15.74%) HTML5
7 16 (14.81%) JSON
8 15 (13.89%) Ajax
8 15 (13.89%) CSS3
8 15 (13.89%) Play Framework
8 15 (13.89%) React
9 14 (12.96%) Django
9 14 (12.96%) RESTful
10 13 (12.04%) Guice
11 12 (11.11%) Spring MVC
11 12 (11.11%) Vue.js
12 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
13 6 (5.56%) XML
14 5 (4.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (4.63%) Clustering
3 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.85%) CMDB
5 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.85%) IPTV
5 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.85%) STB
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.19%) Linux
2 13 (12.04%) Windows
3 8 (7.41%) Unix
4 6 (5.56%) VMS
5 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.70%) CentOS
6 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.78%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (40.74%) DevOps
3 32 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 24 (22.22%) Web Development
5 19 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (17.59%) Scrum
6 18 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 17 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (14.81%) Open Source
9 15 (13.89%) MVC
10 13 (12.04%) TDD
11 12 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
11 12 (11.11%) Service Design
12 11 (10.19%) Software Engineering
13 10 (9.26%) SDET
14 9 (8.33%) SDLC
15 8 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (6.48%) Network Virtualisation
17 6 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
17 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 69 (63.89%) Python
2 37 (34.26%) Java
3 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 27 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 25 (23.15%) Scala
6 21 (19.44%) Perl
7 18 (16.67%) Go
8 16 (14.81%) SQL
9 15 (13.89%) PHP
10 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
11 13 (12.04%) C#
12 12 (11.11%) C++
13 10 (9.26%) TypeScript
14 7 (6.48%) Haskell
15 5 (4.63%) C
15 5 (4.63%) Groovy
15 5 (4.63%) Rust
16 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
16 3 (2.78%) VBScript
17 2 (1.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.56%) Degree
3 5 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.78%) NCSC
3 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (27.78%) Docker
2 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.63%) vSphere
5 3 (2.78%) HDFS
5 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.93%) NFS
6 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (24.07%) Ansible
2 21 (19.44%) Terraform
3 19 (17.59%) Puppet
4 17 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (12.96%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (4.63%) Kibana
8 4 (3.70%) Nagios
9 3 (2.78%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.85%) Consul
10 2 (1.85%) Grafana
10 2 (1.85%) Packer
10 2 (1.85%) Perfmon
10 2 (1.85%) Salt
10 2 (1.85%) WSUS
10 2 (1.85%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.93%) logstash
11 1 (0.93%) Oozie
11 1 (0.93%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (22.22%) Google
2 9 (8.33%) VMware
3 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle
5 4 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (3.70%) Coverity
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.70%) Splunk
6 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.85%) Adobe
7 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.85%) Cognos
7 2 (1.85%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.85%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.85%) Huawei
7 2 (1.85%) Talend
7 2 (1.85%) Thunderhead
7 2 (1.85%) webMethods