Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 150 117
Rank change year-on-year -36 -33 +113
Contract jobs citing Ruby 225 252 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.36% 1.58% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.44% 4.52% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 160 254
South East median daily rate £500 £482 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +7.03% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £363
90th Percentile £660 £625 £600
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.61% +114.39% -77.50%
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.64 £8.90
90th Percentile £42.65 £38.19 £38.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £9.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +344.44% +12.50%

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 6,541 5,577 6,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.48% 34.97% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,070 3,362 4,089
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £275
90th Percentile £568 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 166 236
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £18.85 £16.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +4.17%

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 21 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the South East over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 August 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 -39 89 £488 +2.63% 28
West Sussex +8 45 £520 +5.18% 3
Hampshire +1 42 £500 +2.56% 18
Buckinghamshire -17 42 £500 - 3
Surrey -34 38 £506 +6.58% 14
Berkshire -16 33 £450 +2.86% 7
Oxfordshire -15 14 £545 +28.24% 18
East Sussex +8 11 £550 +35.38% 2
Kent +3 1 - - 6
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 139 (61.78%) Python
2 134 (59.56%) Linux
3 131 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (53.78%) Java
5 120 (53.33%) DevOps
6 110 (48.89%) Jenkins
7 101 (44.89%) Git (software)
8 79 (35.11%) Test Automation
8 79 (35.11%) Open Source
9 73 (32.44%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (29.78%) Amazon AWS
11 64 (28.44%) REST
12 62 (27.56%) JSON
12 62 (27.56%) JIRA
13 61 (27.11%) Configuration Management
14 59 (26.22%) JavaScript
15 57 (25.33%) Puppet
15 57 (25.33%) Docker
16 54 (24.00%) TDD
16 54 (24.00%) Scala
17 51 (22.67%) SQL
17 51 (22.67%) Scrum
18 50 (22.22%) Groovy
18 50 (22.22%) Bash Shell
19 48 (21.33%) NoSQL
20 46 (20.44%) Perl
21 43 (19.11%) Windows
21 43 (19.11%) HTTP
22 42 (18.67%) CSS
22 42 (18.67%) Ruby on Rails

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 39 (17.33%) Confluence
2 35 (15.56%) Tomcat
3 20 (8.89%) nginx
4 16 (7.11%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (4.44%) Apache
7 8 (3.56%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.67%) JBoss
8 6 (2.67%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.78%) CMS
10 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.33%) SAS
11 2 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.44%) Drupal
12 1 (0.44%) GemFire
12 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.11%) HipChat
2 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Magento
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (29.78%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (15.11%) OpenShift
3 27 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (11.11%) GitHub
5 22 (9.78%) PaaS
6 16 (7.11%) Google Analytics
7 9 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (4.00%) IaaS
7 9 (4.00%) SaaS
8 7 (3.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (3.11%) Datadog
8 7 (3.11%) Slack
9 5 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.89%) Akamai
10 2 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.89%) Force.com
10 2 (0.89%) npm
10 2 (0.89%) Quay.io
10 2 (0.89%) Serverless
11 1 (0.44%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 43 (19.11%) HTTP
2 30 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.00%) SSL
4 9 (4.00%) MPLS
5 8 (3.56%) Internet
6 6 (2.67%) BGP
6 6 (2.67%) OSPF
7 4 (1.78%) DNS
8 3 (1.33%) DHCP
8 3 (1.33%) L2TP
9 2 (0.89%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.89%) Firewall
10 1 (0.44%) DMZ
10 1 (0.44%) DVB
10 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.44%) NAS
10 1 (0.44%) SAN
10 1 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.33%) NoSQL
2 36 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 31 (13.78%) MySQL
4 24 (10.67%) Relational Database
5 21 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (6.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (6.22%) Redis
7 10 (4.44%) SQL Server
8 9 (4.00%) NuoDB
9 7 (3.11%) Big Data
10 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.33%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.89%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.44%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.44%) DB2
12 1 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 110 (48.89%) Jenkins
2 101 (44.89%) Git (software)
3 62 (27.56%) JIRA
4 35 (15.56%) Selenium
5 28 (12.44%) Cucumber
6 25 (11.11%) JUnit
7 22 (9.78%) Vagrant
8 19 (8.44%) Ant
8 19 (8.44%) Subversion
9 18 (8.00%) IntelliJ
10 17 (7.56%) Bitbucket
11 16 (7.11%) Gatling
11 16 (7.11%) RSpec
12 14 (6.22%) Artifactory
13 12 (5.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (4.44%) Calabash
14 10 (4.44%) GitLab
14 10 (4.44%) Grunt
14 10 (4.44%) gulp
14 10 (4.44%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 36 (16.00%) Finance
2 9 (4.00%) Banking
3 6 (2.67%) Automotive
3 6 (2.67%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.22%) Law
4 5 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.33%) Games
6 2 (0.89%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (32.44%) Developer
2 65 (28.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (16.44%) AWS Engineer
4 33 (14.67%) Scala Developer
5 30 (13.33%) AWS DevOps
6 28 (12.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 28 (12.44%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.67%) Analyst
8 13 (5.78%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 11 (4.89%) Architect
10 10 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.44%) Ruby Developer
10 10 (4.44%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
12 8 (3.56%) Agile Developer
12 8 (3.56%) Java Scala Developer
12 8 (3.56%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.56%) Tester
13 7 (3.11%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (28.44%) REST
2 62 (27.56%) JSON
3 42 (18.67%) CSS
3 42 (18.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 37 (16.44%) HTML
4 37 (16.44%) Play Framework
5 35 (15.56%) Web Services
6 34 (15.11%) SOAP
7 33 (14.67%) RESTful
8 31 (13.78%) XML
9 29 (12.89%) HTML5
10 28 (12.44%) Node.js
10 28 (12.44%) Spring
11 23 (10.22%) Ajax
11 23 (10.22%) Django
12 22 (9.78%) CSS3
13 20 (8.89%) Gherkin
14 18 (8.00%) Guice
15 16 (7.11%) Servlets
15 16 (7.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 9 (4.00%) Mobile App
1 9 (4.00%) User Experience
2 8 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.11%) iPad
3 7 (3.11%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.78%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.33%) e-Health
7 2 (0.89%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.44%) Fintech
8 1 (0.44%) IPTV
8 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 134 (59.56%) Linux
2 43 (19.11%) Windows
3 27 (12.00%) Ubuntu
4 21 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (7.56%) Unix
6 13 (5.78%) CentOS
7 7 (3.11%) CoreOS
8 6 (2.67%) Solaris
9 3 (1.33%) Android
9 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.33%) Debian
10 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.44%) AIX
11 1 (0.44%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (53.33%) DevOps
3 79 (35.11%) Open Source
3 79 (35.11%) Test Automation
4 73 (32.44%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (27.11%) Configuration Management
6 54 (24.00%) TDD
7 51 (22.67%) Scrum
8 34 (15.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 33 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (9.33%) MVC
11 20 (8.89%) Analytics
11 20 (8.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 19 (8.44%) BDD
12 19 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (7.56%) Kanban
13 17 (7.56%) Microservices
13 17 (7.56%) Responsive Web Design
13 17 (7.56%) Web Design
14 15 (6.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 139 (61.78%) Python
2 121 (53.78%) Java
3 59 (26.22%) JavaScript
4 54 (24.00%) Scala
5 51 (22.67%) SQL
6 50 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 50 (22.22%) Groovy
7 46 (20.44%) Perl
8 35 (15.56%) C#
9 21 (9.33%) Go
10 18 (8.00%) Haskell
10 18 (8.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (4.00%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.11%) VB
13 6 (2.67%) C++
14 5 (2.22%) PHP
15 3 (1.33%) Apex Code
15 3 (1.33%) Java 8
15 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.67%) Degree
5 5 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.89%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) GCP
2 2 (0.89%) GDPR
3 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 57 (25.33%) Docker
2 3 (1.33%) HDFS
3 2 (0.89%) Ceph
3 2 (0.89%) etcd
3 2 (0.89%) flannel
3 2 (0.89%) GlusterFS
3 2 (0.89%) SkyDNS
3 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.44%) vCloud
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.44%) vSphere
4 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (25.33%) Puppet
2 39 (17.33%) Kubernetes
2 39 (17.33%) Terraform
3 37 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (15.56%) Ansible
5 21 (9.33%) Kibana
6 16 (7.11%) Grafana
7 15 (6.67%) Packer
8 10 (4.44%) Nagios
9 7 (3.11%) HAProxy
9 7 (3.11%) Mesos
10 6 (2.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 6 (2.67%) CSIRT
10 6 (2.67%) HP ALM
11 5 (2.22%) SCCM
12 3 (1.33%) Capistrano
12 3 (1.33%) Salt
12 3 (1.33%) SELinux
13 2 (0.89%) logstash
13 2 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (18.22%) Google
2 12 (5.33%) Adobe
3 11 (4.89%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.44%) IBM
4 10 (4.44%) Oracle
4 10 (4.44%) VMware
5 9 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.56%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.11%) Cloudera
7 7 (3.11%) New Relic
7 7 (3.11%) PagerDuty
7 7 (3.11%) Splunk
8 6 (2.67%) Cisco
8 6 (2.67%) webMethods
9 4 (1.78%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.33%) CA
10 3 (1.33%) NetApp
10 3 (1.33%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.89%) Sitecore