Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 170 109
Rank change year-on-year +8 -61 +96
Contract jobs citing Ruby 248 195 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.48% 1.27% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.97% 3.71% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 131 247
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +14.65%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £328
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £23.25
10th Percentile £42.50 - £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 - £38.23
England median hourly rate £48.75 £52.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +38.16% -5.00%

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 6,250 5,252 6,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.37% 34.32% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,801 3,180 4,004
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +9.86%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £269
90th Percentile £563 £538 £530
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 168 230
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.83 £15.43 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £72.03 £51.38
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -27 83 £425 -10.53% 32
Hampshire +31 60 £481 +6.94% 28
Surrey -10 58 £475 +11.76% 10
Berkshire -9 37 £425 -15.00% 14
West Sussex -12 34 £500 -2.25% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 31 £500 +5.26% 6
Oxfordshire -9 15 £413 -17.50% 12
East Sussex +4 5 £525 +35.48% 3
Middlesex -4 3 £400 +88.24%
Kent +6 1 - - 7
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 138 (55.65%) Python
1 138 (55.65%) DevOps
2 136 (54.84%) Linux
3 129 (52.02%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (45.16%) Jenkins
5 104 (41.94%) Java
6 99 (39.92%) Git (software)
7 72 (29.03%) Test Automation
8 70 (28.23%) Amazon AWS
9 69 (27.82%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (24.60%) JIRA
11 60 (24.19%) Open Source
11 60 (24.19%) REST
12 58 (23.39%) JavaScript
13 57 (22.98%) Opscode Chef
14 56 (22.58%) Puppet
15 54 (21.77%) Configuration Management
16 53 (21.37%) JSON
16 53 (21.37%) Bash Shell
17 52 (20.97%) Docker
17 52 (20.97%) TDD
18 49 (19.76%) Scrum
18 49 (19.76%) Perl
19 48 (19.35%) Groovy
20 47 (18.95%) Terraform
21 43 (17.34%) Ruby on Rails
21 43 (17.34%) CSS
22 42 (16.94%) Windows
22 42 (16.94%) MySQL
23 41 (16.53%) Ansible

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 33 (13.31%) Confluence
2 23 (9.27%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (4.03%) nginx
4 9 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.23%) CMS
6 7 (2.82%) Apache
7 6 (2.42%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.42%) WordPress
8 4 (1.61%) Drupal
8 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.21%) JBoss
10 2 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.63%) HipChat
2 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 70 (28.23%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (14.52%) OpenShift
3 29 (11.69%) GitHub
4 25 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (7.66%) PaaS
6 13 (5.24%) IaaS
7 11 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (3.23%) Google Analytics
9 5 (2.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (2.02%) SaaS
9 5 (2.02%) Serverless
10 4 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.61%) Datadog
10 4 (1.61%) Slack
11 3 (1.21%) Akamai
12 2 (0.81%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.81%) Force.com
13 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.27%) HTTP
2 15 (6.05%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.03%) SSL
4 7 (2.82%) SMS
5 4 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) AMQP
6 1 (0.40%) BGP
6 1 (0.40%) DVB
6 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.40%) MPLS
6 1 (0.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.94%) MySQL
2 32 (12.90%) MongoDB
3 28 (11.29%) NoSQL
4 24 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (7.66%) Relational Database
6 16 (6.45%) Redis
7 13 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.23%) Big Data
8 8 (3.23%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.82%) NuoDB
10 4 (1.61%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.61%) Power BI
11 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.81%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 112 (45.16%) Jenkins
2 99 (39.92%) Git (software)
3 61 (24.60%) JIRA
4 31 (12.50%) Bitbucket
4 31 (12.50%) Selenium
5 27 (10.89%) Vagrant
6 24 (9.68%) RSpec
7 19 (7.66%) JUnit
8 18 (7.26%) Artifactory
9 16 (6.45%) Cucumber
10 15 (6.05%) Subversion
11 12 (4.84%) SoapUI
12 11 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (4.03%) Ant
14 9 (3.63%) Calabash
14 9 (3.63%) IntelliJ
15 8 (3.23%) Gatling
16 7 (2.82%) GitLab
16 7 (2.82%) Grunt
16 7 (2.82%) gulp
General
1 37 (14.92%) Finance
2 11 (4.44%) Banking
3 4 (1.61%) Automotive
3 4 (1.61%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.61%) Games
3 4 (1.61%) Law
3 4 (1.61%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.21%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.81%) Marketing
5 2 (0.81%) Publishing
5 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (31.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 64 (25.81%) Developer
3 33 (13.31%) AWS Engineer
4 29 (11.69%) AWS DevOps
5 28 (11.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 26 (10.48%) Scala Developer
7 16 (6.45%) Java Developer
8 15 (6.05%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (5.24%) Architect
10 11 (4.44%) Ruby Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 9 (3.63%) Ruby Developer
12 9 (3.63%) Tester
13 8 (3.23%) Automation Tester
13 8 (3.23%) Java Software Developer
13 8 (3.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 8 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 8 (3.23%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.19%) REST
2 53 (21.37%) JSON
3 43 (17.34%) CSS
3 43 (17.34%) Ruby on Rails
4 40 (16.13%) HTML
5 32 (12.90%) HTML5
6 31 (12.50%) SOAP
7 28 (11.29%) Ajax
7 28 (11.29%) Web Services
8 26 (10.48%) XML
9 24 (9.68%) CSS3
10 23 (9.27%) Node.js
10 23 (9.27%) RESTful
11 21 (8.47%) Play Framework
12 15 (6.05%) AngularJS
12 15 (6.05%) Spring
12 15 (6.05%) YAML
13 14 (5.65%) React
14 13 (5.24%) Django
14 13 (5.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.24%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.63%) iPad
4 8 (3.23%) User Experience
5 6 (2.42%) Fintech
5 6 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.21%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.21%) e-Health
9 2 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.81%) PKI
10 1 (0.40%) CMDB
10 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.40%) IPTV
10 1 (0.40%) Social Media
10 1 (0.40%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 136 (54.84%) Linux
2 42 (16.94%) Windows
3 24 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (7.26%) Ubuntu
5 17 (6.85%) CentOS
6 12 (4.84%) Unix
7 3 (1.21%) Android
7 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.21%) Debian
8 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (55.65%) DevOps
2 129 (52.02%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (29.03%) Test Automation
4 69 (27.82%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (24.19%) Open Source
6 54 (21.77%) Configuration Management
7 52 (20.97%) TDD
8 49 (19.76%) Scrum
9 23 (9.27%) OO
10 22 (8.87%) Collaborative Working
10 22 (8.87%) Functional Testing
10 22 (8.87%) ITIL
11 21 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (7.26%) Analytics
14 17 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (6.45%) User Stories
16 15 (6.05%) Unit Testing
17 14 (5.65%) Kanban
18 13 (5.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 138 (55.65%) Python
2 104 (41.94%) Java
3 58 (23.39%) JavaScript
4 53 (21.37%) Bash Shell
5 49 (19.76%) Perl
6 48 (19.35%) Groovy
7 40 (16.13%) SQL
8 34 (13.71%) Scala
9 32 (12.90%) C#
10 25 (10.08%) PowerShell
11 19 (7.66%) Go
12 16 (6.45%) PHP
13 11 (4.44%) Shell Script
14 10 (4.03%) Haskell
15 9 (3.63%) Apex Code
15 9 (3.63%) C++
16 6 (2.42%) PL/SQL
16 6 (2.42%) VB
17 2 (0.81%) Apple Swift
18 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.84%) Degree
4 10 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.08%) QA
System Software
1 52 (20.97%) Docker
2 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.81%) vSphere
3 1 (0.40%) vCloud
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (22.98%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (22.58%) Puppet
3 47 (18.95%) Terraform
4 41 (16.53%) Ansible
5 34 (13.71%) Kubernetes
6 21 (8.47%) Packer
7 9 (3.63%) Grafana
8 8 (3.23%) Kibana
9 7 (2.82%) Mesos
10 6 (2.42%) HP ALM
10 6 (2.42%) Nagios
11 5 (2.02%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.21%) Capistrano
12 3 (1.21%) Salt
12 3 (1.21%) SELinux
13 2 (0.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 2 (0.81%) CSIRT
14 1 (0.40%) Graphite
Vendors
1 27 (10.89%) Google
2 20 (8.06%) Red Hat
3 15 (6.05%) Atlassian
4 14 (5.65%) VMware
5 10 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.23%) New Relic
7 7 (2.82%) Cloudera
7 7 (2.82%) IBM
7 7 (2.82%) Oracle
8 5 (2.02%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.61%) Adobe
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco
9 4 (1.61%) PagerDuty
9 4 (1.61%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.21%) CA
10 3 (1.21%) NetApp
10 3 (1.21%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.21%) Splunk
10 3 (1.21%) webMethods
11 2 (0.81%) Sitecore