Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 219 227
Rank change year-on-year +74 +8 -68
Contract jobs citing Ruby 34 119 168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.90% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.67% 2.54% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 80 65
Median daily rate £459 £481 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £369 £375 £347
90th Percentile £610 £551 £660
England median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £62.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -24.29% -

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 1,273 4,676 6,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.85% 35.35% 41.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 2,850 4,458
Median daily rate £450 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.02% +3.88%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £585 £588 £575
England median daily rate £485 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 153 169
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.05 £22.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £73.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £37.93 £43.50 £42.19
% change year-on-year -12.82% +3.11% +5.48%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Hampshire +61 16 £388 -22.50% 6
Thames Valley +87 8 £425 -10.53% 15
Berkshire +78 6 £525 +13.51% 4
West Sussex +15 6 £500 +2.56% 1
Surrey +41 2 £450 -12.20% 3
Oxfordshire +30 2 £425 -10.53% 7
Sussex - 1 £468 -
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 24 (70.59%) Linux
2 19 (55.88%) JavaScript
3 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (38.24%) AWS
4 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (35.29%) JSON
4 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 12 (35.29%) Docker
4 12 (35.29%) Adobe
4 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 12 (35.29%) Python
4 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (35.29%) Kubernetes
5 11 (32.35%) React
5 11 (32.35%) Java
5 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (32.35%) DevOps
6 10 (29.41%) GitHub
6 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (29.41%) Terraform
6 10 (29.41%) Microservices
7 8 (23.53%) Scrum
7 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 8 (23.53%) Scala
7 8 (23.53%) Node.js
7 8 (23.53%) Go
7 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (20.59%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (20.59%) Serverless

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 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (11.76%) nginx
3 3 (8.82%) Apache
3 3 (8.82%) Confluence
4 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) AWS
2 10 (29.41%) GitHub
3 7 (20.59%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (20.59%) Serverless
4 6 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (17.65%) Amazon S3
4 6 (17.65%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (17.65%) AWS CloudTrail
4 6 (17.65%) AWS CodePipeline
4 6 (17.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (14.71%) AWS CodeBuild
6 3 (8.82%) Amazon EKS
6 3 (8.82%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (8.82%) AWS CodeDeploy
6 3 (8.82%) Route 53
7 2 (5.88%) GCP
8 1 (2.94%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (2.94%) Azure
8 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (8.82%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (17.65%) GitLab
2 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.65%) Spinnaker
3 4 (11.76%) JIRA
4 3 (8.82%) Bitbucket
4 3 (8.82%) Terragrunt
5 1 (2.94%) Selenium
5 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.94%) Automotive
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) Systems Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (14.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (8.82%) Architect
7 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) JSON
2 11 (32.35%) React
3 8 (23.53%) Node.js
4 6 (17.65%) RESTful
4 6 (17.65%) Web Services
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (8.82%) HTML
5 3 (8.82%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (5.88%) Grok
7 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.94%) CSS
7 1 (2.94%) jQuery
7 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Cloud Native
1 3 (8.82%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) Linux
2 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.65%) Unix
4 3 (8.82%) CentOS
4 3 (8.82%) Debian
4 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (32.35%) DevOps
2 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (29.41%) Microservices
3 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 8 (23.53%) Scrum
4 6 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (17.65%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (17.65%) Immutable Infrastructure
4 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Observability
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (14.71%) Kanban
5 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) JavaScript
2 12 (35.29%) Python
3 11 (32.35%) Java
4 8 (23.53%) Go
4 8 (23.53%) Scala
5 7 (20.59%) PHP
6 5 (14.71%) Java 8
6 5 (14.71%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) C#
8 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.82%) Perl
9 2 (5.88%) C++
10 1 (2.94%) C
10 1 (2.94%) ES6
10 1 (2.94%) ES7
10 1 (2.94%) Haskell
10 1 (2.94%) Rust
10 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) AWS Certification
3 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Docker
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) PowerDNS
3 1 (2.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) Kubernetes
2 10 (29.41%) Terraform
3 5 (14.71%) Kibana
3 5 (14.71%) Packer
3 5 (14.71%) Puppet
4 4 (11.76%) Ansible
5 3 (8.82%) Prometheus
6 2 (5.88%) logstash
7 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.94%) Nagios
7 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Adobe
1 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.88%) CyberArk
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) Rackspace