Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 150 154
Rank change year-on-year -70 +4 +71
Contract jobs citing Ruby 178 268 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 1.59% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.58% 4.51% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 170 205
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £338
90th Percentile £660 £639 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.61% +92.95% -
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.64 £8.60
90th Percentile £55.65 £38.19 £12.20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +250.00% +25.00%

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 6,888 5,937 5,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.15% 35.19% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,447 3,705 3,622
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 166 223
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.84 £18.53 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.88 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -61 55 £494 -1.25% 29
West Sussex +5 48 £539 +21.21% 3
Surrey -28 31 £500 -6.98% 12
Hampshire -14 28 £500 +5.26% 15
Buckinghamshire -35 25 £500 - 3
Berkshire -26 19 £488 +18.18% 12
East Sussex 0 13 £550 +29.41% 3
Oxfordshire +12 11 £563 +40.63% 14
Kent -9 3 - - 5
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 123 (69.10%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (62.36%) Linux
3 109 (61.24%) Python
4 90 (50.56%) Java
5 88 (49.44%) Jenkins
6 81 (45.51%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (44.94%) Git (software)
8 76 (42.70%) Test Automation
8 76 (42.70%) DevOps
9 73 (41.01%) Open Source
10 71 (39.89%) Configuration Management
11 62 (34.83%) Scrum
12 60 (33.71%) Scala
12 60 (33.71%) JSON
13 59 (33.15%) REST
14 56 (31.46%) JavaScript
15 55 (30.90%) HTTP
16 51 (28.65%) JIRA
16 51 (28.65%) Google
17 49 (27.53%) Puppet
18 48 (26.97%) TDD
19 47 (26.40%) Play Framework
19 47 (26.40%) Problem-Solving
20 46 (25.84%) Docker
21 44 (24.72%) Ruby on Rails
21 44 (24.72%) RESTful
21 44 (24.72%) Windows
22 41 (23.03%) Perl
22 41 (23.03%) NoSQL
23 40 (22.47%) Spring

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 36 (20.22%) Confluence
2 26 (14.61%) Tomcat
3 23 (12.92%) nginx
4 10 (5.62%) Apache
5 8 (4.49%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (4.49%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.37%) JBoss
7 5 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.69%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.69%) SAS
9 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.12%) GemFire
10 1 (0.56%) CMS
10 1 (0.56%) Drupal
10 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (10.11%) GitHub
4 17 (9.55%) Google Analytics
4 17 (9.55%) PaaS
5 14 (7.87%) OpenShift
6 12 (6.74%) IaaS
7 7 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (3.93%) SaaS
8 6 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.25%) Datadog
10 3 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.69%) Slack
11 2 (1.12%) Akamai
11 2 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.12%) npm
11 2 (1.12%) Quay.io
11 2 (1.12%) Serverless
12 1 (0.56%) Apigee
12 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (30.90%) HTTP
2 32 (17.98%) TCP/IP
3 19 (10.67%) SSL
4 11 (6.18%) MPLS
5 9 (5.06%) DNS
5 9 (5.06%) Internet
6 6 (3.37%) BGP
6 6 (3.37%) DHCP
6 6 (3.37%) Firewall
6 6 (3.37%) OSPF
7 5 (2.81%) L2TP
8 4 (2.25%) DMZ
9 2 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (1.12%) FTP
9 2 (1.12%) NAS
9 2 (1.12%) SAN
10 1 (0.56%) DSL
10 1 (0.56%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.03%) NoSQL
2 36 (20.22%) Relational Database
3 29 (16.29%) MongoDB
4 17 (9.55%) MySQL
4 17 (9.55%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.49%) Redis
7 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.25%) NuoDB
8 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.69%) Sqoop
10 2 (1.12%) Big Data
10 2 (1.12%) DB2
11 1 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 88 (49.44%) Jenkins
2 80 (44.94%) Git (software)
3 51 (28.65%) JIRA
4 36 (20.22%) JUnit
5 33 (18.54%) Cucumber
6 32 (17.98%) Selenium
7 30 (16.85%) Subversion
8 20 (11.24%) IntelliJ
9 19 (10.67%) Ant
9 19 (10.67%) Hudson
10 17 (9.55%) Gatling
11 12 (6.74%) Grunt
11 12 (6.74%) gulp
12 11 (6.18%) Karma Test Runner
12 11 (6.18%) Sublime Text
13 9 (5.06%) Eclipse
14 8 (4.49%) Calabash
15 7 (3.93%) GitLab
16 6 (3.37%) Bitbucket
16 6 (3.37%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (8.99%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Banking
2 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.25%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.69%) Automotive
4 3 (1.69%) Law
4 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Avionics
6 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (42.70%) Developer
2 39 (21.91%) Scala Developer
3 38 (21.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (12.92%) Java Developer
5 19 (10.67%) Agile Developer
6 18 (10.11%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (8.43%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (7.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 12 (6.74%) Analyst
10 9 (5.06%) Ruby Developer
11 8 (4.49%) Architect
11 8 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Java Scala Developer
11 8 (4.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 7 (3.93%) Automation Tester
12 7 (3.93%) Incident Analyst
12 7 (3.93%) Security Analyst
12 7 (3.93%) Security Incident Analyst
12 7 (3.93%) Tester
13 6 (3.37%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (33.71%) JSON
2 59 (33.15%) REST
3 47 (26.40%) Play Framework
4 44 (24.72%) RESTful
4 44 (24.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 40 (22.47%) Spring
6 38 (21.35%) CSS
7 35 (19.66%) Django
8 33 (18.54%) HTML
9 30 (16.85%) Guice
10 28 (15.73%) Spring MVC
11 26 (14.61%) HTML5
12 24 (13.48%) Node.js
13 21 (11.80%) Gherkin
14 20 (11.24%) SOAP
14 20 (11.24%) XML
15 19 (10.67%) Ajax
15 19 (10.67%) CSS3
15 19 (10.67%) Web Services
16 17 (9.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
1 10 (5.62%) User Experience
2 9 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.93%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.12%) CMDB
6 2 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) IPTV
7 1 (0.56%) Life Science
7 1 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 111 (62.36%) Linux
2 44 (24.72%) Windows
3 23 (12.92%) Ubuntu
4 14 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.74%) Unix
6 7 (3.93%) CoreOS
7 6 (3.37%) CentOS
7 6 (3.37%) Solaris
8 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.69%) Android
10 2 (1.12%) AIX
10 2 (1.12%) Debian
10 2 (1.12%) Fedora
10 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (69.10%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.51%) Continuous Integration
3 76 (42.70%) DevOps
3 76 (42.70%) Test Automation
4 73 (41.01%) Open Source
5 71 (39.89%) Configuration Management
6 62 (34.83%) Scrum
7 48 (26.97%) TDD
8 47 (26.40%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (18.54%) BDD
10 30 (16.85%) Kanban
11 29 (16.29%) Responsive Web Design
11 29 (16.29%) Web Design
12 28 (15.73%) MVC
13 27 (15.17%) OWASP
14 23 (12.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (12.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 23 (12.92%) Pair Programming
15 20 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (11.24%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 109 (61.24%) Python
2 90 (50.56%) Java
3 60 (33.71%) Scala
4 56 (31.46%) JavaScript
5 41 (23.03%) Perl
6 37 (20.79%) Bash Shell
7 34 (19.10%) SQL
8 31 (17.42%) C#
9 25 (14.04%) Groovy
10 17 (9.55%) Haskell
11 12 (6.74%) Go
12 11 (6.18%) C++
13 10 (5.62%) PHP
13 10 (5.62%) PowerShell
14 8 (4.49%) Shell Script
15 4 (2.25%) Apple Swift
15 4 (2.25%) VB
16 3 (1.69%) Java 8
16 3 (1.69%) R
17 2 (1.12%) Rust
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) BPSS Clearance
2 17 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.81%) Degree
5 4 (2.25%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (25.84%) Docker
2 5 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.69%) HDFS
5 2 (1.12%) Ceph
5 2 (1.12%) etcd
5 2 (1.12%) flannel
5 2 (1.12%) GlusterFS
5 2 (1.12%) SkyDNS
5 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.56%) vCloud
6 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (27.53%) Puppet
2 26 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (14.04%) Ansible
3 25 (14.04%) Kubernetes
4 23 (12.92%) Kibana
5 22 (12.36%) Terraform
6 17 (9.55%) Grafana
7 6 (3.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 6 (3.37%) CSIRT
7 6 (3.37%) HAProxy
7 6 (3.37%) Nagios
8 5 (2.81%) SCCM
9 4 (2.25%) Packer
10 3 (1.69%) Rancher
11 2 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.12%) Prometheus
11 2 (1.12%) QRadar
11 2 (1.12%) rkt
11 2 (1.12%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 51 (28.65%) Google
2 15 (8.43%) Oracle
3 12 (6.74%) Adobe
4 10 (5.62%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.62%) VMware
5 9 (5.06%) Splunk
6 8 (4.49%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.37%) webMethods
8 5 (2.81%) IBM
9 3 (1.69%) Cisco
9 3 (1.69%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.69%) New Relic
9 3 (1.69%) PagerDuty
10 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.12%) F5
10 2 (1.12%) Lancope
10 2 (1.12%) McAfee
10 2 (1.12%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.12%) Xamarin