Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 235 167
Rank change year-on-year +18 -68 -14
Contract jobs citing Ruby 117 168 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 0.99% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.56% 2.40% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 65 167
South East median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £383 £347 £363
90th Percentile £550 £660 £643
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
South East median hourly rate - £62.50 £19.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +223.92% +92.95%
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -24.29% +28.93% +171.48%

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 4,572 6,988 5,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.36% 41.30% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,791 4,490 3,676
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 171 167
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £18.00 £22.75 £16.77
90th Percentile £73.75 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.48% +3.90%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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
West Sussex +1 28 £488 -9.62% 7
Thames Valley +2 27 £459 -5.95% 20
Surrey +46 26 £500 - 16
Hampshire +14 19 £500 - 26
Berkshire +18 17 £450 -7.69% 9
East Sussex +16 15 £725 +31.82% 7
Oxfordshire +27 8 £475 -1.55% 6
Kent +11 2 £391 - 3
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £338 -32.50% 5
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 65 (55.56%) Python
2 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (40.17%) Linux
4 46 (39.32%) DevOps
5 44 (37.61%) Test Automation
6 39 (33.33%) Java
6 39 (33.33%) Docker
7 37 (31.62%) Bash Shell
8 34 (29.06%) JavaScript
8 34 (29.06%) CSS
9 33 (28.21%) HTML
10 29 (24.79%) Google
10 29 (24.79%) Puppet
10 29 (24.79%) Node.js
11 27 (23.08%) Scala
11 27 (23.08%) Configuration Management
12 26 (22.22%) Perl
12 26 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
13 25 (21.37%) Spring
13 25 (21.37%) AWS
13 25 (21.37%) Jenkins
14 24 (20.51%) HTTP
15 23 (19.66%) Web Development
15 23 (19.66%) Scrum
16 22 (18.80%) REST
16 22 (18.80%) Ansible
16 22 (18.80%) JSON
17 21 (17.95%) Git (software)
17 21 (17.95%) C#

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 13 (11.11%) Apache
2 11 (9.40%) nginx
3 10 (8.55%) JBoss
4 9 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.84%) WebLogic
6 6 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (4.27%) Confluence
7 5 (4.27%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.42%) Drupal
8 4 (3.42%) IIS
8 4 (3.42%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.71%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.71%) FileNet
11 1 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.37%) AWS
2 20 (17.09%) Azure
3 14 (11.97%) GitHub
4 11 (9.40%) GCP
5 8 (6.84%) Google Analytics
5 8 (6.84%) Heroku
6 6 (5.13%) PaaS
7 5 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (4.27%) Office 365
7 5 (4.27%) Serverless
8 4 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.56%) IaaS
9 3 (2.56%) Mimecast
9 3 (2.56%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.71%) TestFlight
11 1 (0.85%) Akamai
11 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.51%) HTTP
2 14 (11.97%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.69%) SSL
4 8 (6.84%) DNS
5 6 (5.13%) Firewall
5 6 (5.13%) SSH
6 5 (4.27%) Internet
7 4 (3.42%) DVB
8 3 (2.56%) AMQP
9 2 (1.71%) IPsec
9 2 (1.71%) LAN
9 2 (1.71%) VPN
9 2 (1.71%) WAN
10 1 (0.85%) DHCP
10 1 (0.85%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.85%) SMTP
10 1 (0.85%) SNMP
10 1 (0.85%) VoIP
10 1 (0.85%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.53%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.82%) NoSQL
3 12 (10.26%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
5 9 (7.69%) MySQL
6 8 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.42%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.56%) MOLAP
8 3 (2.56%) Redis
8 3 (2.56%) ROLAP
9 2 (1.71%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (1.71%) QGIS
9 2 (1.71%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.85%) Power BI
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (21.37%) Jenkins
2 21 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 19 (16.24%) JIRA
4 15 (12.82%) Selenium
5 14 (11.97%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.84%) Ant
6 8 (6.84%) Bitbucket
6 8 (6.84%) Gatling
6 8 (6.84%) Grunt
6 8 (6.84%) gulp
6 8 (6.84%) IntelliJ
6 8 (6.84%) JUnit
6 8 (6.84%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (6.84%) Sublime Text
7 7 (5.98%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.27%) Artifactory
9 4 (3.42%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.56%) Gerrit
10 3 (2.56%) Sourcetree
10 3 (2.56%) TestRail
General
1 6 (5.13%) Finance
1 6 (5.13%) Public Sector
2 2 (1.71%) Front Office
2 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.85%) Electronics
3 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (35.90%) Developer
2 23 (19.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (15.38%) Scala Developer
4 7 (5.98%) Administrator
4 7 (5.98%) Test Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 5 (4.27%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (4.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Automation Tester
7 4 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Data Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Ruby Developer
7 4 (3.42%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.06%) CSS
2 33 (28.21%) HTML
3 29 (24.79%) Node.js
4 26 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 25 (21.37%) Spring
6 22 (18.80%) JSON
6 22 (18.80%) REST
7 21 (17.95%) HTML5
7 21 (17.95%) Play Framework
8 15 (12.82%) AngularJS
8 15 (12.82%) Django
9 14 (11.97%) Ajax
9 14 (11.97%) CSS3
9 14 (11.97%) RESTful
10 13 (11.11%) Guice
11 12 (10.26%) jQuery
11 12 (10.26%) Spring MVC
11 12 (10.26%) XML
12 11 (9.40%) React
13 9 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (5.13%) Clustering
3 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.42%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (3.42%) IPTV
3 4 (3.42%) STB
4 3 (2.56%) User Experience
5 2 (1.71%) CMDB
5 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (40.17%) Linux
2 19 (16.24%) Windows
3 16 (13.68%) Unix
4 11 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.13%) VMS
7 4 (3.42%) CentOS
7 4 (3.42%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (39.32%) DevOps
3 44 (37.61%) Test Automation
4 27 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 26 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (19.66%) Scrum
6 23 (19.66%) Web Development
7 20 (17.09%) Open Source
7 20 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (15.38%) MVC
9 14 (11.97%) Service Design
9 14 (11.97%) TDD
10 13 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
11 12 (10.26%) Analytics
12 11 (9.40%) Microservices
12 11 (9.40%) SDET
13 9 (7.69%) SDLC
14 8 (6.84%) Lean Software Development
14 8 (6.84%) Network Virtualisation
14 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (55.56%) Python
2 39 (33.33%) Java
3 37 (31.62%) Bash Shell
4 34 (29.06%) JavaScript
5 27 (23.08%) Scala
6 26 (22.22%) Perl
7 21 (17.95%) C#
8 19 (16.24%) SQL
9 14 (11.97%) PowerShell
10 13 (11.11%) Go
11 12 (10.26%) PHP
12 9 (7.69%) Groovy
12 9 (7.69%) TypeScript
13 8 (6.84%) C++
13 8 (6.84%) Haskell
14 3 (2.56%) C
14 3 (2.56%) VBScript
15 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.84%) Degree
2 7 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) RHCSA
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.71%) RHCE
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.56%) NCSC
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (33.33%) Docker
2 11 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.27%) vSphere
6 4 (3.42%) NFS
7 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (2.56%) vCloud
7 3 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (24.79%) Puppet
2 22 (18.80%) Ansible
3 15 (12.82%) Kubernetes
3 15 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (12.82%) Terraform
4 11 (9.40%) Kibana
5 8 (6.84%) Grafana
6 6 (5.13%) Nagios
6 6 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (2.56%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (2.56%) logstash
7 3 (2.56%) OpenView
7 3 (2.56%) Salt
7 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.71%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.71%) Perfmon
8 2 (1.71%) WSUS
9 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (24.79%) Google
2 14 (11.97%) VMware
3 8 (6.84%) Adobe
3 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.84%) SolarWinds
4 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.98%) webMethods
5 6 (5.13%) Splunk
6 5 (4.27%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (3.42%) Coverity
7 4 (3.42%) Huawei
7 4 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.56%) HP
8 3 (2.56%) New Relic
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle
8 3 (2.56%) Veritas
9 2 (1.71%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.71%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.71%) SaltStack