Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 156 214
Rank change year-on-year 0 +58 +28
Contract jobs citing Ruby 264 257 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.55% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.45% 4.38% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 201 137
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £300
90th Percentile £639 £526 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
South East median hourly rate £19.30 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.95% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
% 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 5934 5866 6680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.26% 35.28% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3686 3581 4148
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 218 249
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.48 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +48 146 £500 +11.11% 20
Buckinghamshire +40 87 £500 +17.65% 4
Berkshire +11 38 £413 -2.37% 12
Surrey -53 37 £538 +19.44% 6
West Sussex -6 32 £445 -6.32% 5
Hampshire -7 22 £475 +15.15% 12
Oxfordshire -6 21 £400 -11.11% 4
Kent -8 13 £650 +6.12% 3
East Sussex -6 4 £425 -2.86% 1
Middlesex +4 3 £425 -
Sussex -1 3 £525 +5.00% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 142 (53.79%) Java
1 142 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (46.59%) Python
3 97 (36.74%) Linux
4 88 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 87 (32.95%) TDD
6 84 (31.82%) Jenkins
7 79 (29.92%) Amazon AWS
8 77 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (26.52%) DevOps
9 70 (26.52%) Microservices
10 65 (24.62%) JavaScript
11 62 (23.48%) Finance
11 62 (23.48%) JSON
11 62 (23.48%) Go
12 61 (23.11%) Spring
13 60 (22.73%) HTML
13 60 (22.73%) Test Automation
14 57 (21.59%) Perl
15 54 (20.45%) Scrum
15 54 (20.45%) REST
16 53 (20.08%) CSS
17 52 (19.70%) Ansible
18 48 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
19 47 (17.80%) Open Source
19 47 (17.80%) Kanban
20 44 (16.67%) Banking
21 41 (15.53%) Google
21 41 (15.53%) JIRA
21 41 (15.53%) Cloud Foundry

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 41 (15.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 25 (9.47%) Confluence
3 15 (5.68%) Apache
4 11 (4.17%) nginx
5 10 (3.79%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (3.79%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.79%) Luigi
6 6 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.89%) CMS
7 5 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.89%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.89%) WordPress
8 4 (1.52%) Drupal
9 3 (1.14%) JBoss
10 2 (0.76%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.76%) Liferay
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Magento
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 79 (29.92%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.98%) PaaS
3 26 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (8.33%) OpenShift
5 19 (7.20%) GitHub
6 12 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (1.89%) Bluemix
8 5 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (1.52%) Heroku
9 4 (1.52%) npm
10 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.14%) Google Analytics
10 3 (1.14%) IaaS
10 3 (1.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.76%) Route 53
11 2 (0.76%) SaaS
12 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.23%) HTTP
2 12 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.41%) LDAP
4 8 (3.03%) DNS
5 5 (1.89%) Internet
5 5 (1.89%) Network Security
6 4 (1.52%) Firewall
7 3 (1.14%) SSL
8 2 (0.76%) BGP
8 2 (0.76%) DMZ
8 2 (0.76%) MPLS
8 2 (0.76%) OSPF
8 2 (0.76%) SAN
9 1 (0.38%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.38%) LAN
9 1 (0.38%) SMPP
9 1 (0.38%) VoIP
9 1 (0.38%) VPN
9 1 (0.38%) VRRP
9 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.71%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 21 (7.95%) NoSQL
4 20 (7.58%) Big Data
5 18 (6.82%) MySQL
6 16 (6.06%) Hadoop
7 14 (5.30%) MongoDB
8 10 (3.79%) Data Mining
8 10 (3.79%) KNIME
9 7 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.65%) SQL Server
10 6 (2.27%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (1.52%) InfluxDB
11 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.52%) Redis
12 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 88 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 84 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 41 (15.53%) JIRA
4 37 (14.02%) Subversion
5 27 (10.23%) Selenium
6 19 (7.20%) JUnit
7 17 (6.44%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.17%) TeamCity
8 11 (4.17%) WebDriver
9 10 (3.79%) Bitbucket
9 10 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (3.41%) Ant
11 7 (2.65%) Calabash
11 7 (2.65%) Maven
12 6 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.27%) IntelliJ
12 6 (2.27%) Sublime Text
12 6 (2.27%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.89%) JMeter
General
1 62 (23.48%) Finance
2 44 (16.67%) Banking
3 13 (4.92%) Retail Banking
4 10 (3.79%) Automotive
5 9 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.65%) Retail
7 4 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.52%) Hindi Language
7 4 (1.52%) Japanese Language
7 4 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (42.05%) Developer
2 26 (9.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (9.47%) Java Developer
4 21 (7.95%) Architect
5 20 (7.58%) Administrator
6 18 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 18 (6.82%) Ruby Developer
6 18 (6.82%) Scala Developer
7 17 (6.44%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (5.68%) Java Engineer
9 15 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (5.30%) AWS Engineer
10 14 (5.30%) Senior Java Engineer
10 14 (5.30%) Software Developer
11 13 (4.92%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.55%) Java Software Developer
13 11 (4.17%) Python Developer
13 11 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
13 11 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (23.48%) JSON
2 61 (23.11%) Spring
3 60 (22.73%) HTML
4 54 (20.45%) REST
5 53 (20.08%) CSS
6 48 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
7 40 (15.15%) HTML5
8 38 (14.39%) RESTful
9 37 (14.02%) CSS3
10 31 (11.74%) Ajax
10 31 (11.74%) Play Framework
11 29 (10.98%) Django
12 26 (9.85%) Node.js
13 25 (9.47%) Web Services
14 22 (8.33%) Guice
15 21 (7.95%) Spring Boot
15 21 (7.95%) Spring MVC
16 14 (5.30%) AngularJS
16 14 (5.30%) XML
17 12 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.58%) Cloud Native
3 11 (4.17%) User Experience
4 10 (3.79%) Life Science
5 8 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
7 6 (2.27%) CMDB
7 6 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.27%) Oracle Exalogic
8 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.76%) Fintech
10 2 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.76%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.38%) Animation
11 1 (0.38%) Blog
11 1 (0.38%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 97 (36.74%) Linux
2 31 (11.74%) Unix
3 28 (10.61%) Windows
4 21 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 9 (3.41%) Solaris
7 7 (2.65%) CentOS
8 4 (1.52%) Android
8 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.52%) Debian
9 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (32.95%) TDD
3 77 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (26.52%) DevOps
4 70 (26.52%) Microservices
5 60 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 54 (20.45%) Scrum
7 47 (17.80%) Kanban
7 47 (17.80%) Open Source
8 38 (14.39%) Configuration Management
9 37 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 37 (14.02%) Web Development
10 36 (13.64%) BDD
11 31 (11.74%) Mentoring
12 28 (10.61%) MVC
13 26 (9.85%) Responsive Web Design
14 25 (9.47%) Software Engineering
15 24 (9.09%) Web Design
16 22 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (7.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 142 (53.79%) Java
2 123 (46.59%) Python
3 65 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 62 (23.48%) Go
5 57 (21.59%) Perl
6 35 (13.26%) PHP
7 34 (12.88%) Scala
8 32 (12.12%) Bash Shell
9 29 (10.98%) SQL
10 22 (8.33%) C#
11 13 (4.92%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.65%) Groovy
13 6 (2.27%) C
13 6 (2.27%) C++
13 6 (2.27%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.52%) GraphQL
14 4 (1.52%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.14%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.14%) Haskell
15 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (6.82%) SC Cleared
1 18 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.06%) Degree
3 13 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.79%) PhD
5 3 (1.14%) ISEB
5 3 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) OCA
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.38%) RHCA
7 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) GCP
2 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (12.50%) Docker
2 9 (3.41%) Xen
3 8 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.76%) KVM
5 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.76%) XenServer
6 1 (0.38%) iptables
6 1 (0.38%) zsh
Systems Management
1 52 (19.70%) Ansible
2 38 (14.39%) Puppet
3 35 (13.26%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.17%) HAProxy
5 10 (3.79%) Terraform
6 9 (3.41%) Nagios
7 6 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.89%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.89%) Packer
8 5 (1.89%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.52%) Grafana
9 4 (1.52%) Kibana
9 4 (1.52%) logstash
9 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.52%) Salt
9 4 (1.52%) SELinux
10 3 (1.14%) Fluentd
10 3 (1.14%) Graphite
10 3 (1.14%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 41 (15.53%) Google
2 29 (10.98%) Red Hat
3 23 (8.71%) Oracle
4 13 (4.92%) VMware
5 10 (3.79%) HP
5 10 (3.79%) IBM
5 10 (3.79%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.79%) Netezza
5 10 (3.79%) RapidMiner
6 9 (3.41%) Apigee
6 9 (3.41%) MuleSoft
6 9 (3.41%) WSO2
7 8 (3.03%) Rackspace
8 7 (2.65%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.65%) Sun
9 6 (2.27%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.89%) CA
10 5 (1.89%) Nimsoft
10 5 (1.89%) Remedy
11 4 (1.52%) Cisco