Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 241 189 145
Rank change year-on-year -52 -44 -9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 116 210 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 1.27% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 3.16% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 94 167
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +8.50%
10th Percentile £374 £400 £350
90th Percentile £632 £660 £628
England median daily rate £538 £518 £500
% change year-on-year +3.86% +3.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
South East median hourly rate - £33.75 £19.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +74.92% +92.95%
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% -12.50% +300.00%

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 5,224 6,638 5,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.43% 40.14% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,236 4,179 3,523
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 200 164
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.20 £19.98 £16.52
90th Percentile £63.95 £53.75 £57.85
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +6.67%

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 September 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 21 September 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
Thames Valley -30 38 £475 -2.56% 24
Surrey +36 32 £525 +5.00% 12
Berkshire -7 25 £450 -7.69% 13
Hampshire -2 21 £409 -20.24% 20
East Sussex 0 12 £900 +63.64% 3
West Sussex -15 12 £494 -8.46% 7
Oxfordshire +16 11 £538 -11.52% 6
Buckinghamshire -18 2 - - 5
Kent +2 1 £463 - 6
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 76 (65.52%) Python
2 66 (56.90%) DevOps
3 65 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (44.83%) Linux
5 45 (38.79%) AWS
6 44 (37.93%) Bash Shell
7 42 (36.21%) Jenkins
8 41 (35.34%) Ansible
8 41 (35.34%) Docker
9 38 (32.76%) Java
10 34 (29.31%) Perl
11 33 (28.45%) Git (software)
12 32 (27.59%) JavaScript
13 31 (26.72%) HTML
13 31 (26.72%) Azure
13 31 (26.72%) Puppet
13 31 (26.72%) Node.js
14 30 (25.86%) Test Automation
15 29 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (24.14%) CSS
17 27 (23.28%) Windows
18 25 (21.55%) Opscode Chef
19 23 (19.83%) JIRA
20 22 (18.97%) Spring
20 22 (18.97%) Configuration Management
20 22 (18.97%) Scrum
21 21 (18.10%) C#
21 21 (18.10%) TDD
21 21 (18.10%) Google
21 21 (18.10%) Ruby on Rails

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 18 (15.52%) Apache
2 11 (9.48%) JBoss
2 11 (9.48%) OpenStack
3 10 (8.62%) nginx
4 9 (7.76%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (6.90%) Confluence
5 8 (6.90%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.03%) Apache Spark
7 6 (5.17%) Drupal
7 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
8 5 (4.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (3.45%) ColdFusion
9 4 (3.45%) Jetty
10 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
10 3 (2.59%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.72%) IIS
12 1 (0.86%) lighttpd
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.86%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (38.79%) AWS
2 31 (26.72%) Azure
3 17 (14.66%) OpenShift
4 15 (12.93%) GCP
5 14 (12.07%) GitHub
6 13 (11.21%) PaaS
7 12 (10.34%) Heroku
8 9 (7.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (6.03%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (6.03%) Google Analytics
9 7 (6.03%) Serverless
10 6 (5.17%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (4.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (4.31%) AWS CloudTrail
11 5 (4.31%) AWS CodePipeline
11 5 (4.31%) Office 365
12 4 (3.45%) Datadog
13 3 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (2.59%) IaaS
13 3 (2.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) HTTP
2 11 (9.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.62%) DNS
4 7 (6.03%) Firewall
4 7 (6.03%) Internet
4 7 (6.03%) SSH
4 7 (6.03%) SSL
5 6 (5.17%) DVB
6 5 (4.31%) Wireshark
7 4 (3.45%) AMQP
7 4 (3.45%) FTP
8 2 (1.72%) LAN
8 2 (1.72%) WAN
9 1 (0.86%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.86%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.86%) MPLS
9 1 (0.86%) OSPF
9 1 (0.86%) VoIP
9 1 (0.86%) VPN
9 1 (0.86%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 19 (16.38%) MySQL
3 11 (9.48%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
4 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.03%) Redis
7 5 (4.31%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (2.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.72%) Big Data
9 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.86%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.86%) NuoDB
10 1 (0.86%) Power BI
10 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (36.21%) Jenkins
2 33 (28.45%) Git (software)
3 23 (19.83%) JIRA
4 16 (13.79%) Selenium
5 11 (9.48%) Cucumber
5 11 (9.48%) IntelliJ
6 10 (8.62%) Bitbucket
7 7 (6.03%) Ant
7 7 (6.03%) Gatling
7 7 (6.03%) Grunt
7 7 (6.03%) gulp
7 7 (6.03%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (6.03%) Sublime Text
8 6 (5.17%) Eclipse
8 6 (5.17%) JUnit
8 6 (5.17%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (3.45%) Gradle
General
1 4 (3.45%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.86%) Billing
3 1 (0.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 36 (31.03%) Developer
2 25 (21.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Scala Developer
4 9 (7.76%) Test Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) Ruby Developer
6 7 (6.03%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (6.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (4.31%) Administrator
8 5 (4.31%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Tester
9 4 (3.45%) Consultant
9 4 (3.45%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.72%) HTML
1 31 (26.72%) Node.js
2 28 (24.14%) CSS
3 22 (18.97%) Spring
4 21 (18.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 19 (16.38%) AngularJS
6 16 (13.79%) JSON
7 15 (12.93%) .NET
7 15 (12.93%) REST
8 14 (12.07%) HTML5
8 14 (12.07%) jQuery
8 14 (12.07%) Play Framework
9 11 (9.48%) React
10 9 (7.76%) Django
10 9 (7.76%) XML
11 8 (6.90%) Ajax
11 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET
11 8 (6.90%) CSS3
11 8 (6.90%) Kafka
11 8 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (5.17%) Clustering
2 6 (5.17%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.17%) IPTV
2 6 (5.17%) STB
3 4 (3.45%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.45%) Replication
4 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.86%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.86%) CMDB
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 52 (44.83%) Linux
2 27 (23.28%) Windows
3 18 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (15.52%) Unix
4 7 (6.03%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.17%) VMS
6 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (56.90%) DevOps
2 65 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (25.86%) Test Automation
4 29 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (18.97%) Configuration Management
5 22 (18.97%) Scrum
6 21 (18.10%) TDD
7 17 (14.66%) Open Source
8 16 (13.79%) Analytics
9 15 (12.93%) MVC
10 14 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (11.21%) Web Development
12 12 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
13 10 (8.62%) Infrastructure as Code
13 10 (8.62%) Mentoring
14 9 (7.76%) Functional Testing
14 9 (7.76%) Migration
14 9 (7.76%) Service Design
15 8 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 76 (65.52%) Python
2 44 (37.93%) Bash Shell
3 38 (32.76%) Java
4 34 (29.31%) Perl
5 32 (27.59%) JavaScript
6 21 (18.10%) C#
7 19 (16.38%) Scala
7 19 (16.38%) SQL
8 13 (11.21%) PHP
9 12 (10.34%) Go
10 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
11 8 (6.90%) Groovy
11 8 (6.90%) Haskell
12 7 (6.03%) TypeScript
13 4 (3.45%) C
13 4 (3.45%) C++
13 4 (3.45%) Java 9
13 4 (3.45%) Kotlin
14 3 (2.59%) VBScript
15 2 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.72%) Degree
4 2 (1.72%) RHCE
5 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.86%) CCNA
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.59%) NCSC
3 1 (0.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (35.34%) Docker
2 13 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.90%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.31%) vCloud
6 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.59%) NFS
6 3 (2.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (2.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.59%) vSphere
7 1 (0.86%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (35.34%) Ansible
2 31 (26.72%) Puppet
3 25 (21.55%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (16.38%) Kubernetes
5 17 (14.66%) Terraform
6 13 (11.21%) Kibana
7 9 (7.76%) Nagios
8 7 (6.03%) Grafana
9 6 (5.17%) logstash
9 6 (5.17%) Salt
9 6 (5.17%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (4.31%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (4.31%) OpenView
11 4 (3.45%) Graphite
11 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (3.45%) StatsD
12 3 (2.59%) Tivoli
12 3 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (2.59%) vCenter Server
13 2 (1.72%) Marathon
Vendors
1 21 (18.10%) Google
2 15 (12.93%) VMware
3 14 (12.07%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.62%) Splunk
5 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.76%) New Relic
6 8 (6.90%) Adobe
7 6 (5.17%) Huawei
7 6 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (5.17%) SaltStack
7 6 (5.17%) webMethods
8 5 (4.31%) AppDynamics
8 5 (4.31%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (4.31%) HP
8 5 (4.31%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.45%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.45%) Oracle
10 3 (2.59%) Coverity
10 3 (2.59%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 3 (2.59%) Veritas