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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 86 181
Rank change year-on-year -78 +95  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 93 215 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 2.32% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.53% 6.87% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 141 54
Median daily rate £450 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2635 3131 3324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.63% 33.75% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 2070 1916
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 121 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.55 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey 0 20 £425 -5.55% 13
Berkshire +8 19 £500 +11.11% 7
West Sussex -21 19 £512 +10.59% 2
Hampshire -39 12 £450 - 16
Buckinghamshire - 9 £400 - 6
Oxfordshire -2 6 £500 +53.84% 10
Middlesex +4 4 £213 -39.28%
East Sussex +7 2 £388 - 3
Kent -4 2 £550 -8.33% 1
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 131 (65.50%) Python
2 130 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (60.50%) Java
4 102 (51.00%) Linux
5 75 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 63 (31.50%) REST
7 62 (31.00%) Git (software)
8 59 (29.50%) JSON
9 58 (29.00%) Puppet
10 57 (28.50%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (24.50%) TDD
12 48 (24.00%) Scrum
12 48 (24.00%) Open Source
13 47 (23.50%) Jenkins
13 47 (23.50%) Automated Testing
13 47 (23.50%) Windows
14 46 (23.00%) Amazon AWS
15 45 (22.50%) HTTP
16 44 (22.00%) DevOps
17 43 (21.50%) Selenium
18 41 (20.50%) Opscode Chef
18 41 (20.50%) BDD
19 40 (20.00%) OO
20 38 (19.00%) JIRA
21 37 (18.50%) HTML
22 36 (18.00%) SQL
22 36 (18.00%) MongoDB
22 36 (18.00%) NoSQL
23 34 (17.00%) Docker
23 34 (17.00%) Perl

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 23 (11.50%) OpenStack
2 21 (10.50%) Confluence
3 17 (8.50%) CMS
3 17 (8.50%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (7.00%) Apache
6 10 (5.00%) nginx
6 10 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.00%) JBoss
8 5 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.50%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (23.00%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.00%) GitHub
4 13 (6.50%) PaaS
5 12 (6.00%) IaaS
6 9 (4.50%) Google Analytics
7 5 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (2.50%) SoftLayer
8 4 (2.00%) SaaS
9 3 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.00%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.00%) Heroku
11 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.50%) Route 53
11 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (22.50%) HTTP
2 16 (8.00%) Firewall
3 11 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.00%) DNS
4 10 (5.00%) SSL
5 6 (3.00%) VPN
6 5 (2.50%) Internet
7 4 (2.00%) LDAP
7 4 (2.00%) VSAN
8 2 (1.00%) 2G
8 2 (1.00%) 3G
8 2 (1.00%) 4G
8 2 (1.00%) BGP
8 2 (1.00%) FTP
8 2 (1.00%) SAN
8 2 (1.00%) VLAN
8 2 (1.00%) VoIP
9 1 (0.50%) AMQP
9 1 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.00%) MongoDB
1 36 (18.00%) NoSQL
2 21 (10.50%) MySQL
3 13 (6.50%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.00%) InfluxDB
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.00%) Big Data
7 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.00%) HBase
7 2 (1.00%) Redis
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 62 (31.00%) Git (software)
2 47 (23.50%) Jenkins
3 43 (21.50%) Selenium
4 38 (19.00%) JIRA
5 30 (15.00%) Ant
6 28 (14.00%) Cucumber
7 26 (13.00%) WebDriver
8 25 (12.50%) Bitbucket
9 23 (11.50%) Maven
10 21 (10.50%) Gradle
11 19 (9.50%) Subversion
12 18 (9.00%) eggPlant
12 18 (9.00%) JMeter
13 17 (8.50%) Apache Ivy
14 15 (7.50%) JUnit
15 14 (7.00%) Gatling
16 11 (5.50%) Grunt
16 11 (5.50%) gulp
17 9 (4.50%) Karma Test Runner
17 9 (4.50%) Sublime Text
General
1 13 (6.50%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.00%) Legal
3 4 (2.00%) Retail
4 3 (1.50%) Banking
4 3 (1.50%) Electronics
4 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.50%) Marketing
4 3 (1.50%) Publishing
5 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (46.00%) Developer
2 25 (12.50%) Scala Developer
3 19 (9.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (9.00%) Node.js Developer
5 17 (8.50%) Administrator
6 16 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
7 15 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 14 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (6.50%) Developer in Test
9 13 (6.50%) Java Developer
9 13 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) Tester
11 9 (4.50%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (4.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) Architect
12 8 (4.00%) Ruby Engineer
12 8 (4.00%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (31.50%) REST
2 59 (29.50%) JSON
3 37 (18.50%) HTML
4 32 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 31 (15.50%) CSS
5 31 (15.50%) HTML5
6 29 (14.50%) Node.js
7 27 (13.50%) Web Services
8 25 (12.50%) XML
9 21 (10.50%) CSS3
10 20 (10.00%) Spring
11 18 (9.00%) Express
11 18 (9.00%) Play Framework
12 17 (8.50%) AngularJS
13 16 (8.00%) Gherkin
13 16 (8.00%) jQuery
14 15 (7.50%) Ajax
15 14 (7.00%) Django
16 13 (6.50%) Guice
17 12 (6.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.50%) User Experience
2 8 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.50%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.00%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.50%) Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 102 (51.00%) Linux
2 47 (23.50%) Windows
3 32 (16.00%) Unix
4 14 (7.00%) Ubuntu
5 13 (6.50%) CentOS
6 11 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.50%) Android
8 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.00%) AIX
10 3 (1.50%) Debian
10 3 (1.50%) Solaris
11 2 (1.00%) SUSE
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (28.50%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (24.50%) TDD
4 48 (24.00%) Open Source
4 48 (24.00%) Scrum
5 47 (23.50%) Automated Testing
6 44 (22.00%) DevOps
7 41 (20.50%) BDD
8 40 (20.00%) OO
9 30 (15.00%) MVC
10 26 (13.00%) Configuration Management
11 25 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 23 (11.50%) Web Development
13 21 (10.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (10.50%) Software Engineering
14 20 (10.00%) OOP
15 18 (9.00%) OWASP
15 18 (9.00%) Pair Programming
15 18 (9.00%) Project Management
16 17 (8.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (65.50%) Python
2 121 (60.50%) Java
3 75 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 36 (18.00%) SQL
5 34 (17.00%) Perl
6 30 (15.00%) C#
7 28 (14.00%) Groovy
8 27 (13.50%) Scala
9 21 (10.50%) C++
10 18 (9.00%) Bash Shell
11 14 (7.00%) PHP
12 11 (5.50%) PowerShell
13 10 (5.00%) Haskell
14 8 (4.00%) Go
15 6 (3.00%) TypeScript
16 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
16 5 (2.50%) VB
17 3 (1.50%) C
18 1 (0.50%) F#
18 1 (0.50%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 21 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.00%) CCNA
3 8 (4.00%) CCNP
3 8 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.00%) Degree
5 5 (2.50%) MCSE
5 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.00%) VCDX
7 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.50%) QA
2 7 (3.50%) SLA
3 5 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.00%) SDET
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (17.00%) Docker
2 20 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.50%) vSphere
4 5 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.50%) vCloud
5 4 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.00%) NFS
6 1 (0.50%) HDFS
6 1 (0.50%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.50%) Xen
6 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (29.00%) Puppet
2 41 (20.50%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (13.00%) Ansible
4 14 (7.00%) Kibana
5 12 (6.00%) Nagios
6 9 (4.50%) Grafana
6 9 (4.50%) logstash
7 5 (2.50%) HP Fortify
7 5 (2.50%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.50%) Rsyslog
7 5 (2.50%) vRealize
8 4 (2.00%) Fluentd
8 4 (2.00%) Graphite
8 4 (2.00%) Salt
8 4 (2.00%) StatsD
8 4 (2.00%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.50%) Opsview
10 2 (1.00%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (12.50%) Google
1 25 (12.50%) VMware
2 17 (8.50%) Red Hat
3 16 (8.00%) Sitecore
3 16 (8.00%) Splunk
4 12 (6.00%) Cisco
5 8 (4.00%) EMC
5 8 (4.00%) HP
5 8 (4.00%) Oracle
6 6 (3.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.50%) LANDesk
7 5 (2.50%) Nimsoft
8 4 (2.00%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.00%) SAP
8 4 (2.00%) webMethods
9 3 (1.50%) Adobe
9 3 (1.50%) IBM
9 3 (1.50%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.00%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.00%) Microsoft
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