Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 20 January 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 78 89
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -25
Contract jobs citing Ruby 6 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.59% 0.81% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 1.80% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 15
South Wales median daily rate £381 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +30.77% -1.89%
10th Percentile £331 £395 £302
90th Percentile £469 £528 £420
Wales median daily rate £400 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 403 500 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 39.47% 44.80% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 345 470
South Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £263 £252 £244
90th Percentile £488 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £398 £421 £350
% change year-on-year -5.64% +20.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
South Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +124.49% +8.89%
10th Percentile £16.90 £18.30 £13.30
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £55.92
Wales median hourly rate £49.09 £47.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +3.34% +93.88% +12.39%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in South Wales

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in South Wales

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Cardiff -3 3 £350 -26.32% 3
Caerphilly - 3 £438 - 1
Ruby
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 6 (100.00%) Python
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) NFS
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (100.00%) Perl
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) LAMP
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) CentOS
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Postfix
1 6 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 6 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 6 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (100.00%) iptables
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Apache
2 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (83.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Unix Support
2 4 (66.67%) Unix Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) CentOS
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (100.00%) Perl
1 6 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) iptables
1 6 (100.00%) NFS
1 6 (100.00%) Postfix
1 6 (100.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (100.00%) SolarWinds