Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 January 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 West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 113 128
Rank change year-on-year -35 +15 -63
Contract jobs citing Ruby 74 80 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.16% 1.52% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.85% 3.94% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 46
South West median daily rate £525 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £375 £326 £331
90th Percentile £613 £550 £563
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.15 -
% change year-on-year +28.93% - -

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,596 2,028 2,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.71% 38.51% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,668 1,241 1,435
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £306 £273 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 87 157
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £39.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -1.27% -3.66%
10th Percentile £26.25 £16.75 £21.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the South West

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the South West

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the South West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the South West

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the South West

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Bristol +18 51 £525 +31.25% 21
Gloucestershire -5 8 £475 +11.76% 3
Devon -16 5 £450 -5.26% 2
Dorset +6 4 - - 2
Wiltshire -56 3 £525 +16.34% 1
Somerset -11 1 - - 14
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 West region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 49 (66.22%) Linux
2 40 (54.05%) Python
3 36 (48.65%) Git (software)
3 36 (48.65%) Test Automation
4 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
4 35 (47.30%) Jenkins
5 34 (45.95%) Configuration Management
6 32 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (40.54%) Ruby on Rails
8 29 (39.19%) TDD
8 29 (39.19%) Java
9 26 (35.14%) Relational Database
10 25 (33.78%) Responsive Web Design
10 25 (33.78%) HTTP
10 25 (33.78%) Web Design
10 25 (33.78%) Subversion
11 24 (32.43%) JIRA
11 24 (32.43%) Bash Shell
12 23 (31.08%) Docker
13 22 (29.73%) DevOps
13 22 (29.73%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (28.38%) Scala
14 21 (28.38%) Scrum
15 20 (27.03%) RESTful
15 20 (27.03%) Spring
16 19 (25.68%) MVC
17 18 (24.32%) Windows
17 18 (24.32%) Play Framework
17 18 (24.32%) Amazon AWS

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (22.97%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Drupal
3 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.35%) nginx
3 1 (1.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) InVision
1 4 (5.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.81%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.46%) GitHub
4 4 (5.41%) Datadog
4 4 (5.41%) OpenShift
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.05%) IaaS
6 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.70%) Office 365
7 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) HTTP
2 3 (4.05%) NAS
2 3 (4.05%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) VoIP
3 1 (1.35%) AMQP
3 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.14%) Relational Database
2 14 (18.92%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (10.81%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.76%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.41%) Apache Accumulo
5 4 (5.41%) Redis
6 3 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.70%) MySQL
8 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 36 (48.65%) Git (software)
2 35 (47.30%) Jenkins
3 25 (33.78%) Subversion
4 24 (32.43%) JIRA
5 17 (22.97%) JUnit
6 15 (20.27%) Hudson
7 9 (12.16%) GitLab
8 7 (9.46%) TeamCity
9 6 (8.11%) Selenium
10 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
10 5 (6.76%) JMeter
11 4 (5.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (5.41%) Bitbucket
11 4 (5.41%) CF BOSH
11 4 (5.41%) gulp
11 4 (5.41%) Jasmine
11 4 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (5.41%) Maven
11 4 (5.41%) WATIR
11 4 (5.41%) webpack
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Electronics
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.76%) Marketing
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (59.46%) Developer
2 17 (22.97%) Scala Developer
3 16 (21.62%) Agile Developer
4 14 (18.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Ruby Developer
6 7 (9.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 4 (5.41%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Site Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.54%) Ruby on Rails
2 20 (27.03%) RESTful
2 20 (27.03%) Spring
3 18 (24.32%) Play Framework
4 17 (22.97%) REST
5 16 (21.62%) HTML
5 16 (21.62%) JSON
6 15 (20.27%) CSS
6 15 (20.27%) Django
6 15 (20.27%) Guice
6 15 (20.27%) Spring MVC
7 7 (9.46%) Sass
8 6 (8.11%) Node.js
9 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
10 4 (5.41%) amCharts
10 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.41%) D3.js
10 4 (5.41%) Ionic Framework
10 4 (5.41%) React Native
11 3 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (5.41%) Public Cloud
1 4 (5.41%) User Experience
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Replication
3 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (66.22%) Linux
2 18 (24.32%) Windows
3 11 (14.86%) Mac OS X
3 11 (14.86%) Unix
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.05%) CentOS
7 1 (1.35%) Android
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Test Automation
2 34 (45.95%) Configuration Management
3 32 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (39.19%) TDD
5 25 (33.78%) Responsive Web Design
5 25 (33.78%) Web Design
6 22 (29.73%) DevOps
6 22 (29.73%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (28.38%) Scrum
8 19 (25.68%) MVC
9 17 (22.97%) BDD
9 17 (22.97%) Kanban
10 16 (21.62%) Open Source
11 15 (20.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 15 (20.27%) Functional Programming
11 15 (20.27%) Pair Programming
12 14 (18.92%) OWASP
13 13 (17.57%) Visualisation
13 13 (17.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.05%) Python
2 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
3 29 (39.19%) Java
4 24 (32.43%) Bash Shell
5 21 (28.38%) Scala
6 13 (17.57%) PowerShell
7 7 (9.46%) Groovy
8 5 (6.76%) C++
8 5 (6.76%) Perl
8 5 (6.76%) SQL
9 4 (5.41%) ES6
9 4 (5.41%) TypeScript
10 3 (4.05%) C
11 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.70%) PHP
12 1 (1.35%) C#
12 1 (1.35%) Go
12 1 (1.35%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) MCSA
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (31.08%) Docker
2 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Kubernetes
1 14 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (14.86%) Terraform
3 9 (12.16%) Puppet
4 5 (6.76%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (5.41%) Ansible
6 3 (4.05%) Grafana
6 3 (4.05%) Icinga
6 3 (4.05%) Nagios
7 2 (2.70%) Kibana
8 1 (1.35%) HockeyApp
8 1 (1.35%) Suricata
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Google
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) SAP
4 4 (5.41%) Adobe
4 4 (5.41%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (5.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 4 (5.41%) SaltStack
5 3 (4.05%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.35%) Qualys
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk