Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 123 94
Rank change year-on-year -25 -29 +25
Contract jobs citing Ruby 60 83 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.06% 1.45% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 3.57% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 50 121
South West median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -2.14%
10th Percentile £315 £330 £313
90th Percentile £525 £563 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2148 2322 2536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.96% 40.60% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 1506 1687
South West median daily rate £385 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -2.03% +2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 139 171
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -1.91% +12.38%
10th Percentile £17.80 £19.80 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £54.90
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Devon +12 16 £450 +111.76% 1
Bristol -33 15 £400 -11.11% 10
Wiltshire -5 13 £388 -22.50% 6
Somerset +7 11 £425 - 6
Dorset 0 2 £462 +19.12% 5
Gloucestershire -1 2 £425 -5.56% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 46 (76.67%) Python
2 27 (45.00%) Java
3 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (41.67%) DevOps
4 23 (38.33%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 16 (26.67%) C#
7 15 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 15 (25.00%) Puppet
8 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (23.33%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (21.67%) BDD
9 13 (21.67%) Linux
10 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 12 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 12 (20.00%) Groovy
11 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
11 11 (18.33%) Ansible
11 11 (18.33%) Docker
11 11 (18.33%) .NET
12 10 (16.67%) C++
12 10 (16.67%) JIRA
12 10 (16.67%) Scrum
12 10 (16.67%) Kubernetes
12 10 (16.67%) NoSQL
12 10 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (15.00%) JRuby
13 9 (15.00%) Elasticsearch

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 9 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (11.67%) nginx
3 6 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (6.67%) Apache
5 4 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.33%) Confluence
6 2 (3.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.67%) CMS
7 1 (1.67%) Jetty
7 1 (1.67%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (38.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (10.00%) GitHub
4 5 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 5 (8.33%) PaaS
5 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (6.67%) Route 53
6 3 (5.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (5.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (5.00%) Serverless
6 3 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (3.33%) Google App Engine
7 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.67%) SaaS
8 1 (1.67%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) HTTP
2 5 (8.33%) SMS
2 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.00%) DHCP
3 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 3 (5.00%) SSL
3 3 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (3.33%) FTP
4 2 (3.33%) IPsec
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (10.00%) Big Data
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.67%) MySQL
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.67%) JIRA
4 6 (10.00%) Hudson
4 6 (10.00%) Selenium
4 6 (10.00%) Vagrant
5 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.67%) Ant
6 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 4 (6.67%) JUnit
6 4 (6.67%) Maven
6 4 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (6.67%) SonarQube
6 4 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.33%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Electronics
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Developer
1 18 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Python Developer
3 7 (11.67%) AWS DevOps
4 6 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.67%) Tester
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Architect
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (18.33%) .NET
3 9 (15.00%) JRuby
3 9 (15.00%) Web Services
4 8 (13.33%) Node.js
5 6 (10.00%) CSS
5 6 (10.00%) HTML
5 6 (10.00%) REST
6 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (6.67%) Ember.js
6 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.67%) jQuery
6 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (6.67%) React
6 4 (6.67%) RESTful
6 4 (6.67%) SOAP
6 4 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) iPad
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.67%) Public Cloud
3 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.67%) Blog
4 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.67%) CentOS
4 3 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.33%) CoreOS
5 2 (3.33%) Debian
6 1 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (1.67%) Unix
6 1 (1.67%) Windows
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (41.67%) DevOps
2 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.67%) BDD
5 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 10 (16.67%) Scrum
7 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (15.00%) TDD
8 8 (13.33%) Open Source
9 6 (10.00%) MVC
9 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.33%) Kanban
10 5 (8.33%) Microservices
11 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.67%) CQRS
11 4 (6.67%) High Availability
11 4 (6.67%) Load Balancing
11 4 (6.67%) Migration
11 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (76.67%) Python
2 27 (45.00%) Java
3 16 (26.67%) C#
3 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 12 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 12 (20.00%) Groovy
5 10 (16.67%) C++
6 6 (10.00%) SQL
7 4 (6.67%) Scala
7 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.67%) VBScript
8 3 (5.00%) Jython
9 2 (3.33%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.33%) ES6
9 2 (3.33%) Perl
9 2 (3.33%) PHP
9 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.33%) SOQL
9 2 (3.33%) SOSL
10 1 (1.67%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) RHCA
5 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (18.33%) Docker
2 6 (10.00%) VirtualBox
3 4 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.33%) GlusterFS
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) Xen
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (25.00%) Puppet
2 11 (18.33%) Ansible
3 10 (16.67%) Kubernetes
4 5 (8.33%) Kibana
5 4 (6.67%) CA Service Virtualization
5 4 (6.67%) logstash
6 3 (5.00%) Terraform
7 2 (3.33%) Nagios
7 2 (3.33%) OSSEC
8 1 (1.67%) Grafana
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 5 (8.33%) VMware
2 4 (6.67%) CA
2 4 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) Google
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) New Relic
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) F5
5 1 (1.67%) Splunk