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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 88 103
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 28 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.04% 1.66% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 4.39% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 36
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1005 1117 1195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.50% 37.88% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 702 797
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 80 72
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Devon +6 14 £433 +30.71% 1
Bristol -23 11 £500 +31.14% 8
Wiltshire +4 2 £463 - 2
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 54 (72.97%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (63.51%) Python
3 33 (44.59%) Test Automation
4 31 (41.89%) Jenkins
5 26 (35.14%) Linux
6 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (33.78%) DevOps
7 23 (31.08%) Cucumber
7 23 (31.08%) Java
8 22 (29.73%) Puppet
8 22 (29.73%) Bash Shell
8 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
9 19 (25.68%) Software Testing
10 17 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (22.97%) QA
11 16 (21.62%) GitHub
11 16 (21.62%) ISEB
11 16 (21.62%) Vagrant
11 16 (21.62%) Docker
12 15 (20.27%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
12 15 (20.27%) .NET
12 15 (20.27%) BDD
13 14 (18.92%) Hudson
13 14 (18.92%) SQL
13 14 (18.92%) Scrum
13 14 (18.92%) Ansible
13 14 (18.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 13 (17.57%) Continuous Deployment
14 13 (17.57%) Perl

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 11 (14.86%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (13.51%) Apache
3 7 (9.46%) nginx
4 4 (5.41%) Confluence
5 3 (4.05%) Apache Qpid
5 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.70%) IIS
6 2 (2.70%) Moodle
6 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.35%) CMS
7 1 (1.35%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (21.62%) GitHub
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.35%) Route 53
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) DNS
2 4 (5.41%) Wireshark
3 3 (4.05%) AMQP
3 3 (4.05%) VoIP
4 2 (2.70%) DHCP
4 2 (2.70%) LDAP
4 2 (2.70%) NAS
4 2 (2.70%) SAN
4 2 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) HTTP
5 1 (1.35%) MQTT
5 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Hadoop
2 7 (9.46%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) Big Data
6 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.70%) dBASE
6 2 (2.70%) MySQL
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.35%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.35%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.35%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 31 (41.89%) Jenkins
2 23 (31.08%) Cucumber
3 16 (21.62%) Vagrant
4 14 (18.92%) Hudson
5 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
6 8 (10.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (10.81%) TeamCity
7 7 (9.46%) Selenium
8 5 (6.76%) HP UFT
8 5 (6.76%) JIRA
8 5 (6.76%) Sahi
8 5 (6.76%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.76%) WATIR
9 4 (5.41%) Bitbucket
9 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (4.05%) CMake
10 3 (4.05%) GoogleTest
10 3 (4.05%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.05%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Developer
2 18 (24.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Test Leader
4 8 (10.81%) Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.46%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Team Leader
5 7 (9.46%) Test Team Leader
6 6 (8.11%) Python Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Lead Test Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) AWS Developer
8 4 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) .NET
2 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
2 8 (10.81%) Web Services
3 7 (9.46%) .NET Framework
3 7 (9.46%) CSS
3 7 (9.46%) HTML
3 7 (9.46%) XML
4 6 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (8.11%) Node.js
5 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (6.76%) Ember.js
5 5 (6.76%) Gherkin
5 5 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (4.05%) JRuby
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.70%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Public Cloud
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Blog
4 3 (4.05%) User Experience
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.35%) e-Health
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Linux
2 9 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (9.46%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.76%) Windows
5 3 (4.05%) CentOS
5 3 (4.05%) Unix
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.97%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) Test Automation
3 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (33.78%) DevOps
4 19 (25.68%) Software Testing
5 15 (20.27%) BDD
6 14 (18.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 14 (18.92%) Scrum
7 13 (17.57%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (14.86%) TDD
9 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
11 8 (10.81%) Kanban
11 8 (10.81%) Open Source
12 7 (9.46%) MVC
12 7 (9.46%) Test Scripting
13 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
14 5 (6.76%) CQRS
14 5 (6.76%) High Availability
14 5 (6.76%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (63.51%) Python
2 23 (31.08%) Java
3 22 (29.73%) Bash Shell
4 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (18.92%) SQL
6 13 (17.57%) Perl
7 11 (14.86%) C#
8 7 (9.46%) Scala
9 5 (6.76%) C
9 5 (6.76%) Go
9 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.41%) C++
11 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.70%) PHP
13 1 (1.35%) ES6
13 1 (1.35%) Groovy
13 1 (1.35%) Haskell
13 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.62%) ISEB
3 12 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.86%) ISTQB
5 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.05%) Degree
8 1 (1.35%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.35%) CISA
8 1 (1.35%) CISM
8 1 (1.35%) CISSP
8 1 (1.35%) GSEC
8 1 (1.35%) RHCA
8 1 (1.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.97%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (21.62%) Docker
2 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.46%) VirtualBox
4 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.05%) Xen
5 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) HDFS
6 1 (1.35%) KVM
6 1 (1.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 22 (29.73%) Puppet
2 15 (20.27%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (18.92%) Ansible
4 9 (12.16%) Terraform
5 4 (5.41%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.05%) Kibana
6 3 (4.05%) Salt
7 2 (2.70%) logstash
7 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.70%) SCCM
7 2 (2.70%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.35%) Consul
8 1 (1.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) VMware
2 9 (12.16%) SaltStack
3 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle
5 4 (5.41%) Google
6 3 (4.05%) Sybase
7 2 (2.70%) arcserve
8 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.35%) Splunk
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