Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 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
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 124 79
Rank change year-on-year +6 -45 +23
Contract jobs citing Ruby 72 73 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.43% 1.39% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.72% 3.56% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 101
South West median daily rate £495 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +12.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £384 £290 £288
90th Percentile £550 £525 £480
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 1,937 2,048 2,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.54% 39.05% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,193 1,258 1,369
South West median daily rate £410 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £518 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 136 196
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +15.07%
10th Percentile £26.75 £29.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.38
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.22% +6.49% +10.00%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 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
Bristol +9 25 £475 - 26
Devon +6 25 £500 +20.05% 3
Wiltshire +9 9 £600 +26.32% 2
Gloucestershire +5 6 £488 +2.63% 6
Somerset -5 5 £475 +35.71% 10
Dorset -7 1 £238 -42.42% 2
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 64 (88.89%) Python
2 44 (61.11%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (61.11%) Puppet
3 39 (54.17%) Jenkins
3 39 (54.17%) Ansible
4 38 (52.78%) DevOps
5 37 (51.39%) Docker
5 37 (51.39%) Linux
5 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (51.39%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (50.00%) Groovy
7 34 (47.22%) Java
8 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
9 30 (41.67%) Security Cleared
10 24 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 23 (31.94%) Open Source
12 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
13 21 (29.17%) Bash Shell
13 21 (29.17%) Shell Script
14 20 (27.78%) Configuration Management
15 19 (26.39%) JIRA
15 19 (26.39%) TDD
15 19 (26.39%) Artifactory
16 15 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (20.83%) Continuous Deployment
17 14 (19.44%) Elastic Stack
17 14 (19.44%) Kubernetes
17 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (19.44%) Nagios
18 13 (18.06%) Amazon EC2

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 8 (11.11%) Confluence
2 4 (5.56%) Apache
3 3 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.78%) CloudStack
4 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.78%) SAS
5 1 (1.39%) CMS
5 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.39%) nginx
5 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 44 (61.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (18.06%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (18.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (16.67%) Amazon S3
4 12 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (16.67%) Serverless
5 6 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (8.33%) PaaS
6 5 (6.94%) GitHub
6 5 (6.94%) IaaS
6 5 (6.94%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.39%) npm
8 1 (1.39%) NuGet
8 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (2.78%) SMS
4 1 (1.39%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) MySQL
1 9 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.72%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.33%) CouchDB
3 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.94%) Neo4j
5 4 (5.56%) Riak
6 3 (4.17%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (54.17%) Jenkins
2 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 19 (26.39%) Artifactory
3 19 (26.39%) JIRA
4 8 (11.11%) Maven
5 7 (9.72%) Gradle
6 6 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (8.33%) Selenium
7 4 (5.56%) git-flow
7 4 (5.56%) Jasmine
7 4 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (5.56%) Mocha
7 4 (5.56%) SonarQube
8 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.17%) JMeter
8 3 (4.17%) WATIR
9 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Developer
2 21 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Administrator
4 9 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.72%) AWS Developer
6 7 (9.72%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (9.72%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Digital Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 3 (4.17%) DevOps Administrator
10 3 (4.17%) DevOps Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (16.67%) Web Services
3 9 (12.50%) REST
4 8 (11.11%) CSS
4 8 (11.11%) HTML
4 8 (11.11%) XML
5 7 (9.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (9.72%) SOAP
6 6 (8.33%) Apache Wicket
6 6 (8.33%) Play Framework
6 6 (8.33%) Spring
6 6 (8.33%) Spring Boot
7 5 (6.94%) .NET
8 4 (5.56%) DOM
8 4 (5.56%) SAX
8 4 (5.56%) Servlets
8 4 (5.56%) XML Schema
8 4 (5.56%) YAML
9 2 (2.78%) Ajax
9 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) iPad
2 4 (5.56%) Digital Media
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.78%) User Experience
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 37 (51.39%) Linux
2 11 (15.28%) Windows
3 7 (9.72%) Unix
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) DevOps
2 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (51.39%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (31.94%) Open Source
4 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
5 20 (27.78%) Configuration Management
6 19 (26.39%) TDD
7 15 (20.83%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.11%) BDD
10 8 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 8 (11.11%) MVC
11 7 (9.72%) Microservices
11 7 (9.72%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.33%) Coaching
12 6 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (8.33%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.33%) SDLC
12 6 (8.33%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 64 (88.89%) Python
2 36 (50.00%) Groovy
3 34 (47.22%) Java
4 21 (29.17%) Bash Shell
4 21 (29.17%) Shell Script
5 9 (12.50%) SQL
6 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.72%) Perl
8 6 (8.33%) Scala
9 5 (6.94%) C#
10 4 (5.56%) C
10 4 (5.56%) C++
10 4 (5.56%) Korn
11 1 (1.39%) Jython
11 1 (1.39%) PHP
11 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.39%) ISEB
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) GCP
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 37 (51.39%) Docker
2 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (61.11%) Puppet
2 39 (54.17%) Ansible
3 15 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (19.44%) Kubernetes
4 14 (19.44%) Nagios
5 5 (6.94%) Terraform
6 1 (1.39%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.39%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.39%) Salt
6 1 (1.39%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (2.78%) Google
2 2 (2.78%) SaltStack
2 2 (2.78%) VMware
3 1 (1.39%) Apigee
3 1 (1.39%) CA
3 1 (1.39%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (1.39%) HP
3 1 (1.39%) New Relic
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.39%) Splunk