Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 126 80
Rank change year-on-year +20 -46 +24
Contract jobs citing Ruby 96 85 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.86% 1.55% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.81% 3.79% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 132
South West median daily rate £490 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £348 £325 £313
90th Percentile £550 £563 £500
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

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 1,995 2,240 2,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.57% 40.78% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 1,444 1,551
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £555 £525 £488
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 170 169
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -4.31% +16.11%
10th Percentile £22.50 £21.99 £25.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.39 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +6 28 £475 +5.56% 26
Devon +16 25 £500 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire +15 21 £565 +15.90% 5
Somerset -2 16 £425 +21.43% 7
Gloucestershire -2 4 £463 +2.78% 6
Dorset -5 2 £462 +11.90% 6
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 86 (89.58%) Python
2 57 (59.38%) Groovy
2 57 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (54.17%) DevOps
3 52 (54.17%) Java
4 49 (51.04%) Jenkins
5 46 (47.92%) Ansible
5 46 (47.92%) Docker
6 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (43.75%) Puppet
8 33 (34.38%) Git (software)
9 31 (32.29%) TDD
9 31 (32.29%) Linux
10 30 (31.25%) Open Source
11 28 (29.17%) Test Automation
11 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
12 26 (27.08%) JIRA
12 26 (27.08%) Bash Shell
13 25 (26.04%) BDD
13 25 (26.04%) Shell Script
14 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 24 (25.00%) Kubernetes
15 23 (23.96%) E-Commerce
15 23 (23.96%) SC Cleared
16 22 (22.92%) Web Services
17 20 (20.83%) SQL
17 20 (20.83%) Artifactory
17 20 (20.83%) REST
18 19 (19.79%) iPad

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 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 8 (8.33%) Confluence
2 7 (7.29%) Apache
2 7 (7.29%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.25%) nginx
3 6 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.13%) CloudStack
5 3 (3.13%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.08%) IIS
6 2 (2.08%) SAS
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.04%) Jetty
7 1 (1.04%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (17.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (15.63%) Amazon S3
5 14 (14.58%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (14.58%) Serverless
6 11 (11.46%) PaaS
7 8 (8.33%) GitHub
8 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (6.25%) OpenShift
10 5 (5.21%) IaaS
11 2 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.08%) Google App Engine
11 2 (2.08%) Route 53
11 2 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (1.04%) SaaS
12 1 (1.04%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.67%) HTTP
2 9 (9.38%) Firewall
3 4 (4.17%) SMS
4 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.08%) DHCP
5 2 (2.08%) DNS
5 2 (2.08%) FTP
5 2 (2.08%) IPsec
5 2 (2.08%) SSL
5 2 (2.08%) VPN
6 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 14 (14.58%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.42%) MySQL
3 10 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (7.29%) Big Data
4 7 (7.29%) CouchDB
4 7 (7.29%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.21%) Neo4j
5 5 (5.21%) Riak
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 49 (51.04%) Jenkins
2 33 (34.38%) Git (software)
3 26 (27.08%) JIRA
4 20 (20.83%) Artifactory
5 15 (15.63%) Maven
6 12 (12.50%) Selenium
7 9 (9.38%) Cucumber
7 9 (9.38%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.33%) Ant
8 8 (8.33%) Eclipse
8 8 (8.33%) HP UFT
8 8 (8.33%) JUnit
8 8 (8.33%) SonarQube
8 8 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 7 (7.29%) Gradle
10 6 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (5.21%) git-flow
11 5 (5.21%) Jasmine
11 5 (5.21%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (5.21%) Mocha
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Law
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (36.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (29.17%) Developer
3 18 (18.75%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (16.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 16 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Java Developer
7 10 (10.42%) Administrator
8 9 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.29%) AWS Developer
10 6 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
10 6 (6.25%) Test Manager
11 5 (5.21%) Digital Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Tester
12 4 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
12 4 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
12 4 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 4 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 3 (3.13%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) Web Services
2 20 (20.83%) REST
3 19 (19.79%) CSS
4 18 (18.75%) SOAP
5 15 (15.63%) HTML
5 15 (15.63%) XML
6 14 (14.58%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (13.54%) .NET
8 12 (12.50%) jQuery
9 11 (11.46%) Spring
10 8 (8.33%) Gherkin
10 8 (8.33%) RESTful
11 7 (7.29%) Ajax
11 7 (7.29%) Apache Wicket
11 7 (7.29%) Node.js
11 7 (7.29%) Play Framework
11 7 (7.29%) Spring Boot
12 6 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (6.25%) Servlets
13 5 (5.21%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) iPad
2 7 (7.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.21%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.04%) Blog
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.29%) Linux
2 9 (9.38%) Windows
3 5 (5.21%) Unix
4 2 (2.08%) CentOS
4 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.04%) CoreOS
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (54.17%) DevOps
2 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (32.29%) TDD
5 30 (31.25%) Open Source
6 28 (29.17%) Test Automation
7 25 (26.04%) BDD
8 23 (23.96%) E-Commerce
9 16 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 15 (15.63%) Continuous Deployment
11 14 (14.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 13 (13.54%) MVC
13 9 (9.38%) Microservices
13 9 (9.38%) Waterfall
14 8 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
15 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
16 6 (6.25%) Scrum
16 6 (6.25%) SDLC
16 6 (6.25%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 86 (89.58%) Python
2 57 (59.38%) Groovy
3 52 (54.17%) Java
4 26 (27.08%) Bash Shell
5 25 (26.04%) Shell Script
6 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 20 (20.83%) SQL
8 18 (18.75%) C#
9 15 (15.63%) C++
10 12 (12.50%) Scala
11 8 (8.33%) VBScript
12 7 (7.29%) Jython
13 4 (4.17%) Perl
14 1 (1.04%) Apex Code
14 1 (1.04%) C
14 1 (1.04%) Korn
14 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 1 (1.04%) SOQL
14 1 (1.04%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.42%) Degree
4 2 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) GCP
System Software
1 46 (47.92%) Docker
2 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.08%) Xen
5 1 (1.04%) GlusterFS
5 1 (1.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (47.92%) Ansible
2 42 (43.75%) Puppet
3 24 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 14 (14.58%) Nagios
5 13 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (8.33%) CA Service Virtualization
6 8 (8.33%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.04%) Grafana
7 1 (1.04%) Kibana
7 1 (1.04%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.04%) SELinux
7 1 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) CA
1 8 (8.33%) HP
2 4 (4.17%) VMware
3 3 (3.13%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.08%) Google
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.04%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (1.04%) New Relic
5 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.04%) Splunk