Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 191 146
Rank change year-on-year +31 -45 -21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 70 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.08% 0.68% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 1.70% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 28
South West median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £382 £325
90th Percentile £600 £559 £527
England median daily rate £530 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% - +250.00%

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 2,646 2,532 2,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.88% 40.29% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,699 1,596 1,309
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +13.33% +3.81%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £270
90th Percentile £582 £575 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 104 112
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23.88 £26.25 £22.05
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +5.48% +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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +10 25 £513 +7.89% 11
Gloucestershire +5 20 £550 - 10
Somerset -1 8 £456 -3.91% 4
Wiltshire -13 8 £538 +2.38% 2
Devon +2 7 £400 -36.00% 4
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 50 (71.43%) Python
2 39 (55.71%) Java
3 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (48.57%) Security Cleared
5 33 (47.14%) Linux
6 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
7 29 (41.43%) C#
7 29 (41.43%) Test Automation
8 28 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 27 (38.57%) DevOps
10 24 (34.29%) Cucumber
10 24 (34.29%) Unix
11 23 (32.86%) Docker
12 22 (31.43%) TDD
13 21 (30.00%) Node.js
13 21 (30.00%) Ansible
14 20 (28.57%) HTML
14 20 (28.57%) CSS
15 19 (27.14%) DV Cleared
15 19 (27.14%) Software Testing
16 18 (25.71%) C++
16 18 (25.71%) React
17 17 (24.29%) AngularJS
17 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
18 16 (22.86%) C
18 16 (22.86%) Public Sector
19 15 (21.43%) Git (software)
20 14 (20.00%) MongoDB
20 14 (20.00%) Software Architecture
20 14 (20.00%) Hadoop

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 14 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Azure
2 6 (8.57%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (7.14%) AWS
4 4 (5.71%) PaaS
5 3 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.29%) GCP
5 3 (4.29%) Office 365
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.43%) GitHub
6 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.43%) npm
6 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.43%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 14 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.86%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) Cucumber
2 15 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 13 (18.57%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.57%) Subversion
4 7 (10.00%) Selenium
5 5 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 5 (7.14%) Sahi
5 5 (7.14%) WATIR
6 2 (2.86%) JIRA
6 2 (2.86%) RSpec
6 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.86%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.43%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.43%) Gradle
7 1 (1.43%) Grunt
7 1 (1.43%) JMeter
7 1 (1.43%) Protractor
General
1 16 (22.86%) Public Sector
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Electronics
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Senior Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Software Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Java Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Tester
6 7 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.71%) Digital Developer
8 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Ruby Developer
10 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Python Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) Node.js
2 20 (28.57%) CSS
2 20 (28.57%) HTML
3 18 (25.71%) React
4 17 (24.29%) AngularJS
5 14 (20.00%) EJB
5 14 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 14 (20.00%) Spring
6 10 (14.29%) XML
7 6 (8.57%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (7.14%) .NET
8 5 (7.14%) Web Services
9 4 (5.71%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.29%) Vue.js
11 1 (1.43%) J2EE
11 1 (1.43%) Kafka
11 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) User Experience
2 2 (2.86%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.14%) Linux
2 24 (34.29%) Unix
3 9 (12.86%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Test Automation
3 27 (38.57%) DevOps
4 22 (31.43%) TDD
5 19 (27.14%) Software Testing
6 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
7 14 (20.00%) OO
7 14 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 14 (20.00%) Software Architecture
7 14 (20.00%) UML
8 12 (17.14%) Manual Testing
8 12 (17.14%) Web Development
9 11 (15.71%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
10 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.00%) Open Source
12 6 (8.57%) Performance Testing
13 5 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
13 5 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 50 (71.43%) Python
2 39 (55.71%) Java
3 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
4 29 (41.43%) C#
5 18 (25.71%) C++
6 16 (22.86%) C
7 14 (20.00%) Java 8
8 12 (17.14%) Scala
9 7 (10.00%) Go
9 7 (10.00%) SQL
10 3 (4.29%) Groovy
11 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.86%) Perl
12 1 (1.43%) PHP
12 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 28 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (27.14%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) ISEB
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (32.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (30.00%) Ansible
2 7 (10.00%) Terraform
3 6 (8.57%) Kubernetes
4 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.43%) Grafana
5 1 (1.43%) Graphite
5 1 (1.43%) Kibana
5 1 (1.43%) logstash
5 1 (1.43%) Nagios
5 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Atlassian
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) New Relic
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Google
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.43%) Splunk
4 1 (1.43%) VMware