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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
England / South West
Rank 91 64 74
Rank change year-on-year -27 +10  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 46 80 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.79% 2.76% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.47% 7.22% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 54
Median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £325 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 1030 1108 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.02% 38.18% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 654 742
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
Somerset +10 11 £350 -3.44% 3
Devon -18 10 £380 -12.64% 4
Gloucestershire +1 8 £475 +11.76% 2
Wiltshire +6 7 £488 +44.44% 1
Bristol -23 7 £475 +33.33% 4
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £413 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (58.33%) Python
3 39 (46.43%) Java
4 37 (44.05%) DevOps
5 36 (42.86%) Linux
6 31 (36.90%) Bash Shell
7 28 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 26 (30.95%) Jenkins
9 23 (27.38%) Docker
10 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (26.19%) SQL
11 20 (23.81%) Cucumber
11 20 (23.81%) Ansible
12 18 (21.43%) BDD
12 18 (21.43%) Puppet
12 18 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (21.43%) Git (software)
12 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
12 18 (21.43%) TDD
13 17 (20.24%) Perl
13 17 (20.24%) QA
13 17 (20.24%) GitHub
14 16 (19.05%) Open Source
14 16 (19.05%) NoSQL
14 16 (19.05%) Scrum
15 15 (17.86%) Web Services
15 15 (17.86%) Configuration Management
16 14 (16.67%) ISEB
16 14 (16.67%) .NET
16 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing

Ruby
Top Related 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 10 (11.90%) Apache
2 9 (10.71%) Confluence
3 8 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (9.52%) nginx
4 3 (3.57%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (2.38%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) Moodle
5 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (20.24%) GitHub
3 8 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (7.14%) Amazon S3
5 6 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (5.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (5.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (5.95%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (5.95%) Route 53
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) DNS
2 7 (8.33%) HTTP
2 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.95%) SSL
4 4 (4.76%) VoIP
4 4 (4.76%) VPN
4 4 (4.76%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.57%) AMQP
5 3 (3.57%) SSH
6 1 (1.19%) Internet
6 1 (1.19%) Network Security
6 1 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) NoSQL
2 12 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.52%) MySQL
4 8 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (7.14%) Hadoop
7 5 (5.95%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (4.76%) Big Data
8 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.38%) Apache Accumulo
9 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.38%) dBASE
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (2.38%) OrientDB
10 1 (1.19%) CouchDB
10 1 (1.19%) MariaDB
10 1 (1.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 26 (30.95%) Jenkins
2 20 (23.81%) Cucumber
3 18 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 13 (15.48%) Vagrant
5 12 (14.29%) JIRA
6 11 (13.10%) Selenium
7 7 (8.33%) Bitbucket
7 7 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (7.14%) TeamCity
9 5 (5.95%) HP UFT
9 5 (5.95%) Sahi
9 5 (5.95%) SpecFlow
9 5 (5.95%) WATIR
10 4 (4.76%) Artifactory
10 4 (4.76%) CMake
10 4 (4.76%) Hudson
10 4 (4.76%) SonarQube
10 4 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Electronics
2 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.57%) Marketing
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Developer
2 23 (27.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) Analyst
3 6 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 5 (5.95%) .NET Developer
4 5 (5.95%) Architect
4 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
4 5 (5.95%) Lead Test Analyst
4 5 (5.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
4 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Consultant
5 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) Web Services
2 14 (16.67%) .NET
3 11 (13.10%) Ruby on Rails
4 10 (11.90%) XML
5 9 (10.71%) REST
6 8 (9.52%) CSS
6 8 (9.52%) Gherkin
6 8 (9.52%) HTML
7 7 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.14%) Node.js
9 5 (5.95%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (5.95%) RESTful
9 5 (5.95%) SOAP
10 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.76%) Dropwizard
11 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Core
11 3 (3.57%) Ember.js
11 3 (3.57%) hapi
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Public Cloud
1 4 (4.76%) User Experience
2 3 (3.57%) Blog
2 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) CESG
3 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.38%) Wiki
4 1 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.19%) e-Health
4 1 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.86%) Linux
2 13 (15.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (10.71%) CentOS
4 7 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.95%) Unix
6 4 (4.76%) CoreOS
6 4 (4.76%) Windows
7 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.19%) Android
8 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.05%) DevOps
3 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (21.43%) BDD
4 18 (21.43%) TDD
5 16 (19.05%) Open Source
5 16 (19.05%) Scrum
6 15 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 11 (13.10%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (11.90%) Software Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.52%) Kanban
10 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 7 (8.33%) Test Scripting
12 6 (7.14%) Auto-Scaling
12 6 (7.14%) Microservices
12 6 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 6 (7.14%) Test Management
12 6 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (58.33%) Python
2 39 (46.43%) Java
3 31 (36.90%) Bash Shell
4 22 (26.19%) SQL
5 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 17 (20.24%) Perl
7 11 (13.10%) Scala
8 10 (11.90%) C#
9 7 (8.33%) Go
9 7 (8.33%) PL/SQL
10 6 (7.14%) C++
11 5 (5.95%) C
12 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.38%) Clojure
13 2 (2.38%) PHP
14 1 (1.19%) Haskell
14 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.19%) R
14 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.67%) ISEB
2 14 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (5.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.19%) CISA
8 1 (1.19%) CISM
8 1 (1.19%) CISSP
8 1 (1.19%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.24%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (27.38%) Docker
2 6 (7.14%) LXC
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.76%) VirtualBox
5 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.19%) HDFS
6 1 (1.19%) KVM
6 1 (1.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) Ansible
2 18 (21.43%) Puppet
3 13 (15.48%) Terraform
4 10 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (7.14%) Salt
6 5 (5.95%) Nagios
6 5 (5.95%) OSSEC
7 4 (4.76%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.38%) Kibana
8 2 (2.38%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) SaltStack
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) VMware
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.95%) New Relic
5 4 (4.76%) Google
5 4 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (3.57%) SAP
6 3 (3.57%) Sybase
7 1 (1.19%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.19%) Intel
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
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