Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 151 118
Rank change year-on-year -27 -33 -19
Contract jobs citing Ruby 33 51 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.56% 0.94% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 2.51% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 60
South West median daily rate £475 £441 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.71% -2.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £374 £325 £313
90th Percentile £538 £525 £529
England median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +300.00% +25.00%

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 2,327 2,034 2,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.80% 37.58% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,240 1,496
South West median daily rate £416 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 102 155
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £29.00 £17.28 £21.67
90th Percentile £48.13 £53.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 September 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 September 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 -12 13 £475 +18.75% 17
Gloucestershire +6 7 £475 - 3
Wiltshire -15 6 £525 +35.48% 2
Somerset +5 3 £475 -5.00% 14
Dorset - 3 - - 3
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 22 (66.67%) Python
2 17 (51.52%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 14 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (42.42%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (42.42%) DevOps
5 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 12 (36.36%) Puppet
6 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 10 (30.30%) Docker
8 9 (27.27%) Kubernetes
8 9 (27.27%) Windows
8 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
9 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) Migration
9 8 (24.24%) Terraform
10 7 (21.21%) Ansible
10 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (18.18%) JIRA
11 6 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (18.18%) Selenium
11 6 (18.18%) Perl
11 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
12 5 (15.15%) SDLC
12 5 (15.15%) C
12 5 (15.15%) HTML

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 4 (12.12%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Drupal
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) GitHub
3 3 (9.09%) IaaS
3 3 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (9.09%) OpenShift
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) npm
4 1 (3.03%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) NAS
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) OpenVPN
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Apache Accumulo
1 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.09%) Redis
3 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.03%) Riak
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (18.18%) JIRA
3 6 (18.18%) Selenium
4 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (12.12%) Bitbucket
4 4 (12.12%) JMeter
4 4 (12.12%) WATIR
5 3 (9.09%) CF BOSH
5 3 (9.09%) GitLab
6 2 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (6.06%) Subversion
7 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.03%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Rational Quality Manager
7 1 (3.03%) WebStorm
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 5 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) PHP Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) Node.js
4 3 (9.09%) Sass
5 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) REST
5 2 (6.06%) Sidekiq
5 2 (6.06%) YAML
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Core
6 1 (3.03%) Dropwizard
6 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (3.03%) Play Framework
6 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.03%) RAML
6 1 (3.03%) React
6 1 (3.03%) STL
6 1 (3.03%) Swagger
6 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.12%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Linux
2 9 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (42.42%) DevOps
2 11 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 8 (24.24%) Migration
5 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
8 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (9.09%) Password Management
9 3 (9.09%) Scrum
10 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) Python
2 15 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 6 (18.18%) Perl
4 5 (15.15%) C
4 5 (15.15%) Groovy
5 4 (12.12%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) SQL
7 2 (6.06%) C++
7 2 (6.06%) PHP
8 1 (3.03%) Go
8 1 (3.03%) Korn
8 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) MCSA
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Docker
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (36.36%) Puppet
3 9 (27.27%) Kubernetes
4 8 (24.24%) Terraform
5 7 (21.21%) Ansible
6 1 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (3.03%) Nagios
6 1 (3.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (9.09%) SaltStack
4 2 (6.06%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) Apigee
5 1 (3.03%) New Relic
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk