Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 120 123
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 -35
Contract jobs citing Ruby 98 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.63% 1.46% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.95% 3.80% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 61
South West median daily rate £544 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% +10.00% +16.13%
10th Percentile £384 £385 £290
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% - +6.67%

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 2,480 1,922 2,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.37% 38.46% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,570 1,181 1,256
South West median daily rate £450 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £522
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 86 136
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.75 £29.75
90th Percentile £52.75 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +3.61% +0.61% +7.14%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +16 53 £550 +15.79% 4
Gloucestershire +1 18 £550 +12.82% 2
Dorset +11 11 £122 -48.84% 5
Devon -17 9 £450 -10.00% 3
Wiltshire -40 6 £538 -10.42% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 67 (68.37%) Python
2 53 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (50.00%) Linux
4 45 (45.92%) Java
5 42 (42.86%) Configuration Management
6 41 (41.84%) Git (software)
7 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
7 40 (40.82%) Docker
8 39 (39.80%) DevOps
9 37 (37.76%) TDD
9 37 (37.76%) JavaScript
10 35 (35.71%) Jenkins
11 31 (31.63%) Bash Shell
12 28 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (26.53%) Kanban
13 26 (26.53%) Ruby on Rails
13 26 (26.53%) MongoDB
14 24 (24.49%) Security Cleared
15 23 (23.47%) Ansible
16 22 (22.45%) Subversion
17 21 (21.43%) Web Design
17 21 (21.43%) C++
17 21 (21.43%) Unix
17 21 (21.43%) Windows
17 21 (21.43%) Relational Database
17 21 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
18 20 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
18 20 (20.41%) Terraform
18 20 (20.41%) Scrum
18 20 (20.41%) Spring

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 12 (12.24%) Confluence
2 10 (10.20%) JBoss
3 7 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.02%) Apache
5 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Adobe XD
1 2 (2.04%) InVision
1 2 (2.04%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.04%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (19.39%) GitHub
3 13 (13.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (9.18%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (9.18%) Amazon S3
6 7 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (7.14%) Serverless
7 2 (2.04%) Office 365
8 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.02%) npm
8 1 (1.02%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) HTTP
2 4 (4.08%) VoIP
3 3 (3.06%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.53%) MongoDB
2 21 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 13 (13.27%) Hadoop
3 13 (13.27%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
5 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (41.84%) Git (software)
2 35 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 22 (22.45%) Subversion
4 19 (19.39%) JIRA
5 18 (18.37%) Cucumber
6 11 (11.22%) JUnit
7 10 (10.20%) Hudson
8 8 (8.16%) GitLab
9 7 (7.14%) Vagrant
10 6 (6.12%) Bitbucket
10 6 (6.12%) CF BOSH
11 5 (5.10%) Maven
12 4 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (4.08%) JMeter
12 4 (4.08%) RSpec
12 4 (4.08%) Selenium
12 4 (4.08%) WATIR
13 3 (3.06%) Bitbucket Server
14 2 (2.04%) Balsamiq
14 2 (2.04%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (9.18%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Electronics
2 6 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.12%) Marketing
2 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (53.06%) Developer
2 15 (15.31%) Agile Developer
2 15 (15.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 15 (15.31%) Scala Developer
3 11 (11.22%) Ruby Developer
4 10 (10.20%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Tester
6 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.10%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Java Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.53%) Ruby on Rails
2 20 (20.41%) Spring
3 19 (19.39%) CSS
3 19 (19.39%) HTML
4 18 (18.37%) Node.js
5 15 (15.31%) Play Framework
5 15 (15.31%) REST
6 12 (12.24%) AngularJS
7 11 (11.22%) JSON
7 11 (11.22%) RESTful
8 10 (10.20%) Django
8 10 (10.20%) EJB
8 10 (10.20%) Guice
8 10 (10.20%) Hibernate
8 10 (10.20%) React
8 10 (10.20%) Spring MVC
9 5 (5.10%) Middleware
9 5 (5.10%) SOAP
10 4 (4.08%) .NET
10 4 (4.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Hybrid Cloud
1 6 (6.12%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.06%) User Experience
3 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 49 (50.00%) Linux
2 21 (21.43%) Unix
2 21 (21.43%) Windows
3 10 (10.20%) Ubuntu
4 6 (6.12%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
4 39 (39.80%) DevOps
5 37 (37.76%) TDD
6 28 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (26.53%) Kanban
8 21 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
8 21 (21.43%) Web Design
9 20 (20.41%) Scrum
10 19 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (19.39%) Software Engineering
11 16 (16.33%) BDD
11 16 (16.33%) Web Development
12 15 (15.31%) Software Testing
13 14 (14.29%) Pair Programming
14 13 (13.27%) Continuous Deployment
15 12 (12.24%) Open Source
16 11 (11.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 11 (11.22%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 67 (68.37%) Python
2 45 (45.92%) Java
3 37 (37.76%) JavaScript
4 31 (31.63%) Bash Shell
5 21 (21.43%) C++
6 16 (16.33%) C
6 16 (16.33%) Scala
7 13 (13.27%) Perl
8 11 (11.22%) Java 8
9 10 (10.20%) C#
10 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.08%) Groovy
11 4 (4.08%) SQL
12 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.04%) ES6
13 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
14 1 (1.02%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.27%) DV Cleared
4 11 (11.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (7.14%) ISTQB
6 6 (6.12%) Degree
7 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (4.08%) ISEB
8 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.04%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.04%) OSCP
10 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) Section 508
System Software
1 40 (40.82%) Docker
2 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (23.47%) Ansible
2 20 (20.41%) Terraform
3 14 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 14 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (14.29%) Puppet
4 7 (7.14%) Graphite
5 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (5.10%) Kibana
5 5 (5.10%) Nagios
5 5 (5.10%) SCOM
5 5 (5.10%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Google
2 9 (9.18%) Atlassian
2 9 (9.18%) Oracle
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.12%) SaltStack
4 6 (6.12%) SAP
5 3 (3.06%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (2.04%) Adobe
6 2 (2.04%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (1.02%) Apple
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.02%) Splunk
7 1 (1.02%) VMware