Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 137 126
Rank change year-on-year -46 -11 -30
Contract jobs citing Ruby 42 54 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.96% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 2.51% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 52
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £374 £322 £331
90th Percentile £562 £526 £563
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +250.00% +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 2,510 2,151 2,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.34% 38.28% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,588 1,324 1,531
South West median daily rate £425 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +6.21% -2.03%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 104 142
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -4.46%
10th Percentile £26.25 £18.33 £20.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.18 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +0.74%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +2 21 £475 +18.75% 27
Gloucestershire -4 6 - - 4
Wiltshire -20 5 £525 +43.84% 1
Dorset +4 4 - - 2
Somerset -7 3 £475 +11.76% 8
Devon -12 1 £625 +38.89%
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 23 (54.76%) Linux
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) Python
3 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (38.10%) Configuration Management
5 16 (38.10%) Jenkins
6 15 (35.71%) DevOps
6 15 (35.71%) Java
6 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 14 (33.33%) TDD
7 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (30.95%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (30.95%) Ruby on Rails
9 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 12 (28.57%) Docker
10 11 (26.19%) Kubernetes
10 11 (26.19%) Scrum
10 11 (26.19%) JIRA
10 11 (26.19%) RESTful
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (23.81%) Puppet
11 10 (23.81%) MVC
11 10 (23.81%) Migration
11 10 (23.81%) Spring
11 10 (23.81%) HTTP
12 9 (21.43%) Subversion
12 9 (21.43%) Windows

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 6 (14.29%) Confluence
2 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.52%) GitHub
3 4 (9.52%) OpenShift
4 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 3 (7.14%) IaaS
5 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.76%) Office 365
6 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.38%) Datadog
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) NAS
2 3 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) OpenVPN
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (7.14%) Redis
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Jenkins
2 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 11 (26.19%) JIRA
4 9 (21.43%) Subversion
5 8 (19.05%) JUnit
6 7 (16.67%) Hudson
7 6 (14.29%) Selenium
8 5 (11.90%) JMeter
9 4 (9.52%) Bitbucket
9 4 (9.52%) CF BOSH
9 4 (9.52%) GitLab
9 4 (9.52%) WATIR
10 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
11 2 (4.76%) Maven
11 2 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Scala Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) Ruby on Rails
2 11 (26.19%) RESTful
3 10 (23.81%) Spring
4 9 (21.43%) REST
5 8 (19.05%) JSON
5 8 (19.05%) Play Framework
6 7 (16.67%) Django
6 7 (16.67%) Guice
6 7 (16.67%) Spring MVC
7 6 (14.29%) HTML
8 5 (11.90%) CSS
8 5 (11.90%) Node.js
9 3 (7.14%) Sass
9 3 (7.14%) Spring Boot
10 2 (4.76%) Sidekiq
10 2 (4.76%) Swagger
11 1 (2.38%) Dropwizard
11 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (2.38%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 3 (7.14%) Replication
2 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 3 (7.14%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (38.10%) Configuration Management
5 15 (35.71%) DevOps
6 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (33.33%) TDD
7 11 (26.19%) Scrum
8 10 (23.81%) Migration
8 10 (23.81%) MVC
9 8 (19.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 8 (19.05%) Kanban
9 8 (19.05%) Open Source
10 7 (16.67%) Functional Programming
10 7 (16.67%) Pair Programming
10 7 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (16.67%) Web Design
11 6 (14.29%) BDD
11 6 (14.29%) OWASP
12 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) Python
2 15 (35.71%) Java
3 14 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.43%) Scala
6 6 (14.29%) Perl
7 5 (11.90%) Groovy
7 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
8 3 (7.14%) C
8 3 (7.14%) SQL
9 2 (4.76%) C++
9 2 (4.76%) PHP
10 1 (2.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.14%) MCSA
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Docker
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (26.19%) Kubernetes
3 10 (23.81%) Puppet
4 7 (16.67%) Terraform
5 6 (14.29%) Ansible
6 1 (2.38%) Nagios
6 1 (2.38%) Salt
6 1 (2.38%) Suricata
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Google
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (9.52%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Splunk
5 1 (2.38%) New Relic
5 1 (2.38%) Qualys