Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 November 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.

Ruby
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 96 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 +3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 3 8 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.25% 0.57% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 1.35% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 27
Wales median daily rate £363 £525 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +60.31% -6.43%
10th Percentile £351 £450 £265
90th Percentile £449 £606 £460
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +250.00% +25.00% -88.73%

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 Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 459 593 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.70% 42.33% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 399 591
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £252 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +168.29% -1.68%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £56.16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Wales

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Wales

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
South Wales +12 3 £363 -29.27% 5
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) NFS
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) LAMP
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) CentOS
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Postfix
1 3 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) iptables
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Support
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) CentOS
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) iptables
1 3 (100.00%) NFS
1 3 (100.00%) Postfix
1 3 (100.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds