The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 28 June 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 18 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford - 2.22% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 8.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

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 Watford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 57 34 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 34.34% 25.19% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 27
Median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Watford region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting