The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 111 109 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 12 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 1.16% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£340 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
Ruby
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
668 691 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.33% 27.30% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 350 301
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 60
Average hourly rate £39.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.26% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.92 £11.25 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Berkshire region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Berkshire region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 6 £358 -10.62% 8
Slough +1 1 £300 -
Newbury - 1 £313 -
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 14 (45.16%) PHP
3 13 (41.94%) Python
4 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) Linux
6 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
6 8 (25.81%) Perl
6 8 (25.81%) HTML
6 8 (25.81%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (22.58%) MVC
7 7 (22.58%) CSS
7 7 (22.58%) DevOps
8 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
8 6 (19.35%) C#
9 5 (16.13%) C++
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) Subversion
9 5 (16.13%) Selenium
9 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
9 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
10 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
10 4 (12.90%) Puppet
10 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
10 4 (12.90%) Apache
10 4 (12.90%) .NET
10 4 (12.90%) Windows
10 4 (12.90%) MySQL
10 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
11 3 (9.68%) Internet
11 3 (9.68%) OOP

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 2 (6.45%) MediaWiki
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.45%) nginx
3 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) IPsec
2 2 (6.45%) LDAP
2 2 (6.45%) IPv6
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) OSPF
2 2 (6.45%) BGP
2 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.23%) 3G
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.23%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) Subversion
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
4 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) PHPUnit
5 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.45%) Hudson
5 2 (6.45%) Appium
5 2 (6.45%) Robolectric
5 2 (6.45%) eggPlant
5 2 (6.45%) RSpec
5 2 (6.45%) Calabash
5 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.23%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.68%) PHP Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) HTML
1 8 (25.81%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (22.58%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.68%) Ajax
4 3 (9.68%) HTML5
5 2 (6.45%) CSS3
5 2 (6.45%) PhoneGap
5 2 (6.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (6.45%) Laravel
5 2 (6.45%) Apache Camel
5 2 (6.45%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.45%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) XSLT
5 2 (6.45%) POSIX
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Open Source
2 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Wiki
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Debian
4 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.45%) CentOS
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) MVC
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps
3 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.68%) OOP
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) BDD
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 14 (45.16%) PHP
3 13 (41.94%) Python
4 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.81%) Perl
5 6 (19.35%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) C++
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
7 3 (9.68%) VB
8 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
8 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
8 2 (6.45%) C
8 2 (6.45%) VBScript
8 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.23%) AWK
9 1 (3.23%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Postfix
1 2 (6.45%) iptables
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) XenServer
1 2 (6.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Talend
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix