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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 106 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 21 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 0.73% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 2.09% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 4
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£441 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £260 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
711 909 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.63% 34.97% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 492 306
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 26
Average hourly rate £36.50 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +28 13 £531 +32.81% 2
Slough -9 2 £300 -20.00% 1
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 22 (64.71%) Python
2 21 (61.76%) Perl
3 20 (58.82%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) Linux
4 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (50.00%) DevOps
6 15 (44.12%) Puppet
7 13 (38.24%) SQL
8 12 (35.29%) PHP
9 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
10 10 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (26.47%) HTML
11 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
11 9 (26.47%) Ajax
11 9 (26.47%) Web Development
12 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
12 8 (23.53%) QA
12 8 (23.53%) REST
12 8 (23.53%) RSpec
12 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
12 8 (23.53%) C++
13 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (20.59%) User Experience
14 6 (17.65%) MCollective
14 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
14 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (17.65%) JSON
14 6 (17.65%) NAS
14 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
14 6 (17.65%) Middleware

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.94%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) PaaS
2 4 (11.76%) IaaS
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) NAS
1 6 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) RSpec
2 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) Fiddler
3 2 (5.88%) TestNG
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) JUnit
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.88%) TestLink
4 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.94%) Advertising
1 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Software Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) HTML
1 9 (26.47%) Ajax
2 8 (23.53%) REST
3 6 (17.65%) MCollective
3 6 (17.65%) JSON
3 6 (17.65%) Middleware
3 6 (17.65%) Hibernate
3 6 (17.65%) SOAP
4 4 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (8.82%) LAMP
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
6 2 (5.88%) HTML5
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (5.88%) FastCGI
6 2 (5.88%) WCF
6 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
6 2 (5.88%) LINQ
6 2 (5.88%) ADO.NET
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 7 (20.59%) User Experience
3 3 (8.82%) Open Source
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (14.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.94%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) DevOps
3 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
3 9 (26.47%) Web Development
4 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.65%) OO
6 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) SOA
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) MVC
8 3 (8.82%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.88%) BDD
9 2 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.88%) Test Management
9 2 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Python
2 21 (61.76%) Perl
3 20 (58.82%) Java
4 13 (38.24%) SQL
5 12 (35.29%) PHP
6 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
7 8 (23.53%) C++
8 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
8 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
9 5 (14.71%) C#
10 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 2 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) MCTS
2 2 (5.88%) MCITP
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) GIAC
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (44.12%) Puppet
2 10 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.94%) Nagios
4 1 (2.94%) Cacti
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Hitachi
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.94%) Percona