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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 101 121 138
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Contract jobs citing Ruby 22 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 0.46% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.23% 1.36% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+62.28% +16.66%
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
682 883 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.62% 33.74% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 472 312
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £17.50 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 13 £475 +26.66%
Slough -1 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 18 (64.29%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Perl
3 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (50.00%) Puppet
5 13 (46.43%) DevOps
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
7 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (28.57%) PHP
8 8 (28.57%) RSpec
9 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 6 (21.43%) PaaS
9 6 (21.43%) QA
9 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 6 (21.43%) C#
9 6 (21.43%) Windows
10 5 (17.86%) C++
10 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 5 (17.86%) Ajax
10 5 (17.86%) Web Development
10 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
10 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
10 5 (17.86%) REST
10 5 (17.86%) IaaS
10 5 (17.86%) MCollective

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) PaaS
2 5 (17.86%) IaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
1 3 (10.71%) NAS
2 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) RSpec
2 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) TestNG
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
3 3 (10.71%) JUnit
3 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.71%) TestLink
4 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.14%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) QA Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Web Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Ajax
1 5 (17.86%) REST
1 5 (17.86%) MCollective
2 4 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) Middleware
3 3 (10.71%) LAMP
3 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
3 3 (10.71%) JSON
4 2 (7.14%) WCF
4 2 (7.14%) Silverlight
4 2 (7.14%) LINQ
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (7.14%) FastCGI
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Open Source
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) DevOps
3 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
4 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.86%) Web Development
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) MVC
6 4 (14.29%) SOA
6 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Time Management
7 3 (10.71%) Kanban
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
7 3 (10.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Perl
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) PHP
5 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 6 (21.43%) C#
6 5 (17.86%) C++
7 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
7 3 (10.71%) VB
8 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCTS
3 2 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) GIAC
4 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) Puppet
2 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) Nagios
4 1 (3.57%) Cacti
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
1 3 (10.71%) Hitachi
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) Percona
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago