The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 52 49 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 23 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.30% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.67% 0.47% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
406 215 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 40.68% 35.77% 37.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 155 195
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 21
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
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 Bristol

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 51 (91.07%) PHP
1 51 (91.07%) Linux
2 48 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 48 (85.71%) LAMP
3 43 (76.79%) CentOS
3 43 (76.79%) DevOps
4 42 (75.00%) Puppet
5 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (60.71%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (58.93%) Bash Shell
6 33 (58.93%) Apache
7 32 (57.14%) Perl
7 32 (57.14%) VMware
8 30 (53.57%) Firewall
8 30 (53.57%) Java
9 29 (51.79%) Ubuntu
10 28 (50.00%) XenServer
11 26 (46.43%) MySQL
12 24 (42.86%) Jenkins
13 23 (41.07%) Salt
13 23 (41.07%) Samba
14 21 (37.50%) nginx
14 21 (37.50%) Hudson
15 20 (35.71%) Debian
15 20 (35.71%) Citrix
15 20 (35.71%) LAN
15 20 (35.71%) WAN
16 19 (33.93%) LDAP
16 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 33 (58.93%) Apache
2 21 (37.50%) nginx
3 9 (16.07%) Confluence
4 8 (14.29%) MediaWiki
4 8 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.79%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (16.07%) Amazon S3
4 7 (12.50%) SaaS
4 7 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.57%) PaaS
6 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (53.57%) Firewall
2 20 (35.71%) LAN
2 20 (35.71%) WAN
3 19 (33.93%) LDAP
4 18 (32.14%) VPN
5 9 (16.07%) Network Security
6 8 (14.29%) IPsec
6 8 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 8 (14.29%) OSPF
6 8 (14.29%) BGP
6 8 (14.29%) IPv6
7 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) MySQL
2 9 (16.07%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 21 (37.50%) Hudson
3 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
4 10 (17.86%) JIRA
5 8 (14.29%) Subversion
6 3 (5.36%) Selenium
6 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.57%) RSpec
7 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.79%) WATIR
8 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Marketing
2 6 (10.71%) Electronics
2 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (48.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Administrator
8 1 (1.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Technical Tester
8 1 (1.79%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Tester
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby Developer
8 1 (1.79%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (85.71%) LAMP
2 10 (17.86%) Web Services
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) jQuery
4 7 (12.50%) Servlets
4 7 (12.50%) Spring
5 3 (5.36%) JSON
5 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.57%) Haml
6 2 (3.57%) HTML
6 2 (3.57%) Sass
7 1 (1.79%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.79%) RESTful
7 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Open Source
2 8 (14.29%) Wiki
3 6 (10.71%) DTV
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (91.07%) Linux
2 43 (76.79%) CentOS
3 29 (51.79%) Ubuntu
4 20 (35.71%) Debian
5 10 (17.86%) UNIX
6 8 (14.29%) Fedora
6 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (76.79%) DevOps
2 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (21.43%) Build Automation
4 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
5 10 (17.86%) Load Balancing
5 10 (17.86%) TDD
5 10 (17.86%) Scrum
6 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
6 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (16.07%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 6 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (10.71%) Programme Management
8 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.57%) BDD
9 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (91.07%) PHP
2 33 (58.93%) Bash Shell
3 32 (57.14%) Perl
4 30 (53.57%) Java
5 18 (32.14%) Python
6 9 (16.07%) SQL
7 7 (12.50%) PHP5
8 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (21.43%) CCNA
2 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
2 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 28 (50.00%) XenServer
2 23 (41.07%) Samba
3 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (17.86%) Postfix
5 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (75.00%) Puppet
2 34 (60.71%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (41.07%) Salt
4 10 (17.86%) ZABBIX
5 9 (16.07%) Nagios
5 9 (16.07%) Cacti
Vendors
1 48 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 32 (57.14%) VMware
3 20 (35.71%) Citrix
4 9 (16.07%) Percona
5 6 (10.71%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.79%) Atlassian