The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bristol region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 35 48 63
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 34 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.27% 0.37% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.24% 1.24% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £265 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -33.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
332 161 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 41.66% 29.49% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 107 146
Average daily rate £375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 22
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £26.20 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
South West

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 44 (84.62%) Linux
2 43 (82.69%) PHP
3 40 (76.92%) LAMP
4 38 (73.08%) Red Hat
5 35 (67.31%) Puppet
5 35 (67.31%) DevOps
6 31 (59.62%) Java
7 28 (53.85%) VMware
7 28 (53.85%) Bash Shell
8 27 (51.92%) CentOS
8 27 (51.92%) MySQL
8 27 (51.92%) Apache
9 26 (50.00%) nginx
9 26 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (48.08%) Debian
10 25 (48.08%) Firewall
11 24 (46.15%) VPN
11 24 (46.15%) Perl
12 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (42.31%) Ubuntu
14 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (36.54%) XenServer
15 19 (36.54%) Jenkins
15 19 (36.54%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (34.62%) Python
16 18 (34.62%) Samba
17 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
18 16 (30.77%) Postfix
19 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
20 13 (25.00%) Amazon EC2

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (51.92%) Apache
2 26 (50.00%) nginx
3 12 (23.08%) Confluence
4 10 (19.23%) MediaWiki
5 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.92%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (15.38%) Amazon S3
4 5 (9.62%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (9.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
2 24 (46.15%) VPN
3 13 (25.00%) LAN
3 13 (25.00%) WAN
4 12 (23.08%) Network Security
5 11 (21.15%) IPv6
6 10 (19.23%) LDAP
6 10 (19.23%) EIGRP
6 10 (19.23%) OSPF
6 10 (19.23%) BGP
6 10 (19.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (51.92%) MySQL
2 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 10 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (36.54%) Jenkins
2 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
3 13 (25.00%) Hudson
4 12 (23.08%) JIRA
5 10 (19.23%) Subversion
6 4 (7.69%) Selenium
7 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.85%) WATIR
8 2 (3.85%) JMeter
9 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.92%) RSpec
9 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.92%) Maven
9 1 (1.92%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Marketing
3 4 (7.69%) Electronics
3 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (32.69%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Tester
8 2 (3.85%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (76.92%) LAMP
2 12 (23.08%) Web Services
3 9 (17.31%) jQuery
3 9 (17.31%) CSS
4 5 (9.62%) Servlets
4 5 (9.62%) Spring
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (7.69%) HTML
6 3 (5.77%) XML
7 2 (3.85%) Haml
7 2 (3.85%) Sass
7 2 (3.85%) JSON
7 2 (3.85%) Symfony
8 1 (1.92%) .NET
8 1 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Wiki
2 8 (15.38%) Open Source
3 4 (7.69%) DTV
4 2 (3.85%) E-Learning
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 44 (84.62%) Linux
2 27 (51.92%) CentOS
3 25 (48.08%) Debian
4 22 (42.31%) Ubuntu
5 13 (25.00%) Windows
6 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (17.31%) UNIX
8 5 (9.62%) Fedora
9 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) DevOps
2 26 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (21.15%) Build Automation
6 10 (19.23%) Data Modelling
7 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
8 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
8 8 (15.38%) TDD
9 7 (13.46%) Scrum
10 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
11 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.69%) Programme Management
12 4 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
14 2 (3.85%) BDD
14 2 (3.85%) Information Security
14 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (82.69%) PHP
2 31 (59.62%) Java
3 28 (53.85%) Bash Shell
4 24 (46.15%) Perl
5 18 (34.62%) Python
6 12 (23.08%) SQL
7 7 (13.46%) PHP5
8 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.85%) C++
10 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
1 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.92%) CCNA
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (36.54%) XenServer
3 18 (34.62%) Samba
4 16 (30.77%) Postfix
5 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (67.31%) Puppet
2 19 (36.54%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (25.00%) ZABBIX
4 11 (21.15%) Salt
5 8 (15.38%) Nagios
5 8 (15.38%) Cacti
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Red Hat
2 28 (53.85%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) Citrix
4 8 (15.38%) Percona
5 4 (7.69%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) Facebook
6 2 (3.85%) Twitter
6 2 (3.85%) Google
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