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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 43 31 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +35
Contract jobs citing Ruby 31 42 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.63% 4.87% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.39% 11.97% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 4
Average daily rate £350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%
Ruby
South West

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
330 351 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 38.64% 40.72% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 267 210
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 8
Average hourly rate £38.00 £44.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.13 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 39 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 29 (53.70%) CSS
2 29 (53.70%) Ruby on Rails
3 28 (51.85%) Python
4 24 (44.44%) HTML
4 24 (44.44%) Migration
4 24 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 24 (44.44%) Open Source
5 23 (42.59%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (42.59%) Cucumber
6 21 (38.89%) MongoDB
6 21 (38.89%) .NET
6 21 (38.89%) ETL
7 20 (37.04%) Linux
7 20 (37.04%) SQL
7 20 (37.04%) Web Development
7 20 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (35.19%) Configuration Management
9 18 (33.33%) C#
9 18 (33.33%) Java
9 18 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 18 (33.33%) NoSQL
9 18 (33.33%) Sass
10 17 (31.48%) Responsive Web Design
10 17 (31.48%) Relational Database
10 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (31.48%) TDD
10 17 (31.48%) Web Services
10 17 (31.48%) SQL Server

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.56%) Confluence
4 3 (5.56%) nginx
5 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (24.07%) GitHub
3 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) HTTP
2 8 (14.81%) Internet
3 3 (5.56%) DHCP
3 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) IPsec
3 3 (5.56%) IPv6
3 3 (5.56%) OpenVPN
3 3 (5.56%) OSPF
3 3 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (42.59%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (38.89%) MongoDB
3 18 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 17 (31.48%) Relational Database
4 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
5 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (9.26%) MySQL
7 3 (5.56%) MariaDB
8 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Cucumber
2 16 (29.63%) RSpec
3 15 (27.78%) Capybara
3 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 15 (27.78%) Subversion
4 13 (24.07%) git-flow
4 13 (24.07%) JUnit
5 10 (18.52%) SpecFlow
6 8 (14.81%) Moq
6 8 (14.81%) NUnit
6 8 (14.81%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
8 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (5.56%) GitLab
9 3 (5.56%) JIRA
10 2 (3.70%) WATIR
11 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
11 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Electronics
2 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 6 (11.11%) Marketing
2 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Developer
2 16 (29.63%) Ruby Developer
3 9 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Agile Developer
4 8 (14.81%) AWS Software Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) C# Software Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Software Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) .NET Developer
5 7 (12.96%) .NET Software Developer
5 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (12.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (12.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
5 7 (12.96%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Agile Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (53.70%) CSS
1 29 (53.70%) Ruby on Rails
2 24 (44.44%) HTML
3 21 (38.89%) .NET
4 18 (33.33%) Sass
5 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET
5 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (31.48%) Web Services
6 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 8 (14.81%) Gherkin
7 8 (14.81%) MSMQ
7 8 (14.81%) REST
7 8 (14.81%) RESTful
7 8 (14.81%) WCF
8 7 (12.96%) jQuery
8 7 (12.96%) JSON
9 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 6 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 6 (11.11%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Visualisation
2 8 (14.81%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Linux
2 15 (27.78%) Mac OS X
2 15 (27.78%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) CoreOS
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.56%) SmartOS
4 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Data Migration
1 24 (44.44%) Migration
1 24 (44.44%) Open Source
2 21 (38.89%) ETL
3 20 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (37.04%) Web Development
4 19 (35.19%) Configuration Management
5 18 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 17 (31.48%) E-Commerce
6 17 (31.48%) MVC
6 17 (31.48%) Responsive Web Design
6 17 (31.48%) Scrum
6 17 (31.48%) TDD
6 17 (31.48%) Web Design
7 16 (29.63%) BDD
8 15 (27.78%) OO
9 13 (24.07%) Integration Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
11 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 39 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 28 (51.85%) Python
3 20 (37.04%) SQL
4 18 (33.33%) C#
4 18 (33.33%) Java
5 15 (27.78%) Scala
6 10 (18.52%) Perl
7 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Btrfs
1 3 (5.56%) Docker
1 3 (5.56%) iptables
1 3 (5.56%) KVM
1 3 (5.56%) LXC
1 3 (5.56%) Snort
1 3 (5.56%) Squid
1 3 (5.56%) Varnish
1 3 (5.56%) vCloud
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.26%) Puppet
2 4 (7.41%) Ansible
3 3 (5.56%) CFEngine
3 3 (5.56%) HAProxy
3 3 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.56%) Nessus
3 3 (5.56%) systemd
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) SAP
3 5 (9.26%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (7.41%) VMware
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.56%) SaltStack
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