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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 42 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 26 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.96% 1.86% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.36% 4.36% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £438 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
Ruby
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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
311 390 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 35.42% 42.62% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 315 115
Average daily rate £375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.36% -22.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £27.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 24 April 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 45 (75.00%) Java
2 31 (51.67%) JavaScript
3 30 (50.00%) PHP
4 29 (48.33%) Git (software)
5 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (43.33%) Subversion
6 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
7 22 (36.67%) Linux
7 22 (36.67%) Relational Database
8 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (31.67%) Python
9 19 (31.67%) Visualisation
9 19 (31.67%) Puppet
10 18 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (30.00%) Jenkins
11 17 (28.33%) HTTP
12 16 (26.67%) Web Design
12 16 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (26.67%) DevOps
12 16 (26.67%) Bash Shell
13 15 (25.00%) Windows
13 15 (25.00%) Perl
14 14 (23.33%) Hudson
15 13 (21.67%) LAN
15 13 (21.67%) WAN
15 13 (21.67%) Firewall
15 13 (21.67%) Scrum
16 12 (20.00%) CentOS
16 12 (20.00%) VMware
16 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (15.00%) Apache
1 9 (15.00%) nginx
2 6 (10.00%) MediaWiki
2 6 (10.00%) Confluence
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) SugarCRM
4 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
5 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) HTTP
2 13 (21.67%) LAN
2 13 (21.67%) WAN
2 13 (21.67%) Firewall
3 6 (10.00%) Network Security
3 6 (10.00%) LDAP
3 6 (10.00%) VPN
3 6 (10.00%) OSPF
3 6 (10.00%) BGP
3 6 (10.00%) IPsec
3 6 (10.00%) IPv6
3 6 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) DNS
5 1 (1.67%) SMTP
5 1 (1.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (16.67%) MySQL
3 9 (15.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.67%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (48.33%) Git (software)
2 26 (43.33%) Subversion
3 18 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 14 (23.33%) Hudson
5 10 (16.67%) JIRA
6 6 (10.00%) Selenium
7 3 (5.00%) RSpec
7 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.00%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.67%) JUnit
8 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.67%) TestNG
8 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.67%) NUnit
8 1 (1.67%) Maven
8 1 (1.67%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.67%) MSTest
8 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Electronics
2 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (21.67%) Ruby Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 9 (15.00%) Architect
7 5 (8.33%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (1.67%) Administrator
9 1 (1.67%) IT Consultant
9 1 (1.67%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.67%) Consultant
9 1 (1.67%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (1.67%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) PHP Developer
9 1 (1.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) HTML5
1 8 (13.33%) HTML
2 7 (11.67%) LAMP
2 7 (11.67%) JSON
3 6 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.33%) Spring
4 5 (8.33%) jQuery
5 4 (6.67%) REST
5 4 (6.67%) Apache Camel
5 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (6.67%) Web Services
6 3 (5.00%) XML
6 3 (5.00%) Marionette.js
6 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (5.00%) Backbone.js
6 3 (5.00%) Underscore.js
7 2 (3.33%) CSS
7 2 (3.33%) Servlets
8 1 (1.67%) .NET
8 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Visualisation
2 7 (11.67%) Open Source
3 6 (10.00%) Wiki
4 5 (8.33%) DTV
4 5 (8.33%) User Experience
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Linux
2 15 (25.00%) Windows
3 12 (20.00%) CentOS
4 9 (15.00%) Debian
4 9 (15.00%) Ubuntu
5 7 (11.67%) UNIX
6 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.00%) Fedora
8 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
3 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (26.67%) Web Design
4 16 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 16 (26.67%) DevOps
5 13 (21.67%) Scrum
6 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.67%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (11.67%) Build Automation
8 6 (10.00%) Database Theory
8 6 (10.00%) Relational Database Theory
8 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.33%) SOA
9 5 (8.33%) Programme Management
9 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (75.00%) Java
2 31 (51.67%) JavaScript
3 30 (50.00%) PHP
4 19 (31.67%) Python
5 16 (26.67%) Bash Shell
6 15 (25.00%) Perl
7 9 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (5.00%) PHP5
8 3 (5.00%) Go
9 2 (3.33%) Groovy
9 2 (3.33%) C#
10 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (13.33%) CCNA
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 2 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) HND
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (16.67%) XenServer
3 9 (15.00%) Samba
3 9 (15.00%) Postfix
4 6 (10.00%) iptables
5 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) Puppet
2 18 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (20.00%) Salt
4 8 (13.33%) Ansible
5 6 (10.00%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.67%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) VMware
2 10 (16.67%) Citrix
3 9 (15.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.33%) SAP
5 4 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) Zend