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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 47 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Contract jobs citing Ruby 25 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.74% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.20% 1.02% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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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
347 197 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 38.01% 32.56% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 140 192
Average daily rate £375 £318 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 25
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.60 £45.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 52 (89.66%) Linux
2 50 (86.21%) PHP
3 49 (84.48%) Red Hat
3 49 (84.48%) LAMP
4 43 (74.14%) DevOps
5 42 (72.41%) Puppet
6 39 (67.24%) CentOS
7 34 (58.62%) Apache
8 33 (56.90%) Java
8 33 (56.90%) VMware
8 33 (56.90%) Bash Shell
9 32 (55.17%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (51.72%) Firewall
10 30 (51.72%) Perl
11 29 (50.00%) MySQL
11 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (50.00%) Ubuntu
11 29 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
12 26 (44.83%) XenServer
12 26 (44.83%) nginx
13 25 (43.10%) Debian
13 25 (43.10%) Jenkins
14 23 (39.66%) Samba
14 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (37.93%) VPN
16 21 (36.21%) Hudson
17 20 (34.48%) LAN
17 20 (34.48%) WAN
18 19 (32.76%) Salt
19 18 (31.03%) Python

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (58.62%) Apache
2 26 (44.83%) nginx
3 12 (20.69%) Confluence
4 10 (17.24%) MediaWiki
5 7 (12.07%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.72%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.31%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.24%) Amazon S3
3 7 (12.07%) SaaS
3 7 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (51.72%) Firewall
2 22 (37.93%) VPN
3 20 (34.48%) LAN
3 20 (34.48%) WAN
4 17 (29.31%) LDAP
5 12 (20.69%) Network Security
6 10 (17.24%) IPsec
6 10 (17.24%) IPv6
6 10 (17.24%) OSPF
6 10 (17.24%) BGP
6 10 (17.24%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (50.00%) MySQL
2 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (17.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Jenkins
2 21 (36.21%) Hudson
3 15 (25.86%) Git (software)
4 12 (20.69%) JIRA
5 10 (17.24%) Subversion
6 4 (6.90%) Selenium
6 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.45%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.45%) Maven
8 2 (3.45%) WATIR
9 1 (1.72%) RSpec
9 1 (1.72%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.34%) Marketing
2 6 (10.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (39.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 16 (27.59%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (18.97%) Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Tester
8 2 (3.45%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 1 (1.72%) QA Tester
9 1 (1.72%) Technical Tester
9 1 (1.72%) Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (84.48%) LAMP
2 13 (22.41%) Web Services
3 9 (15.52%) jQuery
3 9 (15.52%) CSS
4 7 (12.07%) Servlets
4 7 (12.07%) Spring
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.45%) JSON
6 2 (3.45%) HTML
6 2 (3.45%) RESTful
6 2 (3.45%) Haml
6 2 (3.45%) Sass
7 1 (1.72%) XML
7 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Wiki
1 10 (17.24%) Open Source
2 6 (10.34%) DTV
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (89.66%) Linux
2 39 (67.24%) CentOS
3 29 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 25 (43.10%) Debian
5 11 (18.97%) UNIX
5 11 (18.97%) Windows
6 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (12.07%) Fedora
8 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (74.14%) DevOps
2 32 (55.17%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (20.69%) Build Automation
5 11 (18.97%) TDD
5 11 (18.97%) Load Balancing
6 10 (17.24%) Scrum
6 10 (17.24%) Data Modelling
6 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
7 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (10.34%) Programme Management
9 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.17%) BDD
11 2 (3.45%) Kanban
11 2 (3.45%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (86.21%) PHP
2 33 (56.90%) Java
2 33 (56.90%) Bash Shell
3 30 (51.72%) Perl
4 18 (31.03%) Python
5 12 (20.69%) SQL
6 7 (12.07%) PHP5
7 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) CCNA
1 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 26 (44.83%) XenServer
2 23 (39.66%) Samba
2 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.14%) Postfix
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (72.41%) Puppet
2 29 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (32.76%) Salt
4 13 (22.41%) ZABBIX
5 10 (17.24%) Cacti
5 10 (17.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (84.48%) Red Hat
2 33 (56.90%) VMware
3 18 (31.03%) Citrix
4 10 (17.24%) Percona
5 6 (10.34%) SAP