The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 17 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 12 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 6.59% 4.25% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.64% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £55.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-58.10% -21.83%
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 Devon region.

Programming Languages Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
88 81 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 48.35% 38.21% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 34 28
Average daily rate £415 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +169.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £34.00 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.05 £36.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Devon region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Devon region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +6 4 £400 -20.00%
Exeter +3 2 £413 +32.00% 2
Ruby
South West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Cucumber
2 28 (59.57%) Gherkin
2 28 (59.57%) Capybara
3 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
3 19 (40.43%) HTML
4 17 (36.17%) Python
4 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
4 17 (36.17%) Java
4 17 (36.17%) Time Management
5 16 (34.04%) Office 365
5 16 (34.04%) MS Office
5 16 (34.04%) OO
6 15 (31.91%) Scrum
7 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
7 14 (29.79%) ITIL
8 12 (25.53%) QA
9 11 (23.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (23.40%) Travis CI
10 10 (21.28%) DevOps
10 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
10 10 (21.28%) ISEB
10 10 (21.28%) C#
10 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
11 9 (19.15%) Data Analysis
11 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Objective-C
11 9 (19.15%) C++
11 9 (19.15%) Oracle
11 9 (19.15%) Perl

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 (19.15%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.04%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Capybara
1 28 (59.57%) Cucumber
2 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.40%) Travis CI
4 9 (19.15%) HP UFT
5 8 (17.02%) ClearCase
5 8 (17.02%) JIRA
5 8 (17.02%) Subversion
5 8 (17.02%) Vagrant
6 2 (4.26%) Selenium
7 1 (2.13%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 17 (36.17%) Test Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Tester
3 11 (23.40%) Senior Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Lead Test Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Senior Software Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Software Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Technical Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Leader
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Python Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Lead Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Digital Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Ruby Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (59.57%) Gherkin
2 19 (40.43%) HTML
3 9 (19.15%) CSS
3 9 (19.15%) XML
3 9 (19.15%) XSL
4 2 (4.26%) Drools
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Time Management
3 16 (34.04%) OO
4 15 (31.91%) Scrum
5 14 (29.79%) ITIL
6 10 (21.28%) DevOps
7 9 (19.15%) Data Analysis
7 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Line Management
8 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
8 8 (17.02%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (17.02%) OOP
8 8 (17.02%) UML
9 7 (14.89%) SDLC
10 5 (10.64%) TDD
11 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.51%) Workflow
12 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
1 17 (36.17%) Python
2 10 (21.28%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) C
3 9 (19.15%) C++
3 9 (19.15%) MATLAB
3 9 (19.15%) Objective-C
3 9 (19.15%) Perl
3 9 (19.15%) R
3 9 (19.15%) SQL
4 8 (17.02%) Delphi
4 8 (17.02%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISEB
1 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (17.02%) Degree
4 4 (8.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
2 11 (23.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle
3 8 (17.02%) Apple