The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Essex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 64 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.26% - 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% - 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £650 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
288 140 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.83% 33.02% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 65 57
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £188 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £25.60 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
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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
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Billericay - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) Logistics
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Product Management
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) ERP

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
1 4 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Logistics
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 4 (66.67%) Product Management
2 4 (66.67%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) ERP
2 4 (66.67%) OOD
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Scala
3 2 (33.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
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