The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 48 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 16 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.14% 1.23% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.77% 3.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
Average daily rate
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£625 £195 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+220.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
Ruby
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
206 198 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 40.39% 34.92% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 107 59
Average daily rate £425 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £133 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 33 16
Average hourly rate £35.18 £31.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.60 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - - - -
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) C#
5 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (45.00%) Refactoring
6 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (45.00%) Product Management
6 9 (45.00%) User Stories
7 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (35.00%) PHP
7 7 (35.00%) Linux
7 7 (35.00%) Python
8 6 (30.00%) Firmware
8 6 (30.00%) Broadband
8 6 (30.00%) DHCP
8 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (30.00%) .NET
8 6 (30.00%) Perl
8 6 (30.00%) Scrum
8 6 (30.00%) Wireless
8 6 (30.00%) Firewall
8 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (30.00%) NAS
8 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (30.00%) Selenium
8 6 (30.00%) Project Planning
9 5 (25.00%) STB
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Broadband
1 6 (30.00%) DHCP
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
1 6 (30.00%) Wireless
1 6 (30.00%) NAS
2 5 (25.00%) Telnet
2 5 (25.00%) FTP
2 5 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) SNMP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Redmine
2 2 (10.00%) Trac
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Coach
2 3 (15.00%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) STB
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (45.00%) Product Management
4 9 (45.00%) Refactoring
4 9 (45.00%) User Stories
4 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) Project Planning
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.00%) DevOps
9 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 1 (5.00%) Use Case
9 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.00%) MVC
9 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) PHP
3 7 (35.00%) Python
4 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 6 (30.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef