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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 55 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.76% 0.68% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 2.00% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£170 £165 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -34.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +20.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
183 200 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.66% 33.84% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 103 110
Average daily rate £363 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £32.75 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 2015. 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
Brentwood -3 2 £170 +3.03%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (40.00%) Firmware
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Telnet
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Broadband
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) JUnit
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Telnet
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) Broadband
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Redmine
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Trac
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Ajax
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) Django
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) CSS3
1 2 (40.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
1 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) Scala
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Go
2 1 (20.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) WSO2