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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 54 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.24% 0.94% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.79% 2.76% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
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£591 £165 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+258.33% -34.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
211 181 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.81% 34.02% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 87 112
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 31
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.63 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +44.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £28.65 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 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
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £600 -
Brentwood -4 1 £170 +3.03%
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 7 (77.78%) Scala
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) REST
3 6 (66.67%) CSS3
3 6 (66.67%) Play Framework
3 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (66.67%) JSON
3 6 (66.67%) Django
3 6 (66.67%) CSS
4 5 (55.56%) HTTP
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
5 4 (44.44%) UNIX
5 4 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
6 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (33.33%) Puppet
6 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (33.33%) SOA
6 3 (33.33%) Kanban
6 3 (33.33%) Open Source
6 3 (33.33%) TDD

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (55.56%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) Telnet
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) Broadband
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) Trac
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Bugzilla
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Redmine
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Senior Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Ajax
1 7 (77.78%) HTML5
1 7 (77.78%) REST
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) Play Framework
2 6 (66.67%) CSS3
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (66.67%) JSON
2 6 (66.67%) Django
2 6 (66.67%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) JAX-RS
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Web Design
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (22.22%) API Design
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Insight
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) Scala
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Python
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) WSO2