The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 2 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 31 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 20 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.62% 3.01% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.51% 6.18% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 1
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£438 £394 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% -28.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £394 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +22.09%
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
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 Gloucestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
235 178 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 54.27% 48.63% 49.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 103 85
Average daily rate £415 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £251 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £31.00 £25.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £40.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Cheltenham - 13 £438 - 3
Gloucester +8 3 £460 +11.44% 3
Ruby
South West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 39 (92.86%) Python
2 35 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 35 (83.33%) Bash Shell
3 31 (73.81%) DV Cleared
3 31 (73.81%) Perl
3 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (64.29%) OO
5 26 (61.90%) ClearCase
5 26 (61.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 26 (61.90%) Subversion
6 25 (59.52%) C++
7 23 (54.76%) Java
7 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
8 21 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (40.48%) Release Management
10 16 (38.10%) UNIX
10 16 (38.10%) OOD
11 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 14 (33.33%) STL
12 13 (30.95%) SDH
12 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
12 13 (30.95%) Linux
12 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
13 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
13 12 (28.57%) Client/Server
13 12 (28.57%) 3G
13 12 (28.57%) 2G
13 12 (28.57%) 2.5G
14 11 (26.19%) Maven
14 11 (26.19%) 4G

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (11.90%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) GitHub
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) SDH
1 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
1 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
2 12 (28.57%) 3G
2 12 (28.57%) 2G
2 12 (28.57%) 2.5G
3 11 (26.19%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (61.90%) ClearCase
1 26 (61.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 26 (61.90%) Subversion
2 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
3 11 (26.19%) Maven
4 8 (19.05%) Ant
4 8 (19.05%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
6 4 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
2 3 (7.14%) Electronics
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) C++ Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Designer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Interaction Designer
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) STL
2 8 (19.05%) J2EE
3 7 (16.67%) HTML
4 6 (14.29%) CSS
4 6 (14.29%) JSON
4 6 (14.29%) RESTful
5 5 (11.90%) Flask
6 4 (9.52%) Leaflet
7 3 (7.14%) Web Services
8 1 (2.38%) Java EE
8 1 (2.38%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 12 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.90%) User Experience
3 3 (7.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) UNIX
2 13 (30.95%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) OO
3 21 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (40.48%) Release Management
5 16 (38.10%) OOD
6 10 (23.81%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 7 (16.67%) User Stories
8 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Management
9 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
9 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
9 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.38%) Usability Testing
11 1 (2.38%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) Python
2 35 (83.33%) Bash Shell
3 31 (73.81%) Perl
4 25 (59.52%) C++
5 23 (54.76%) Java
6 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 8 (19.05%) PHP
7 8 (19.05%) Lua
8 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 31 (73.81%) DV Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) OCPJP
3 8 (19.05%) Sun Certification
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) ISEB
5 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
1 5 (11.90%) Vagrant
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Sun
2 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) OpenText
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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