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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 28 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 30 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.87% - 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.93% - 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 9
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£450 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
232 86 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 45.40% 29.76% 57.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 43 93
Average daily rate £438 £295 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.30% -25.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £391 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 25
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -19.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.65 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £30.50 £54.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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
Cheltenham - 23 £458 - 1
Gloucester - 3 £358 - 1
Cirencester - - - -
Ruby
South West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (88.64%) Security Cleared
2 37 (84.09%) Python
2 37 (84.09%) Bash Shell
3 34 (77.27%) DV Cleared
4 32 (72.73%) Perl
4 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (68.18%) C++
6 27 (61.36%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (54.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 24 (54.55%) OO
7 24 (54.55%) ClearCase
7 24 (54.55%) Subversion
8 21 (47.73%) Release Management
9 19 (43.18%) Git (software)
10 18 (40.91%) Linux
11 15 (34.09%) UNIX
12 14 (31.82%) SQL
12 14 (31.82%) Scrum
13 12 (27.27%) Java
13 12 (27.27%) PL/SQL
14 11 (25.00%) OOD
15 9 (20.45%) Windows
16 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
16 8 (18.18%) Maven
17 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
17 7 (15.91%) CentOS
18 6 (13.64%) STL
18 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
18 6 (13.64%) TDD
18 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 4 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.09%) Wireshark
3 3 (6.82%) 4G
3 3 (6.82%) 3G
3 3 (6.82%) 2G
3 3 (6.82%) 2.5G
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) LDAP
3 3 (6.82%) SDH
3 3 (6.82%) SMTP
3 3 (6.82%) SNMP
4 2 (4.55%) IPv4
4 2 (4.55%) IPv6
5 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (54.55%) Subversion
1 24 (54.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 24 (54.55%) ClearCase
2 19 (43.18%) Git (software)
3 8 (18.18%) Maven
4 5 (11.36%) Ant
4 5 (11.36%) Apache Ivy
5 4 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.09%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Metasploit
6 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.82%) GCC
6 3 (6.82%) GDB
7 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.27%) JIRA
7 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) C++ Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Security Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) STL
2 5 (11.36%) J2EE
3 3 (6.82%) RESTful
3 3 (6.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.27%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) SCADA
3 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Linux
2 15 (34.09%) UNIX
3 9 (20.45%) Windows
4 7 (15.91%) CentOS
5 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (61.36%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (54.55%) OO
4 21 (47.73%) Release Management
5 14 (31.82%) Scrum
6 11 (25.00%) OOD
7 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.64%) TDD
7 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.09%) Test Management
9 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.09%) User Stories
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (6.82%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.82%) Business Development
10 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (84.09%) Python
1 37 (84.09%) Bash Shell
2 32 (72.73%) Perl
3 30 (68.18%) C++
4 14 (31.82%) SQL
5 12 (27.27%) Java
5 12 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.64%) Lua
8 5 (11.36%) PHP
9 4 (9.09%) C
10 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (88.64%) Security Cleared
2 34 (77.27%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) ISEB
3 5 (11.36%) Sun Certification
3 5 (11.36%) OCPJP
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) qmail
2 3 (6.82%) vCloud
2 3 (6.82%) NFS
2 3 (6.82%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Puppet
1 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Sun
2 4 (9.09%) NetApp
2 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft