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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 26 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 29 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.68% - 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.37% - 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 3
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£460 - £400
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 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
255 80 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 49.90% 27.87% 65.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 40 139
Average daily rate £450 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £263 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 35
Average hourly rate £41.00 £22.63 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.19% -39.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £14.33 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 22 £478 - 3
Gloucester - 3 £345 - 3
Ruby
South West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 38 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (90.00%) Bash Shell
2 36 (90.00%) Python
3 34 (85.00%) DV Cleared
4 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (72.50%) Perl
6 28 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (67.50%) C++
8 25 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 25 (62.50%) ClearCase
8 25 (62.50%) OO
8 25 (62.50%) Subversion
9 21 (52.50%) Release Management
10 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
11 16 (40.00%) Scrum
11 16 (40.00%) UNIX
12 15 (37.50%) Linux
13 13 (32.50%) Java
14 12 (30.00%) OOD
15 11 (27.50%) PL/SQL
15 11 (27.50%) SQL
15 11 (27.50%) Maven
16 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
17 8 (20.00%) Lua
18 7 (17.50%) OCPJP
18 7 (17.50%) Apache Ivy
18 7 (17.50%) PHP
18 7 (17.50%) J2EE
18 7 (17.50%) Windows
18 7 (17.50%) STL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (7.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) SDH
2 4 (10.00%) 2G
2 4 (10.00%) 2.5G
2 4 (10.00%) 3G
2 4 (10.00%) 4G
2 4 (10.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.00%) IPv4
3 2 (5.00%) IPv6
4 1 (2.50%) LDAP
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) SNMP
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 25 (62.50%) ClearCase
1 25 (62.50%) Subversion
2 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (27.50%) Maven
4 7 (17.50%) Apache Ivy
4 7 (17.50%) Ant
5 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.50%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Metasploit
6 3 (7.50%) GCC
6 3 (7.50%) GDB
6 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.50%) JIRA
7 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (70.00%) Developer
2 19 (47.50%) C++ Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) J2EE
1 7 (17.50%) STL
2 3 (7.50%) RESTful
2 3 (7.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.50%) POSIX
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) SCADA
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) UNIX
2 15 (37.50%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (62.50%) OO
4 21 (52.50%) Release Management
5 16 (40.00%) Scrum
6 12 (30.00%) OOD
7 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.00%) TDD
7 6 (15.00%) User Stories
7 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Test Management
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (90.00%) Bash Shell
1 36 (90.00%) Python
2 29 (72.50%) Perl
3 27 (67.50%) C++
4 13 (32.50%) Java
5 11 (27.50%) PL/SQL
5 11 (27.50%) SQL
6 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (20.00%) Lua
8 7 (17.50%) PHP
9 3 (7.50%) C
10 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (85.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) OCPJP
3 7 (17.50%) Sun Certification
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (7.50%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) vCloud
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Squid
2 1 (2.50%) qmail
2 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Sun
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.50%) NetApp
3 1 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) SAP