The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 46 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -16
Contract jobs citing Ruby 14 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.20% 0.43% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.48% 1.06% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
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
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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
216 282 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.02% 40.11% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 162 188
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £33.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 15 (62.50%) Python
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 13 (54.17%) JIRA
3 13 (54.17%) HTML
3 13 (54.17%) Java
3 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 13 (54.17%) CSS
3 13 (54.17%) HTML5
3 13 (54.17%) CSS3
4 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (50.00%) JUnit
4 12 (50.00%) jQuery
5 10 (41.67%) JSON
5 10 (41.67%) Apache Camel
6 9 (37.50%) AngularJS
6 9 (37.50%) Talend
6 9 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) PhoneGap
6 9 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (37.50%) WebSphere
6 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 9 (37.50%) XML
6 9 (37.50%) UML
6 9 (37.50%) OOP
6 9 (37.50%) JBoss
6 9 (37.50%) Oracle

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 9 (37.50%) JBoss
1 9 (37.50%) MQSeries
1 9 (37.50%) WebSphere
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) Alfresco
3 1 (4.17%) Mule
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SNMP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.50%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) JIRA
3 12 (50.00%) JUnit
3 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
4 9 (37.50%) Ant
5 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.33%) Hudson
6 2 (8.33%) Capybara
6 2 (8.33%) WATIR
6 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (8.33%) RSpec
General
1 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Software Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Java Software Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) HTML
1 13 (54.17%) CSS
1 13 (54.17%) HTML5
1 13 (54.17%) CSS3
2 12 (50.00%) jQuery
3 10 (41.67%) Apache Camel
3 10 (41.67%) JSON
4 9 (37.50%) XML
4 9 (37.50%) PhoneGap
4 9 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 4 (16.67%) REST
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (8.33%) Spring
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (4.17%) Play Framework
7 1 (4.17%) Ajax
7 1 (4.17%) Django
7 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (8.33%) CentOS
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) MVC
2 9 (37.50%) UML
2 9 (37.50%) OOP
2 9 (37.50%) SOA
2 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) BDD
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.67%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 3 (12.50%) Web Design
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Python
2 13 (54.17%) Java
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.67%) Scala
5 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.33%) Korn
6 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
1 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
1 9 (37.50%) Talend
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee
2 3 (12.50%) Tripwire
2 3 (12.50%) Splunk
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow