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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 55 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.02% 0.31% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 0.80% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
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£306 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.84%
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
222 250 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.41% 39.12% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 139 247
Average daily rate £350 £364 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £10.74 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 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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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
Stevenage 0 3 £213 -34.61%
Watford - 2 £375 - 2
St Albans - - - - 2
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (47.37%) TDD
1 9 (47.37%) BDD
2 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (42.11%) Scrum
2 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (31.58%) HTML5
3 6 (31.58%) Hudson
3 6 (31.58%) CSS3
3 6 (31.58%) Capybara
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) Perl
3 6 (31.58%) PHP
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) jQuery
3 6 (31.58%) WATIR
3 6 (31.58%) RSpec
3 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
4 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (26.32%) Python
4 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) Web Design
6 3 (15.79%) SCOM
6 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.79%) Confluence

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 3 (15.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SNMP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.53%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
1 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) Capybara
2 6 (31.58%) Hudson
2 6 (31.58%) WATIR
2 6 (31.58%) RSpec
2 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
3 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) JUnit
6 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
1 6 (31.58%) CSS
1 6 (31.58%) jQuery
1 6 (31.58%) HTML5
1 6 (31.58%) CSS3
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) Sass
3 3 (15.79%) LESS
3 3 (15.79%) Ember.js
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (10.53%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
5 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
3 2 (10.53%) CentOS
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (47.37%) TDD
1 9 (47.37%) BDD
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (21.05%) Web Design
5 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Management
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
1 6 (31.58%) Perl
1 6 (31.58%) PHP
2 5 (26.32%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) Scala
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.53%) Korn
5 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCOM
1 3 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) McAfee
1 3 (15.79%) Tripwire
1 3 (15.79%) Splunk
2 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe