The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Kent region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 30 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 6 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.62% 3.47% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.14% 8.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £381 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
84 141 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 36.68% 40.75% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 45
Average daily rate £375 £293 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £61.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.46% +102.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 7 (100.00%) PHP
1 7 (100.00%) MySQL
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 6 (85.71%) Nagios
2 6 (85.71%) Debian
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Ubuntu
3 5 (71.43%) ZABBIX
3 5 (71.43%) Cacti
3 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Apache
5 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (14.29%) LAMP
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 6 (85.71%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (71.43%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (71.43%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Debian
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Ubuntu
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Nagios
2 5 (71.43%) ZABBIX
2 5 (71.43%) Cacti
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) VMware