The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 36 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.67% - 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.74% - 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£550 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+62.28% +16.66%
Ruby
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
115 115 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.33% 39.93% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 75 55
Average daily rate £325 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 £33.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -66.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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
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 22 October 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
Folkestone - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
4 5 (55.56%) PaaS
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) Spring
5 4 (44.44%) Financial Institution
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (33.33%) Puppet
6 3 (33.33%) IaaS
6 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 3 (33.33%) Solaris
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) JBoss
6 3 (33.33%) Apache
6 3 (33.33%) MySQL
7 2 (22.22%) UNIX
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) AIX
7 2 (22.22%) C
7 2 (22.22%) C++
7 2 (22.22%) LDAP

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (33.33%) JBoss
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) PaaS
2 3 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) WebLOAD
General
1 4 (44.44%) Financial Institution
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) Python
4 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) NFS
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco