The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 58 50 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing Ruby 47 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.99% 2.68% 5.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.40% 5.84% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 39
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£450 £311 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% +13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
Ruby
West Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
635 514 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.45% 45.85% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 367 204
Average daily rate £335 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -58.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.45 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Leeds region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 72 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.15%) Python
3 54 (48.65%) Linux
4 52 (46.85%) DevOps
5 49 (44.14%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (44.14%) Puppet
6 44 (39.64%) Bash Shell
6 44 (39.64%) Java
7 42 (37.84%) SQL
8 35 (31.53%) TDD
9 33 (29.73%) Configuration Management
10 32 (28.83%) JavaScript
11 27 (24.32%) MongoDB
12 26 (23.42%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (22.52%) PHP
13 25 (22.52%) MySQL
14 24 (21.62%) Git (software)
15 23 (20.72%) Ruby on Rails
15 23 (20.72%) UNIX
15 23 (20.72%) Cucumber
16 22 (19.82%) NoSQL
17 19 (17.12%) Open Source
17 19 (17.12%) Node.js
18 18 (16.22%) Apache
18 18 (16.22%) CSS
18 18 (16.22%) HTML
19 17 (15.32%) Software Engineering
19 17 (15.32%) Test Automation
19 17 (15.32%) Cobbler
19 17 (15.32%) Amazon AWS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 19 (17.12%) Node.js
2 18 (16.22%) Apache
3 13 (11.71%) OpenStack
4 10 (9.01%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) Internet
2 4 (3.60%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.70%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.32%) MongoDB
2 25 (22.52%) MySQL
3 22 (19.82%) NoSQL
4 15 (13.51%) Redis
5 11 (9.91%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (9.01%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.50%) CouchDB
7 5 (4.50%) Riak
7 5 (4.50%) Big Data
7 5 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.50%) Hypertable
7 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.70%) SimpleDB
9 3 (2.70%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 23 (20.72%) Cucumber
3 13 (11.71%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.21%) Capybara
4 8 (7.21%) Sahi
4 8 (7.21%) WATIR
4 8 (7.21%) Selenium
4 8 (7.21%) HP UFT
5 7 (6.31%) IntelliJ
5 7 (6.31%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.50%) Fiddler
7 4 (3.60%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.90%) JIRA
8 1 (0.90%) RSpec
8 1 (0.90%) Hudson
General
1 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Retail
3 3 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (36.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (24.32%) Developer
3 14 (12.61%) Architect
4 13 (11.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.91%) Agile Coach
6 10 (9.01%) Technical Architect
6 10 (9.01%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 9 (8.11%) Ruby Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Chief Architect
10 4 (3.60%) QA Analyst
11 3 (2.70%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Digital Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
12 2 (1.80%) QA Test Analyst
12 2 (1.80%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (1.80%) QA Tester
12 2 (1.80%) Chief Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.72%) Ruby on Rails
2 18 (16.22%) HTML
2 18 (16.22%) CSS
3 16 (14.41%) .NET
4 14 (12.61%) XML
5 13 (11.71%) Web Services
6 12 (10.81%) Sass
7 10 (9.01%) LAMP
7 10 (9.01%) HTML5
7 10 (9.01%) Memcached
7 10 (9.01%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (8.11%) CSS3
9 8 (7.21%) RESTful
9 8 (7.21%) Sinatra
9 8 (7.21%) Django
9 8 (7.21%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.41%) Backbone.js
11 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
11 5 (4.50%) Play Framework
12 4 (3.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.70%) NHS
3 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.70%) Clustering
3 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.80%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) BBC
5 1 (0.90%) RIA
5 1 (0.90%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 54 (48.65%) Linux
2 23 (20.72%) UNIX
3 10 (9.01%) CentOS
3 10 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (46.85%) DevOps
3 35 (31.53%) TDD
4 33 (29.73%) Configuration Management
5 26 (23.42%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (17.12%) Open Source
7 17 (15.32%) Test Automation
7 17 (15.32%) Software Engineering
7 17 (15.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (11.71%) BDD
9 11 (9.91%) ATDD
9 11 (9.91%) Scrum
10 10 (9.01%) Data Management
10 10 (9.01%) Refactoring
11 9 (8.11%) Pair Programming
11 9 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (8.11%) User Stories
12 8 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (7.21%) Software Delivery
12 8 (7.21%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (53.15%) Python
2 44 (39.64%) Bash Shell
2 44 (39.64%) Java
3 42 (37.84%) SQL
4 32 (28.83%) JavaScript
5 25 (22.52%) PHP
6 16 (14.41%) Shell Script
7 15 (13.51%) C#
8 7 (6.31%) C
8 7 (6.31%) Scala
9 4 (3.60%) C++
10 2 (1.80%) Perl
11 1 (0.90%) VB
11 1 (0.90%) Clojure
11 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (4.50%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) XenServer
2 1 (0.90%) vSphere
2 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (44.14%) Puppet
1 49 (44.14%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (15.32%) Cobbler
3 16 (14.41%) Tivoli
4 15 (13.51%) Graphite
5 10 (9.01%) Rundeck
5 10 (9.01%) Opsview
6 7 (6.31%) Graylog
7 5 (4.50%) Ansible
7 5 (4.50%) Salt
7 5 (4.50%) Nagios
7 5 (4.50%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.90%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 15 (13.51%) Splunk
2 12 (10.81%) Rackspace
3 10 (9.01%) Tealeaf
3 10 (9.01%) Riverbed
4 7 (6.31%) VMware
4 7 (6.31%) Akamai
4 7 (6.31%) New Relic
5 6 (5.41%) SaltStack
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.90%) Nokia
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.90%) EnterpriseDB