The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Leeds 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 52 48 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +25
Contract jobs citing Ruby 26 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.48% 3.75% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.34% 9.02% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 8
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£320 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+22.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -
Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
410 377 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 39.05% 41.57% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 217 339
Average daily rate £320 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.91% +122.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £27.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
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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
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 23 July 2014, 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 27 (56.25%) PHP
2 23 (47.92%) C#
2 23 (47.92%) Linux
3 22 (45.83%) TDD
4 20 (41.67%) C++
5 18 (37.50%) .NET
5 18 (37.50%) Python
6 17 (35.42%) Web Services
6 17 (35.42%) Puppet
7 16 (33.33%) Java
8 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (29.17%) BDD
9 14 (29.17%) DevOps
10 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
11 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
12 10 (20.83%) NoSQL
12 10 (20.83%) SQL
12 10 (20.83%) Salt
12 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (18.75%) HTML
13 9 (18.75%) XML
13 9 (18.75%) CSS
13 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
13 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
13 9 (18.75%) Selenium
14 8 (16.67%) QA
14 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 8 (16.67%) User Stories

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 7 (14.58%) nginx
1 7 (14.58%) Node.js
2 2 (4.17%) LiveCycle
2 2 (4.17%) Apache
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) FTP
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) NoSQL
2 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.50%) MySQL
4 5 (10.42%) Redis
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Couchbase
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.42%) SimpleDB
4 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Selenium
1 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
1 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 8 (16.67%) JBehave
3 6 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.17%) Behat
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Software Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Tester
5 7 (14.58%) Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Automation Tester
6 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 4 (8.33%) PHP Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Architect
9 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Configuration Engineer
10 1 (2.08%) PHP Zend Developer
10 1 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 1 (2.08%) Ruby Developer
10 1 (2.08%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) .NET
2 17 (35.42%) Web Services
3 9 (18.75%) XML
3 9 (18.75%) HTML
3 9 (18.75%) CSS
4 6 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (10.42%) jQuery
6 4 (8.33%) Symfony
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.17%) Sass
8 1 (2.08%) LESS
8 1 (2.08%) CSS3
8 1 (2.08%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.33%) Open Source
3 3 (6.25%) NHS
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 8 (16.67%) Windows
3 6 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) TDD
2 14 (29.17%) BDD
2 14 (29.17%) DevOps
3 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.67%) User Stories
4 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.50%) Scrum
6 5 (10.42%) ETL
6 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.33%) Kanban
7 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.33%) OOP
7 4 (8.33%) OO
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.33%) Validation
8 3 (6.25%) MVC
8 3 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (6.25%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) PHP
2 23 (47.92%) C#
3 20 (41.67%) C++
4 18 (37.50%) Python
5 16 (33.33%) Java
6 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
7 10 (20.83%) SQL
8 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
10 4 (8.33%) PHP5
10 4 (8.33%) Perl
11 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
11 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (35.42%) Puppet
2 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (20.83%) Salt
3 7 (14.58%) Capistrano
3 7 (14.58%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Splunk
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) Facebook
3 3 (6.25%) Twitter
3 3 (6.25%) Google
4 2 (4.17%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) Sony
5 1 (2.08%) Zend