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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 26 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 67 41 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.00% 4.45% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.76% 10.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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
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
425 383 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 38.08% 41.59% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 246 224
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.78 £27.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £17.30
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 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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (50.00%) DevOps
3 44 (48.89%) Python
4 43 (47.78%) Linux
4 43 (47.78%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (46.67%) PHP
6 40 (44.44%) Puppet
7 37 (41.11%) Software Engineering
8 34 (37.78%) TDD
8 34 (37.78%) Bash Shell
9 32 (35.56%) Java
10 28 (31.11%) Configuration Management
11 27 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (27.78%) C#
12 25 (27.78%) Test Automation
13 21 (23.33%) C++
14 20 (22.22%) Web Services
14 20 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (22.22%) MongoDB
14 20 (22.22%) Node.js
15 19 (21.11%) Apache
16 18 (20.00%) Cucumber
17 16 (17.78%) Refactoring
18 15 (16.67%) UNIX
18 15 (16.67%) MySQL
18 15 (16.67%) Oracle
19 14 (15.56%) SQL
19 14 (15.56%) Redis
19 14 (15.56%) ATDD
20 13 (14.44%) Salt

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 20 (22.22%) Node.js
2 19 (21.11%) Apache
3 8 (8.89%) OpenStack
4 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.56%) nginx
6 3 (3.33%) JBoss
6 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.78%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 5 (5.56%) Route 53
4 1 (1.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) DNS
2 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.78%) Internet
2 7 (7.78%) SSL
3 5 (5.56%) DHCP
4 4 (4.44%) HTTP
5 3 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.22%) FTP
7 1 (1.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 15 (16.67%) MySQL
3 14 (15.56%) Redis
4 12 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 9 (10.00%) Riak
6 8 (8.89%) Couchbase
6 8 (8.89%) SimpleDB
7 5 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (4.44%) Hypertable
8 4 (4.44%) CouchDB
9 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
9 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.11%) QlikView
10 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 6 (6.67%) Selenium
3 5 (5.56%) RSpec
3 5 (5.56%) JBehave
3 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.44%) Fiddler
5 3 (3.33%) Subversion
5 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.22%) Behat
6 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Software Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Agile Coach
4 14 (15.56%) Cloud Engineer
4 14 (15.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Developer
6 10 (11.11%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Tester
7 6 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.33%) UNIX Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) UNIX Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Configuration Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Head of Architecture
10 2 (2.22%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.22%) Python Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) Web Services
2 6 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (6.67%) .NET
3 5 (5.56%) J2EE
3 5 (5.56%) CSS
4 4 (4.44%) XML
4 4 (4.44%) HTML
5 3 (3.33%) Spring
5 3 (3.33%) Django
5 3 (3.33%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.33%) CSS3
6 2 (2.22%) Play Framework
6 2 (2.22%) REST
6 2 (2.22%) HTML5
6 2 (2.22%) Ajax
6 2 (2.22%) jQuery
6 2 (2.22%) Spring MVC
6 2 (2.22%) JSON
6 2 (2.22%) POSIX
7 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Clustering
4 3 (3.33%) User Experience
4 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) Online Games
6 1 (1.11%) Open Source
6 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.78%) Linux
2 15 (16.67%) UNIX
3 5 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (50.00%) DevOps
3 37 (41.11%) Software Engineering
4 34 (37.78%) TDD
5 28 (31.11%) Configuration Management
6 27 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 16 (17.78%) Refactoring
9 14 (15.56%) ATDD
10 12 (13.33%) User Stories
11 11 (12.22%) Load Balancing
11 11 (12.22%) BDD
12 7 (7.78%) Scrum
13 5 (5.56%) SOA
13 5 (5.56%) Kanban
13 5 (5.56%) Product Management
14 4 (4.44%) Capacity Management
14 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
14 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
14 4 (4.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 44 (48.89%) Python
2 42 (46.67%) PHP
3 34 (37.78%) Bash Shell
4 32 (35.56%) Java
5 25 (27.78%) C#
6 21 (23.33%) C++
7 14 (15.56%) SQL
8 11 (12.22%) Shell Script
9 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
10 5 (5.56%) Perl
11 4 (4.44%) C
12 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.22%) Scala
13 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.56%) ISEB
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (47.78%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (44.44%) Puppet
3 13 (14.44%) Salt
4 8 (8.89%) Cobbler
4 8 (8.89%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.56%) HAProxy
6 4 (4.44%) CFEngine
6 4 (4.44%) Ansible
6 4 (4.44%) Nagios
7 3 (3.33%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (4.44%) Splunk
2 4 (4.44%) SaltStack
3 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.33%) IBM
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) VMware
4 2 (2.22%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.22%) Sony
5 1 (1.11%) Actimize
5 1 (1.11%) Percona
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