The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 64 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.65% 0.11% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +20.15%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
245 263 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 31.86% 28.81% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 155 91
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (37.50%) Opsview
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Puppet
3 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (37.50%) Nagios
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Apache
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) LAMP
4 2 (25.00%) Replication
4 2 (25.00%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) nginx

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
1 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) AWS Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Web Development
1 3 (37.50%) BDD
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) OWASP
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (37.50%) Opsview
2 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Rackspace