The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 58 78 88
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs citing Ruby 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.51% 0.83% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.85% 2.12% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
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%
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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 Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
268 425 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.16% 39.28% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 253 121
Average daily rate £385 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.23% +75.00%
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 Reading

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 14 (82.35%) Puppet
2 13 (76.47%) DevOps
3 10 (58.82%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
4 9 (52.94%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (47.06%) Python
5 8 (47.06%) RSpec
5 8 (47.06%) Java
6 7 (41.18%) Perl
6 7 (41.18%) PHP
7 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) PaaS
8 5 (29.41%) IaaS
8 5 (29.41%) MCollective
8 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
8 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
9 4 (23.53%) SOA
10 2 (11.76%) Open Source
10 2 (11.76%) Windows
10 2 (11.76%) Degree
10 2 (11.76%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
10 2 (11.76%) Web Services
10 2 (11.76%) .NET
11 1 (5.88%) MySQL
11 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
11 1 (5.88%) IIS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) nginx
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) PaaS
2 5 (29.41%) IaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) RSpec
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) MCollective
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.88%) LINQ
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (5.88%) FastCGI
3 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) SIEM
6 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
1 8 (47.06%) Python
2 7 (41.18%) Perl
2 7 (41.18%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) GIAC
2 1 (5.88%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (82.35%) Puppet
2 9 (52.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.88%) Percona