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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 62 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 0.40% 0.080%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.27% 1.09% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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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
264 367 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.21% 36.55% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 176 125
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £21.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £34.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
1 5 (55.56%) PaaS
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
1 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) RSpec
2 4 (44.44%) IaaS
2 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) LAMP
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) SSL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) PaaS
2 4 (44.44%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) RSpec
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) LAMP
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (11.11%) FastCGI
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
1 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 1 (11.11%) Percona