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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 64 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 0.29% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 1.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.83% +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 Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
319 299 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.23% 29.34% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 173 117
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 19
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) PHP
2 7 (53.85%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
6 2 (15.38%) Apache
6 2 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) IIS
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Perl

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
1 2 (15.38%) eggPlant
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Junior
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) XSLT
2 2 (15.38%) Ajax
2 2 (15.38%) PhoneGap
2 2 (15.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Camel
3 1 (7.69%) MCollective
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) OOP
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) PHP
2 7 (53.85%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) VBScript
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Talend
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat