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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 58 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 13 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.44% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 0.89% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
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£531 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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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
247 449 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.29% 40.71% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 271 149
Average daily rate £400 £350 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.50 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (84.21%) DevOps
2 14 (73.68%) Puppet
3 10 (52.63%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) Linux
4 9 (47.37%) Python
4 9 (47.37%) Perl
4 9 (47.37%) PHP
4 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
5 8 (42.11%) RSpec
6 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
7 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) MCollective
8 5 (26.32%) PaaS
9 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
9 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (21.05%) SOA
9 4 (21.05%) IaaS
10 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
11 2 (10.53%) SQL
11 2 (10.53%) .NET
11 2 (10.53%) HTML
11 2 (10.53%) Windows
11 2 (10.53%) Open Source
11 2 (10.53%) Degree
12 1 (5.26%) Service Management
12 1 (5.26%) Firewall
12 1 (5.26%) Management Information System

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) PaaS
2 4 (21.05%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) RSpec
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) MCollective
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.26%) LINQ
3 1 (5.26%) Ajax
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (5.26%) FastCGI
3 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) DevOps
2 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) Python
2 9 (47.37%) Perl
2 9 (47.37%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) GIAC
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) Puppet
2 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat