The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 36 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.40% 0.39% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.60% 1.05% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
Ruby
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Programming Languages Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
111 95 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 38.81% 36.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 47 27
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Slough region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) LAMP
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (20.00%) Gradle
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) PaaS
5 1 (20.00%) C-shell
5 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (20.00%) Confluence
5 1 (20.00%) YUM
5 1 (20.00%) Puppet
5 1 (20.00%) Hudson
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Clustering

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
1 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Gradle
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (40.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) CPAN
3 1 (20.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Wiki
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) C-shell
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) Korn
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
1 1 (20.00%) Xen
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) YUM
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Vignette
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Sun
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) BEA
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat