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 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 33 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.36% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% 2.06% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 Slough region.

Programming Languages Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
112 97 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 37.97% 36.74% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 48 25
Average daily rate £340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (80.00%) Perl
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) PaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
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
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree