The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 191 169 196
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Contract jobs citing Ruby 72 70 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.77% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.23% 2.34% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 12
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £700 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
Ruby
England

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

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3223 2988 2795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.26% 32.75% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2011 1642 1421
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 102 188
Average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the South East region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +21 29 £400 -33.91% 13
Hampshire -19 20 £425 - 7
Berkshire +3 10 £450 +2.85% 12
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £325 -16.12% 1
East Sussex -7 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire -22 3 £488 +25.80% 7
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 92 (56.44%) Linux
2 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (49.08%) Python
4 63 (38.65%) Puppet
5 61 (37.42%) Jenkins
5 61 (37.42%) UNIX
6 59 (36.20%) Java
7 49 (30.06%) Ruby on Rails
7 49 (30.06%) Git (software)
8 45 (27.61%) Windows
9 44 (26.99%) JavaScript
9 44 (26.99%) Configuration Management
9 44 (26.99%) Amazon AWS
10 36 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (21.47%) PowerShell
12 34 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (20.25%) Shell Script
13 33 (20.25%) HTML
13 33 (20.25%) CSS
14 32 (19.63%) DevOps
15 29 (17.79%) Perl
16 26 (15.95%) Mac OS X
16 26 (15.95%) TDD
16 26 (15.95%) Subversion
17 24 (14.72%) JIRA
17 24 (14.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (14.72%) RSpec
17 24 (14.72%) Scrum
18 23 (14.11%) Selenium
18 23 (14.11%) AngularJS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (9.82%) Apache
2 13 (7.98%) Node.js
3 11 (6.75%) Confluence
4 9 (5.52%) OpenStack
5 8 (4.91%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.68%) nginx
7 5 (3.07%) IIS
8 4 (2.45%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.84%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (1.23%) MediaWiki
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.23%) JBoss
10 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) MS Office
2 7 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 44 (26.99%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.20%) Heroku
4 10 (6.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (5.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.68%) SaaS
6 6 (3.68%) PaaS
6 6 (3.68%) IaaS
7 2 (1.23%) GitHub
7 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.36%) VPN
1 12 (7.36%) Firewall
2 9 (5.52%) LDAP
3 8 (4.91%) Internet
4 7 (4.29%) DNS
5 6 (3.68%) DHCP
6 5 (3.07%) SSH
7 4 (2.45%) Network Security
7 4 (2.45%) LAN
7 4 (2.45%) WAN
8 3 (1.84%) MPLS
8 3 (1.84%) HTTP
8 3 (1.84%) IPv6
9 2 (1.23%) VLAN
9 2 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.23%) IPsec
9 2 (1.23%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.23%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.43%) MySQL
2 10 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (6.13%) Big Data
3 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.68%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.45%) Redis
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.23%) DB2
8 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.61%) HBase
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 61 (37.42%) Jenkins
2 49 (30.06%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.95%) Subversion
4 24 (14.72%) JIRA
4 24 (14.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (14.72%) RSpec
5 23 (14.11%) Selenium
6 21 (12.88%) Maven
7 18 (11.04%) Cucumber
8 11 (6.75%) SoapUI
9 9 (5.52%) Hudson
9 9 (5.52%) Ant
9 9 (5.52%) JUnit
9 9 (5.52%) JMeter
10 8 (4.91%) WebDriver
11 7 (4.29%) HP UFT
12 6 (3.68%) SpecFlow
12 6 (3.68%) RubyGems
13 5 (3.07%) TeamCity
14 4 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (6.13%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.45%) Marketing
3 3 (1.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (51.53%) Developer
2 18 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.82%) Ruby Developer
4 11 (6.75%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 11 (6.75%) Test Leader
4 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.13%) Lead Developer
5 10 (6.13%) Architect
5 10 (6.13%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.91%) Software Engineer
6 8 (4.91%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (4.91%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (4.29%) AWS Developer
8 5 (3.07%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.07%) Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) Consultant
8 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.45%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (30.06%) Ruby on Rails
2 33 (20.25%) HTML
2 33 (20.25%) CSS
3 23 (14.11%) AngularJS
4 13 (7.98%) .NET
4 13 (7.98%) jQuery
5 10 (6.13%) REST
5 10 (6.13%) Web Services
6 9 (5.52%) Backbone.js
7 6 (3.68%) boto
8 5 (3.07%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.07%) CSS3
8 5 (3.07%) PhoneGap
8 5 (3.07%) HTML5
8 5 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (3.07%) JRuby
8 5 (3.07%) Ajax
9 4 (2.45%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.45%) LAMP
9 4 (2.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.07%) User Experience
3 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.84%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.84%) Replication
3 3 (1.84%) Online Banking
3 3 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.23%) SecurID
4 2 (1.23%) Clustering
4 2 (1.23%) GIS
4 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.23%) Wiki
5 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 92 (56.44%) Linux
2 61 (37.42%) UNIX
3 45 (27.61%) Windows
4 26 (15.95%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.07%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.45%) Solaris
7 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.84%) Debian
7 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.23%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (1.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (26.99%) Configuration Management
3 36 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (19.63%) DevOps
5 26 (15.95%) TDD
6 24 (14.72%) Scrum
7 22 (13.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (13.50%) Test Automation
8 21 (12.88%) MVC
8 21 (12.88%) Web Development
9 19 (11.66%) Open Source
10 13 (7.98%) BDD
11 11 (6.75%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.52%) Auto-Scaling
13 8 (4.91%) MVVM
13 8 (4.91%) Software Deployment
13 8 (4.91%) Automation Testing
14 7 (4.29%) Test Strategy
14 7 (4.29%) Capacity Management
15 6 (3.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (49.08%) Python
2 59 (36.20%) Java
3 44 (26.99%) JavaScript
4 35 (21.47%) PowerShell
5 33 (20.25%) Shell Script
6 29 (17.79%) Perl
7 20 (12.27%) PHP
8 15 (9.20%) SQL
9 13 (7.98%) C#
10 12 (7.36%) Bash Shell
11 10 (6.13%) Go
11 10 (6.13%) C++
12 5 (3.07%) C
13 4 (2.45%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.45%) VB
14 3 (1.84%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.23%) VBScript
16 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.68%) Degree
3 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) PMP
4 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) SLA
3 2 (1.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.23%) Postfix
2 2 (1.23%) XenServer
2 2 (1.23%) vSphere
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Samba
2 2 (1.23%) iptables
3 1 (0.61%) vCloud
3 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 63 (38.65%) Puppet
2 23 (14.11%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.52%) Vagrant
4 7 (4.29%) Ansible
5 5 (3.07%) Nagios
6 4 (2.45%) Opsview
7 3 (1.84%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (1.23%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.61%) Mesos
9 1 (0.61%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.61%) Salt
9 1 (0.61%) Kibana
9 1 (0.61%) AppManager
9 1 (0.61%) SCCM
9 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (10.43%) Oracle
2 13 (7.98%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.75%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.68%) VMware
5 3 (1.84%) Splunk
5 3 (1.84%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.84%) Adobe
6 2 (1.23%) Citrix
6 2 (1.23%) IBM
6 2 (1.23%) Perforce
6 2 (1.23%) Talend
6 2 (1.23%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.61%) New Relic
7 1 (0.61%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.61%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.61%) Siebel
7 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.61%) ESRI
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