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 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 190 202 227
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +25
Contract jobs citing Ruby 69 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.13% 1.22% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 28 13
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+62.28% +16.66%
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
3233 3039 3002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.35% 35.91% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1871 1684 1437
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 118 175
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £17.50 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £45.00
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 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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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
Berkshire +19 25 £441 +17.66% 7
Surrey +4 22 £380 +4.82% 13
Hampshire -16 9 £375 +7.14% 15
Oxfordshire -15 5 £413 +10.00% 10
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £444 +36.53% 3
East Sussex - 2 - - 3
Kent - 1 £550 - 7
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 67 (45.89%) Linux
2 64 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (40.41%) Python
4 57 (39.04%) Ruby on Rails
5 52 (35.62%) HTML
5 52 (35.62%) Java
5 52 (35.62%) JavaScript
6 48 (32.88%) Perl
7 44 (30.14%) PHP
8 42 (28.77%) CSS
9 32 (21.92%) OO
9 32 (21.92%) SQL
9 32 (21.92%) Puppet
10 31 (21.23%) Open Source
11 29 (19.86%) MySQL
12 27 (18.49%) Apache
13 26 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (17.12%) Bash Shell
14 25 (17.12%) TDD
15 23 (15.75%) jQuery
16 22 (15.07%) DevOps
17 21 (14.38%) Windows
18 20 (13.70%) Software Engineering
18 20 (13.70%) HTML5
19 19 (13.01%) Git (software)
19 19 (13.01%) Red Hat
20 18 (12.33%) Scrum
20 18 (12.33%) RSpec
20 18 (12.33%) Cucumber
20 18 (12.33%) Opscode Chef

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 27 (18.49%) Apache
2 15 (10.27%) IIS
3 13 (8.90%) Node.js
4 9 (6.16%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (4.79%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.05%) JBoss
7 2 (1.37%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.37%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) PaaS
2 9 (6.16%) IaaS
3 7 (4.79%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.74%) GitHub
6 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.37%) SaaS
7 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) DNS
1 8 (5.48%) SAN
2 6 (4.11%) NAS
3 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.42%) LDAP
4 4 (2.74%) HTTP
4 4 (2.74%) SSL
4 4 (2.74%) Firewall
4 4 (2.74%) Internet
5 3 (2.05%) Network Security
5 3 (2.05%) DHCP
6 2 (1.37%) DSL
6 2 (1.37%) SSH
6 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.68%) LAN
7 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.86%) MySQL
2 12 (8.22%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) Ingres
8 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (13.01%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.33%) RSpec
2 18 (12.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.16%) PHPUnit
4 8 (5.48%) SpecFlow
4 8 (5.48%) SoapUI
4 8 (5.48%) Selenium
5 7 (4.79%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.11%) JUnit
6 6 (4.11%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.42%) TestNG
7 5 (3.42%) TestLink
8 3 (2.05%) JIRA
8 3 (2.05%) Subversion
8 3 (2.05%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.05%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.05%) Redmine
9 2 (1.37%) Capybara
9 2 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.37%) Sublime Text
General
1 8 (5.48%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Retail
3 4 (2.74%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (42.47%) Developer
2 29 (19.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 24 (16.44%) Ruby Developer
4 17 (11.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (8.90%) Security Engineer
5 13 (8.90%) Programmer
6 12 (8.22%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.85%) PHP Developer
8 9 (6.16%) Tester
9 8 (5.48%) Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Penetration Tester
10 7 (4.79%) Security Tester
11 6 (4.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Senior PHP Developer
12 5 (3.42%) Architect
12 5 (3.42%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
13 4 (2.74%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (39.04%) Ruby on Rails
2 52 (35.62%) HTML
3 42 (28.77%) CSS
4 23 (15.75%) jQuery
5 20 (13.70%) HTML5
6 17 (11.64%) .NET
7 15 (10.27%) CSS3
8 14 (9.59%) SOAP
8 14 (9.59%) Web Services
9 11 (7.53%) LAMP
9 11 (7.53%) REST
10 10 (6.85%) Ajax
11 9 (6.16%) Backbone.js
11 9 (6.16%) AngularJS
12 8 (5.48%) Spring
13 6 (4.11%) MCollective
13 6 (4.11%) XHTML
13 6 (4.11%) Hibernate
13 6 (4.11%) Middleware
13 6 (4.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.23%) Open Source
2 8 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.79%) User Experience
4 6 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.11%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.37%) Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) HACMP
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 67 (45.89%) Linux
2 26 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (14.38%) Windows
4 13 (8.90%) UNIX
5 8 (5.48%) CentOS
6 7 (4.79%) Solaris
7 4 (2.74%) AIX
8 2 (1.37%) Debian
8 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.68%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.92%) OO
3 25 (17.12%) TDD
4 22 (15.07%) DevOps
5 20 (13.70%) Software Engineering
6 18 (12.33%) Scrum
7 16 (10.96%) MVC
7 16 (10.96%) Test Automation
8 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
9 13 (8.90%) BDD
10 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.22%) Web Development
10 12 (8.22%) Test Scripting
11 11 (7.53%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.16%) WFM
12 9 (6.16%) Integration Testing
13 8 (5.48%) Test Strategy
14 7 (4.79%) Responsive Web Design
14 7 (4.79%) Data Transformation
15 6 (4.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.41%) Python
2 52 (35.62%) Java
2 52 (35.62%) JavaScript
3 48 (32.88%) Perl
4 44 (30.14%) PHP
5 32 (21.92%) SQL
6 25 (17.12%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.22%) C#
7 12 (8.22%) C++
8 10 (6.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.05%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.05%) C
9 3 (2.05%) VB
10 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.68%) Groovy
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
11 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.68%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.59%) CISSP
2 10 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) Degree
3 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.11%) ISEB
5 5 (3.42%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.37%) MCITP
6 2 (1.37%) MCTS
7 1 (0.68%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.59%) PCI DSS
2 9 (6.16%) QA
3 5 (3.42%) WAI
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (8.90%) Snort
2 5 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.37%) NFS
3 2 (1.37%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (21.92%) Puppet
2 18 (12.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.74%) Nagios
5 2 (1.37%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.68%) Cacti
6 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.68%) Icinga
6 1 (0.68%) collectd
6 1 (0.68%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (13.01%) Red Hat
2 13 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.48%) VMware
4 6 (4.11%) Oracle
4 6 (4.11%) Hitachi
5 5 (3.42%) Zend
5 5 (3.42%) ESRI
5 5 (3.42%) HP
6 4 (2.74%) Veritas
7 2 (1.37%) Demandware
7 2 (1.37%) Cisco
7 2 (1.37%) EMC
7 2 (1.37%) ATG
7 2 (1.37%) Perforce
7 2 (1.37%) Google
7 2 (1.37%) hybris
8 1 (0.68%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.68%) Akamai
8 1 (0.68%) Juniper
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
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