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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 127 173 198
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +25
Contract jobs citing Ruby 133 83 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.55% 0.89% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.60% 2.66% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 45 36
Average daily rate £400 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £332 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%
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
2893 3119 2734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.82% 33.55% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1754 1436
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £262 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 109 126
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.11 £15.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +31 45 £425 -1.16% 16
Berkshire +27 36 £375 -1.63% 15
Hampshire -15 27 £370 -1.33% 18
Oxfordshire +6 9 £325 -21.21% 9
Middlesex 0 5 £388 +19.23%
West Sussex - 5 £513 - 5
East Sussex +12 3 - - 4
Kent - 3 £575 - 5
Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 144 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (52.76%) Linux
3 98 (38.58%) Java
4 96 (37.80%) Python
5 92 (36.22%) JavaScript
5 92 (36.22%) Puppet
6 90 (35.43%) Jenkins
7 86 (33.86%) Git (software)
7 86 (33.86%) SQL
8 84 (33.07%) Unix
8 84 (33.07%) DevOps
9 82 (32.28%) Windows
10 75 (29.53%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (28.74%) Ruby on Rails
12 67 (26.38%) Amazon AWS
13 64 (25.20%) Open Source
14 59 (23.23%) PowerShell
15 56 (22.05%) REST
16 55 (21.65%) Continuous Delivery
17 54 (21.26%) Node.js
18 53 (20.87%) JSON
19 52 (20.47%) NoSQL
20 51 (20.08%) MVC
21 50 (19.69%) MongoDB
22 47 (18.50%) Pair Programming
23 45 (17.72%) Oracle
23 45 (17.72%) User Experience
24 44 (17.32%) OO
25 43 (16.93%) Scrum
25 43 (16.93%) JIRA

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 54 (21.26%) Node.js
2 25 (9.84%) Apache
3 24 (9.45%) OpenStack
4 19 (7.48%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (3.15%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.76%) Confluence
8 5 (1.97%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.18%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.18%) JBoss
10 3 (1.18%) nginx
11 2 (0.79%) CMS
11 2 (0.79%) Drupal
11 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.79%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.79%) IIS
11 2 (0.79%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.79%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.79%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.79%) GIMP
2 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.38%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.76%) IaaS
5 6 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.36%) PaaS
5 6 (2.36%) SoftLayer
6 5 (1.97%) Sumo Logic
7 4 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.57%) SaaS
8 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.18%) Heroku
8 3 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.39%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.51%) Firewall
1 14 (5.51%) LAN
1 14 (5.51%) WAN
2 12 (4.72%) DHCP
2 12 (4.72%) DNS
3 6 (2.36%) VPN
4 5 (1.97%) HTTP
4 5 (1.97%) Internet
4 5 (1.97%) SNMP
4 5 (1.97%) SSH
4 5 (1.97%) SSL
4 5 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.97%) Wireless
5 4 (1.57%) LDAP
6 2 (0.79%) AMQP
6 2 (0.79%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.79%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.39%) MPLS
7 1 (0.39%) Network Security
7 1 (0.39%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.47%) NoSQL
2 50 (19.69%) MongoDB
3 31 (12.20%) MySQL
4 19 (7.48%) Oracle Database
5 17 (6.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (3.94%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.76%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.36%) Big Data
9 6 (2.36%) MariaDB
9 6 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
11 3 (1.18%) HBase
12 2 (0.79%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.79%) Redis
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 90 (35.43%) Jenkins
2 86 (33.86%) Git (software)
3 43 (16.93%) JIRA
4 33 (12.99%) Subversion
5 29 (11.42%) Cucumber
5 29 (11.42%) Maven
6 28 (11.02%) RSpec
7 24 (9.45%) Vagrant
8 23 (9.06%) Ant
9 21 (8.27%) Hudson
10 10 (3.94%) Selenium
11 7 (2.76%) JUnit
12 6 (2.36%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.97%) Grunt
13 5 (1.97%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.18%) gulp
14 3 (1.18%) Jasmine
14 3 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (1.18%) Mocha
General
1 19 (7.48%) Finance
2 9 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.57%) Advertising
3 4 (1.57%) Legal
4 3 (1.18%) Games
5 2 (0.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Billing
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 113 (44.49%) Developer
2 47 (18.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (16.93%) Node.js Developer
4 38 (14.96%) JavaScript Developer
5 25 (9.84%) Administrator
6 22 (8.66%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (7.48%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 18 (7.09%) Linux Administrator
9 16 (6.30%) Ruby Developer
9 16 (6.30%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (5.51%) Architect
10 14 (5.51%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (5.51%) Lead Developer
11 13 (5.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 11 (4.33%) Software Developer
13 10 (3.94%) AWS Administrator
13 10 (3.94%) Java Developer
14 9 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
14 9 (3.54%) Ruby Engineer
15 8 (3.15%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (28.74%) Ruby on Rails
2 56 (22.05%) REST
3 53 (20.87%) JSON
4 40 (15.75%) Express
5 38 (14.96%) CSS
5 38 (14.96%) HTML
6 29 (11.42%) Web Services
7 26 (10.24%) jQuery
8 21 (8.27%) Middleware
9 20 (7.87%) HTML5
10 18 (7.09%) CSS3
10 18 (7.09%) Gherkin
11 16 (6.30%) Backbone.js
12 15 (5.91%) .NET
12 15 (5.91%) Spring
13 13 (5.12%) AngularJS
14 11 (4.33%) Django
15 10 (3.94%) ActiveMQ
15 10 (3.94%) Ajax
16 9 (3.54%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.72%) User Experience
2 24 (9.45%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.27%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.72%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.94%) Statistics
7 9 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.97%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.97%) PKI
9 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.18%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.79%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.39%) Clustering
12 1 (0.39%) e-Health
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.39%) IPTV
12 1 (0.39%) STB
Operating Systems
1 134 (52.76%) Linux
2 84 (33.07%) Unix
3 82 (32.28%) Windows
4 21 (8.27%) Mac OS X
4 21 (8.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.69%) VMS
6 14 (5.51%) Windows Server
7 11 (4.33%) Ubuntu
8 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.79%) Android
11 2 (0.79%) CentOS
11 2 (0.79%) Debian
11 2 (0.79%) Fedora
11 2 (0.79%) SUSE
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.79%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (33.07%) DevOps
3 75 (29.53%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (25.20%) Open Source
5 55 (21.65%) Continuous Delivery
6 51 (20.08%) MVC
7 47 (18.50%) Pair Programming
8 44 (17.32%) OO
9 43 (16.93%) Scrum
10 41 (16.14%) Configuration Management
11 40 (15.75%) OOD
12 33 (12.99%) TDD
13 32 (12.60%) BDD
14 22 (8.66%) Software Deployment
15 19 (7.48%) Migration
16 18 (7.09%) Service Management
17 16 (6.30%) Use Case
18 15 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
19 14 (5.51%) Software Engineering
20 13 (5.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.58%) Java
2 96 (37.80%) Python
3 92 (36.22%) JavaScript
4 86 (33.86%) SQL
5 59 (23.23%) PowerShell
6 22 (8.66%) Shell Script
7 21 (8.27%) C#
8 20 (7.87%) PHP
9 16 (6.30%) Perl
10 15 (5.91%) Bash Shell
11 12 (4.72%) Scala
12 10 (3.94%) C++
13 5 (1.97%) Go
14 4 (1.57%) VB
15 2 (0.79%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.79%) C
15 2 (0.79%) Groovy
15 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.91%) Degree
2 13 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.15%) MCSE
6 6 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.57%) MCSA
8 2 (0.79%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.54%) QA
2 5 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 36 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.81%) Docker
3 17 (6.69%) vSphere
4 14 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.79%) iptables
5 2 (0.79%) Samba
5 2 (0.79%) vCloud
5 2 (0.79%) Xen
6 1 (0.39%) Btrfs
6 1 (0.39%) KVM
6 1 (0.39%) LXC
6 1 (0.39%) Snort
6 1 (0.39%) Squid
6 1 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 92 (36.22%) Puppet
2 42 (16.54%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (14.17%) Ansible
4 30 (11.81%) SCCM
4 30 (11.81%) SCOM
5 13 (5.12%) SCVMM
5 13 (5.12%) Windows Intune
6 9 (3.54%) Capistrano
7 8 (3.15%) Nagios
8 7 (2.76%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.18%) Ganglia
9 3 (1.18%) Mesos
10 2 (0.79%) Cacti
10 2 (0.79%) Graphite
10 2 (0.79%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.79%) logstash
11 1 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.39%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.39%) systemd
Vendors
1 45 (17.72%) Oracle
2 36 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 34 (13.39%) Red Hat
4 28 (11.02%) Splunk
5 22 (8.66%) VMware
6 16 (6.30%) Dell
7 13 (5.12%) RightScale
8 11 (4.33%) Serena
9 7 (2.76%) CA
10 5 (1.97%) Google
10 5 (1.97%) IBM
11 4 (1.57%) ATG
11 4 (1.57%) hybris
12 3 (1.18%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.79%) Adobe
13 2 (0.79%) Cisco
13 2 (0.79%) F5
13 2 (0.79%) New Relic
13 2 (0.79%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.79%) Zend
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago