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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 173 200 226
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +26
Contract jobs citing Ruby 73 45 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.51% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 1.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £208 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £528 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
3018 3104 3080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.53% 34.99% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1628 1509
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 154 191
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Hampshire +3 19 £413 +25.00% 14
Surrey -7 14 £550 +71.87% 5
Buckinghamshire - 13 £388 - 4
Oxfordshire +12 9 £413 +10.00% 11
Berkshire +10 9 £475 +11.76% 15
Kent +2 8 £700 +41.77% 1
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 4
West Sussex +2 1 £700 +185.71% 1
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (55.37%) Linux
2 49 (40.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 38 (31.40%) Python
4 37 (30.58%) Java
5 36 (29.75%) MySQL
6 35 (28.93%) JavaScript
7 34 (28.10%) Apache
8 33 (27.27%) PHP
9 29 (23.97%) HTML
9 29 (23.97%) Windows
10 28 (23.14%) Perl
11 27 (22.31%) Red Hat
12 26 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (21.49%) Bash Shell
13 25 (20.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (20.66%) Software Engineering
13 25 (20.66%) OO
14 23 (19.01%) CSS
14 23 (19.01%) Open Source
15 22 (18.18%) SQL
15 22 (18.18%) TDD
16 20 (16.53%) Scrum
17 18 (14.88%) Cucumber
17 18 (14.88%) Puppet
17 18 (14.88%) Opscode Chef
18 17 (14.05%) VMware
18 17 (14.05%) .NET
19 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
19 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
19 16 (13.22%) Git (software)

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 34 (28.10%) Apache
2 13 (10.74%) IIS
3 9 (7.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.31%) Node.js
6 3 (2.48%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.65%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Magento
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.26%) PaaS
2 8 (6.61%) IaaS
3 5 (4.13%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.31%) GitHub
5 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.65%) Heroku
6 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.96%) SAN
3 5 (4.13%) DNS
4 4 (3.31%) HTTP
4 4 (3.31%) LDAP
5 3 (2.48%) SSH
6 2 (1.65%) DHCP
6 2 (1.65%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.83%) NAS
7 1 (0.83%) Internet
7 1 (0.83%) LAN
7 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (29.75%) MySQL
2 12 (9.92%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.83%) Redis
5 1 (0.83%) Ingres
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Cucumber
2 16 (13.22%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.09%) RSpec
3 11 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 11 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 7 (5.79%) Selenium
5 6 (4.96%) JUnit
5 6 (4.96%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.13%) TestNG
6 5 (4.13%) Subversion
7 3 (2.48%) JIRA
8 2 (1.65%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.65%) Sublime Text
8 2 (1.65%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.65%) Ant
8 2 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.65%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.65%) Gerrit
General
1 9 (7.44%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.65%) Electronics
6 2 (1.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (36.36%) Developer
2 28 (23.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 25 (20.66%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (10.74%) Security Engineer
4 13 (10.74%) Programmer
5 12 (9.92%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Tester
7 8 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.61%) Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Administrator
8 7 (5.79%) Security Tester
8 7 (5.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.79%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (5.79%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (5.79%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Architect
10 4 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (40.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 29 (23.97%) HTML
3 23 (19.01%) CSS
4 17 (14.05%) .NET
5 15 (12.40%) jQuery
5 15 (12.40%) Web Services
6 12 (9.92%) SOAP
6 12 (9.92%) HTML5
7 10 (8.26%) LAMP
8 8 (6.61%) Spring
8 8 (6.61%) CSS3
9 6 (4.96%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.96%) Backbone.js
10 4 (3.31%) YAML
10 4 (3.31%) Ajax
10 4 (3.31%) Sass
10 4 (3.31%) REST
11 2 (1.65%) Ember.js
11 2 (1.65%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.83%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.01%) Open Source
2 4 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.48%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.48%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) HACMP
4 2 (1.65%) DTV
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) iPad
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Wiki
5 1 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 67 (55.37%) Linux
2 29 (23.97%) Windows
3 25 (20.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (10.74%) UNIX
5 10 (8.26%) Ubuntu
6 8 (6.61%) Debian
7 7 (5.79%) CentOS
7 7 (5.79%) Solaris
8 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.13%) AIX
9 4 (3.31%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.65%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.83%) Android
11 1 (0.83%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.66%) Software Engineering
2 25 (20.66%) OO
3 22 (18.18%) TDD
4 20 (16.53%) Scrum
5 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
6 11 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 11 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 11 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.26%) Data Transformation
8 9 (7.44%) DevOps
8 9 (7.44%) BDD
8 9 (7.44%) WFM
8 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.44%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.96%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.96%) Product Management
10 5 (4.13%) Automated Testing
10 5 (4.13%) Software Testing
10 5 (4.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.40%) Python
2 37 (30.58%) Java
3 35 (28.93%) JavaScript
4 33 (27.27%) PHP
5 28 (23.14%) Perl
6 26 (21.49%) Bash Shell
7 22 (18.18%) SQL
8 9 (7.44%) C
8 9 (7.44%) C#
8 9 (7.44%) C++
9 8 (6.61%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.13%) Objective-C
12 4 (3.31%) VB
13 2 (1.65%) VBScript
13 2 (1.65%) PHP5
14 1 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.83%) C-shell
14 1 (0.83%) Scala
14 1 (0.83%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.74%) CISSP
3 10 (8.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.96%) Degree
5 5 (4.13%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.13%) ISEB
5 5 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.57%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.96%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.74%) Snort
2 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) vCloud
4 3 (2.48%) NFS
5 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.83%) Xen
6 1 (0.83%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) Puppet
1 18 (14.88%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (8.26%) Nagios
3 7 (5.79%) Cacti
4 5 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (4.13%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.31%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.65%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.65%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.83%) YUM
Vendors
1 27 (22.31%) Red Hat
2 17 (14.05%) VMware
3 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.09%) HP
5 7 (5.79%) ESRI
5 7 (5.79%) Cisco
6 4 (3.31%) Veritas
7 3 (2.48%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.48%) Google
7 3 (2.48%) JBoss
8 2 (1.65%) EMC
8 2 (1.65%) SAP
8 2 (1.65%) ATG
8 2 (1.65%) Perforce
8 2 (1.65%) hybris
8 2 (1.65%) Demandware
8 2 (1.65%) Percona
9 1 (0.83%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle
9 1 (0.83%) Vignette
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