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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 185 205 226
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 58 43 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 1.38% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 13
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£413 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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
3036 3105 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.72% 35.55% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1666 1508
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 130 168
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.18 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +11 12 £425 +13.33% 10
Hampshire -6 12 £319 -8.92% 4
Surrey -15 11 £513 +50.18% 7
Oxfordshire +3 8 £413 +10.00% 4
Buckinghamshire - 8 £414 - 3
Kent -1 4 £550 +11.39% 1
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 3
West Sussex +3 1 £700 +185.71% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (50.40%) Linux
2 62 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (44.80%) Ruby on Rails
4 41 (32.80%) JavaScript
5 39 (31.20%) Java
6 37 (29.60%) Python
7 34 (27.20%) Apache
7 34 (27.20%) HTML
8 32 (25.60%) PHP
8 32 (25.60%) MySQL
9 31 (24.80%) Perl
10 29 (23.20%) CSS
11 27 (21.60%) OO
12 26 (20.80%) SQL
13 25 (20.00%) Open Source
13 25 (20.00%) TDD
14 23 (18.40%) Software Engineering
14 23 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (18.40%) Windows
15 22 (17.60%) Red Hat
15 22 (17.60%) Bash Shell
16 21 (16.80%) Scrum
17 20 (16.00%) Puppet
18 19 (15.20%) .NET
19 18 (14.40%) Cucumber
19 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
19 18 (14.40%) jQuery
20 16 (12.80%) Git (software)
21 15 (12.00%) HTML5
21 15 (12.00%) Web Services

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (27.20%) Apache
2 14 (11.20%) IIS
3 9 (7.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (5.60%) Node.js
5 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.60%) nginx
7 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.80%) Confluence
7 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) Mingle
2 2 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.80%) PaaS
2 9 (7.20%) IaaS
3 4 (3.20%) GitHub
3 4 (3.20%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.60%) Heroku
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) TCP/IP
1 7 (5.60%) DNS
2 5 (4.00%) LDAP
3 4 (3.20%) SAN
3 4 (3.20%) Internet
4 3 (2.40%) DHCP
4 3 (2.40%) HTTP
4 3 (2.40%) SSH
5 2 (1.60%) Firewall
6 1 (0.80%) LAN
6 1 (0.80%) WAN
6 1 (0.80%) SSL
6 1 (0.80%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.80%) NAS
6 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.60%) MySQL
2 13 (10.40%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.80%) Ingres
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (14.40%) Cucumber
2 16 (12.80%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.60%) RSpec
4 11 (8.80%) SoapUI
4 11 (8.80%) SpecFlow
5 7 (5.60%) Selenium
6 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.80%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.80%) JUnit
7 5 (4.00%) TestNG
7 5 (4.00%) Subversion
8 3 (2.40%) JIRA
9 2 (1.60%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.60%) Capybara
9 2 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.60%) Sublime Text
9 2 (1.60%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.60%) Ant
9 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Retail
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.60%) Marketing
4 2 (1.60%) Electronics
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (42.40%) Developer
2 31 (24.80%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 26 (20.80%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (10.40%) Security Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Programmer
5 11 (8.80%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Tester
7 8 (6.40%) Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Security Tester
8 7 (5.60%) Penetration Tester
9 6 (4.80%) PHP Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Architect
10 5 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Administrator
11 4 (3.20%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Consultant
11 4 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
12 3 (2.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (44.80%) Ruby on Rails
2 34 (27.20%) HTML
3 29 (23.20%) CSS
4 19 (15.20%) .NET
5 18 (14.40%) jQuery
6 15 (12.00%) HTML5
6 15 (12.00%) Web Services
7 12 (9.60%) SOAP
8 11 (8.80%) LAMP
8 11 (8.80%) CSS3
9 8 (6.40%) Spring
10 7 (5.60%) AngularJS
10 7 (5.60%) Backbone.js
11 6 (4.80%) Ajax
12 5 (4.00%) REST
12 5 (4.00%) Sass
13 4 (3.20%) YAML
14 2 (1.60%) Gherkin
14 2 (1.60%) Ember.js
14 2 (1.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.00%) Open Source
2 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.40%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.40%) Clustering
4 2 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.60%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) DTV
4 2 (1.60%) HACMP
5 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.80%) iPhone
5 1 (0.80%) iPad
5 1 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (50.40%) Linux
2 23 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (18.40%) Windows
3 9 (7.20%) UNIX
4 8 (6.40%) Solaris
5 7 (5.60%) CentOS
6 6 (4.80%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.00%) AIX
8 4 (3.20%) Debian
9 2 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.80%) OS/400
10 1 (0.80%) Android
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.60%) OO
3 25 (20.00%) TDD
4 23 (18.40%) Software Engineering
5 21 (16.80%) Scrum
6 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
7 12 (9.60%) Integration Testing
8 11 (8.80%) BDD
8 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
8 11 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
8 11 (8.80%) MVC
8 11 (8.80%) Test Strategy
9 10 (8.00%) Data Transformation
10 9 (7.20%) DevOps
10 9 (7.20%) WFM
11 8 (6.40%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.80%) Web Development
12 6 (4.80%) Product Management
12 6 (4.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.80%) JavaScript
2 39 (31.20%) Java
3 37 (29.60%) Python
4 32 (25.60%) PHP
5 31 (24.80%) Perl
6 26 (20.80%) SQL
7 22 (17.60%) Bash Shell
8 11 (8.80%) C#
9 8 (6.40%) C++
10 7 (5.60%) Shell Script
10 7 (5.60%) C
11 6 (4.80%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.40%) VB
12 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.60%) PHP5
14 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.80%) VBScript
14 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.80%) Groovy
14 1 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
1 13 (10.40%) CISSP
2 9 (7.20%) Degree
3 8 (6.40%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.00%) ISEB
4 5 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.80%) MCTS
6 1 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.20%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.80%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.40%) Snort
2 8 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) NFS
4 2 (1.60%) vCloud
4 2 (1.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.80%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) Puppet
2 15 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.80%) Nagios
4 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (3.20%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.60%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.60%) Cacti
7 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.80%) YUM
7 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.80%) Icinga
Vendors
1 22 (17.60%) Red Hat
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.80%) VMware
4 8 (6.40%) HP
5 7 (5.60%) ESRI
6 5 (4.00%) Cisco
7 4 (3.20%) Veritas
8 3 (2.40%) JBoss
8 3 (2.40%) Google
9 2 (1.60%) Demandware
9 2 (1.60%) Zend
9 2 (1.60%) hybris
9 2 (1.60%) SAP
9 2 (1.60%) ATG
9 2 (1.60%) Perforce
9 2 (1.60%) EMC
10 1 (0.80%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.80%) Juniper
10 1 (0.80%) BEA
10 1 (0.80%) Dell
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