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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 167 197 205
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 97 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 1.06% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 26 15
Average daily rate
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£386 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
3288 2919 2681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.43% 34.20% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1907 1578 1395
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 187
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +16 41 £375 -6.25% 14
Berkshire +3 21 £441 +30.74% 5
Surrey +7 18 £355 +9.23% 5
Middlesex - 4 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire -16 3 £419 +28.84% 9
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £443 +36.15% 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 69 (45.39%) Linux
2 68 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (42.76%) Python
4 59 (38.82%) Java
5 49 (32.24%) JavaScript
6 47 (30.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 45 (29.61%) Perl
8 44 (28.95%) HTML
9 43 (28.29%) Puppet
10 36 (23.68%) CSS
11 35 (23.03%) SQL
12 34 (22.37%) PHP
13 30 (19.74%) Open Source
14 29 (19.08%) DevOps
15 28 (18.42%) Git (software)
16 25 (16.45%) OO
16 25 (16.45%) Scrum
17 23 (15.13%) Cucumber
17 23 (15.13%) jQuery
18 22 (14.47%) BDD
18 22 (14.47%) .NET
19 21 (13.82%) SOAP
19 21 (13.82%) Windows
19 21 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (13.82%) Software Engineering
20 20 (13.16%) TDD
20 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
20 20 (13.16%) C#
20 20 (13.16%) UNIX
20 20 (13.16%) Opscode Chef

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (8.55%) Node.js
2 10 (6.58%) Apache
2 10 (6.58%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.29%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (1.32%) JBoss
5 2 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.66%) nginx
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.92%) Amazon S3
4 7 (4.61%) Heroku
5 6 (3.95%) PaaS
5 6 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.95%) IaaS
6 5 (3.29%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (2.63%) GitHub
8 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.61%) SSL
1 7 (4.61%) SAN
1 7 (4.61%) Firewall
1 7 (4.61%) Network Security
1 7 (4.61%) NAS
2 6 (3.95%) DNS
3 5 (3.29%) LDAP
3 5 (3.29%) DSL
4 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.63%) Internet
5 3 (1.97%) DHCP
5 3 (1.97%) HTTP
6 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.32%) SSH
7 1 (0.66%) VLAN
7 1 (0.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.18%) MongoDB
2 13 (8.55%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.89%) MySQL
4 9 (5.92%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.66%) Redis
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 23 (15.13%) Cucumber
3 20 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 19 (12.50%) RSpec
5 16 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (9.21%) SpecFlow
7 11 (7.24%) SoapUI
8 9 (5.92%) PHPUnit
8 9 (5.92%) Selenium
8 9 (5.92%) Subversion
8 9 (5.92%) JUnit
9 7 (4.61%) ClearCase
9 7 (4.61%) Maven
9 7 (4.61%) JIRA
10 6 (3.95%) Checkstyle
10 6 (3.95%) Eclipse
11 5 (3.29%) NetBeans
12 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.63%) WATIR
12 4 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (1.97%) Advertising
2 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.32%) Finance
3 1 (0.66%) Marketing
3 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (46.71%) Developer
2 24 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 16 (10.53%) Ruby Developer
5 12 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) PHP Developer
7 8 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Architect
8 7 (4.61%) Programmer
9 6 (3.95%) Tester
10 5 (3.29%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.29%) Senior PHP Developer
11 4 (2.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (30.92%) Ruby on Rails
2 44 (28.95%) HTML
3 36 (23.68%) CSS
4 23 (15.13%) jQuery
5 22 (14.47%) .NET
6 21 (13.82%) SOAP
7 15 (9.87%) REST
8 14 (9.21%) Middleware
8 14 (9.21%) HTML5
9 11 (7.24%) Ajax
9 11 (7.24%) AngularJS
10 9 (5.92%) Web Services
11 8 (5.26%) CSS3
12 7 (4.61%) Backbone.js
12 7 (4.61%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.61%) JSON
13 6 (3.95%) XHTML
13 6 (3.95%) J2EE
13 6 (3.95%) MCollective
14 4 (2.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.74%) Open Source
2 10 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.92%) User Experience
4 6 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.29%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.32%) Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) HACMP
8 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.66%) iPhone
8 1 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 69 (45.39%) Linux
2 21 (13.82%) Windows
3 20 (13.16%) UNIX
4 17 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.61%) CentOS
6 6 (3.95%) Solaris
6 6 (3.95%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.63%) AIX
8 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.66%) Debian
9 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.08%) DevOps
3 25 (16.45%) Scrum
3 25 (16.45%) OO
4 22 (14.47%) BDD
5 21 (13.82%) Software Engineering
5 21 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (13.16%) TDD
7 17 (11.18%) MVC
7 17 (11.18%) Configuration Management
8 15 (9.87%) Web Development
8 15 (9.87%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 11 (7.24%) Test Strategy
11 10 (6.58%) Project Management
12 8 (5.26%) Integration Testing
13 7 (4.61%) OWASP
14 6 (3.95%) Test Scripting
14 6 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (3.95%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 65 (42.76%) Python
2 59 (38.82%) Java
3 49 (32.24%) JavaScript
4 45 (29.61%) Perl
5 35 (23.03%) SQL
6 34 (22.37%) PHP
7 20 (13.16%) C#
8 17 (11.18%) Shell Script
8 17 (11.18%) Bash Shell
9 13 (8.55%) PowerShell
10 12 (7.89%) C++
11 4 (2.63%) C
12 3 (1.97%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.32%) VB
14 1 (0.66%) Delphi
14 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.66%) Groovy
14 1 (0.66%) Scala
14 1 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.58%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.61%) Degree
5 3 (1.97%) ISEB
5 3 (1.97%) CISSP
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.32%) MCTS
6 2 (1.32%) MCITP
6 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.66%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.89%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) WAI
3 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.32%) NFS
2 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.32%) Snort
3 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (28.29%) Puppet
2 20 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.97%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.32%) Nagios
4 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.66%) collectd
5 1 (0.66%) Salt
5 1 (0.66%) Opsview
5 1 (0.66%) Icinga
5 1 (0.66%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (7.89%) Oracle
2 11 (7.24%) VMware
3 10 (6.58%) Red Hat
4 9 (5.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.61%) ESRI
5 7 (4.61%) Hitachi
6 5 (3.29%) NetApp
6 5 (3.29%) Zend
7 4 (2.63%) Veritas
8 2 (1.32%) HP
8 2 (1.32%) EMC
9 1 (0.66%) Akamai
9 1 (0.66%) F5
9 1 (0.66%) Telerik
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