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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 153 196 194
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 86 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 1.41% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 13
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£381 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £410 £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 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
3137 2759 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.60% 33.15% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1443 1231
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 £260 £225 £245
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 112 133 172
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.46 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +18 50 £375 +10.29% 11
Berkshire -2 12 £381 +12.96% 7
Surrey -4 9 £430 +32.30% 10
Middlesex - 3 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire -15 2 £413 +26.92% 7
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £450 - 3
Kent - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 86 (55.84%) Linux
2 79 (51.30%) Python
3 68 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (35.71%) Puppet
5 52 (33.77%) Ruby on Rails
6 51 (33.12%) Java
7 50 (32.47%) JavaScript
8 46 (29.87%) Perl
9 43 (27.92%) HTML
10 39 (25.32%) Git (software)
11 37 (24.03%) UNIX
11 37 (24.03%) CSS
12 34 (22.08%) Jenkins
13 31 (20.13%) Windows
13 31 (20.13%) PHP
13 31 (20.13%) Configuration Management
13 31 (20.13%) Open Source
13 31 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (19.48%) SQL
15 29 (18.83%) Shell Script
16 28 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 28 (18.18%) jQuery
16 28 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 28 (18.18%) DevOps
17 26 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
18 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
19 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
20 20 (12.99%) MVC
20 20 (12.99%) Opscode Chef
21 19 (12.34%) OO

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (7.14%) Node.js
2 8 (5.19%) Apache
2 8 (5.19%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.25%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.65%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.65%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.74%) Heroku
4 9 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.55%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.25%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (2.60%) GitHub
8 3 (1.95%) IaaS
8 3 (1.95%) PaaS
9 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) Firewall
1 8 (5.19%) Network Security
2 7 (4.55%) SSL
3 6 (3.90%) SAN
3 6 (3.90%) NAS
4 5 (3.25%) DSL
4 5 (3.25%) DNS
5 4 (2.60%) LDAP
5 4 (2.60%) HTTP
5 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.95%) Internet
7 2 (1.30%) IPv6
7 2 (1.30%) DHCP
7 2 (1.30%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.65%) SSH
8 1 (0.65%) VLAN
8 1 (0.65%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.65%) L2TP
8 1 (0.65%) MPLS
8 1 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.79%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.84%) MySQL
4 8 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.90%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (25.32%) Git (software)
2 34 (22.08%) Jenkins
3 28 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (11.69%) RSpec
5 16 (10.39%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.49%) Selenium
6 10 (6.49%) Subversion
7 9 (5.84%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.84%) PHPUnit
8 8 (5.19%) JIRA
9 7 (4.55%) ClearCase
10 6 (3.90%) JUnit
10 6 (3.90%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.90%) Checkstyle
10 6 (3.90%) Maven
11 5 (3.25%) NetBeans
11 5 (3.25%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.60%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.60%) WATIR
13 3 (1.95%) Redmine
General
1 3 (1.95%) Marketing
2 2 (1.30%) Advertising
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (49.35%) Developer
2 24 (15.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 10 (6.49%) PHP Developer
5 9 (5.84%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (5.84%) Ruby Developer
5 9 (5.84%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.19%) Web Developer
6 8 (5.19%) Architect
7 7 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) Tester
7 7 (4.55%) Analyst
8 6 (3.90%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) Senior PHP Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.60%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (33.77%) Ruby on Rails
2 43 (27.92%) HTML
3 37 (24.03%) CSS
4 28 (18.18%) jQuery
5 16 (10.39%) .NET
6 15 (9.74%) REST
6 15 (9.74%) SOAP
7 13 (8.44%) Middleware
8 11 (7.14%) HTML5
9 10 (6.49%) Ajax
9 10 (6.49%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.19%) CSS3
11 7 (4.55%) MCollective
12 6 (3.90%) XHTML
12 6 (3.90%) J2EE
12 6 (3.90%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.90%) JSON
13 5 (3.25%) Backbone.js
14 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
15 3 (1.95%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.13%) Open Source
2 9 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.19%) User Experience
4 6 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.30%) HACMP
6 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.30%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.65%) Wiki
7 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 86 (55.84%) Linux
2 37 (24.03%) UNIX
3 31 (20.13%) Windows
4 18 (11.69%) Mac OS X
5 16 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.19%) CentOS
7 4 (2.60%) Solaris
8 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.95%) Debian
8 3 (1.95%) AIX
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.13%) Configuration Management
2 31 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (18.18%) DevOps
4 20 (12.99%) MVC
5 19 (12.34%) OO
6 18 (11.69%) BDD
7 17 (11.04%) Web Development
8 16 (10.39%) Scrum
8 16 (10.39%) Software Engineering
9 12 (7.79%) TDD
10 11 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.49%) Project Management
12 9 (5.84%) Test Automation
13 7 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (4.55%) OWASP
13 7 (4.55%) SOA
14 6 (3.90%) Test Strategy
14 6 (3.90%) Responsive Web Design
15 5 (3.25%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (51.30%) Python
2 51 (33.12%) Java
3 50 (32.47%) JavaScript
4 46 (29.87%) Perl
5 31 (20.13%) PHP
6 30 (19.48%) SQL
7 29 (18.83%) Shell Script
8 28 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 18 (11.69%) Bash Shell
10 17 (11.04%) C#
11 13 (8.44%) C++
12 5 (3.25%) C
13 4 (2.60%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.30%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.65%) sed
15 1 (0.65%) AWK
15 1 (0.65%) VB
15 1 (0.65%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.19%) Degree
5 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.30%) MCTS
5 2 (1.30%) MCITP
6 1 (0.65%) GIAC
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (3.25%) WAI
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.65%) Postfix
3 1 (0.65%) XenServer
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.65%) Samba
3 1 (0.65%) NFS
3 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 55 (35.71%) Puppet
2 20 (12.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.30%) Nagios
3 2 (1.30%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.30%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.65%) Graphite
4 1 (0.65%) Icinga
4 1 (0.65%) Salt
4 1 (0.65%) Opsview
4 1 (0.65%) collectd
4 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (7.79%) Oracle
2 11 (7.14%) VMware
3 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.90%) Hitachi
6 5 (3.25%) Zend
6 5 (3.25%) NetApp
7 3 (1.95%) Veritas
8 2 (1.30%) EMC
8 2 (1.30%) ESRI
9 1 (0.65%) Telerik
9 1 (0.65%) Akamai
9 1 (0.65%) F5
9 1 (0.65%) Perforce
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix
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