The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 166 201 238
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +37
Contract jobs citing Ruby 78 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.41% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 1.20% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 18 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £158 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2940 2908 3047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.93% 34.30% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1615 1484 1516
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 151 191
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Hampshire +13 29 £425 +30.76% 10
Buckinghamshire - 16 £388 - 7
Surrey -14 10 £550 +130.36% 7
Berkshire +4 8 £425 -10.52% 12
Kent +1 8 £700 +41.77% 1
Oxfordshire +8 7 £413 - 8
West Sussex - 1 £700 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - - - -
Ruby
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Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (54.78%) Linux
2 45 (39.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 38 (33.04%) Python
4 37 (32.17%) Java
5 32 (27.83%) MySQL
6 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
6 31 (26.96%) Apache
7 30 (26.09%) PHP
7 30 (26.09%) Windows
8 27 (23.48%) Red Hat
9 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (22.61%) Perl
9 26 (22.61%) HTML
9 26 (22.61%) Software Engineering
10 25 (21.74%) Open Source
10 25 (21.74%) Bash Shell
11 23 (20.00%) SQL
11 23 (20.00%) OO
12 22 (19.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (18.26%) TDD
13 21 (18.26%) Scrum
14 20 (17.39%) CSS
14 20 (17.39%) Cucumber
15 18 (15.65%) Test Automation
15 18 (15.65%) .NET
16 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
17 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
17 15 (13.04%) Web Services
17 15 (13.04%) VMware
17 15 (13.04%) Git (software)

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (26.96%) Apache
2 13 (11.30%) IIS
3 9 (7.83%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (3.48%) Node.js
4 4 (3.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.74%) nginx
6 1 (0.87%) Confluence
6 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.74%) Mingle
2 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.96%) PaaS
2 6 (5.22%) IaaS
3 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.61%) GitHub
5 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.74%) Heroku
6 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.22%) SAN
3 5 (4.35%) DNS
4 4 (3.48%) HTTP
5 3 (2.61%) LDAP
5 3 (2.61%) SSH
6 2 (1.74%) Firewall
6 2 (1.74%) DHCP
7 1 (0.87%) LAN
7 1 (0.87%) WAN
7 1 (0.87%) SSL
7 1 (0.87%) Internet
7 1 (0.87%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.87%) NAS
7 1 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.83%) MySQL
2 10 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.87%) Redis
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.87%) Ingres
6 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.57%) SoapUI
3 11 (9.57%) SpecFlow
4 9 (7.83%) RSpec
5 7 (6.09%) Selenium
5 7 (6.09%) JUnit
5 7 (6.09%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.22%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.35%) TestNG
7 5 (4.35%) Subversion
8 4 (3.48%) JIRA
9 3 (2.61%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.61%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.74%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.74%) Sublime Text
10 2 (1.74%) Capybara
10 2 (1.74%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.74%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.74%) Ant
General
1 9 (7.83%) Telecoms
1 9 (7.83%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Retail
3 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.74%) Electronics
4 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (33.91%) Developer
2 25 (21.74%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 23 (20.00%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Security Engineer
4 13 (11.30%) Programmer
5 12 (10.43%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Tester
6 9 (7.83%) Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Administrator
7 8 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (6.09%) Security Tester
8 7 (6.09%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Consultant
9 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (39.13%) Ruby on Rails
2 26 (22.61%) HTML
3 20 (17.39%) CSS
4 18 (15.65%) .NET
5 15 (13.04%) Web Services
6 12 (10.43%) jQuery
6 12 (10.43%) HTML5
6 12 (10.43%) SOAP
7 10 (8.70%) LAMP
8 8 (6.96%) Spring
8 8 (6.96%) CSS3
9 6 (5.22%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.35%) Backbone.js
11 4 (3.48%) Sass
11 4 (3.48%) Ajax
12 3 (2.61%) REST
13 2 (1.74%) Gherkin
14 1 (0.87%) Mustache
14 1 (0.87%) Haml
14 1 (0.87%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Open Source
2 5 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.61%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.74%) DTV
5 1 (0.87%) Clustering
5 1 (0.87%) iPad
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Wiki
5 1 (0.87%) iPhone
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 63 (54.78%) Linux
2 30 (26.09%) Windows
3 22 (19.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (8.70%) UNIX
5 9 (7.83%) Ubuntu
6 7 (6.09%) Debian
7 6 (5.22%) CentOS
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (4.35%) Solaris
9 2 (1.74%) AIX
9 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.87%) Android
10 1 (0.87%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.61%) Software Engineering
1 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.00%) OO
3 21 (18.26%) Scrum
3 21 (18.26%) TDD
4 18 (15.65%) Test Automation
5 12 (10.43%) Test Scripting
6 11 (9.57%) Test Strategy
7 10 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 10 (8.70%) Data Transformation
8 9 (7.83%) WFM
8 9 (7.83%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.96%) BDD
10 6 (5.22%) DevOps
10 6 (5.22%) Product Management
10 6 (5.22%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.35%) OOD
11 5 (4.35%) UML
11 5 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.04%) Python
2 37 (32.17%) Java
3 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
4 30 (26.09%) PHP
5 26 (22.61%) Perl
6 25 (21.74%) Bash Shell
7 23 (20.00%) SQL
8 9 (7.83%) C
8 9 (7.83%) C#
8 9 (7.83%) C++
9 7 (6.09%) Shell Script
10 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.35%) VB
12 4 (3.48%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.74%) PHP5
13 2 (1.74%) VBScript
13 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.87%) Groovy
14 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.30%) CISSP
3 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.35%) Degree
5 5 (4.35%) ISEB
5 5 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.17%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.09%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.30%) Snort
2 7 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.35%) vCloud
4 2 (1.74%) NFS
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.87%) Xen
5 1 (0.87%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) Puppet
2 12 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.70%) Nagios
4 7 (6.09%) Cacti
5 5 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (4.35%) ZABBIX
6 4 (3.48%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.87%) YUM
8 1 (0.87%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 27 (23.48%) Red Hat
2 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.04%) VMware
3 11 (9.57%) HP
4 7 (6.09%) ESRI
4 7 (6.09%) Cisco
5 3 (2.61%) 3PAR
5 3 (2.61%) Google
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle
6 2 (1.74%) SAP
6 2 (1.74%) JBoss
6 2 (1.74%) ATG
6 2 (1.74%) Perforce
6 2 (1.74%) Demandware
6 2 (1.74%) Percona
6 2 (1.74%) hybris
7 1 (0.87%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.87%) Sun
7 1 (0.87%) Vignette
7 1 (0.87%) Dell
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