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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 169 208 203
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -5
Contract jobs citing Ruby 100 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 1.27% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 23 8
Average daily rate
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£385 £370 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £324
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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
3304 3144 2701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.84% 32.29% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1765 1357
Average daily rate £350 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 115 214
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +5 33 £380 -10.58% 7
Surrey +33 32 £375 +7.14% 10
Berkshire +22 25 £388 +14.81% 4
Buckinghamshire - 9 £425 - 2
East Sussex - - - - 6
Kent - - - - 4
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 96 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (49.74%) Linux
3 87 (46.03%) Python
4 72 (38.10%) Java
5 68 (35.98%) Puppet
6 61 (32.28%) Jenkins
7 52 (27.51%) Ruby on Rails
8 50 (26.46%) Git (software)
8 50 (26.46%) Windows
9 49 (25.93%) JavaScript
9 49 (25.93%) UNIX
10 46 (24.34%) Configuration Management
11 45 (23.81%) PowerShell
12 44 (23.28%) Amazon AWS
13 41 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (21.69%) HTML
14 37 (19.58%) CSS
14 37 (19.58%) Shell Script
14 37 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
15 36 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 35 (18.52%) Perl
16 35 (18.52%) Open Source
17 33 (17.46%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (14.81%) DevOps
18 28 (14.81%) PHP
18 28 (14.81%) Mac OS X
19 26 (13.76%) RSpec
20 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
20 25 (13.23%) MVC
20 25 (13.23%) C#

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (6.35%) Node.js
2 11 (5.82%) Confluence
3 10 (5.29%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.29%) Apache
3 10 (5.29%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.65%) IIS
5 3 (1.59%) nginx
6 2 (1.06%) MediaWiki
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) MS Office
2 7 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.28%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (10.05%) Heroku
4 14 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (5.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (2.65%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.12%) PaaS
8 4 (2.12%) IaaS
9 3 (1.59%) GitHub
9 3 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.94%) Firewall
2 9 (4.76%) VPN
3 8 (4.23%) Network Security
4 7 (3.70%) Internet
5 6 (3.17%) SSL
5 6 (3.17%) DNS
6 5 (2.65%) LDAP
6 5 (2.65%) DHCP
6 5 (2.65%) DSL
7 3 (1.59%) IPv6
7 3 (1.59%) SAN
7 3 (1.59%) NAS
8 2 (1.06%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.06%) IPsec
8 2 (1.06%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.06%) OSPF
8 2 (1.06%) BGP
8 2 (1.06%) HTTP
8 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.06%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.88%) MySQL
3 10 (5.29%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.70%) Big Data
5 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.59%) Redis
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.06%) DB2
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (32.28%) Jenkins
2 50 (26.46%) Git (software)
3 36 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 26 (13.76%) RSpec
5 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
6 24 (12.70%) JIRA
7 23 (12.17%) Subversion
8 22 (11.64%) Selenium
9 21 (11.11%) Maven
10 17 (8.99%) SoapUI
11 15 (7.94%) JUnit
11 15 (7.94%) SpecFlow
12 11 (5.82%) JMeter
13 8 (4.23%) WebDriver
14 7 (3.70%) WATIR
14 7 (3.70%) ClearCase
14 7 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (3.17%) Ant
15 6 (3.17%) Checkstyle
16 5 (2.65%) NetBeans
General
1 6 (3.17%) Finance
2 5 (2.65%) Marketing
3 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 93 (49.21%) Developer
2 19 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (5.82%) Architect
4 11 (5.82%) Software Engineer
4 11 (5.82%) AWS Developer
5 10 (5.29%) Analyst
6 9 (4.76%) Tester
6 9 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (4.76%) Ruby Developer
6 9 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 9 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 8 (4.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 8 (4.23%) Test Analyst
7 8 (4.23%) Senior Developer
7 8 (4.23%) Web Developer
8 7 (3.70%) PHP Developer
9 6 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (2.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (27.51%) Ruby on Rails
2 41 (21.69%) HTML
3 37 (19.58%) CSS
4 23 (12.17%) .NET
5 20 (10.58%) AngularJS
6 18 (9.52%) jQuery
7 16 (8.47%) SOAP
8 13 (6.88%) REST
9 10 (5.29%) Middleware
10 8 (4.23%) .NET Framework
10 8 (4.23%) HTML5
11 7 (3.70%) CSS3
11 7 (3.70%) Ajax
11 7 (3.70%) Web Services
12 6 (3.17%) J2EE
13 5 (2.65%) Backbone.js
14 4 (2.12%) Underscore.js
14 4 (2.12%) React
14 4 (2.12%) LAMP
14 4 (2.12%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.52%) Open Source
2 8 (4.23%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.70%) User Experience
4 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.06%) Wiki
7 2 (1.06%) GIS
7 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.06%) Replication
7 2 (1.06%) SecurID
7 2 (1.06%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 94 (49.74%) Linux
2 50 (26.46%) Windows
3 49 (25.93%) UNIX
4 28 (14.81%) Mac OS X
5 9 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.70%) CentOS
7 4 (2.12%) Solaris
8 3 (1.59%) Debian
8 3 (1.59%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.34%) Configuration Management
3 41 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (17.46%) Continuous Delivery
5 28 (14.81%) DevOps
6 25 (13.23%) Scrum
6 25 (13.23%) MVC
7 24 (12.70%) Web Development
8 23 (12.17%) Test Automation
9 21 (11.11%) BDD
10 18 (9.52%) TDD
10 18 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.35%) Test Strategy
12 10 (5.29%) OO
13 9 (4.76%) E-Commerce
14 7 (3.70%) MVVM
15 6 (3.17%) Project Management
16 5 (2.65%) SOA
16 5 (2.65%) Data Analysis
16 5 (2.65%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (46.03%) Python
2 72 (38.10%) Java
3 49 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 45 (23.81%) PowerShell
5 37 (19.58%) Shell Script
6 35 (18.52%) Perl
7 28 (14.81%) PHP
8 25 (13.23%) C#
9 22 (11.64%) SQL
10 16 (8.47%) Bash Shell
11 14 (7.41%) Golang
12 12 (6.35%) C++
13 7 (3.70%) C
14 4 (2.12%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.12%) VB
15 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.06%) VBScript
17 1 (0.53%) Delphi
17 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.53%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 19 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.82%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.17%) Degree
5 1 (0.53%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) PMP
5 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.94%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 4 (2.12%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.06%) iptables
3 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) Samba
3 2 (1.06%) Postfix
3 2 (1.06%) XenServer
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (35.98%) Puppet
2 23 (12.17%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.76%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.12%) Nagios
5 3 (1.59%) Opsview
6 2 (1.06%) Salt
6 2 (1.06%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.06%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.53%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.53%) AppManager
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.47%) Oracle
3 15 (7.94%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.76%) VMware
5 5 (2.65%) NetApp
6 3 (1.59%) Hitachi
6 3 (1.59%) ESRI
7 2 (1.06%) Zend
7 2 (1.06%) Talend
7 2 (1.06%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.06%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.06%) IBM
7 2 (1.06%) Adobe
7 2 (1.06%) Citrix
8 1 (0.53%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.53%) Perforce
8 1 (0.53%) Telerik