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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 174 195 240
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +45
Contract jobs citing Ruby 74 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.51% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 1.44% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £198 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £534 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
3062 3125 3110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.93% 35.27% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1645 1515
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 147 185
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 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 1 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
Hampshire -4 17 £400 +17.64% 11
Surrey -9 15 £538 +67.96% 5
Buckinghamshire - 13 £388 - 3
Berkshire +13 10 £425 -10.52% 17
Oxfordshire +5 10 £381 +1.66% 9
Kent 0 8 £700 +41.77% 1
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 4
West Sussex 0 1 £700 +185.71% 1
Middlesex - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 65 (53.28%) Linux
2 51 (41.80%) Ruby on Rails
3 39 (31.97%) Java
4 38 (31.15%) JavaScript
5 36 (29.51%) Python
6 35 (28.69%) Apache
7 33 (27.05%) MySQL
8 31 (25.41%) PHP
8 31 (25.41%) HTML
9 29 (23.77%) Perl
10 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (21.31%) CSS
10 26 (21.31%) Windows
11 25 (20.49%) OO
11 25 (20.49%) Software Engineering
11 25 (20.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (18.85%) Open Source
12 23 (18.85%) TDD
12 23 (18.85%) SQL
12 23 (18.85%) Red Hat
13 22 (18.03%) Bash Shell
14 21 (17.21%) Scrum
15 20 (16.39%) Puppet
16 19 (15.57%) .NET
17 18 (14.75%) Cucumber
17 18 (14.75%) Opscode Chef
18 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
18 16 (13.11%) Test Automation
18 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
18 16 (13.11%) jQuery

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (28.69%) Apache
2 14 (11.48%) IIS
3 9 (7.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.28%) Node.js
6 3 (2.46%) nginx
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.82%) Confluence
7 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.64%) Mingle
2 2 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) PaaS
2 8 (6.56%) IaaS
3 5 (4.10%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.28%) GitHub
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.64%) Heroku
7 1 (0.82%) SaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.74%) DNS
3 6 (4.92%) SAN
4 5 (4.10%) LDAP
4 5 (4.10%) HTTP
5 3 (2.46%) DHCP
5 3 (2.46%) SSH
6 2 (1.64%) Internet
6 2 (1.64%) Firewall
7 1 (0.82%) SSL
7 1 (0.82%) LAN
7 1 (0.82%) WAN
7 1 (0.82%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.82%) NAS
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.05%) MySQL
2 12 (9.84%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.82%) Redis
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.82%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Cucumber
2 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.02%) RSpec
3 11 (9.02%) SoapUI
3 11 (9.02%) SpecFlow
4 7 (5.74%) Selenium
5 6 (4.92%) JUnit
5 6 (4.92%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.10%) TestNG
6 5 (4.10%) Subversion
7 3 (2.46%) JIRA
8 2 (1.64%) Ant
8 2 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.64%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.64%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.64%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
1 9 (7.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Retail
3 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Electronics
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (38.52%) Developer
2 29 (23.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 25 (20.49%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (10.66%) Programmer
4 13 (10.66%) Security Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Tester
7 8 (6.56%) Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (5.74%) Security Tester
8 7 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.28%) PHP Developer
10 4 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (41.80%) Ruby on Rails
2 31 (25.41%) HTML
3 26 (21.31%) CSS
4 19 (15.57%) .NET
5 16 (13.11%) Web Services
5 16 (13.11%) jQuery
6 13 (10.66%) HTML5
7 12 (9.84%) SOAP
8 10 (8.20%) LAMP
9 9 (7.38%) CSS3
10 8 (6.56%) Spring
11 7 (5.74%) Backbone.js
12 6 (4.92%) Ajax
12 6 (4.92%) AngularJS
13 5 (4.10%) REST
14 4 (3.28%) Sass
14 4 (3.28%) YAML
15 2 (1.64%) LINQ
15 2 (1.64%) WCF
15 2 (1.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.85%) Open Source
2 4 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.46%) Clustering
3 3 (2.46%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.64%) HACMP
4 2 (1.64%) DTV
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.82%) iPad
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Wiki
5 1 (0.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 65 (53.28%) Linux
2 26 (21.31%) Windows
3 25 (20.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (10.66%) UNIX
5 8 (6.56%) Solaris
5 8 (6.56%) CentOS
6 6 (4.92%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.10%) AIX
8 4 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (3.28%) Debian
9 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.82%) OS/400
10 1 (0.82%) Android
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.49%) Software Engineering
2 25 (20.49%) OO
3 23 (18.85%) TDD
4 21 (17.21%) Scrum
5 16 (13.11%) Test Automation
6 11 (9.02%) Test Strategy
6 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.02%) Test Scripting
7 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (8.20%) Data Transformation
8 9 (7.38%) DevOps
8 9 (7.38%) BDD
8 9 (7.38%) Integration Testing
8 9 (7.38%) WFM
9 7 (5.74%) MVC
10 6 (4.92%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.92%) OOD
10 6 (4.92%) Product Management
11 5 (4.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.97%) Java
2 38 (31.15%) JavaScript
3 36 (29.51%) Python
4 31 (25.41%) PHP
5 29 (23.77%) Perl
6 23 (18.85%) SQL
7 22 (18.03%) Bash Shell
8 11 (9.02%) C#
9 10 (8.20%) C++
10 9 (7.38%) Shell Script
10 9 (7.38%) C
11 6 (4.92%) Objective-C
11 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.28%) VB
13 2 (1.64%) VBScript
13 2 (1.64%) PHP5
14 1 (0.82%) Groovy
14 1 (0.82%) Korn
14 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) CISSP
3 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.56%) Degree
5 5 (4.10%) ISEB
5 5 (4.10%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.82%) MCTS
7 1 (0.82%) MCITP
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Snort
2 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.10%) vCloud
4 3 (2.46%) NFS
5 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.82%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (16.39%) Puppet
2 18 (14.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.74%) Nagios
4 5 (4.10%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (3.28%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.46%) Cacti
7 2 (1.64%) Capistrano
7 2 (1.64%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.82%) Icinga
8 1 (0.82%) YUM
8 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (18.85%) Red Hat
2 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.48%) VMware
4 11 (9.02%) HP
5 7 (5.74%) ESRI
5 7 (5.74%) Cisco
6 4 (3.28%) Veritas
7 3 (2.46%) Google
7 3 (2.46%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.46%) JBoss
8 2 (1.64%) SAP
8 2 (1.64%) ATG
8 2 (1.64%) Perforce
8 2 (1.64%) EMC
8 2 (1.64%) Demandware
8 2 (1.64%) Percona
8 2 (1.64%) hybris
9 1 (0.82%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.82%) Juniper
9 1 (0.82%) BEA
Middlesex
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Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
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Rate: £300 to £350 per day
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Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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