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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 206 202 199
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 40 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 1.22% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 40
Average daily rate £370 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £293 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3188 2698 3264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.24% 31.76% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1789 1357 1576
Average daily rate £335 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 213 201
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.33 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Ruby
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +15 19 £425 +34.92% 15
Berkshire -4 10 £338 - 9
Kent 0 6 £381 - 1
East Sussex -9 2 £290 - 1
Surrey -21 2 £350 -12.50% 12
Oxfordshire +1 1 £375 +36.36% 9
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 39 (51.32%) Linux
2 28 (36.84%) SQL
3 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
4 22 (28.95%) Ruby on Rails
5 19 (25.00%) Windows
6 17 (22.37%) Python
6 17 (22.37%) Cucumber
7 16 (21.05%) C++
7 16 (21.05%) MySQL
8 15 (19.74%) Java
8 15 (19.74%) Software Engineering
8 15 (19.74%) Scrum
9 14 (18.42%) TDD
9 14 (18.42%) PHP
9 14 (18.42%) Relational Database
10 13 (17.11%) HTML
10 13 (17.11%) VMware
11 12 (15.79%) Telecoms
11 12 (15.79%) C
11 12 (15.79%) Red Hat
12 11 (14.47%) UML
12 11 (14.47%) Perl
12 11 (14.47%) Oracle
12 11 (14.47%) BDD
12 11 (14.47%) RSpec
13 10 (13.16%) jQuery
13 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
13 10 (13.16%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (13.16%) C#
13 10 (13.16%) .NET

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (11.84%) Apache
2 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.95%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) PaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.89%) Internet
3 3 (3.95%) HTTP
3 3 (3.95%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) SSH
4 1 (1.32%) LDAP
4 1 (1.32%) DNS
4 1 (1.32%) SSL
4 1 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) MySQL
2 14 (18.42%) Relational Database
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
4 7 (9.21%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) Cucumber
2 11 (14.47%) RSpec
3 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.16%) Subversion
4 7 (9.21%) Hudson
5 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.58%) JIRA
5 5 (6.58%) Selenium
5 5 (6.58%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.95%) Ant
6 3 (3.95%) JUnit
6 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.63%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.63%) LoadUI
7 2 (2.63%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (2.63%) WinRunner
7 2 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.63%) NUnit
7 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.32%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (40.79%) Developer
2 10 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Ruby Developer
3 8 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 8 (10.53%) Administrator
3 8 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.21%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (9.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.58%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) Ruby on Rails
2 13 (17.11%) HTML
3 10 (13.16%) jQuery
3 10 (13.16%) .NET
4 9 (11.84%) Web Services
4 9 (11.84%) HTML5
5 8 (10.53%) JSON
5 8 (10.53%) CSS
6 6 (7.89%) JSP
7 5 (6.58%) Ajax
7 5 (6.58%) SOAP
8 4 (5.26%) CSS3
8 4 (5.26%) RESTful
9 3 (3.95%) XML
10 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (2.63%) REST
10 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.63%) Memcached
10 2 (2.63%) WSDL
10 2 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (10.53%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.63%) Online Games
5 1 (1.32%) DTV
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Wiki
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (51.32%) Linux
2 19 (25.00%) Windows
3 9 (11.84%) Debian
3 9 (11.84%) UNIX
4 8 (10.53%) Ubuntu
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.58%) CentOS
5 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.58%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.95%) Solaris
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Software Engineering
1 15 (19.74%) Scrum
2 14 (18.42%) TDD
3 11 (14.47%) UML
3 11 (14.47%) BDD
4 10 (13.16%) OO
4 10 (13.16%) MVC
5 9 (11.84%) OOD
5 9 (11.84%) SOA
5 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.58%) User Stories
8 5 (6.58%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.26%) CRM
9 4 (5.26%) OOP
9 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.37%) Python
4 16 (21.05%) C++
5 15 (19.74%) Java
6 14 (18.42%) PHP
7 12 (15.79%) C
8 11 (14.47%) Perl
9 10 (13.16%) C#
10 9 (11.84%) Bash Shell
11 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL
12 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
12 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
13 4 (5.26%) VB
14 3 (3.95%) Apex Code
15 2 (2.63%) Groovy
15 2 (2.63%) PHP5
15 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
15 2 (2.63%) VBScript
15 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.58%) vCloud
3 1 (1.32%) NFS
3 1 (1.32%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
1 8 (10.53%) Nagios
2 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.89%) Cacti
4 5 (6.58%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.95%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.63%) SCOM
6 2 (2.63%) WMI
7 1 (1.32%) YUM
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) VMware
2 12 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 11 (14.47%) Oracle
4 6 (7.89%) HP
5 5 (6.58%) Sybase
5 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco
7 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.95%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.63%) ESRI
9 1 (1.32%) Google
9 1 (1.32%) Vignette
9 1 (1.32%) SAP
9 1 (1.32%) Sun
9 1 (1.32%) Dell
9 1 (1.32%) BEA
9 1 (1.32%) Zend
9 1 (1.32%) Tableau
9 1 (1.32%) Percona
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