The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 24 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 Wales 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 56 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.70% - 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% - 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +100.00%
Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
195 116 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.21% 35.37% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 80 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Ruby
Wales

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the South Wales region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the South Wales region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cardiff - 3 £375 - 1
Ruby
Wales

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) SaaS
2 4 (80.00%) Memcached
2 4 (80.00%) Puppet
2 4 (80.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (80.00%) IaaS
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Packaging
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) CentOS
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (80.00%) StatsD
2 4 (80.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (80.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) SaaS
1 4 (80.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) RubyMine
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Software Packaging
1 4 (80.00%) Memcached
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) CentOS
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
1 4 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (80.00%) StatsD
1 4 (80.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft