The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 41 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 21 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.61% - 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.40% - 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 5
Average daily rate
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£331 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+62.28% +16.66%
Ruby
Wales

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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 179 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 43.03% 38.91% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 118 82
Average daily rate £338 £285 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% +5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £11.50 £12.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.30 £35.00 £63.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 October 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
Cardiff - 17 £325 -
Newport - 3 £425 -
Torfaen - - - -
Ruby
Wales

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 19 (82.61%) Python
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) PHP
3 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
4 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 8 (34.78%) DevOps
4 8 (34.78%) HTML
4 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
5 7 (30.43%) CSS
5 7 (30.43%) OO
5 7 (30.43%) HTML5
5 7 (30.43%) CSS3
6 6 (26.09%) Open Source
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Ajax
7 5 (21.74%) jQuery
7 5 (21.74%) Perl
7 5 (21.74%) UNIX
7 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 5 (21.74%) Puppet
7 5 (21.74%) Scala
7 5 (21.74%) CentOS
7 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) FileNet
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) IaaS
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
1 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
1 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (17.39%) Sinon.JS
2 4 (17.39%) QUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Jasmine
2 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 4 (17.39%) Hudson
2 4 (17.39%) Subversion
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Trac
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) RubyMine
4 1 (4.35%) Grunt
4 1 (4.35%) PhantomJS
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Web Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Coach
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Ruby Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Perl Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
2 7 (30.43%) CSS
2 7 (30.43%) HTML5
2 7 (30.43%) CSS3
3 5 (21.74%) Ajax
3 5 (21.74%) jQuery
4 4 (17.39%) Sass
4 4 (17.39%) Memcached
4 4 (17.39%) Software Packaging
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
7 1 (4.35%) Velocity
7 1 (4.35%) Java SE
7 1 (4.35%) Spring
7 1 (4.35%) XML
7 1 (4.35%) XSLT
7 1 (4.35%) Struts
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) W3C
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) CentOS
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (34.78%) DevOps
3 8 (34.78%) MVC
4 7 (30.43%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) BDD
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (17.39%) OOP
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) SOA
8 3 (13.04%) Analytics
9 2 (8.70%) User Stories
9 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.70%) Product Management
9 2 (8.70%) MapReduce
9 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
10 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Python
2 9 (39.13%) PHP
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) Perl
5 5 (21.74%) Scala
6 2 (8.70%) C#
6 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Puppet
1 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (21.74%) Ansible
2 4 (17.39%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Rackspace