The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby on Rails skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 136 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +28
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 12 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.61% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 2.27% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +52.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £306 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +53.84%
Ruby on Rails
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
819 617 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.35% 26.96% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 432 357
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 39
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.05 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Ruby on Rails
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Ruby on Rails Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Wiltshire -14 8 £350 -10.25%
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2
Ruby on Rails
England

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails.

1 18 (94.74%) Ruby
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) TDD
3 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
3 12 (63.16%) HTML
3 12 (63.16%) CSS
4 10 (52.63%) Scrum
4 10 (52.63%) GitHub
5 9 (47.37%) MongoDB
5 9 (47.37%) RSpec
5 9 (47.37%) HTML5
5 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
5 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (47.37%) Photoshop
6 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 8 (42.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (42.11%) SSH
6 8 (42.11%) Heroku
6 8 (42.11%) Backbone.js
6 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
6 8 (42.11%) Mac OS
6 8 (42.11%) Amazon S3
6 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
6 8 (42.11%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (42.11%) Sublime Text
7 6 (31.58%) MySQL
7 6 (31.58%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) C++
8 5 (26.32%) Sass
9 4 (21.05%) jQuery

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
2 1 (5.26%) Escenic
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Photoshop
2 8 (42.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.26%) GIMP
3 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) GitHub
2 8 (42.11%) Amazon S3
2 8 (42.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (47.37%) MongoDB
2 6 (31.58%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) MS Access
4 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) RSpec
1 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
2 8 (42.11%) Karma Test Runner
2 8 (42.11%) Sublime Text
3 2 (10.53%) Metasploit
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Ruby Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) HTML
1 12 (63.16%) CSS
2 9 (47.37%) HTML5
3 8 (42.11%) Backbone.js
3 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
4 5 (26.32%) Sass
5 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) Haml
6 2 (10.53%) Ajax
6 2 (10.53%) JSON
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) XML
6 2 (10.53%) CSS3
7 1 (5.26%) DHTML
7 1 (5.26%) XHTML
7 1 (5.26%) Java RMI
7 1 (5.26%) LAMP
7 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.26%) Spring
7 1 (5.26%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) E-Learning
1 2 (10.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
1 8 (42.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) TDD
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
6 1 (5.26%) Content Management
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (5.26%) RUP
6 1 (5.26%) OOD
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) Ruby
2 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) C++
5 3 (15.79%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) C
7 1 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
7 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) SQL
7 1 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss