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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 140 103 133
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +30
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 7 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.51% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 1.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate
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£413 £330 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £383 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
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
839 585 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.79% 26.93% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 401 389
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 £279 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 41
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £14.13 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £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
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 20 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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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 -11 3 £413 +10.00%
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (100.00%) Ruby
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (68.75%) CSS
4 10 (62.50%) TDD
5 9 (56.25%) RSpec
5 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
5 9 (56.25%) MongoDB
5 9 (56.25%) Scrum
5 9 (56.25%) Photoshop
5 9 (56.25%) GitHub
6 8 (50.00%) Backbone.js
6 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 8 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (50.00%) Sublime Text
6 8 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (50.00%) Linux
6 8 (50.00%) Heroku
6 8 (50.00%) HTML5
6 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (50.00%) Mac OS
6 8 (50.00%) Amazon S3
6 8 (50.00%) SSH
7 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
8 5 (31.25%) Sass
9 4 (25.00%) MySQL
9 4 (25.00%) Java
9 4 (25.00%) C++
10 3 (18.75%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Photoshop
2 8 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (6.25%) GIMP
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) GitHub
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 8 (50.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) MongoDB
2 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) RSpec
1 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
2 8 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 8 (50.00%) Sublime Text
3 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) CSS
1 11 (68.75%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
2 8 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (31.25%) Sass
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) Haml
5 2 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (6.25%) DHTML
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) XML
6 1 (6.25%) XHTML
6 1 (6.25%) Ajax
6 1 (6.25%) Scilab
6 1 (6.25%) CSS3
6 1 (6.25%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) E-Learning
1 2 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) Content Management
6 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Ruby
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) C
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) VB
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle