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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 139 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.031% 0.37% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 1.49% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
781 603 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.48% 24.59% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 385 394
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 26
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -12.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.10 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015. 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
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Ruby on Rails
England

Ruby on Rails
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Metasploit
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SugarCRM
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (33.33%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) TIBCO