The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 135 117 143
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.34% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £350 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
806 589 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.23% 25.04% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 364 510
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ruby on Rails
England

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 17 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
Somerset - 3 - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (70.59%) Ruby
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) MySQL
4 7 (41.18%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) TDD
6 5 (29.41%) Spring
6 5 (29.41%) JSF
6 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) CMS
6 5 (29.41%) LAMP
6 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
6 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) QA
6 5 (29.41%) Ajax
6 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
6 5 (29.41%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Scala
6 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
6 5 (29.41%) RUP
6 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) UML
6 5 (29.41%) OOP
6 5 (29.41%) OOA/OOD

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
1 5 (29.41%) MQSeries
1 5 (29.41%) CMS
1 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
1 5 (29.41%) Escenic
1 5 (29.41%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) MySQL
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
2 5 (29.41%) Big Data
3 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Senior Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Java Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Developer Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Java Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) J2EE
3 5 (29.41%) EJB
3 5 (29.41%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 5 (29.41%) CSS3
3 5 (29.41%) Struts
3 5 (29.41%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) Java RMI
3 5 (29.41%) LAMP
3 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 5 (29.41%) JSF
3 5 (29.41%) Ajax
4 4 (23.53%) Django
5 1 (5.88%) Sass
5 1 (5.88%) Haml
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
2 5 (29.41%) UML
2 5 (29.41%) OOP
2 5 (29.41%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (29.41%) RUP
2 5 (29.41%) OOD
2 5 (29.41%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Ruby
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) Scala
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) C++
5 4 (23.53%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
1 5 (29.41%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft