The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 100 71 108
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +37
Contract jobs citing Ruby 41 87 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.51% 2.73% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% 6.77% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 71 39
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.66%
Ruby
England

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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1107 1285 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.86% 40.31% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 854 756
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 66 79
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.60 £23.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Ruby
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 across the South West region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the South West region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 14 £450 +16.12% 6
Wiltshire - 12 £494 - 2
Gloucestershire -2 10 £450 -20.00% 10
Somerset - 3 - - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (51.16%) Python
3 43 (50.00%) Java
4 34 (39.53%) DevOps
5 28 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (31.40%) JavaScript
7 26 (30.23%) C#
7 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
7 26 (30.23%) BDD
8 24 (27.91%) E-Commerce
8 24 (27.91%) TDD
9 23 (26.74%) Bash Shell
10 22 (25.58%) NoSQL
11 21 (24.42%) Scala
11 21 (24.42%) Scrum
12 20 (23.26%) Linux
13 18 (20.93%) Perl
13 18 (20.93%) .NET
13 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
14 17 (19.77%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (19.77%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (18.60%) QA
15 16 (18.60%) DV Cleared
15 16 (18.60%) GitHub
15 16 (18.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (18.60%) Automated Testing
16 15 (17.44%) SQL
16 15 (17.44%) Configuration Management
16 15 (17.44%) Jenkins

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (15.12%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (10.47%) Confluence
3 8 (9.30%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) nginx
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) JBoss
5 1 (1.16%) Liferay
5 1 (1.16%) Mule
5 1 (1.16%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.77%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (18.60%) GitHub
4 15 (17.44%) Amazon S3
5 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (5.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (5.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (5.81%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (5.81%) Route 53
6 5 (5.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) HTTP
1 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.81%) SSL
3 4 (4.65%) VPN
4 3 (3.49%) DNS
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) Network Security
5 1 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.16%) SSH
5 1 (1.16%) VoIP
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
5 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.58%) NoSQL
2 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
3 16 (18.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 13 (15.12%) Hadoop
5 10 (11.63%) MySQL
6 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
6 7 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.98%) Big Data
8 5 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (5.81%) OrientDB
9 4 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (4.65%) Neo4j
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.16%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
2 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
3 12 (13.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (13.95%) TeamCity
4 11 (12.79%) Selenium
5 10 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (11.63%) JIRA
6 8 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 8 (9.30%) Vagrant
7 7 (8.14%) Bitbucket
7 7 (8.14%) JUnit
8 5 (5.81%) Zephyr
9 4 (4.65%) Artifactory
9 4 (4.65%) JMeter
9 4 (4.65%) LoadRunner
9 4 (4.65%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (4.65%) SonarQube
9 4 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (3.49%) Subversion
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Electronics
2 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.49%) Marketing
2 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Advertising
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Developer
2 16 (18.60%) Test Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (8.14%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Big Data Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Data Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Lead DevOps
7 5 (5.81%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Test Specialist
7 5 (5.81%) Tester
8 4 (4.65%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) .NET
2 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
2 15 (17.44%) Node.js
3 14 (16.28%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (15.12%) Web Services
5 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET
5 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (13.95%) Ruby on Rails
6 11 (12.79%) CSS
6 11 (12.79%) Ember.js
6 11 (12.79%) HTML
7 8 (9.30%) jQuery
8 7 (8.14%) Sass
8 7 (8.14%) Spring
9 6 (6.98%) CSS3
9 6 (6.98%) HTML5
10 5 (5.81%) ELK Stack
10 5 (5.81%) REST
10 5 (5.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Public Cloud
2 12 (13.95%) User Experience
3 11 (12.79%) Blog
4 5 (5.81%) Wiki
5 4 (4.65%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.33%) CESG
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Linux
2 9 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (10.47%) Unix
3 7 (8.14%) CentOS
4 5 (5.81%) Android
5 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.65%) CoreOS
5 4 (4.65%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.53%) DevOps
3 26 (30.23%) BDD
4 24 (27.91%) E-Commerce
4 24 (27.91%) TDD
5 21 (24.42%) Scrum
6 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (18.60%) Automated Testing
8 15 (17.44%) Configuration Management
8 15 (17.44%) Open Source
9 14 (16.28%) Kanban
9 14 (16.28%) Microservices
10 13 (15.12%) MVC
11 12 (13.95%) CQRS
12 11 (12.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (12.79%) High Availability
12 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
13 9 (10.47%) Web Development
14 8 (9.30%) Exploratory Testing
15 7 (8.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.16%) Python
2 43 (50.00%) Java
3 27 (31.40%) JavaScript
4 26 (30.23%) C#
5 23 (26.74%) Bash Shell
6 21 (24.42%) Scala
7 18 (20.93%) Perl
8 15 (17.44%) SQL
9 8 (9.30%) PL/SQL
10 6 (6.98%) C++
10 6 (6.98%) Objective-C
11 4 (4.65%) C
12 3 (3.49%) Clojure
12 3 (3.49%) Go
13 2 (2.33%) PHP
14 1 (1.16%) Groovy
14 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.60%) DV Cleared
3 8 (9.30%) ISEB
3 8 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) LXC
3 4 (4.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (12.79%) Ansible
3 7 (8.14%) Puppet
3 7 (8.14%) Terraform
4 5 (5.81%) Nagios
4 5 (5.81%) OSSEC
5 4 (4.65%) Salt
6 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) HP
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) New Relic
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) SaltStack
5 3 (3.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Intel
6 1 (1.16%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
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