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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 71 106 121
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 78 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.50% 1.11% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% 3.03% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 23 6
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£450 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.66%
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
1170 1056 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.57% 36.55% 39.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 643 551
Average daily rate £375 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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
Bristol +22 40 £450 +7.46% 8
Gloucestershire - 24 £450 - 4
Devon +9 13 £425 +246.93%
Dorset - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Ruby 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.

1 88 (63.77%) Python
2 82 (59.42%) Bash Shell
3 81 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (57.97%) Java
5 71 (51.45%) Perl
6 65 (47.10%) Linux
7 60 (43.48%) Subversion
7 60 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (41.30%) Git (software)
9 56 (40.58%) Security Cleared
10 50 (36.23%) JavaScript
11 46 (33.33%) PHP
12 44 (31.88%) DV Cleared
13 39 (28.26%) Puppet
13 39 (28.26%) Configuration Management
14 38 (27.54%) Opscode Chef
15 35 (25.36%) Scrum
16 34 (24.64%) C++
17 33 (23.91%) OO
17 33 (23.91%) DevOps
18 32 (23.19%) UNIX
18 32 (23.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 32 (23.19%) ClearCase
19 28 (20.29%) Jenkins
20 25 (18.12%) Release Management
21 23 (16.67%) Red Hat
21 23 (16.67%) CentOS
22 22 (15.94%) VMware
22 22 (15.94%) Windows
22 22 (15.94%) Relational Database

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Ruby 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (15.22%) Apache
2 12 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.52%) nginx
4 6 (4.35%) Confluence
4 6 (4.35%) JBoss
4 6 (4.35%) MediaWiki
5 5 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.90%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.17%) Node.js
8 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.72%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.72%) IIS
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (7.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.35%) GitHub
3 4 (2.90%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.90%) SaaS
4 2 (1.45%) PaaS
4 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.32%) HTTP
2 16 (11.59%) LAN
2 16 (11.59%) WAN
2 16 (11.59%) Firewall
3 14 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.97%) SDH
4 11 (7.97%) Wireshark
5 10 (7.25%) 2G
5 10 (7.25%) 2.5G
5 10 (7.25%) 3G
6 9 (6.52%) LDAP
6 9 (6.52%) 4G
7 8 (5.80%) IPv6
8 6 (4.35%) Internet
8 6 (4.35%) OSPF
8 6 (4.35%) BGP
8 6 (4.35%) EIGRP
8 6 (4.35%) VPN
8 6 (4.35%) Network Security
8 6 (4.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.94%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.42%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 12 (8.70%) MySQL
4 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) Big Data
6 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 60 (43.48%) Subversion
2 57 (41.30%) Git (software)
3 32 (23.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 32 (23.19%) ClearCase
4 28 (20.29%) Jenkins
5 18 (13.04%) Maven
6 17 (12.32%) Hudson
7 10 (7.25%) Apache Ivy
7 10 (7.25%) Ant
8 9 (6.52%) JIRA
9 7 (5.07%) Selenium
9 7 (5.07%) Rational Functional Tester
9 7 (5.07%) LoadRunner
9 7 (5.07%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.90%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.90%) RSpec
11 4 (2.90%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.17%) GCC
12 3 (2.17%) GDB
General
1 16 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.70%) Electronics
3 11 (7.97%) Marketing
3 11 (7.97%) Finance
3 11 (7.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (45.65%) Developer
2 28 (20.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (17.39%) C++ Developer
4 22 (15.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 14 (10.14%) Ruby Developer
5 14 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 13 (9.42%) Java Developer
7 11 (7.97%) Architect
8 10 (7.25%) Analyst
8 10 (7.25%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (5.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.07%) Administrator
11 5 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.62%) Applications Architect
12 4 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (2.90%) Lead Test Analyst
12 4 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.59%) HTML
2 14 (10.14%) STL
3 10 (7.25%) Web Services
3 10 (7.25%) J2EE
3 10 (7.25%) CSS
3 10 (7.25%) LAMP
3 10 (7.25%) JSON
4 8 (5.80%) RESTful
4 8 (5.80%) HTML5
5 7 (5.07%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.07%) Flask
6 5 (3.62%) REST
6 5 (3.62%) jQuery
6 5 (3.62%) Spring
7 3 (2.17%) XML
7 3 (2.17%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.17%) Underscore.js
7 3 (2.17%) Marionette.js
7 3 (2.17%) Leaflet
7 3 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Visualisation
2 11 (7.97%) Open Source
2 11 (7.97%) DTV
3 10 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 10 (7.25%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.80%) User Experience
5 6 (4.35%) Wiki
6 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) SCADA
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (47.10%) Linux
2 32 (23.19%) UNIX
3 23 (16.67%) CentOS
4 22 (15.94%) Windows
5 20 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.52%) Debian
8 6 (4.35%) Fedora
8 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.90%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (28.26%) Configuration Management
4 35 (25.36%) Scrum
5 33 (23.91%) OO
5 33 (23.91%) DevOps
6 25 (18.12%) Release Management
7 18 (13.04%) OOD
8 16 (11.59%) Web Design
8 16 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design
9 15 (10.87%) User Stories
10 13 (9.42%) TDD
11 12 (8.70%) Programme Management
12 11 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.97%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (7.97%) Test Scripting
13 8 (5.80%) E-Commerce
13 8 (5.80%) Software Testing
13 8 (5.80%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.07%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (63.77%) Python
2 82 (59.42%) Bash Shell
3 80 (57.97%) Java
4 71 (51.45%) Perl
5 50 (36.23%) JavaScript
6 46 (33.33%) PHP
7 34 (24.64%) C++
8 18 (13.04%) SQL
9 12 (8.70%) Lua
10 9 (6.52%) PL/SQL
11 8 (5.80%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.17%) Golang
12 3 (2.17%) PHP5
12 3 (2.17%) C#
13 2 (1.45%) Groovy
13 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.45%) Scala
14 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (40.58%) Security Cleared
2 44 (31.88%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.97%) CCNA
3 11 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.25%) Sun Certification
4 10 (7.25%) OCPJP
5 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.07%) ISEB
7 5 (3.62%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.90%) RHCE
9 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.72%) HND
10 1 (0.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) XenServer
2 12 (8.70%) Samba
2 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.52%) Postfix
4 6 (4.35%) iptables
5 5 (3.62%) vSphere
6 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.17%) vCloud
8 1 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (28.26%) Puppet
2 38 (27.54%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (15.22%) Salt
4 10 (7.25%) Ansible
5 8 (5.80%) ZABBIX
6 6 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.17%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.45%) yum
8 2 (1.45%) SELinux
8 2 (1.45%) logstash
9 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.72%) Nagios
9 1 (0.72%) AppManager
9 1 (0.72%) SCCM
9 1 (0.72%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 23 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 22 (15.94%) VMware
3 13 (9.42%) Citrix
4 11 (7.97%) SAP
5 10 (7.25%) Sun
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.72%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle
7 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.72%) NetIQ
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