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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 95 108 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 50 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 1.23% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.38% 3.22% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 38
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% -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
1141 1213 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.83% 38.40% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 812 786
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 77 56
Median hourly rate £38.88 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.98% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.05 £25.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +13 27 £363 -3.33% 5
Gloucestershire -6 14 £475 +18.75% 8
Devon +4 4 £331 -21.13%
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Dorset -8 2 - - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 77 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.31%) Java
3 54 (42.19%) HTML
4 52 (40.63%) Python
5 51 (39.84%) SQL
6 48 (37.50%) CSS
7 46 (35.94%) Security Cleared
7 46 (35.94%) Cucumber
8 43 (33.59%) OO
9 42 (32.81%) JavaScript
10 40 (31.25%) Capybara
11 39 (30.47%) Unix
12 35 (27.34%) Scrum
12 35 (27.34%) Ruby on Rails
13 33 (25.78%) JIRA
14 32 (25.00%) Git (software)
14 32 (25.00%) C#
15 26 (20.31%) Scala
15 26 (20.31%) Open Source
15 26 (20.31%) Relational Database
16 25 (19.53%) Perl
17 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
17 24 (18.75%) Web Development
18 23 (17.97%) Jenkins
18 23 (17.97%) Subversion
18 23 (17.97%) DevOps
19 22 (17.19%) Linux
19 22 (17.19%) Configuration Management
19 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
20 21 (16.41%) SpecFlow

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 15 (11.72%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (10.16%) Confluence
3 11 (8.59%) Apache
4 8 (6.25%) SAS
5 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.56%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.16%) GitHub
2 8 (6.25%) Office 365
3 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.56%) SSH
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) Relational Database
2 20 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (14.84%) MongoDB
4 18 (14.06%) NoSQL
5 14 (10.94%) MySQL
6 11 (8.59%) OrientDB
7 10 (7.81%) Neo4j
7 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
8 9 (7.03%) Oracle Database
8 9 (7.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (6.25%) Big Data
10 3 (2.34%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (2.34%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.78%) GIS
11 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 46 (35.94%) Cucumber
2 40 (31.25%) Capybara
3 33 (25.78%) JIRA
4 32 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 23 (17.97%) Jenkins
5 23 (17.97%) Subversion
6 21 (16.41%) SpecFlow
7 17 (13.28%) JUnit
7 17 (13.28%) Selenium
8 15 (11.72%) WATIR
9 14 (10.94%) RSpec
9 14 (10.94%) WebDriver
10 13 (10.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (10.16%) git-flow
11 11 (8.59%) Bitbucket
12 9 (7.03%) ClearCase
13 8 (6.25%) Vagrant
14 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
15 3 (2.34%) LoadRunner
15 3 (2.34%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 8 (6.25%) Electronics
1 8 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.47%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.47%) Marketing
3 3 (2.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (65.63%) Developer
2 21 (16.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 20 (15.63%) Ruby Developer
3 20 (15.63%) Test Engineer
4 19 (14.84%) Senior Developer
5 18 (14.06%) Test Automation Engineer
6 17 (13.28%) Analyst
6 17 (13.28%) Test Analyst
7 13 (10.16%) Agile Developer
8 12 (9.38%) Software Developer
8 12 (9.38%) Test Automation Developer
9 11 (8.59%) Senior Software Developer
10 10 (7.81%) Lead Test Analyst
11 9 (7.03%) Developer in Test
12 8 (6.25%) Java Developer
13 7 (5.47%) .NET Developer
13 7 (5.47%) Senior DevOps
13 7 (5.47%) Software Engineer
14 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 6 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.19%) HTML
2 48 (37.50%) CSS
3 35 (27.34%) Ruby on Rails
4 19 (14.84%) .NET
4 19 (14.84%) Sass
5 13 (10.16%) Dropwizard
6 12 (9.38%) Gherkin
7 11 (8.59%) Behat
7 11 (8.59%) Java EE
7 11 (8.59%) XML
8 9 (7.03%) EJB
8 9 (7.03%) jQuery
8 9 (7.03%) JSF
8 9 (7.03%) Spring
8 9 (7.03%) XSL
9 8 (6.25%) Web Services
10 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET
11 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.91%) HTML5
12 5 (3.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Mobile App
2 15 (11.72%) Visualisation
3 12 (9.38%) Wiki
4 6 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.47%) Unix
2 22 (17.19%) Linux
3 15 (11.72%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.91%) Android
4 5 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.13%) Windows
6 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.59%) OO
3 35 (27.34%) Scrum
4 26 (20.31%) Open Source
5 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 24 (18.75%) Web Development
6 23 (17.97%) DevOps
7 22 (17.19%) Configuration Management
8 19 (14.84%) ITIL
8 19 (14.84%) Responsive Web Design
8 19 (14.84%) Unit Testing
9 17 (13.28%) Web Design
10 16 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 15 (11.72%) Data Migration
11 15 (11.72%) ETL
11 15 (11.72%) Migration
12 14 (10.94%) BDD
12 14 (10.94%) OOD
13 13 (10.16%) Integration Testing
14 12 (9.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (45.31%) Java
2 52 (40.63%) Python
3 51 (39.84%) SQL
4 42 (32.81%) JavaScript
5 32 (25.00%) C#
6 26 (20.31%) Scala
7 25 (19.53%) Perl
8 16 (12.50%) C
9 15 (11.72%) C++
10 10 (7.81%) Bash Shell
10 10 (7.81%) PL/SQL
11 9 (7.03%) Objective-C
12 8 (6.25%) Delphi
12 8 (6.25%) MATLAB
12 8 (6.25%) PL/1
12 8 (6.25%) R
13 1 (0.78%) ES6
13 1 (0.78%) PHP
13 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (35.94%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.41%) DV Cleared
3 13 (10.16%) ISEB
3 13 (10.16%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.03%) Degree
5 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.78%) GWAPT
7 1 (0.78%) OSCE
7 1 (0.78%) OSCP
7 1 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Ansible
1 2 (1.56%) Kibana
1 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.63%) Oracle
3 11 (8.59%) Rally
4 7 (5.47%) Apple
4 7 (5.47%) SAP
5 4 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago