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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 85 84 93
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 66 59 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.95% 1.83% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.10% 5.07% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-88.73% +42.00%
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
1294 1164 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.16% 36.04% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 734 478
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 52 60
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.13 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -7 27 £450 +12.50% 7
Gloucestershire +1 20 £420 +4.34% 7
Devon +18 18 £325 +8.33% 7
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 63 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (48.67%) Python
3 49 (43.36%) Java
4 40 (35.40%) Bash Shell
5 39 (34.51%) Security Cleared
6 37 (32.74%) Jenkins
7 36 (31.86%) Perl
8 34 (30.09%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (29.20%) Configuration Management
10 30 (26.55%) Linux
10 30 (26.55%) DV Cleared
11 27 (23.89%) C++
12 26 (23.01%) Scrum
13 25 (22.12%) MongoDB
14 24 (21.24%) Subversion
14 24 (21.24%) MySQL
15 23 (20.35%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (20.35%) DevOps
16 22 (19.47%) HTML
16 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
16 22 (19.47%) TDD
16 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
17 21 (18.58%) REST
17 21 (18.58%) Cucumber
18 20 (17.70%) Ruby on Rails
19 19 (16.81%) Puppet
19 19 (16.81%) PHP
20 18 (15.93%) UNIX
20 18 (15.93%) Software Testing
21 17 (15.04%) OO

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (8.85%) Apache
2 8 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.08%) nginx
3 7 (6.19%) JBoss
4 5 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.42%) Confluence
5 3 (2.65%) Node.js
5 3 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.88%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) GitHub
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) SDH
1 8 (7.08%) TCP/IP
1 8 (7.08%) Wireshark
2 7 (6.19%) 3G
2 7 (6.19%) 2G
2 7 (6.19%) 2.5G
3 6 (5.31%) 4G
4 5 (4.42%) IPsec
4 5 (4.42%) OpenVPN
4 5 (4.42%) SSH
4 5 (4.42%) OSPF
4 5 (4.42%) DNS
4 5 (4.42%) IPv6
4 5 (4.42%) DHCP
5 3 (2.65%) HTTP
5 3 (2.65%) WAN
5 3 (2.65%) LAN
5 3 (2.65%) Firewall
6 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.12%) MongoDB
2 24 (21.24%) MySQL
3 14 (12.39%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.42%) MariaDB
5 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.77%) Big Data
7 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 37 (32.74%) Jenkins
2 24 (21.24%) Subversion
3 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
4 21 (18.58%) Cucumber
5 13 (11.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (11.50%) ClearCase
6 10 (8.85%) Maven
6 10 (8.85%) JIRA
6 10 (8.85%) Selenium
7 9 (7.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (7.08%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (6.19%) LoadRunner
9 7 (6.19%) Rational Functional Tester
9 7 (6.19%) RSpec
9 7 (6.19%) Capybara
10 6 (5.31%) GitLab
10 6 (5.31%) TeamCity
10 6 (5.31%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (5.31%) Ant
11 5 (4.42%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
1 10 (8.85%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.19%) Electronics
2 7 (6.19%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Developer
2 15 (13.27%) Analyst
2 15 (13.27%) Test Analyst
2 15 (13.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (12.39%) Architect
4 12 (10.62%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.73%) C++ Developer
6 9 (7.96%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.96%) Tester
7 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Lead Test Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) PHP Zend Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) HTML
2 21 (18.58%) REST
3 20 (17.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 15 (13.27%) Java EE
4 15 (13.27%) CSS
5 13 (11.50%) Web Services
6 11 (9.73%) OAuth
7 10 (8.85%) STL
7 10 (8.85%) Gherkin
8 8 (7.08%) JSON
9 7 (6.19%) Drools
10 6 (5.31%) J2EE
11 5 (4.42%) jQuery
11 5 (4.42%) MCollective
11 5 (4.42%) Apache Camel
12 4 (3.54%) SOAP
12 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET
13 3 (2.65%) .NET
13 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.08%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.19%) DTV
4 4 (3.54%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.65%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.65%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.55%) Linux
2 18 (15.93%) UNIX
3 13 (11.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.42%) SmartOS
4 5 (4.42%) CoreOS
4 5 (4.42%) Windows
5 4 (3.54%) CentOS
5 4 (3.54%) Amazon Linux
5 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.65%) Android
6 3 (2.65%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.65%) Debian
7 1 (0.88%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.09%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (29.20%) Configuration Management
4 26 (23.01%) Scrum
5 23 (20.35%) DevOps
6 22 (19.47%) TDD
7 18 (15.93%) Software Testing
8 17 (15.04%) OO
9 16 (14.16%) Web Development
10 15 (13.27%) Open Source
11 14 (12.39%) Data Migration
11 14 (12.39%) E-Commerce
11 14 (12.39%) Migration
12 13 (11.50%) BDD
13 12 (10.62%) CRM
14 11 (9.73%) Release Management
14 11 (9.73%) Time Management
15 10 (8.85%) Incident Management
15 10 (8.85%) Business Transformation
16 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (48.67%) Python
2 49 (43.36%) Java
3 40 (35.40%) Bash Shell
4 36 (31.86%) Perl
5 27 (23.89%) C++
6 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
7 19 (16.81%) PHP
8 17 (15.04%) SQL
9 13 (11.50%) C#
10 11 (9.73%) Shell Script
11 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
12 5 (4.42%) Lua
13 4 (3.54%) Objective-C
14 3 (2.65%) CoffeeScript
14 3 (2.65%) Scala
15 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.88%) C-shell
16 1 (0.88%) Groovy
16 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (34.51%) Security Cleared
2 30 (26.55%) DV Cleared
3 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
4 12 (10.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (8.85%) ISEB
6 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.42%) OCPJP
8 5 (4.42%) Sun Certification
9 4 (3.54%) Degree
10 3 (2.65%) CCNA
10 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Docker
2 7 (6.19%) VirtualBox
3 5 (4.42%) vCloud
3 5 (4.42%) KVM
3 5 (4.42%) Varnish
3 5 (4.42%) LXC
3 5 (4.42%) iptables
3 5 (4.42%) Btrfs
3 5 (4.42%) Snort
3 5 (4.42%) Squid
4 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.65%) Samba
4 3 (2.65%) Postfix
5 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (20.35%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (16.81%) Puppet
3 15 (13.27%) Ansible
4 9 (7.96%) Vagrant
5 5 (4.42%) Nessus
5 5 (4.42%) CFEngine
5 5 (4.42%) HAProxy
5 5 (4.42%) systemd
5 5 (4.42%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Red Hat
2 14 (12.39%) Oracle
3 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.08%) OpenText
5 7 (6.19%) VMware
5 7 (6.19%) SAP
6 6 (5.31%) Talend
7 5 (4.42%) SaltStack
7 5 (4.42%) IBM
7 5 (4.42%) Sun
8 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.65%) Zend
9 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.88%) Siebel
10 1 (0.88%) Eloqua
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