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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 100 81 102
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 42 53 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 1.84% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.51% 4.72% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £297 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
1195 1123 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.39% 38.93% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 739 409
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 52 40
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £20.06 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -12 18 £375 -6.25% 7
Gloucestershire +2 17 £400 +1.52% 7
Devon - 6 £420 - 2
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 75 (61.98%) Java
2 66 (54.55%) Python
2 66 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (46.28%) Bash Shell
4 51 (42.15%) Subversion
5 49 (40.50%) Git (software)
6 48 (39.67%) Perl
7 46 (38.02%) Linux
8 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
9 44 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (32.23%) Configuration Management
11 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
12 36 (29.75%) PHP
13 28 (23.14%) DV Cleared
14 27 (22.31%) Puppet
14 27 (22.31%) DevOps
15 26 (21.49%) Opscode Chef
16 23 (19.01%) Jenkins
16 23 (19.01%) UNIX
16 23 (19.01%) Scrum
17 22 (18.18%) OO
17 22 (18.18%) C++
18 21 (17.36%) MongoDB
19 20 (16.53%) Visualisation
19 20 (16.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 20 (16.53%) ClearCase
19 20 (16.53%) Relational Database
20 18 (14.88%) MySQL
20 18 (14.88%) HTML
20 18 (14.88%) Red Hat

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (12.40%) Apache
2 9 (7.44%) JBoss
3 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.96%) nginx
4 5 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.48%) Confluence
5 3 (2.48%) Node.js
5 3 (2.48%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.83%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.61%) GitHub
3 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.05%) HTTP
2 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.09%) SDH
2 11 (9.09%) Wireshark
3 10 (8.26%) 2G
3 10 (8.26%) 2.5G
3 10 (8.26%) WAN
3 10 (8.26%) LAN
3 10 (8.26%) 3G
3 10 (8.26%) Firewall
4 9 (7.44%) 4G
5 3 (2.48%) Network Security
5 3 (2.48%) IPsec
5 3 (2.48%) IPv6
5 3 (2.48%) OSPF
5 3 (2.48%) BGP
5 3 (2.48%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.48%) LDAP
5 3 (2.48%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.36%) MongoDB
2 20 (16.53%) Relational Database
3 18 (14.88%) MySQL
4 15 (12.40%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.83%) Big Data
8 1 (0.83%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (42.15%) Subversion
2 49 (40.50%) Git (software)
3 23 (19.01%) Jenkins
4 20 (16.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 20 (16.53%) ClearCase
5 16 (13.22%) Cucumber
6 12 (9.92%) Maven
7 10 (8.26%) Selenium
7 10 (8.26%) Hudson
8 9 (7.44%) Ant
8 9 (7.44%) Apache Ivy
9 8 (6.61%) JIRA
10 5 (4.13%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.13%) Rational Functional Tester
10 5 (4.13%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.31%) SpecFlow
11 4 (3.31%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (2.48%) NUnit
12 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (8.26%) Telecoms
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.79%) Marketing
2 7 (5.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (49.59%) Developer
2 23 (19.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 15 (12.40%) Ruby Developer
5 13 (10.74%) C++ Developer
6 12 (9.92%) Java Developer
7 11 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Designer
9 5 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) AWS Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.31%) Tester
10 4 (3.31%) Administrator
11 3 (2.48%) Architect
11 3 (2.48%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) HTML
2 15 (12.40%) CSS
3 13 (10.74%) STL
3 13 (10.74%) JSON
4 9 (7.44%) Flask
4 9 (7.44%) Web Services
4 9 (7.44%) J2EE
5 8 (6.61%) Java EE
6 7 (5.79%) RESTful
6 7 (5.79%) REST
7 5 (4.13%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.13%) Leaflet
7 5 (4.13%) jQuery
7 5 (4.13%) SOAP
7 5 (4.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.31%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.48%) Underscore.js
9 3 (2.48%) Backbone.js
9 3 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) Visualisation
2 13 (10.74%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.26%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.79%) DTV
5 6 (4.96%) User Experience
5 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) Wiki
8 3 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 46 (38.02%) Linux
2 23 (19.01%) UNIX
3 14 (11.57%) Windows
4 12 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.44%) CentOS
6 6 (4.96%) Debian
6 6 (4.96%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.48%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.48%) Android
8 3 (2.48%) Fedora
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (32.23%) Configuration Management
4 27 (22.31%) DevOps
5 23 (19.01%) Scrum
6 22 (18.18%) OO
7 18 (14.88%) TDD
8 17 (14.05%) Web Design
8 17 (14.05%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (10.74%) Release Management
10 12 (9.92%) Test Scripting
10 12 (9.92%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.26%) OOD
11 10 (8.26%) User Stories
12 9 (7.44%) BDD
12 9 (7.44%) Open Source
12 9 (7.44%) Web Development
12 9 (7.44%) Software Engineering
13 8 (6.61%) Programme Management
13 8 (6.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (61.98%) Java
2 66 (54.55%) Python
3 56 (46.28%) Bash Shell
4 48 (39.67%) Perl
5 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
6 36 (29.75%) PHP
7 22 (18.18%) C++
8 16 (13.22%) SQL
9 13 (10.74%) Shell Script
10 9 (7.44%) C#
10 9 (7.44%) Lua
11 4 (3.31%) Objective-C
11 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.65%) PHP5
12 2 (1.65%) Groovy
12 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.65%) Scala
12 2 (1.65%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.83%) Go
13 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (23.14%) DV Cleared
3 9 (7.44%) Sun Certification
3 9 (7.44%) OCPJP
4 8 (6.61%) CCNA
4 8 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.13%) ISEB
6 4 (3.31%) RHCE
6 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.31%) Degree
6 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.79%) XenServer
3 6 (4.96%) Postfix
3 6 (4.96%) Samba
4 5 (4.13%) vSphere
4 5 (4.13%) VirtualBox
4 5 (4.13%) Docker
5 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.48%) iptables
Systems Management
1 27 (22.31%) Puppet
2 26 (21.49%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (10.74%) Salt
4 12 (9.92%) Ansible
5 10 (8.26%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.48%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.83%) Nagios
8 1 (0.83%) AppManager
8 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (14.88%) Red Hat
2 14 (11.57%) VMware
3 9 (7.44%) Sun
3 9 (7.44%) Oracle
4 7 (5.79%) SAP
4 7 (5.79%) Citrix
5 4 (3.31%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.31%) IBM
6 3 (2.48%) OpenText
6 3 (2.48%) Zend
7 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.83%) Siebel
8 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.83%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.83%) Eloqua
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