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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 84 93 119
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +26
Contract jobs citing Ruby 59 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.83% 0.68% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.07% 1.91% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 7 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £346 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
1163 787 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.04% 35.56% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 478 617
Average daily rate £360 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 96
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +10 31 £400 - 10
Gloucestershire -6 15 £403 - 4
Wiltshire -14 11 £338 -13.46% 2
Somerset -11 1 £290 -20.00% 1
Devon - 1 £300 - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 92 (80.00%) Linux
2 58 (50.43%) Red Hat
3 57 (49.57%) Java
4 56 (48.70%) PHP
5 53 (46.09%) Perl
6 52 (45.22%) LAMP
7 50 (43.48%) Apache
8 49 (42.61%) VMware
9 48 (41.74%) Puppet
10 47 (40.87%) Bash Shell
10 47 (40.87%) CentOS
10 47 (40.87%) DevOps
11 43 (37.39%) Python
12 41 (35.65%) MySQL
13 39 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 38 (33.04%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (27.83%) Firewall
16 32 (27.83%) nginx
16 32 (27.83%) Opscode Chef
17 29 (25.22%) Ubuntu
18 28 (24.35%) Security Cleared
18 28 (24.35%) Debian
19 27 (23.48%) VPN
19 27 (23.48%) Git (software)
19 27 (23.48%) Jenkins
20 26 (22.61%) XenServer
20 26 (22.61%) Windows
21 25 (21.74%) Samba
22 24 (20.87%) LDAP

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 50 (43.48%) Apache
2 32 (27.83%) nginx
3 15 (13.04%) Confluence
4 13 (11.30%) MediaWiki
5 9 (7.83%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.09%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) CMS
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.87%) WordPress
7 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Photoshop
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.87%) GIMP
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Amazon S3
1 19 (16.52%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.65%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (9.57%) GitHub
4 8 (6.96%) Heroku
5 7 (6.09%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.83%) Firewall
2 27 (23.48%) VPN
3 24 (20.87%) LDAP
4 20 (17.39%) LAN
4 20 (17.39%) WAN
5 15 (13.04%) Network Security
6 14 (12.17%) IPv6
7 13 (11.30%) OSPF
7 13 (11.30%) BGP
7 13 (11.30%) EIGRP
7 13 (11.30%) IPsec
8 8 (6.96%) SSH
8 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
9 7 (6.09%) SNMP
9 7 (6.09%) DNS
9 7 (6.09%) SMTP
10 3 (2.61%) SAN
11 2 (1.74%) Internet
11 2 (1.74%) HTTP
12 1 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (35.65%) MySQL
2 22 (19.13%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (12.17%) Relational Database
4 10 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.87%) MS Access
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (23.48%) Git (software)
1 27 (23.48%) Jenkins
2 21 (18.26%) Hudson
3 18 (15.65%) Subversion
4 15 (13.04%) JIRA
5 12 (10.43%) Cucumber
6 11 (9.57%) Selenium
7 9 (7.83%) RSpec
8 8 (6.96%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (6.96%) Sublime Text
9 5 (4.35%) NUnit
10 4 (3.48%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (3.48%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.74%) Maven
11 2 (1.74%) WATIR
11 2 (1.74%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.74%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (16.52%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.57%) Finance
3 8 (6.96%) Electronics
4 7 (6.09%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) Developer
2 25 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (18.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 17 (14.78%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (10.43%) Software Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) Administrator
7 8 (6.96%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) Ruby Developer
9 6 (5.22%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Tester
10 5 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 4 (3.48%) C++ Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Test Leader
12 3 (2.61%) Build Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Consultant
12 3 (2.61%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (45.22%) LAMP
2 21 (18.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 20 (17.39%) CSS
4 16 (13.91%) Web Services
5 13 (11.30%) HTML
6 11 (9.57%) jQuery
7 9 (7.83%) HTML5
8 8 (6.96%) Backbone.js
8 8 (6.96%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.09%) Servlets
9 7 (6.09%) Spring
10 5 (4.35%) XML
10 5 (4.35%) Sass
11 4 (3.48%) Django
12 3 (2.61%) JSON
12 3 (2.61%) RESTful
13 2 (1.74%) CSS3
13 2 (1.74%) Haml
13 2 (1.74%) .NET
14 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Wiki
2 12 (10.43%) Open Source
3 7 (6.09%) DTV
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) Clustering
4 2 (1.74%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.74%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.87%) SCADA
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 92 (80.00%) Linux
2 47 (40.87%) CentOS
3 29 (25.22%) Ubuntu
4 28 (24.35%) Debian
5 26 (22.61%) Windows
6 20 (17.39%) UNIX
7 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (11.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.96%) Mac OS
9 7 (6.09%) Fedora
10 2 (1.74%) SUSE
11 1 (0.87%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.87%) DevOps
2 38 (33.04%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.13%) Software Engineering
5 21 (18.26%) TDD
6 19 (16.52%) Scrum
7 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (11.30%) Data Modelling
8 13 (11.30%) Load Balancing
9 12 (10.43%) Configuration Management
9 12 (10.43%) Build Automation
10 11 (9.57%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (6.09%) Programme Management
11 7 (6.09%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (5.22%) Service Management
13 5 (4.35%) OO
14 4 (3.48%) Release Management
14 4 (3.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (49.57%) Java
2 56 (48.70%) PHP
3 53 (46.09%) Perl
4 47 (40.87%) Bash Shell
5 43 (37.39%) Python
6 21 (18.26%) SQL
7 17 (14.78%) C++
8 13 (11.30%) JavaScript
9 8 (6.96%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.96%) PHP5
10 5 (4.35%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.61%) C
11 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.74%) VBScript
12 2 (1.74%) VB
13 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.87%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.87%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (24.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.43%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.83%) Degree
5 6 (5.22%) CCNA
5 6 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.61%) ISEB
6 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.43%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (22.61%) XenServer
3 25 (21.74%) Samba
4 19 (16.52%) Postfix
5 7 (6.09%) Squid
5 7 (6.09%) NFS
5 7 (6.09%) qmail
6 5 (4.35%) vCloud
7 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 48 (41.74%) Puppet
2 32 (27.83%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (14.78%) ZABBIX
3 17 (14.78%) Salt
4 11 (9.57%) Nagios
4 11 (9.57%) Cacti
5 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.87%) Ansible
6 1 (0.87%) logstash
6 1 (0.87%) YUM
6 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 58 (50.43%) Red Hat
2 49 (42.61%) VMware
3 18 (15.65%) Citrix
4 11 (9.57%) Percona
5 10 (8.70%) Cisco
6 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.96%) NetApp
8 7 (6.09%) SAP
9 5 (4.35%) HP
10 3 (2.61%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.74%) Oracle
12 1 (0.87%) Facebook
12 1 (0.87%) Twitter
12 1 (0.87%) JBoss
12 1 (0.87%) Google
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 17 days ago