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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 81 81 91
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Ruby 62 51 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.12% 1.69% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.61% 4.62% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 36
Median daily rate £400 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-77.50% -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
1106 1104 1147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.81% 36.68% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 707 761
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 67 70
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +5 33 £369 -4.83% 5
Gloucestershire -6 17 £463 +5.71% 11
Devon +8 11 £450 -10.00% 1
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 93 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (47.86%) Java
3 57 (40.71%) SQL
4 54 (38.57%) HTML
5 52 (37.14%) Python
6 50 (35.71%) CSS
6 50 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 50 (35.71%) Cucumber
7 49 (35.00%) JavaScript
8 46 (32.86%) Capybara
9 45 (32.14%) OO
10 44 (31.43%) Scrum
11 41 (29.29%) Unix
12 39 (27.86%) Git (software)
13 38 (27.14%) Ruby on Rails
14 35 (25.00%) JIRA
14 35 (25.00%) Jenkins
15 32 (22.86%) Open Source
15 32 (22.86%) Linux
16 31 (22.14%) DevOps
17 29 (20.71%) Relational Database
17 29 (20.71%) Microsoft
17 29 (20.71%) Scala
18 28 (20.00%) Configuration Management
18 28 (20.00%) C#
19 26 (18.57%) Web Development
20 25 (17.86%) Subversion
21 24 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
21 24 (17.14%) Perl
22 23 (16.43%) Unit Testing

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 17 (12.14%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (10.00%) Confluence
3 12 (8.57%) Apache
4 9 (6.43%) SAS
5 3 (2.14%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.71%) Node.js
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Office
2 6 (4.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.71%) GitHub
2 8 (5.71%) Office 365
3 5 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) HTTP
2 2 (1.43%) SSH
3 1 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.71%) Relational Database
2 24 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (16.43%) MongoDB
4 22 (15.71%) NoSQL
5 15 (10.71%) MySQL
6 12 (8.57%) OrientDB
7 11 (7.86%) Neo4j
8 10 (7.14%) Oracle Database
8 10 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
10 8 (5.71%) Big Data
11 3 (2.14%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (2.14%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.71%) GIS
12 1 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 46 (32.86%) Capybara
3 39 (27.86%) Git (software)
4 35 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 35 (25.00%) JIRA
5 25 (17.86%) Subversion
6 18 (12.86%) JUnit
6 18 (12.86%) Selenium
6 18 (12.86%) SpecFlow
7 16 (11.43%) RSpec
8 15 (10.71%) git-flow
8 15 (10.71%) WATIR
9 14 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (10.00%) WebDriver
10 12 (8.57%) Bitbucket
11 9 (6.43%) ClearCase
12 8 (5.71%) Maven
12 8 (5.71%) Vagrant
13 5 (3.57%) Rational Functional Tester
13 5 (3.57%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (7.86%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Electronics
2 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.43%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.43%) Marketing
4 3 (2.14%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (60.71%) Developer
2 21 (15.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 19 (13.57%) Analyst
3 19 (13.57%) Ruby Developer
3 19 (13.57%) Test Analyst
4 18 (12.86%) Senior Developer
5 17 (12.14%) Test Engineer
6 16 (11.43%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (9.29%) Agile Developer
7 13 (9.29%) Software Developer
8 12 (8.57%) Senior Software Developer
9 10 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
9 10 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
10 9 (6.43%) Developer in Test
10 9 (6.43%) Tester
11 8 (5.71%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.71%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.71%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.29%) Agile .NET Developer
12 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.57%) HTML
2 50 (35.71%) CSS
3 38 (27.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 21 (15.00%) Sass
5 18 (12.86%) .NET
6 16 (11.43%) Gherkin
7 15 (10.71%) Dropwizard
8 12 (8.57%) Java EE
9 11 (7.86%) Behat
9 11 (7.86%) XML
10 10 (7.14%) EJB
10 10 (7.14%) JSF
10 10 (7.14%) Spring
11 9 (6.43%) XSL
12 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET
12 7 (5.00%) Web Services
13 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (4.29%) MCollective
13 6 (4.29%) REST
14 5 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.86%) Mobile App
2 17 (12.14%) Visualisation
3 13 (9.29%) Wiki
4 7 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.71%) PKI
6 1 (0.71%) SCADA
6 1 (0.71%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.29%) Unix
2 32 (22.86%) Linux
3 17 (12.14%) Mac OS X
4 10 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (0.71%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.14%) OO
3 44 (31.43%) Scrum
4 32 (22.86%) Open Source
5 31 (22.14%) DevOps
6 28 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 26 (18.57%) Web Development
8 23 (16.43%) Unit Testing
9 22 (15.71%) Test Automation
10 20 (14.29%) ITIL
10 20 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 19 (13.57%) Data Migration
11 19 (13.57%) ETL
11 19 (13.57%) Migration
11 19 (13.57%) Responsive Web Design
11 19 (13.57%) Software Engineering
11 19 (13.57%) Web Design
12 17 (12.14%) Integration Testing
13 15 (10.71%) OOD
14 12 (8.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (47.86%) Java
2 57 (40.71%) SQL
3 52 (37.14%) Python
4 49 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 29 (20.71%) Scala
6 28 (20.00%) C#
7 24 (17.14%) Perl
8 18 (12.86%) C++
9 17 (12.14%) C
10 16 (11.43%) Bash Shell
11 11 (7.86%) PL/SQL
12 9 (6.43%) MATLAB
12 9 (6.43%) Objective-C
12 9 (6.43%) R
13 8 (5.71%) Delphi
13 8 (5.71%) PL/1
14 1 (0.71%) ES6
14 1 (0.71%) PHP
14 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.43%) DV Cleared
3 21 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 20 (14.29%) ISEB
5 10 (7.14%) Degree
6 6 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
8 1 (0.71%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.71%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.71%) OSCE
8 1 (0.71%) OSCP
8 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.57%) QA
2 8 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.71%) Puppet
2 2 (1.43%) Ansible
2 2 (1.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 29 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.00%) Oracle
3 11 (7.86%) Rally
4 9 (6.43%) SAP
5 8 (5.71%) Apple
6 6 (4.29%) VMware
7 2 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco
8 1 (0.71%) IBM
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