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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 93 103 108
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Ruby 60 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.82% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.92% 1.83% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 9 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
1219 821 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.97% 34.86% 40.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 522 595
Average daily rate £375 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 67 86
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.01 £19.72 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Gloucestershire - 30 £450 - 2
Bristol - 21 £450 - 11
Devon -7 2 £240 -31.42%
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - - 3
Wiltshire - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 79 (69.30%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (64.91%) Linux
3 69 (60.53%) Bash Shell
4 62 (54.39%) Perl
5 61 (53.51%) Python
6 57 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (45.61%) Security Cleared
8 50 (43.86%) Java
9 49 (42.98%) PHP
10 42 (36.84%) CentOS
10 42 (36.84%) Puppet
11 39 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
12 38 (33.33%) Red Hat
13 36 (31.58%) Scrum
14 35 (30.70%) DV Cleared
15 34 (29.82%) Apache
15 34 (29.82%) DevOps
16 32 (28.07%) C++
17 30 (26.32%) Subversion
18 29 (25.44%) LAMP
19 28 (24.56%) VMware
20 27 (23.68%) Git (software)
21 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
22 24 (21.05%) OO
22 24 (21.05%) UNIX
22 24 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
22 24 (21.05%) ClearCase
22 24 (21.05%) Jenkins
22 24 (21.05%) Salt
23 21 (18.42%) SQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 34 (29.82%) Apache
2 10 (8.77%) nginx
3 9 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.39%) Confluence
4 5 (4.39%) MediaWiki
5 4 (3.51%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.63%) JBoss
6 3 (2.63%) IIS
6 3 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Photoshop
2 8 (7.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.88%) GIMP
4 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) Amazon S3
2 13 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (7.89%) GitHub
5 8 (7.02%) Heroku
6 4 (3.51%) SaaS
7 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.75%) PaaS
9 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.42%) Firewall
2 19 (16.67%) LDAP
3 16 (14.04%) LAN
3 16 (14.04%) WAN
4 10 (8.77%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.77%) VPN
5 9 (7.89%) SSH
6 7 (6.14%) IPv6
7 5 (4.39%) Network Security
7 5 (4.39%) IPsec
7 5 (4.39%) OSPF
7 5 (4.39%) BGP
7 5 (4.39%) EIGRP
7 5 (4.39%) Internet
8 4 (3.51%) DNS
8 4 (3.51%) SMTP
8 4 (3.51%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.63%) 4G
9 3 (2.63%) 3G
9 3 (2.63%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) MySQL
2 14 (12.28%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.77%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 30 (26.32%) Subversion
2 27 (23.68%) Git (software)
3 24 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 24 (21.05%) ClearCase
3 24 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 18 (15.79%) Hudson
5 12 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 12 (10.53%) Maven
6 9 (7.89%) RSpec
7 8 (7.02%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (7.02%) Sublime Text
8 7 (6.14%) JIRA
8 7 (6.14%) Selenium
9 5 (4.39%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.39%) Ant
9 5 (4.39%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.51%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.63%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (12.28%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.53%) Electronics
3 11 (9.65%) Finance
4 10 (8.77%) Manufacturing
4 10 (8.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (35.09%) Developer
2 27 (23.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (18.42%) C++ Developer
4 20 (17.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Architect
5 9 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) Analyst
6 7 (6.14%) Test Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Administrator
8 5 (4.39%) Ruby Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Applications Architect
9 4 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.51%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.44%) LAMP
2 18 (15.79%) HTML
3 15 (13.16%) HTML5
4 14 (12.28%) CSS
5 13 (11.40%) Ruby on Rails
6 12 (10.53%) Web Services
7 10 (8.77%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.02%) Backbone.js
9 6 (5.26%) STL
9 6 (5.26%) jQuery
9 6 (5.26%) JSON
10 5 (4.39%) Spring
10 5 (4.39%) RESTful
10 5 (4.39%) Sass
10 5 (4.39%) J2EE
11 4 (3.51%) XML
11 4 (3.51%) REST
12 3 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (2.63%) Servlets
13 2 (1.75%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Open Source
2 10 (8.77%) DTV
3 5 (4.39%) Wiki
3 5 (4.39%) User Experience
4 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.75%) SCADA
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 74 (64.91%) Linux
2 42 (36.84%) CentOS
3 24 (21.05%) UNIX
4 21 (18.42%) Ubuntu
5 14 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (12.28%) Windows
6 10 (8.77%) Debian
7 8 (7.02%) Mac OS
8 6 (5.26%) Fedora
9 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.75%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (69.30%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (31.58%) Scrum
4 34 (29.82%) DevOps
5 24 (21.05%) OO
6 21 (18.42%) Release Management
7 20 (17.54%) TDD
8 15 (13.16%) Configuration Management
9 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
10 11 (9.65%) OOD
11 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (8.77%) Programme Management
11 10 (8.77%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (8.77%) Build Automation
11 10 (8.77%) User Stories
12 7 (6.14%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.14%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
13 6 (5.26%) Test Scripting
13 6 (5.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (60.53%) Bash Shell
2 62 (54.39%) Perl
3 61 (53.51%) Python
4 50 (43.86%) Java
5 49 (42.98%) PHP
6 32 (28.07%) C++
7 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
8 21 (18.42%) SQL
9 13 (11.40%) PL/SQL
10 7 (6.14%) Lua
11 5 (4.39%) C
12 3 (2.63%) PHP5
12 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.63%) C#
13 2 (1.75%) Golang
14 1 (0.88%) Groovy
14 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.88%) VB
14 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 35 (30.70%) DV Cleared
3 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (9.65%) CCNA
5 5 (4.39%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.39%) OCPJP
5 5 (4.39%) ISEB
5 5 (4.39%) Sun Certification
6 4 (3.51%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) QA
System Software
1 21 (18.42%) XenServer
2 16 (14.04%) Samba
3 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.39%) Postfix
5 4 (3.51%) NFS
6 3 (2.63%) Squid
6 3 (2.63%) qmail
6 3 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (36.84%) Puppet
2 39 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (21.05%) Salt
4 8 (7.02%) ZABBIX
5 5 (4.39%) Cacti
5 5 (4.39%) Nagios
6 4 (3.51%) Ansible
7 3 (2.63%) yum
7 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.63%) SELinux
7 3 (2.63%) logstash
8 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 38 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 28 (24.56%) VMware
3 16 (14.04%) Citrix
4 10 (8.77%) SAP
5 5 (4.39%) Percona
5 5 (4.39%) Sun
6 4 (3.51%) NetApp
7 3 (2.63%) Cisco
7 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle
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