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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 91 95 116
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 53 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.59% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.51% 1.55% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 6 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £383 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £343 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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
1174 839 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.19% 37.16% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 538 598
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 100
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +7 26 £400 - 8
Gloucestershire -4 14 £405 - 4
Wiltshire -4 12 £344 -11.85% 1
Devon - 1 £300 - 2
Dorset - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 86 (78.90%) Linux
2 58 (53.21%) Red Hat
3 54 (49.54%) PHP
4 53 (48.62%) Perl
5 52 (47.71%) Java
6 51 (46.79%) LAMP
7 50 (45.87%) CentOS
8 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (44.04%) Apache
9 48 (44.04%) Bash Shell
10 46 (42.20%) Puppet
10 46 (42.20%) DevOps
11 45 (41.28%) VMware
12 40 (36.70%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (34.86%) Python
14 36 (33.03%) MySQL
15 33 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (29.36%) Opscode Chef
16 32 (29.36%) Firewall
17 30 (27.52%) Security Cleared
17 30 (27.52%) Ubuntu
18 29 (26.61%) XenServer
19 27 (24.77%) LDAP
19 27 (24.77%) Jenkins
19 27 (24.77%) nginx
20 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
20 25 (22.94%) Samba
20 25 (22.94%) Debian
21 23 (21.10%) VPN
21 23 (21.10%) Hudson

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 48 (44.04%) Apache
2 27 (24.77%) nginx
3 14 (12.84%) Confluence
4 12 (11.01%) MediaWiki
5 9 (8.26%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.92%) WordPress
7 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Photoshop
2 8 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.92%) GIMP
3 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.51%) Amazon S3
2 17 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (15.60%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (10.09%) GitHub
4 8 (7.34%) Heroku
5 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.36%) Firewall
2 27 (24.77%) LDAP
3 23 (21.10%) VPN
4 21 (19.27%) LAN
4 21 (19.27%) WAN
5 13 (11.93%) Network Security
6 12 (11.01%) IPv6
6 12 (11.01%) IPsec
6 12 (11.01%) OSPF
6 12 (11.01%) BGP
6 12 (11.01%) EIGRP
7 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
7 8 (7.34%) SSH
8 7 (6.42%) DNS
8 7 (6.42%) SMTP
8 7 (6.42%) SNMP
9 2 (1.83%) Internet
10 1 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.03%) MySQL
2 21 (19.27%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (11.93%) Relational Database
4 10 (9.17%) MongoDB
5 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.92%) MS Access
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (24.77%) Jenkins
2 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
3 23 (21.10%) Hudson
4 19 (17.43%) Subversion
5 14 (12.84%) JIRA
6 12 (11.01%) Cucumber
7 11 (10.09%) Selenium
8 9 (8.26%) RSpec
9 8 (7.34%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (7.34%) Sublime Text
10 6 (5.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (5.50%) ClearCase
11 5 (4.59%) NUnit
12 4 (3.67%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.83%) FitNesse
13 2 (1.83%) Metasploit
13 2 (1.83%) WATIR
13 2 (1.83%) Maven
14 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
14 1 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.17%) Finance
3 8 (7.34%) Electronics
4 7 (6.42%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.69%) Developer
1 28 (25.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (22.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 15 (13.76%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (8.26%) Administrator
6 8 (7.34%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Ruby Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.50%) C++ Developer
8 6 (5.50%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.75%) Build Engineer
12 2 (1.83%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 2 (1.83%) Analyst
12 2 (1.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (46.79%) LAMP
2 19 (17.43%) CSS
2 19 (17.43%) Ruby on Rails
3 14 (12.84%) Web Services
4 12 (11.01%) HTML
5 10 (9.17%) jQuery
6 9 (8.26%) HTML5
7 8 (7.34%) Backbone.js
7 8 (7.34%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.42%) Servlets
8 7 (6.42%) Spring
9 5 (4.59%) Sass
10 4 (3.67%) XML
11 3 (2.75%) JSON
11 3 (2.75%) RESTful
12 2 (1.83%) CSS3
12 2 (1.83%) Django
12 2 (1.83%) Haml
12 2 (1.83%) .NET
13 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Wiki
2 11 (10.09%) Open Source
3 7 (6.42%) DTV
4 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.83%) Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.92%) SCADA
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 86 (78.90%) Linux
2 50 (45.87%) CentOS
3 30 (27.52%) Ubuntu
4 25 (22.94%) Debian
5 20 (18.35%) Windows
6 16 (14.68%) UNIX
7 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (7.34%) Mac OS
10 7 (6.42%) Fedora
11 2 (1.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.92%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.20%) DevOps
3 40 (36.70%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (19.27%) TDD
5 19 (17.43%) Scrum
5 19 (17.43%) Software Engineering
6 13 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (11.93%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (11.01%) Build Automation
7 12 (11.01%) Data Modelling
7 12 (11.01%) Load Balancing
8 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.09%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.42%) Programme Management
9 7 (6.42%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (5.50%) Release Management
10 6 (5.50%) OO
11 4 (3.67%) Service Management
11 4 (3.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (49.54%) PHP
2 53 (48.62%) Perl
3 52 (47.71%) Java
4 48 (44.04%) Bash Shell
5 38 (34.86%) Python
6 22 (20.18%) SQL
7 17 (15.60%) C++
8 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
9 8 (7.34%) Shell Script
10 7 (6.42%) PHP5
11 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
12 4 (3.67%) C
13 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.92%) C#
14 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.92%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.92%) VBScript
14 1 (0.92%) VB
14 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (27.52%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.93%) DV Cleared
4 10 (9.17%) CCNA
4 10 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.34%) Degree
6 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.83%) ISEB
7 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.09%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (26.61%) XenServer
3 25 (22.94%) Samba
4 15 (13.76%) Postfix
5 7 (6.42%) Squid
5 7 (6.42%) NFS
5 7 (6.42%) qmail
6 2 (1.83%) vCloud
7 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (42.20%) Puppet
2 32 (29.36%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (19.27%) Salt
4 15 (13.76%) ZABBIX
5 10 (9.17%) Cacti
5 10 (9.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.92%) YUM
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.92%) Ansible
6 1 (0.92%) logstash
Vendors
1 58 (53.21%) Red Hat
2 45 (41.28%) VMware
3 21 (19.27%) Citrix
4 10 (9.17%) Percona
5 8 (7.34%) NetApp
5 8 (7.34%) Cisco
5 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.42%) SAP
7 2 (1.83%) HP
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle
8 1 (0.92%) JBoss
8 1 (0.92%) 3PAR
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