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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 71 93 116
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +23
Contract jobs citing Ruby 65 53 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.22% 1.71% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.97% 4.61% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 24
Average daily rate £400 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £55.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-58.10% -21.83%
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
1089 1150 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.17% 37.16% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 708 743
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 67 62
Average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 37 £363 -17.14% 7
Gloucestershire -2 16 £513 +13.88% 16
Devon +5 12 £450 +5.88% 3
Wiltshire -1 1 £325 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 111 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (41.03%) Cucumber
3 62 (39.74%) Java
4 59 (37.82%) JavaScript
5 57 (36.54%) Capybara
6 54 (34.62%) Scrum
7 53 (33.97%) HTML
8 50 (32.05%) SQL
8 50 (32.05%) Python
9 48 (30.77%) CSS
10 47 (30.13%) Security Cleared
10 47 (30.13%) Jenkins
11 45 (28.85%) OO
12 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
13 43 (27.56%) Git (software)
14 38 (24.36%) Linux
15 37 (23.72%) Unix
15 37 (23.72%) DevOps
16 36 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
17 35 (22.44%) Gherkin
17 35 (22.44%) Configuration Management
18 32 (20.51%) C#
19 31 (19.87%) Open Source
20 29 (18.59%) JIRA
21 28 (17.95%) Scala
21 28 (17.95%) Relational Database
22 25 (16.03%) ITIL
22 25 (16.03%) Subversion
23 24 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
23 24 (15.38%) Perl

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (10.90%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (7.69%) Confluence
3 11 (7.05%) Apache
4 9 (5.77%) SAS
5 3 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.28%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.64%) Node.js
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (10.90%) MS Office
2 16 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.90%) Office 365
2 15 (9.62%) GitHub
3 10 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) HTTP
2 5 (3.21%) Internet
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
3 1 (0.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 24 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (14.74%) MongoDB
4 22 (14.10%) NoSQL
5 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
6 13 (8.33%) MySQL
7 10 (6.41%) OrientDB
8 9 (5.77%) Neo4j
8 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database
8 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (5.13%) Big Data
10 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.92%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.64%) GIS
12 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 64 (41.03%) Cucumber
2 57 (36.54%) Capybara
3 47 (30.13%) Jenkins
4 43 (27.56%) Git (software)
5 29 (18.59%) JIRA
6 25 (16.03%) Subversion
7 17 (10.90%) SpecFlow
8 16 (10.26%) JUnit
8 16 (10.26%) RSpec
8 16 (10.26%) Selenium
9 15 (9.62%) git-flow
9 15 (9.62%) Maven
10 12 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (7.05%) Bitbucket
11 11 (7.05%) Travis CI
11 11 (7.05%) WATIR
11 11 (7.05%) WebDriver
12 10 (6.41%) HP UFT
13 9 (5.77%) ClearCase
14 8 (5.13%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (5.77%) Finance
2 8 (5.13%) Electronics
2 8 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.49%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.49%) Marketing
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (50.64%) Developer
2 24 (15.38%) Analyst
3 23 (14.74%) Test Analyst
4 21 (13.46%) Ruby Developer
5 18 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 18 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 18 (11.54%) Tester
6 14 (8.97%) Software Developer
7 13 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 12 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
8 12 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 12 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (7.05%) Agile Developer
9 11 (7.05%) Lead Test Analyst
10 9 (5.77%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Developer in Test
11 7 (4.49%) Test Automation Developer
12 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (33.97%) HTML
2 48 (30.77%) CSS
3 36 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 35 (22.44%) Gherkin
5 23 (14.74%) .NET
6 21 (13.46%) Sass
7 14 (8.97%) MCollective
8 12 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 11 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (7.05%) Web Services
9 11 (7.05%) XML
10 10 (6.41%) Java EE
11 9 (5.77%) XSL
12 8 (5.13%) Behat
12 8 (5.13%) EJB
12 8 (5.13%) JSF
12 8 (5.13%) Spring
13 6 (3.85%) jQuery
13 6 (3.85%) REST
14 5 (3.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Visualisation
2 14 (8.97%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.05%) Wiki
4 6 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.21%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.64%) PKI
6 1 (0.64%) SCADA
6 1 (0.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.36%) Linux
2 37 (23.72%) Unix
3 17 (10.90%) Mac OS X
3 17 (10.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (34.62%) Scrum
3 45 (28.85%) OO
4 37 (23.72%) DevOps
5 35 (22.44%) Configuration Management
6 31 (19.87%) Open Source
7 25 (16.03%) ITIL
8 23 (14.74%) Unit Testing
8 23 (14.74%) Web Development
9 22 (14.10%) Software Engineering
9 22 (14.10%) Software Testing
10 20 (12.82%) Test Automation
11 19 (12.18%) BDD
11 19 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (12.18%) Data Migration
11 19 (12.18%) ETL
11 19 (12.18%) Migration
11 19 (12.18%) Responsive Web Design
11 19 (12.18%) Web Design
12 18 (11.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.74%) Java
2 59 (37.82%) JavaScript
3 50 (32.05%) Python
3 50 (32.05%) SQL
4 32 (20.51%) C#
5 28 (17.95%) Scala
6 24 (15.38%) Perl
7 23 (14.74%) Bash Shell
8 17 (10.90%) C
8 17 (10.90%) C++
9 9 (5.77%) MATLAB
9 9 (5.77%) Objective-C
9 9 (5.77%) PL/SQL
9 9 (5.77%) R
10 8 (5.13%) Delphi
10 8 (5.13%) PL/1
11 1 (0.64%) PHP
11 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (30.13%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.46%) ISTQB
3 20 (12.82%) ISEB
4 19 (12.18%) DV Cleared
5 11 (7.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (6.41%) Degree
7 6 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) CISSP
9 1 (0.64%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.64%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.64%) OSCE
9 1 (0.64%) OSCP
9 1 (0.64%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) QA
2 11 (7.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (8.97%) Active Directory
1 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (10.26%) Puppet
2 2 (1.28%) Ansible
2 2 (1.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.18%) Oracle
3 14 (8.97%) VMware
4 8 (5.13%) Apple
4 8 (5.13%) Rally
5 7 (4.49%) SAP
6 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco
6 1 (0.64%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) IBM
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