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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 82 92 107
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 52 51 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.74% 1.70% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.74% 4.46% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 4
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£425 £407 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +43.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
1098 1144 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.81% 38.18% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 754 440
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 49
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +10 25 £438 +9.23% 4
Bristol -6 21 £388 -7.46% 11
Devon - 4 £500 - 1
Wiltshire -1 1 - - 3
Dorset - 1 £500 - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 78 (60.47%) Java
2 77 (59.69%) Python
3 69 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (49.61%) Bash Shell
5 56 (43.41%) Perl
5 56 (43.41%) Subversion
6 54 (41.86%) Git (software)
7 53 (41.09%) Linux
8 48 (37.21%) JavaScript
8 48 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (32.56%) Security Cleared
9 42 (32.56%) PHP
10 34 (26.36%) DV Cleared
11 32 (24.81%) Configuration Management
12 30 (23.26%) Puppet
13 29 (22.48%) OO
14 28 (21.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 28 (21.71%) ClearCase
14 28 (21.71%) Opscode Chef
15 27 (20.93%) Scrum
16 26 (20.16%) C++
16 26 (20.16%) UNIX
17 25 (19.38%) DevOps
18 22 (17.05%) Relational Database
19 21 (16.28%) Jenkins
20 20 (15.50%) Visualisation
21 19 (14.73%) MongoDB
21 19 (14.73%) Release Management
21 19 (14.73%) HTML
21 19 (14.73%) SQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (10.85%) Apache
2 9 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.20%) nginx
4 7 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (4.65%) JBoss
6 5 (3.88%) Confluence
6 5 (3.88%) MediaWiki
7 3 (2.33%) Node.js
8 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.78%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.20%) GitHub
3 6 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.10%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.33%) SaaS
6 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) HTTP
2 13 (10.08%) SDH
2 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
2 13 (10.08%) Wireshark
3 12 (9.30%) WAN
3 12 (9.30%) LAN
3 12 (9.30%) Firewall
3 12 (9.30%) 3G
3 12 (9.30%) 2G
3 12 (9.30%) 2.5G
4 11 (8.53%) 4G
5 5 (3.88%) Network Security
5 5 (3.88%) IPsec
5 5 (3.88%) EIGRP
5 5 (3.88%) OSPF
5 5 (3.88%) BGP
5 5 (3.88%) LDAP
5 5 (3.88%) VPN
5 5 (3.88%) IPv6
6 3 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) Relational Database
2 19 (14.73%) MongoDB
3 17 (13.18%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (12.40%) MySQL
5 7 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.10%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 56 (43.41%) Subversion
2 54 (41.86%) Git (software)
3 28 (21.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 28 (21.71%) ClearCase
4 21 (16.28%) Jenkins
5 15 (11.63%) Cucumber
5 15 (11.63%) Maven
6 12 (9.30%) Hudson
7 9 (6.98%) JIRA
7 9 (6.98%) Ant
7 9 (6.98%) Apache Ivy
8 8 (6.20%) Selenium
9 5 (3.88%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (3.10%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.10%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.10%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (2.33%) RSpec
11 3 (2.33%) MSTest
General
1 11 (8.53%) Telecoms
1 11 (8.53%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
2 8 (6.20%) Electronics
2 8 (6.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (48.84%) Developer
2 22 (17.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) C++ Developer
3 19 (14.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 15 (11.63%) Ruby Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.30%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.98%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (6.98%) Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.43%) Administrator
9 5 (3.88%) Designer
9 5 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.10%) AWS Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Tester
10 4 (3.10%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.73%) HTML
2 14 (10.85%) JSON
2 14 (10.85%) STL
3 13 (10.08%) Web Services
3 13 (10.08%) CSS
4 9 (6.98%) J2EE
4 9 (6.98%) Flask
5 8 (6.20%) RESTful
6 7 (5.43%) HTML5
6 7 (5.43%) REST
6 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.65%) LAMP
8 5 (3.88%) Spring
8 5 (3.88%) jQuery
8 5 (3.88%) Leaflet
9 4 (3.10%) Apache Camel
9 4 (3.10%) SOAP
9 4 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.33%) Backbone.js
10 3 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Visualisation
2 15 (11.63%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.30%) Client/Server
4 11 (8.53%) Open Source
5 9 (6.98%) User Experience
6 8 (6.20%) DTV
7 5 (3.88%) Wiki
7 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.09%) Linux
2 26 (20.16%) UNIX
3 18 (13.95%) Windows
4 16 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (10.85%) CentOS
6 8 (6.20%) Debian
6 8 (6.20%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.88%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (2.33%) Android
8 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.33%) Fedora
8 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (24.81%) Configuration Management
4 29 (22.48%) OO
5 27 (20.93%) Scrum
6 25 (19.38%) DevOps
7 19 (14.73%) Release Management
8 18 (13.95%) OOD
9 17 (13.18%) Web Design
9 17 (13.18%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (11.63%) E-Commerce
11 14 (10.85%) TDD
12 11 (8.53%) User Stories
13 10 (7.75%) Mentoring
13 10 (7.75%) Test Scripting
14 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.98%) Programme Management
15 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (6.20%) Web Development
15 8 (6.20%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.47%) Java
2 77 (59.69%) Python
3 64 (49.61%) Bash Shell
4 56 (43.41%) Perl
5 48 (37.21%) JavaScript
6 42 (32.56%) PHP
7 26 (20.16%) C++
8 19 (14.73%) SQL
9 11 (8.53%) Shell Script
10 9 (6.98%) Lua
11 7 (5.43%) C#
11 7 (5.43%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.33%) Scala
12 3 (2.33%) PHP5
12 3 (2.33%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.33%) Go
13 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 42 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 34 (26.36%) DV Cleared
3 9 (6.98%) OCPJP
3 9 (6.98%) Sun Certification
4 8 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.20%) CCNA
5 4 (3.10%) ISEB
5 4 (3.10%) RHCE
5 4 (3.10%) Degree
5 4 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.98%) XenServer
3 8 (6.20%) Samba
3 8 (6.20%) Postfix
4 5 (3.88%) vSphere
4 5 (3.88%) iptables
5 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) vCloud
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (23.26%) Puppet
2 28 (21.71%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (13.18%) Salt
4 9 (6.98%) Ansible
5 7 (5.43%) ZABBIX
6 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (3.88%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.55%) logstash
8 2 (1.55%) SELinux
8 2 (1.55%) yum
9 1 (0.78%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.78%) SCCM
9 1 (0.78%) AppManager
9 1 (0.78%) Nagios
9 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (13.95%) VMware
2 17 (13.18%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.98%) Sun
3 9 (6.98%) Citrix
4 8 (6.20%) SAP
5 6 (4.65%) Oracle
6 4 (3.10%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.33%) Zend
8 2 (1.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.78%) OpenText
9 1 (0.78%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
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