The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 78 96 134
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +38
Contract jobs citing Ruby 66 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.16% 0.61% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.76% 1.84% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 8 3
Average daily rate
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£394 £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% -13.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1145 708 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.46% 33.26% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 446 569
Average daily rate £350 £338 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 33 £400 +50.94% 7
Gloucestershire - 19 £381 - 10
Wiltshire -5 10 £331 -5.15% 1
Somerset -16 2 £351 -3.10% 2
Devon - 1 £300 - 4
Dorset - - - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 80 (78.43%) Linux
2 51 (50.00%) Java
3 47 (46.08%) PHP
4 46 (45.10%) Perl
4 46 (45.10%) Red Hat
5 43 (42.16%) VMware
6 42 (41.18%) LAMP
6 42 (41.18%) Bash Shell
7 40 (39.22%) Puppet
7 40 (39.22%) Apache
7 40 (39.22%) Python
8 39 (38.24%) DevOps
9 37 (36.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (35.29%) MySQL
11 35 (34.31%) CentOS
12 32 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (27.45%) nginx
14 27 (26.47%) Debian
14 27 (26.47%) Firewall
15 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (25.49%) Windows
15 26 (25.49%) VPN
15 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
16 25 (24.51%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (23.53%) Ubuntu
18 23 (22.55%) Security Cleared
19 21 (20.59%) XenServer
19 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
20 20 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
20 20 (19.61%) Samba

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 40 (39.22%) Apache
2 28 (27.45%) nginx
3 14 (13.73%) Confluence
4 12 (11.76%) MediaWiki
5 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.88%) IIS
7 1 (0.98%) CMS
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.98%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.98%) WordPress
7 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Photoshop
1 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.98%) GIMP
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Amazon S3
1 15 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.75%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (9.80%) GitHub
4 7 (6.86%) Heroku
5 5 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.47%) Firewall
2 26 (25.49%) VPN
3 18 (17.65%) LDAP
4 15 (14.71%) LAN
4 15 (14.71%) WAN
5 14 (13.73%) Network Security
6 13 (12.75%) IPv6
7 12 (11.76%) OSPF
7 12 (11.76%) BGP
7 12 (11.76%) EIGRP
7 12 (11.76%) IPsec
8 7 (6.86%) SSH
9 6 (5.88%) SMTP
9 6 (5.88%) DNS
9 6 (5.88%) SNMP
9 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.92%) SAN
11 2 (1.96%) Internet
11 2 (1.96%) HTTP
12 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (35.29%) MySQL
2 20 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (12.75%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.82%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
3 17 (16.67%) Subversion
4 15 (14.71%) Hudson
5 14 (13.73%) JIRA
6 10 (9.80%) Selenium
7 9 (8.82%) Cucumber
8 8 (7.84%) RSpec
9 7 (6.86%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (6.86%) Sublime Text
10 5 (4.90%) NUnit
11 4 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (3.92%) ClearCase
12 2 (1.96%) JMeter
12 2 (1.96%) WATIR
12 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.98%) Axure RP
13 1 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.98%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.98%) Maven
General
1 16 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.84%) Finance
3 6 (5.88%) Electronics
4 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Developer
2 20 (19.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
5 11 (10.78%) Software Engineer
5 11 (10.78%) Administrator
6 8 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Tester
8 6 (5.88%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Ruby Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) C++ Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.94%) Build Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) Cloud Software Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (41.18%) LAMP
2 18 (17.65%) CSS
2 18 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails
3 13 (12.75%) HTML
3 13 (12.75%) Web Services
4 10 (9.80%) jQuery
5 8 (7.84%) HTML5
6 7 (6.86%) Backbone.js
6 7 (6.86%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.88%) XML
8 5 (4.90%) Spring
8 5 (4.90%) Servlets
8 5 (4.90%) Sass
9 4 (3.92%) Django
10 3 (2.94%) JSON
11 2 (1.96%) Symfony
11 2 (1.96%) Haml
11 2 (1.96%) .NET
11 2 (1.96%) RESTful
11 2 (1.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Wiki
2 10 (9.80%) Open Source
3 5 (4.90%) DTV
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) Clustering
4 2 (1.96%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.98%) SCADA
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 80 (78.43%) Linux
2 35 (34.31%) CentOS
3 27 (26.47%) Debian
4 26 (25.49%) Windows
5 24 (23.53%) Ubuntu
6 17 (16.67%) UNIX
7 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.86%) Mac OS
9 5 (4.90%) Fedora
10 2 (1.96%) SUSE
11 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.98%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.24%) DevOps
2 32 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.67%) TDD
4 17 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 15 (14.71%) Scrum
6 14 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (13.73%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (11.76%) Data Modelling
8 11 (10.78%) Build Automation
9 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
10 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.84%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.88%) OO
12 6 (5.88%) Service Management
13 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.90%) Programme Management
13 5 (4.90%) Digital Marketing
14 4 (3.92%) Release Management
14 4 (3.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 51 (50.00%) Java
2 47 (46.08%) PHP
3 46 (45.10%) Perl
4 42 (41.18%) Bash Shell
5 40 (39.22%) Python
6 19 (18.63%) SQL
7 16 (15.69%) C++
8 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.86%) PHP5
10 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.96%) VBScript
12 2 (1.96%) VB
13 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.98%) C
13 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 23 (22.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.80%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.82%) Degree
5 5 (4.90%) ISEB
5 5 (4.90%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.96%) CCNA
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (36.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (20.59%) XenServer
3 20 (19.61%) Samba
4 18 (17.65%) Postfix
5 6 (5.88%) Squid
5 6 (5.88%) vCloud
5 6 (5.88%) NFS
5 6 (5.88%) qmail
6 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 40 (39.22%) Puppet
2 25 (24.51%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (15.69%) ZABBIX
4 12 (11.76%) Salt
5 8 (7.84%) Nagios
5 8 (7.84%) Cacti
6 2 (1.96%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.98%) Ansible
7 1 (0.98%) logstash
7 1 (0.98%) YUM
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 46 (45.10%) Red Hat
2 43 (42.16%) VMware
3 13 (12.75%) Citrix
4 10 (9.80%) Cisco
5 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.84%) Percona
6 6 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (5.88%) NetApp
7 5 (4.90%) SAP
8 4 (3.92%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.96%) Oracle
9 2 (1.96%) Facebook
9 2 (1.96%) Twitter
9 2 (1.96%) Google
10 1 (0.98%) JBoss
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