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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 104 104 113
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 43 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.30% 0.41% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 1.15% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 6 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £288 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £335 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -
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
1175 785 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.62% 35.57% 38.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 515 550
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £238 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 65 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -11.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 - 22 £450 - 7
Bristol - 15 £450 - 13
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 70 (68.63%) Linux
2 68 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (57.84%) Bash Shell
4 54 (52.94%) Perl
5 52 (50.98%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (48.04%) Python
7 48 (47.06%) PHP
8 45 (44.12%) Java
9 44 (43.14%) CentOS
10 43 (42.16%) Security Cleared
11 42 (41.18%) Puppet
11 42 (41.18%) Red Hat
12 38 (37.25%) DevOps
13 36 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
14 35 (34.31%) LAMP
14 35 (34.31%) Apache
15 31 (30.39%) Scrum
16 30 (29.41%) VMware
17 25 (24.51%) DV Cleared
17 25 (24.51%) Ubuntu
17 25 (24.51%) Firewall
17 25 (24.51%) C++
18 24 (23.53%) XenServer
19 23 (22.55%) Salt
20 22 (21.57%) Jenkins
20 22 (21.57%) UNIX
21 21 (20.59%) Subversion
22 20 (19.61%) TDD
22 20 (19.61%) JavaScript
23 19 (18.63%) MySQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 35 (34.31%) Apache
2 13 (12.75%) nginx
3 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.90%) Confluence
4 5 (4.90%) MediaWiki
5 3 (2.94%) IIS
6 2 (1.96%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.98%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.98%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Photoshop
2 8 (7.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.98%) GIMP
4 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Amazon S3
2 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (9.80%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (8.82%) GitHub
5 8 (7.84%) Heroku
6 4 (3.92%) SaaS
7 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.96%) PaaS
9 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.51%) Firewall
2 19 (18.63%) LDAP
3 17 (16.67%) LAN
3 17 (16.67%) WAN
4 13 (12.75%) VPN
5 8 (7.84%) SSH
6 7 (6.86%) IPv6
6 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.88%) Network Security
8 5 (4.90%) IPsec
8 5 (4.90%) OSPF
8 5 (4.90%) BGP
8 5 (4.90%) EIGRP
9 3 (2.94%) Internet
9 3 (2.94%) SMTP
9 3 (2.94%) SNMP
9 3 (2.94%) DNS
10 2 (1.96%) IPv4
11 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.63%) MySQL
2 14 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (21.57%) Jenkins
2 21 (20.59%) Subversion
3 19 (18.63%) Hudson
3 19 (18.63%) Git (software)
4 15 (14.71%) ClearCase
4 15 (14.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (11.76%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.82%) RSpec
7 8 (7.84%) Maven
7 8 (7.84%) Selenium
7 8 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (7.84%) Sublime Text
8 7 (6.86%) JIRA
9 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.92%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (3.92%) Ant
10 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.92%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (2.94%) Metasploit
11 3 (2.94%) GCC
General
1 11 (10.78%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.82%) Electronics
3 8 (7.84%) Finance
4 7 (6.86%) Marketing
4 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Developer
2 28 (27.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (22.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 14 (13.73%) C++ Developer
5 10 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Ruby Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Administrator
10 3 (2.94%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Tester
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
11 2 (1.96%) Applications Architect
11 2 (1.96%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (34.31%) LAMP
2 14 (13.73%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (13.73%) CSS
3 13 (12.75%) HTML
4 10 (9.80%) Web Services
4 10 (9.80%) HTML5
5 8 (7.84%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.84%) Backbone.js
6 6 (5.88%) jQuery
7 5 (4.90%) Sass
8 4 (3.92%) J2EE
8 4 (3.92%) RESTful
8 4 (3.92%) JSON
9 3 (2.94%) Spring
9 3 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (2.94%) STL
9 3 (2.94%) Servlets
10 2 (1.96%) XML
10 2 (1.96%) POSIX
10 2 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Open Source
2 7 (6.86%) DTV
3 5 (4.90%) Wiki
4 2 (1.96%) User Experience
4 2 (1.96%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.96%) SCADA
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 70 (68.63%) Linux
2 44 (43.14%) CentOS
3 25 (24.51%) Ubuntu
4 22 (21.57%) UNIX
5 14 (13.73%) Debian
6 13 (12.75%) Windows
7 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (7.84%) Mac OS
9 6 (5.88%) Fedora
10 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.98%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (50.98%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (37.25%) DevOps
4 31 (30.39%) Scrum
5 20 (19.61%) TDD
6 16 (15.69%) Configuration Management
7 15 (14.71%) OO
7 15 (14.71%) Release Management
8 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.78%) Build Automation
10 7 (6.86%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.86%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (6.86%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.86%) User Stories
10 7 (6.86%) Programme Management
10 7 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (5.88%) Test Scripting
12 5 (4.90%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (57.84%) Bash Shell
2 54 (52.94%) Perl
3 49 (48.04%) Python
4 48 (47.06%) PHP
5 45 (44.12%) Java
6 25 (24.51%) C++
7 20 (19.61%) JavaScript
8 17 (16.67%) SQL
9 9 (8.82%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.88%) Lua
11 5 (4.90%) C
12 3 (2.94%) PHP5
12 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.94%) C#
13 1 (0.98%) Groovy
13 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.98%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.98%) VB
13 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (42.16%) Security Cleared
2 25 (24.51%) DV Cleared
3 18 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 11 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (10.78%) CCNA
5 5 (4.90%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.90%) ISEB
6 4 (3.92%) Sun Certification
6 4 (3.92%) OCPJP
6 4 (3.92%) Degree
7 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
System Software
1 24 (23.53%) XenServer
2 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.67%) Samba
4 5 (4.90%) Postfix
5 3 (2.94%) Squid
5 3 (2.94%) qmail
5 3 (2.94%) NFS
6 2 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (41.18%) Puppet
2 36 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (22.55%) Salt
4 7 (6.86%) ZABBIX
4 7 (6.86%) Cacti
4 7 (6.86%) Nagios
5 2 (1.96%) Ansible
6 1 (0.98%) YUM
6 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.98%) logstash
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 30 (29.41%) VMware
3 16 (15.69%) Citrix
4 7 (6.86%) Percona
4 7 (6.86%) SAP
5 4 (3.92%) NetApp
5 4 (3.92%) Sun
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco
6 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.98%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle
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