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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 69 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 75 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.41% 0.82% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.64% 2.40% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 13 11
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£450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
1129 834 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.31% 34.01% 42.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 516 584
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 54 101
Average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £14.50 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bristol +24 34 £450 +12.50% 10
Gloucestershire - 30 £458 - 5
Devon -6 6 £240 -12.72%
Dorset - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 76 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (54.78%) Bash Shell
3 62 (53.91%) Python
4 61 (53.04%) Java
5 60 (52.17%) Linux
6 56 (48.70%) Perl
7 55 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (46.96%) Security Cleared
9 46 (40.00%) Subversion
10 44 (38.26%) PHP
11 42 (36.52%) Git (software)
12 36 (31.30%) DV Cleared
12 36 (31.30%) Opscode Chef
13 35 (30.43%) CentOS
13 35 (30.43%) JavaScript
14 34 (29.57%) Scrum
14 34 (29.57%) Puppet
15 33 (28.70%) Red Hat
16 29 (25.22%) C++
16 29 (25.22%) DevOps
17 27 (23.48%) Apache
18 26 (22.61%) ClearCase
18 26 (22.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 26 (22.61%) OO
19 25 (21.74%) Jenkins
20 24 (20.87%) Configuration Management
21 23 (20.00%) LAMP
22 22 (19.13%) VMware
22 22 (19.13%) UNIX
22 22 (19.13%) Release Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 27 (23.48%) Apache
2 10 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.96%) nginx
4 5 (4.35%) Confluence
4 5 (4.35%) MediaWiki
5 4 (3.48%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.74%) JBoss
6 2 (1.74%) IIS
6 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.87%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (10.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.57%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (6.96%) Amazon S3
4 6 (5.22%) SaaS
5 4 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.74%) GitHub
6 2 (1.74%) PaaS
7 1 (0.87%) Heroku
7 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.65%) LDAP
2 16 (13.91%) LAN
2 16 (13.91%) WAN
2 16 (13.91%) Firewall
3 12 (10.43%) HTTP
4 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.09%) IPv6
6 6 (5.22%) Internet
7 5 (4.35%) Network Security
7 5 (4.35%) IPsec
7 5 (4.35%) OSPF
7 5 (4.35%) BGP
7 5 (4.35%) EIGRP
7 5 (4.35%) VPN
8 4 (3.48%) SDH
8 4 (3.48%) 3G
8 4 (3.48%) 2G
8 4 (3.48%) 2.5G
8 4 (3.48%) Wireshark
8 4 (3.48%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
2 13 (11.30%) MySQL
3 7 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.87%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (40.00%) Subversion
2 42 (36.52%) Git (software)
3 26 (22.61%) ClearCase
3 26 (22.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 25 (21.74%) Jenkins
5 18 (15.65%) Hudson
6 15 (13.04%) Maven
7 7 (6.09%) Cucumber
7 7 (6.09%) Apache Ivy
7 7 (6.09%) JIRA
7 7 (6.09%) Ant
8 5 (4.35%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.35%) Selenium
9 4 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.61%) GCC
10 3 (2.61%) GDB
10 3 (2.61%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (2.61%) Metasploit
10 3 (2.61%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Electronics
3 12 (10.43%) Manufacturing
3 12 (10.43%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (43.48%) Developer
2 24 (20.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (17.39%) C++ Developer
4 17 (14.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (11.30%) Ruby Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Architect
6 11 (9.57%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.35%) Applications Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.48%) Administrator
11 3 (2.61%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (2.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.00%) LAMP
2 12 (10.43%) HTML
3 11 (9.57%) Web Services
4 9 (7.83%) HTML5
5 8 (6.96%) CSS
6 7 (6.09%) J2EE
6 7 (6.09%) STL
6 7 (6.09%) Spring
7 5 (4.35%) RESTful
7 5 (4.35%) JSON
8 4 (3.48%) Servlets
8 4 (3.48%) jQuery
8 4 (3.48%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (3.48%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.48%) REST
9 3 (2.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (2.61%) XML
10 2 (1.74%) POSIX
10 2 (1.74%) Flask
11 1 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Visualisation
2 12 (10.43%) DTV
2 12 (10.43%) Open Source
3 5 (4.35%) User Experience
3 5 (4.35%) Wiki
4 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.87%) SCADA
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (52.17%) Linux
2 35 (30.43%) CentOS
3 22 (19.13%) UNIX
4 16 (13.91%) Ubuntu
5 14 (12.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (11.30%) Windows
7 8 (6.96%) Fedora
8 5 (4.35%) Debian
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.61%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (29.57%) Scrum
4 29 (25.22%) DevOps
5 26 (22.61%) OO
6 24 (20.87%) Configuration Management
7 22 (19.13%) Release Management
8 13 (11.30%) Programme Management
9 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (10.43%) OOD
9 12 (10.43%) TDD
9 12 (10.43%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (10.43%) User Stories
10 11 (9.57%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (9.57%) Web Design
11 10 (8.70%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.83%) E-Commerce
13 8 (6.96%) Mentoring
14 7 (6.09%) Test Scripting
15 6 (5.22%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (54.78%) Bash Shell
2 62 (53.91%) Python
3 61 (53.04%) Java
4 56 (48.70%) Perl
5 44 (38.26%) PHP
6 35 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 29 (25.22%) C++
8 19 (16.52%) SQL
9 12 (10.43%) PL/SQL
10 9 (7.83%) Lua
11 5 (4.35%) PHP5
12 4 (3.48%) C
13 3 (2.61%) Golang
13 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.61%) C#
14 2 (1.74%) Groovy
14 2 (1.74%) Scala
15 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.87%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 54 (46.96%) Security Cleared
2 36 (31.30%) DV Cleared
3 16 (13.91%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.57%) CCNA
4 11 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.09%) Sun Certification
5 7 (6.09%) OCPJP
6 4 (3.48%) ISEB
7 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) QA
System Software
1 16 (13.91%) XenServer
1 16 (13.91%) Samba
2 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.35%) Postfix
4 3 (2.61%) vCloud
4 3 (2.61%) NFS
5 2 (1.74%) Squid
5 2 (1.74%) qmail
Systems Management
1 36 (31.30%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (29.57%) Puppet
3 18 (15.65%) Salt
4 7 (6.09%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.61%) Ansible
5 3 (2.61%) Cacti
5 3 (2.61%) Nagios
6 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.74%) yum
6 2 (1.74%) SELinux
6 2 (1.74%) logstash
7 1 (0.87%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 33 (28.70%) Red Hat
2 22 (19.13%) VMware
3 16 (13.91%) Citrix
4 12 (10.43%) SAP
5 7 (6.09%) Sun
6 3 (2.61%) Percona
6 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.61%) NetApp
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco
8 1 (0.87%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
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