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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 86 109 118
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 56 35 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.78% 1.08% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 2.91% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 5
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£450 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
1176 1204 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.43% 37.31% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 744 508
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 £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 55
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 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +14 26 £450 +5.88% 10
Gloucestershire +5 20 £444 +4.41% 2
Devon +8 9 £425 +246.93%
Wiltshire +6 1 - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 82 (62.60%) Python
2 76 (58.02%) Java
3 72 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (54.96%) Bash Shell
4 60 (45.80%) Perl
5 59 (45.04%) Linux
6 56 (42.75%) Subversion
7 55 (41.98%) Git (software)
8 52 (39.69%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (36.64%) Security Cleared
9 48 (36.64%) JavaScript
10 41 (31.30%) PHP
11 39 (29.77%) DV Cleared
12 34 (25.95%) Configuration Management
13 32 (24.43%) C++
13 32 (24.43%) Puppet
14 31 (23.66%) Scrum
14 31 (23.66%) Opscode Chef
15 29 (22.14%) UNIX
15 29 (22.14%) OO
16 28 (21.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 28 (21.37%) ClearCase
17 26 (19.85%) DevOps
18 25 (19.08%) Jenkins
19 22 (16.79%) Windows
19 22 (16.79%) Relational Database
20 21 (16.03%) Release Management
21 19 (14.50%) Visualisation
21 19 (14.50%) VMware
22 18 (13.74%) OOD

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (11.45%) Apache
2 9 (6.87%) nginx
2 9 (6.87%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.58%) JBoss
3 6 (4.58%) MediaWiki
3 6 (4.58%) Confluence
4 5 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.05%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.29%) Node.js
7 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.76%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.58%) GitHub
3 4 (3.05%) SaaS
3 4 (3.05%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.98%) HTTP
2 13 (9.92%) Firewall
2 13 (9.92%) WAN
2 13 (9.92%) LAN
3 11 (8.40%) Wireshark
3 11 (8.40%) SDH
3 11 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.63%) 2G
4 10 (7.63%) 2.5G
4 10 (7.63%) 3G
5 9 (6.87%) 4G
6 8 (6.11%) IPv6
7 6 (4.58%) VPN
7 6 (4.58%) LDAP
7 6 (4.58%) IPsec
7 6 (4.58%) OSPF
7 6 (4.58%) BGP
7 6 (4.58%) EIGRP
7 6 (4.58%) Network Security
8 3 (2.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) Relational Database
2 15 (11.45%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (10.69%) MongoDB
4 13 (9.92%) MySQL
5 5 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.76%) Big Data
8 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (42.75%) Subversion
2 55 (41.98%) Git (software)
3 28 (21.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 28 (21.37%) ClearCase
4 25 (19.08%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.21%) Maven
6 14 (10.69%) Hudson
7 11 (8.40%) JIRA
8 8 (6.11%) Ant
8 8 (6.11%) Cucumber
8 8 (6.11%) Selenium
8 8 (6.11%) Apache Ivy
9 6 (4.58%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.58%) Rational Functional Tester
10 5 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.82%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.29%) RSpec
12 3 (2.29%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.29%) GCC
General
1 12 (9.16%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.87%) Electronics
2 9 (6.87%) Finance
3 8 (6.11%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.11%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (46.56%) Developer
2 23 (17.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (17.56%) C++ Developer
3 18 (13.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.69%) Senior Developer
4 14 (10.69%) Ruby Developer
5 11 (8.40%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (6.87%) Architect
6 9 (6.87%) Analyst
6 9 (6.87%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.34%) Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) Applications Architect
9 4 (3.05%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.05%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.29%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.21%) HTML
2 15 (11.45%) STL
3 12 (9.16%) JSON
4 11 (8.40%) Web Services
5 10 (7.63%) CSS
6 8 (6.11%) J2EE
6 8 (6.11%) HTML5
6 8 (6.11%) RESTful
7 7 (5.34%) Flask
7 7 (5.34%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.34%) LAMP
8 6 (4.58%) REST
9 5 (3.82%) jQuery
9 5 (3.82%) Spring
10 4 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (3.05%) Apache Camel
11 3 (2.29%) Underscore.js
11 3 (2.29%) Leaflet
11 3 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.29%) Marionette.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Visualisation
2 11 (8.40%) Open Source
3 10 (7.63%) Client/Server
3 10 (7.63%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.11%) DTV
4 8 (6.11%) User Experience
5 6 (4.58%) Wiki
6 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) SCADA
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.04%) Linux
2 29 (22.14%) UNIX
3 22 (16.79%) Windows
4 17 (12.98%) CentOS
4 17 (12.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.87%) Ubuntu
5 9 (6.87%) Debian
6 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.05%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.29%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (39.69%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (25.95%) Configuration Management
4 31 (23.66%) Scrum
5 29 (22.14%) OO
6 26 (19.85%) DevOps
7 21 (16.03%) Release Management
8 18 (13.74%) OOD
9 16 (12.21%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (12.21%) Web Design
10 13 (9.92%) TDD
10 13 (9.92%) User Stories
11 10 (7.63%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.63%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.87%) Test Scripting
12 9 (6.87%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.87%) Programme Management
13 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (6.11%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (5.34%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (62.60%) Python
2 76 (58.02%) Java
3 72 (54.96%) Bash Shell
4 60 (45.80%) Perl
5 48 (36.64%) JavaScript
6 41 (31.30%) PHP
7 32 (24.43%) C++
8 17 (12.98%) SQL
9 10 (7.63%) Lua
10 8 (6.11%) Shell Script
11 7 (5.34%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.29%) Go
12 3 (2.29%) PHP5
12 3 (2.29%) C#
13 2 (1.53%) Scala
13 2 (1.53%) Groovy
13 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (36.64%) Security Cleared
2 39 (29.77%) DV Cleared
3 8 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.11%) CCNA
3 8 (6.11%) Sun Certification
3 8 (6.11%) OCPJP
4 6 (4.58%) ISEB
5 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.05%) RHCE
6 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.05%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.53%) Degree
7 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.63%) XenServer
3 9 (6.87%) Postfix
3 9 (6.87%) Samba
4 6 (4.58%) iptables
5 5 (3.82%) vSphere
6 4 (3.05%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.29%) vCloud
8 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (24.43%) Puppet
2 31 (23.66%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (13.74%) Salt
4 10 (7.63%) Ansible
5 8 (6.11%) ZABBIX
6 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.29%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.53%) yum
8 2 (1.53%) logstash
8 2 (1.53%) SELinux
9 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.76%) SCCM
9 1 (0.76%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.76%) AppManager
9 1 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (14.50%) VMware
2 17 (12.98%) Red Hat
3 10 (7.63%) Citrix
4 8 (6.11%) SAP
4 8 (6.11%) Sun
5 4 (3.05%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle
6 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.76%) Zend
7 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.76%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.76%) TIBCO