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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 97 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Ruby 48 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.58% 1.72% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 4.38% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 50
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £414 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.76% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% -43.66%
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
1161 1255 1105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.18% 39.16% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 848 725
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 83 46
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +10.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.03 £17.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 25 £450 +18.03% 5
Gloucestershire -10 12 £450 +12.50% 8
Dorset 0 4 £388 -22.50% 2
Wiltshire - 4 £550 -
Devon 0 3 £213 -46.87% 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 73 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (42.48%) Java
3 44 (38.94%) HTML
4 42 (37.17%) SQL
5 41 (36.28%) C#
5 41 (36.28%) CSS
6 40 (35.40%) JavaScript
6 40 (35.40%) Python
7 38 (33.63%) OO
8 37 (32.74%) Scrum
9 34 (30.09%) Cucumber
10 33 (29.20%) Security Cleared
11 32 (28.32%) JIRA
12 29 (25.66%) Git (software)
13 28 (24.78%) Unix
14 27 (23.89%) Ruby on Rails
14 27 (23.89%) DevOps
15 25 (22.12%) SpecFlow
15 25 (22.12%) Capybara
15 25 (22.12%) Test Automation
15 25 (22.12%) Scala
16 24 (21.24%) .NET
17 23 (20.35%) E-Commerce
17 23 (20.35%) BDD
18 22 (19.47%) Perl
19 21 (18.58%) DV Cleared
20 20 (17.70%) Relational Database
20 20 (17.70%) Jenkins
21 19 (16.81%) Web Development
22 18 (15.93%) Selenium

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.27%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (11.50%) Confluence
3 11 (9.73%) Apache
4 7 (6.19%) SAS
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.77%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.88%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.50%) GitHub
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.31%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) HTTP
2 2 (1.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) Relational Database
2 16 (14.16%) NoSQL
3 14 (12.39%) MySQL
3 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
4 13 (11.50%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (10.62%) MongoDB
6 11 (9.73%) OrientDB
7 10 (8.85%) Neo4j
8 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
8 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (7.08%) Big Data
9 8 (7.08%) Hadoop
10 6 (5.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (2.65%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (2.65%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 34 (30.09%) Cucumber
2 32 (28.32%) JIRA
3 29 (25.66%) Git (software)
4 25 (22.12%) Capybara
4 25 (22.12%) SpecFlow
5 20 (17.70%) Jenkins
6 18 (15.93%) Selenium
7 15 (13.27%) WATIR
8 14 (12.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (12.39%) WebDriver
9 13 (11.50%) JUnit
9 13 (11.50%) Subversion
10 11 (9.73%) Bitbucket
11 8 (7.08%) RSpec
12 7 (6.19%) git-flow
13 5 (4.42%) ClearCase
13 5 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (4.42%) TeamCity
13 5 (4.42%) Vagrant
14 3 (2.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Electronics
2 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.19%) Marketing
2 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (64.60%) Developer
2 25 (22.12%) Test Engineer
3 22 (19.47%) Test Automation Engineer
4 19 (16.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 16 (14.16%) Senior Developer
6 13 (11.50%) Agile Developer
6 13 (11.50%) Ruby Developer
7 12 (10.62%) Test Automation Developer
8 11 (9.73%) Software Developer
9 10 (8.85%) .NET Developer
9 10 (8.85%) Senior Software Developer
10 9 (7.96%) Developer in Test
11 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (6.19%) Analyst
12 7 (6.19%) Software Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Test Analyst
13 6 (5.31%) Agile .NET Developer
13 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 6 (5.31%) Java Developer
13 6 (5.31%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (38.94%) HTML
2 41 (36.28%) CSS
3 27 (23.89%) Ruby on Rails
4 24 (21.24%) .NET
5 14 (12.39%) Sass
6 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET
6 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (9.73%) Behat
6 11 (9.73%) jQuery
6 11 (9.73%) Web Services
7 10 (8.85%) Java EE
8 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
8 9 (7.96%) EJB
8 9 (7.96%) JSF
8 9 (7.96%) Spring
9 7 (6.19%) CSS3
9 7 (6.19%) Dropwizard
9 7 (6.19%) JSON
9 7 (6.19%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (6.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Mobile App
2 12 (10.62%) Wiki
3 9 (7.96%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.31%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (4.42%) Blog
5 5 (4.42%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.42%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.78%) Unix
2 15 (13.27%) Linux
3 9 (7.96%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.42%) Android
4 5 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.65%) Windows
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) OO
3 37 (32.74%) Scrum
4 27 (23.89%) DevOps
5 25 (22.12%) Test Automation
6 23 (20.35%) BDD
6 23 (20.35%) E-Commerce
7 19 (16.81%) Web Development
8 18 (15.93%) Open Source
9 16 (14.16%) Configuration Management
10 15 (13.27%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (13.27%) Software Engineering
10 15 (13.27%) TDD
11 14 (12.39%) OOD
12 13 (11.50%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (11.50%) MVC
12 13 (11.50%) Unit Testing
13 11 (9.73%) Automated Testing
13 11 (9.73%) Software Testing
13 11 (9.73%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (42.48%) Java
2 42 (37.17%) SQL
3 41 (36.28%) C#
4 40 (35.40%) JavaScript
4 40 (35.40%) Python
5 25 (22.12%) Scala
6 22 (19.47%) Perl
7 13 (11.50%) C
8 12 (10.62%) C++
8 12 (10.62%) Objective-C
9 10 (8.85%) PL/SQL
10 8 (7.08%) Bash Shell
11 7 (6.19%) MATLAB
11 7 (6.19%) R
12 4 (3.54%) Delphi
12 4 (3.54%) PL/1
13 1 (0.88%) ES6
13 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (29.20%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.58%) DV Cleared
3 14 (12.39%) ISEB
3 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.19%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.04%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.77%) Kibana
2 2 (1.77%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Oracle
2 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.73%) Rally
4 7 (6.19%) SAP
5 6 (5.31%) Apple
6 4 (3.54%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) SaltStack