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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
England / South West
Rank 100 64 70
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 28 88 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 2.95% 2.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.80% 7.36% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 78 55
Median daily rate £450 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

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
999 1196 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.95% 40.13% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 795 719
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 72 73
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.00 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £56.53 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -4 13 £450 +28.57% 8
Gloucestershire +2 7 £388 -7.73% 9
Wiltshire +5 6 £488 +39.28% 3
Devon -21 1 £413 +14.58% 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 41 (56.16%) Python
1 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (54.79%) Java
3 36 (49.32%) DevOps
4 24 (32.88%) Linux
5 23 (31.51%) TDD
6 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
6 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
6 22 (30.14%) Bash Shell
6 22 (30.14%) NoSQL
7 21 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (28.77%) Scala
8 20 (27.40%) BDD
8 20 (27.40%) Scrum
9 16 (21.92%) SQL
9 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
10 15 (20.55%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (20.55%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (20.55%) Open Source
10 15 (20.55%) Perl
11 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
11 14 (19.18%) DV Cleared
11 14 (19.18%) Kanban
11 14 (19.18%) Ansible
11 14 (19.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (19.18%) GitHub
11 14 (19.18%) Microservices
12 13 (17.81%) Docker
12 13 (17.81%) Node.js
12 13 (17.81%) C#

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 11 (15.07%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (12.33%) Apache
2 9 (12.33%) Confluence
3 4 (5.48%) nginx
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
4 1 (1.37%) Liferay
4 1 (1.37%) Mule
4 1 (1.37%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (20.55%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (19.18%) GitHub
4 11 (15.07%) Amazon S3
5 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (6.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (6.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (6.85%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (6.85%) Route 53
6 5 (6.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) HTTP
1 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.85%) SSL
3 4 (5.48%) DNS
3 4 (5.48%) VPN
4 3 (4.11%) SSH
5 1 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) Network Security
5 1 (1.37%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.37%) VoIP
5 1 (1.37%) Wireless
5 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.14%) NoSQL
2 14 (19.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
3 12 (16.44%) MySQL
4 11 (15.07%) Hadoop
5 7 (9.59%) MongoDB
5 7 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
6 6 (8.22%) Big Data
7 5 (6.85%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (6.85%) OrientDB
8 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (5.48%) Neo4j
8 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
8 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.37%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
2 12 (16.44%) JIRA
3 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
4 10 (13.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (13.70%) TeamCity
5 9 (12.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (12.33%) Selenium
6 8 (10.96%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.96%) Vagrant
7 7 (9.59%) Bitbucket
7 7 (9.59%) Zephyr
8 5 (6.85%) LoadRunner
8 5 (6.85%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Artifactory
9 4 (5.48%) JMeter
9 4 (5.48%) SonarQube
9 4 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (4.11%) JUnit
10 3 (4.11%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.11%) Electronics
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
1 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
1 3 (4.11%) Marketing
1 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.74%) Advertising
2 2 (2.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Developer
2 11 (15.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Test Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Ruby Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.85%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Big Data Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Data Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (6.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Tester
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Tester
8 3 (4.11%) Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) Node.js
2 12 (16.44%) .NET
3 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (15.07%) Ruby on Rails
3 11 (15.07%) Web Services
4 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
4 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
4 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (13.70%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (12.33%) Ember.js
6 8 (10.96%) REST
7 7 (9.59%) RESTful
7 7 (9.59%) Spring
8 6 (8.22%) CSS
8 6 (8.22%) HTML
8 6 (8.22%) SOAP
8 6 (8.22%) XML
9 5 (6.85%) ELK Stack
10 4 (5.48%) Dropwizard
10 4 (5.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Public Cloud
2 10 (13.70%) User Experience
3 9 (12.33%) Blog
4 5 (6.85%) Wiki
5 4 (5.48%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.74%) CESG
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.37%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Unix
4 7 (9.59%) CentOS
5 4 (5.48%) CoreOS
5 4 (5.48%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.37%) Android
7 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (49.32%) DevOps
3 23 (31.51%) TDD
4 20 (27.40%) BDD
4 20 (27.40%) Scrum
5 15 (20.55%) Open Source
6 14 (19.18%) Kanban
6 14 (19.18%) Microservices
7 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
8 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.07%) E-Commerce
9 10 (13.70%) CQRS
9 10 (13.70%) MVC
10 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (12.33%) High Availability
11 8 (10.96%) Automated Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Web Development
12 7 (9.59%) Test Management
13 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
13 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (56.16%) Python
2 40 (54.79%) Java
3 22 (30.14%) Bash Shell
3 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 21 (28.77%) Scala
5 16 (21.92%) SQL
6 15 (20.55%) Perl
7 13 (17.81%) C#
8 8 (10.96%) PL/SQL
9 7 (9.59%) C++
10 5 (6.85%) C
11 4 (5.48%) Go
12 3 (4.11%) Clojure
13 2 (2.74%) PHP
14 1 (1.37%) Groovy
14 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.18%) DV Cleared
3 10 (13.70%) ISEB
3 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (17.81%) Docker
2 5 (6.85%) LXC
3 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (19.18%) Ansible
3 9 (12.33%) Puppet
4 8 (10.96%) Terraform
5 5 (6.85%) Nagios
5 5 (6.85%) OSSEC
6 4 (5.48%) Salt
7 2 (2.74%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.37%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) HP
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) New Relic
4 5 (6.85%) SaltStack
5 3 (4.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Intel
6 1 (1.37%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
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