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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 88 75 103
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +28
Contract jobs citing Ruby 54 68 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 2.23% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.25% 6.00% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 55 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +118.46%
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
1272 1134 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.11% 37.25% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 744 447
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 47 43
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Gloucestershire 0 22 £400 +3.22% 9
Bristol -16 20 £388 -3.12% 12
Devon +7 11 £400 +33.33% 3
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 62 (56.88%) Python
1 62 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (55.05%) Java
3 52 (47.71%) Bash Shell
4 46 (42.20%) Perl
5 40 (36.70%) Linux
5 40 (36.70%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
7 32 (29.36%) Git (software)
7 32 (29.36%) Subversion
7 32 (29.36%) Configuration Management
8 31 (28.44%) DV Cleared
9 29 (26.61%) Jenkins
10 27 (24.77%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (24.77%) DevOps
10 27 (24.77%) Puppet
10 27 (24.77%) PHP
11 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
12 25 (22.94%) C++
12 25 (22.94%) MongoDB
13 21 (19.27%) MySQL
13 21 (19.27%) Scrum
14 20 (18.35%) TDD
15 19 (17.43%) Red Hat
15 19 (17.43%) OO
15 19 (17.43%) UNIX
16 18 (16.51%) HTML
17 17 (15.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 17 (15.60%) ClearCase
17 17 (15.60%) Cucumber

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 16 (14.68%) Apache
2 11 (10.09%) JBoss
3 7 (6.42%) nginx
4 6 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.67%) Confluence
5 4 (3.67%) Node.js
6 2 (1.83%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.92%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) SDH
1 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
1 11 (10.09%) Wireshark
2 10 (9.17%) 2G
2 10 (9.17%) 2.5G
2 10 (9.17%) 3G
3 9 (8.26%) 4G
4 7 (6.42%) Firewall
4 7 (6.42%) WAN
4 7 (6.42%) LAN
5 4 (3.67%) IPsec
5 4 (3.67%) HTTP
5 4 (3.67%) IPv6
5 4 (3.67%) OSPF
6 2 (1.83%) BGP
6 2 (1.83%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.83%) LDAP
6 2 (1.83%) DHCP
6 2 (1.83%) VPN
6 2 (1.83%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) MongoDB
2 21 (19.27%) MySQL
3 16 (14.68%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Big Data
7 2 (1.83%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 32 (29.36%) Subversion
1 32 (29.36%) Git (software)
2 29 (26.61%) Jenkins
3 17 (15.60%) Cucumber
3 17 (15.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 17 (15.60%) ClearCase
4 12 (11.01%) Selenium
5 11 (10.09%) Maven
6 9 (8.26%) JIRA
7 8 (7.34%) Ant
8 7 (6.42%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (6.42%) Hudson
9 6 (5.50%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (5.50%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.50%) Rational Functional Tester
10 5 (4.59%) TeamCity
10 5 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.59%) RSpec
10 5 (4.59%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
1 8 (7.34%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.59%) Electronics
2 5 (4.59%) Marketing
3 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (36.70%) Developer
2 21 (19.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (11.93%) C++ Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Designer
8 4 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.67%) Administrator
8 4 (3.67%) Tester
8 4 (3.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.67%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (2.75%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.51%) HTML
2 13 (11.93%) STL
2 13 (11.93%) CSS
2 13 (11.93%) Java EE
2 13 (11.93%) REST
3 11 (10.09%) JSON
4 10 (9.17%) Ruby on Rails
4 10 (9.17%) Web Services
5 8 (7.34%) J2EE
6 7 (6.42%) Flask
7 6 (5.50%) RESTful
8 5 (4.59%) jQuery
8 5 (4.59%) Drools
8 5 (4.59%) OAuth
8 5 (4.59%) Apache Camel
8 5 (4.59%) SOAP
9 4 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.67%) Leaflet
10 3 (2.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Mobile App
2 11 (10.09%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.50%) User Experience
4 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.59%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.59%) DTV
5 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.75%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.83%) Wiki
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.92%) PKI
8 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.70%) Linux
2 19 (17.43%) UNIX
3 13 (11.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (10.09%) Windows
5 6 (5.50%) CentOS
6 5 (4.59%) Debian
6 5 (4.59%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.75%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (2.75%) Android
9 2 (1.83%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.83%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.92%) Fedora
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.70%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (29.36%) Configuration Management
4 27 (24.77%) DevOps
5 21 (19.27%) Scrum
6 20 (18.35%) TDD
7 19 (17.43%) OO
8 14 (12.84%) Release Management
9 11 (10.09%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.09%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.09%) Open Source
9 11 (10.09%) BDD
10 10 (9.17%) OOD
10 10 (9.17%) Incident Management
10 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
11 9 (8.26%) Web Development
12 8 (7.34%) ITIL
12 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
12 8 (7.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 62 (56.88%) Python
2 60 (55.05%) Java
3 52 (47.71%) Bash Shell
4 46 (42.20%) Perl
5 27 (24.77%) PHP
6 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
7 25 (22.94%) C++
8 16 (14.68%) SQL
8 16 (14.68%) Shell Script
9 9 (8.26%) C#
10 7 (6.42%) Lua
11 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
12 4 (3.67%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.75%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.92%) Scala
14 1 (0.92%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.92%) C-shell
14 1 (0.92%) Groovy
14 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (28.44%) DV Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) Sun Certification
3 7 (6.42%) OCPJP
4 6 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.59%) CCNA
5 5 (4.59%) ISEB
5 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.67%) RHCE
6 4 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.67%) Degree
7 1 (0.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.26%) Docker
2 7 (6.42%) VirtualBox
3 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) vSphere
4 5 (4.59%) Postfix
4 5 (4.59%) Samba
5 4 (3.67%) XenServer
5 4 (3.67%) iptables
6 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.83%) Btrfs
7 2 (1.83%) vCloud
7 2 (1.83%) KVM
7 2 (1.83%) LXC
7 2 (1.83%) Varnish
7 2 (1.83%) Snort
7 2 (1.83%) Squid
8 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (24.77%) Puppet
1 27 (24.77%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (12.84%) Ansible
3 12 (11.01%) Vagrant
4 11 (10.09%) Salt
5 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.83%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.83%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.83%) Nessus
6 2 (1.83%) systemd
6 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.92%) SCCM
7 1 (0.92%) Nagios
7 1 (0.92%) AppManager
Vendors
1 19 (17.43%) Red Hat
2 13 (11.93%) Oracle
2 13 (11.93%) VMware
3 7 (6.42%) Sun
4 6 (5.50%) OpenText
5 5 (4.59%) SAP
5 5 (4.59%) IBM
5 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.67%) Citrix
6 4 (3.67%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.75%) Zend
8 2 (1.83%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.92%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.92%) Talend
9 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.92%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.92%) Siebel
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