The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 43 87 60
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -27
Contract jobs citing Ruby 75 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.76% 1.17% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.76% 2.82% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 26
Average daily rate
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£363 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £413 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
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
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
856 744 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 42.86% 41.40% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 524 233
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.75 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.33% +80.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the West Yorkshire region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the West Yorkshire region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Leeds +27 69 £356 +11.32% 7
Wakefield - - - - 1
Ruby
Yorkshire

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 95 (66.43%) Python
2 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (59.44%) DevOps
4 76 (53.15%) Puppet
5 75 (52.45%) Linux
6 68 (47.55%) Opscode Chef
7 56 (39.16%) Bash Shell
8 53 (37.06%) Java
8 53 (37.06%) SQL
9 50 (34.97%) Configuration Management
10 43 (30.07%) PHP
11 42 (29.37%) MongoDB
12 41 (28.67%) Apache
13 32 (22.38%) TDD
14 30 (20.98%) MySQL
15 28 (19.58%) NoSQL
16 27 (18.88%) UNIX
17 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
17 25 (17.48%) Open Source
18 24 (16.78%) Software Engineering
19 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
19 23 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
20 22 (15.38%) Shell Script
20 22 (15.38%) QA
21 21 (14.69%) Tivoli
21 21 (14.69%) Oracle
21 21 (14.69%) Cucumber
21 21 (14.69%) Node.js
21 21 (14.69%) Cobbler

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 41 (28.67%) Apache
2 21 (14.69%) Node.js
3 17 (11.89%) OpenStack
4 12 (8.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) WordPress
6 1 (0.70%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.19%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Route 53
4 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.29%) Internet
2 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.80%) DNS
3 3 (2.10%) SSL
4 2 (1.40%) HTTP
5 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (29.37%) MongoDB
2 30 (20.98%) MySQL
3 28 (19.58%) NoSQL
4 17 (11.89%) Riak
5 16 (11.19%) Hypertable
5 16 (11.19%) CouchDB
6 13 (9.09%) Redis
7 10 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (6.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (6.29%) Couchbase
9 8 (5.59%) SimpleDB
10 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
11 5 (3.50%) Hadoop
12 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.80%) Big Data
13 3 (2.10%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
14 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.69%) Cucumber
3 16 (11.19%) Fiddler
4 12 (8.39%) TeamCity
4 12 (8.39%) IntelliJ
4 12 (8.39%) Capybara
5 7 (4.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (4.90%) WATIR
5 7 (4.90%) Selenium
5 7 (4.90%) Sahi
6 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.80%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.70%) Hudson
8 1 (0.70%) RSpec
8 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (4.20%) Games
2 4 (2.80%) Law
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (44.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (20.98%) Developer
3 19 (13.29%) Architect
4 17 (11.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 14 (9.79%) Ruby Developer
6 9 (6.29%) Analyst
6 9 (6.29%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.90%) Digital Architect
8 6 (4.20%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Senior Architect
10 4 (2.80%) QA Analyst
10 4 (2.80%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.80%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.80%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.10%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.10%) Analyst Programmer
11 3 (2.10%) Programmer
11 3 (2.10%) Senior Technical Architect
11 3 (2.10%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.99%) HTML
1 20 (13.99%) CSS
2 18 (12.59%) Ruby on Rails
3 16 (11.19%) Sass
4 15 (10.49%) Web Services
5 14 (9.79%) HTML5
6 13 (9.09%) .NET
6 13 (9.09%) CSS3
7 12 (8.39%) Sinatra
8 10 (6.99%) XML
8 10 (6.99%) Django
9 9 (6.29%) Play Framework
10 5 (3.50%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.80%) XSD
11 4 (2.80%) XSLT
12 3 (2.10%) LAMP
12 3 (2.10%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (2.10%) RESTful
12 3 (2.10%) Mustache
13 2 (1.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.48%) Open Source
2 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.59%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.50%) Clustering
5 4 (2.80%) NHS
5 4 (2.80%) Online Games
6 3 (2.10%) User Experience
6 3 (2.10%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.10%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) RIA
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (52.45%) Linux
2 27 (18.88%) UNIX
3 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Windows
4 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) CentOS
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (59.44%) DevOps
3 50 (34.97%) Configuration Management
4 32 (22.38%) TDD
5 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (16.78%) Software Engineering
7 16 (11.19%) Pair Programming
8 15 (10.49%) Web Design
8 15 (10.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (10.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (9.09%) Software Delivery
10 12 (8.39%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.69%) Software Architecture
11 11 (7.69%) Scrum
12 10 (6.99%) BDD
13 9 (6.29%) Test Automation
14 8 (5.59%) User Stories
14 8 (5.59%) Load Balancing
15 7 (4.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (66.43%) Python
2 56 (39.16%) Bash Shell
3 53 (37.06%) Java
3 53 (37.06%) SQL
4 43 (30.07%) PHP
5 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
6 22 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 18 (12.59%) C
7 18 (12.59%) C++
8 12 (8.39%) Scala
9 10 (6.99%) C#
10 7 (4.90%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) Clojure
11 1 (0.70%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (8.39%) Degree
2 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.70%) XenServer
2 1 (0.70%) vSphere
2 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.70%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (53.15%) Puppet
2 68 (47.55%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (14.69%) Tivoli
3 21 (14.69%) Cobbler
4 19 (13.29%) Graphite
5 16 (11.19%) Nagios
5 16 (11.19%) CFEngine
5 16 (11.19%) Ansible
6 12 (8.39%) Graylog
7 10 (6.99%) Salt
8 2 (1.40%) Opsview
9 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 21 (14.69%) Oracle
2 18 (12.59%) Splunk
3 17 (11.89%) SaltStack
4 15 (10.49%) Rackspace
5 12 (8.39%) New Relic
5 12 (8.39%) Akamai
5 12 (8.39%) VMware
6 2 (1.40%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.40%) Tealeaf
7 1 (0.70%) Percona
7 1 (0.70%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
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