The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 9 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 61 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.10% 2.63% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.60% 5.63% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 12 3
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£388 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +18.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £399 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +118.46%
Ruby
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
248 213 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.21% 46.61% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 159 78
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 27
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £43.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 73 (93.59%) DevOps
2 70 (89.74%) Puppet
2 70 (89.74%) Linux
3 60 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (52.56%) Web Services
6 38 (48.72%) Ansible
7 33 (42.31%) Configuration Management
8 31 (39.74%) Python
8 31 (39.74%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (28.21%) Java
10 21 (26.92%) Perl
10 21 (26.92%) PHP
11 19 (24.36%) UNIX
11 19 (24.36%) Bash Shell
12 10 (12.82%) IaaS
13 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
13 8 (10.26%) Subversion
14 5 (6.41%) Ruby on Rails
14 5 (6.41%) Vagrant
15 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (5.13%) TDD
15 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
15 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
16 3 (3.85%) RSpec
16 3 (3.85%) Data Protection
17 2 (2.56%) CentOS
17 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
17 2 (2.56%) Test Automation
17 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 60 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.26%) Subversion
2 3 (3.85%) RSpec
3 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) eggPlant
3 2 (2.56%) Selenium
3 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (55.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (48.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 24 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
3 24 (30.77%) Administrator
3 24 (30.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 24 (30.77%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Ruby Developer
9 2 (2.56%) QA Engineer
10 1 (1.28%) DevOps Administrator
10 1 (1.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (1.28%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (52.56%) Web Services
2 5 (6.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.28%) REST
3 1 (1.28%) Spring
3 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 70 (89.74%) Linux
2 19 (24.36%) UNIX
3 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (93.59%) DevOps
2 33 (42.31%) Configuration Management
3 31 (39.74%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.13%) TDD
5 3 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.56%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.56%) OOP
7 1 (1.28%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.28%) Scrum
7 1 (1.28%) Pair Programming
7 1 (1.28%) Kanban
7 1 (1.28%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) Python
2 22 (28.21%) Java
3 21 (26.92%) Perl
3 21 (26.92%) PHP
4 19 (24.36%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.56%) C#
5 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) SQL
6 1 (1.28%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 70 (89.74%) Puppet
2 54 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (48.72%) Ansible
4 5 (6.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (5.13%) Red Hat