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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 34 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing Ruby 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.92% 1.84% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 3.24% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +14.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -
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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
144 185 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.04% 56.75% 62.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 126
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £750 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 52
Average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +15.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £48.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
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 27 November 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Puppet
3 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (20.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (20.00%) PHP5
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test-First Development
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) CSS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) PBX
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) Redis
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Memcached
2 2 (20.00%) Kafka
3 1 (10.00%) MCollective
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
1 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) MPEG
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) OO
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Test-First Development
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) PHP5
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) sed
4 1 (10.00%) AWK
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Varnish
2 1 (10.00%) Samba
2 1 (10.00%) qmail
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Bacula
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios