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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 36 34 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing Ruby 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.49% 2.19% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.05% 3.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £313 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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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
164 183 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.81% 57.19% 56.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 130
Average daily rate £358 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 38
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.08 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) PHP
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) PHP5
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (15.38%) Kafka
6 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
6 2 (15.38%) Memcached
6 2 (15.38%) Varnish
6 2 (15.38%) Puppet

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (15.38%) Apache Pig
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) PBX
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
2 2 (15.38%) Redis
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
4 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) Memcached
4 2 (15.38%) Kafka
5 1 (7.69%) MCollective
5 1 (7.69%) FFmpeg
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) MPEG
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Test-First Development
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) PHP5
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) sed
5 1 (7.69%) AWK
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Varnish
2 1 (7.69%) Samba
2 1 (7.69%) qmail
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Bacula
2 1 (7.69%) Graphite
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft