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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 27 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Ruby 12 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.80% 1.39% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.95% 2.76% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£379 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 - £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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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
151 145 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.78% 50.35% 48.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 79 104
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 23
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.65 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) BDD
3 9 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 9 (60.00%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (53.33%) QA
5 5 (33.33%) Selenium
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 1 (6.67%) MS Office
9 1 (6.67%) Change Management
9 1 (6.67%) Workflow
9 1 (6.67%) Subversion
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (6.67%) Web Services
9 1 (6.67%) UNIX
9 1 (6.67%) Windows
9 1 (6.67%) Linux
9 1 (6.67%) Python

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
1 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) MCollective
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 10 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) Graphite
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft