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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 5 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 72 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.48% 2.66% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.38% 5.67% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 11 4
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£388 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
Ruby
Cambridgeshire

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
237 194 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 50.97% 46.97% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 146 88
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 £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 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 7 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 71 (91.03%) DevOps
2 69 (88.46%) Linux
2 69 (88.46%) Puppet
3 59 (75.64%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (67.95%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (51.28%) Web Services
6 38 (48.72%) Ansible
7 32 (41.03%) Configuration Management
8 30 (38.46%) Python
9 29 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (28.21%) Java
11 21 (26.92%) Perl
11 21 (26.92%) PHP
12 19 (24.36%) UNIX
12 19 (24.36%) Bash Shell
13 9 (11.54%) IaaS
14 8 (10.26%) Subversion
14 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
15 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
15 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
15 4 (5.13%) C#
15 4 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
15 4 (5.13%) QA
15 4 (5.13%) Selenium
15 4 (5.13%) Vagrant
15 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
16 3 (3.85%) BDD
16 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 59 (75.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.54%) 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%) Subversion
1 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Selenium
2 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) eggPlant
3 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.56%) RSpec
3 2 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (53.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (47.44%) 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 5 (6.41%) Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Analyst
7 2 (2.56%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.56%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.28%) DevOps Administrator
8 1 (1.28%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.28%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) J2EE
4 1 (1.28%) Spring
4 1 (1.28%) REST
Operating Systems
1 69 (88.46%) Linux
2 19 (24.36%) UNIX
3 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (91.03%) DevOps
2 32 (41.03%) Configuration Management
3 29 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.85%) TDD
5 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.85%) BDD
6 2 (2.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.56%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.56%) OOP
7 1 (1.28%) Scrum
7 1 (1.28%) Pair Programming
7 1 (1.28%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.46%) Python
2 22 (28.21%) Java
3 21 (26.92%) Perl
3 21 (26.92%) PHP
4 19 (24.36%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.13%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) SQL
7 1 (1.28%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 69 (88.46%) Puppet
2 53 (67.95%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (48.72%) Ansible
4 4 (5.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
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