The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 41 37 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Ruby 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.55% 2.07% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 4.15% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
181 193 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.59% 50.00% 64.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 91 167
Average daily rate £336 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 37
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Ruby
Cambridgeshire

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 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) Informatics
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) RAD
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Blog
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Korn
5 1 (12.50%) MVC

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
1 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
1 1 (12.50%) Robotium
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) J2SE
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) Informatics
3 1 (12.50%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) RAD
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (12.50%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Korn
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Delphi
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Perforce
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle