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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 35 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 14 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.86% 1.35% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.93% 3.50% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
236 143 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.26% 38.65% 57.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 70 125
Average daily rate £388 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 56
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £32.50 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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 12 (75.00%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) OO
3 9 (56.25%) PHP
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Python
5 6 (37.50%) C
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Open Source
5 6 (37.50%) DevOps
6 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
6 5 (31.25%) Selenium
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) C#
7 4 (25.00%) C++
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) QA
7 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (18.75%) BDD
8 3 (18.75%) Puppet
8 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) Kanban
8 3 (18.75%) Internet of Things
8 3 (18.75%) Big Data

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (12.50%) Apache Pig
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.25%) PBX
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
3 3 (18.75%) JUnit
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Robotium
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
5 1 (6.25%) WinRunner
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Kafka
2 2 (12.50%) Memcached
3 1 (6.25%) FFmpeg
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Internet of Things
3 2 (12.50%) GIS
3 2 (12.50%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (6.25%) Blog
4 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
4 1 (6.25%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 3 (18.75%) Test-First Development
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (6.25%) CQRS
6 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (6.25%) MVC
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) PHP
3 8 (50.00%) Python
4 6 (37.50%) C
5 5 (31.25%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
8 2 (12.50%) Perl
8 2 (12.50%) PHP5
8 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (6.25%) Groovy
9 1 (6.25%) sed
9 1 (6.25%) Korn
9 1 (6.25%) AWK
9 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (6.25%) Delphi
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Varnish
2 1 (6.25%) qmail
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Perforce
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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