The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire 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 60 45 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.97% 2.00% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 4.27% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate £413 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
319 281 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 44.24% 46.83% 55.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 141 235
Average daily rate £350 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 47
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
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
East of England

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Cambridgeshire region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Cambridgeshire region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 2 £375 - 8
Ruby
East of England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 6 (40.00%) TDD
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) PHP
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Delphi
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
3 4 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) Blog
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) CQRS
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) OOD
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 3 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) CloudStack
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
2 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Robotium
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior C# Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
2 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) J2SE
6 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Blog
3 3 (20.00%) Informatics
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) CQRS
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) RAD
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) PHP
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Delphi
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) Korn
5 1 (6.67%) Groovy
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) RHCE
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) collectd
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Perforce
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Foundry
2 1 (6.67%) Akamai
2 1 (6.67%) Percona
2 1 (6.67%) Rackspace