The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 120 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 25 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.54% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 1.40% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
Ruby
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1289 927 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 40.97% 38.48% 41.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 478 669
Average daily rate £356 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 71 127
Average hourly rate £34.50 £34.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.45 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -17 9 £400 +33.33% 13
Cambridgeshire -6 8 £375 -11.76% 21
Essex +1 6 £165 -71.30%
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 - 10
Suffolk - - - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 23 (56.10%) PHP
2 20 (48.78%) Linux
2 20 (48.78%) Selenium
3 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
4 16 (39.02%) OO
5 13 (31.71%) Python
5 13 (31.71%) Java
5 13 (31.71%) .NET
6 12 (29.27%) VB.NET
7 11 (26.83%) Perl
7 11 (26.83%) Scrum
7 11 (26.83%) TDD
7 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
7 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
8 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
8 10 (24.39%) BDD
8 10 (24.39%) DevOps
9 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
9 9 (21.95%) NAS
9 9 (21.95%) JUnit
9 9 (21.95%) Windows
9 9 (21.95%) Broadband
9 9 (21.95%) Wireless
9 9 (21.95%) Firmware
10 8 (19.51%) Telnet
10 8 (19.51%) DHCP
10 8 (19.51%) FTP
10 8 (19.51%) HTTP
10 8 (19.51%) Firewall

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (4.88%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Broadband
1 9 (21.95%) Wireless
1 9 (21.95%) NAS
2 8 (19.51%) Telnet
2 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) DHCP
2 8 (19.51%) FTP
2 8 (19.51%) HTTP
3 4 (9.76%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.88%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Selenium
2 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
3 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.95%) JUnit
5 8 (19.51%) JIRA
6 6 (14.63%) WATIR
6 6 (14.63%) Bugzilla
6 6 (14.63%) Hudson
6 6 (14.63%) Redmine
6 6 (14.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (14.63%) TeamCity
6 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
6 6 (14.63%) Trac
6 6 (14.63%) RSpec
6 6 (14.63%) Capybara
7 3 (7.32%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.44%) Firebug
8 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.44%) Robotium
General
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.88%) Advertising
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Tester
3 5 (12.20%) Automation Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Python Developer
7 1 (2.44%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (12.20%) Web Services
4 4 (9.76%) HTML
4 4 (9.76%) CSS
4 4 (9.76%) jQuery
4 4 (9.76%) Ember.js
5 3 (7.32%) Sass
5 3 (7.32%) LESS
5 3 (7.32%) HTML5
5 3 (7.32%) CSS3
6 2 (4.88%) Memcached
6 2 (4.88%) Backbone.js
6 2 (4.88%) Kafka
6 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.44%) Pyramid
7 1 (2.44%) FFmpeg
7 1 (2.44%) WebKit
7 1 (2.44%) SQLAlchemy
7 1 (2.44%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Firmware
2 7 (17.07%) Open Source
3 3 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (7.32%) Internet of Things
3 3 (7.32%) STB
4 2 (4.88%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.88%) GIS
4 2 (4.88%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) MPEG
5 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) UNIX
4 2 (4.88%) Debian
4 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Gentoo
5 1 (2.44%) FreeBSD
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) OO
2 11 (26.83%) Scrum
2 11 (26.83%) TDD
3 10 (24.39%) BDD
3 10 (24.39%) DevOps
4 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.63%) Use Case
8 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.32%) Kanban
8 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Test-First Development
8 3 (7.32%) Data Management
8 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.88%) MVC
10 1 (2.44%) Web Design
10 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) PHP
2 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
3 13 (31.71%) Python
3 13 (31.71%) Java
4 12 (29.27%) VB.NET
5 11 (26.83%) Perl
5 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
6 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
7 6 (14.63%) C
8 5 (12.20%) C#
8 5 (12.20%) SQL
9 4 (9.76%) C++
10 2 (4.88%) PHP5
11 1 (2.44%) Groovy
11 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.44%) AWK
11 1 (2.44%) Korn
11 1 (2.44%) Delphi
11 1 (2.44%) VB
11 1 (2.44%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
1 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.88%) Varnish
3 1 (2.44%) Samba
3 1 (2.44%) qmail
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Puppet
2 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.44%) Perforce
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