The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 East of England 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 123 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 24 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.76% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.02% 1.95% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 15
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £312 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £419 £340
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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1186 922 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.95% 38.82% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 475 620
Average daily rate £352 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
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 57 82 140
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.44 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Cambridgeshire -2 14 £425 +18.05% 18
Essex +4 6 £165 -60.00% 2
Hertfordshire -3 3 £400 +23.07% 8
Bedfordshire -24 1 £400 +14.28%
Suffolk - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (57.50%) PHP
2 19 (47.50%) Java
3 16 (40.00%) Linux
4 15 (37.50%) OO
4 15 (37.50%) .NET
4 15 (37.50%) Selenium
5 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (27.50%) TDD
7 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 9 (22.50%) JUnit
8 9 (22.50%) C#
8 9 (22.50%) Python
8 9 (22.50%) Windows
8 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (22.50%) Scrum
8 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
8 9 (22.50%) DevOps
9 8 (20.00%) JIRA
9 8 (20.00%) C++
9 8 (20.00%) Perl
10 7 (17.50%) SQL
10 7 (17.50%) Broadband
10 7 (17.50%) Firmware
10 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
10 7 (17.50%) NAS
10 7 (17.50%) Wireless
10 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
10 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
10 7 (17.50%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.50%) SAS
2 1 (2.50%) nginx
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Broadband
1 7 (17.50%) Wireless
1 7 (17.50%) NAS
2 6 (15.00%) Telnet
2 6 (15.00%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) DHCP
2 6 (15.00%) FTP
2 6 (15.00%) HTTP
3 4 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MySQL
1 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) Redis
3 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) JUnit
3 8 (20.00%) JIRA
4 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.00%) Trac
5 6 (15.00%) Redmine
5 6 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (15.00%) Bugzilla
6 3 (7.50%) FitNesse
6 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.00%) Hudson
7 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.00%) WATIR
7 2 (5.00%) RSpec
7 2 (5.00%) Capybara
8 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.50%) Robotium
8 1 (2.50%) Calabash
8 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Games
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.00%) jQuery
4 2 (5.00%) Kafka
4 2 (5.00%) Memcached
5 1 (2.50%) CSS3
5 1 (2.50%) FFmpeg
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) Sass
5 1 (2.50%) LESS
5 1 (2.50%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.50%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) J2EE
5 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Firmware
2 6 (15.00%) Open Source
3 4 (10.00%) Blog
4 3 (7.50%) Internet of Things
5 2 (5.00%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) GIS
6 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.50%) STB
6 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.50%) MPEG
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) Debian
4 1 (2.50%) Gentoo
4 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) OO
2 11 (27.50%) TDD
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (22.50%) DevOps
4 9 (22.50%) Scrum
4 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.50%) BDD
6 6 (15.00%) Use Case
6 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (10.00%) CQRS
8 4 (10.00%) OOD
8 4 (10.00%) MVC
8 4 (10.00%) Kanban
9 3 (7.50%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Test-First Development
9 3 (7.50%) Data Management
9 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) PHP
2 19 (47.50%) Java
3 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 9 (22.50%) Python
5 9 (22.50%) C#
5 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
6 8 (20.00%) C++
6 8 (20.00%) Perl
7 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
7 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 6 (15.00%) C
9 5 (12.50%) Delphi
10 2 (5.00%) PHP5
10 2 (5.00%) Groovy
11 1 (2.50%) VB
11 1 (2.50%) Scala
11 1 (2.50%) sed
11 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.00%) Varnish
3 1 (2.50%) Samba
3 1 (2.50%) qmail
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Puppet
1 6 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.50%) Perforce
2 1 (2.50%) Teradata
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