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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 106 109 129
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +20
Contract jobs citing Ruby 33 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 0.74% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.12% 1.78% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £263 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.52% -15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £177 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £348 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
1058 1013 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.60% 41.60% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 533 578
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 113 84
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £13.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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
Essex +6 16 £625 +220.51%
Hertfordshire +8 7 £306 +2.08% 5
Cambridgeshire -13 6 - - 6
Suffolk - 2 £445 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 - 2
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) TDD
3 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
3 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (32.20%) C#
4 19 (32.20%) PHP
4 19 (32.20%) Python
5 18 (30.51%) Java
6 17 (28.81%) Linux
6 17 (28.81%) Test Automation
7 16 (27.12%) .NET
7 16 (27.12%) Selenium
7 16 (27.12%) BDD
8 15 (25.42%) Scrum
9 14 (23.73%) Perl
10 12 (20.34%) HTML
11 11 (18.64%) CSS
11 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
12 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
13 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
13 9 (15.25%) Refactoring
13 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
13 9 (15.25%) Product Management
13 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
13 9 (15.25%) Cucumber
13 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
13 9 (15.25%) User Stories
14 8 (13.56%) Windows
14 8 (13.56%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (13.56%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (6.78%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) nginx
3 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) DHCP
1 6 (10.17%) Broadband
1 6 (10.17%) Firewall
1 6 (10.17%) Wireless
1 6 (10.17%) NAS
2 5 (8.47%) Telnet
2 5 (8.47%) FTP
2 5 (8.47%) HTTP
3 3 (5.08%) SNMP
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.39%) DNS
4 2 (3.39%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) VLAN
5 1 (1.69%) PBX
5 1 (1.69%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) MySQL
2 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.39%) Redis
3 2 (3.39%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Selenium
2 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (15.25%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.17%) TeamCity
4 6 (10.17%) Capybara
4 6 (10.17%) Hudson
4 6 (10.17%) RSpec
4 6 (10.17%) JIRA
4 6 (10.17%) WATIR
5 4 (6.78%) JUnit
6 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.39%) Redmine
7 2 (3.39%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.39%) Firebug
7 2 (3.39%) Trac
8 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.69%) Subversion
8 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Developer
2 9 (15.25%) Agile Coach
3 6 (10.17%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Python Developer
6 3 (5.08%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) .NET
2 12 (20.34%) HTML
3 11 (18.64%) CSS
4 8 (13.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (13.56%) HTML5
5 7 (11.86%) jQuery
6 6 (10.17%) CSS3
7 5 (8.47%) Ember.js
8 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.08%) REST
9 3 (5.08%) Backbone.js
9 3 (5.08%) Sass
9 3 (5.08%) LESS
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.08%) Web Services
10 2 (3.39%) Memcached
10 2 (3.39%) Django
10 2 (3.39%) Kafka
10 2 (3.39%) WebKit
11 1 (1.69%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) STB
2 4 (6.78%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.78%) User Experience
3 3 (5.08%) Open Source
4 2 (3.39%) Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.69%) MPEG
5 1 (1.69%) DTV
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Windows
3 6 (10.17%) Ubuntu
4 3 (5.08%) UNIX
4 3 (5.08%) Debian
5 2 (3.39%) CentOS
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.69%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.69%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) TDD
3 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (28.81%) Test Automation
5 16 (27.12%) BDD
6 15 (25.42%) Scrum
7 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
8 9 (15.25%) Refactoring
8 9 (15.25%) Product Management
8 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
8 9 (15.25%) User Stories
9 8 (13.56%) DevOps
10 6 (10.17%) OO
10 6 (10.17%) Project Planning
11 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
11 5 (8.47%) MVC
11 5 (8.47%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.78%) Web Design
13 3 (5.08%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
2 19 (32.20%) PHP
2 19 (32.20%) C#
2 19 (32.20%) Python
3 18 (30.51%) Java
4 14 (23.73%) Perl
5 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
5 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
6 7 (11.86%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.78%) SQL
8 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.39%) Scala
9 2 (3.39%) Korn
9 2 (3.39%) PHP5
10 1 (1.69%) Groovy
10 1 (1.69%) AWK
10 1 (1.69%) Jython
10 1 (1.69%) C
10 1 (1.69%) C++
10 1 (1.69%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Firmware
2 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) Varnish
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.69%) Docker
4 1 (1.69%) qmail
4 1 (1.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Puppet
2 3 (5.08%) SCOM
2 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.69%) Bacula
4 1 (1.69%) Graphite
4 1 (1.69%) Nagios
4 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) McAfee
2 3 (5.08%) Tripwire
2 3 (5.08%) Splunk
3 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) KANA
4 1 (1.69%) hybris
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) SAP