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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 85 118 98
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -20
Contract jobs citing Ruby 46 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.69% 0.59% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.91% 1.61% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +20.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
937 1059 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.47% 36.47% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 604 476
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 94
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +32 42 £350 -17.64% 12
Essex -3 4 £170 +3.03%
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 41 (50.62%) Linux
2 40 (49.38%) DevOps
3 39 (48.15%) Puppet
4 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (39.51%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (35.80%) Python
6 29 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (32.10%) Configuration Management
7 26 (32.10%) Selenium
8 23 (28.40%) Java
8 23 (28.40%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (27.16%) BDD
9 22 (27.16%) Web Services
10 21 (25.93%) UNIX
10 21 (25.93%) C#
10 21 (25.93%) .NET
11 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 18 (22.22%) QA
12 16 (19.75%) .NET Framework
12 16 (19.75%) SpecFlow
13 15 (18.52%) E-Commerce
14 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
15 13 (16.05%) JUnit
15 13 (16.05%) JSON
15 13 (16.05%) JIRA
15 13 (16.05%) WebDriver
16 12 (14.81%) HTML5
16 12 (14.81%) CSS3
16 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
16 12 (14.81%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 9 (11.11%) JBoss
1 9 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 9 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 9 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 9 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) Confluence
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) Mule
4 1 (1.23%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Office
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) HTTP
2 3 (3.70%) Firewall
2 3 (3.70%) DHCP
3 2 (2.47%) Wireless
3 2 (2.47%) NAS
3 2 (2.47%) FTP
3 2 (2.47%) Broadband
3 2 (2.47%) Telnet
3 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) SSL
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) SNMP
4 1 (1.23%) Internet
4 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.47%) Couchbase
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Selenium
2 16 (19.75%) SpecFlow
3 13 (16.05%) JUnit
3 13 (16.05%) JIRA
3 13 (16.05%) WebDriver
4 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 9 (11.11%) Ant
5 9 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.70%) Subversion
8 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.47%) Redmine
9 2 (2.47%) RSpec
9 2 (2.47%) Trac
9 2 (2.47%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.23%) Xcode
10 1 (1.23%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 18 (22.22%) Analyst
3 17 (20.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 17 (20.99%) Linux Administrator
3 17 (20.99%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (20.99%) Administrator
4 10 (12.35%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.16%) Web Services
2 21 (25.93%) .NET
3 16 (19.75%) .NET Framework
4 13 (16.05%) JSON
5 12 (14.81%) HTML5
5 12 (14.81%) CSS3
5 12 (14.81%) CSS
5 12 (14.81%) HTML
6 10 (12.35%) Apache Camel
6 10 (12.35%) XML
7 9 (11.11%) jQuery
7 9 (11.11%) PhoneGap
7 9 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 8 (9.88%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (8.64%) REST
10 3 (3.70%) Middleware
10 3 (3.70%) Django
10 3 (3.70%) Ajax
10 3 (3.70%) Play Framework
11 2 (2.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.23%) DTV
1 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.62%) Linux
2 21 (25.93%) UNIX
3 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Windows
5 2 (2.47%) CentOS
5 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (49.38%) DevOps
2 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (39.51%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (32.10%) Configuration Management
5 22 (27.16%) BDD
6 15 (18.52%) E-Commerce
7 12 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 12 (14.81%) SOA
8 10 (12.35%) OOP
8 10 (12.35%) MVC
9 9 (11.11%) UML
9 9 (11.11%) TDD
9 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 9 (11.11%) Mobile Development
10 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.41%) Kanban
10 6 (7.41%) Scrum
11 3 (3.70%) Pair Programming
11 3 (3.70%) User Stories
11 3 (3.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.80%) Python
2 23 (28.40%) Java
3 21 (25.93%) C#
4 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.81%) Perl
6 11 (13.58%) PHP
7 10 (12.35%) Bash Shell
8 6 (7.41%) Scala
9 2 (2.47%) Go
9 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.47%) SQL
9 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (48.15%) Puppet
2 23 (28.40%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (13.58%) Ansible
4 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle
2 9 (11.11%) Talend
3 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) KANA
4 1 (1.23%) hybris
4 1 (1.23%) WSO2
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