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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 123 105 117
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing Ruby 21 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 2.07% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 13
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 £450 £419 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+22.69% -1.51%
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
1169 916 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.63% 38.29% 40.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 467 629
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £215 £213
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 56 87 144
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £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
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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 24 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 24 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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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 +4 13 £425 +18.05% 16
Essex +1 5 £165 -60.00%
Hertfordshire -5 2 £365 +12.30% 8
Bedfordshire -19 1 £400 +14.28%
Suffolk - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 22 (56.41%) PHP
2 19 (48.72%) Java
3 16 (41.03%) Linux
4 15 (38.46%) OO
5 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.90%) .NET
6 13 (33.33%) Selenium
7 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (25.64%) TDD
7 10 (25.64%) Windows
7 10 (25.64%) DevOps
8 9 (23.08%) VB.NET
8 9 (23.08%) JUnit
8 9 (23.08%) C#
9 8 (20.51%) C++
9 8 (20.51%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) Scrum
9 8 (20.51%) JIRA
9 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
10 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (17.95%) Perl
10 7 (17.95%) SQL
11 6 (15.38%) C
11 6 (15.38%) Web Services
11 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 6 (15.38%) Broadband
11 6 (15.38%) Firmware
11 6 (15.38%) DHCP
11 6 (15.38%) FTP

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 3 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.56%) CloudStack
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.56%) nginx
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Broadband
1 6 (15.38%) DHCP
1 6 (15.38%) FTP
1 6 (15.38%) HTTP
1 6 (15.38%) Telnet
1 6 (15.38%) Firewall
1 6 (15.38%) Wireless
1 6 (15.38%) NAS
2 4 (10.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.56%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.26%) MySQL
3 3 (7.69%) Big Data
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.56%) Redis
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) JUnit
3 8 (20.51%) JIRA
4 6 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (15.38%) Trac
4 6 (15.38%) Redmine
4 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
6 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.56%) Calabash
7 1 (2.56%) Capybara
7 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.56%) Robotium
7 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.56%) RSpec
7 1 (2.56%) Hudson
7 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.56%) WATIR
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.13%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior C# Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) Web Services
3 5 (12.82%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
6 1 (2.56%) Kafka
6 1 (2.56%) Sass
6 1 (2.56%) LESS
6 1 (2.56%) Ember.js
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) CSS3
6 1 (2.56%) FFmpeg
6 1 (2.56%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (2.56%) HTML5
6 1 (2.56%) Memcached
6 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.56%) LAMP
6 1 (2.56%) J2SE
6 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Firmware
1 6 (15.38%) Open Source
2 4 (10.26%) Blog
3 3 (7.69%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) GIS
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile Games
4 2 (5.13%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.56%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Debian
4 1 (2.56%) Gentoo
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.56%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) OO
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) TDD
2 10 (25.64%) DevOps
3 8 (20.51%) Scrum
3 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 6 (15.38%) Use Case
4 6 (15.38%) BDD
5 4 (10.26%) OOD
5 4 (10.26%) MVC
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.26%) Kanban
5 4 (10.26%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (10.26%) CQRS
6 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (7.69%) Test-First Development
6 3 (7.69%) Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) PHP
2 19 (48.72%) Java
3 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) VB.NET
4 9 (23.08%) C#
5 8 (20.51%) C++
5 8 (20.51%) Python
5 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
6 7 (17.95%) Perl
6 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) C
7 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
8 5 (12.82%) Delphi
9 2 (5.13%) Groovy
10 1 (2.56%) sed
10 1 (2.56%) Scala
10 1 (2.56%) AWK
10 1 (2.56%) PHP5
10 1 (2.56%) Korn
10 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) qmail
2 1 (2.56%) Varnish
2 1 (2.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.38%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) collectd
3 1 (2.56%) Opsview
3 1 (2.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.56%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.56%) Percona
3 1 (2.56%) Akamai
3 1 (2.56%) Perforce
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Teradata
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