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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 118 107 130
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing Ruby 19 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.66% 0.81% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.73% 2.05% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £304 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £367 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +100.00%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1100 927 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.35% 39.48% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 477 590
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 96 132
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £19.50
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 11 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 11 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 -10 12 £425 +18.05% 12
Essex +4 6 £165 -34.00% 1
Bedfordshire -20 1 £400 +14.28%
Hertfordshire - - - - 5
Suffolk - - - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 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 19 (52.78%) PHP
2 18 (50.00%) Java
3 16 (44.44%) Linux
4 14 (38.89%) OO
4 14 (38.89%) .NET
5 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
6 12 (33.33%) Selenium
7 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (30.56%) DevOps
8 10 (27.78%) TDD
8 10 (27.78%) Windows
9 9 (25.00%) C#
9 9 (25.00%) VB.NET
9 9 (25.00%) JUnit
10 8 (22.22%) C++
10 8 (22.22%) JIRA
10 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
11 7 (19.44%) Open Source
11 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (19.44%) Scrum
11 7 (19.44%) Perl
11 7 (19.44%) SQL
11 7 (19.44%) Python
11 7 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (16.67%) Trac
12 6 (16.67%) Puppet
12 6 (16.67%) Redmine
12 6 (16.67%) Telnet
12 6 (16.67%) Firmware
12 6 (16.67%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) CloudStack
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DHCP
1 6 (16.67%) FTP
1 6 (16.67%) HTTP
1 6 (16.67%) Telnet
1 6 (16.67%) Firewall
1 6 (16.67%) Wireless
1 6 (16.67%) Broadband
1 6 (16.67%) NAS
2 4 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.78%) PBX
3 1 (2.78%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.33%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) JUnit
3 8 (22.22%) JIRA
4 6 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 6 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (16.67%) Redmine
4 6 (16.67%) Trac
5 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.33%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.78%) WinRunner
7 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.78%) JMeter
7 1 (2.78%) Calabash
7 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.78%) Robotium
7 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Test Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Tester
3 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Tester
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) XSLT
5 1 (2.78%) J2SE
5 1 (2.78%) LAMP
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) FFmpeg
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Open Source
2 6 (16.67%) Firmware
3 4 (11.11%) Blog
4 3 (8.33%) Internet of Things
5 2 (5.56%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (5.56%) GIS
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.78%) Clustering
6 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.78%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 10 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) OO
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) DevOps
3 10 (27.78%) TDD
4 7 (19.44%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 6 (16.67%) Use Case
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
7 4 (11.11%) CQRS
7 4 (11.11%) OOD
7 4 (11.11%) MVC
7 4 (11.11%) Kanban
7 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test-First Development
8 3 (8.33%) Data Management
8 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) PHP
2 18 (50.00%) Java
3 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.00%) C#
4 9 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 8 (22.22%) C++
5 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 7 (19.44%) SQL
6 7 (19.44%) Perl
6 7 (19.44%) Python
7 6 (16.67%) C
7 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 5 (13.89%) Delphi
9 2 (5.56%) Groovy
10 1 (2.78%) VB
10 1 (2.78%) Scala
10 1 (2.78%) sed
10 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.78%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) RHCE
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.78%) Samba
2 1 (2.78%) qmail
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) collectd
3 1 (2.78%) Opsview
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.78%) Perforce
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
2 1 (2.78%) Teradata
2 1 (2.78%) Foundry
2 1 (2.78%) Akamai
2 1 (2.78%) Percona
2 1 (2.78%) Rackspace