The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 41 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.30% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 1.52% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £394 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +22.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
Ruby
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
130 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 39.16% 28.57% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 41 28
Average daily rate £450 £321 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.07% -1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Oxford region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Ruby
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Project Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared