The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 47 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.39% 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% 0.53% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
Ruby
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
216 190 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 37.57% 40.25% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 123 73
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Average hourly rate £30.63 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Oxford - - - - 2
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 8 (72.73%) TDD
1 8 (72.73%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) Backbone.js
5 4 (36.36%) GitHub
5 4 (36.36%) HTML5
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Objective-C
6 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon S3
6 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Puppet
6 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (18.18%) SSH
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
7 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 2 (18.18%) RSpec
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (18.18%) Heroku
7 2 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (18.18%) Sublime Text

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) GitHub
2 3 (27.27%) Amazon S3
3 2 (18.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SSH
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) RSpec
2 2 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (18.18%) Sublime Text
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) Backbone.js
3 4 (36.36%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) Django
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) Sass
5 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
3 1 (9.09%) Debian
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Objective-C
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
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