The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Oxfordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 40 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.47% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 1.39% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£413 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
155 144 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 32.49% 29.15% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 77 97
Average daily rate £318 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £165 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £28.75 £30.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.95% +21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.00 £16.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £117.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
South East

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 31 July 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 31 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
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 3
Oxford - - - - 1
Thame - - - - 1
Ruby
South East

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (75.00%) TDD
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Amazon S3
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (37.50%) Backbone.js
4 3 (37.50%) GitHub
4 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (25.00%) Sublime Text
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Puppet
5 2 (25.00%) Heroku
5 2 (25.00%) RSpec
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (25.00%) SSH
5 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (25.00%) DNS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon S3
1 3 (37.50%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (25.00%) Sublime Text
2 2 (25.00%) RSpec
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) Backbone.js
4 1 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
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