The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ruby
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 29 5
Rank change year-on-year -10 -24  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 14 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.34% 3.99% 16.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 7.73% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 65
Median daily rate £300 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +22.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 136 181 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 45.95% 51.57% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 104 179
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Cambridge

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Cambridge

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Django
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (25.00%) API Design
3 1 (25.00%) Anypoint
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (25.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Anypoint
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (50.00%) Django
2 2 (50.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) API Design
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Rackspace