The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 24 April 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 39 43
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.19% 3.39% 3.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 7.94% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 12
Median daily rate - £463 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +60.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 235 277 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 43.60% 42.68% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 153 167
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 22
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Cambridgeshire

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in Cambridgeshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -7 1 - - 6
Ruby
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 6 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) PHP
3 4 (66.67%) REST
4 3 (50.00%) Django
4 3 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (50.00%) User Experience
5 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) MuleSoft
6 1 (16.67%) Server Building
6 1 (16.67%) API Design
6 1 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (16.67%) Anypoint
6 1 (16.67%) High Availability
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (16.67%) Rackspace

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (16.67%) Anypoint
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) RSpec
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
2 1 (16.67%) MuleSoft Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) Django
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) LAMP
3 1 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) API Design
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) PHP
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) MuleSoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Rackspace
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