The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 2 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 105 91 99
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 91 112 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.77% 1.90% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.93% 4.36% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 87 79
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
Ruby
London

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

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2318 2569 2338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.16% 43.57% 40.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1899 1918 1827
Average daily rate £475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 33
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £27.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the City of London region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 103 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (50.76%) Python
3 86 (43.65%) Java
4 79 (40.10%) Linux
5 68 (34.52%) Puppet
6 61 (30.96%) Cucumber
7 54 (27.41%) DevOps
7 54 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (25.38%) Jenkins
9 48 (24.37%) TDD
10 47 (23.86%) Configuration Management
11 45 (22.84%) JavaScript
11 45 (22.84%) Opscode Chef
12 44 (22.34%) Scrum
13 39 (19.80%) Git (software)
14 38 (19.29%) BDD
15 37 (18.78%) HTML
16 36 (18.27%) Perl
16 36 (18.27%) Test Automation
17 33 (16.75%) Bash Shell
18 31 (15.74%) Web Services
18 31 (15.74%) CSS
19 30 (15.23%) Kanban
19 30 (15.23%) QA
19 30 (15.23%) Selenium
20 29 (14.72%) Ansible
21 26 (13.20%) UNIX
21 26 (13.20%) SQL
22 24 (12.18%) PHP
22 24 (12.18%) MongoDB

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (5.58%) Apache
2 10 (5.08%) nginx
3 8 (4.06%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.05%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.05%) Node.js
6 4 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.02%) IIS
8 1 (0.51%) Mule
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.51%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (4.06%) PaaS
4 6 (3.05%) IaaS
5 4 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.02%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) ElastiCache
7 2 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.51%) GitHub
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.12%) HTTP
2 5 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.54%) DNS
2 5 (2.54%) SSL
3 4 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.02%) MRTG
4 2 (1.02%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
5 1 (0.51%) VPN
5 1 (0.51%) SNMP
5 1 (0.51%) DHCP
5 1 (0.51%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.18%) MongoDB
2 20 (10.15%) MySQL
3 13 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle Exadata
6 6 (3.05%) Redis
7 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.51%) SQLite
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.51%) Riak
9 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (30.96%) Cucumber
2 50 (25.38%) Jenkins
3 39 (19.80%) Git (software)
4 30 (15.23%) Selenium
5 18 (9.14%) Calabash
6 17 (8.63%) Subversion
7 15 (7.61%) Hudson
8 14 (7.11%) WebDriver
9 10 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (5.08%) JIRA
10 9 (4.57%) Maven
10 9 (4.57%) TeamCity
11 7 (3.55%) WATIR
11 7 (3.55%) Appium
12 6 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (3.05%) Sahi
12 6 (3.05%) RSpec
13 5 (2.54%) Xcode
14 4 (2.03%) Visual Studio
14 4 (2.03%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (9.64%) Finance
2 6 (3.05%) Financial Institution
2 6 (3.05%) Publishing
2 6 (3.05%) Banking
3 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.03%) Marketing
5 2 (1.02%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.02%) Hindi Language
5 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Front Office
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 66 (33.50%) Developer
2 40 (20.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (7.11%) Analyst
3 14 (7.11%) Senior Developer
4 13 (6.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.09%) Test Analyst
6 10 (5.08%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.08%) Test Leader
7 8 (4.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.55%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (3.55%) Ruby Developer
8 7 (3.55%) Architect
8 7 (3.55%) Tester
9 6 (3.05%) Consultant
9 6 (3.05%) QA Engineer
10 5 (2.54%) Web Developer
10 5 (2.54%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (2.54%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.78%) HTML
2 31 (15.74%) CSS
2 31 (15.74%) Web Services
3 23 (11.68%) XML
3 23 (11.68%) JSON
4 22 (11.17%) Ruby on Rails
5 19 (9.64%) .NET
6 16 (8.12%) REST
7 12 (6.09%) RESTful
8 11 (5.58%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.08%) Spring
10 8 (4.06%) Django
10 8 (4.06%) jQuery
11 7 (3.55%) HTML5
11 7 (3.55%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.05%) LAMP
12 6 (3.05%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (3.05%) CSS3
13 5 (2.54%) Spring MVC
13 5 (2.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.68%) Open Source
2 15 (7.61%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.55%) Visualisation
4 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.55%) Clustering
5 5 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.03%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.02%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) iPad
8 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.02%) Statistics
8 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) New Media
9 1 (0.51%) Kindle
9 1 (0.51%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 79 (40.10%) Linux
2 26 (13.20%) UNIX
3 22 (11.17%) Apple iOS
4 21 (10.66%) Android
5 17 (8.63%) Windows
6 12 (6.09%) CentOS
6 12 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (4.06%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.54%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.02%) Solaris
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
2 54 (27.41%) DevOps
3 48 (24.37%) TDD
4 47 (23.86%) Configuration Management
5 44 (22.34%) Scrum
6 38 (19.29%) BDD
7 36 (18.27%) Test Automation
8 30 (15.23%) Kanban
9 23 (11.68%) E-Commerce
10 17 (8.63%) OO
11 16 (8.12%) Test Scripting
12 14 (7.11%) SOA
12 14 (7.11%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.58%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (4.57%) Automation Testing
14 9 (4.57%) Mentoring
14 9 (4.57%) Web Design
14 9 (4.57%) Automated Testing
14 9 (4.57%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 100 (50.76%) Python
2 86 (43.65%) Java
3 45 (22.84%) JavaScript
4 36 (18.27%) Perl
5 33 (16.75%) Bash Shell
6 26 (13.20%) SQL
7 24 (12.18%) PHP
8 20 (10.15%) Scala
9 13 (6.60%) C#
10 6 (3.05%) Groovy
11 5 (2.54%) R
11 5 (2.54%) C++
11 5 (2.54%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.54%) C
12 4 (2.03%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.03%) Clojure
12 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.52%) Golang
13 3 (1.52%) Erlang
14 2 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.06%) Degree
2 2 (1.02%) ISEB
2 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.02%) VCP4
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.23%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (3.05%) Docker
3 4 (2.03%) vSphere
3 4 (2.03%) Varnish
3 4 (2.03%) vCloud
4 3 (1.52%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.02%) KVM
5 2 (1.02%) Xen
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 68 (34.52%) Puppet
2 45 (22.84%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (14.72%) Ansible
4 13 (6.60%) Salt
5 8 (4.06%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.05%) Cobbler
7 5 (2.54%) SELinux
8 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (2.03%) Nagios
9 3 (1.52%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.52%) logstash
9 3 (1.52%) Graphite
10 2 (1.02%) Kibana
10 2 (1.02%) Opsview
11 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.51%) collectd
11 1 (0.51%) StatsD
11 1 (0.51%) MOM
Vendors
1 17 (8.63%) VMware
2 9 (4.57%) Oracle
3 7 (3.55%) Rackspace
4 6 (3.05%) IBM
4 6 (3.05%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.05%) Remedy
5 5 (2.54%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.54%) EMC
5 5 (2.54%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.03%) Adobe
6 4 (2.03%) HP
6 4 (2.03%) Google
7 2 (1.02%) Perforce
7 2 (1.02%) SAP
7 2 (1.02%) Tableau
7 2 (1.02%) New Relic
8 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.51%) Opsware
8 1 (0.51%) hybris
8 1 (0.51%) Splunk
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