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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 88 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing Ruby 116 112 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.06% 1.65% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.61% 3.88% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 79 86
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
2515 2883 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.58% 42.41% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 2234 1930
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £75.03 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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.

1 101 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (48.21%) Java
3 88 (45.13%) Python
4 77 (39.49%) Linux
5 64 (32.82%) Puppet
6 55 (28.21%) DevOps
7 52 (26.67%) Jenkins
8 50 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (24.10%) TDD
9 47 (24.10%) Cucumber
10 41 (21.03%) Opscode Chef
10 41 (21.03%) Scrum
11 40 (20.51%) BDD
12 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
13 37 (18.97%) Configuration Management
14 36 (18.46%) Git (software)
15 34 (17.44%) Perl
15 34 (17.44%) Web Services
16 33 (16.92%) Test Automation
17 31 (15.90%) Bash Shell
17 31 (15.90%) Ruby on Rails
17 31 (15.90%) Selenium
18 30 (15.38%) HTML
19 29 (14.87%) UNIX
20 28 (14.36%) E-Commerce
21 27 (13.85%) Finance
22 25 (12.82%) Open Source
22 25 (12.82%) Ansible
23 24 (12.31%) QA
24 23 (11.79%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (4.62%) Apache
2 8 (4.10%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.59%) nginx
4 6 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.56%) Node.js
5 5 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.03%) IIS
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.51%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.51%) SAS
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.51%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.08%) IaaS
4 5 (2.56%) PaaS
5 4 (2.05%) GitHub
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.51%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.18%) HTTP
2 9 (4.62%) DNS
3 5 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.05%) Internet
4 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.03%) VLAN
5 2 (1.03%) Firewall
5 2 (1.03%) SSL
5 2 (1.03%) VPN
5 2 (1.03%) MRTG
6 1 (0.51%) SNMP
6 1 (0.51%) DHCP
6 1 (0.51%) LDAP
6 1 (0.51%) SAN
6 1 (0.51%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.77%) MongoDB
2 18 (9.23%) MySQL
3 14 (7.18%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.08%) Redis
8 5 (2.56%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (2.05%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.03%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (1.03%) Big Data
10 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.51%) Voldemort
11 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.51%) Riak
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 52 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 47 (24.10%) Cucumber
3 36 (18.46%) Git (software)
4 31 (15.90%) Selenium
5 12 (6.15%) Subversion
5 12 (6.15%) WebDriver
5 12 (6.15%) Calabash
6 11 (5.64%) Hudson
7 10 (5.13%) JIRA
7 10 (5.13%) Maven
8 9 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (4.10%) WATIR
10 7 (3.59%) Appium
11 6 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.08%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.08%) Sahi
11 6 (3.08%) RSpec
12 4 (2.05%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 27 (13.85%) Finance
2 9 (4.62%) Banking
3 6 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.56%) Games
5 4 (2.05%) Marketing
5 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.54%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (37.44%) Developer
2 34 (17.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (9.74%) Senior Developer
4 17 (8.72%) Ruby Developer
5 13 (6.67%) Analyst
6 10 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 10 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.13%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.62%) Consultant
8 8 (4.10%) Architect
8 8 (4.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Tester
10 6 (3.08%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (2.56%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.44%) Web Services
2 31 (15.90%) Ruby on Rails
3 30 (15.38%) HTML
4 22 (11.28%) XML
4 22 (11.28%) CSS
5 21 (10.77%) JSON
6 20 (10.26%) .NET
7 19 (9.74%) REST
8 11 (5.64%) Spring
9 10 (5.13%) HTML5
10 9 (4.62%) CSS3
10 9 (4.62%) Django
11 8 (4.10%) LAMP
11 8 (4.10%) RESTful
12 7 (3.59%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.08%) jQuery
13 6 (3.08%) AngularJS
13 6 (3.08%) MCollective
14 5 (2.56%) Sinatra
14 5 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.82%) Open Source
2 16 (8.21%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.59%) User Experience
6 6 (3.08%) Clustering
7 5 (2.56%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.05%) Online Games
8 4 (2.05%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.54%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.54%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.54%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.03%) Blog
10 2 (1.03%) Statistics
10 2 (1.03%) iPad
10 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.51%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 77 (39.49%) Linux
2 29 (14.87%) UNIX
3 20 (10.26%) Windows
4 18 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.18%) Android
6 13 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 13 (6.67%) CentOS
7 7 (3.59%) Mac OS X
7 7 (3.59%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.54%) AIX
9 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.03%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.51%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.51%) MVS
10 1 (0.51%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (28.21%) DevOps
3 50 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (24.10%) TDD
5 41 (21.03%) Scrum
6 40 (20.51%) BDD
7 37 (18.97%) Configuration Management
8 33 (16.92%) Test Automation
9 28 (14.36%) E-Commerce
10 23 (11.79%) Kanban
11 18 (9.23%) Software Engineering
12 17 (8.72%) OO
13 12 (6.15%) SOA
14 9 (4.62%) Automated Testing
15 8 (4.10%) Load Balancing
15 8 (4.10%) Test Scripting
15 8 (4.10%) MVC
15 8 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (4.10%) Automation Testing
15 8 (4.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (48.21%) Java
2 88 (45.13%) Python
3 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
4 34 (17.44%) Perl
5 31 (15.90%) Bash Shell
6 22 (11.28%) PHP
6 22 (11.28%) SQL
7 19 (9.74%) Scala
8 13 (6.67%) C#
9 10 (5.13%) C++
10 9 (4.62%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.59%) C
11 7 (3.59%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.56%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.05%) Groovy
13 4 (2.05%) Clojure
14 3 (1.54%) Erlang
14 3 (1.54%) R
14 3 (1.54%) ActionScript
15 2 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.64%) Degree
2 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.51%) PhD
3 1 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.31%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.56%) Docker
2 5 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.05%) vCloud
3 4 (2.05%) vSphere
4 2 (1.03%) Xen
4 2 (1.03%) KVM
5 1 (0.51%) Varnish
5 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.51%) NFS
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 64 (32.82%) Puppet
2 41 (21.03%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (12.82%) Ansible
4 10 (5.13%) Salt
5 7 (3.59%) Nagios
6 5 (2.56%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.56%) Cobbler
6 5 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (2.05%) Opsview
8 3 (1.54%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.54%) logstash
8 3 (1.54%) SELinux
8 3 (1.54%) Graphite
8 3 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.03%) collectd
9 2 (1.03%) Kibana
10 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.51%) StatsD
10 1 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 18 (9.23%) VMware
2 10 (5.13%) Oracle
3 7 (3.59%) Rackspace
3 7 (3.59%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.08%) IBM
4 6 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.08%) EMC
5 5 (2.56%) SaltStack
5 5 (2.56%) Remedy
6 4 (2.05%) HP
6 4 (2.05%) Adobe
7 3 (1.54%) New Relic
8 2 (1.03%) Google
8 2 (1.03%) Perforce
8 2 (1.03%) Veritas
9 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.51%) Akamai
9 1 (0.51%) hybris
9 1 (0.51%) Opsware
9 1 (0.51%) Talend
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