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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 117 98 126
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs citing Ruby 79 124 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 1.97% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.46% 4.64% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 97 62
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £308 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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
2282 2672 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.04% 42.45% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 2052 2041
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.34 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% -39.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £18.10 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £92.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 95 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (44.09%) Python
3 75 (40.32%) Java
4 68 (36.56%) Linux
5 65 (34.95%) Puppet
6 59 (31.72%) TDD
7 58 (31.18%) Cucumber
8 54 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (28.49%) DevOps
10 50 (26.88%) Configuration Management
11 48 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
11 48 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
12 42 (22.58%) JavaScript
13 41 (22.04%) Jenkins
14 40 (21.51%) CSS
15 37 (19.89%) BDD
16 36 (19.35%) HTML
16 36 (19.35%) Scrum
17 35 (18.82%) Web Services
17 35 (18.82%) Git (software)
18 34 (18.28%) Test Automation
18 34 (18.28%) Perl
19 33 (17.74%) Ruby on Rails
20 31 (16.67%) SQL
20 31 (16.67%) Bash Shell
21 30 (16.13%) QA
22 28 (15.05%) JSON
23 26 (13.98%) Ansible
24 25 (13.44%) MongoDB
24 25 (13.44%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (6.45%) Apache
2 10 (5.38%) Node.js
2 10 (5.38%) nginx
3 8 (4.30%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.76%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.08%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.08%) Jetty
7 2 (1.08%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) SAS
8 1 (0.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.54%) Drupal
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.91%) PaaS
3 9 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.23%) IaaS
5 4 (2.15%) GitHub
5 4 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.99%) HTTP
2 9 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.76%) SSL
4 5 (2.69%) DNS
5 4 (2.15%) Internet
6 2 (1.08%) MRTG
6 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.54%) DHCP
7 1 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.54%) SNMP
7 1 (0.54%) Firewall
7 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.44%) MongoDB
1 25 (13.44%) MySQL
2 15 (8.06%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (2.15%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.15%) Redis
6 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.15%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.54%) Voldemort
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) HBase
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 58 (31.18%) Cucumber
2 41 (22.04%) Jenkins
3 35 (18.82%) Git (software)
4 25 (13.44%) Selenium
5 19 (10.22%) Subversion
6 16 (8.60%) Hudson
6 16 (8.60%) Calabash
7 14 (7.53%) JIRA
8 13 (6.99%) WebDriver
9 11 (5.91%) TeamCity
10 9 (4.84%) RSpec
11 7 (3.76%) Maven
11 7 (3.76%) WATIR
11 7 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (3.76%) Mercurial
12 6 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (2.69%) Sahi
14 4 (2.15%) Xcode
15 3 (1.61%) Visual Studio
15 3 (1.61%) JUnit
General
1 22 (11.83%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Publishing
3 6 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.08%) Hindi Language
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (33.33%) Developer
2 42 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (6.99%) Ruby Developer
4 12 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 12 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 11 (5.91%) AWS Developer
6 10 (5.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.30%) Test Leader
8 7 (3.76%) Analyst
8 7 (3.76%) Architect
8 7 (3.76%) Web Developer
8 7 (3.76%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (3.76%) QA Engineer
9 6 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 6 (3.23%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.69%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.69%) Tester
10 5 (2.69%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.69%) Development Engineer
11 4 (2.15%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.51%) CSS
2 36 (19.35%) HTML
3 35 (18.82%) Web Services
4 33 (17.74%) Ruby on Rails
5 28 (15.05%) JSON
6 23 (12.37%) XML
7 20 (10.75%) .NET
8 17 (9.14%) RESTful
9 16 (8.60%) REST
10 11 (5.91%) jQuery
10 11 (5.91%) AngularJS
11 9 (4.84%) HTML5
12 8 (4.30%) Sass
12 8 (4.30%) Play Framework
12 8 (4.30%) Spring
13 7 (3.76%) Ajax
13 7 (3.76%) Django
13 7 (3.76%) CSS3
13 7 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.83%) Open Source
2 14 (7.53%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.76%) Clustering
5 6 (3.23%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.69%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.15%) User Experience
7 4 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) iPad
8 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.08%) Statistics
8 2 (1.08%) Replication
9 1 (0.54%) W3C
9 1 (0.54%) DTV
9 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.54%) BBC
9 1 (0.54%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.56%) Linux
2 24 (12.90%) UNIX
3 20 (10.75%) Apple iOS
4 19 (10.22%) Windows
5 18 (9.68%) Android
6 8 (4.30%) CentOS
6 8 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) Debian
8 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.08%) Solaris
8 2 (1.08%) VMS
9 1 (0.54%) AIX
9 1 (0.54%) SUSE
9 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (31.72%) TDD
3 54 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (28.49%) DevOps
5 50 (26.88%) Configuration Management
6 37 (19.89%) BDD
7 36 (19.35%) Scrum
8 34 (18.28%) Test Automation
9 21 (11.29%) Kanban
10 19 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (8.60%) SOA
12 15 (8.06%) OO
13 13 (6.99%) Test Scripting
13 13 (6.99%) E-Commerce
14 11 (5.91%) Web Development
15 9 (4.84%) Load Balancing
16 8 (4.30%) Responsive Web Design
16 8 (4.30%) Automated Testing
16 8 (4.30%) Software Engineering
17 7 (3.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 82 (44.09%) Python
2 75 (40.32%) Java
3 42 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 34 (18.28%) Perl
5 31 (16.67%) SQL
5 31 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 25 (13.44%) PHP
7 23 (12.37%) Scala
8 11 (5.91%) C#
9 9 (4.84%) Groovy
9 9 (4.84%) Go
10 8 (4.30%) C
11 6 (3.23%) C++
12 5 (2.69%) R
13 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.61%) Erlang
13 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.08%) Clojure
14 2 (1.08%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (3.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) ISEB
3 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.30%) Docker
3 6 (3.23%) GlusterFS
3 6 (3.23%) GFS2
3 6 (3.23%) OCFS2
3 6 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.15%) vSphere
4 4 (2.15%) Varnish
5 3 (1.61%) vCloud
5 3 (1.61%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.54%) Xen
6 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 65 (34.95%) Puppet
2 48 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (13.98%) Ansible
4 17 (9.14%) Salt
5 9 (4.84%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.69%) SELinux
7 4 (2.15%) Cobbler
7 4 (2.15%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.15%) Nagios
8 3 (1.61%) logstash
9 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.08%) Kibana
9 2 (1.08%) Opsview
9 2 (1.08%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.54%) MOM
10 1 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.54%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.54%) Graphite
10 1 (0.54%) Mesos
10 1 (0.54%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 16 (8.60%) VMware
2 10 (5.38%) Oracle
3 8 (4.30%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.76%) IBM
5 6 (3.23%) Rackspace
5 6 (3.23%) Remedy
6 5 (2.69%) HP
6 5 (2.69%) EMC
7 4 (2.15%) Google
8 3 (1.61%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.61%) Adobe
8 3 (1.61%) WorldPay
8 3 (1.61%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.08%) Akamai
9 2 (1.08%) Tableau
9 2 (1.08%) New Relic
9 2 (1.08%) Perforce
9 2 (1.08%) NetApp
9 2 (1.08%) SAP
10 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
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