The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 89 121 178
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +57
Contract jobs citing Ruby 136 81 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.10% 1.30% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.96% 3.19% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 66 32
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.83% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2743 2539 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.44% 40.88% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2104 1984 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Ruby
London

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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

1 117 (47.76%) Java
2 97 (39.59%) Python
3 89 (36.33%) TDD
4 74 (30.20%) Ruby on Rails
5 72 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (28.98%) JavaScript
7 65 (26.53%) HTML
7 65 (26.53%) Linux
8 63 (25.71%) BDD
9 59 (24.08%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (23.67%) Cucumber
10 58 (23.67%) Scrum
11 56 (22.86%) Git (software)
12 55 (22.45%) Web Services
13 52 (21.22%) Selenium
14 51 (20.82%) SQL
15 49 (20.00%) Finance
16 42 (17.14%) CSS
17 41 (16.73%) Jenkins
18 40 (16.33%) Test Automation
18 40 (16.33%) XML
19 39 (15.92%) Perl
19 39 (15.92%) QA
20 37 (15.10%) Puppet
20 37 (15.10%) MongoDB
21 36 (14.69%) jQuery
21 36 (14.69%) PHP
22 35 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
23 32 (13.06%) HTML5
24 31 (12.65%) NoSQL

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (7.35%) Node.js
2 14 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.90%) Apache
4 6 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.04%) nginx
5 5 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.63%) Confluence
6 4 (1.63%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.22%) IIS
7 3 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.22%) CMS
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.82%) SAS
8 2 (0.82%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.82%) Kentico
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SPSS
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.41%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.63%) GitHub
5 2 (0.82%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.82%) Heroku
6 1 (0.41%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.41%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.39%) HTTP
2 9 (3.67%) DNS
3 7 (2.86%) SSL
3 7 (2.86%) Firewall
3 7 (2.86%) VPN
4 6 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.22%) SMTP
5 3 (1.22%) PPTP
5 3 (1.22%) Network Security
5 3 (1.22%) IPsec
6 2 (0.82%) SSH
7 1 (0.41%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.41%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.10%) MongoDB
2 31 (12.65%) NoSQL
2 31 (12.65%) MySQL
3 20 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 14 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (5.31%) CouchDB
7 10 (4.08%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.27%) Redis
10 5 (2.04%) Big Data
10 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.63%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.82%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 58 (23.67%) Cucumber
2 56 (22.86%) Git (software)
3 52 (21.22%) Selenium
4 41 (16.73%) Jenkins
5 29 (11.84%) WebDriver
6 23 (9.39%) Subversion
7 17 (6.94%) WATIR
8 14 (5.71%) RSpec
9 13 (5.31%) Hudson
9 13 (5.31%) Maven
10 12 (4.90%) Calabash
11 11 (4.49%) SpecFlow
12 8 (3.27%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (3.27%) JBehave
12 8 (3.27%) TeamCity
13 7 (2.86%) CruiseControl
13 7 (2.86%) Jasmine
14 6 (2.45%) Capybara
14 6 (2.45%) Robotium
14 6 (2.45%) JIRA
General
1 49 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (6.53%) Marketing
3 10 (4.08%) Banking
4 8 (3.27%) Games
5 6 (2.45%) Publishing
6 5 (2.04%) Advertising
7 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.22%) Local Government
8 2 (0.82%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.82%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (45.31%) Developer
2 32 (13.06%) Ruby Developer
3 30 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (10.61%) Tester
5 25 (10.20%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 23 (9.39%) Java Developer
7 16 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 16 (6.53%) Architect
7 16 (6.53%) Automation Tester
8 14 (5.71%) Analyst
9 9 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.27%) QA Engineer
10 8 (3.27%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.45%) Test Analyst
13 5 (2.04%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.04%) Administrator
13 5 (2.04%) Senior Java Developer
13 5 (2.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 5 (2.04%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (30.20%) Ruby on Rails
2 65 (26.53%) HTML
3 55 (22.45%) Web Services
4 42 (17.14%) CSS
5 40 (16.33%) XML
6 36 (14.69%) jQuery
7 32 (13.06%) HTML5
8 26 (10.61%) REST
9 25 (10.20%) JSON
10 24 (9.80%) Spring
10 24 (9.80%) Ajax
10 24 (9.80%) .NET
11 22 (8.98%) CSS3
12 19 (7.76%) RESTful
13 18 (7.35%) Hibernate
14 16 (6.53%) SOAP
15 13 (5.31%) Sinatra
16 10 (4.08%) Grails
16 10 (4.08%) Django
17 9 (3.67%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.98%) Open Source
2 19 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.45%) Online Games
4 6 (2.45%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.22%) Statistics
6 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.82%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.82%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.82%) PKI
7 2 (0.82%) IPTV
8 1 (0.41%) Economics
8 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.41%) W3C
8 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 65 (26.53%) Linux
2 26 (10.61%) UNIX
3 19 (7.76%) CentOS
4 17 (6.94%) Windows
5 14 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.90%) Apple iOS
7 11 (4.49%) Android
8 7 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.86%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.45%) SUSE
10 5 (2.04%) Solaris
10 5 (2.04%) Fedora
10 5 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.63%) AIX
11 4 (1.63%) Debian
12 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.41%) OpenSolaris
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (36.33%) TDD
2 72 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (25.71%) BDD
4 59 (24.08%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (23.67%) Scrum
6 40 (16.33%) Test Automation
7 31 (12.65%) E-Commerce
8 21 (8.57%) OO
9 20 (8.16%) Kanban
10 16 (6.53%) Test Scripting
11 15 (6.12%) SOA
12 14 (5.71%) MVC
13 13 (5.31%) Configuration Management
13 13 (5.31%) Automation Testing
14 12 (4.90%) Software Engineering
15 11 (4.49%) OOP
16 10 (4.08%) Project Management
17 9 (3.67%) Workflow
17 9 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
18 8 (3.27%) Active Record
Programming Languages
1 117 (47.76%) Java
2 97 (39.59%) Python
3 71 (28.98%) JavaScript
4 51 (20.82%) SQL
5 39 (15.92%) Perl
6 36 (14.69%) PHP
7 27 (11.02%) C#
8 26 (10.61%) Scala
9 24 (9.80%) Bash Shell
10 15 (6.12%) C++
11 14 (5.71%) Groovy
12 11 (4.49%) C
13 9 (3.67%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.45%) Objective-C
15 5 (2.04%) AWK
15 5 (2.04%) sed
16 3 (1.22%) R
16 3 (1.22%) Lua
16 3 (1.22%) PHP5
17 2 (0.82%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 18 (7.35%) Degree
2 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.22%) ISEB
4 2 (0.82%) PhD
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.92%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.86%) vCloud
3 6 (2.45%) VMware ESX
3 6 (2.45%) Xen
3 6 (2.45%) KVM
4 5 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.04%) XenServer
4 5 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.82%) Varnish
6 1 (0.41%) qmail
6 1 (0.41%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.41%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.41%) Snort
6 1 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 37 (15.10%) Puppet
2 35 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.45%) Nagios
4 4 (1.63%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.82%) Oozie
5 2 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.82%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.82%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.82%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) collectd
6 1 (0.41%) StatsD
6 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.41%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.41%) Nessus
6 1 (0.41%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (6.94%) Oracle
2 14 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 11 (4.49%) VMware
4 8 (3.27%) Citrix
5 5 (2.04%) JBoss
5 5 (2.04%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.63%) Talend
7 3 (1.22%) New Relic
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco
7 3 (1.22%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.22%) Adobe
7 3 (1.22%) Google
7 3 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.82%) Qualys
8 2 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.82%) Riverbed
8 2 (0.82%) Splunk
8 2 (0.82%) Tableau
8 2 (0.82%) Appcelerator
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