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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 103 112 147
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +35
Contract jobs citing Ruby 100 117 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.70% 1.61% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.99% 3.63% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 95 53
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £515 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
2506 3227 3087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.52% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 2491 2376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £51.30 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.90 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.12 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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.

1 109 (48.23%) Java
2 85 (37.61%) Python
3 76 (33.63%) TDD
4 69 (30.53%) Linux
5 65 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (27.43%) BDD
7 55 (24.34%) Ruby on Rails
8 54 (23.89%) DevOps
9 51 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (22.57%) JavaScript
10 49 (21.68%) Scrum
10 49 (21.68%) Git (software)
10 49 (21.68%) Cucumber
10 49 (21.68%) Puppet
11 47 (20.80%) Web Services
12 46 (20.35%) HTML
13 42 (18.58%) Finance
14 38 (16.81%) PHP
15 37 (16.37%) Jenkins
16 36 (15.93%) UNIX
17 35 (15.49%) Selenium
17 35 (15.49%) Test Automation
18 34 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
18 34 (15.04%) CSS
19 33 (14.60%) NoSQL
20 32 (14.16%) Open Source
21 31 (13.72%) XML
21 31 (13.72%) SQL
21 31 (13.72%) QA
22 29 (12.83%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (10.62%) Node.js
2 11 (4.87%) Apache
3 7 (3.10%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.10%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.65%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.21%) nginx
6 4 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.77%) Confluence
7 3 (1.33%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.88%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.88%) SAS
8 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.88%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.88%) WordPress
9 1 (0.44%) Mule
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.44%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.77%) SPSS
2 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.88%) Gephi
3 1 (0.44%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.44%) GIMP
3 1 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.98%) GitHub
3 8 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.33%) SaaS
4 3 (1.33%) IaaS
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.44%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.73%) HTTP
2 8 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.10%) DNS
4 4 (1.77%) Internet
4 4 (1.77%) SSL
5 3 (1.33%) Firewall
6 2 (0.88%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.44%) LDAP
7 1 (0.44%) SAN
7 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.44%) VLAN
7 1 (0.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.60%) NoSQL
2 20 (8.85%) MongoDB
2 20 (8.85%) MySQL
3 17 (7.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.21%) Redis
5 5 (2.21%) CouchDB
5 5 (2.21%) Big Data
5 5 (2.21%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.77%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.77%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.33%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.88%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.88%) Mahout
9 1 (0.44%) Riak
9 1 (0.44%) Voldemort
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 49 (21.68%) Git (software)
1 49 (21.68%) Cucumber
2 37 (16.37%) Jenkins
3 35 (15.49%) Selenium
4 18 (7.96%) WebDriver
5 17 (7.52%) JIRA
6 15 (6.64%) WATIR
6 15 (6.64%) Subversion
7 14 (6.19%) RSpec
8 13 (5.75%) Calabash
9 11 (4.87%) RubyGems
10 10 (4.42%) Maven
10 10 (4.42%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (4.42%) TeamCity
11 8 (3.54%) Hudson
12 6 (2.65%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.65%) Capybara
12 6 (2.65%) Sahi
13 4 (1.77%) Grunt
13 4 (1.77%) Robotium
General
1 42 (18.58%) Finance
2 10 (4.42%) Games
2 10 (4.42%) Banking
3 7 (3.10%) Marketing
4 5 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.77%) Advertising
6 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.33%) Local Government
6 3 (1.33%) Publishing
6 3 (1.33%) Law
7 2 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (44.25%) Developer
2 31 (13.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (11.95%) Ruby Developer
4 23 (10.18%) Senior Developer
5 19 (8.41%) Tester
6 18 (7.96%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 16 (7.08%) Analyst
8 13 (5.75%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.42%) Test Analyst
9 10 (4.42%) Web Developer
9 10 (4.42%) Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.10%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) Storage Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (2.65%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 5 (2.21%) Mobile Tester
12 5 (2.21%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.34%) Ruby on Rails
2 47 (20.80%) Web Services
3 46 (20.35%) HTML
4 34 (15.04%) CSS
5 31 (13.72%) XML
6 26 (11.50%) JSON
7 25 (11.06%) .NET
7 25 (11.06%) REST
8 21 (9.29%) HTML5
9 16 (7.08%) jQuery
9 16 (7.08%) CSS3
10 14 (6.19%) Sinatra
11 13 (5.75%) Spring
12 12 (5.31%) Ajax
12 12 (5.31%) MCollective
12 12 (5.31%) Sass
12 12 (5.31%) RESTful
13 11 (4.87%) OAuth
13 11 (4.87%) OAuth2
13 11 (4.87%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.16%) Open Source
2 18 (7.96%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.64%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.42%) Visualisation
5 9 (3.98%) Online Games
6 5 (2.21%) Clustering
7 4 (1.77%) Wiki
7 4 (1.77%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.33%) W3C
8 3 (1.33%) Statistics
8 3 (1.33%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.88%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.88%) Blog
10 1 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.44%) Social Media
10 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.53%) Linux
2 36 (15.93%) UNIX
3 15 (6.64%) Apple iOS
3 15 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.19%) Android
5 12 (5.31%) Windows
5 12 (5.31%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.54%) CentOS
7 6 (2.65%) AIX
8 5 (2.21%) SELinux
8 5 (2.21%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.77%) Solaris
10 2 (0.88%) MVS
10 2 (0.88%) VME
10 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.44%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (33.63%) TDD
2 65 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (27.43%) BDD
4 54 (23.89%) DevOps
5 51 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (21.68%) Scrum
7 35 (15.49%) Test Automation
8 26 (11.50%) E-Commerce
9 23 (10.18%) OO
10 22 (9.73%) Configuration Management
11 20 (8.85%) SOA
11 20 (8.85%) Software Engineering
12 14 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.75%) Test Scripting
14 10 (4.42%) Automated Testing
14 10 (4.42%) MVC
14 10 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
14 10 (4.42%) Kanban
15 9 (3.98%) Project Management
15 9 (3.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (48.23%) Java
2 85 (37.61%) Python
3 51 (22.57%) JavaScript
4 38 (16.81%) PHP
5 31 (13.72%) SQL
6 29 (12.83%) Perl
7 28 (12.39%) Scala
8 25 (11.06%) C#
9 22 (9.73%) Bash Shell
10 15 (6.64%) Shell Script
11 14 (6.19%) Groovy
12 12 (5.31%) C++
13 11 (4.87%) C
13 11 (4.87%) Objective-C
14 9 (3.98%) Clojure
15 5 (2.21%) R
15 5 (2.21%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.77%) ActionScript
16 4 (1.77%) PHP5
17 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (7.96%) Degree
2 4 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.33%) ISEB
3 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.72%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.21%) vCloud
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.44%) Varnish
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) NFS
5 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 49 (21.68%) Puppet
2 34 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.87%) Nagios
4 7 (3.10%) Salt
4 7 (3.10%) Ansible
5 5 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.77%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.33%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.33%) Opsview
8 2 (0.88%) collectd
8 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.88%) YUM
9 1 (0.44%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.44%) Oozie
9 1 (0.44%) Icinga
9 1 (0.44%) OpenView
9 1 (0.44%) Control-M
9 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (6.64%) Oracle
2 12 (5.31%) VMware
3 8 (3.54%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.65%) IBM
4 6 (2.65%) New Relic
5 5 (2.21%) Rackspace
5 5 (2.21%) Remedy
6 4 (1.77%) Zend
6 4 (1.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.77%) Tableau
7 3 (1.33%) JBoss
8 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.88%) Adobe
8 2 (0.88%) Talend
8 2 (0.88%) Akamai
8 2 (0.88%) F5
9 1 (0.44%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.44%) Facebook
9 1 (0.44%) Twitter
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