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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 106 85 118
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +33
Contract jobs citing Ruby 83 132 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.62% 2.18% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.72% 5.03% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 108 66
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.66%
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
2232 2624 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.47% 43.25% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1799 1990 1946
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 20
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 £20.00 £26.65 £17.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £82.00 £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 27 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 27 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.

1 104 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (46.94%) Python
3 80 (40.82%) Java
4 74 (37.76%) Linux
5 70 (35.71%) Puppet
6 62 (31.63%) Cucumber
7 56 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (28.06%) DevOps
9 53 (27.04%) Configuration Management
10 50 (25.51%) TDD
11 48 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
12 47 (23.98%) JavaScript
13 45 (22.96%) Jenkins
14 44 (22.45%) Scrum
15 42 (21.43%) Git (software)
16 40 (20.41%) HTML
17 38 (19.39%) Perl
17 38 (19.39%) BDD
18 36 (18.37%) CSS
19 35 (17.86%) Test Automation
20 34 (17.35%) Bash Shell
20 34 (17.35%) Web Services
21 31 (15.82%) Ansible
22 29 (14.80%) Kanban
23 28 (14.29%) JSON
23 28 (14.29%) QA
23 28 (14.29%) Selenium
23 28 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
24 27 (13.78%) SQL
24 27 (13.78%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 13 (6.63%) Apache
2 10 (5.10%) nginx
3 9 (4.59%) Node.js
4 7 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.06%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.02%) IIS
8 1 (0.51%) Jetty
8 1 (0.51%) Mule
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.51%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.59%) PaaS
2 9 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.06%) IaaS
4 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.04%) GitHub
5 3 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.02%) ElastiCache
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.02%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.65%) HTTP
2 7 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.06%) DNS
3 6 (3.06%) SSL
4 4 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.53%) Internet
6 2 (1.02%) MRTG
7 1 (0.51%) DHCP
7 1 (0.51%) VLAN
7 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.51%) Firewall
7 1 (0.51%) VPN
7 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.78%) MongoDB
2 24 (12.24%) MySQL
3 14 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.06%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.04%) Redis
8 4 (2.04%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) Voldemort
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 62 (31.63%) Cucumber
2 45 (22.96%) Jenkins
3 42 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 28 (14.29%) Selenium
5 19 (9.69%) Calabash
6 18 (9.18%) Subversion
7 16 (8.16%) Hudson
8 15 (7.65%) WebDriver
9 14 (7.14%) JIRA
10 10 (5.10%) TeamCity
11 9 (4.59%) Maven
12 8 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (4.08%) RSpec
13 7 (3.57%) WATIR
13 7 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (3.06%) Appium
15 5 (2.55%) Xcode
15 5 (2.55%) Mercurial
15 5 (2.55%) Sahi
16 3 (1.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (10.71%) Finance
2 7 (3.57%) Publishing
3 6 (3.06%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.55%) Banking
5 4 (2.04%) Marketing
6 3 (1.53%) Games
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Arabic Language
7 2 (1.02%) Hindi Language
7 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (32.14%) Developer
2 43 (21.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (6.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 12 (6.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 12 (6.12%) AWS Developer
3 12 (6.12%) Analyst
4 11 (5.61%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.10%) Test Analyst
5 10 (5.10%) Ruby Developer
5 10 (5.10%) Test Leader
6 7 (3.57%) QA Engineer
6 7 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (3.57%) Architect
6 7 (3.57%) Consultant
6 7 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 7 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (3.06%) Web Developer
8 5 (2.55%) Technical Architect
8 5 (2.55%) Tester
8 5 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.41%) HTML
2 36 (18.37%) CSS
3 34 (17.35%) Web Services
4 28 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 28 (14.29%) JSON
5 23 (11.73%) XML
6 18 (9.18%) REST
7 17 (8.67%) .NET
8 14 (7.14%) RESTful
8 14 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.10%) Django
9 10 (5.10%) jQuery
10 9 (4.59%) HTML5
11 8 (4.08%) CSS3
11 8 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (3.57%) Sass
12 7 (3.57%) LAMP
12 7 (3.57%) Ajax
13 6 (3.06%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.73%) Open Source
2 15 (7.65%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.57%) Clustering
5 6 (3.06%) User Experience
6 5 (2.55%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.55%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.04%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.02%) iPad
8 2 (1.02%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.02%) Statistics
9 1 (0.51%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Ontologies
9 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.76%) Linux
2 25 (12.76%) UNIX
3 22 (11.22%) Apple iOS
4 21 (10.71%) Android
5 20 (10.20%) Windows
6 12 (6.12%) CentOS
6 12 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.06%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.02%) Solaris
9 2 (1.02%) VMS
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%) AIX
10 1 (0.51%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (28.06%) DevOps
4 53 (27.04%) Configuration Management
5 50 (25.51%) TDD
6 44 (22.45%) Scrum
7 38 (19.39%) BDD
8 35 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 29 (14.80%) Kanban
10 18 (9.18%) E-Commerce
11 16 (8.16%) Test Scripting
12 15 (7.65%) SOA
13 14 (7.14%) OO
14 10 (5.10%) Software Engineering
14 10 (5.10%) Load Balancing
14 10 (5.10%) Responsive Web Design
15 7 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (3.57%) Mentoring
15 7 (3.57%) Automated Testing
15 7 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 92 (46.94%) Python
2 80 (40.82%) Java
3 47 (23.98%) JavaScript
4 38 (19.39%) Perl
5 34 (17.35%) Bash Shell
6 27 (13.78%) SQL
7 25 (12.76%) PHP
8 20 (10.20%) Scala
9 11 (5.61%) C#
10 7 (3.57%) C
11 6 (3.06%) Groovy
12 5 (2.55%) R
12 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.55%) C++
13 4 (2.04%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.04%) Golang
13 4 (2.04%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.53%) Clojure
14 3 (1.53%) Erlang
15 2 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (1.02%) ISEB
2 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 15 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.57%) Docker
3 6 (3.06%) GlusterFS
3 6 (3.06%) GFS2
3 6 (3.06%) OCFS2
3 6 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.04%) vCloud
4 4 (2.04%) vSphere
5 3 (1.53%) Varnish
5 3 (1.53%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.51%) Xen
6 1 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 70 (35.71%) Puppet
2 48 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (15.82%) Ansible
4 15 (7.65%) Salt
5 8 (4.08%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.06%) Cobbler
7 5 (2.55%) SELinux
8 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.53%) Nagios
9 3 (1.53%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.02%) Kibana
10 2 (1.02%) Opsview
10 2 (1.02%) logstash
11 1 (0.51%) Mesos
11 1 (0.51%) Graphite
11 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.51%) MOM
11 1 (0.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 17 (8.67%) VMware
2 11 (5.61%) Oracle
3 8 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.57%) SaltStack
5 6 (3.06%) Rackspace
5 6 (3.06%) Remedy
5 6 (3.06%) EMC
5 6 (3.06%) IBM
6 4 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.04%) Adobe
6 4 (2.04%) HP
6 4 (2.04%) 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%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Opsware
8 1 (0.51%) hybris
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