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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 107 87 138
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +51
Contract jobs citing Ruby 92 128 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.70% 2.14% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.06% 5.13% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 100 58
Average daily rate
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£473 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.17% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +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
2264 2497 2688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.73% 41.77% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1963 2082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 26
Average hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.25 £13.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 97 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (46.45%) Python
3 75 (40.98%) Linux
4 72 (39.34%) Java
5 69 (37.70%) Puppet
6 61 (33.33%) TDD
7 58 (31.69%) DevOps
8 51 (27.87%) Cucumber
8 51 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (27.32%) Opscode Chef
10 49 (26.78%) Amazon AWS
10 49 (26.78%) JavaScript
11 46 (25.14%) Configuration Management
12 41 (22.40%) CSS
12 41 (22.40%) Ruby on Rails
13 37 (20.22%) BDD
14 36 (19.67%) Jenkins
15 35 (19.13%) Git (software)
16 34 (18.58%) Scrum
17 33 (18.03%) HTML
18 32 (17.49%) SQL
19 30 (16.39%) Finance
20 29 (15.85%) Web Services
21 27 (14.75%) UNIX
21 27 (14.75%) PHP
22 26 (14.21%) Perl
22 26 (14.21%) MySQL
22 26 (14.21%) Scala
22 26 (14.21%) Test Automation
22 26 (14.21%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (5.46%) Node.js
1 10 (5.46%) Apache
2 9 (4.92%) nginx
3 8 (4.37%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.09%) Drupal
7 2 (1.09%) Jetty
7 2 (1.09%) JBoss
8 1 (0.55%) SAS
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (26.78%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.46%) PaaS
4 8 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.73%) GitHub
6 4 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.64%) IaaS
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.65%) HTTP
2 11 (6.01%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.92%) SSL
4 4 (2.19%) Internet
4 4 (2.19%) DNS
5 3 (1.64%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.55%) VPN
7 1 (0.55%) DHCP
7 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.55%) SNMP
7 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.55%) Firewall
7 1 (0.55%) VLAN
7 1 (0.55%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.21%) MySQL
2 25 (13.66%) MongoDB
3 16 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (7.65%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.83%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.28%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (2.73%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.19%) Redis
9 4 (2.19%) Big Data
10 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.09%) HBase
11 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 51 (27.87%) Cucumber
2 36 (19.67%) Jenkins
3 35 (19.13%) Git (software)
4 23 (12.57%) Selenium
5 20 (10.93%) Subversion
6 17 (9.29%) JIRA
6 17 (9.29%) WebDriver
7 16 (8.74%) RSpec
8 11 (6.01%) Calabash
8 11 (6.01%) Hudson
9 9 (4.92%) Mercurial
10 8 (4.37%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.28%) Maven
12 4 (2.19%) Xcode
12 4 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.19%) WATIR
13 3 (1.64%) JMeter
13 3 (1.64%) Gradle
14 2 (1.09%) Grunt
14 2 (1.09%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (16.39%) Finance
2 7 (3.83%) Publishing
3 6 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.64%) Retail
4 3 (1.64%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.09%) Hindi Language
5 2 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (32.79%) Developer
2 38 (20.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (9.29%) Ruby Developer
4 15 (8.20%) Senior Developer
5 11 (6.01%) Architect
6 9 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) AWS Developer
7 7 (3.83%) Technical Architect
7 7 (3.83%) QA Engineer
7 7 (3.83%) Test Leader
8 6 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (3.28%) Web Developer
8 6 (3.28%) Analyst
9 5 (2.73%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.73%) Tester
9 5 (2.73%) Consultant
9 5 (2.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 5 (2.73%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (22.40%) CSS
1 41 (22.40%) Ruby on Rails
2 33 (18.03%) HTML
3 29 (15.85%) Web Services
4 25 (13.66%) JSON
5 20 (10.93%) RESTful
6 19 (10.38%) REST
7 15 (8.20%) XML
8 14 (7.65%) .NET
9 12 (6.56%) jQuery
10 9 (4.92%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.37%) Play Framework
11 8 (4.37%) HTML5
11 8 (4.37%) Ajax
11 8 (4.37%) Spring
11 8 (4.37%) Django
12 7 (3.83%) Sass
13 6 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (3.28%) LAMP
13 6 (3.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.11%) Open Source
2 13 (7.10%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.92%) Visualisation
4 8 (4.37%) Clustering
5 6 (3.28%) User Experience
5 6 (3.28%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.09%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.09%) Statistics
7 2 (1.09%) IPTV
7 2 (1.09%) Tandem
7 2 (1.09%) Replication
8 1 (0.55%) DTV
8 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.55%) BBC
8 1 (0.55%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 75 (40.98%) Linux
2 27 (14.75%) UNIX
3 18 (9.84%) Apple iOS
4 16 (8.74%) Android
5 15 (8.20%) Windows
6 11 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.83%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.28%) CentOS
9 2 (1.09%) SUSE
9 2 (1.09%) Debian
9 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.09%) VMS
9 2 (1.09%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) AIX
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (33.33%) TDD
3 58 (31.69%) DevOps
4 51 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (25.14%) Configuration Management
6 37 (20.22%) BDD
7 34 (18.58%) Scrum
8 26 (14.21%) Test Automation
9 18 (9.84%) Kanban
10 16 (8.74%) Web Development
11 15 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (7.10%) Test Scripting
12 13 (7.10%) SOA
12 13 (7.10%) OO
13 12 (6.56%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.92%) OOP
14 9 (4.92%) Software Engineering
15 8 (4.37%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (4.37%) Project Management
16 7 (3.83%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (46.45%) Python
2 72 (39.34%) Java
3 49 (26.78%) JavaScript
4 32 (17.49%) SQL
5 27 (14.75%) PHP
6 26 (14.21%) Perl
6 26 (14.21%) Scala
6 26 (14.21%) Bash Shell
7 16 (8.74%) C#
8 11 (6.01%) Go
9 9 (4.92%) Groovy
10 6 (3.28%) C
11 5 (2.73%) C++
11 5 (2.73%) R
12 3 (1.64%) Clojure
13 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.55%) VB
14 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (2.19%) Degree
2 3 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.55%) ISEB
3 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.66%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.01%) Docker
3 6 (3.28%) GlusterFS
3 6 (3.28%) GFS2
3 6 (3.28%) OCFS2
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.73%) Varnish
5 3 (1.64%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.64%) vSphere
6 2 (1.09%) KVM
6 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 69 (37.70%) Puppet
2 50 (27.32%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (13.66%) Ansible
4 16 (8.74%) Salt
5 11 (6.01%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.73%) SELinux
7 3 (1.64%) Nagios
7 3 (1.64%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.09%) logstash
8 2 (1.09%) CA LISA
8 2 (1.09%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.09%) Graphite
8 2 (1.09%) Mesos
8 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.09%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.55%) Control-M
9 1 (0.55%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 17 (9.29%) VMware
2 12 (6.56%) Oracle
3 11 (6.01%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.46%) IBM
5 8 (4.37%) HP
6 6 (3.28%) WorldPay
6 6 (3.28%) Rackspace
6 6 (3.28%) Remedy
6 6 (3.28%) EMC
7 3 (1.64%) Google
7 3 (1.64%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.09%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.09%) Tableau
8 2 (1.09%) Coverity
8 2 (1.09%) Akamai
8 2 (1.09%) Pega
8 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco
8 2 (1.09%) NetApp
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft
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