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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 124 117 137
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing Ruby 79 116 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 1.61% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 3.64% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 88 62
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £339 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £504 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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 3184 3019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.57% 44.22% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 2464 2317
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £58.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 120 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (50.00%) Java
3 86 (40.57%) Python
4 74 (34.91%) Linux
5 73 (34.43%) TDD
6 58 (27.36%) BDD
7 50 (23.58%) DevOps
8 49 (23.11%) JavaScript
9 48 (22.64%) Scrum
9 48 (22.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 46 (21.70%) Puppet
11 44 (20.75%) Cucumber
11 44 (20.75%) HTML
12 42 (19.81%) Web Services
12 42 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (19.81%) Git (software)
13 41 (19.34%) UNIX
14 38 (17.92%) Finance
15 37 (17.45%) PHP
16 34 (16.04%) CSS
17 31 (14.62%) XML
17 31 (14.62%) Open Source
17 31 (14.62%) NoSQL
17 31 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
18 30 (14.15%) SQL
19 29 (13.68%) Scala
20 28 (13.21%) Test Automation
20 28 (13.21%) Jenkins
20 28 (13.21%) Selenium
21 25 (11.79%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 23 (10.85%) Node.js
2 11 (5.19%) Apache
3 7 (3.30%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.30%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.83%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.36%) nginx
6 4 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.42%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.94%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.94%) WordPress
8 2 (0.94%) Confluence
8 2 (0.94%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.94%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.47%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) SPSS
2 2 (0.94%) Gephi
2 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.47%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.77%) GitHub
2 8 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.42%) SaaS
3 3 (1.42%) IaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.47%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.38%) HTTP
2 8 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.30%) DNS
4 4 (1.89%) Internet
4 4 (1.89%) SSL
5 3 (1.42%) Firewall
6 2 (0.94%) VPN
6 2 (0.94%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.47%) VLAN
7 1 (0.47%) SSH
7 1 (0.47%) LDAP
7 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.62%) NoSQL
2 20 (9.43%) MySQL
3 19 (8.96%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.83%) Redis
6 6 (2.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.36%) Big Data
8 4 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.42%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.42%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.94%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.94%) Mahout
10 2 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.47%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.47%) MS Access
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.47%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 44 (20.75%) Cucumber
2 42 (19.81%) Git (software)
3 28 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 28 (13.21%) Selenium
4 16 (7.55%) Subversion
5 15 (7.08%) JIRA
6 14 (6.60%) RSpec
6 14 (6.60%) WATIR
7 12 (5.66%) WebDriver
8 10 (4.72%) RubyGems
8 10 (4.72%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (4.25%) Calabash
10 8 (3.77%) Maven
11 7 (3.30%) Sahi
12 6 (2.83%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.36%) Hudson
13 5 (2.36%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.89%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.89%) Capybara
14 4 (1.89%) Grunt
General
1 38 (17.92%) Finance
2 9 (4.25%) Games
3 6 (2.83%) Banking
4 4 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.89%) Advertising
4 4 (1.89%) Marketing
5 3 (1.42%) Local Government
5 3 (1.42%) Publishing
5 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.94%) Law
6 2 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (46.23%) Developer
2 28 (13.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (12.26%) Senior Developer
4 23 (10.85%) Ruby Developer
5 16 (7.55%) Tester
6 15 (7.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 14 (6.60%) Analyst
8 13 (6.13%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.19%) Web Developer
10 10 (4.72%) Automation Tester
11 9 (4.25%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.77%) Software Engineer
13 7 (3.30%) Architect
13 7 (3.30%) Front-End Developer
14 6 (2.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 6 (2.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 6 (2.83%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
14 6 (2.83%) Storage Engineer
15 5 (2.36%) Senior Java Developer
15 5 (2.36%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.64%) Ruby on Rails
2 44 (20.75%) HTML
3 42 (19.81%) Web Services
4 34 (16.04%) CSS
5 31 (14.62%) XML
6 25 (11.79%) .NET
7 23 (10.85%) JSON
8 21 (9.91%) REST
9 18 (8.49%) HTML5
10 15 (7.08%) Spring
11 14 (6.60%) jQuery
12 13 (6.13%) CSS3
12 13 (6.13%) Sinatra
13 11 (5.19%) MCollective
14 10 (4.72%) Sass
14 10 (4.72%) OAuth2
14 10 (4.72%) RESTful
14 10 (4.72%) OAuth
14 10 (4.72%) Ajax
15 9 (4.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.62%) Open Source
2 17 (8.02%) Mobile App
2 17 (8.02%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.66%) Visualisation
5 10 (4.72%) User Experience
6 8 (3.77%) Online Games
7 5 (2.36%) Clustering
8 4 (1.89%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.89%) Wiki
9 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.42%) Statistics
9 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.42%) W3C
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.94%) Blog
11 1 (0.47%) Human Factors
11 1 (0.47%) Animation
11 1 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 74 (34.91%) Linux
2 41 (19.34%) UNIX
3 16 (7.55%) Mac OS X
4 14 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.66%) Android
6 11 (5.19%) Windows
7 7 (3.30%) CentOS
8 6 (2.83%) AIX
9 5 (2.36%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.36%) SELinux
10 4 (1.89%) Solaris
11 2 (0.94%) VME
11 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.94%) MVS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.47%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (34.43%) TDD
3 58 (27.36%) BDD
4 50 (23.58%) DevOps
5 48 (22.64%) Scrum
6 42 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (13.21%) Test Automation
8 24 (11.32%) OO
8 24 (11.32%) E-Commerce
9 22 (10.38%) Configuration Management
10 21 (9.91%) Software Engineering
11 19 (8.96%) SOA
12 14 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (6.60%) Kanban
13 13 (6.13%) MVC
14 12 (5.66%) Web Development
14 12 (5.66%) Automated Testing
15 11 (5.19%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (4.72%) Test Scripting
17 9 (4.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 106 (50.00%) Java
2 86 (40.57%) Python
3 49 (23.11%) JavaScript
4 37 (17.45%) PHP
5 30 (14.15%) SQL
6 29 (13.68%) Scala
7 25 (11.79%) Perl
8 22 (10.38%) C#
9 21 (9.91%) Bash Shell
10 13 (6.13%) Shell Script
11 11 (5.19%) C++
11 11 (5.19%) C
12 10 (4.72%) Groovy
12 10 (4.72%) Objective-C
13 9 (4.25%) Clojure
14 5 (2.36%) R
14 5 (2.36%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.89%) ActionScript
15 4 (1.89%) PHP5
16 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (9.43%) Degree
2 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.42%) ISEB
2 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) PhD
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.79%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.89%) vCloud
2 4 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.47%) NFS
4 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) Varnish
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (21.70%) Puppet
2 31 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.19%) Nagios
4 8 (3.77%) Salt
5 6 (2.83%) Ansible
6 5 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.89%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.42%) Opsview
8 3 (1.42%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.94%) collectd
9 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.94%) YUM
10 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.47%) OpenView
10 1 (0.47%) Control-M
10 1 (0.47%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.47%) Icinga
10 1 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (6.60%) Oracle
2 13 (6.13%) VMware
3 8 (3.77%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.83%) IBM
5 5 (2.36%) Remedy
5 5 (2.36%) New Relic
5 5 (2.36%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.89%) Tableau
6 4 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.89%) Zend
7 3 (1.42%) JBoss
8 2 (0.94%) Talend
8 2 (0.94%) F5
8 2 (0.94%) Akamai
8 2 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.94%) Adobe
9 1 (0.47%) Google
9 1 (0.47%) SAP
9 1 (0.47%) Sybase
9 1 (0.47%) Sun
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