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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 102 111 109
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 106 114 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.84% 1.63% 1.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.20% 3.85% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 79 74
Average daily rate
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£466 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -
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
2525 2960 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.74% 42.44% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2047 2300 1973
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.22 £14.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.69 £49.02
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 27 November 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 27 November 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.

1 104 (50.49%) Java
2 103 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (44.17%) Python
4 79 (38.35%) Linux
5 62 (30.10%) Puppet
6 56 (27.18%) DevOps
7 53 (25.73%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (24.27%) TDD
8 50 (24.27%) Jenkins
9 48 (23.30%) Cucumber
10 44 (21.36%) BDD
10 44 (21.36%) Git (software)
11 43 (20.87%) Scrum
11 43 (20.87%) JavaScript
12 40 (19.42%) Opscode Chef
13 34 (16.50%) Configuration Management
14 33 (16.02%) HTML
14 33 (16.02%) Web Services
14 33 (16.02%) Ruby on Rails
15 32 (15.53%) UNIX
15 32 (15.53%) Test Automation
15 32 (15.53%) Bash Shell
16 30 (14.56%) Perl
17 28 (13.59%) Selenium
18 27 (13.11%) E-Commerce
18 27 (13.11%) Open Source
19 26 (12.62%) Finance
20 25 (12.14%) PHP
20 25 (12.14%) SQL
20 25 (12.14%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 11 (5.34%) Apache
2 10 (4.85%) OpenStack
3 9 (4.37%) Node.js
4 7 (3.40%) nginx
5 6 (2.91%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.91%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.97%) IIS
7 2 (0.97%) SAS
7 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.97%) CloudStack
7 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.97%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.49%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.49%) Mule
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) SPSS
1 2 (0.97%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.49%) GIMP
2 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Office
2 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.91%) IaaS
4 5 (2.43%) PaaS
4 5 (2.43%) GitHub
5 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.49%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.80%) HTTP
2 8 (3.88%) DNS
3 4 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.94%) Internet
4 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.97%) VPN
6 1 (0.49%) MRTG
6 1 (0.49%) VLAN
6 1 (0.49%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.49%) SAN
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.49%) SSL
6 1 (0.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.68%) MongoDB
2 19 (9.22%) NoSQL
3 18 (8.74%) MySQL
4 11 (5.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.91%) Redis
8 5 (2.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (2.43%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.46%) Big Data
9 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.97%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (0.97%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.97%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.49%) Riak
11 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.49%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.49%) Voldemort
11 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 50 (24.27%) Jenkins
2 48 (23.30%) Cucumber
3 44 (21.36%) Git (software)
4 28 (13.59%) Selenium
5 15 (7.28%) Subversion
6 14 (6.80%) Calabash
7 13 (6.31%) JIRA
8 11 (5.34%) WebDriver
9 10 (4.85%) Maven
9 10 (4.85%) Hudson
10 9 (4.37%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (3.88%) WATIR
11 8 (3.88%) TeamCity
12 7 (3.40%) RSpec
12 7 (3.40%) Appium
13 6 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (2.91%) Sahi
14 4 (1.94%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.94%) Robolectric
14 4 (1.94%) Grunt
General
1 26 (12.62%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Banking
3 5 (2.43%) Games
4 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.94%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.97%) Law
6 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 80 (38.83%) Developer
2 39 (18.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (9.71%) Senior Developer
4 17 (8.25%) Ruby Developer
5 15 (7.28%) Analyst
6 12 (5.83%) Java Developer
7 11 (5.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.34%) Test Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 10 (4.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Architect
9 9 (4.37%) Tester
10 8 (3.88%) Consultant
11 7 (3.40%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.91%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (2.43%) Automation Engineer
13 5 (2.43%) Automation Tester
13 5 (2.43%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.02%) HTML
1 33 (16.02%) Web Services
1 33 (16.02%) Ruby on Rails
2 25 (12.14%) XML
3 24 (11.65%) CSS
4 23 (11.17%) JSON
5 21 (10.19%) REST
6 20 (9.71%) .NET
7 13 (6.31%) HTML5
8 12 (5.83%) Spring
8 12 (5.83%) CSS3
9 8 (3.88%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.88%) MCollective
9 8 (3.88%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.88%) RESTful
10 7 (3.40%) jQuery
10 7 (3.40%) Django
10 7 (3.40%) LAMP
10 7 (3.40%) Middleware
11 6 (2.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.11%) Open Source
2 13 (6.31%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.37%) User Experience
6 7 (3.40%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.43%) Clustering
8 4 (1.94%) Online Games
9 3 (1.46%) iPad
9 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.46%) Statistics
9 3 (1.46%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.46%) Wiki
9 3 (1.46%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.97%) W3C
10 2 (0.97%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.97%) Blog
10 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.49%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (38.35%) Linux
2 32 (15.53%) UNIX
3 19 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (8.25%) Windows
5 13 (6.31%) Android
5 13 (6.31%) CentOS
6 12 (5.83%) Apple iOS
7 9 (4.37%) Mac OS X
8 8 (3.88%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.43%) SELinux
10 3 (1.46%) AIX
11 2 (0.97%) MVS
11 2 (0.97%) VME
11 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.49%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.18%) DevOps
3 53 (25.73%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (24.27%) TDD
5 44 (21.36%) BDD
6 43 (20.87%) Scrum
7 34 (16.50%) Configuration Management
8 32 (15.53%) Test Automation
9 27 (13.11%) E-Commerce
10 22 (10.68%) OO
11 21 (10.19%) Kanban
12 19 (9.22%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.31%) SOA
14 11 (5.34%) MVC
15 10 (4.85%) Automated Testing
16 9 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (4.37%) Test Scripting
17 8 (3.88%) Web Design
17 8 (3.88%) Web Development
17 8 (3.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 104 (50.49%) Java
2 91 (44.17%) Python
3 43 (20.87%) JavaScript
4 32 (15.53%) Bash Shell
5 30 (14.56%) Perl
6 25 (12.14%) PHP
6 25 (12.14%) SQL
7 22 (10.68%) Scala
8 14 (6.80%) C#
9 12 (5.83%) C++
9 12 (5.83%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.37%) C
11 7 (3.40%) Clojure
12 6 (2.91%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.91%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.91%) Groovy
13 3 (1.46%) R
13 3 (1.46%) Erlang
13 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.46%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.28%) Degree
2 2 (0.97%) ISEB
2 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.68%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.40%) vCloud
3 5 (2.43%) Docker
3 5 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.94%) vSphere
5 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.97%) Xen
6 2 (0.97%) KVM
6 2 (0.97%) Varnish
7 1 (0.49%) NFS
7 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 62 (30.10%) Puppet
2 40 (19.42%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (10.68%) Ansible
4 8 (3.88%) Nagios
4 8 (3.88%) Salt
5 6 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 5 (2.43%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.94%) Opsview
7 4 (1.94%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.46%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.46%) collectd
9 2 (0.97%) logstash
9 2 (0.97%) Kibana
10 1 (0.49%) YUM
10 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.49%) StatsD
10 1 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.49%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.49%) Icinga
Vendors
1 17 (8.25%) VMware
2 11 (5.34%) Oracle
3 10 (4.85%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.91%) IBM
6 5 (2.43%) Rackspace
6 5 (2.43%) SaltStack
6 5 (2.43%) Remedy
7 4 (1.94%) Adobe
7 4 (1.94%) EMC
8 3 (1.46%) New Relic
8 3 (1.46%) HP
9 2 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.97%) Perforce
9 2 (0.97%) Zend
9 2 (0.97%) Talend
9 2 (0.97%) Akamai
9 2 (0.97%) Tableau
10 1 (0.49%) Opsware
10 1 (0.49%) hybris
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