The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 90 123 156
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +33
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1019 744 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.20% 1.67% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.82% 4.44% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 587 392
Average daily rate
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£441 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
Ruby
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17501 16745 15953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.86% 37.62% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11808 10728 10007
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 476 674
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.45 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the England region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in England

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the England region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 668 £450 +5.88% 198
South East +24 84 £381 +12.96% 54
Yorkshire +16 74 £375 +25.00% 21
South West +32 73 £450 +38.46% 20
North West -11 44 £425 +25.00% 23
East of England +29 43 £600 +147.42% 18
West Midlands -7 15 £425 +41.66% 8
North East -4 12 £475 - 5
East Midlands +12 7 £550 - 7
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1133 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
2 946 (47.21%) Python
3 931 (46.46%) Java
4 811 (40.47%) Linux
5 606 (30.24%) Puppet
6 599 (29.89%) DevOps
7 541 (27.00%) JavaScript
8 501 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 497 (24.80%) Git (software)
10 493 (24.60%) TDD
11 468 (23.35%) HTML
12 462 (23.05%) Opscode Chef
13 451 (22.50%) Scrum
14 433 (21.61%) CSS
15 427 (21.31%) Ruby on Rails
16 377 (18.81%) Perl
17 376 (18.76%) PHP
17 376 (18.76%) Jenkins
18 357 (17.81%) Bash Shell
19 349 (17.42%) UNIX
20 347 (17.32%) Configuration Management
21 343 (17.12%) Open Source
22 340 (16.97%) Cucumber
23 334 (16.67%) BDD
24 332 (16.57%) Web Services
25 277 (13.82%) MySQL
26 267 (13.32%) SQL
27 248 (12.38%) C#
28 241 (12.03%) MongoDB
29 232 (11.58%) Amazon AWS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 191 (9.53%) Apache
2 171 (8.53%) Node.js
3 105 (5.24%) Tomcat
4 104 (5.19%) nginx
5 98 (4.89%) OpenStack
6 44 (2.20%) Confluence
7 41 (2.05%) WebSphere
8 35 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 34 (1.70%) JBoss
10 29 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 24 (1.20%) CMS
12 21 (1.05%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.80%) Drupal
14 15 (0.75%) IIS
15 13 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.50%) WordPress
17 9 (0.45%) Apache Spark
18 8 (0.40%) MediaWiki
18 8 (0.40%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 45 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (0.25%) MS Office
2 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.100%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.100%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.35%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.30%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.100%) Summit
5 2 (0.100%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.050%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 232 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
3 83 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (3.29%) PaaS
5 59 (2.94%) Heroku
6 58 (2.89%) Amazon S3
7 48 (2.40%) GitHub
8 30 (1.50%) SaaS
9 21 (1.05%) IaaS
10 19 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.60%) Engine Yard
13 8 (0.40%) Route 53
14 3 (0.15%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.050%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.050%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.050%) Force.com
15 1 (0.050%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 150 (7.49%) HTTP
2 90 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 70 (3.49%) DNS
4 68 (3.39%) Internet
5 62 (3.09%) Firewall
6 58 (2.89%) LDAP
7 54 (2.69%) SSL
8 22 (1.10%) LAN
8 22 (1.10%) WAN
9 17 (0.85%) VPN
9 17 (0.85%) DHCP
10 16 (0.80%) VLAN
10 16 (0.80%) Network Security
11 15 (0.75%) NAS
11 15 (0.75%) SAN
12 10 (0.50%) IPv6
12 10 (0.50%) FTP
13 9 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (0.40%) IPsec
14 8 (0.40%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (13.82%) MySQL
2 241 (12.03%) MongoDB
3 183 (9.13%) NoSQL
4 121 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 120 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
6 83 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 82 (4.09%) Redis
8 69 (3.44%) SQL Server
9 52 (2.59%) Big Data
10 44 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 27 (1.35%) Riak
11 27 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.05%) CouchDB
13 17 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
14 16 (0.80%) Couchbase
15 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.75%) Hypertable
16 14 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (0.65%) Apache Hive
18 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 497 (24.80%) Git (software)
2 376 (18.76%) Jenkins
3 340 (16.97%) Cucumber
4 231 (11.53%) Selenium
5 229 (11.43%) Subversion
6 114 (5.69%) JIRA
7 113 (5.64%) RSpec
8 104 (5.19%) Maven
9 93 (4.64%) Hudson
10 78 (3.89%) WebDriver
11 66 (3.29%) TeamCity
12 60 (2.99%) WATIR
13 58 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 58 (2.89%) JUnit
14 57 (2.84%) Calabash
15 47 (2.35%) Capybara
16 42 (2.10%) QuickTest Pro
17 35 (1.75%) Sahi
18 32 (1.60%) ClearCase
19 31 (1.55%) Appium
General
1 126 (6.29%) Finance
2 55 (2.74%) Banking
3 47 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 42 (2.10%) Games
5 38 (1.90%) Marketing
6 27 (1.35%) Publishing
7 25 (1.25%) Retail
8 23 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.05%) Law
10 18 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.90%) Advertising
11 16 (0.80%) Electronics
12 15 (0.75%) Front Office
13 14 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.30%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.100%) Hindi Language
16 2 (0.100%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.100%) iGaming
17 1 (0.050%) Legal
Job Titles
1 845 (42.17%) Developer
2 331 (16.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 166 (8.28%) Senior Developer
4 141 (7.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 137 (6.84%) Ruby Developer
6 128 (6.39%) Architect
7 107 (5.34%) Java Developer
8 90 (4.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 77 (3.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 72 (3.59%) Tester
11 67 (3.34%) Analyst
12 62 (3.09%) Software Engineer
13 57 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
14 55 (2.74%) Web Developer
15 49 (2.45%) Test Analyst
16 47 (2.35%) Consultant
17 46 (2.30%) PHP Developer
17 46 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
18 44 (2.20%) Automation Tester
19 42 (2.10%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (23.35%) HTML
2 433 (21.61%) CSS
3 427 (21.31%) Ruby on Rails
4 332 (16.57%) Web Services
5 230 (11.48%) HTML5
6 201 (10.03%) .NET
7 183 (9.13%) REST
8 173 (8.63%) JSON
9 170 (8.48%) jQuery
10 163 (8.13%) CSS3
11 160 (7.98%) RESTful
12 143 (7.14%) XML
13 125 (6.24%) AngularJS
14 106 (5.29%) Django
15 98 (4.89%) Spring
16 89 (4.44%) Sinatra
17 88 (4.39%) Sass
17 88 (4.39%) Ajax
18 85 (4.24%) LAMP
19 63 (3.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 343 (17.12%) Open Source
2 74 (3.69%) User Experience
2 74 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 63 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.09%) Visualisation
6 54 (2.69%) Clustering
7 21 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 21 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 18 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 15 (0.75%) DTV
9 15 (0.75%) Device Driver
10 14 (0.70%) Wiki
10 14 (0.70%) Online Games
10 14 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
11 13 (0.65%) Statistics
12 11 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.55%) W3C
13 10 (0.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 811 (40.47%) Linux
2 349 (17.42%) UNIX
3 179 (8.93%) CentOS
3 179 (8.93%) Windows
4 139 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 131 (6.54%) Ubuntu
6 95 (4.74%) Mac OS X
7 58 (2.89%) Android
8 56 (2.79%) Apple iOS
9 28 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.90%) Debian
10 18 (0.90%) Solaris
11 17 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (0.75%) SUSE
13 14 (0.70%) AIX
14 11 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.45%) Fedora
16 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.30%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1133 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (29.89%) DevOps
3 501 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 493 (24.60%) TDD
5 451 (22.50%) Scrum
6 347 (17.32%) Configuration Management
7 334 (16.67%) BDD
8 197 (9.83%) OO
9 196 (9.78%) Test Automation
10 176 (8.78%) Software Engineering
11 149 (7.44%) Kanban
12 147 (7.34%) Web Development
13 135 (6.74%) Mentoring
14 132 (6.59%) E-Commerce
15 120 (5.99%) Responsive Web Design
16 116 (5.79%) MVC
17 115 (5.74%) Automated Testing
18 97 (4.84%) Web Design
19 89 (4.44%) SOA
20 87 (4.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 946 (47.21%) Python
2 931 (46.46%) Java
3 541 (27.00%) JavaScript
4 377 (18.81%) Perl
5 376 (18.76%) PHP
6 357 (17.81%) Bash Shell
7 267 (13.32%) SQL
8 248 (12.38%) C#
9 222 (11.08%) Scala
10 123 (6.14%) C++
11 117 (5.84%) Shell Script
12 95 (4.74%) PowerShell
13 63 (3.14%) C
14 52 (2.59%) Clojure
15 47 (2.35%) Groovy
16 24 (1.20%) Objective-C
17 22 (1.10%) Golang
18 20 (1.00%) PL/SQL
19 19 (0.95%) PHP5
20 17 (0.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 166 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 102 (5.09%) Degree
3 87 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.10%) ISEB
6 15 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (0.75%) CCNA
6 15 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.35%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.35%) OCPJP
8 4 (0.20%) MCITP
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.15%) CISSP
9 3 (0.15%) CEH
10 2 (0.100%) MCTS
10 2 (0.100%) CISA
10 2 (0.100%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.050%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.050%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (9.33%) QA
2 8 (0.40%) SLA
3 5 (0.25%) WAI
4 3 (0.15%) COBIT
5 2 (0.100%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.100%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.050%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (2.00%) vCloud
3 39 (1.95%) Docker
4 34 (1.70%) Varnish
5 24 (1.20%) vSphere
6 23 (1.15%) XenServer
7 21 (1.05%) Samba
8 19 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
11 16 (0.80%) NFS
12 15 (0.75%) Xen
13 14 (0.70%) Active Directory
13 14 (0.70%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.60%) Postfix
15 10 (0.50%) Hyper-V
16 9 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 5 (0.25%) Firmware
18 4 (0.20%) Sendmail
18 4 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 606 (30.24%) Puppet
2 462 (23.05%) Opscode Chef
3 158 (7.88%) Ansible
4 125 (6.24%) Nagios
5 97 (4.84%) Salt
6 64 (3.19%) Vagrant
7 49 (2.45%) ZABBIX
8 46 (2.30%) Graphite
9 41 (2.05%) Cobbler
10 27 (1.35%) collectd
11 23 (1.15%) SELinux
12 22 (1.10%) Opsview
13 21 (1.05%) Cacti
14 17 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 16 (0.80%) Capistrano
15 16 (0.80%) CFEngine
16 15 (0.75%) Tivoli
17 14 (0.70%) Graylog2
18 13 (0.65%) HAProxy
18 13 (0.65%) Icinga
Vendors
1 204 (10.18%) VMware
2 150 (7.49%) Red Hat
3 126 (6.29%) Oracle
4 104 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 55 (2.74%) New Relic
6 47 (2.35%) Rackspace
7 35 (1.75%) Akamai
8 33 (1.65%) SaltStack
9 27 (1.35%) Google
10 26 (1.30%) IBM
11 25 (1.25%) Percona
12 23 (1.15%) Citrix
13 22 (1.10%) Zend
13 22 (1.10%) Splunk
14 19 (0.95%) Adobe
15 18 (0.90%) EMC
15 18 (0.90%) F5
16 16 (0.80%) SAP
17 12 (0.60%) Perforce
17 12 (0.60%) NetApp
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