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 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 114 122 175
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +53
Contract jobs citing Ruby 885 804 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.80% 1.68% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 4.47% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 622 381
Average daily rate
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£445 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £517 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £160.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +392.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
18609 18006 15832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.53% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12514 12053 10020
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 432 579
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -11 524 £450 +5.88% 209
South East +30 92 £395 -7.05% 55
Yorkshire +30 74 £450 +44.00% 12
South West +10 52 £425 +4.55% 30
North West +12 51 £438 +9.37% 14
East of England +30 38 £325 -16.12% 21
North East +4 26 £490 +41.00% 11
East Midlands +12 25 £475 +18.75% 8
West Midlands -4 11 £495 +58.40% 10
Midlands -3 1 £500 +42.85%
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1046 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
2 855 (45.26%) Python
3 819 (43.36%) Java
4 750 (39.70%) Linux
5 611 (32.35%) Puppet
6 577 (30.55%) DevOps
7 519 (27.47%) JavaScript
8 510 (27.00%) Git (software)
9 489 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
10 482 (25.52%) Ruby on Rails
11 468 (24.78%) TDD
12 461 (24.40%) Opscode Chef
13 417 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
14 409 (21.65%) Configuration Management
15 407 (21.55%) HTML
16 396 (20.96%) CSS
17 374 (19.80%) Jenkins
18 358 (18.95%) Scrum
19 325 (17.20%) Open Source
19 325 (17.20%) Perl
20 320 (16.94%) UNIX
21 315 (16.68%) Bash Shell
22 312 (16.52%) Cucumber
23 299 (15.83%) PHP
23 299 (15.83%) MySQL
24 298 (15.78%) MongoDB
25 297 (15.72%) BDD
26 283 (14.98%) Web Services
27 256 (13.55%) SQL
28 218 (11.54%) .NET

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 174 (9.21%) Node.js
2 158 (8.36%) Apache
3 109 (5.77%) OpenStack
4 93 (4.92%) nginx
5 89 (4.71%) Tomcat
6 53 (2.81%) JBoss
7 48 (2.54%) Confluence
8 45 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
9 38 (2.01%) Cloud Foundry
10 33 (1.75%) IIS
11 30 (1.59%) WebSphere
12 29 (1.54%) WebLogic
13 21 (1.11%) MQSeries
14 19 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.95%) CMS
16 14 (0.74%) Drupal
17 11 (0.58%) MediaWiki
17 11 (0.58%) Apache Solr
18 10 (0.53%) Jetty
18 10 (0.53%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 31 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.69%) MS Office
3 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.11%) Mingle
5 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.053%) Magento
4 1 (0.053%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 417 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
4 76 (4.02%) Heroku
5 65 (3.44%) GitHub
6 61 (3.23%) PaaS
7 40 (2.12%) SaaS
8 38 (2.01%) Amazon S3
9 35 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (1.59%) IaaS
12 20 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.48%) Engine Yard
15 9 (0.48%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.21%) Google App Engine
18 3 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 113 (5.98%) HTTP
2 105 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 84 (4.45%) Firewall
4 68 (3.60%) Internet
5 63 (3.34%) SSL
6 52 (2.75%) DNS
7 35 (1.85%) LDAP
8 34 (1.80%) VPN
9 32 (1.69%) Network Security
10 26 (1.38%) LAN
10 26 (1.38%) WAN
11 18 (0.95%) VLAN
12 17 (0.90%) Wireshark
13 15 (0.79%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.79%) DHCP
14 13 (0.69%) SDH
14 13 (0.69%) 3G
15 12 (0.64%) 2G
15 12 (0.64%) 2.5G
15 12 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (15.83%) MySQL
2 298 (15.78%) MongoDB
3 194 (10.27%) NoSQL
4 187 (9.90%) PostgreSQL
5 113 (5.98%) Relational Database
6 98 (5.19%) Redis
7 92 (4.87%) SQL Server
8 91 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 51 (2.70%) Big Data
10 44 (2.33%) Hadoop
11 38 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.79%) Couchbase
14 15 (0.79%) CouchDB
15 13 (0.69%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.58%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.53%) Hypertable
17 10 (0.53%) Riak
Development Applications
1 510 (27.00%) Git (software)
2 374 (19.80%) Jenkins
3 312 (16.52%) Cucumber
4 217 (11.49%) Subversion
5 209 (11.06%) Selenium
6 154 (8.15%) RSpec
7 127 (6.72%) JIRA
8 107 (5.66%) Maven
9 96 (5.08%) WebDriver
10 72 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 71 (3.76%) TeamCity
11 71 (3.76%) Hudson
12 66 (3.49%) JUnit
13 54 (2.86%) Capybara
14 49 (2.59%) Calabash
15 45 (2.38%) Ant
16 38 (2.01%) SpecFlow
17 35 (1.85%) WATIR
18 34 (1.80%) ClearCase
19 33 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 145 (7.68%) Finance
2 39 (2.06%) Games
3 37 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 36 (1.91%) Marketing
5 31 (1.64%) Publishing
6 28 (1.48%) Banking
7 22 (1.16%) Retail
8 17 (0.90%) Law
9 13 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.53%) Electronics
11 8 (0.42%) Advertising
12 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.16%) Back Office
14 2 (0.11%) Front Office
14 2 (0.11%) Billing
14 2 (0.11%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.11%) Hindi Language
14 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 729 (38.59%) Developer
2 346 (18.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 174 (9.21%) Ruby Developer
4 171 (9.05%) Architect
5 148 (7.83%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 123 (6.51%) Senior Developer
7 104 (5.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 96 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 81 (4.29%) Java Developer
10 76 (4.02%) Technical Architect
11 73 (3.86%) Analyst
12 57 (3.02%) AWS Developer
13 54 (2.86%) Tester
13 54 (2.86%) Software Engineer
14 51 (2.70%) Administrator
15 50 (2.65%) Test Analyst
16 47 (2.49%) Linux Engineer
17 43 (2.28%) Consultant
18 41 (2.17%) Linux Administrator
19 39 (2.06%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (25.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 407 (21.55%) HTML
3 396 (20.96%) CSS
4 283 (14.98%) Web Services
5 218 (11.54%) .NET
6 192 (10.16%) HTML5
7 165 (8.73%) AngularJS
8 164 (8.68%) JSON
9 149 (7.89%) REST
10 138 (7.31%) RESTful
11 124 (6.56%) jQuery
12 120 (6.35%) CSS3
13 116 (6.14%) XML
14 91 (4.82%) Sinatra
15 83 (4.39%) Django
16 71 (3.76%) Spring
17 67 (3.55%) Sass
18 61 (3.23%) LAMP
19 58 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
20 55 (2.91%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 325 (17.20%) Open Source
2 65 (3.44%) User Experience
3 62 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 59 (3.12%) Visualisation
5 56 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.22%) Clustering
8 26 (1.38%) Statistics
9 24 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.01%) Digital Media
11 19 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.85%) Wiki
12 16 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.79%) Device Driver
14 14 (0.74%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.64%) DTV
15 12 (0.64%) Online Games
16 10 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 750 (39.70%) Linux
2 320 (16.94%) UNIX
3 192 (10.16%) Windows
4 130 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 118 (6.25%) CentOS
6 109 (5.77%) Ubuntu
7 63 (3.34%) Mac OS X
8 60 (3.18%) Apple iOS
8 60 (3.18%) Android
9 26 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (1.27%) Debian
11 23 (1.22%) SUSE
12 22 (1.16%) Solaris
13 11 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.53%) AIX
14 10 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.21%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1046 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (30.55%) DevOps
3 489 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
4 468 (24.78%) TDD
5 409 (21.65%) Configuration Management
6 358 (18.95%) Scrum
7 297 (15.72%) BDD
8 177 (9.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 164 (8.68%) Software Engineering
10 140 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 139 (7.36%) OO
12 133 (7.04%) Kanban
13 132 (6.99%) Web Development
14 131 (6.93%) E-Commerce
15 118 (6.25%) Mentoring
16 117 (6.19%) MVC
17 93 (4.92%) SOA
18 84 (4.45%) Pair Programming
19 76 (4.02%) Responsive Web Design
20 74 (3.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 855 (45.26%) Python
2 819 (43.36%) Java
3 519 (27.47%) JavaScript
4 325 (17.20%) Perl
5 315 (16.68%) Bash Shell
6 299 (15.83%) PHP
7 256 (13.55%) SQL
8 214 (11.33%) C#
9 175 (9.26%) Scala
10 129 (6.83%) Shell Script
11 93 (4.92%) C++
12 84 (4.45%) PowerShell
13 70 (3.71%) Go
14 57 (3.02%) Groovy
15 47 (2.49%) C
16 35 (1.85%) Clojure
17 19 (1.01%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.79%) R
19 14 (0.74%) Korn
20 11 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.24%) Degree
3 50 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.06%) ISEB
6 15 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.69%) CCNA
8 12 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.53%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.53%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.32%) RHCE
10 6 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.11%) HND
12 2 (0.11%) CCIE
12 2 (0.11%) CCNP
12 2 (0.11%) LPIC
12 2 (0.11%) HP ASE
12 2 (0.11%) HP MASE
13 1 (0.053%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (10.06%) QA
2 8 (0.42%) SLA
3 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) BS25999
5 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (4.98%) Docker
3 39 (2.06%) vCloud
4 38 (2.01%) vSphere
5 29 (1.54%) Varnish
6 21 (1.11%) Active Directory
7 20 (1.06%) XenServer
8 18 (0.95%) Postfix
9 15 (0.79%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.79%) Samba
10 12 (0.64%) iptables
11 11 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.58%) Xen
12 10 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.48%) Hyper-V
13 9 (0.48%) NFS
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.37%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.32%) OCFS2
15 6 (0.32%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 611 (32.35%) Puppet
2 461 (24.40%) Opscode Chef
3 196 (10.38%) Ansible
4 120 (6.35%) Salt
5 86 (4.55%) Nagios
6 83 (4.39%) Vagrant
7 53 (2.81%) ZABBIX
8 40 (2.12%) Cobbler
9 39 (2.06%) Graphite
10 25 (1.32%) HAProxy
11 23 (1.22%) Rundeck
11 23 (1.22%) Graylog
12 22 (1.16%) Kibana
12 22 (1.16%) logstash
13 18 (0.95%) Opsview
14 17 (0.90%) Capistrano
14 17 (0.90%) Tivoli
15 16 (0.85%) collectd
16 13 (0.69%) SELinux
17 11 (0.58%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 188 (9.95%) VMware
2 150 (7.94%) Red Hat
3 139 (7.36%) Oracle
4 109 (5.77%) Microsoft
5 67 (3.55%) New Relic
6 50 (2.65%) Rackspace
7 40 (2.12%) Akamai
8 34 (1.80%) Google
9 32 (1.69%) SaltStack
10 25 (1.32%) Splunk
11 22 (1.16%) HP
12 20 (1.06%) Citrix
12 20 (1.06%) Perforce
13 19 (1.01%) Talend
13 19 (1.01%) Adobe
14 18 (0.95%) EMC
14 18 (0.95%) AppDynamics
15 17 (0.90%) IBM
16 16 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (0.79%) SAP
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Good market rates with longer term salary + share options
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago