The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 102 149 260
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +111
Contract jobs citing Ruby 950 697 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.92% 1.50% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.15% 3.88% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 531 271
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+22.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18433 17985 19292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.33% 38.70% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12007 11357 11760
Average daily rate £393 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 530 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
UK

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +27 686 £400 -5.88% 168
South East +25 73 £425 +28.78% 41
South West +25 67 £400 +22.69% 21
North West +24 49 £428 +34.64% 13
Yorkshire -3 29 £320 +6.66% 15
East of England -18 21 £388 +10.71% 20
East Midlands +2 9 £323 -43.91% 10
West Midlands -19 8 £325 +8.33% 6
North East - 6 £278 - 9
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 738 (42.86%) Java
2 636 (36.93%) Linux
3 571 (33.16%) TDD
4 557 (32.35%) Python
5 525 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
6 519 (30.14%) Ruby on Rails
7 480 (27.87%) JavaScript
8 440 (25.55%) BDD
9 425 (24.68%) Cucumber
10 413 (23.98%) HTML
11 378 (21.95%) Scrum
12 356 (20.67%) PHP
13 355 (20.62%) CSS
14 343 (19.92%) DevOps
15 339 (19.69%) Puppet
16 328 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
17 318 (18.47%) Git (software)
18 314 (18.23%) Open Source
19 312 (18.12%) Web Services
20 261 (15.16%) SQL
21 252 (14.63%) MySQL
22 251 (14.58%) UNIX
23 249 (14.46%) Test Automation
24 242 (14.05%) Perl
25 237 (13.76%) Selenium
26 226 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
27 221 (12.83%) Jenkins
28 219 (12.72%) C#
29 209 (12.14%) Bash Shell
30 199 (11.56%) QA

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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
1 178 (10.34%) Apache
2 128 (7.43%) Node.js
3 86 (4.99%) Tomcat
4 85 (4.94%) nginx
5 43 (2.50%) CMS
6 41 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 39 (2.26%) WebLogic
8 34 (1.97%) OpenStack
9 33 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
10 32 (1.86%) IIS
11 29 (1.68%) Confluence
12 15 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.81%) WordPress
14 13 (0.75%) Apache Pig
14 13 (0.75%) CloudStack
15 12 (0.70%) Jetty
16 11 (0.64%) MediaWiki
17 10 (0.58%) Drupal
17 10 (0.58%) Apache Solr
18 8 (0.46%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 34 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 15 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.46%) SPSS
5 6 (0.35%) MS Office
6 3 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.12%) Mingle
7 2 (0.12%) Gephi
7 2 (0.12%) GIMP
8 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.41%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.058%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.058%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.058%) Summit
5 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 174 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (2.61%) Amazon S3
3 45 (2.61%) GitHub
4 42 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.51%) SaaS
7 19 (1.10%) PaaS
8 17 (0.99%) Heroku
8 17 (0.99%) IaaS
9 10 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.58%) ElastiCache
10 8 (0.46%) Route 53
11 3 (0.17%) Joyent
12 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.058%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 114 (6.62%) HTTP
2 57 (3.31%) Firewall
3 54 (3.14%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.90%) DNS
5 43 (2.50%) LDAP
6 30 (1.74%) VPN
6 30 (1.74%) Internet
7 18 (1.05%) Network Security
8 17 (0.99%) DHCP
9 16 (0.93%) LAN
9 16 (0.93%) WAN
10 15 (0.87%) SSL
11 12 (0.70%) BGP
11 12 (0.70%) OSPF
11 12 (0.70%) IPv6
11 12 (0.70%) SSH
12 11 (0.64%) EIGRP
12 11 (0.64%) IPsec
13 10 (0.58%) NAS
13 10 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (14.63%) MySQL
2 167 (9.70%) NoSQL
3 150 (8.71%) MongoDB
4 99 (5.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 96 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
6 88 (5.11%) Relational Database
7 72 (4.18%) Big Data
8 70 (4.07%) Redis
9 46 (2.67%) SQL Server
9 46 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.68%) Oracle Exadata
11 19 (1.10%) Apache Hive
12 15 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.41%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.41%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.41%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 425 (24.68%) Cucumber
2 318 (18.47%) Git (software)
3 237 (13.76%) Selenium
4 221 (12.83%) Jenkins
5 134 (7.78%) Subversion
6 121 (7.03%) WebDriver
7 120 (6.97%) RSpec
7 120 (6.97%) JIRA
8 96 (5.57%) WATIR
9 88 (5.11%) Hudson
10 82 (4.76%) Calabash
11 75 (4.36%) Capybara
12 55 (3.19%) Maven
13 54 (3.14%) JBehave
14 52 (3.02%) TeamCity
15 47 (2.73%) JUnit
16 36 (2.09%) SpecFlow
17 34 (1.97%) QuickTest Pro
18 27 (1.57%) FitNesse
19 26 (1.51%) SoapUI
General
1 163 (9.47%) Finance
2 58 (3.37%) Games
3 47 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 31 (1.80%) Retail
4 31 (1.80%) Marketing
5 28 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.39%) Banking
7 23 (1.34%) Publishing
8 21 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.99%) Advertising
10 15 (0.87%) Electronics
11 9 (0.52%) Law
12 5 (0.29%) Back Office
13 4 (0.23%) Legal
14 3 (0.17%) Local Government
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.058%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 755 (43.84%) Developer
2 211 (12.25%) Ruby Developer
3 200 (11.61%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 182 (10.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 141 (8.19%) Tester
6 94 (5.46%) Senior Developer
7 93 (5.40%) Architect
8 74 (4.30%) Analyst
9 73 (4.24%) Automation Tester
10 67 (3.89%) Java Developer
10 67 (3.89%) Software Engineer
11 59 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
12 56 (3.25%) Test Engineer
13 53 (3.08%) Front-End Developer
14 52 (3.02%) Test Analyst
15 47 (2.73%) Programmer
16 41 (2.38%) Administrator
17 40 (2.32%) Web Developer
18 37 (2.15%) Systems Administrator
18 37 (2.15%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (30.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 413 (23.98%) HTML
3 355 (20.62%) CSS
4 312 (18.12%) Web Services
5 181 (10.51%) HTML5
6 174 (10.10%) .NET
7 170 (9.87%) XML
8 162 (9.41%) JSON
9 148 (8.59%) CSS3
10 131 (7.61%) jQuery
11 118 (6.85%) REST
12 112 (6.50%) LAMP
13 104 (6.04%) RESTful
14 93 (5.40%) Sinatra
15 80 (4.65%) Ajax
16 75 (4.36%) AngularJS
17 74 (4.30%) Sass
18 62 (3.60%) Spring
19 54 (3.14%) Backbone.js
20 53 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 314 (18.23%) Open Source
2 96 (5.57%) Mobile App
3 74 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.26%) Visualisation
5 37 (2.15%) Clustering
6 33 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 24 (1.39%) IPTV
8 23 (1.34%) Wiki
9 22 (1.28%) Video on Demand
10 21 (1.22%) Hedge funds
11 20 (1.16%) Online Games
12 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.93%) STB
13 15 (0.87%) Derivative
14 13 (0.75%) Streaming Video
14 13 (0.75%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.58%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.58%) DTV
16 9 (0.52%) Blog
16 9 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 636 (36.93%) Linux
2 251 (14.58%) UNIX
3 133 (7.72%) Windows
4 86 (4.99%) CentOS
5 83 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (4.82%) Android
6 76 (4.41%) Ubuntu
7 73 (4.24%) Apple iOS
8 56 (3.25%) Mac OS X
9 46 (2.67%) Debian
10 37 (2.15%) SELinux
11 19 (1.10%) Solaris
12 16 (0.93%) AIX
13 14 (0.81%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.52%) Fedora
16 9 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (33.16%) TDD
2 525 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (25.55%) BDD
4 378 (21.95%) Scrum
5 343 (19.92%) DevOps
6 328 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 249 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 178 (10.34%) Configuration Management
9 171 (9.93%) OO
10 161 (9.35%) Software Engineering
11 120 (6.97%) Kanban
12 118 (6.85%) Test Scripting
13 115 (6.68%) E-Commerce
14 99 (5.75%) Web Development
15 88 (5.11%) User Stories
16 83 (4.82%) Responsive Web Design
17 77 (4.47%) MVC
18 75 (4.36%) SOA
19 70 (4.07%) Pair Programming
20 68 (3.95%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 738 (42.86%) Java
2 557 (32.35%) Python
3 480 (27.87%) JavaScript
4 356 (20.67%) PHP
5 261 (15.16%) SQL
6 242 (14.05%) Perl
7 219 (12.72%) C#
8 209 (12.14%) Bash Shell
9 155 (9.00%) Scala
10 140 (8.13%) C++
11 65 (3.77%) Shell Script
12 57 (3.31%) C
13 49 (2.85%) Objective-C
14 45 (2.61%) Groovy
15 44 (2.56%) PowerShell
16 31 (1.80%) PHP5
17 30 (1.74%) Clojure
18 23 (1.34%) VB.NET
19 16 (0.93%) VB
20 14 (0.81%) Golang
Qualifications
1 116 (6.74%) Degree
2 63 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.21%) ISEB
5 22 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.87%) CISSP
7 12 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.23%) PhD
10 2 (0.12%) RHCE
10 2 (0.12%) CCNP
10 2 (0.12%) CCNA
10 2 (0.12%) CCSE
10 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.058%) CEH
11 1 (0.058%) LPIC
11 1 (0.058%) MCTS
11 1 (0.058%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.058%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (11.56%) QA
2 15 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.058%) WCAG
4 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.058%) EMIR
4 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 106 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
3 24 (1.39%) XenServer
3 24 (1.39%) vCloud
4 21 (1.22%) Samba
5 20 (1.16%) Varnish
6 18 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 17 (0.99%) Postfix
8 14 (0.81%) Snort
9 11 (0.64%) NFS
10 10 (0.58%) vSphere
11 9 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.46%) qmail
13 7 (0.41%) Xen
13 7 (0.41%) Squid
13 7 (0.41%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.41%) KVM
14 6 (0.35%) Active Directory
15 4 (0.23%) Cygwin
16 3 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 339 (19.69%) Puppet
2 226 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (5.28%) Nagios
4 47 (2.73%) Salt
5 40 (2.32%) ZABBIX
6 36 (2.09%) Ansible
7 31 (1.80%) Vagrant
8 25 (1.45%) Capistrano
9 24 (1.39%) Cacti
10 19 (1.10%) Opsview
11 15 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.81%) collectd
13 12 (0.70%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.52%) YUM
15 7 (0.41%) Oozie
16 6 (0.35%) CFEngine
17 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 4 (0.23%) logstash
18 4 (0.23%) Graylog2
19 3 (0.17%) Foglight
Vendors
1 142 (8.25%) VMware
2 137 (7.96%) Red Hat
3 97 (5.63%) Oracle
4 63 (3.66%) Microsoft
5 53 (3.08%) Rackspace
6 35 (2.03%) IBM
7 32 (1.86%) New Relic
8 26 (1.51%) JBoss
9 25 (1.45%) Remedy
10 24 (1.39%) Akamai
11 23 (1.34%) Cisco
12 18 (1.05%) Adobe
12 18 (1.05%) Citrix
13 16 (0.93%) Percona
14 15 (0.87%) HP
15 14 (0.81%) Google
16 12 (0.70%) Zend
17 11 (0.64%) SAP
17 11 (0.64%) GigaSpaces
18 10 (0.58%) Facebook
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £405 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £405.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: COMPETITIVE RATES
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago