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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 114 145 245
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +100
Contract jobs citing Ruby 944 748 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.85% 1.54% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.96% 3.89% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 580 289
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£405 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
19036 19218 19901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.35% 39.49% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12286 12255 12124
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £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 380 524 730
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 August 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 22 August 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 +20 663 £425 - 197
South East +27 73 £425 +17.24% 55
South West +10 62 £400 +8.84% 21
North West +24 48 £425 +30.76% 20
North East - 26 £375 - 9
East of England -17 25 £363 +11.53% 33
Yorkshire -10 20 £575 +43.57% 15
East Midlands +4 13 £388 -32.60% 5
West Midlands -23 12 £325 +8.33% 7
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 755 (43.00%) Java
2 684 (38.95%) Linux
3 598 (34.05%) Python
4 568 (32.35%) TDD
5 546 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
6 503 (28.64%) Ruby on Rails
7 501 (28.53%) JavaScript
8 446 (25.40%) BDD
9 439 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 420 (23.92%) HTML
11 385 (21.92%) PHP
11 385 (21.92%) Scrum
12 363 (20.67%) CSS
13 358 (20.39%) Puppet
14 355 (20.22%) DevOps
15 354 (20.16%) Git (software)
16 350 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
17 307 (17.48%) Web Services
18 290 (16.51%) Open Source
19 271 (15.43%) Perl
20 268 (15.26%) UNIX
21 267 (15.21%) MySQL
22 249 (14.18%) SQL
23 246 (14.01%) Selenium
23 246 (14.01%) Opscode Chef
24 242 (13.78%) Jenkins
25 240 (13.67%) Test Automation
26 232 (13.21%) Bash Shell
27 226 (12.87%) C#
28 201 (11.45%) Configuration Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 187 (10.65%) Apache
2 116 (6.61%) Node.js
3 84 (4.78%) nginx
4 82 (4.67%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 42 (2.39%) WebLogic
7 34 (1.94%) OpenStack
8 33 (1.88%) IIS
8 33 (1.88%) CMS
9 31 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 30 (1.71%) Confluence
11 17 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.80%) WordPress
13 13 (0.74%) MediaWiki
14 12 (0.68%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.63%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.57%) Jetty
17 8 (0.46%) ColdFusion
17 8 (0.46%) Drupal
17 8 (0.46%) CloudStack
Applications
1 34 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.34%) MS Office
5 5 (0.28%) SPSS
6 4 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.11%) GIMP
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 2 (0.11%) Gephi
8 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.057%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.057%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 185 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (6.26%) Amazon EC2
3 53 (3.02%) Amazon S3
3 53 (3.02%) GitHub
4 29 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (1.59%) SaaS
6 25 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.20%) Heroku
7 21 (1.20%) PaaS
8 18 (1.03%) IaaS
9 10 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.57%) ElastiCache
10 7 (0.40%) Route 53
11 3 (0.17%) Joyent
12 1 (0.057%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 134 (7.63%) HTTP
2 64 (3.64%) Firewall
2 64 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 49 (2.79%) LDAP
4 46 (2.62%) DNS
5 37 (2.11%) Internet
6 33 (1.88%) VPN
7 21 (1.20%) LAN
7 21 (1.20%) WAN
8 20 (1.14%) Network Security
9 19 (1.08%) DHCP
10 16 (0.91%) NAS
11 15 (0.85%) SSL
12 14 (0.80%) IPv6
12 14 (0.80%) OSPF
12 14 (0.80%) BGP
12 14 (0.80%) SSH
13 13 (0.74%) EIGRP
13 13 (0.74%) IPsec
14 12 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (15.21%) MySQL
2 171 (9.74%) NoSQL
3 149 (8.49%) MongoDB
4 96 (5.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 94 (5.35%) Relational Database
6 92 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
7 69 (3.93%) Big Data
8 65 (3.70%) Redis
9 50 (2.85%) SQL Server
10 39 (2.22%) Hadoop
11 32 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
12 18 (1.03%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.57%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.40%) HBase
16 7 (0.40%) SimpleDB
17 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
18 5 (0.28%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 439 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 354 (20.16%) Git (software)
3 246 (14.01%) Selenium
4 242 (13.78%) Jenkins
5 144 (8.20%) Subversion
6 142 (8.09%) RSpec
7 126 (7.18%) WebDriver
8 121 (6.89%) JIRA
9 99 (5.64%) Hudson
10 92 (5.24%) WATIR
11 86 (4.90%) Capybara
12 72 (4.10%) Calabash
13 51 (2.90%) Maven
14 49 (2.79%) TeamCity
15 46 (2.62%) JBehave
16 45 (2.56%) JUnit
17 33 (1.88%) SpecFlow
18 29 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
19 28 (1.59%) FitNesse
20 27 (1.54%) Jasmine
General
1 163 (9.28%) Finance
2 53 (3.02%) Games
3 48 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.88%) Marketing
5 31 (1.77%) Retail
6 29 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 28 (1.59%) Publishing
8 22 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.25%) Banking
9 16 (0.91%) Electronics
9 16 (0.91%) Advertising
10 10 (0.57%) Law
11 3 (0.17%) Local Government
11 3 (0.17%) Legal
12 2 (0.11%) Front Office
12 2 (0.11%) Back Office
12 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 768 (43.74%) Developer
2 217 (12.36%) Ruby Developer
3 201 (11.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 193 (10.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 134 (7.63%) Tester
6 96 (5.47%) Senior Developer
7 78 (4.44%) Architect
8 74 (4.21%) Software Engineer
9 70 (3.99%) Automation Tester
10 68 (3.87%) Analyst
11 65 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
12 61 (3.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 60 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
14 59 (3.36%) Java Developer
15 58 (3.30%) Test Engineer
16 52 (2.96%) Test Analyst
17 50 (2.85%) Programmer
18 46 (2.62%) Web Developer
19 42 (2.39%) Administrator
20 38 (2.16%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (28.64%) Ruby on Rails
2 420 (23.92%) HTML
3 363 (20.67%) CSS
4 307 (17.48%) Web Services
5 190 (10.82%) HTML5
6 174 (9.91%) JSON
7 171 (9.74%) XML
8 159 (9.05%) .NET
9 152 (8.66%) CSS3
10 140 (7.97%) jQuery
11 139 (7.92%) REST
12 130 (7.40%) LAMP
13 114 (6.49%) RESTful
14 99 (5.64%) Sinatra
15 84 (4.78%) Ajax
16 82 (4.67%) AngularJS
17 72 (4.10%) Sass
18 68 (3.87%) Backbone.js
19 64 (3.64%) Spring
20 56 (3.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 290 (16.51%) Open Source
2 102 (5.81%) Mobile App
3 64 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 44 (2.51%) Visualisation
5 41 (2.33%) Clustering
6 29 (1.65%) Digital Media
7 25 (1.42%) Wiki
8 21 (1.20%) Hedge funds
8 21 (1.20%) Online Games
9 19 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (0.97%) Video on Demand
10 17 (0.97%) IPTV
10 17 (0.97%) STB
11 12 (0.68%) DTV
11 12 (0.68%) Streaming Video
12 11 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.51%) Social Gaming
13 9 (0.51%) Derivative
13 9 (0.51%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 684 (38.95%) Linux
2 268 (15.26%) UNIX
3 139 (7.92%) Windows
4 106 (6.04%) CentOS
5 93 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 84 (4.78%) Ubuntu
7 79 (4.50%) Android
8 75 (4.27%) Apple iOS
9 64 (3.64%) Mac OS X
10 46 (2.62%) Debian
11 40 (2.28%) SELinux
12 24 (1.37%) Solaris
13 20 (1.14%) AIX
14 14 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.80%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.40%) Fedora
18 6 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (32.35%) TDD
2 546 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (25.40%) BDD
4 385 (21.92%) Scrum
5 355 (20.22%) DevOps
6 350 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
7 240 (13.67%) Test Automation
8 201 (11.45%) Configuration Management
9 197 (11.22%) OO
10 181 (10.31%) Software Engineering
11 128 (7.29%) Test Scripting
12 113 (6.44%) Kanban
13 111 (6.32%) E-Commerce
14 99 (5.64%) Web Development
15 89 (5.07%) User Stories
15 89 (5.07%) Responsive Web Design
16 79 (4.50%) MVC
17 77 (4.38%) Automated Testing
18 76 (4.33%) Pair Programming
18 76 (4.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 755 (43.00%) Java
2 598 (34.05%) Python
3 501 (28.53%) JavaScript
4 385 (21.92%) PHP
5 271 (15.43%) Perl
6 249 (14.18%) SQL
7 232 (13.21%) Bash Shell
8 226 (12.87%) C#
9 168 (9.57%) Scala
10 141 (8.03%) C++
11 77 (4.38%) Shell Script
12 61 (3.47%) C
13 51 (2.90%) Objective-C
14 49 (2.79%) Groovy
15 45 (2.56%) PowerShell
16 32 (1.82%) PHP5
17 30 (1.71%) Clojure
18 25 (1.42%) VB.NET
19 18 (1.03%) Golang
20 15 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (6.61%) Degree
2 73 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.94%) ISEB
5 18 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.97%) CISSP
7 14 (0.80%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.40%) CCNA
10 4 (0.23%) CEH
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.17%) PhD
12 2 (0.11%) CCNP
12 2 (0.11%) CISA
12 2 (0.11%) CCSE
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.11%) MCITP
13 1 (0.057%) MySQL Certification
13 1 (0.057%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (11.16%) QA
2 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.17%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.057%) EMIR
6 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 118 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 28 (1.59%) vCloud
4 26 (1.48%) Samba
4 26 (1.48%) XenServer
5 22 (1.25%) Varnish
6 19 (1.08%) Postfix
7 18 (1.03%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.91%) NFS
9 14 (0.80%) Snort
10 10 (0.57%) vSphere
11 9 (0.51%) qmail
12 8 (0.46%) Squid
13 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.34%) Active Directory
14 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.28%) Docker
16 4 (0.23%) KVM
17 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 3 (0.17%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 358 (20.39%) Puppet
2 246 (14.01%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (5.07%) Nagios
4 58 (3.30%) Salt
5 54 (3.08%) ZABBIX
6 40 (2.28%) Vagrant
7 36 (2.05%) Ansible
8 27 (1.54%) Cacti
9 19 (1.08%) Capistrano
10 15 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.68%) YUM
12 11 (0.63%) Opsview
13 9 (0.51%) collectd
14 8 (0.46%) Icinga
15 7 (0.40%) Oozie
16 6 (0.34%) Zenoss
16 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 6 (0.34%) CFEngine
16 6 (0.34%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.34%) logstash
Vendors
1 157 (8.94%) VMware
2 154 (8.77%) Red Hat
3 87 (4.95%) Oracle
4 63 (3.59%) Microsoft
5 50 (2.85%) Rackspace
6 37 (2.11%) IBM
7 34 (1.94%) New Relic
8 25 (1.42%) Remedy
9 21 (1.20%) JBoss
10 20 (1.14%) Cisco
10 20 (1.14%) Percona
11 19 (1.08%) Citrix
12 17 (0.97%) Akamai
13 16 (0.91%) Adobe
14 13 (0.74%) Zend
14 13 (0.74%) SAP
15 12 (0.68%) HP
15 12 (0.68%) Google
16 10 (0.57%) NetApp
16 10 (0.57%) Facebook
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montagu Black
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
set2recruit
Rate: £50000 - £140000 Per Annum 4- 20% bonus. pension. company ca
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £17 to £20 per hour plus bonus and enhanced holiday pay and great
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Rate: From £250 to £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago