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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 107 133 188
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +55
Contract jobs citing Ruby 904 758 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 1.60% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.95% 4.31% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 584 323
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £26.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.66%
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
18277 17568 15502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.59% 37.15% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12002 11411 9789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 426 573
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 March 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 March 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 -5 560 £450 +5.88% 215
South East +27 89 £388 +22.04% 61
South West +35 78 £450 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire +26 73 £363 +20.83% 25
North West -1 42 £425 +30.76% 17
East of England +14 25 £388 +6.89% 11
West Midlands -2 16 £475 +65.21% 12
East Midlands +5 13 £475 +18.75% 4
North East +9 11 £370 +5.71% 5
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1166 (56.44%) Agile Software Development
2 974 (47.14%) Python
3 943 (45.64%) Java
4 807 (39.06%) Linux
5 660 (31.95%) Puppet
6 643 (31.12%) DevOps
7 550 (26.62%) Git (software)
8 539 (26.09%) JavaScript
9 504 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
10 496 (24.01%) Opscode Chef
11 474 (22.94%) TDD
12 461 (22.31%) HTML
13 451 (21.83%) Ruby on Rails
14 449 (21.73%) Scrum
15 418 (20.23%) CSS
16 410 (19.85%) Configuration Management
17 396 (19.17%) Jenkins
18 394 (19.07%) Bash Shell
19 385 (18.64%) Perl
20 359 (17.38%) Cucumber
21 349 (16.89%) PHP
22 347 (16.80%) Open Source
23 335 (16.21%) Web Services
24 329 (15.92%) BDD
25 328 (15.88%) UNIX
26 308 (14.91%) MySQL
27 299 (14.47%) SQL
28 295 (14.28%) MongoDB
29 250 (12.10%) Subversion
30 238 (11.52%) Amazon AWS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 210 (10.16%) Node.js
2 197 (9.54%) Apache
3 124 (6.00%) OpenStack
4 108 (5.23%) nginx
5 105 (5.08%) Tomcat
6 60 (2.90%) Confluence
7 42 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
8 40 (1.94%) JBoss
9 38 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (1.69%) IIS
11 32 (1.55%) WebSphere
12 28 (1.36%) CMS
13 27 (1.31%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.92%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.73%) MQSeries
16 14 (0.68%) Drupal
17 13 (0.63%) MediaWiki
18 9 (0.44%) Apache Pig
18 9 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 54 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.58%) MS Office
3 9 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.097%) Mingle
5 1 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.048%) Magento
5 1 (0.048%) Summit
5 1 (0.048%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 238 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (5.76%) Amazon EC2
3 103 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (3.63%) PaaS
4 75 (3.63%) Heroku
5 65 (3.15%) GitHub
6 48 (2.32%) Amazon S3
7 34 (1.65%) SaaS
8 30 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.16%) IaaS
10 18 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (0.77%) Engine Yard
12 14 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
12 14 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.24%) Route 53
15 3 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.15%) Force.com
15 3 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 120 (5.81%) HTTP
2 105 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 90 (4.36%) Firewall
4 81 (3.92%) Internet
5 72 (3.48%) DNS
6 70 (3.39%) SSL
7 49 (2.37%) LDAP
8 30 (1.45%) VPN
9 28 (1.36%) LAN
9 28 (1.36%) WAN
10 27 (1.31%) Network Security
11 22 (1.06%) VLAN
12 16 (0.77%) DHCP
12 16 (0.77%) IPv6
13 15 (0.73%) Wireshark
14 13 (0.63%) OSPF
14 13 (0.63%) BGP
14 13 (0.63%) EIGRP
14 13 (0.63%) IPsec
15 12 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (14.91%) MySQL
2 295 (14.28%) MongoDB
3 187 (9.05%) NoSQL
4 159 (7.70%) PostgreSQL
5 123 (5.95%) Relational Database
6 90 (4.36%) SQL Server
7 88 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 85 (4.11%) Redis
9 47 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 46 (2.23%) Big Data
11 38 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.31%) Riak
13 24 (1.16%) CouchDB
14 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (0.87%) Hypertable
16 16 (0.77%) Couchbase
17 15 (0.73%) Apache Hive
18 13 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
19 12 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
20 11 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 550 (26.62%) Git (software)
2 396 (19.17%) Jenkins
3 359 (17.38%) Cucumber
4 250 (12.10%) Subversion
5 229 (11.08%) Selenium
6 141 (6.82%) JIRA
7 133 (6.44%) RSpec
8 121 (5.86%) Maven
9 91 (4.40%) WebDriver
10 85 (4.11%) Hudson
11 69 (3.34%) TeamCity
12 66 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 66 (3.19%) JUnit
13 64 (3.10%) Calabash
14 51 (2.47%) WATIR
15 50 (2.42%) QuickTest Pro
16 49 (2.37%) Capybara
17 42 (2.03%) SpecFlow
18 39 (1.89%) Ant
18 39 (1.89%) ClearCase
General
1 108 (5.23%) Finance
2 44 (2.13%) Games
3 41 (1.98%) Marketing
4 40 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 39 (1.89%) Banking
6 34 (1.65%) Publishing
7 22 (1.06%) Retail
8 19 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.82%) Advertising
10 16 (0.77%) Law
11 15 (0.73%) Electronics
11 15 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.58%) Front Office
13 8 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.097%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.097%) Hindi Language
15 2 (0.097%) iGaming
16 1 (0.048%) French Language
Job Titles
1 819 (39.64%) Developer
2 379 (18.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 152 (7.36%) Ruby Developer
4 149 (7.21%) Senior Developer
5 144 (6.97%) Architect
6 140 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 106 (5.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 104 (5.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 103 (4.99%) Java Developer
10 88 (4.26%) Analyst
11 76 (3.68%) Tester
12 66 (3.19%) AWS Developer
13 61 (2.95%) Test Analyst
14 58 (2.81%) Software Engineer
15 57 (2.76%) Linux Engineer
16 52 (2.52%) Consultant
17 48 (2.32%) Technical Architect
17 48 (2.32%) Automation Tester
18 39 (1.89%) Web Developer
19 37 (1.79%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (22.31%) HTML
2 451 (21.83%) Ruby on Rails
3 418 (20.23%) CSS
4 335 (16.21%) Web Services
5 217 (10.50%) .NET
6 216 (10.45%) HTML5
7 178 (8.62%) JSON
8 169 (8.18%) AngularJS
9 162 (7.84%) REST
10 154 (7.45%) jQuery
11 145 (7.02%) RESTful
12 144 (6.97%) XML
13 140 (6.78%) CSS3
14 108 (5.23%) Django
15 93 (4.50%) Sinatra
16 81 (3.92%) Sass
17 77 (3.73%) Spring
18 72 (3.48%) Ajax
19 62 (3.00%) LAMP
20 55 (2.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 347 (16.80%) Open Source
2 70 (3.39%) User Experience
3 69 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 67 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 52 (2.52%) Clustering
7 44 (2.13%) Visualisation
8 28 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 28 (1.36%) Statistics
9 22 (1.06%) Device Driver
10 21 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 19 (0.92%) Wiki
12 17 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.77%) DTV
14 14 (0.68%) Online Games
15 13 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.63%) W3C
16 12 (0.58%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.53%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 807 (39.06%) Linux
2 328 (15.88%) UNIX
3 207 (10.02%) Windows
4 168 (8.13%) CentOS
5 147 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 134 (6.49%) Ubuntu
7 72 (3.48%) Mac OS X
8 71 (3.44%) Android
9 66 (3.19%) Apple iOS
10 31 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (1.26%) Debian
12 22 (1.06%) SUSE
13 16 (0.77%) Solaris
14 12 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.44%) AIX
18 7 (0.34%) Fedora
19 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1166 (56.44%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (31.12%) DevOps
3 504 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
4 474 (22.94%) TDD
5 449 (21.73%) Scrum
6 410 (19.85%) Configuration Management
7 329 (15.92%) BDD
8 191 (9.24%) Test Automation
9 173 (8.37%) Software Engineering
10 168 (8.13%) OO
11 162 (7.84%) Kanban
12 141 (6.82%) E-Commerce
13 138 (6.68%) Mentoring
14 132 (6.39%) Web Development
15 112 (5.42%) MVC
16 102 (4.94%) Responsive Web Design
17 100 (4.84%) Automated Testing
18 98 (4.74%) SOA
19 87 (4.21%) Load Balancing
20 84 (4.07%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 974 (47.14%) Python
2 943 (45.64%) Java
3 539 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 394 (19.07%) Bash Shell
5 385 (18.64%) Perl
6 349 (16.89%) PHP
7 299 (14.47%) SQL
8 204 (9.87%) C#
9 177 (8.57%) Scala
10 140 (6.78%) Shell Script
11 118 (5.71%) C++
12 93 (4.50%) PowerShell
13 63 (3.05%) C
14 55 (2.66%) Clojure
15 48 (2.32%) Groovy
15 48 (2.32%) Golang
16 22 (1.06%) Korn
17 21 (1.02%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.82%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 163 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 92 (4.45%) Degree
3 74 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.50%) ISEB
6 21 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.77%) CCNA
8 10 (0.48%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.48%) OCPJP
9 7 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.19%) RHCE
11 2 (0.097%) HND
11 2 (0.097%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.048%) CISSP
12 1 (0.048%) PMP
12 1 (0.048%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.048%) GIAC
12 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (10.79%) QA
2 9 (0.44%) SLA
3 5 (0.24%) WAI
4 2 (0.097%) MiFID
4 2 (0.097%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.097%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 136 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (3.24%) Docker
3 43 (2.08%) vCloud
4 39 (1.89%) vSphere
5 34 (1.65%) Varnish
6 25 (1.21%) XenServer
7 24 (1.16%) Active Directory
8 22 (1.06%) Samba
9 20 (0.97%) Postfix
10 18 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 15 (0.73%) iptables
12 13 (0.63%) Xen
13 12 (0.58%) Hyper-V
13 12 (0.58%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.53%) NFS
15 10 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.48%) VMware ESX
16 9 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.29%) GlusterFS
17 6 (0.29%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 660 (31.95%) Puppet
2 496 (24.01%) Opscode Chef
3 197 (9.54%) Ansible
4 129 (6.24%) Salt
5 120 (5.81%) Nagios
6 83 (4.02%) Vagrant
7 57 (2.76%) Cobbler
8 53 (2.57%) ZABBIX
8 53 (2.57%) Graphite
9 31 (1.50%) collectd
10 25 (1.21%) Opsview
11 23 (1.11%) Tivoli
12 19 (0.92%) CFEngine
13 17 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 17 (0.82%) SELinux
13 17 (0.82%) Kibana
13 17 (0.82%) Graylog
14 15 (0.73%) HAProxy
14 15 (0.73%) Capistrano
15 13 (0.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 218 (10.55%) VMware
2 153 (7.41%) Oracle
3 148 (7.16%) Red Hat
4 132 (6.39%) Microsoft
5 70 (3.39%) New Relic
6 54 (2.61%) Rackspace
7 45 (2.18%) Akamai
8 37 (1.79%) SaltStack
9 33 (1.60%) Google
10 27 (1.31%) Splunk
11 26 (1.26%) Citrix
12 21 (1.02%) Perforce
13 20 (0.97%) SAP
14 18 (0.87%) Percona
14 18 (0.87%) F5
15 17 (0.82%) Adobe
15 17 (0.82%) IBM
15 17 (0.82%) EMC
15 17 (0.82%) Zend
16 15 (0.73%) Talend
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intelletect
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ALS IT Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Rate: £40,000 per annum pro rata or c. £300 day rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago