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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 122 131 183
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +52
Contract jobs citing Ruby 873 767 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 1.54% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.55% 4.09% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 590 360
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
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 £55.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.83% +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
19184 18752 15931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.84% 37.72% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12654 12435 10004
Average daily rate £400 £375 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 449 591
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £18.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 5 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 5 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 -8 520 £450 +5.88% 164
South East +38 103 £393 -7.64% 33
Yorkshire +28 72 £363 +17.88% 11
South West +15 48 £444 +7.57% 22
North West +7 45 £425 +21.42% 15
East of England +30 30 £288 -17.85% 22
East Midlands +11 23 £475 +18.75% 7
North East +2 20 £395 +13.66% 6
West Midlands -10 16 £475 +55.10% 8
Midlands +2 1 £500 +42.85%
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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 1043 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 868 (45.54%) Python
3 821 (43.07%) Java
4 747 (39.19%) Linux
5 620 (32.53%) Puppet
6 583 (30.59%) DevOps
7 506 (26.55%) Git (software)
8 485 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
9 480 (25.18%) JavaScript
10 459 (24.08%) Opscode Chef
11 449 (23.56%) Ruby on Rails
12 443 (23.24%) TDD
13 418 (21.93%) Amazon AWS
14 398 (20.88%) HTML
15 396 (20.78%) Configuration Management
16 380 (19.94%) Jenkins
17 378 (19.83%) CSS
17 378 (19.83%) Scrum
18 333 (17.47%) Perl
19 331 (17.37%) Open Source
20 330 (17.31%) Bash Shell
21 320 (16.79%) Cucumber
22 314 (16.47%) Web Services
23 306 (16.05%) PHP
24 298 (15.63%) BDD
25 297 (15.58%) MySQL
26 295 (15.48%) UNIX
27 286 (15.01%) MongoDB
28 261 (13.69%) SQL
29 227 (11.91%) .NET

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 175 (9.18%) Apache
2 171 (8.97%) Node.js
3 117 (6.14%) OpenStack
4 99 (5.19%) nginx
5 93 (4.88%) Tomcat
6 52 (2.73%) JBoss
7 46 (2.41%) Confluence
8 43 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
8 43 (2.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 35 (1.84%) IIS
10 30 (1.57%) WebSphere
11 27 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 22 (1.15%) CMS
13 19 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 19 (1.00%) MQSeries
14 16 (0.84%) Drupal
15 13 (0.68%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.58%) MediaWiki
17 10 (0.52%) Mule ESB
18 9 (0.47%) Jetty
Applications
1 34 (1.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.68%) MS Office
3 9 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.10%) Mingle
5 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.052%) Magento
4 1 (0.052%) Summit
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.052%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 418 (21.93%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
3 85 (4.46%) Heroku
4 74 (3.88%) PaaS
5 63 (3.31%) GitHub
6 43 (2.26%) Amazon S3
7 39 (2.05%) SaaS
8 35 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 31 (1.63%) IaaS
10 19 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.84%) Engine Yard
12 15 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.58%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.21%) Google App Engine
17 3 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.61%) HTTP
2 105 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 90 (4.72%) Firewall
4 67 (3.52%) Internet
5 62 (3.25%) DNS
5 62 (3.25%) SSL
6 42 (2.20%) LDAP
7 35 (1.84%) VPN
8 28 (1.47%) Network Security
9 25 (1.31%) LAN
9 25 (1.31%) WAN
10 23 (1.21%) VLAN
11 17 (0.89%) DHCP
12 15 (0.79%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.73%) IPv6
14 12 (0.63%) IPsec
15 11 (0.58%) EIGRP
15 11 (0.58%) OSPF
15 11 (0.58%) 3G
15 11 (0.58%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (15.58%) MySQL
2 286 (15.01%) MongoDB
3 191 (10.02%) NoSQL
4 169 (8.87%) PostgreSQL
5 113 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 97 (5.09%) Redis
7 91 (4.77%) SQL Server
8 87 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 44 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 44 (2.31%) Hadoop
10 39 (2.05%) Big Data
11 22 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.00%) CouchDB
13 16 (0.84%) Couchbase
13 16 (0.84%) Riak
14 14 (0.73%) Hypertable
14 14 (0.73%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.58%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 506 (26.55%) Git (software)
2 380 (19.94%) Jenkins
3 320 (16.79%) Cucumber
4 227 (11.91%) Subversion
4 227 (11.91%) Selenium
5 147 (7.71%) RSpec
6 131 (6.87%) JIRA
7 110 (5.77%) Maven
8 95 (4.98%) WebDriver
9 76 (3.99%) Hudson
10 75 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 72 (3.78%) TeamCity
12 68 (3.57%) JUnit
13 52 (2.73%) WATIR
14 49 (2.57%) Capybara
14 49 (2.57%) Calabash
15 45 (2.36%) QuickTest Pro
16 43 (2.26%) Ant
17 40 (2.10%) SpecFlow
18 36 (1.89%) ClearCase
General
1 131 (6.87%) Finance
2 41 (2.15%) Games
3 36 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.78%) Marketing
4 34 (1.78%) Banking
5 33 (1.73%) Publishing
6 18 (0.94%) Law
7 16 (0.84%) Retail
8 13 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.52%) Electronics
10 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.47%) Advertising
11 8 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.26%) Front Office
14 3 (0.16%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.16%) Back Office
15 2 (0.10%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.10%) Hindi Language
15 2 (0.10%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 727 (38.14%) Developer
2 361 (18.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 159 (8.34%) Ruby Developer
4 144 (7.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 142 (7.45%) Architect
6 117 (6.14%) Senior Developer
7 110 (5.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 100 (5.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 79 (4.14%) Java Developer
10 76 (3.99%) Analyst
11 64 (3.36%) AWS Developer
12 58 (3.04%) Tester
13 55 (2.89%) Software Engineer
14 54 (2.83%) Technical Architect
15 51 (2.68%) Test Analyst
16 50 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
17 44 (2.31%) Consultant
18 41 (2.15%) Administrator
19 37 (1.94%) Automation Tester
20 33 (1.73%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (23.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 398 (20.88%) HTML
3 378 (19.83%) CSS
4 314 (16.47%) Web Services
5 227 (11.91%) .NET
6 192 (10.07%) HTML5
7 166 (8.71%) JSON
7 166 (8.71%) AngularJS
8 147 (7.71%) REST
9 134 (7.03%) XML
10 128 (6.72%) jQuery
11 124 (6.51%) RESTful
12 120 (6.30%) CSS3
13 86 (4.51%) Sinatra
14 81 (4.25%) Django
15 70 (3.67%) Sass
16 69 (3.62%) Spring
17 67 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
18 64 (3.36%) LAMP
19 55 (2.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 331 (17.37%) Open Source
2 59 (3.10%) User Experience
2 59 (3.10%) Computer Science
3 57 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 48 (2.52%) Clustering
6 39 (2.05%) Visualisation
7 29 (1.52%) Statistics
8 25 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (1.15%) Device Driver
10 20 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.00%) Digital Media
12 17 (0.89%) Wiki
13 16 (0.84%) Private Cloud
14 15 (0.79%) Online Games
15 12 (0.63%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.58%) DTV
17 10 (0.52%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 747 (39.19%) Linux
2 295 (15.48%) UNIX
3 205 (10.76%) Windows
4 137 (7.19%) CentOS
5 136 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 118 (6.19%) Ubuntu
7 63 (3.31%) Mac OS X
8 60 (3.15%) Android
9 58 (3.04%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.31%) SUSE
12 21 (1.10%) Debian
13 20 (1.05%) Solaris
14 12 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 12 (0.63%) AIX
15 11 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.26%) Fedora
19 4 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1043 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (30.59%) DevOps
3 485 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
4 443 (23.24%) TDD
5 396 (20.78%) Configuration Management
6 378 (19.83%) Scrum
7 298 (15.63%) BDD
8 174 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 154 (8.08%) Test Automation
10 153 (8.03%) Software Engineering
11 145 (7.61%) OO
12 138 (7.24%) Kanban
13 125 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 123 (6.45%) Web Development
15 119 (6.24%) E-Commerce
16 111 (5.82%) MVC
17 100 (5.25%) SOA
18 82 (4.30%) Load Balancing
19 80 (4.20%) Pair Programming
20 76 (3.99%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 868 (45.54%) Python
2 821 (43.07%) Java
3 480 (25.18%) JavaScript
4 333 (17.47%) Perl
5 330 (17.31%) Bash Shell
6 306 (16.05%) PHP
7 261 (13.69%) SQL
8 190 (9.97%) C#
9 165 (8.66%) Scala
10 132 (6.93%) Shell Script
11 100 (5.25%) C++
12 84 (4.41%) PowerShell
13 63 (3.31%) Go
14 55 (2.89%) Groovy
14 55 (2.89%) C
15 33 (1.73%) Clojure
16 20 (1.05%) Korn
17 17 (0.89%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.84%) R
19 14 (0.73%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 140 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 82 (4.30%) Degree
3 58 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 51 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.15%) ISEB
6 14 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.68%) CCNA
8 9 (0.47%) OCPJP
8 9 (0.47%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.26%) RHCE
11 4 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.10%) HND
12 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.052%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.052%) HP MASE
13 1 (0.052%) LPIC
13 1 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.052%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (11.23%) QA
2 8 (0.42%) SLA
3 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) BS25999
5 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.10%) MiFID
6 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 124 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (4.25%) Docker
3 45 (2.36%) vCloud
4 41 (2.15%) vSphere
5 32 (1.68%) Varnish
6 24 (1.26%) Active Directory
7 20 (1.05%) XenServer
8 18 (0.94%) Postfix
9 17 (0.89%) Samba
10 15 (0.79%) VirtualBox
10 15 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 14 (0.73%) Xen
12 13 (0.68%) iptables
13 12 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
14 11 (0.58%) NFS
15 7 (0.37%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.31%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.31%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 620 (32.53%) Puppet
2 459 (24.08%) Opscode Chef
3 191 (10.02%) Ansible
4 122 (6.40%) Salt
5 103 (5.40%) Nagios
6 80 (4.20%) Vagrant
7 57 (2.99%) ZABBIX
8 51 (2.68%) Cobbler
9 40 (2.10%) Graphite
10 26 (1.36%) collectd
11 25 (1.31%) Kibana
12 23 (1.21%) Opsview
12 23 (1.21%) HAProxy
13 21 (1.10%) logstash
14 20 (1.05%) Graylog
15 19 (1.00%) Tivoli
16 16 (0.84%) Capistrano
17 15 (0.79%) CFEngine
17 15 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 14 (0.73%) SELinux
Vendors
1 202 (10.60%) VMware
2 155 (8.13%) Red Hat
3 147 (7.71%) Oracle
4 118 (6.19%) Microsoft
5 69 (3.62%) New Relic
6 55 (2.89%) Rackspace
7 43 (2.26%) Akamai
8 35 (1.84%) Google
9 30 (1.57%) Splunk
9 30 (1.57%) SaltStack
10 23 (1.21%) Perforce
11 21 (1.10%) Citrix
12 20 (1.05%) HP
12 20 (1.05%) Adobe
13 19 (1.00%) Talend
13 19 (1.00%) EMC
14 16 (0.84%) AppDynamics
15 15 (0.79%) IBM
15 15 (0.79%) SAP
16 14 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
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